Chinese Immigration in America

by himekyoro | created - 28 Oct 2017 | updated - 28 Oct 2017 | Public

Chinese Immigration in the First World

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1. Bitter Flowers (2017)

95 min | Drama

Thirtysomething Chinese-born Lina borrows money to move to Paris to save up money to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, leaving behind her husband and son in Dong Bei province. But once in ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Meys | Stars: Lizhe Fan, Le Geng, Chloe Maayan, Sâm Mirhosseini

Votes: 98

2. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.08M

3. Pushing Hands (1991)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang, Deb Snyder

Votes: 3,368 | Gross: $0.15M

4. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 13,064 | Gross: $6.93M

5. Siao Yu (1995)

104 min | Drama

Siao Yu needs a Green Card. Mario Moretti needs his debts paid. Getting married could solve their problems, or multiply them.

Director: Sylvia Chang | Stars: Rene Liu, Marj Dusay, Tsung-Hua To, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 332

6. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,304 | Gross: $32.86M

7. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 9,313 | Gross: $1.19M

8. Love and Bruises (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

In Paris, the Chinese university student Hua is dumped by her lover. Hua wanders on the streets and the French worker Mathieu accidentally hits her face with the pipes that he is carrying ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Corinne Yam, Tahar Rahim, Jalil Lespert, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 454

9. The Treatment (2001)

100 min | Drama

The painless bruise marks on a child from the traditional Chinese guasha/scraping treatment was mistaken by child protection services as evidence of abuse and neglect, stirring clashes and ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaolong Zheng | Stars: Hollis Huston, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Tamara Tungate, Wenli Jiang

Votes: 279

10. Eight Taels of Gold (1989)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Chinese ex-pat returns to his home town in China after a long absence in New York.

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Sylvia Chang, Lawrence Ah Mon, Man-Kuen Chan

Votes: 136

11. An Autumn's Tale (1987)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan, Gigi Suk Yee Wong

Votes: 1,374

12. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 3,154 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Woman in Fragments (2014)

22 min | Short, Drama, Family

A Chinese-American dancer's discovery of her traditional mother's hidden illness leads to an exploration of her own vulnerability, inner strength and love for her mother.

Director: Quan Zhou | Stars: Akemi Look, Elizabeth Sung, Maya Massar, Jeff Marlow

Votes: 6

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