Best Gong Li movies

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Best Gong Li movies
We present our ranking of the best Gong Li movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Gong Li.

TOP 18:
Eros
Eros
Gong Li as: Miss Hua
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luisa Ranieri movies?

TOP 17:
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Gong Li as: Isabella
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2006
A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals with an assault on those he loves.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Naomie Harris movies?


TOP 16:
The Monkey King 2
The Monkey King 2
Original Title: 西游记之孙悟空三打白骨精
Gong Li as: Lady White
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2016
Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to defeat her, the Monkey King must fight in order to save his world!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aaron Kwok movies?

TOP 15:

Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising
Gong Li as: Lady Murasaki
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2007
The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his sojourn in France, where as a med student he hones his appetite for the kill.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gaspard Ulliel movies?

TOP 14:

Shanghai

Shanghai
Gong Li as: Anna Lan-Ting
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Release: 2010
An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aidan Gillen movies?


TOP 13:

Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower
Original Title: 滿城盡帶黃金甲
Gong Li as: Empress Phoenix
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 2006
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as his wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jay Chou movies?

TOP 12:

Shanghai Triad

Shanghai Triad
Original Title: 摇啊摇,摇到外婆桥
Gong Li as: Bijou (Xiao Jinbao)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1995
Shanghai, China, 1930. When young Shuisheng arrives from the countryside, his uncle Liushu puts him at the service of Bijou, the mistress of Laoda, supreme boss of the Tang Triad, constantly threatened by his enemies, both those he knows and those lurking in the shadows.

TOP 11:

Red Sorghum

Red Sorghum
Original Title: 红高粱
Gong Li as: My Grandma
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1987
An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.


TOP 10:

2046

2046
Gong Li as: Su Li-Zhen
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 2004
Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Takuya Kimura movies?

TOP 9:

The Emperor and the Assassin

The Emperor and the Assassin
Original Title: 荊軻刺秦王
Gong Li as: Lady Zhao
Genre: History
Release: 1998
In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.

TOP 8:

The Story of Qiu Ju

The Story of Qiu Ju
Original Title: 秋菊打官司
Gong Li as: Qiu Ju
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1992
The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. The film tells the story of a peasant woman, Qiu Ju, who lives in a rural area of China. When her husband is kicked in the groin by the village head, Qiu Ju, despite her pregnancy, travels to a nearby town, and later a big city to deal with its bureaucrats and find justice.


TOP 7:

Ju Dou

Ju Dou
Original Title: 菊豆
Gong Li as: Ju Dou
Genre: Drama
Release: 1990
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.

TOP 6:

Coming Home

Coming Home
Original Title: 归来
Gong Li as: Feng Wanyu
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 2014
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jon Voight movies?

TOP 5:

Flirting Scholar

Flirting Scholar
Original Title: 唐伯虎点秋香
Gong Li as: Chou Heung
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1993
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Chow movies?

TOP 4:

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
Gong Li as: Hatsumomo
Genre: History, Romance
Release: 2005
A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.


TOP 3:

Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern
Original Title: 大红灯笼高高挂
Gong Li as: Song Lian
Genre: Drama
Release: 1991
China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...

TOP 2:

To Live

To Live
Original Title: 活着
Gong Li as: Jiazhen
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 1994
Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.

TOP 1:

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine
Original Title: 霸王别姬
Gong Li as: Guk Sin (Juxian)
Genre: Drama
Release: 1993
Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled "Farewell My Concubine" that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.


If you like the best Gong Li movies, then you will also like the best Tony Leung Chiu-Wai movies, where many of their films coincide.