Movies & TV shows
Heaven and Hell
The movie tells the story of a restaurant owner who was chased after the murderer of his son for seven years. He met a young man with a complicated background on the way. The relationship between the ...
With a week before final exams and summer vacation, a substitute teacher needs to prove himself.
The Taste of Rice Flower
Ye Nan, a mother belonging to the Dai minority, comes back to her village after living in the city. She wants to take care of the 13-year-old daughter she'd left behind, but the road to rebuilding the...
The story of Cheng-chung Wang, a Taiwanese teacher who has won multiple educational awards, is the subject of Turn Around. He graduated from the National Kaohsiung Normal University and was assigned t...
The Gangster's Daughter
Chen Mei-juin is a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker. Showing a great eye for both the rural and urban lifestyle, her film follows the life of a teenager who lost her mother only to be brought back to h...
Love in Vain
A-Yan and Xiao-Yu look like twins. A-Yan is a country boy who wants a better future in the big city. The girl he falls for cheated him out of the insurance money he got from his grandmother's illness....
White Lies, Black Lies
The heads are lined up next to each other, with different colors and hair styles, yet all the faces are cold and nonchalant. Rainbow Salon is a supplier of hair models and wigs. The shop owner's wife ...
We Are Family
30 years after the Taiwanese New Wave first emerged, the veterans such as Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang remain active in their careers. Ten of Edward Yang's former assistants have become directo...
Murmur of the Hearts
Not Louis Malle's classic but the latest from Sylvia Chang who, after years of absence from the helm, digs deep into her Taiwanese roots to tell a story about growing up and letting go. After leaving ...
Great Wall, My Love
A Taiwanese woman goes on a search journey with her Chinese guide to find her father's first love in China. 60 years ago, Chun's father promised that he'd come back to marry her. He was never able to ...
While going back to Kinmen island during the summer, Ah Kwan learns from the internet about a pretty girl who won the National Piano Competition. He meets her one day. This is the best summer holiday ...
Finding Shangri La
Ji Ling lives with her husband in Taibei, Taiwan. After a crash that killed their young child, Ji Ling is overcome with grief. Not able to forgive the couple who were driving the other car and even mo...
Once upon the time on a small island named Taiwan, a neighborhood magistrate receives a secret message from space. 'The apocalypse is near...' the magistrate warns his people, however nobody seems to ...
A woman who believes she chose an unconventional path in her life is startled to find her children are stepping father beyond society's boundaries in this drama from Taiwanese filmmaker Chiang Hsiu-ch...
In the not-too distant future, 17 year-old Tye and his family move to the burgeoning metropolis of Real City, where, bored with classes, he spends his time daydreaming until one day he finds a magic s...
Do Over follows five characters over twenty four hours on the last day of the year. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themse...
The story is about a Japanese-Taiwanese girl who gets transported back to ancient times and goes on an adventure with a Taoist priest and a thief. The group stumbles upon a conspiracy involving a powe...
A young college student with a lifelong hearing problem is portrayed by a first-time actor. He decided to bike around the island of Taiwan by himself months before his college graduation because he la...
The Strait Story
The year is 1943 and Taiwan is under Japanese colonization. After finishing his studies in Japan, famous Taiwanese sculptor and painter Ching-Cheng Huang receives an offer to teach in Beiping Art Scho...
Taiwan Black Movies
There were over 100 social realist pictures produced in Taiwan between 1979 and 1983. Hong Kong's IFD films helped many of these find their way around the world.
Dragon Eye Congee: A Dream of Love
Dragon Eye Congee tells the story of a second-generation Taiwanese American, Shaun Tam, who, since childhood, has repeatedly dreamt about the same woman in the same scenes, complete with a haunting me...
Stone Dream records the daily life of Liu and his family and, by means of interviews with the protagonist and his neighbours, describes the complex ethnic relationships in Taiwan, where many Chinese l...
Our Time, Our Story
Our Time, Our Story tells the story of the Taiwanese "new wave," from its rise in the early 1980s, as the island was democratizing after decades under martial law, through growing international recogn...
Voice of Waves
Man-Li always lives in the normal track as everybody considers. After graduating from school to society, she keeps each job with caution and fear. Unless she finds a new job, she won’t quit the curren...
Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu
Drawing on the first-person accounts of former postal worker and political prisoner Hsu Chin-Yu and her peers, this documentary confronts the grim fate of some who dared to oppose the authoritarian re...
Let's Love Hong Kong
Fantasies, dreams, tears, and fears of four women chasing and watching each other in post-colonial Hong Kong. They chase, seduce, resist, and fantasize about each other. A Hong Kong that is as fake as...
The film has four main-storylines. A shoe store girl who likes Tony Leung, a couple who is suffering from cockroaches and is looking for a new apartment, a salesperson who is worried about his ex-wife...
A Chance to Die
Burned by the desire to avenge her dead boyfriend, a Japanese woman learns to shoot a gun, and goes after the local Mafia in Taiwan. Mizuno Miki excels in her role as the grieving and estranged, then ...
An army of 600,000 people were brought to Taiwan by the KMT government in 1949. One of them was the director's father. They thought they would return to the mainland before long. A hairpin belonging t...
Everyone in the family is curious.
The Cabbie (Mandarin: Yun zhuan shou zhi lian, 運轉手之戀) is a 2000 Taiwanese film directed by Zhang Huakun and Chen Yiwen. It was Taiwan's submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for ...
Fleeing by Night
The film is about a relationship between three people. Ing'er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of her fiancée and a fine cellist from America. Lin Chung's voice seems to articulat...
Darkness and Light
A 17-year-old university student returns home during her summer holidays to the port city of Keelung of on the outskirts of Taipei. She falls in love with a young man, but his association with a local...
The Love of Three Oranges
Taipei, 1990s. Pizza boy JJ bumps one day into his ex-girlfriend Pony who is now pursuing a lesbian relationship with Mimi. On his first visit to the girl JJ gives in to Pony's seduction and makes lov...
Love Go Go
The off-beat comedy centers on a trio of Taiwanese outcasts who go looking for love. The beautiful girl who comes in daily to buy a lemon pie is secretly in love with the baker who works in his aunt's...
With a singular voice that distinguishes him from his New Taiwan Cinema contemporaries, Lin Cheng-sheng adds to his brief, but already remarkable, filmography with Sweet Degeneration, his third film i...
Jail in Burning Island
A young police officer makes a mess of a police operation, shoots a man in self-defense, and ends up in prison. He learns that the world is not black and white and that it has many shades of gray.
Wolves Cry Under the Moon
Episodic drama from Taiwan. Was nominated for nine awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival.
Such a life
It is a sad film. It is set in the sixties in a village on the west coast of Taiwan, where many are succumbing to black foot, a disease caused by drinking contaminated well water. The only other optio...
A search for a famed businessman who has gone AWOL owing $100 million to Taipei's underworld is a comedy mystery.
Feeling of Love
A woman tells a business man not to follow her but he does anyway. The woman is his boss and step- sister.
King of Comic
A private detective finds a baby in an alley and a crimelord demands that his son produce an heir.
Buddha Bless America
When a military contingent of "mythic" Americans arrive for war games in a little farming village in South Taiwan in the late 1960s, a veritable flood of hilarious cultural and linguistic misunderstan...
Taiwanese crime film.
A Taiwanese military comedy film.
Chi Kit worked in a stock company. One day, the stock market crashed and Chi Kit ran into bankruptcy. He called his girlfriend Siu Suen and told her everything. Siu Suen loved Chi Kit so much that she...
Two agile Hong Kong martial arts kids join up with a pair of bungling Chinese-immigrant beach bums on the sunny shores of Hawaii, where they divide their time between sophomoric kung-fu kid hijinks an...
A couple of friends join the Taiwanese army. Life in the army isn't all that they thought it would be.
Young Policemen in Love
A high school loser wants to win the heart of the principal's daughter, but his chances are slim if her boyfriend is around. There was a chance meeting with Garlic and Gimmick, cops who cause headache...
Lin-Lang was released from prison after serving ten years for terrorist activity. She turned to bomb making after her mentor and lover, An Rong, who was also her university professor, was arrested for...
The Peony Pavilion
A high school student and a pop singer are both imagining themselves as characters in aMING dynasty tale of seduction, "The Peony Pavilion."
A teacher is in charge of a group of people. He ran away to a temple because he couldn't endure the torments they put him through. He is studying martial arts at the temple. He whips his students into...
Having spent a harrowing time in prison, Miao Wei looks up both his former lovers and his childhood sweetheart. It's not long until they're married and off on a perfect path together, but Miao Wei tak...
Red Lotus Society
Ahda sells language tapes by day and attends cram school at night, but his real passion is to achieve the secret art of "vaulting" - defying gravity to leap impossible distances. Fired by the exploits...
After many years in hiding, Chu Chi Kit returns to HK and rejoins his friend and old flame May in a drug operation. Nowadays, Lui cares more about business than loyalty.
A Confucian Confusion
After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values.
Alexander Lo Rei is in a Taiwanese action/crime flick.
To Miss with Love
Sharla Cheung was a new teacher when she was caught up in the affairs of her students. Jimmy Lin is in love with his childhood friend. He is too shy to reveal his feelings to her when he learns that s...
Visa to Hell
Cop & robber story with a twist. A cop is trying to nail a bad guy (played by Dick Wei). This pisses the bad guy enough that he goes to the cop's house and kills both his wife and his daughter. Wh...
The Noblest Way to Die
The film uses Chinese actors to play the Japanese protagonist, uses Chinese perspectives to criticize Yamato’s militarism, and is filmed by a Taiwanese director born after the war. The story of the Ja...
A Brighter Summer Day
A boy growing up in 1960s Taiwan experiences first love, friendship, and injustice.
Bewitched Area of Thousand Years
A man is taken possession of by a snake god who transforms his arm into a snake. The man rapes and kills women. Twenty years later, the man bites his daughter. She tried to fight against the snake god...
The story of a biracial boy growing up in Taiwan is told in this film. The boy, Chen Buo, was born to a Chinese mother and an American soldier. He turns to crime when he grows up because he was harass...
A Taiwanese gang tries to get the inheritance of their big boss under any circumstances. This situation will lead to numerous killings and the subsequent revenge.
Business Trip to the Netherworld
A man goes to hell after driving his car off a bridge and returns to Earth as a vampire.
Adaptation of Huang Chunming's short story "The Two Signpainters".
Three Taiwanese friends go through political, romantic and cultural changes, from childhood to middle age.
The story depicts a dwarf who wanted to get married. Through the arrangement of his family, he was going to marry a girl, Peach. Peach rejected him in the beginning and gradually she was touched by hi...
Summer Holiday 1989
The same series as Chu Yen-ping's "Seven Foxes" and its sequel has a Taiwanese teen film.
Spirit vs. Zombie
Taiwan horror / comedy.
Yeh's directorial debut film pays tribute to the golden years of Taiwanese-dialect films in the 1960s.
Rouge of the North
In this drama, the harsh treatment of women in Chinese society is examined and subtly commented upon as it tells the tale of an impoverished woman living in Shanghai, circa 1910 who tries to support h...
The Wicked Lady
The Goddess of Nuwa was the one who repaired the wall of heaven. He wrote a poem about Nuwa. That made Nuwa angry. The dynasty of Yin Shang would end very soon, predicted Nuwa. Millennium Fox, Jade Pi...
Split of the Spirit
A dancer's body is taken over by a ghost in order to find those who killed her.
The young entrepreneur, Wong Shing-tak, has been married for ten year. He and his wife, Li Lin, lead a satisfying life together, until when some friends introduce Wong to a reporter called Yip Yuen. W...
Myth of a City
The last day of work is for the school bus driver. He took the school's cook, a young teacher, and a busload of children to the seashore. Facing an unhappy retirement, he seeks one great moment of hap...
The Widow from Tokyo
Misfortune sets in for the protagonist of this story when her husband dies of poisoning. She leaves Tokyo to join her father-in-law in Hong-kong where her immoral and lecherous brother-in-law harasses...
An undercover agent known as Queen Bee is trained by Shaw Legend Chi Kuan Chun. When the Queen Bee takes on the villains, he has a brutal style of kung fu. The action was presented in authentic Hung G...