Top 10 Chinese movies in 2018

By Zhang Rui
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The total gross of films screened in China in 2018 hits the long-expected 60-billion-yuan (US$8.72 billion) mark on the last day of the year; simultaneously, a critically-acclaimed art-house feature "Long Day's Journey Into Night" opens to raise this particular movie genre to unprecedented heights. There were so many stories about the world's second-largest film market in 2018, and there was plenty of evidence that the audience here in China is paying more attention to a film's actual quality rather than the usual hyped elements such as its marketing, budgets or super casts of famous movie stars. Here's our top ten picks of the year -- these films considered to represent the best performances of Chinese filmmakers.

10. Hidden Man

Jiang Wen's "Hidden Man" is violent, tense, exotic, romantic and sexy. Based on the major characters and plotline of Zhang Beihai's novel, it relates a special agent's revenge amid romance and various conspiracies set in 1937 Beijing, when Japanese invaders sought to take over China. The film differs greatly from the original novel and is a unique wild and imaginative adaptation with Jiang's own perspective and characteristics. You can constantly feel Jiang's passion burning in this complicated and intertwined maze he pieced together while throwing out witty historical innuendos to fascinate analysts and historians.

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