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Movies where Mandarin is spoken

  • Crash

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he’s convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves’ bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map’s destination and survive to tell the tale?

  • Serenity

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

  • Batman Begins

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    When his parents were killed, millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia when he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long.

  • Training Day

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears as.

  • The Eye

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner.

  • Mission: Impossible 2

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    IMF Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancee in response.

  • Premium Rush

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered.

  • Pacific Rim

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

  • Pieces of April

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April’s family for thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for himself, April realizes that her stove is broken. She tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving, the relationship between the Burns and their black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations between her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.

  • Contagion

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies a few days later. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Center for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.

  • The Devil's Advocate

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on a book by Andrew Neiderman, the film centers on a young lawyer who joins a New York firm only to discover that his boss has an increasingly bizarre personality.

  • The Painted Veil

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

  • Tropic Thunder

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

  • Paris, je t'aime

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

  • The Transporter

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods — human or otherwise — from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names — Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful…

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

  • House of Flying Daggers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

  • Jumper

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

  • Ocean's 12

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11.

  • Gomorra

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An inside look at Italy’s modern-day crime families.

  • War

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as “Rogue” who murdered his partner.

  • Fifty First Dates

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

  • Skyscraper

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.

  • The Great Wall

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

  • Now You See Me 2

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

  • From Paris with Love

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

  • 2046

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back - except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change.

  • Balls of Fury

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father’s killer — arch-fiend Feng (Walken).

  • Syriana

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

  • Warrior King

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

  • The Meg

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

  • A Sound of Thunder

    4

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    2055, Charles Hatton has made a fortune by founding ‘Time safari’, which offers rich ‘big game hunters’ short time travels to kill off dinosaurs just before their natural death. When Travis notices the weather and wildlife are not behaving as usual, he consults Dr. Rand, the contractually invisible inventor of the supercomputer which controls the time travel. They soon face ‘time waves’, each worsening the effects in 2055 of evolutionary distortions, lower lifeforms first. They attempt to identify and rectify the past alteration, but each attempt gets harder in their distorted present.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.