Shanghai has featured in many local and global blockbusters. We have listed some of the best.
You can catch some of these films at local cinemas in Shanghai on their release.
Michael Winterbottom (2003)
A dark, Orwellian sci-fi thriller with Shanghai as the backdrop.
Hou Yong (2004)
A story about three generations of Shanghai women.
Zhang Yimou (1995)
A gangster film set in 1930s Shanghai. This is Shanghai’s version of The Godfather.
Lou Ye (2000)
A very surreal tale of lust and lost love set in poor, industrial Shanghai.
Mission: Impossible III
JJ Abrams (2006)
Tom Cruise swings and leaps from the city’s skyscrapers, landing in the canal town of Xitang.
Daniel Hsia (2012)
Romantic comedy set in modern Shanghai highlighting the ups and downs of expat life.
Spike Jonze (2014)
Joaquin Phoenix stars in a future dystopia of LA, set in the Lujiazui District of Shanghai.