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Ranking All Of Director Edward Yang’s Movies

Edward Yang Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Edward Yang’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Yang’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Edward Yang and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Edward Yang



9 ) Likely Consequence (1992)

 Likely Consequence (1992) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Filmed performance of Yang’s one-act two-character play which shifts back and forth from comedy to much darker tones as a married couple try to figure out what to do with the body of a man the wife has killed in their kitchen.

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8 ) In Our Time (1982)

 In Our Time (1982) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Made one year before the better-known omnibus film The Sandwich Man, In Our Time is the work that first announced the coming of the New Taiwan Cinema. Consisting of four segments, each set in different decades from the 1950s through the 1980s, and dealing with protagonists at different stages of life between childhood and young adulthood. Yang’s made his cinematic debut with the second segment, “Expectations,” the story of an adolescent girl in the 1960s whose life is given a jolt by the arrival of a slightly older male student as a lodger in her house. Taken as a whole, In Our Time announces the ambition of the New Taiwan Cinema: to eschew studio-bound escapism and melodrama in favor of a hard-hitting cinema grounded in everyday life. (Harvard Film Archive)

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7 ) Mahjong (1996)

 Mahjong (1996) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A comedic mystery involving a search for a missing famed businessman, Winston Chen, who has gone AWOL owing $100 million to Taipei’s underworld.

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6 ) A Confucian Confusion (1994)

 A Confucian Confusion (1994) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values.

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5 ) Taipei Story (1985)

 Taipei Story (1985) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Lung, a former member of the national Little League team and now operator of an old-style fabric business, is never able to shake a longing for his past glory. One day, he runs into a former teammate who is now a struggling cab driver. The two talk about old times and they are struck by a sense of loss. Lung is living with his old childhood sweetheart Ah-chin, a westernized professional woman who grew up in a traditional family. Although they live together, Ah-chin is always weary of Lung’s past liason with another girl. After an argument, Ah-chin tries to find solace by hanging out with her sister’s friends, a group of westernized, hedonistic youths.

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4 ) That Day, on the Beach (1983)

 That Day, on the Beach (1983) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Two friends who haven’t seen each other for thirteen years reunite. One is a successful concert pianist just back from a European tour and the other has just started a new business.

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3 ) The Terrorizers (1986)

 The Terrorizers (1986) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

The lives of a couple, an amateur photographer and an injured girl intertwine.

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2 ) Yi Yi (2000)

 Yi Yi (2000) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life’s meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.

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1 ) A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

 A Brighter Summer Day (1991) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

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Edward Yang’s Best Movies



Edward Yang Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
A Brighter Summer Day (1991) 1 2 1 1 1
Yi Yi (2000) 2 4 2 2 2
The Terrorizers (1986) 3 3 3 3 3
That Day, on the Beach (1983) 3 1 4 5 4
Taipei Story (1985) 3 7 4 3 5
A Confucian Confusion (1994) 3 6 4 7 6
Mahjong (1996) 3 5 7 6 7
In Our Time (1982) 3 7 8 8 8
Likely Consequence (1992) 3 7 9 9 9

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