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List of Ang Lee Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
18
4
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
PG-13
18
4

In 19th century China, the renowned swordsman Li Mu Bai gives up his legendary Green Destiny sword and entrusts it to female warrior Yu Shu Lien to deliver it safely to Governor Yu. However, the sword gets stolen and what follows is a mystical ride with some of the best martial arts sequences of all time. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Sihung Lung, Yun-Fat Chow, Chen Chang
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for , BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
18
2
Brokeback Mountain
R
18
2

Rodeo cowboy Jack and ranch hand Ennis meet after they are hired as sheep herders in Wyoming and gradually develop a deep bond which culminates in a passionate romantic encounter on a drunken night on Brokeback Mountain. They soon settle separately, but continue a complicated affair for nearly two decades, leading to a tragedy.

As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for
3. Life of Pi (2012)
14
5
Life of Pi
PG
14
5

Selling their zoo in India, the Patel family sets out for Canada onboard a Japanese cargo ship, taking along some of their zoo animals. After a severe storm sinks the ship, young Pi Patel ends up on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Pi must find a way to not become meal to the ferocious beast.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Suraj Sharma, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing
4. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
13
3
Eat Drink Man Woman
13
3

Eat Drink Man Woman is a comedy drama film which revolves around a semi-retired chef who is a widower, living with his three grown daughters. The eldest is a chemistry teacher devoted to Christianity. The second one is working for an airline company, although she initially wanted to become a chef like her father. The youngest is a college student who also works past-time.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sylvia Chang, Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang
5. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
12
2
Sense and Sensibility
PG
12
2

Based on Jane Austen’s epic novel of the same name, Sense and Sensibility narrates the story of Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters. After the demise of Mr. Dashwood, she has to leave the house to her stepson and begin a new life with her daughters in a small cottage. All ends well when her two daughters, Elinor, who symbolizes sense, and Maranne, who represents sensibility, find true love. 

As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film
6. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
12
2
The Wedding Banquet
R
12
2

A landlord agrees to a marriage of convenience with his female tenant, in order to satisfy his parents, although he is gay. However, things get complicated when he is visited by his parents.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer, uncredited
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mitchell Lichtenstein, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin
8. Lust, Caution (2007)
12
2
Lust, Caution
TV-MA
12
2

Set during the 2nd Sino-Japanese war in China, the story focuses on a young Chinese student, who becomes involved with a group of radicals and is assigned to seduce a top official working for the puppet government. But unfortunately, she soon becomes emotionally involved and is torn between love and commitment.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Romance, War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tsung-Hua To, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang
9. Pushing Hands (1991)
10
2
Pushing Hands
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang, Deb Snyder, Fanny De Luz
10. Chosen (2001)
11
2
Chosen
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Action, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Mason Lee, Sonom Gualson, Brian Smyj, Jamie Harris
11. Ride with the Devil (1999)
11
2
Ride with the Devil
R
11
2

Based on a novel named ‘Woe to Live On’, this Western war drama film takes us to the time of the American Civil War. It revolves around a group of men, who join the First Missouri Irregulars, a guerrilla unit loyal to the Confederacy.

As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Western, Romance, War, Drama
13. Tortilla Soup (2001)
9
5
Tortilla Soup
PG-13
9
5
As:
Writer
Director:
Maria Ripoll
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Raquel Welch, Paul Rodriguez, Elizabeth Peña, Tamara Mello, Nikolai Kinski
14. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
9
2
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
R
9
2

Hailed as ‘Hero’ after his courageous act during the Iraq War, 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and ‘Bravo Squad’ is temporarily brought back home and taken on a victory tour at the half-time show of Thanksgiving Day football game. The flashback sequences reveal the real incidences of war and their effects on the ‘Bravo Squad’, which emphasize how the realities contrast with perception of heroism. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Drama, War
15. Hulk (2003)
9
3
Hulk
PG-13
9
3

The superhero movie explores the origins of Bruce Banner and his transformation into the Incredible Hulk after exposure to gamma radiation. It also reveals the instability of Hulk, while being hunted by the US military. Hulk has to eventually go up against his biological father who has sinister motives of his own. 

As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
16. Gemini Man (2019)
8
3
Gemini Man
PG-13
8
3

Gemini Man is an action thriller science fiction film which tells the story of an ageing assassin who finds himself being targeted by someone who is able to predict his moves. He soon discovers that this person is a younger clone of himself.

As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Douglas Hodge, Benedict Wong
17. Shao nu xiao yu (1995)
10
2
Shao nu xiao yu
10
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Sylvia Chang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel J. Travanti, Marj Dusay, Rene Liu, Tsung-Hua To, Tai-Feng Hsia
18. I Wish I Was by That Dim Lake (1982)
9
2
I Wish I Was by That Dim Lake
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Drama, Short

TV Shows and Videos

Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes (2002)
Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes
As:
Director
Director:
Ang Lee
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Tyrant (2014)
Tyrant
TV-14
As:
Producer
Director:
David Yates
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Alice Krige, Leslie Hope, Jordana Spiro, Jennifer Finnigan, Adam Rayner

Ang Lee Awards

Academy Awards
Life of Pi Best Achievement in Directing 2013
Brokeback Mountain Best Achievement in Directing 2006
Golden Globe Awards
Brokeback Mountain Best Director - Motion Picture 2006
Wo hu cang long Best Director - Motion Picture 2001
BAFTA Awards
Wo hu cang long Best Film not in the English Language 2001
Sense and Sensibility Best Film 1996