Ang Lee

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese American film director. Lee has directed a diverse set of films such as Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hulk (2003), and Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Michelle Yeoh  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Chang Chen  •  Sihung Lung

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Michelle Yeoh  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Chang Chen  •  Sihung Lung

Life of Pi (2012)

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The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. A group of very special cinephiles, came from all over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. A group of very special cinephiles, came from all over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

A retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu and his family live in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. He lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. Soon, each of the daughters encounter new men in their lives. When these new relationships ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Yu-Wen Wang  •  Wu Chien-Lien  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

A retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu and his family live in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. He lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. Soon, each of the daughters encounter new men in their lives. When these new relationships ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Yu-Wen Wang  •  Wu Chien-Lien  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Wedding Banquet (1993)

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Winston Chao  •  Mitchell Lichtenstein  •  May Chin  •  Sihung Lung

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Winston Chao  •  Mitchell Lichtenstein  •  May Chin  •  Sihung Lung

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel

Pushing Hands (1991)

Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son's family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu's son, Alex, must mediate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Wang Lai  •  Wang Bozhao  •  Deb Snyder

Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son's family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu's son, Alex, must mediate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Wang Lai  •  Wang Bozhao  •  Deb Snyder

Past Present (2013)

A contemplative trip down memory lane with one of the leading voices of the Second New Wave of Taiwanese Cinema. Saw Tiong Guan clearly established a very personal bond with his subject, and also found many of Tsai Ming-liang’s colleagues prepared to complete this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saw Tiong Guan
CAST:  Chen Shiang-Chyi  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Ang Lee  •  Lee Kang-sheng

A contemplative trip down memory lane with one of the leading voices of the Second New Wave of Taiwanese Cinema. Saw Tiong Guan clearly established a very personal bond with his subject, and also found many of Tsai Ming-liang’s colleagues prepared to complete this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saw Tiong Guan
CAST:  Chen Shiang-Chyi  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Ang Lee  •  Lee Kang-sheng

Lust, Caution (2007)

During World War II, a secret agent must seduce then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Tang Wei  •  Joan Chen  •  Anupam Kher

During World War II, a secret agent must seduce then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Tang Wei  •  Joan Chen  •  Anupam Kher

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

A chronological look at films by, for, or about gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain". Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing timeline ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Klainberg  •  Lisa Ades
CAST:  Randy Barbato  •  Dan Bucatinsky  •  Alan Cumming  •  Donna Deitch

A chronological look at films by, for, or about gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain". Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing timeline ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Klainberg  •  Lisa Ades
CAST:  Randy Barbato  •  Dan Bucatinsky  •  Alan Cumming  •  Donna Deitch

Lights, Action, Music (2007)

A wonderful journey through the meaning and relevance of film music composition. Featuring great, albeit brief, insights from some of the modern greats.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Lieberstein
CAST:  John Barry  •  Rachel Portman  •  Mira Nair  •  Spike Lee

A wonderful journey through the meaning and relevance of film music composition. Featuring great, albeit brief, insights from some of the modern greats.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Lieberstein
CAST:  John Barry  •  Rachel Portman  •  Mira Nair  •  Spike Lee

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, this in-depth documentary offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the martial arts film -- from the genre's rebellious beginnings to high-flying modern epics. Jackson takes you through the best moments of 100 movies, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith R. Clarke
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  Bruce Lee

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, this in-depth documentary offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the martial arts film -- from the genre's rebellious beginnings to high-flying modern epics. Jackson takes you through the best moments of 100 movies, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith R. Clarke
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jackie Chan  •  Sammo Hung  •  Bruce Lee

Chosen (2001)

The Driver is carrying an Asian child who has been chosen for a strange ritual. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several American cars out to get the child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jamie Harris  •  Mason Lee  •  Brian Smyj

The Driver is carrying an Asian child who has been chosen for a strange ritual. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several American cars out to get the child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jamie Harris  •  Mason Lee  •  Brian Smyj

Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003)

Directed by Kevin Burns, this documentary from Playboy Home Video examines the oftentimes tense relationship between sex, women, and popular Hollywood culture. With a particular focus given to Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Jean Harlow, and Sharon Stone, Sex at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Steven C. Smith
CAST:  Brandy Snow  •  Ingrid Pitt  •  Erica Gavin  •  Raquel Welch

Directed by Kevin Burns, this documentary from Playboy Home Video examines the oftentimes tense relationship between sex, women, and popular Hollywood culture. With a particular focus given to Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Jean Harlow, and Sharon Stone, Sex at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Steven C. Smith
CAST:  Brandy Snow  •  Ingrid Pitt  •  Erica Gavin  •  Raquel Welch

Taking Woodstock (2009)

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Demetri Martin  •  Henry Goodman  •  Edward Hibbert

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Demetri Martin  •  Henry Goodman  •  Edward Hibbert

Hollywood Chinese (2007)

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

The Ice Storm (1997)

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In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Joan Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Henry Czerny

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Joan Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Henry Czerny
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