Released: 2000
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

After The Matrix popularized wildly-unrealistic fighting scenes (as choreographed by wire-work master Yuen Wo Ping), Ang Lee took it back to the motherland with this epic mix of fantasy and Chinese history. Come on haters, the flying is awesome.

CTHD raked in $128 million in the U.S. alone, making it the highest-grossing foreign-language movie in American history.