Chinese Cinema Soundtrack



I keep a Spotify playlist of my favorite needle drops and OST cuts from Hong Kong and other Chinese cinema. Spotify doesn’t have a good mechanism for annotation, so I’m starting to put together this cross-post where I can keep track of the “origin” movies. I’m also tracking English titles and names of original covers, since Spotify is pretty messy about that too.

By the way, I keep a list of my favorite movies from Chinese cinema over on Letterboxd too.

The Private Eyes (1976)

Police Story (1985)

A Better Tomorrow (1986)

As Tears Go By (1988)

A Better Tomorrow III: Love & Death in Saigon (1989)

Days of Being Wild (1990)

Hard Boiled (1992)

Chungking Express (1994)

Fallen Angels (1995)

A Hero Never Dies (1998)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

2046 (2004)

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Throw Down (2004)

I’m not actually sure what the name of this one is. There are a couple other good cuts in Throw Down too, but as far as I can tell, the OST has never been named and released.

Love in a Puff (2010)

The Assassin (2016)

The Farewell (2019)