50. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
A monumental moment for Asian cinema, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was one of the first big-budget Asian films to really make the breakthrough in the American market and become a smashing success all over the world. The film’s score played a huge part in that success, with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma working alongside leading composer Tan Dun and legendary director, Ang Lee.
Yo-Yo Ma really makes the film his own, which is powerful performances bringing so much to the story. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won over 40 awards and was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score. The film was praised for its story, direction, cinematography, and martial arts sequences.