Chinese fantasy movies

List of the best Chinese fantasy movies selected by visitors to our site: A Writer's Odyssey, The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, Monster Hunt, The Untamed, The Yin Yang Master, The Four 3, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, Double World, The Promise, Legend of the Naga Pearls.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersSamurai, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Magic, Fight
PlaceParallel worlds

Kongwen Lu is the author of a fantasy novel series following a heroic teenager, also named Kongwen, on a quest to end the tyrannical rule of Lord Redmane, under the guidance of a Black Armor. But through a strange twist of fate, the fantasy world of the novel begins to impact life in the real world, leading Guan Ning to accept a mission from Tu Ling to kill the author.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, fantasy, detective
CountryChina
PlotFight, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Action

Every few hundred years, the most powerful demon on earth—a snake demon—awakens, and the Yin-Yang Masters are summoned to the capital. Meanwhile, the Princess of the realm has her own plans, as she conspires to claim the demon’s power.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:04
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Young monster kids try to make peace between the world of humans and the world of the monsters.

Markimdb: 9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryChina
PlotWar, Confrontation

In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring mayhem to the inhabitants of their land, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji decide to intervene. However, the pair’s attempts to foil the Wen clan boss’s wicked plans go wrong. In the confusion that follows, Wei Wuxian disappears – with many fearing the worst for him. Sixteen years later, Wei Wuxian returns out of the blue. He is soon reunited with Lan Wangji, just as a spate of mysterious murders has broken out. The duo joins forces once more to investigate, determined not to fail this time… Can the pair get to the bottom of the intrigue? Will they solve the murder cases? And just who is the dastardly secret figure pulling the strings behind the evildoings now blighting the land?

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Demons, Thieves, Officials
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Magic, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

The world is on the verge of a devastating war with monsters who are coming to retrieve the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qingming's life is in danger and he travels to different worlds to prepare for the upcoming assaults. On his journey, Qingming finds that the key to all the calamities is embracing his hybrid identity of both human and monster.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
CountryChina
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleFor men

The reputation of the Four constables survives, but since Emotionless’s departure, there have been changes at the Divine Constabulary. The four Coldblood, Iron Hands, Life Snatcher, rescue Zhuge Zhengwo from An Yunshan’s mountain fortress, then with the Emperor and Di armies, they attack. But An Yunshan absorbs their power, which means the constables and their allies now face their most lethal opponent yet, a nearly invincible kung fu master who won’t stop until he has absolute power...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, drama
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:11
CharactersDemons, Princesses
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. Even then, lacking a human heart, a demon cannot experience the true pains and passions of existence. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered to a demon, it can become a mortal and experience true life. Sequel of Painted Skin (2008).

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersDragons, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Death
PlaceFantastic worlds, China
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, For men

Keen to bring honor to his clan, young villager Dong Yilong embarks on a perilous journey to compete in a tournament that selects warriors for battle.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama
CountryChina, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Princesses
PlotTrue love, Fate

An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: snow falling in spring and the dead coming back to life. Now a grown and beautiful princess, she regrets her promise, for all of the men she's loved has always been met with tragedy. In love again with a man behind a red armor and a golden mask who rescues her from death, she is tormented by their inevitable parting. Meanwhile, Kunlun, the slave of a great general, is searching for the lost memories of a family he once had. Soon the fate of these two intertwine when the princess believes the general to be her hero, thus pulling him into this web of fate. What end will befallen our three characters? Are their fates already sealed by a higher power, or can they still choose a life they want?

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration01:49
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Heroes
PlotWar, Adventure, Magic, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceChina
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action

After being defeated by humans centuries ago, the Winged Tribe has lost their ability to fly. Seeking vengeance, a royal descendant of the tribe has begun searching for the magical Naga Pearls, which he plans to use to destroy the humans. When the legendary pearls fall into - and out of - the hands of Heiyu, a wily human street punk, he must join a team of unlikely heroes as they race to prevent the destruction of their people in this magical fantasy adventure.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama
CountryChina
CharactersWarriors
PlotFriendship
StyleExciting, Fascinating

After the massacre of his village, Zhang Xiaofan is taken in by the Qing Yun Sect where he begins his journey of cultivation. When he finds out the truth behind the deaths of his parents, he succumbs to his rage and demonic tendencies and becomes the enemy of Qing Yun Sect.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Kings, Horses, Gods
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Mummies
PlaceAircraft, Egypt, Pyramid, London, Tomb
StyleUnexpected ending

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, detective, biography, history
CountryChina, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:03
CharactersDemons, Lovers, Poets, Cats, Emperors
PlotKung Fu, Investigation, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceChina
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues to reveal a history of truths leading to the events.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration01:37
CharactersRobots, Family, Friends, Mice, Revived toys
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Mystery, Toys
PlaceSpace, Ships, China

A group of tea pets—cute clay figurines that are good-luck charms for tea drinkers—embark on a magical animated adventure to find a fabled mystic.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryChina
Duration01:06
CharactersTeens, Mermaids, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

A playboy business tycoon, Liu Xuan, purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the sonar has caused many of them to succumb to illness or die. Xuan's business ventures in the area are threatened when he crosses paths with the mermaid, Shan, who is sent to avenge her people.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:38
CharactersVampire, Demons, Snake, Heroes, Wizards
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Tsunami, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryChina
Duration01:45
CharactersImmortals, Lions, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceChina, Tomb
StyleAction

Time Raiders is based on the online novel series Daomu Biji written by Xu Lei. It tells the story of explorers searching for the secrets of immortality in ancient tombs

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration00:44
PlotMagic, Political, Intrigue, Power

Based on the novel of the same name, the film depicts the endless battles of four kingdoms as they fight for power and domination of the one ultimate realm.Based on his 2 beloved fantasy novels with 6 million copies sold, L.O.R.D is acclaimed writer and director Guo Jingming’s follow up to his Tiny Times films. The action-adventure odyssey is set in a world of warring Sorcerers, Lords and Beasts. The first CGI Film to come from China

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Wizards
PlotMagic, Martial Arts, Fight, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

Due to a fateful occurrence, Yue Wuyi leaves home. He meets revered master Xie Yi, who imparts to him the magical arts of Yan, and thus begins his journey of cultivation. Along the way he meets Wen Renyu, Xia Yize, Ah Ruan and company. They discover the schemes and conspiracies of Shen Ye, the grand priest of Liu Yue City. The group of adventurers undergoes dangers to defeat Shen Ye, and prevent a disaster from befalling the world.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama
CountryChina
CharactersGods, Immortals
PlaceChina
StyleSerious

Bai Qian, a goddess and monarch from the Heavenly Realms, is sent to the mortal world to undergo a trial to become a High Goddess. There, she meets Ye Hua, with whom she falls in love and marries. When an old enemy reappears in her life, everything she holds dear is threatened.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotSupernatural, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Fascinating

In the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire offers a rare creature to the nation as a gift. Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, has been tasked to tame the beast. Though the furry beast appears ferocious on the outside, Ocean discovers that it is kind by nature. Not wanting to turn the beast into a killing machine on the battlefield, Ocean secretly releases the beast into the wild and elopes with Frigid, the daughter of a man executed on false charges.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:50
CharactersDemons, Monsters, Monkeys, Giants, Heroes
PlotDancing, Adventure, Martial Arts, Buddhism, Supernatural
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, By books

In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:03
CharactersEmperors
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersDragons, Elves, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Fate
StyleExciting, Fascinating

The land of Altera has observed an uneasy peace for years among Humans, Elves and Evil beasts who are loyal to the legendary Black Dragon. But the Black Dragon begins to stir from its hibernation, sending the Beasts marching across Altera. With a beast conquest perilously close, a small group of Humans and Elves unite to try to find a secret hidden road to the Black Dragon's cave and destroy it. But the fate of all of them may be in the hands of the young warrior Lambert, who must summon the confidence and skill to face the Black Dragon himself just when all may be lost.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:57
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Immortals, Investigators, Archaeologists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Martial Arts, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceTomb
StyleExciting, Light, Makes me think, For men

When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.

Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious

Temüjin and Börte are childhood lovers who are deeply in love; but news of Temüjin's father's death swiftly disrupted their relationship. Temüjin heads back to his hometown, but was faced with a sudden attack from his father's former comrades, causing his whole tribe to be destroyed.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts, Cheating
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration01:28
CharactersGods, Demons, Heroes, Immortals
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Life after death, Chase, Mythology
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotMagic, Mystery
PlaceIndia, Estate
Time19th century
StyleTouching

Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. She meets her sickly cousin, and the two children find a wondrous secret garden lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryChina, USA, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Iceland
Duration01:19
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Martial Arts
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Action

Chinese archeology professor Jack teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only to be ambushed by Randall, the descendent of a rebel army leader. When they free themselves, their next stop is Dubai where a diamond from the ice cave is to be auctioned. After a series of double-crosses and revelations about their past, Jack and his team travel to a mountain temple in India, using the diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure.





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