Chinese fantasy movies

List of the best Chinese fantasy movies selected by visitors to our site: Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, The Promise, The Myth, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, Seventh Son, Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn, Warriors of Virtue, True Legend, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Forbidden Kingdom.

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

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Heroes, Giants
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Adventure, Supernatural, Rivalry
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.

The Promise (2005)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryChina, South Korea, USA

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?

The Myth (2005)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersSuperhero, Emperors, Archaeologists, Heroes, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Adventure, Supernatural, Fate
StyleExciting, Light, For men, Makes me think

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.

Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, Epic

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).

Seventh Son (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, China
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Heroes, Demons, Dragons
PlotAdventure, Magic, Supernatural, Superpowers
Time18th century
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Disturbing, Serious, By books

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't?

Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
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.

Warriors of Virtue (1997)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Adventure, Fulfillment of desires, Rivalry

A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao.

True Legend (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, drama

Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars."

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Germany, Canada
CharactersWizards, Yeti, Emperors, Archaeologists, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Chase, Superpowers, Witchcraft
PlaceChina, Asia, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleExciting, For men, Atmospheric

Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, China
CharactersWitch, Horses, Warriors, Immortals
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Magic, Friendship

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

2046 (2004)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryHong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, crime
CountryHong Kong, China

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.

Hero (2002)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersKings, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Cheating, Self-sacrifice
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Twisted plot, Serious, Epic

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

The Banquet (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, military, history
CharactersDragons, Emperors
PlotPolitical, Rivalry, Intrigue, Kung Fu
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Epic

In 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty is in tatters; infighting snarls the imperial family. Crown Prince Wu Luan loves Little Wan, but his father takes her as his Empress. Wu Luan goes into exile, studying dance and music. His uncle murders his father, taking throne and Empress; uncle sends assassins to kill Wu Luan. The Crown Prince eludes death and comes to court. The Emperor arranges for Little Wan's coronation and dispatches Wu Luan to a distant land; he then calls for a midnight banquet on the 100th day of his rule. Poison, treachery, Wu Luan's return, and the love of the innocent Qing for Wu Luan set up the final entanglements. No Fortinbras or Horatio lay the dead to rest.

Zu Warriors (2001)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Supernatural, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious, Epic

King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), who is the reincarnation of Dawn, and in love with her again. However, Insomnia's Blood Clouds is ready to destroy Zu...

Monster Hunt (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Pursuit, Rivalry, Martial Arts
StyleExciting, Fascinating

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

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men, Disturbing, Serious

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

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersVampire, Wizards, Snake, Demons, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Love, Tsunami, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, For men, Serious

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.

Wonder Woman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, military
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
CharactersSuperhero, Princesses, Strong women, Amazons, Immortals
PlotAdventure, War, Fate, Chase, Justice
PlaceTrains, Islands, USA, The Ottoman Empire
StyleBest soundtracks, DC, Tense, Womens in main roles

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

Warcraft (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Japan
CharactersWizards, Orcs, Monsters, Giants, Kings
PlotAdventure, War, Magic, Betrayal, Self-sacrifice
StyleExciting, By games, Interesting, Popular

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.