Chinese movies

List of the best Chinese movies selected by visitors to our site: The Great Wall, 14 Blades, Mojin: Mysterious Treasure, The Assassins, Three, The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang, Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, The Last Supper, Never Said Goodbye, Have a Nice Day.

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

The Great Wall (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration02:21

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

14 Blades (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountryHong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration01:54

Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone. When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch Jia (Law Kar Ying), the best of the Jinyiwei, Qinglong (Donnie Yen) is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Qinglong is betrayed and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land, Qinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.

Mojin: Mysterious Treasure (2020)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryChina

The movie takes partridge and Chen Yulous exploration of Pingshan as the background of western Hunan half a century later. It tells the story of Hu Bayi in order to save the poisonous big golden tooth after returning from the Longling Cave, leading the Golden Triangle into the iron triangle. In Pingshan, Xiangxi, the story of searching for the long-lost six-winged centipede in the legend of the rivers and lakes, and obtaining the life-saving inner alchemy.

The Assassins (2012)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, history
CountryChina

In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han Emperor under his wing, Cao crowns himself King of Wei. He built a magnificent Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor. Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun (Hiroshi Tamaki) and Ling Ju (Liu Yi-Fei) are taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb, where they spend five cruel years together, training as assassins for a secret mission. In the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict dramatic change. As a result, Cao's son Cao Pi (Yau Sam-Chi) and Cao's followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor - but unknown opposing forces plot against him.

Three (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:27

Realising that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human rights to refuse immediate treatment in order to buy time for his underlings to rescue him. The detective in charge sees through his scheme but decides to play along so as to capture his whole gang once and for all.

The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
CountryChina
Duration01:55

A legendary demon hunter, tracking down the beasts that enter the human dimension, assisted by a lawman protege and a motley group of friendly monsters.

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong

A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive. Remake of The Boxer From Shantung.

The Last Supper (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryChina
Duration02:00

The story of two warring generals fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

Never Said Goodbye (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:31

Junhao declares to go to Sicily to learn opera and ends the relationship with his fiancée, Xiaoyou. In disbelief, she determines to learn the truth behind his sudden decision. Lee Joon-gi has teamed up with Lin for his first Chinese film.

Have a Nice Day (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, crime
CountryChina
Duration01:25

Three parties pursue the million dollars that driver Xiao Zhang stole to help out his girlfriend.

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The Silent War (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:00

An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon (2013)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China

Travis and his team travel to China in search of what isn't supposed to exist ... their mission to capture a Cryptid which is wreaking havoc in a remote village and they need to do this before it is killed by Harker, the legendary bounty hunter.

White Vengeance (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryChina
Duration02:15

White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the rebellious army, and also became sworn brothers in battle.Xiang Yu and Liu Bang are close friends who both serve King Huai of Chu. King Huai uses a plot, saying that whoever can subvert the Qin kingdom in Guanzhong would be the Lord Qin, in order to benefit from the competition between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. Xiang Yu is over-confident. He fights against the main force of Qin army, and entrusts Liu Bang with Yu Ji, the woman he loves.Liu Bang expresses his love to Yu Ji and takes the chance to invade Guanzhong first when most of Qin army is outside fighting against Xiang Yu’s army.

The Great Hypnotist (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryChina
Duration01:44

The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.

Mulan (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryChina

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.

Special ID (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryChina

A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.

Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration02:01

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret...

Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryChina

Li Weijie, his wife Ayu, and their two daughters Pingping and An-an are a Chinese family living in northern Thailand for the last 17 years. Weijie runs an internet service providing shop and is a film enthusiast who likes to watch detective films and has a deep knowledge of the subject. Theirs is a middle-class family.

Brotherhood of Blades (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, history
CountryChina

In the late Ming Dynasty, three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The Jinyiwei brothers return successfully from their quest, only to find that their task was but the beginning of a strange conspiracy.

Drug War (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:47

The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange for his life (in China you can get the death penalty for producing only 50 grams of drugs) the young criminal will help the police infiltrate a sizeable drug network.

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:12

The world is on the brink of catastrophe in a chaotic age where evil demons roam. In order to keep evil at bay, a mysterious organisation from the pugilist world emerges. A new constable and a young girl with a mysterious past are also drawn into this group, and the group embarks on an incredible adventure.

7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryChina, Australia, Russia, Thailand
Duration02:13

An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare - a secret that should have remained buried.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration02:21

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Mr. Pride VS Miss. Prejudice (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryChina

Online writer Tang Nan Nan crosses path with Zhu Hou, a second-generation rich boy “sea turtle”, resulting in hilarious situations and face-offs.

Lost in White (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecrime
CountryChina
Duration01:33

Lost in White takes places in the north-east of China, where two bodies have been found under the ice of a frozen lake, their remains made unidentifiable by carnivorous fish, but still bearing the mark of having been dragged with an ice hook. In charge of the investigation is Captain Zhou (Tony Leung Ka Fai), a dedicated cop who's dragging along his teenage daughter Xinyi (Zhou Dongyu). Soon he's joined by Wang Hao (Tong Dawei) a young Shanghai detective who's on a missing person case that has led him to the same village where the murders happened. The two cases prove to be connected: the missing person and the two victims were part of a quartet of businessmen who ten years ago opened a refinery in the region, and disposed of chemical waste in an unethical way that has poisoned the waters and led to malformed babies in the following decade. Is the missing businessman the killer, the next victim or a red herring?

Ne Zha (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon
CountryChina

The Primus extracts a Mixed Yuan Bead into a Spirit Seed and a Demon Pill. The Spirit Seed can be reincarnated as a human to help King Zhou establish a new dynasty, whereas the Demon Pill will create a devil threatening humanity. Ne Zha is the one who is destined to be the hero, but instead he becomes a devil incarnate, because the Spirit Seed and a Demon Pill are switched.

Once Upon a Time (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama
CountryChina

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.

Lift to Hell (2013)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryChina
Duration01:27

A killing spree takes place in a northern China's hospital, an old elevator goes to the 18th floor - underground.

If You Are the One 2 (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryChina
Duration02:00

A sequel to one of China's biggest box office hits, the wry romantic comedy "Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2" ("If You Are the One 2") — the first Chinese release to open in its homeland and North America on the same day — continues the odd-couple courtship saga of wealthy, middle-aged retiree Qin Fen (Ge You) and serious-minded young air hostess Xiaoxiao (Shu Qi).After an amusing prelude in which Qin presides over a lavish divorce ceremony for an amicably splitting married couple, he and Xiaoxiao decide to address their own relationship barriers — her youth and beauty, his cynical, childish sense of humor — by entering into a trial marriage while on a trip to the country's tropical southeast.

What Women Want (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryChina
Duration01:56

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.




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