Chinese movies

List of the best Chinese movies selected by visitors to our site: The Flowers of War, Wish Dragon, City of Life and Death, Ip Man, The Great Wall, 24 City, House of Flying Daggers, My Blueberry Nights, Lust, Caution, Aftershock.

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersStudents, Priests
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death, Self-sacrifice
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina, USA, Hong Kong
CharactersDragons, Couriers
PlotFulfillment of desires, Dreams
PlaceChina, Asia

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotOn real events, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts, Rivalry
StylePatriotic, Disturbing

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
CharactersHorses, Monsters, Thieves, Friends, Soldier
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Confrontation
PlacePrison, China
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Steampunk

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

Markimdb: 7.1
CountryChina, Hong Kong, Japan

Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History of China.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Fight, Pursuit
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, USA, Hong Kong
PlotLove, Travel, Poker, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of waitress jobs along the way. As Elizabeth crosses paths with a series of lost souls whose yearnings are even greater than her own, their emotional turmoil ultimately helps her gain a greater understanding of her own problems...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryTaiwan, USA, Hong Kong, China
CharactersSpy, Students, Lovers, Actors
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleFascinating, Patriotic, Smart, Explicit scenes, Serious

During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotDisasters, Earthquake, Adoption
PlaceChina, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.

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

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

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy
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: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, crime
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotRevolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
StyleSoulful, By books, Smart, Touching, Serious

When her husband is kicked in the groin by the village head, Qiu Ju, a peasant woman, despite her pregnancy, travels to a nearby town, and later a big city to deal with its bureaucrats and find justice.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryChina, Hong Kong, USA
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts, Friendship

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryHong Kong
CharactersSnake, Heroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Boxing, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, For men

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong must fight against the foreigners using his Drunken Boxing style, and overcome his father's antagonism as well.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersHorses, Musicians, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Slavery, Hostage
StyleExciting, For men

The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the capture, which includes five "mu" of land, and most importantly, honorable discharge from the army.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Thailand
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleLight, Fascinating

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child.

Markimdb: 6.5
CountryHong Kong
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Money, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang) tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
CharactersNinja, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight
PlaceMountains, China
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Disasters, End of the world, Artificial Intelligence, Saving the World
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

When the Sun begins to expand in such a way that it will inevitably engulf and destroy the Earth in a hundred years, united mankind finds a way to avoid extinction by propelling the planet out of the Solar System using gigantic engines, moving it to a new home located four light years away, an epic journey that will last thousands of years.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, crime
PlotMartial Arts, Undercover
StyleFor men

Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon

Beyond the human realm, there is a magical race of beings who control the tides and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a young girl named Chun, seeks something more—she wants to experience the human world! At sixteen, she finally gets her chance and transforms into a dolphin in order to explore the world that has her fascinated. But she soon discovers that it’s a dangerous place and nearly gets killed in a vortex. Luckily, her life is spared when a young boy sacrifices himself to save her. Moved by his kindness and courage, she uses magic to bring him back to life only to learn that this power comes at a serious price. On a new adventure, she’ll have to make her own sacrifices in order to protect his soul until it is ready to return to the human world.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong, Taiwan
PlotJealousy, Intrigue

China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...

Markimdb: 7.6
CountryUSA, China
CharactersDogs, Artists, Cooks, Family, Writers
PlotDancing, Wedding, Money, Death, Birthday
PlaceJapan, China, Metro, Hotels, USA
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotLife, Political, Family life, Uprising
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away. The story revolves around Monkey's dalliances with his roguish male friends and his subsequent angst-filled crush with Mi Lan.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryHong Kong, Singapore, China
CharactersGangsters, Psychologists
PlotSkirmishes, Double life, Funeral, Undercover
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race against time to expose the mole within their midst.

Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersDogs, Spy, Pupils, Soldier, Hermits
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Touching, Serious

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, military
TimeWorld War II

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?

CharactersHired assassins, Friends, Partners
PlotFriendship, Chase
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, For men

Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.