Movies about China

List of the best China melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: Shanghai Fortress, Ash Is Purest White, Flavors of Youth, The King in Love, Legend of the Naga Pearls, Legend of the Demon Cat, This Is Not What I Expected, Immortal Demon Slayer, The Rise of a Tomboy, Brothers
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Shanghai Fortress (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama

Set in the future, the city of Shanghai battle to defend itself against an ongoing attack by an alien force that has attacked and laid siege to numerous cities around the globe in it's quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.

Ash Is Purest White (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Relationship

Set in China's underworld, this tale of love and betrayal follows a dancer who fired a gun to protect her mobster boyfriend during a fight. On release from prison 5 years later, she sets out to find him.

Flavors of Youth (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan, China
StyleNetflix, Light, Atmospheric

Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in his less developed hometown Hunan. While he is drown in his childhood reminiscence, he receives an unexpected call – Grandma is in critical condition.

The King in Love (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
PlaceChina, Castle

Set during the Goryeo dynasty, Won, crown prince, has a sweet appearance hiding a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Rin, an elegant man of royal descent and Won's bodyguard. When beautiful San, the sole daughter of the wealthiest man in the nation, enters the lives of the two young men, the three at first become friends but a tragic romance ensues afterwards. Based on the novel of the same name by Kim Yi-Ryung.

Legend of the Naga Pearls (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure
PlotWar, Revenge, Adventure, Rivalry

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.

Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, detective, biography, history
CharactersDemons, Emperors, Cats, Poets
PlotDeath, Investigation, Supernatural

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.

This Is Not What I Expected (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlaceChina, Hotels

Lu Jin is a handsome, wealthy hotel executive whose drive for perfection is matched only by his taste for fine cuisine. When he checks into the Rosebud, he's dissatisfied with everything he sees and is ready to take action... until flamboyant female sous chef Gu Shengnan creates the perfectionist what may be a perfect meal. Now, these bitter rivals find themselves brought together in the kitchen in this light-hearted romantic comedy, infused with fun and flavors to create a delicious dish that foodies around the world wouldn't dare to miss.

Immortal Demon Slayer (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Mountains

The story tells the story of Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen, who come to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gain friendship, experience love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.

The Rise of a Tomboy (2016)
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceSchool, China

In the rising populations of Tomboys in China, one rise up to develop a "Love Formula" App to find true love. Will the Love Coach, Do, played by Simon Twu, be able to save the world in helping people finding True Love?

Brothers (2016)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
PlotWar, Relationship
PlacePrison, China

The film centers on the relationship between two brothers who used to have a bond for life but it is ripped apart through a civil war in 1936.

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Sweet Sixteen (2016)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFriends, Orphans, Fathers, Pupils
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceSchool, China

Xia Mu is a troubled child whose salvation comes in the form of Shu Yawang. When something terrible happens to her, he seeks revenge. Nothing is the same in their lives after that.

Never Said Goodbye (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceChina, Italy

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.

Only For One Night (2016)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
PlaceChina, Hotels, Casino

A married womans husband with a perfect life cheats with her sister with extreme consequences befalling them all.

Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotWedding, Love, Date, Death, Relationship

Jin Ying is currently experiencing two of life’s most depressing moments: She is jilted by her fiancé, and her loving grandmother passes away. Heartbroken, she decides to visit the European city of Prague, and hopes to use the time to heal her inner pain. While in Prague, she meets a young Chinese man named Punk. There, she slowly unravels a secret romance her grandmother once experienced long ago.

Mountains May Depart (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, Japan
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Weapon, Jealousy

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, For men

Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the main communist force to destroy the bandits. Based on the novel "Tracks in the Snowy Forest" by Qu Bo.

Tiny Times 2 (2013)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genremelodrama, drama

Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.

Mystery (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
PlaceChina, Asia

A car full of irresponsible youths hit a woman on a rainy freeway and think she is trying an insurance scam.

纽约客@上海 (2012)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen, Reporters, Losers
PlotLove, Moving

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous (

Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryChina, South Korea, Singapore
PlotSeduction, Love triangle
StyleAction, Gloomy

Dangerous Liaisons is a Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA, China

When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and brutal wartime startegy. Mulan loses dear friends to the enemy's blade as she rises to become one of her country's most valuable leaders - but can she win the war before her secret is exposed?

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, China
PlotMagic, Adventure

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.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGood people, Friends, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Happiness, Love, War, Sports, Chase, Competitions, Fate
PlaceChina, New York, USA
StyleWorth watching, Kind, Vivid, Bright, Makes me think, Touching, Soulful

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryHong Kong, China

Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He now spends his time chasing two jealous women. When one of them is dying, the Joker goes back in time in an attempt to save her.