Movies about China

List of the best movies about China, selected by visitors to our site: The Dragon Pearl, A Sun, The Four 2, Ash Is Purest White, The Foreigner, Commando - A One Man Army, The Taking of Tiger Mountain, The Legend Is Born: Ip Man, Kung Fu Jungle, Reign of Assassins.

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

The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CharactersTeens, Dragons, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Fate, Freedom
PlaceChina, Australia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned, the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since.

A Sun (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
PlacePrison, China

A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.

The Four 2 (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia

The four constables Emotionless, Iron Hands , Life Snatcher and ColdBlood are specially skilled in their own individual super powers. When the four constables of the Divine Constabulary investigate a murder in the suburbs, they unexpectedly stumble on clues to the murder of Emotionless's family 15 years ago.

Ash Is Purest White (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryChina, France, Japan
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.

The Foreigner (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA, India
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Fathers
PlotLove, Wedding, Obsession, Loneliness

Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

Commando - A One Man Army (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersHeroes, Military, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts, Hostage, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

A disavowed Indian commando helps protect a woman from a local thug who is hellbent on forcing her to marry him.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotAdventure, Snow, Hunger, Undercover
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Mountains, China, Asia
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Friends, Brothers, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Martial Arts, Relationship
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning at the start of his journey from his initial training through to the ultimate battle to become supreme master of the art of Wing Chun, The Legend Is Born has already been hailed as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time and features an all-star cast, including Sammo Hung (Enter The Dragon), Yuen Biao and Ip Man's real life son, 76-year-old Ip Chun, as Ip Man's kung fu master.

Kung Fu Jungle (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Rivalry
PlacePrison, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Reign of Assassins (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, adventure
CountryChina, Taiwan, Hong Kong
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Pursuit, Betrayal
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret.

Overnight Republic (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersAliens, Friends
PlaceRussia, China, USA

Peker Mengen wins the post of mayor in a remote town with the promise of a visit by the prime minister and making the town a province. When the people do not forget his promise, Mengen ends up persuading the prime minister to visit the town with his idiosyncratic methods. After consulting with his advisors, Peker prepares a grandiose welcome ceremony, but when the ceremony gets out of his control, the town of 5000 people suddenly ends up becoming a country, one that is at war with America. As Peker Mengen, his unwillingly married wife Mualla and his advisors try to keep America at bay and struggle with the difficulties of establishing a new country, they even get the help of an alien to achieve their goals.

7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryChina, Australia, Russia, Thailand
CharactersMonsters, Spiders, Insects, Archaeologists, Diggers
PlotAdventure, Mummies, Supernatural, Mythology
PlaceCaves, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Tense

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.

Three (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersGangsters, Police

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.

Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryChina, USA, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Iceland
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Martial Arts
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.

Rise of the Legend (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersTough guys, Orphans
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Friendship, Rivalry
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, For men

In 1868 during the late Qing Dynasty, rampant corruption on the Imperial Court inflicts much suffering in people's lives. For years, the Black Tiger’s fearsome boss Lei Gong has been trying to get rid of the leader of the Northern Sea. One of his latest recruits is Fei, a fearless fighter who takes the Northern Sea leader’s head after a fierce fight. Just as Lei Gong believes he has total control of the port, a new gang called the Orphans rises in power. Led by Fei’s childhood friend Huo, the Orphans are out to eliminate all the criminal power from the port…

Would I Lie to You? 3 (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersJews, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotMoney, Friendship
PlaceFrance, China, Asia

Eddie, Dov, Yvan and the others ... Our warm friends have migrated from the moribund Sentier to the flourishing suburb of Aubervilliers ... Where the old Jewish entrepreneurs left the ground to young courageous and dynamic Chinese wholesalers ... The little band is as close to each other as in previous episodes, and life goes on at the mercy of small family events and business. Dov still seems frivolous, enterprising Eddie, chilled Yvan, casual Karine, resolute Sandra, naive Chochana, irresponsible Serge and mythomaniac. As for Patrick, he is in love and the happy elected is far from easy to access. Everything would be fine until a bad wind brings its share of adversity seriously compromising the cohesion of the group. Will they succumb under the storm to the turmoil, or, once again, by mutual aid, cunning and skill, will they triumph over the crisis with panache?

Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CharactersMutant, Losers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Steampunk, Fancy, Serious

Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" trilogy continues the journey of Yang Luchan, a gifted child with a fleshy growth on his forehead who helped save a village from a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines with the knowledge of Tai Chi that they entrusted him with.

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.

Love Actually... Sucks! (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersArtists, Brides
PlotLove, Passion, Love triangle

Love Actually... Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an illicit relationship, a married painter who falls in love with his young male life model, a dance school teacher who is besotted with his senior student, and a lesbian couple, one of whom has role-play paranoia, and is caught in a complex love triangle. The film celebrates the belief that life is love.

Double World (2020)
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.