Movies and TV shows set in beijing china

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in beijing china ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, epic and touching films and TV shows about / with chinese, society, friendship, father son relationship, family relations, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, love and romance and unfulfillment plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
beijing china
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beijing china movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as beijing china: Lan Yu (2001), The Promised Land (2015), 55 Days at Peking (1963), In the Heat of the Sun (1994), Forever Young (1983), This is Sanlitun (2013), East Palace West Palace (1996), Shower (1999), Beijing Bicycle (2001), The Last Emperor (1987).

List of movies set in beijing china

 7.1
 2K
Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, love affair, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: beijing china, china, asia, shanghai, east berlin ...
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The Promised Land (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ling Ai and He Jiang are young, ambitious, and in pursuit of careers imported from the West, but romantic longings and career ambitions are inevitably shaped by larger social forces.
Plot: ballerina, romance, dancer, female protagonist, moving
Place: beijing china
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: imperialism, battles, siege, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, sexy, epic, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, cultural revolution, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, crimes, rebellion, society, buddies, unfulfillment, hardcase students, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: china, beijing china, asia
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Forever Young (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China
Story: Girls at a Beijing High School in 1952 have dreams for China.
Plot: fat girl, camping, teenager, female bonding, schoolgirl, dorm room, chinese, graduation, high school, dormitory, teacher, party ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: beijing china
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This is Sanlitun (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China, Iceland, Australia, Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: British sad sack Gary is a failed entrepreneur who has just arrived in Beijing's stylish Sanlitun district, allegedly to start a business. There are other reasons why he has uprooted himself — he's followed his ex-wife and young son, for ...
Plot: male friendship, great wall of china, friendship between men, cultural conflict, slice of life, expatriate, love letter, deadpan, delusion, beer, british humour
Place: beijing china
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Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA, China
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Story: Here's a Special Edition DVD that captures the most dramatic and exciting moments from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, the competition was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from ...
Plot: olympics, basketball, swimming pool, gymnastics, track and field
Place: beijing china, china
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East Palace West Palace (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, police corruption, repression, lgbt, gays and lesbians, city life, track down, computers and web, lovers reunited, police station, love affair, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia
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 7.5
 4K
Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bathhouse, mentally challenged, tradition, parents and children, society, human nature, father son relationship, family relations, aging, brother brother relationship, shower, businessman ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, fish out of water, teenage life, life is a bitch, buddies, youth, society, disorder, down on your luck, job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, non-linear, serious, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, breast feeding, divorce, empress, arson, confession ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: violin, prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, teenage life, musician's life, rise to the top, youth, hopes, human nature, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, marriage, suicide, communism, teacher, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: undercover agent, spy, political campaign, political corruption, undercover, top secret, operation, interrogation, double agent, dictatorship, disguise, government official ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1998 ...
Place: north korea, south korea, seoul, beijing china, asia ...
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Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this suspenseful crime thriller, Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by six unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. The story is based on the 2004 real-life celebrity kidnapping case in China.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: ransom demand, impersonating a police officer, manhunt, race against time, police, chained, investigation, businessman, abduction, blackmail, crimes, danger ...
Place: china, beijing china
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The Soong Sisters (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling (the oldest) married a wealthy and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, politics, tragic love, unfulfillment, society, romance, state affairs, ambition, love and romance, rich and poor, political unrest, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, ancient china
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Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, soldier, heroes, kung fu, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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 6.4
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Tanguy (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, living with parents, family life, mama's boy, family problems, leaving home, breaking point, parents and children, psychoanalysis, independence, adult lives at home, separation from family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, china, beijing china
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The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, danger, chase, assassin, police, witness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
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 8.0
 65K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, danger, escapades, strong violent content, adventure, martial arts, royal family, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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Perpetual Motion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Niuniu, a wealthy middle aged woman living in Beijing, discovers that her husband is having an affair after coming upon a romantic e-mail. She knows only that it is one of her close friends but not which one. Determined to discover the truth, she ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: female director, bourgeoisie, chicken, chinese new year, car accident, urban setting, sparrow, menopause, real estate agent, chinese, model, best friend ...
Place: beijing china
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Magic Touch of Fate (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Magic Touch of Fate 魔術奇緣 is an original Korean screenplay directed by the famous MBC Korean Director, Jang Su Bang, is now filming in Beijing, China. Its cast includes an indomitable trio starring Asian Superstars: Ruby Lin, Alec Su, and ...
Plot: destiny, magic, siblings, secret, korean, love, wisdom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: beijing china
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A West Lake Moment (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Xiao Yu (Zhou), a barista and cake maker in a teahouse-café by Westlake in Hangzhou. Since a car crash long ago, she had been leading a peaceful life with her kind-hearted best friend and fellow car crash survivor Tong (Yim) who is unabashed in ...
Plot: fortune telling, flashback, cell phone, loss of loved one, internet chat, bookstore, cafe, photo album, chinese, surgery, car accident, stuttering ...
Place: beijing china
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Amor (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Plot: taiwanese, artist, painting, body painting, model, love, love triangle, student
Place: china, beijing china
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Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, friends, cause and meaning, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, gender, friend, chinese ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
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 7.1
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Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, tense
Plot: addiction, mental institution, tragic hero, actor's life, rehabilitation, downfall, rise and fall, haunted by the past, family in crisis, drug abuse, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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From Beijing with Love (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a giant dinosaur skull is stolen, the head of the Chinese secret police decides to assign the case to the force's most incompetent reject: a rural butcher who stands around all day drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred). With a trunkload ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, parody, secret agent, spy, james bond spoof, heroes, goofy hero, rivalry, master villain, super weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
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Lovesick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel Lin is a girl who has love phobia caused by her HS ex-bfd who left her heart broken. She vows never to fall in love again but then she meets a handsome doctor in the hospital who seems to a perfect guy. Her new journey starts when she tries to ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, hospital, romance, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, couples, friends, unfulfillment, doctor, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, beijing china, shanghai ...
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 7.6
 32K
The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: musician, monk, monastery, auction, violin, classical music, romance, obsessive quest, collector, obsession, husband wife relationship, childbirth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: oxford university, shanghai, beijing china, montreal, prussia ...
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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, alien, transforming robot, evil alien, androids and robots, battles, chaos, giant robots, good versus evil, man versus machine, killer robot, robot vs. robot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, chicago illinois, hong kong, texas ...
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