Chinese new year movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant chinese new year movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with chinese new year, family relations, martial arts, culture clash, brutality, fireworks, friendship, destiny, restaurant and fantasy world plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Hong Kong, China, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as chinese new year: The Way of the Dragon (1972), The King of Masks (1996), Wok the Kasbah (2011), The Grandmaster (2013), The Illegal Immigrant (1985), Operation C.I.A. (1965), Perpetual Motion (2005), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World II (1988), Now Chinatown (2000).

List of chinese new year movies

The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, gang, gangsters, heroes, restaurant, vengeance, culture clash, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, sniper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, asia ...
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The King of Masks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, street performer, black market, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, theater, kidnapped child, deception, culture clash, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1900s, contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
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Wok the Kasbah (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A funny comedy about the war suddenly started between two restaurant owners families.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious
Plot: rivalry, family relations, society, disorder, revenge, restaurant, interracial relations, losing-it hero, uninhibited rivalry, family business, urban, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, rivalry, contests and competitions, opponent, instructor, heir heiress, fist fighting, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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The Illegal Immigrant (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lead, arrested and processed after a police raid on a Canal St. clothing workshop. He has no status in HK, where he'd swam, or the US, where he arrived as a stowaway, to avoid metal detectors which would pick up the bullets still in his ...
Style: social realism
Plot: female director, child in peril, true love, lawyer, beach, tour guide, little boy, threat, plastic surgery, cantonese, brother sister relationship, green card ...
Place: new york
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I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad! (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There is an underlying story about a lazy son who knows some kung fu but mostly fakes it to show off. After being exposed he does good by improving his skills to the point where he can finally knock down his kung fu master father.
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, domineering father, monkey king, chinese new year, disco, father son relationship, slacker
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Operation C.I.A. (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.
Plot: cia, buddhist temple, gun, taxi, punched in the stomach, kidnapping, hotel, poison gas, airport, restaurant, spy, fistfight ...
Place: saigon
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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, chicken, best friend, chinese new year, car accident, urban setting, sparrow, menopause, real estate agent, loss of husband, bourgeoisie, e mail ...
Place: beijing china
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bill, a TV news reporter, tries to make ends meet to support himself, his wife and three daughters in urban Hong Kong. In the mist of the misadventures of Bill and his family, their luck and lives ultimately change when Bill's wife suddenly ...
Plot: cancer, lottery winner, adultery, surrealism, tv news, estate, neighborhood, lottery, chinese new year, kidnapped child, superhero spoof, family relations ...
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World II (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After losing their lottery winnings during the bank's closure, the Biu family's luck changes again as Bill's job promotion and daughters' education and work careers sent them and the entire family to lead their new lives in ...
Plot: chinese new year, surrealism, lottery winner, neighborhood, immigration, lottery, newspaper, christmas, newspaper editor
Place: canada
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Now Chinatown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Film from Steve Dunning
Plot: cross cultural relations, restaurant, mahjong, immigration, chinese restaurant, bus, chinese new year
Place: los angeles
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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, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, fighting the system, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: china, beijing china, asia, shanghai china, east berlin east germany ...
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1965 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller that tells the engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives during the time leading up to the independence of Singapore. The protagonists were a part of history in the making; they become the pioneer generation who ...
Plot: chinese new year, confrontation, street vendor, child killed, secret society, skepticism, press conference, hate, pregnant, news reporter, bombing, police inspector ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: singapore, malaysia, asia
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Mountains May Depart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.
Plot: oedipus complex, storekeeper, dance club, new year, older woman younger man relationship, explosion, nightclub, car accident, love triangle, wealth, gun, assault ...
Time: near future, year 2014, year 1999
Place: sydney australia, china
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Prison on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ching and Yiu and problems they face with Mickey, a fellow inmate and "Assassin", a prison guard. Yiu is sentenced to three years for manslaughter. In a fight for his father, he pushed a man and was run over by a bus. Ching was sent to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: favoritism, prison, crimes, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, gangsters, rivalry, martial arts, chases and races, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Cat and Mouse (2003)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Zhan Zhao (Andy Lau) is a court officer who learns of a plot to assassinate Judge Bao (Anthony Wong). While on holiday he meets a young man named Bai (Cecilia Cheung) who turns out to be a woman. Zhan Zhao tries to recruit Bai to help him stop the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: love affair, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, secret identity, battles, dishonesty, escapades, hidden identity, romance, love and romance, folk hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: maid, social differences, master and servant, society, family life, stroke, retirement home, power relations, oldtimer, producer, family relations, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
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The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, adventure, heroic mission, parallel world, imaginary kingdom, youth, escapades, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, Germany, China, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, archaeologist, archaeology, emperor, tomb, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, pyramid, supernatural ability, danger, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, england, shanghai china ...
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The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, storytelling, hopes, golden years, women, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
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Flower Drum Song (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Chinese stowaway Mei Li arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong, in an arranged marriage; but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low. This film version of the Rodgers and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, slang
Plot: heist, family relations, love triangle, nightclub, chinatown, stowaway, looking for love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, show tunes, wedding, transvestism ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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China Cry: A True Story (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, pregnancy, down on your luck, family life, survival, concentration camp, rich and poor, captivity, bittersweet, strong female presence, unfulfillment, against humanity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, shanghai china
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