Movies and TV shows set in shanghai china

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in shanghai china ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful and emotional films and TV shows about / with death, murder, destiny, mentor, chinese, chase, storytelling, dialogue, betrayal and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres shot in USA, China, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shanghai china: Shanghai (2010), Spy Game (2001), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Geostorm (2017), The White Countess (2005), Three Times (2005), Springtime in a Small Town (2002), Purple Butterfly (2003), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Saving Face (2004).

List of movies set in shanghai china

 6.4
 9K
Shanghai (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own ...
Style: captivating, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, love and romance, dark secret, mafia ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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 7.1
 146K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, working undercover, mentor, rescue, undercover, bribery, political corruption, government agency, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, cyprus, middle east, vietnam, langley virginia ...
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: giant monster, giant creature, giant robots, alien monster, robot, killer robot, monster, teenage hero, alien, army, human versus monster, academy ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, sydney australia, china, santa monica california, hong kong ...
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 5.3
 95K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, storm, apocalypse, catastrophe, tsunami, disaster film, hurricane, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, weather manipulation, conspiracy ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: madrid, washington d.c., shanghai china, afghanistan, paris france ...
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The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai, macau ...
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 7.0
 5K
Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, anthology ...
Plot: longing, brothel, love affair, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, romance, couples, wartime life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: shanghai, taiwan, taipei, tokyo, shanghai china
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Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, bittersweet, couples, romance, crumbling marriage, small town life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: japanese occupation, war, wartime life, rivalry, political unrest, love affair, anti war, tragic hero, hidden identity, love and romance, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, battle, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, utah, geneva switzerland, new jersey ...
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 7.4
 10K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, coming out, generation gap, romance, lesbian love, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, paris france, china ...
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 6.5
 786
Jasmine Flower (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Zhang Ziyi plays the youngest of three generations of women who leads lives in Shanghai. Joan Chen plays the great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother. The film recounts this family, the mistakes they make, and a cycle that the granddaughter breaks ...
Style: family saga
Plot: motherhood, mother, photo studio, class differences, communist, movie studio, movie star, film industry, fame, generation gap, infertility, movie theatre ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 80s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, china
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 7.6
 73K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, redemption, childhood, warrior, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
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 7.7
 632K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, spy, secret agent, 007, spy hero, explosion, british secret service, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, turkey, england, asia, europe ...
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 6.8
 2K
Perhaps Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: China, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, film within a film, rivalry, love affair, showbiz, romance, femme fatale, ambition, unfulfillment, actor's life, introspection ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, beijing china ...
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The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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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, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, tomb, archaeology, emperor, adventurer, pyramid, danger, supernatural ability, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, england, shanghai ...
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, disguise, mission, double agent, cia, gunfight, nurse, mask, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, frogman
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, italy, shanghai china, hong kong ...
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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, undercover, chase, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, terrorist, embassy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, shanghai china, berlin germany, virginia ...
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, fantasy world, treasure hunt, archaeology, sexy woman, treasure map, heroic mission, adventurer, good versus evil, danger, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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 7.7
 128K
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, mob boss, thief, murder, robbery, magic, gangsters, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, artifact, good versus evil, adventurer, danger, child driving car, tombs and skeletons, treasure, crocodile ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935
Place: india, shanghai china, china, shanghai
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Red Rose White Rose (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, infidelity, passion, seductress, reputation, love triangle, woman on top, extramarital affair, marriage, love, adultery
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: china, shanghai china, shanghai
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 4.9
 3K
Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Shi-Jie is a brilliant martial artist from the Kung Fu School. One day, he encounters a group of youths playing basketball and shows off how easy it is for him, with his martial arts training, to do a Slam Dunk. Watching him was Chen-Li, a shrewd ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, basketball, university, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, ambition, teamwork, brother sister relationship, martial arts, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, eroticism, political unrest, sexual relations, couples, revolution, casino, love and romance, danger, politics, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, bravery, child protagonist, japanese army, stadium, japanese soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, pregnancy, down on your luck, family life, survival, concentration camp, rich and poor, captivity, bittersweet, strong female presence, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai, shanghai china
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 6.6
 119K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, adventure, unlikely couple, cattle drive, wilderness, world war two, journey, ranch, fall in love, inheritance, opposites attract, racist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
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Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the world, invisibility, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, transformation, scientist, wedding, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., los angeles, london ...
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Blood Brothers (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fung (Daniel Wu) and his best friends, brothers Kang (Liu Ye) and Hu (Tony Yang), leave the countryside together to make it big in Shanghai. Things aren't so easy in the city, however, and the brothers stumble and toil until opportunity brings ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise and fall, village life, city life, innocence lost, starting over, best friends, lifestyle, crimes, nightclub, gangsters ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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