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 suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with murder, violence, betrayal, death, chase, gun, danger, explosion, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, China, UK and other countries.
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shanghai china movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as shanghai china: The Eight Hundred (2020), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Fruits of Passion (1981), Shanghai (2010), Spy Game (2001), The Meg (2018), Horror Express (1972), Shanghai Kiss (2007), Shanghai Surprise (1986), Eternal Wave (2017).

List of movies set in shanghai china

The Eight Hundred (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 149 min.
Story: In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, exciting
Plot: chinese history, sino japanese war, japanese soldier, world war two, siege, military, warehouse, military life, war, military officer, warlord, chinese ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: shanghai, china
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
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, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, treasure, tombs and skeletons, good versus evil, adventurer, crocodile, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1984, year 1935
Place: india, china, shanghai
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: wealthy family, infidelity, wedding, luxury, rich man poor woman, materialism, chinawoman, chinaman, chinese, domineering mother, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
Place: singapore, xian, taiwan, new york, london ...
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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, sexy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: eroticism, prostitute, dominatrix, coitus, explicit sex, bdsm, erotica, age difference, sex, surrealism, making love, sex scene ...
Time: 1920s
Place: shanghai
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 6.4
 10K
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, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: spy, world war two, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, fall in love, political conspiracy, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, dark secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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 7.0
 158K
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, mentor, terrorist, working undercover, political corruption, secret agents, cold war, vietnam war, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., shanghai, munich germany, cyprus ...
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 5.6
 172K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, giant monster, ocean, sea monster, survival, animal attack, killer shark, giant creature, giant, giant animal, creature feature, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: shanghai, thailand, usa, asia, pacific ocean ...
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 6.5
 11K
Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, train, creature, supernatural, murder, monk, anthropologist, zombie, death, alien, expedition, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, prehistory
Place: siberia, china, russia, england, asia ...
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Shanghai Kiss (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Liam Liu unwittingly gets involved with a high school girl. He suddenly has to go to China after learning from his father that he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. He's not very appreciative of his Chinese roots and at ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, inter cultural, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, love and romance, introspection, teenage life, society, language barrier, high school, interracial romance, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, shanghai, china
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Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic, semi serious ...
Plot: adventure, american abroad, unlikely friendships, happy ending, opium, drug dealing, partners, unlikely partners, romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, corruption ...
Time: year 1937, 80s, 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, argentina, asia
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 5.8
 109
Eternal Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eternal Wave 密战 is a Chinese film set during the anti-Japanese occupation era starring Aaron Kwok, Zhao Li Ying and Zhang Han. It follows the main protagonist Lin Xiang who is a spy working underground to reestablish what was destroyed ruing the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: world war two, espionage, sino japanese war, japanese occupation, chinese history, spy, communist, mission, media, media manipulation, social problems, japanese occupation of china ...
Place: shanghai
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Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, teamwork, survival, security system, betrayal, secret place, friends, crimes, friendship, ambition, escape plan ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chechnya, shanghai, atlanta georgia, bangkok thailand
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, mecha, psychotronic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monster, giant monster, robot, alien, teenage hero, giant creature, killer robot, giant robots, creature, chinawoman, alien monster, military ...
Time: future, near future
Place: mount fuji, china, australia, asia, shanghai ...
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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, colourful, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: penguins, talking animals, adventure, animals, spy, friendship, good versus evil, espionage, animal life, rescue, buddies, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: madagascar, rio de janeiro, antarctica, venice, shanghai ...
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 7.1
 3K
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, sentimental, sincere, touching, depressing ...
Plot: gay, older man younger man relationship, gay asian, gay sex, love affair, lgbt, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, gay relationship, couples, society ...
Time: 20th century, year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: beijing china, china, asia, hong kong, america ...
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 7.8
 697K
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, suspense, entertaining, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, espionage, secret agents, spy, 007, secret service, british intelligence, heroic mission, mission, assassin, british secret service, secret service agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, london, scotland, turkey, asia ...
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 5.7
 974
Families (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, humorous, contemplative
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, brother brother relationship, family feud, family relations, dead father, inheritance, business deal, double life, family crisis, last will and testament, broken family, chinese woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, shanghai, london
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A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Taiwan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: chinese, art, couples, artists and showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, romance, rise to the top, celebrity culture, road not taken, haunted by the past ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, china, asia ...
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.
Style: suspense, semi serious, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, world war two, conspiracy, crimes, femme fatale, blackmail, missing person, escapades, mystery, political intrigue, organized crime ...
Time: year 1943, 20th century, 1940s
Place: india, asia, shanghai
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 4.7
 8K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: tricky, enigmatic, exciting, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, cyberpunk, child in peril, escapades, kidnapping, disorder, uncover truth, secret agents, mind control, amnesia, gunfight, mad scientist ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro
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 7.4
 577K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, mind bending, confusing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, cyberpunk, time paradox, organized crime, distopia, escape, self sacrifice, changing the past or future, chase, destiny ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: entertaining, exciting, surreal, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, transforming robot, alien, military, giant robots, alien invasion, chaos, technology, vengeance, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century, 2000s, stone age ...
Place: egypt, virginia, washington d.c., new york, philadelphia ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 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: disturbing, rough, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, japanese army, sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, war atrocity, atrocity, japanese occupation of china, japanese occupation, life is a bitch, mass murder, chinese history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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, entertaining, atmospheric, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, tomb, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, archaeology, monster, chinese emperor, chase, mythology, supernatural, emperor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: china, egypt, asia, himalaya, peru ...
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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: suspense, exciting, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, double agent, cia, gunfight, disguise, heist, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: china, italy, shanghai, berlin germany, asia ...
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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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, spy, secret agents, mission, chase, secret service, twists and turns, murder, undercover, conspiracy, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, virginia, paris france, shanghai, london ...
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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, entertaining, stylized, captivating, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, kick-butt women, female protagonist, fantasy world, monster, adventurer, chase, treasure, tombs and skeletons ...
Time: 2000s
Place: greece, africa, egypt, europe, asia ...
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 4.8
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, time travel, sport team, brother sister relationship, chinese, rivalry, youth, power relations, beggar, bet, press conference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, shanghai
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, sad, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, war, captivity, childhood, japanese army, pow, young heroes, children in wartime, boy, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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Blood Brothers (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: rough, stylized, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise and fall, village life, crimes, lifestyle, best friends, starting over, city life, innocence lost, nightclub, nightclub singer ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, ancient china, asia
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