Chinese emperor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant chinese emperor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, tense and epic films and TV shows about / with chinese emperor, emperor, betrayal, martial arts, chinese history, mistress, rivalry, palace intrigue, harem and chinese plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as chinese emperor: Lady of the Dynasty (2015), The Empress of China (2014), Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015), Princess Agents (2017), Empress Ki (2013), Marco Polo (2014), Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011), The Opium War (1997), A Trip Around the World (1964), Outcast (2014).

List of chinese emperor movies

Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, romance, political unrest, love story, palace intrigue, rivalry, conspiracy, suicide, betrayal, rebellion, emperor, love ...
Time: 7th century, 8th century
Place: ancient china
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: sentimental, romantic, cynical, touching
Plot: love hate relationship, historical character, chinese emperor, intrigue, family drama, betrayal, love hate, empress, cheating wife, baby, heir to the throne, love triangle ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china
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Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, assassination attempt, crimes, law enforcement, state affairs, political intrigue, murder, deadly, police investigation, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: tomb, love triangle, treasure hunter, grave robbing, past, adventure, investigation, curses spells and rituals, excavation, supernatural, escapades, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
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Princess Agents (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: During the Warring Period, the Western Wei enslaved large numbers of civilians. The slave girl, Chu Qiao, is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She is saved by the Prince of Northern ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: power struggle, romance, martial arts, couple relations, danger, slavery, female warrior, chinese emperor, slave girl, amnesia, secret service, poison ...
Place: china, ancient china
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Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, love, empress, love triangle, palace intrigue, crown prince, betrayal, throne, battles, female protagonist, culture clash, historical figure ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, escapades, danger, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mistress, adventure, battles, heroes, danger, rivalry, desert, escapades, treasure, eunuch, spy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, archaeology, emperor, pyramid, tomb, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, danger, supernatural ability, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, shanghai china, peru ...
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The Opium War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: battles, war, british empire, international crisis, revolution, rebellion, society, politics, military, leadership, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era, 1840s
Place: asia, china, hong kong, east asia, england
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A Trip Around the World (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A highly fictionalized account of the first Serbian foreign-lottery winner - Jovanče Micić, a merchant from Jagodina who went on to travel the whole world in the company of his Hungarian mistress and Montenegrin friend with a wooden leg.
Plot: chinese emperor, old west, female director, wooden leg, harem, trip, pirate ship, eastern
Place: middle east
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Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, China, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, master warrior, warrior, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, danger, betrayal, state affairs, escapades, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, china
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Moon Warriors (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A kind-hearted fisherman, content with simple life, is reluctantly drawn into helping a noble emperor regain his throne from his evil brother.
Style: semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, village, righting the wronged, love triangle, vengeance, royal family, woman in danger, legends and myths, redemption, true love, friends ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia
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Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: court intrigue, palace intrigue, politics, rise to power, ruse, execution, castle, rivalry, ambition, murder, civil war, political leader ...
Place: ancient china
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Go Princess Go (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China
Story: Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he's trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he's traveled a thousand years into the past but that's not even the biggest problem, he ...
Style: visually appealing, sweet, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, combat, harem, rivalry, court intrigue, husband wife relationship, palace intrigue, love and romance, youth, royal family, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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The Eternal Love (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Story: Mo Lian Cheng is the 8th prince of Dongyue who is forced to marry Qu Tan Er who was already in love with Mo Yi Huai (Mo Lian Cheng's elder brother). Qu Tan Er tries to commit suicide one day because she doesn't want to marry Mo Lian Cheng ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Plot: romance, reincarnation, split personality, love triangle, supernatural power, romantic rivalry, dual identity, secret identity, amnesia, lost love, damsel in distress, secret ...
Place: ancient china, china
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The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: Gong Sun Li is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke and Li have been in love with each other since they were children. While trying to protect Li during an attack, Jing Ke is poisoned. Li’s beauty has seized ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, romantic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love triangle, lost love, revenge, murderer, warlord, destiny, love and romance, love, couples, court intrigue, reunion ...
Place: china, ancient china
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Plot: empress, love triangle, heir to the throne, chinese history, qing dynasty, female rivalry, prince, harem, scheming, chinese emperor, mistress, royal palace ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: court intrigue, time travel, romance, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, royal family, palace intrigue, prince, marriage proposal, love triangle, political intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: political conspiracy, justice, political intrigue, loyalty, battle, friendship, battles, false identity, betrayal, emperor, murder, deception ...
Place: china, ancient china
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League of Gods (2016)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an official enters his bedchamber, and is devoured by the monstrous tails of Daji (Fan Bingbing), his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to ...
Style: exciting, scenic
Plot: chinese, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, heroic mission, obsessive quest, good versus evil, master villain, save the world, supernatural power, legends and myths, transformation, fight scenes ...
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Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: emperor, poet, magical creature, investigation, mysticism, secret, supernatural, death, cat, mistress, black cat, danger ...
Time: 8th century
Place: ancient china
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Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan is a Chinese television series based on a novel by Nangong Bo that tells of the romance between Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. The series was directed by Zhou Xiaowen and starred Fan Bingbing and ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: politics, prince, chinese, emperor, passion, power, conspiracy, chinese emperor
Time: 8th century
Place: china, ancient china
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Palace of Desire (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Story: Palace of Desire, also known as Da Ming Gong Ci, is a Chinese television series based on the life story of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen ...
Plot: historical figure, princess, chinese, mother daughter relationship, empress, chinese emperor
Place: ancient china
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The Adventure Of The King (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: From the director of “72 Tenants Of Prosperity” comes a period comedy movie about an emperor (Richie Ren) who disguises himself as a commoner and later falls in love with Phoenix (Barbie Hsu), the lady boss of an inn.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: love, mistaken identity, hidden identity, emperor, betrayal, hotel, chinese emperor, kung fu, memory loss
Place: ancient china
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On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays 009, or translated literally from its aural pronunciation, double-O Dog. He's one of 12 special Royal Bodyguards of a simpleton Emperor (Liu Yiwei) who named these 12 guards after the Chinese Zodiac, hence 9 translated to Dog. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: martial arts, farce, empress, save the day, assassination attempt, parody, escapades, silly humor, inventions and discoveries, disorder, goofy hero, royal family ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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Genghis Khan (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, West Germany, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.
Style: epic, factual, captivating, tense
Plot: leader, tyrant, emperor, revolution, assassination attempt, training, slave trade, prisoner, betrayal, loss of father, autobiography, adventure ...
Time: 13th century
Place: asia, persia, china
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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