Movies and TV shows set in china

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in china ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, visually appealing, stylized and epic films and TV shows about / with culture clash, mentor, runaway, storytelling, martial arts, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, betrayal and violence plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
china movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as china: Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Farewell My Concubine (1993), The Great Wall (2016), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), To Live (1994), The Warrior (2001), Red Cliff (2008), Eternal Love (2017), Shaolin (2011).

List of movies set in china

Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, racism, idealism, heroes, hopes, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, heroic mission ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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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, teacher, marriage, communism, suicide, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
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The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychotronic, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, army, archer, warrior, heroism, courage, creature, attack, good versus evil, battle ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 11th century
Place: china, latin america, egypt
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, folk hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, empress, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, wedding, funeral, battles, family relations, hopes, cultural revolution, child abuse, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
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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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Eternal Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Three hundred years ago, Bai Qian stood on the Zhu Xian Terrace, turned around and jumped off without regret. Ye Hua stood by the bronze mirror to witness with his own eyes her death. Three hundred years later, in the East Sea Dragon Palace, the two ...
Style: romantic, disturbing, exciting, touching, semi serious
Plot: reincarnation, star crossed lovers, love, romance, goddess, magic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, mishap, fox, immortal, fantasy world ...
Place: china
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: monk, martial artist, martial arts, shaolin monk, state affairs, conquering, dictatorship, duel, regret, shaolin, violence, warlord ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, intense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mentor, chosen one, kung fu, adventure, talking animals, martial arts, warrior, goofy hero, master warrior, panda, transformation, training ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, virginity, life is a bitch, politics, youth, society, apprentice, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, innocence lost, parents and children, family life, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, family relations, reform ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
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City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, lifesaver, negotiation, survival, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, saga, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, graphic violence, deadly, danger, wartime life, weakness, battle zone, life is a bitch, horse, historical character ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, heroes, navy, battle, chinese, u.s. navy, missionary, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, murder, dysfunctional family, crimes, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, parent getting married, police detective, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, captivating, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, cross dressing, friendship, good versus evil, dragon, human spirit, impersonating, woman dressed as man, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, duel, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Cultural Revolution, two young men are sent to a remote mining village where they fall in love with the local tailor’s beautiful granddaughter and discover a suitcase full of forbidden Western novels.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cultural revolution, village, love triangle, culture clash, re-education, love affair, social differences, friendship, fall in love, coming of age, rehabilitation, tradition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, paris france
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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: bully, kung fu, gangsters, heroes, martial arts, murder, mob boss, robbery, vengeance, rivalry, chaos, success ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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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, responsibility ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
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The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, tragic love, martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, love and romance, frame up, crimes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
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24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: factory, working class, introspection, workplace, society, revolution, social differences, politics, working conditions, fired from the job, childhood memory, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: china, asia
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, idealism, revolution, injustice, media, doctor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, madrid, montreal ...
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Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: miner, murder, crimes, investigation, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bio weapon, world war two, sino japanese war, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, against humanity, concentration camp, experimenting, gory, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, immortality, teenager, martial arts, good versus evil, imaginary, warrior, magical, mentor, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, usa, asia, hong kong
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The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, nostalgic, scary ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: panda, family relations, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, on the run, parents and children, survival, friends, disorder, animal life ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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