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, stylized, exciting, visually appealing and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with culture clash, martial arts, storytelling, mentor, runaway, violence, transformation, dialogue, betrayal and battles plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as china: Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), To Live (1994), Farewell My Concubine (1993), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), The Great Wall (2016), Red Cliff (2008), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Shaolin (2011), The Warrior (2001).

List of movies set in china

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: sexy, serious, captivating, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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 8.3
 17K
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, hopes, family relations, funeral, battles, child abuse, cultural revolution, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, actor, suicide, marriage, teacher, communism, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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 5.9
 128K
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: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, absurd, colourful ...
Plot: monster, siege, warrior, archer, army, courage, heroism, invasion, good versus evil, attack, giant creature, great wall of china ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 11th century
Place: china, ancient china, latin america, egypt
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 44K
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, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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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: stylized, epic, enigmatic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, master warrior, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, dalmatian, fight, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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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: stylized, captivating, exciting, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, battles, life is a bitch, military, historical character, wartime life, leadership, deadly, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 19K
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monk, shaolin, martial artist, shaolin monk, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, wu shu, monastery, state affairs, refugee, conquering, dictatorship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 11K
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, captivating ...
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 ...
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 2K
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, touching, semi serious, exciting
Plot: reincarnation, star crossed lovers, immortal, love, royalty, magical power, romance, fairy, fantasy world, chinese, amnesia, time travel ...
Place: china
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: warrior, martial arts, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, resistance, tragic event, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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 7.1
 3K
White Snake (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as ...
Style: exciting, captivating, fairy tale, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient, snake, mythical creature, love, dragon, magical, super powers, emperor, magic, demon, good versus evil, assassin ...
Place: china
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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, contemplative, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, political unrest, family life, parents and children, innocence lost, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 6K
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, wartime life, survival, negotiation, lifesaver, chaos ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 430K
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, China
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: chosen one, mentor, talking animals, kung fu, adventure, warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, goofy hero, unlikely friendships, master warrior, computer animation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 6K
Ne Zha (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Primus extracts a Mixed Yuan Bead into a Spirit Seed and a Demon Pill. The Spirit Seed can be reincarnated as a human to help King Zhou establish a new dynasty, whereas the Demon Pill will create a devil threatening humanity. Ne Zha is the one ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, light
Plot: demon, supernatural ability, adventure, goddess, rebelliousness, heroes, hopes, supernatural, spirit, battles, imaginary, magic ...
Place: 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, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, battle, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, geneva switzerland, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
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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: murder, family relations, dysfunctional family, crimes, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, police detective, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 264K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, princess, adventure, dragon, friendship, cross dressing, woman dressed as man, good versus evil, disney, human spirit, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 23K
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, fight scenes, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, virginity, life is a bitch, youth, society, politics, apprentice, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tibet, asia, 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cultural revolution, village, love triangle, culture clash, re-education, coming of age, love affair, social differences, friendship, fall in love, rehabilitation, unrequited love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, paris france
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, tough girl, female fighter, military life, female soldier, heroic mission, military, adventure, escapades, gender, soldier ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 130K
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: martial arts, kung fu, 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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Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, undercover, heroes, drug lord, kung fu, working undercover, law enforcement, crimes, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
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 7.6
 74K
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, martial arts tournament, friendship, exile, patriotism, hopes, 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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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: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, martial arts, tragic love, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 2K
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, social differences, revolution, politics, working conditions, fired from the job, childhood memory, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 3K
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, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, deadly, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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