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, dramatic, breathtaking and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, culture clash, betrayal, destiny, dialogue, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, redemption and runaway 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: Ip Man 3D (2015), Mulan (1998), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Drug War (2012), The Last Emperor (1987), A Touch of Sin (2013), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Red Cliff (2008), To Live (1994), Once Upon a Time in China (1991).
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To Live
Drama, War
China, Hong Kong
133 min.
 8.3
The Last Emperor
Biography, Drama, History
UK, Italy, China, France, USA
163 min.
 7.8
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The Monkey King 3
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
China, Hong Kong
114 min.
 5.5
Ghostbox Cowboy
Comedy, Drama
China, USA
90 min.
 6.1

List of movies set in china

 7.1
 36K
Ip Man 3D
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, disturbing, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight scenes, mentor, martial arts school, mentor protege relationship, protection, culture clash, gangsters, gangs, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo
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 7.6
 209K
Mulan
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, humorous, light, touching, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: adventure, friendship, good versus evil, talking animals, human spirit, heroine, female warrior, courage, impersonating, martial arts, cross dressing, animals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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 7.1
 107K
Kung Fu Panda 3
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.
Style: funny, entertaining, light, colourful, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, kung fu, panda, fight scenes, good versus evil, fantasy world, anthropomorphism, dragon, adventure, mentor, friendship, destiny ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 7.0
 8K
Drug War
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, working undercover, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, whistleblower, mole, recruit, drug cartel, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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The Last Emperor
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France, USA
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, atmospheric, reflective ...
Plot: childhood, idealism, revolution, prison, emperor, communism, arranged marriage, head of state, suicide attempt, leadership, destiny, storytelling ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, beijing china
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A Touch of Sin
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: violence, capitalism, society, corruption, storytelling, brutality, solitude, loneliness, losing-it hero, violent, injustice, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo, mine
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 7.6
 361K
Kung Fu Panda
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, mentor, adventure, goofy hero, family, unlikely friendships, transformation, talking animals, warrior, life philosophy, panda ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 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, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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 8.3
 14K
To Live
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: touching, emotional, epic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, revolution, death, poverty, civil war, hospital, parents and children, tragedy, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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Once Upon a Time in China
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, vengeance, kung fu, violence, fight scenes, master warrior, redemption, friendship, one man army, betrayal, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
Is relevant ?
Curse of the Golden Flower
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, colourful ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, dysfunctional family, incest, sacrifice, sword fight, ninja, secrets, kung fu, family drama, storytelling ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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The Painted Veil
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, redemption, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, hospital, period piece, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, england, london, shanghai china
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 11K
The Road Home
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Plot: romance, death, teacher, village, love, young lovers, loneliness, memory, funeral, school, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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 6.3
 15K
Red Corner
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, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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 7.5
 7K
Red Sorghum
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: wine, couple relations, political unrest, village, wartime life, brutality, war, childhood, political corruption, love and romance, culture clash, art ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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The Sand Pebbles
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, serious ...
Plot: adventure, romance, war, friendship, military, redemption, politics, revolution, civil war, gunfight, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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The Monkey King 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The third installment of the blockbuster fantasy series sees the return of the Monkey King (Aaron Kwok) in his most action-packed adventure yet! While continuing their epic journey to the West, the Monkey King and his companions are taken captive by ...
Style: suspense, humorous, exciting, surprise ending, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: martial arts, fight scenes, good versus evil, fight, magic, rescue, supernatural ability, love, death, heroic mission, woman in danger, monk ...
Place: china
Is relevant ?
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, romance, mentor, kung fu, sword fight, betrayal, violence, master warrior, adventure, theft, fight scenes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
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The King of Masks
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, culture clash, artist, opera, monkey, parents and children, poverty, family relations, art, runaway, orphan, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 10K
The Warrior
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: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, war, survival, samurai, kung fu, violence, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
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Farewell My Concubine
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, atmospheric, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: opera, friendship, childhood, betrayal, love, obsession, homosexuality, male nudity, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, revolution, runaway ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, spain, japan, beijing china ...
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The Emperor and the Assassin
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, assassin, betrayal, sword fight, murder, revolution, period piece, blind ambition, fight scenes, dialogue, beautiful scenery, storytelling ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
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Raise the Red Lantern
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: marriage, loneliness, adultery, tragedy, death, contests and competitions, storytelling, crumbling marriage, secrets, women, betrayal, feminism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 32K
Man of Tai Chi
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, brutality, kung fu, fight scenes, master warrior, revenge, ninja, mentor, blood, contests and competitions, competition, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
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The Blue Kite
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: realistic, serious, sincere, reflective, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political, tragedy, courage, parents and children, runaway, childhood, culture clash, character study, political unrest, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1950s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time in China II
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, revolution, master warrior, violence, ninja, fight scenes, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, wizards ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
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The Amazing Panda Adventure
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, scary, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, children, rescue, animals, wilderness, save the day, kids and family, mentor, adoption, childhood ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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 7.9
 162K
Hero
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, assassin, vengeance, idealism, violence, assassins, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, kung fu, fight scenes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 191K
Ip Man
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentor, idealism, kung fu, violence, good versus evil, redemption, culture clash, master warrior, fight scenes, contests and competitions, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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