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 stylized, visually appealing, exciting, serious, epic and allegory films and TV shows about / with chinese, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, violence, martial arts, runaway, betrayal, transformation and heroes 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: To Live (1994), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), Farewell My Concubine (1993), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), The Great Wall (2016), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Red Cliff (2008), Mulan (1998), Shaolin (2011).

List of movies set in china

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, family saga, sad, sexy, emotional ...
Plot: chinese history, communism, gambling, cultural revolution, poverty, destiny, politics, family relations, hospital, revolution, civil war, death ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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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, colourful, absurd, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, empress, incest, dysfunctional family, sword fight, empire, fight, kung fu, execution ...
Time: 1930s, 7th century, 10th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, tokyo, ancient china
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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: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, theater, child abuse, suicide, homosexuality, drug addiction, lgbt, lgbtq, friendship, opera, cultural revolution ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: china, spain, beijing china, asia, japan ...
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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, intense, colourful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, master warrior, culture clash, friendship, tragic hero, school, fight, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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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: dark fantasy, exciting, absurd, colourful, epic ...
Plot: monster, great wall of china, warrior, archer, siege, creature, invasion, courage, army, good versus evil, heroism, mythology ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 11th century
Place: china, egypt, latin america, ancient china
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, scenic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, ancient history, chinese, historical event, military, battles, wartime life, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, england, hong kong, asia
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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, enigmatic, sexy, melancholic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, kung fu master, master warrior, fight, dalmatian, samurai, heroes, hopes, folk hero, tai chi ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, las vegas ...
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 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, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, ancient history, violent, historical event, war hero, visceral, revenge, idealism ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, disney, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, adventure, human spirit, good versus evil, woman dressed as man, princess, heroine ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin monk, monk, martial artist, shaolin kung fu, wu shu, monastery, conquering, kung fu, dictatorship, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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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: stylized, exciting, sexy, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, tragic love, swords and armor, warrior, sword fight, kung fu, love triangle, fight, emperor, adventure, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, ancient china, asia
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: atmospheric, epic, stylized, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, female martial artist, warrior, kung fu, fight, martial artist, tough girl, female warrior, romance, qing dynasty ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia, beijing china
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The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, sport, human spirit, family, kung fu, contests and competitions, underdog, teachers and students, rivalry, coach, coming of age, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, beijing china, new jersey, california, asia ...
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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: disturbing, romantic, touching, semi serious, exciting
Plot: eternal love, reincarnation, romance, deity, immortal, chinese, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, star crossed lovers, love, goddess, memory loss, magic ...
Place: china
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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: supernatural ability, demon, adventure, heaven, rebelliousness, magic, spirit, good versus evil, battles, heroes, goddess, hopes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: china
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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, magical, dragon, good versus evil, legend, supernatural ability, magic, super powers, emperor ...
Place: china
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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, stylized, intense, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, young heroes, sword fight, monkey king, adventure, good versus evil, immortality, time travel, friendship, medieval, magical, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, boston, usa, asia
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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, surreal, exciting, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, gangsters, gang, lone hero, mob boss, kung fu fighting, violent, bully, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
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, stylized, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, mistress, arranged marriage, marriage, intrigue, jealousy, wealth, insanity, massage, romantic rivalry, tragic event, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, 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, political, breathtaking, sexy, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, world war two, royalty, chinese history, emperor, revolution, drug addiction, prison, royal family, eunuch, breast feeding, interrogation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1910s, 50s ...
Place: china, beijing china, japan, asia
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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: epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, war, kung fu, samurai, desert, battles, survival, master warrior, exile, fight, betrayal, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, poland, japan, korea ...
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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, female fighter, female soldier, tough girl, heroic mission, military life, martial arts, adventure, military, soldier, heroes ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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A Touch of Sin (2013)
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, meditative, melancholic, brutal, art house ...
Plot: injustice, violence, crimes, dehumanization, loneliness, working class, brutality, life philosophy, realism, society, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, tokyo, japan
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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: depressing, realistic, gloomy, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, communism, runaway, mentor, character study, fighting the system, visceral, tragedy, sacrifice, segregation, race issues ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: china, tokyo, california, asia, japan
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, british empire, siege, politics, military, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, colonialism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: china, england, france, beijing china, asia ...
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, sino japanese war, atrocity, prostitute, japanese occupation of china, prostitution, war, holocaust, suffering, brothel, survival, rape ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, germany, japan, asia
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, epic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, swords and armor, kung fu, fight, adventure, assassin, ancient history, samurai, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, hong kong, asia
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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, talking animals, mentor, adventure, chosen one, animals, transformation, good versus evil, goofy hero, unlikely friendships, warrior ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: fairy tale, sincere, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: martial arts, woman dressed as man, heroine, tough girl, female warrior, disney, gender disguise, chinese woman, human spirit, chinese emperor, mythical creature, warrior ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, rescue, atrocity, heroes, lifesaver, wartime life, confined, selflessness, righting the wronged, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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