Movies and TV shows set in ancient china

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ancient china ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, epic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with martial arts, rivalry, heroes, battles, adventure, danger, betrayal, master warrior, chinese emperor and romance plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in China, Hong Kong, USA and other countries.
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ancient china movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient china: The Assassin (2015), Confucius (2010), The Empress of China (2014), Legend of the Demon Cat (2017), The Monkey King 2 (2016), Mulan (1998), The Seventh Sense (2011), Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009), Legend of the Liquid Sword (1993), Mulan (2020).

List of movies set in ancient china

 6.3
 15K
The Assassin (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
Style: meditative, breathtaking, atmospheric, harsh, scenic ...
Plot: exile, assassination, martial arts, magic realism, assassin, black magic, nudity (full frontal - brief), female killer, arrow, shot with an arrow, rooftop fight, archer ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china, china
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 6.2
 4K
Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, political unrest, hopes, heroes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure, wise man ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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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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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The Monkey King 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dragon, demon, monk, witch, monkey king, dishonesty, danger, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, friendship, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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 7.6
 246K
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, princess, female warrior, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, cross dressing, dragon, human spirit, impersonating, hidden identity, boot camp ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Seventh Sense (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A genetic engineering student tries to bring back the skills of a legend of the past and use his skills to save India from a deadly virus attack by China.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: martial arts, bio weapon, biological warfare, master warrior, supernatural, danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, save the day, heroes, hypnosis, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ancient china, india
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
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: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, tough girl, hidden identity, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, folk hero, military life, female protagonist, emperor, male female relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Legend of the Liquid Sword (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The young Chor Lau-heung learns martial arts from Tuk-ku Kau-pai and has attained a high level of skill. His teacher sends him to Shaolin Monastery to attend a contest that is held once every ten years. On the journey, Chor meets Wu Tit-fa and ...
Plot: martial arts, vampire, acupuncture, flag, flying, tavern, artist
Place: ancient china
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 5.6
 28K
Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, false identity, chinese woman, war, adventure, sword, chinese, female warrior, chinawoman, chinaman, practice, brunette ...
Place: ancient china, china
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 8.2
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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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 7.0
 12K
Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: army, betrayal, violence, murder, civil war, doppelganger, danger, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china, china
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 6.2
 2K
Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, disorder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 8.5
 997
Ashes of Love (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jin Mi is the daughter of a flower deity who is fed a pill that prevents her from feeling or expressing romantic love. She gets tangled in a love triangle with Heavenly Prince Xu Feng and the ambitious Night Deity Run Yu.
Style: intense, scenic, stylized, exciting
Plot: magical, romance, immortal, reincarnation, lovers, misunderstanding, mission, rivalry, warrior, friendship, responsibility, legends and myths ...
Place: ancient china
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 7.4
 43K
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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The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: The Glamorous Imperial Concubine, also known as Qing Shi Huangfei and Introduction of the Princess is a Chinese television series based on a novel of the same title by writer Murong Yinr. This television series is Lin's producer debut. Filming ...
Plot: jealousy, revenge, queen, love, princess, marriage, kingdom, novel, parents, harem, mistress, chinese history ...
Time: 10th century
Place: ancient china
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 7.9
 172K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, epic, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, tragic hero, patriot, deception, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, power of love, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: exciting, emotional, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, danger, military, heroes, master warrior, love and romance, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, 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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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, demon, romance, collector, supernatural romance, fall in love, love affair, heroic mission, escapades ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
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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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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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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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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, soldier, war, leadership, battles, heroic mission, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, imaginary, adventure, master warrior, battles, friends, good versus evil, master villain, heroes, graphic violence, mountain ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, tense, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, romance, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, danger, good versus evil, supernatural romance, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
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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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 7.1
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Ice Fantasy (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: China
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The story is set a hundred years after a war between the Empire of Snow (Ice Tribe) and the Fire Tribe, where the Fire Tribe was defeated. However, the war was fatal, leaving Prince Ka Suo and his younger half-brother Ying Kong Shi the only royal ...
Style: epic, stylized, sexy, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: teens
Plot: sword and fantasy, romance, fantasy world, fictional war, save the world, magic, interracial romance, natural disaster, good versus evil, mythology, sword and sorcery, adventure ...
Place: china, ancient china
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