Chinese culture movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant chinese culture movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with chinese culture, culture clash, family relations, father son relationship, friendship, chinese, martial arts, storytelling, runaway and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, China, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as chinese culture: Pushing Hands (1991), Iron & Silk (1990), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), The Farewell (2019), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), The King of Masks (1996), Mano Po 2: My Home (2003), Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife (2005).

List of chinese culture movies

Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, culture clash, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, parents and children, golden years, society, misfit, family life, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, new york state ...
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 6.9
 418
Iron & Silk (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, society, urban, high school, teachers and students, misfit, city life, opposites attract, introspection, fish out of water, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
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 7.1
 130K
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
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: light, funny, colourful, entertaining, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, fight scenes, kung fu, anthropomorphism, good versus evil, fantasy world, village, dragon, adventure, friendship, panda, father son reunion ...
Place: china, ancient china
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 7.5
 410K
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, adventure, kung fu, talking animals, goofy hero, martial arts, warrior, master warrior, panda, transformation, training ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.2
 247K
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: martial arts, adventure, talking animals, mentor, master warrior, danger, goofy hero, family, hopes, mission, chosen one, deadly weapon ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.6
 45K
The Farewell (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, melancholic, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wedding, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, lie, female protagonist, grandmother, lung cancer, chinese american, family relations, family, life, masseuse ...
Place: china, usa, japan, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, farce, cult, heroes, good versus evil, showdown, fist fighting, boxing, silly humor, parents and children, righting the wronged, theft ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo
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Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong ...
Style: avant garde, dark humor
Plot: briefcase, culture clash, east asian lead, japanese american, lesbian, anthropologist, prostitute, chinese, chinese american, severed arm, cigarette smoking, wig ...
Place: hong kong, san francisco
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The King of Masks (1996)
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, street performer, black market, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, theater, kidnapped child, deception, culture clash, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, contemporary, 1900s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
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Mano Po 2: My Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women. A crisis shakes up the over-extended Tsinoy family ...
Plot: chinese culture, family relations, interracial relations, loss of son, wedding, chinese, murder, burial, frame up, flashback, adultery, interracial romance
Place: china, the philippines
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Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Chona Chong (Zsa Zsa Padilla) learns that her wealthy husband Elton (Jay Manalo) is having an affair with two younger women (Cherry Pie Picache and Rufa Mae Quinto) -- and has even fathered a child with one of them -- her once-perfect life lies ...
Plot: chinese, arranged marriage, gay, tattoo, mistress, filipino, rapper, jewelry, husband wife relationship, womanizer, business, chinese culture ...
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 6.4
 581
Rice Rhapsody (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love.
Plot: large family, foreigner, friendship between boys, competition, cooking, food, restaurant owner, chinese culture, riding a bicycle, au pair, cycling, chinese restaurant
Place: singapore
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 6.3
 70
Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly ...
Plot: chinese, kidnapping, patriarch, family business, biracial, rebelliousness, rebellious daughter, birthday, marriage engagement, flashback, sister sister relationship, engagement ...
Place: the philippines
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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, China, Singapore
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the popular novel by Jin Yong Kam Yung. He also wrote Legend of the Condor Heroes and Return of the Condor Heroes. The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre takes place during 14th Century China during the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, roughly 100 ...
Plot: revenge, love, martial arts, chinese culture, chinese history, family relations, male female relationship
Time: 14th century
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So True: Get It? I Get It (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 106 min.
Story: For years, mob boss Don Julio has been the target of police investigation, led by honest cop Col. Alano. Quite a number of police deep penetration agents (DPA's) have been placed into Don Julio's organization. But somehow, Don Julio ...
Plot: martial arts, exploding car, gangsters, police officer, chinese culture, swat, restaurant, gangster, chinese restaurant, agent, drug bust, car accident
Place: the philippines
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Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gambling, crumbling marriage, immigrants, love and romance, misfit, gays and lesbians, romance, gender, strong female presence, society, family relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, america ...
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 7.0
 2K
Chinaman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A ...
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, culture clash, opposites attract, life turned upside down, couples, couple relations, romance, misfit, unlikely couple, matchmaking, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay couple, wedding, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, gay, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 10K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, coming out, generation gap, romance, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, loneliness, lesbian love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city, shanghai ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 528
The Idol (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love affair, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, couples, love and romance, elderly, intrigue, dishonesty, romance, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, friendship, intern, orphan, lesbian love, fall in love, family relations, couples, romance, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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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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Looking for Hortense (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, family life, couples, family relations, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, comedy of errors, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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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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American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: American Dragon: Jake Long is an American superhero animated television series. It produced by Walt Disney Television Animation created by Jeff Goode. It premiered on Disney Channel on January 21, 2005 and was discontinued on September 1, 2007.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: secret identity, teenage life, dragon, supernatural power, teenage protagonist, siblings relations, working undercover, youth, best friends, heroes, hip hop, hip hop culture ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, contests and competitions, rivalry, opponent, instructor, heir heiress, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, starvation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 3K
Seventh Moon (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Melissa and Yul, Americans honeymooning in China, come across the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival. When night falls, the couple end up in a remote village, and soon realize the legend is all too real. Plunged into an ancient custom they ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, imaginary, supernatural, confined, isolation, deadly, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly creature, escapades, demon, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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