Chinese army movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant chinese army movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, emotional, captivating and epic films and TV shows about / with chinese army, chinese, soldier, death, battles, battle, explosion, blood, corpse and murder plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, China, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as chinese army: The Front Line (2011), The Great Battle (2018), Operation Red Sea (2018), Mulan (2020), Shanghai Surprise (1986), The Chairman (1969), The Founding Of An Army (2017), The King of Masks (1996), Everlasting Glory (1976), Eight Hundred Heroes (1976).

List of chinese army movies

The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, war, battle, military life, infantrymen, army investigation, military, soldier, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, squad ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
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The Great Battle (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang ...
Style: tense, exciting, intense, based on true events, epic
Plot: siege, historical character, conquering, fortress, battles, mortal combat, tactics, courage, battle, army general, troops, combat ...
Time: 7th century
Place: korea, south korea
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Operation Red Sea (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China, Morocco, Hong Kong
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A squad of the Jiaolong Commando Unit - Sea Dragon, a spec ops team of the Chinese Navy, carries out a hostage rescue operation in the nation of Yewaire, on the Arabian Peninsula, and fiercely fights against local rebel groups and Zaka, a terrorist ...
Style: propaganda film, exciting, breathtaking, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex special forces, propaganda, nuclear, law enforcement, nuclear weapon, terrorism, group of criminals, save the day, ship, arms dealer, weapons, helicopter ...
Place: somalia
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 5.6
 112K
Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: sincere, exciting, captivating, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: gender disguise, disney, false identity, martial arts, courage, heroes, female warrior, chinese woman, woman dressed as man, heroine, swordswoman, teenage girl ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, road movie, romantic ...
Plot: american abroad, adventure, adventurer, partners, drug dealing, romance, dishonesty, unlikely partners, cons and scams, foot chase, opium, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, argentina
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 5.6
 1K
The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, espionage, race against time, spy, cold war, countdown, state affairs, chases and races, danger, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, usa, russia, london ...
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The Founding Of An Army (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Founding of an Army is a Chinese historical film. Produced by Han Sanping and directed by Andrew Lau, it is the third installment of the trilogy called Founding of New China after The Founding of a Republic (2009) and The Founding of a Party ...
Plot: military uniform, chinese army, political leader, historical figure, communism, chinese history, general, republican era china
Time: 1920s
Place: china
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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, 1900s, contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
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Everlasting Glory (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese national policy film
Plot: world war two, japanese army, sino japanese war, tank, japanese soldier, flag, chinese army
Time: 1930s, 1940s
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Long Arm of the Law IV: Underground Express (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The final entry in Michael and Johnny Mak's Long Arm of the Law series, Underground Express once again tells a story of gangsters versus police, focusing on the difference between how both factions act depending if they're coming from Hong ...
Plot: shot in the leg, shot in the head, violence, shot multiple times, martial arts, broken neck, shot in the back, blood, betrayal, propaganda, exploding body, boat ...
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Eight Hundred Heroes (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious ...
Plot: chinese army, sino japanese war, japanese army, tank, american soldier, japanese soldier, flag, victory, fight
Time: 1930s
Place: shanghai
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 6.2
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Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.
Plot: communist, lawyer, spy, trial, secret mission, u.s. army, court martial, defector, commander, counter intelligence, chinese army, traitor ...
Time: year 1950
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Marine Battleground (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front.
Plot: massacre, trench, u.s. marine corps, heroism, mountain, vandalism, adoption, korean war, snow, flashback, un, north korean ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: korea
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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 5.9
 126K
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: exciting, psychotronic, absurd, colourful, stylized ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, warrior, archer, army, courage, heroism, good versus evil, attack, invasion, archery ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 11th century
Place: china, ancient china, latin america, egypt
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 7.1
 2K
Yellow Earth (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, village, tradition, drought, peasant, arranged marriage, family tradition, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: china, asia
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, idealism, injustice, revolution, media, doctor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, montreal quebec ...
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Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Government officials discover a horrible plot: the Chinese are tunneling their way to the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: tunnel, chinese, soldier, save the day, military, danger, escapades, chases and races, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, hypnotism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.0
 5K
Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, anthology ...
Plot: longing, brothel, love affair, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, romance, couples, wartime life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: shanghai, taiwan, taipei, tokyo, shanghai china
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 6.5
 5K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, danger, chase, assassin, police, witness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
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The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai, macau ...
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism, civil war ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
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Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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 7.0
 26K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, exile, monastery, communism, politics, buddha, righting the wronged, injustice, religions or cults, dedication, occupation ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan ...
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City of War: The Story of 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: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, wartime life, survival, lifesaver, negotiation, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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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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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, bravery, child protagonist, japanese army, stadium, japanese soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
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 7.2
 3K
Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, power relations, human spirit, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, rich and poor, social differences, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s, 1890s ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea, china ...
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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: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: imperialism, battles, siege, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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