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The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019

Updated December 27, 2019 1.2k votes 561 voters 31.6k views36 items

What are the best Chinese movies of 2019? That's a decision you will get to make by voting for your favorites from the list below. Chinese cinema is currently thriving. Although the country has long been known for its superlative action pictures, it puts out films in every genre. The greatest Chinese movies of 2019 include comedies, dramas, romances, and animated features. The variety is truly impressive.

A-list Chinese stars were highly visible onscreen in 2019. Jackie Chan appeared in The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang, while Andy Lau starred in The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords. These two actors have enjoyed phenomenal success in their homeland, but also in North America. Some of the titles on this list gained global buzz by playing at film festivals. The gorgeous animated movie White Snake, for example, made a splash when it screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious genre fests in the world. 

In short, you're bound to find something you'll love among the best Chinese films of 2019. Vote up the ones you like the most and add any personal favorites that are missing. Don't forget to check back later on to see how other users rank your picks. 

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    Fall in Love at First Kiss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Fall in Love at First Kiss

    Darren Wang, Lin Yun

    Fall in Love at First Kiss is a 2019 Taiwanese romance film directed by Frankie Chen.

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    My Best Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    My Best Summer

    Arthur Chen, Haha He

    My Best Summer is a 2019 Chinese romantic drama directed by Disa Zhang. 

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    White Snake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    White Snake

    Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang

    Released2019

    Directed byAmp Wong, Ji Zhao

    White Snake is a 2019 Chinese animated film directed by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao.

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    The Wandering Earth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Wandering Earth

    Qu Chuxiao, Ng Man-Tat

    The Wandering Earth is a 2019 Chinese science fiction film directed by Frant Gwo, loosely based on the novella of the same name by author Liu Cixin. It follows a group of astronauts guiding the Earth away from an expanding Sun, while attempting to prevent a collision with Jupiter.

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    The Bravest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Bravest

    Xiaoming Huang, Jiang

    The Bravest is a 2019 action drama directed by Tony Chan. Chinese firefighters struggle to contain a huge fire after an oil pipeline explodes.

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    The Knight of Shadows: Between is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang

    Jackie Chan, Zhong Chuxi

    The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang is a 2019 Chinese historical fantasy comedy directed by Yan Jia.

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    The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords

    Andy Lau, Louis Koo

    The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords is a 2019 Hong Kong action film directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau.

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    Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch

    Tony Leung, Louis Koo

    Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch, previously known as Master of Ransom, is a 2019 Hong Kong crime film directed by Wong Jing and Jason Kwan.

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    Change of Gangster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Change of Gangster

    Francis Ng, Sean Tierney

    Change of Gangster is a 2019 Chinese comedy directed by Francis Ng. The film centers around an actor who is injured in a shooting accident and wakes up believing he is a triad boss.

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    Autumn Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Autumn Fairy Tale

    Lusi Zhao, Kai Xu

    Autumn Fairy Tale is a 2019 Chinese romantic drama directed by Caitao Wang. 

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    Crazy Alien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Crazy Alien

    Huang Bo, Shen Tang

    Crazy Alien is a 2019 Chinese science-fiction comedy film directed by Ning Hao.

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    Triple Threat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Triple Threat

    Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais

    Released2019

    Directed byJesse V. Johnson

    Triple Threat is a 2019 Chinese action thriller directed by Jesse V. Johnson. A down and out team of mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill their target.

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    Ip Man 4 The Finale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen

    Released2019

    Directed byWilson Yip

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    Only Love Can Do This to Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Only Love Can Do This to Me

    Zhenghui Ling, Lucia Pang

    Only Love Can Do This to Me is a 2019 Chinese romantic movie directed by Jie Li. 

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    The Great Detective is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Great Detective

    Geng Han, Huiwen Zhang

    The Great Detective is a 2019 Chinese crime comedy mystery directed by Roy Hin Yueng Chow. 

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    Boonie Bears: Blast Into the P is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past

    Chris Boike, Joseph Lambert

    Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past is a 2019 Chinese animated film directed by Leon Ding. 

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    A Home with a View is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    A Home with a View

    Frances Ng, Louis Koo

    A Home with a View is a 2019 Hong Kong black comedy film directed by Herman Yau. The film is an adaptation the play, Family Surprise.

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    The Road to Hippie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Road to Hippie

    Ziyi An, Yu Tian

    The Road to Hippie is a 2019 Chinese comedy directed by Kuiyong Guo. 

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    Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Pegasus

    Shen Tang, Huang Jingyu

    Pegasus is a 2019 Chinese comedy film directed and written by Han Han. 

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    The Human Comedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Human Comedy

    Lun Ai, Zhi

    The Human Comedy is a 2019 Chinese comedy directed by Zhou Sun. 

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    Unforgivable Sin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Unforgivable Sin

    Ge Li, Minchen Lou

    Unforgivable Sin is a 2019 Chinese mystery thriller directed by Jingjing Lou.

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    How I Became Russian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    How I Became Russian

    Dong Chang, Vitaly Khaev

    How I Became Russian is a 2019 Chinese-Russian romantic comedy film directed by Xia Hao and Akaki Sakhelashvili. The film is an adaptation of the 2015 Russian comedy television series of the same name.

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    Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Y is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year

    Ming Hao, Qingling Liu

    Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year is a 2019 Chinese animated film directed by Dapeng Zhang. Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.

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    The Big Shot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Big Shot

    Zisheng Guo, Rongrong Hu

    The Big Shot is a 2019 Chinese action crime movie directed by Bai Wu. A car fixer jumps off stairs after illegal demolition. Police officer tries to find the crime and catch the evil boss.

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    The Rookies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chinese Movies Of 2019
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    The Rookies

    Wang Talu, Milla Jovovich

    The Rookies is a 2019 Chinese action film written and directed by Alan Yuen.

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