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The Best Chinese Movies On Netflix

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Netflix continues to have one of the most robust selections of movies out of any streaming service. This includes a plethora of blockbuster and classic Chinese movies on Netflix. Now no matter what country you live in (or have a VPN for), you can watch excellent Chinese movies on Netflix to expand your personal filmography and appear like the cinephile to your friends they all know you are. 

Some of the good Chinese movies on Netflix you'll find include The Wandering Earth. Not only is it one of the highest-grossing films in China's history, but the sci-fi film has relevant themes and jam-packed action sequences that will keep you glued to your seat. You also have more down-to-earth films like A Sun, which tells the story of two students with very different personalities but who each harbor dark secrets. 

There are many Chinese language movies on Netflix to choose from. Which one will you watch next? Vote for any you want to watch or any you would recommend to your friends. 

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    Ip Man

    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam

    Released2008

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on...  more

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    The Wandering Earth

    Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie

    Released2019

    Directed byFrant Gwo

    The Wandering Earth is a 2019 Chinese science fiction film directed by Frant Gwo, based on the novella of the same name by Locus Award and Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin. As the sun is dying...  more
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    Kung Fu Hustle

    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Chow

    Kung Fu Hustle is a Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy martial arts film. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. The other producers were Chui...  more

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    A Beautiful Life

    Shu Qi, Anthony Wong

    Released2011

    Directed byAndrew Lau

    A Beautiful Life is a 2011 romance film directed by Andrew Lau. Its cast includes Shu Qi, Liu Ye, Tian Liang, Feng Danying, Sa Rina, Zhang Songwen Gao Tian, and Anthony Wong....  more
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    Ip Man 2

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung

    Released2010

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man and a sequel to Ip Man (2008). Continuing after the events of the...  more

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    Shadow

    Deng Chao, Sun Li

    Released2019

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    Shadow is a 2018 Chinese period film directed by Zhang Yimou. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king (Zheng Kai), a military commander (Deng Chao) has a secret weapon: a “shadow,” a...  more
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    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

    Max Zhang, Dave Bautista

    Released2019

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping

    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping. After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) lives a depressed life and stays low profile,...  more
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    Animal World

    Animal World (also known as Animal World: Mr. Nobody) is a 2018 Chinese action-adventure film directed by Han Yan.

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    Little Tiger

    Jackie Chan, Tien Feng

    Released1979

    Directed byMu Chu

    Master with Cracked Fingers, also released as Snake Fist Fighter, is a 1979 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Mu Chu and starring Jackie Chan. It is often cited as being produced in 1971, 1973,...  more
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    Ip Man 4 The Finale

    Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen

    Released2019

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) arrives in San Francisco, United States where his student, Bruce Lee (Danny Chan),...  more

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    Five Deadly Venoms

    Philip Kwok, Chiang Sheng

    Released1978

    Directed byChang Cheh

    Five Venoms aka Five Deadly Venoms is a cult 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh, starring the Venom Mob, and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, about five kung-fu fighters...  more

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    Ip Man 3

    Donnie Yen, Zhang Jin

    Released2015

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Ip Man 3 is a 2015 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip. In 1959, Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is settling into his low-profile life in Hong Kong. A young Bruce Lee (Danny Chan)...  more
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    Five Element Ninjas

    Michael Chan, Lo Mang

    Released1982

    Directed byChang Cheh

    Five Element Ninjas is a 1982 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh. It was released in North America as Chinese Super Ninjas....  more

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    Initial D

    Jay Chou, Edison Chen

    Released2005

    Directed byAlan Mak, Andrew Lau

    Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series. The movie's main character, Takumi Fujiwara,...  more
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    14 Blades

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung

    Released2010

    Directed byDaniel Lee

    14 Blades is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Zhao Wei, Donnie Yen, Wu Chun, Kate Tsui and Qi Yuwu. The film was released on 4 February 2010 in China and on 11 February 2010 in Hong...  more
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    Return to the 36th Chamber

    Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho

    Released1980

    Directed byLau Kar-leung

    Return to the 36th Chamber is a 1980 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts comedy film starring Gordon Liu. It was directed by Lau Kar-Leung and written by Ni Kuang. The film is the second in a...  more
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    The Grandmaster

    Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo

    Released2013

    Directed byWong Kar-wai

    The Grandmaster is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama film directed by Wong Kar-wai and based on the life of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. Ip Man's (Tony Leung) peaceful existence is...  more
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    Martial Arts of Shaolin

    Jet Li, Hung Yan-yan

    Released1986

    Directed byLau Kar-leung

    Martial Arts Of Shaolin aka Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts film. It is notable as the only collaboration between film director Lau Kar-Leung and actor Jet...  more
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    Legendary Weapons of China

    Chia Hui Liu, Alexander Fu Sheng

    Released1982

    Directed byLau Kar-leung

    Legendary Weapons of China is a 1982 martial arts fantasy film directed by Lau Kar-Leung. It takes place during the late Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi dispatches her agents to various...  more
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    A Sun

    A Sun is a 2019 Chinese crime-drama film directed by Mong-Hong Chung. The film follows a family of four as it breaks down from self expectation and unexpected tragedies.

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    Opium and the Kung-Fu Master

    Shen Chan, Phillip Ko

    Released1984

    Directed byChia Tang

    Opium and the Kung-Fu Master is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Tang Chia, who also serves as one of the film's action directors, and stars Ti Lung as the titular protagonist....  more
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    Dragon Tiger Gate

    Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse

    Released2006

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the manhua...  more
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    Twins Mission

    Sammo Hung, Wu Jing

    Released2007

    Directed byTo-hoi Kong

    Twins Mission is a 2007 Hong Kong martial arts-action-comedy film directed by action choreographer Kong Tao-Hoi and starring Sammo Hung, Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi and Wu Jing among others. The...  more
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    Connected

    Louis Fan, Flora Chan

    Released2008

    Directed byBenny Chan

    Connected is a 2008 Hong Kong action film written, produced and directed by Benny Chan, and starring Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, Nick Cheung and Liu Ye It is a remake of the 2004 American film Cellular....  more
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    Us and Them

    Us and Them is a Chinese romantic drama film directed by Rene Liu.