The most popular Chinese feature films and series released in 2017 (so far).

Here are the most popular and interesting movies of 2017, from indie films and documentaries (Twentytwo, Human Flow) to box-office blockbusters (Wolf Warrior 2, Kungfu Yoga).

Related: Best New Chinese Movies to Watch in 2018

Action, Adventure, War

Image from the movie "Bleeding Steel"
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Bleeding Steel
by Leo Zhang

Stars: Jackie Chan, Tess Haubrich, Callan Mulvey

Jackie Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang.

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Image from the movie "God of War"
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God of War
by Gordon Chan

Stars: Sammo Hung, Regina Wan, Yasuaki Kurata

During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang.

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Poster for the movie "Guardians of Martial Arts"
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Guardians of Martial Arts
by Wen Zhang

Stars: Jack Ma, Jet Li, Donnie Yen

One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words “Huashan Sect” (华山派) hiding between the green grass.

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Image from the movie "Kung Fu Yoga"
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Kung Fu Yoga
by Stanley Tong

Stars: Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood, Lay, Amyra Dastur

Chinese archeology professor Jack teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure.

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Poster for the movie "Manhunt"
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Manhunt
by John Woo

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Zhang Hanyu, Lee Byung-hun

Framed for murders, felled by love, fight and flight are his only way out. Accused of heinous crimes he didn’t commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

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Sky Hunter
by Li Chen

Wu Di (Chen Li),Zhao Yali (Bingbing Fan),Gao Yuan (Leon Lee) and Ba Tu (Guo Mingyu) passed the audit and joined a legendary China Air Force Base. Liu Haochen (Jiahang Li) is Wu’s friend,he is involved in the conspiracy of the internationally terrorist.

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The Adventurers
by Stephen Fung

Stars: Andy Lau, Shu Qi, Jean Reno, Tony Yang

The world’s top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they’ll have to take their game to the next level.

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Image from the movie "Wolf Warrior"
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Wolf Warrior 2
by Wu Jing

Stars: Wu Jing, Frank Grillo, Nan Yu, Zhang Han

Sequel to the Action-hit Movie “Wolf Warrior” (2015). China’s deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea.

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Animation

Poster for the movie "Backkom Bear Agent 008"
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Backkom Bear Agent 008
by Li Qingfang

Stars: Tang Shuiyu, Xu Jiaqi, Yang Mo

With the human exploitation of natural resources, the Arctic environment is completely destroyed, leaving only the last polar bear to survive. Jessica, a human girl, adopts the polar bear and names him Backkom.

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Poster for the movie "Have a Nice Day"
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Have a Nice Day
by Liu Jian

Stars: Yang Siming, Cao Kou, Ma Xiaofeng

Three parties pursue the million dollars that driver Xiao Zhang stole to help out his girlfriend. A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China.

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The Black PeanutThe Black Peanut
by Yang Zhigang

Stars: Jing Xu, Tute Hameng

Dahufa tells the story of a warrior on a mission to find and rescue his nation’s lost prince. His quest takes him to Peanut Village, which is inhabited by closed-minded peanut people living under the constant threat of execution by ominous “guards.

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Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Poster for the movie "Explosion (Yin Bao Zhe)"
© 2017 Huayi Brothers − All right reserved.

Explosion
by Chang Zheng

Stars: Duan Yihong, Nan Yu, Wang Jingchun

A blast technician in a mining town survives an explosion only to discover it may not have been an accident.

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Extraordinary MissionExtraordinary Mission
by Alan Mak

Stars: Xuan Huang, Duan Yihong, Lang Yueting

The film revolves an undercover police officer who attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside.

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Poster for the movie "Lord of Shanghai"
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Lord of Shanghai
by Sherwood Hu

Stars: Hu Jun, Nan Yu, Rhydian Vaughan, Qin Hao

A lowly brothel maid captures the attention of Shanghai triad leaders, pulling her into a brutal war where she learns to rise above the odds in order to survive.

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Shock Wave
by Herman Yau

Stars: Andy Lau, Jiang Wu, Song Jia

Shock Wave is a Hong Kong-Chinese action film written and directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau.

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Image from the movie "The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful"
© 2017 Atom Cinema − All right reserved.

The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful
by Ya-che Yang

Stars: Kara Hui, Wu Ke-Xi, Vicky Chen

Madame Tang colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family.

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the-conformist-movie-poster-2017The Conformist
by Shangjun Cai

Stars: Huang Bo, Huang Lu, Liu Hua

A police informant in a town on the Sino-Russian border finds his double life catching up with him.

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Poster for the movie "The Looming Storm"
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The Looming Storm
by Dong Yue

Stars: Duan Yihong, Jiang Yiyan, Du Yuan

Yu, a self-assured factory guard, fancies himself a detective and begins poking his nose into a murder investigation.

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Poster for the movie "The Sleep Curse"
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The Sleep Curse
by Herman Yau

Stars: Anthony Wong, Michelle Wai, Jojo Goh

“The King of Gore” Herman Yau returns with a gruesome tale that follows the cursed life of a young translator who collaborated with the enemy during Japan’s wartime occupation.

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Family, Comedy & Romance

Poster for the movie "Buddies In India"
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Buddies In India
by Wang Baoqiang

Stars: Wang Baoqiang, Bai Ke, Yue Yunpeng

Following his father’s deathbed confession about the location of his last will and testament, Tang Sen (Bai Ke) packs up and heads to India with his friend Wu Kong (Wang Baoqiang) in search of it.

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Poster for the movie "Cook Up a Storm"
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Cook Up a Storm
by Raymond Yip Wai-Man

Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jung Yong-hwa, Ge You

A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition.

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Poster for the movie "Free and Easy"
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Free and Easy
by Jun Geng

Stars: Xu Gang, Zhang Zhiyong, Xue Baohe

Under a tin-gray sky, in a hollowed out corner of northern China, a stranger arrives in town bearing magical soap—but smelling it will cost you.

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Poster for the movie "Love Contractually"
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Love Contractually
by Guonan Liu

A strict female CEO of an insurance company has already given up on love and believes that only the love towards a child is true and eternal.

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Poster for the movie "Love Education"
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Love Education
by Sylvia Chang

Stars: Sylvia Chang, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Lang Yueting

A dying old lady reminisces about her happier moments. Her daughter, Hui Ying, decides to move her father’s grave from his hometown to beside her mother’s grave.

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Love Off the Cuff movie imagesLove Off the Cuff
by Pang Ho-Cheung

Stars: Shawn Yue, Miriam Yeung, Jiang Mengjie

Shawn Yue and Miriam Yeung reprise their popular roles as a star-crossed couple who strive to stay together happily ever after, only to find their already precarious relationship further strained, when Jimmy’s childhood friend asks him to donate sperm, and Cherie is troubled by the re-marriage of her father.

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Poster for the movie "Never Say Die"
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Never Say Die
by Song Yang

Stars: Teng Shen, Lun Ai, Ma Li, Xue Haowen

A boxer and a journalist accidentally exchange bodies after they are struck by current, embarking a series of adventures.

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Poster for the movie "Once Upon a Time in the Northeast"
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Once Upon a Time in the Northeast
by Guo Dalei

Once Upon a Time in the Northeast tells a story of a few young Northeast youth with totally different personalities, who fell into trap of a few Hong Kong villains.

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Poster for the movie "The Great Buddha +"
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The Great Buddha +
by Huang Hsin-yao

Stars: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chen, Leon Dai

Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle’s biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room.

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Image from the movie "The Village of No Return"
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The Village of No Return
by Chen Yu-Hsun

Stars: Shu Qi, Wang Qian-Yuan, Chang Hsiao-chuang

It is an unusual day for the remote and isolated Desire Village. A mysterious Taoist priest brings a magical equipment that can erase one’s memory.

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Poster for the movie "This Is Not What I Expected"
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This Is Not What I Expected
by Derek Hui

Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhou Dongyu, Ming Xi

Lu Jin is a handsome, wealthy hotel executive whose drive for perfection is matched only by his taste for fine cuisine.

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Documentary

Image from the movie "Human Flow"
© 2017 24 Media Production Company − All right reserved.

Human Flow
by Ai Weiwei

Stars: Boris Cheshirkov, Marin Din Kajdomcaj, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Abeer Khalid

Human Flow is director and artist, Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

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Ke Guo interview - twenty two documentaryTwenty Two
by Guo Ke

TWENTY TWO follows the lives of the elderly survivors who were forced into sex slavery as “Comfort Women” by the Japanese during World War II.

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Drama

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Angels Wear White
by Vivian Qu

Stars: Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness.

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Ciao Ciao Chinese movieCiao Ciao
by Song Chuan

Stars: Liang Xueqin

A free and wild young woman has to come back from the big city to her village in the mountains.

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Duckweed movie imagesDuckweed
by Han Han, Zhang Hongwei

Stars: Deng Chao, Zhao Liying, Eddie Peng

When a son attempts to reconcile with his father, a series of fateful events allow him to experience the father’s life in the past.

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Poster for the movie "Old Beast"
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Old Beast
by Zhou Ziyang

Stars: Men Tu

Lao Yang is not “a good father” in Chinese traditional way although he’s already in his 60s.

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Image from the movie "Our Time Will Come"
© 2017 Bona Film Group − All right reserved.

Our Time Will Come
by Ann Hui

Stars: Zhou Xun, Eddie Peng, Stanley Fung

In the 1940s, school teacher Fang Lan becomes embroiled with the resistance efforts of local guerilla group Dongjiang during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

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Poster for the movie "Stonehead"
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Stonehead
by Zhao Xiang

Stars: Zhu Hongbo, Cai Jiakun

10-year-old Shi Tou, the son of a migrant laborer, grows up alone with his grandmother.

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Poster for the movie "Youth"
© 2017 Huayi Brothers − All right reserved.

Youth
by Feng Xiaogang

Stars: Huang Xuan, Miao Miao, Yang Caiyu

Performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives in this coming-of-age tale selected to play at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Image from the movie "Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back"
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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
by Tsui Hark

Stars: Kris Wu, Lin Gengxin, Yao Chen

Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement.

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Poster for the movie "Legend of the Naga Pearls"
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Legend of the Naga Pearls
by Yang Lei

Stars: Darren Wang, Zhang Tianai, Guansen Sheng

A wily human joins a team of unlikely heroes as they race to retrieve the magical Naga Pearls and prevent the destruction of their people in this magical fantasy adventure.

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Poster for the movie "Reset"
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Reset
by Yoon Hong-seung

When her son is kidnapped, the inventor of a time machine teams up with multiple versions of herself to rescue him.

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Image from the movie "The Legend of the Demon Cat"
© 2017 Kadokawa − All right reserved.

The Legend of the Demon Cat
by Chen Kaige

Stars: Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Hiroshi Abe

During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan.

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Vampire Cleanup Department movie imagesVampire Cleanup Department
by Chiu Sin-Hang, Yan Pak-Wing

Stars: Chin Siu-Ho, BabyJohn Choi, Min Chen Lin

Attacked by vampire, Spring, a born loser is saved by three street cleaners. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a government secret facilities hidden in a garbage collection station.

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Image from the movie "Wu Kong"
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Wu Kong
by Derek Kwok Chi-Kin

Stars: Eddie Peng, Shawn Yue, Ni Ni

The story tells the story of Sun Wukong (Eddie Peng) and Erlang Shen (Shawn Yue), who comes to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills.

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TV

Day and NightDay and Night
by Wang Wei (32 episodes)

Stars: Yueming Pan, Wang Long Zheng, Liang Yuen

Guan Hong Yu, who has been set up by someone else as a murderer of killing a family of five, starts the journey of sharing the same identity with his twin brother Guan Hong Feng( former commander of Jin Gang police station) in order to find out the real mastermind.

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