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).
Action, Adventure, War
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.
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.
Guardians of Martial Arts
by Wen Zhang
One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words “Huashan Sect” (华山派) hiding between the green grass.
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.
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.
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.
by Stephen Fung
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.
Wolf Warrior 2
by Wu Jing
Sequel to the Action-hit Movie “Wolf Warrior” (2015). China’s deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea.
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.
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.
The 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.
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
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.
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.
Lord of Shanghai
by Sherwood Hu
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.
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.
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.
by Shangjun Cai
A police informant in a town on the Sino-Russian border finds his double life catching up with him.
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.
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.
Family, Comedy & Romance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love 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.
Never Say Die
by Song Yang
A boxer and a journalist accidentally exchange bodies after they are struck by current, embarking a series of adventures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angels Wear White
by Vivian Qu
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.
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.
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.
by Zhou Ziyang
Stars: Men Tu
Lao Yang is not “a good father” in Chinese traditional way although he’s already in his 60s.
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.
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.
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.
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Legend of the Naga Pearls
by Yang Lei
Stars: Darren Wang, Zhang Tianai, Guansen Sheng
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.
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.
Vampire 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.
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.
Day 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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