Drama

List of Drama movies from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan: posters, images, info, trailers, actors, directors, and more.

Poster for the movie "Eternal Summer"

Eternal Summer

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag

An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag is Part one of the two-part, four-hour Taiwanese edition of the film Warriors of the Rainbow.

David Loman

David Loman, a simple country bumpkin who accidentally becomes a big boss in the criminal underworld. A decade passes, and life seems to go on as usual – solving daily problems for locals and receiving “protection fees” – until one day a deity tells David through a medium that he needs to find a double to avoid a catastrophe. Panicky, the boss seeks help from Old Ho, who agrees to pass as David for a … Read more

Prince of Tears

A shameful period in Taiwanese history provides the backdrop for this emotional drama from writer and director Yonfan (aka Yang Fan). In 1949, in the wake of the 228 Incident (in which anti-government protesters launched a rebellion that was violently put down by authorities), Taiwan came under martial law, and through much of the 1950s brutal reprisals against suspected communists were commonplace. During the years of the “White Terror,” thousand of supposed dissidents were killed, … Read more

Taipei Story

A young woman urgently seeks to navigate the maze of contemporary Taipei and find a future. She hopes that her boyfriend Lung is the key to the future, but Lung is stuck in a past that combines baseball and traditional loyalty that leads him to squander his nest egg bailing her father out of financial trouble.

In Our Time

Four vignettes, each set in different decades from the 1950s through the 1980s, deal with protagonists at different stages of life between childhood and young adulthood.

Pushing Hands

Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son’s family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu’s son, Alex, must mediate.

The Peach Girl

An upper-class son of urbane landowners falls in love with a peasant girl. When a pregnancy results, the couple are kept apart by strict societal morays.

A Borrowed Life

Sega’s children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can’t relate to their father’s love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.

March of Happiness

1945-1947, Taiwan. A teenage couple were deeply in love despite objections from the girl’s family. Their tragic story is played out in travelling troupes, tea-houses and western-style cafes, with the backdrop of Japanese occupation and the 28 February Incident.

The Puppetmaster

In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan’s leading puppeteers.

Tales of Taipei

Tales of Taipei — Drama – Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Rachid Hami, Norris Wong, Hsieh Pei-Ju, Pawo Choyning Dorji, KEFF, Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu, … Read more

Stranger Eyes

Following the disappearance of their 2-year-old daughter, Darren and Tara receive mysterious videos of their family and intimate life. When they find the voyeur, Darren decides to reverse the roles and spy on him in turn, without suspecting that this will lead him to confront his own image.

Lighting up the Stars

Having been released after serving his sentence, a funeral director accidentally crosses paths with a girl which brings about an unexpected change in his attitude towards life.

American Girl

Uprooted from Los Angeles after her mother is stricken with breast cancer, thirteen-year-old Fen struggles to adjust to life in Taipei. As Fen navigates her way through school and reconnects with her long-separated father, her turbulent bond with her mother worsens. Fen drifts further away from her mother through a series of rebellious acts before her younger sister is misdiagnosed with SARS, pushing Fen and her mother towards a heated, long-gestating confrontation.

The Gigolo 2

Fung, aka “King of the Gigolos”, is now ‘retired’ and running a nightspot in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district. He takes on a rare new client, Monica, who has reluctantly turned to prostitution to pay her mother’s medical bills. Having been referred to him for carnal guidance after a customer labels her a “dead fish”, Monica inevitably falls for Fung’s charms.

A Very Short Life

“A woman is born to give her body to men; her father or strangers should make no difference.” Respectable Police Commissioner Josephine reinvestigates an insignificant murder case of a 11 years old girl. The murderer is the mother of the victim, Becky. Under intense interrogation, Becky refused to admit that she knew all along that her boyfriend was raping her little daughter at home. The harsh interrogation drives Becky into killing herself. What is the … Read more

The Peeping

Private detective Calvin is hired to tape the sex life of a female politician Kwai Fung Ming, but falls for her instead. He decides to help her counter-attack Law Sau Nam, who is the mastermind to discredit Kwai. Unexpectedly, Law is only one of the tools in this war.

Spacked Out

A film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.

Night Corridor

When Sam searches for answers in the mysterious accident that has befallen his twin, he soon wonders if anyone close to him can be trusted.

Emmanuelle in Hong Kong

Yan and Emily have been married for two years. Since Emily is cultivated in a catholic way and considers sex to be a sin, their sex life is always miserable. To save their marriage, Yan hires a nobleman, K, to give Emily a lesson in sex. Yan cooks up a scheme to kidnap his wife and lock her up in a castle for three months for the tutorial. After the training, her attitude towards sex … Read more

Daughter of Darkness 2

Another gruesome case involves a woman who’s a sole survivor of a brutal massacre. A local constable questions the woman about her whereabouts and what might have happened the night before. As he gets the young woman to talk, she spins a tale of debauchery, madness, and people so vile that you wished that they’ll never see daylight again. Why is this woman so reluctant to talk? Who else might be involved in this ghastly … Read more

Fatal Encounter

During a particularly long haul, truck driver Wah has an encounter with a prostitute. Wah faces the consequences of his infidelity as he learns that he has contracted the HIV virus and infected an infant child.

A Wild Party

Dr. Poon is a psychiatrist who espouses the therapeutic benefits of wild, screaming group sex. He tells Susan, a recent divorcée who is disenchanted with love and men, that the only way she is going to get over her ex-husband is to watch him have sex with some other woman. When she acquiesces to her shrink’s suggestion, Poon insists that he also be present for professional reasons. Meanwhile he coerces his Mainland-born nurse Siu-ying to … Read more

Fatal Love

After being thrown out of the police academy, Debbie Fung (Ellen Chan) gets a new chance but instead, the proposition is to go undercover. Accepting the mission to get close to tycoon Lau Fuk Tin (Michael Wong) as he’s suspected of a number of murders of women, under the disguise of Maryanne, Debbie quickly gets close to Lau. Going so far as getting an almost permanent residence with the man, Debbie witnesses horrific things on … Read more

The Other Side of Dolls

A model training center is set up by Lady Rose, which aims to provide sex partners for men with high social status. However, Lady Rose’s main purpose is to blackmail the reputable men for money. A fashion show of undergarments is held, Lady Rose’s models appear in their sexiest and most seductive underwear, and men cannot stop looking for partners. The dirty business of Lady Rose is finally exposed and shakes up the city when … Read more

A Narrow Escape

During the shutdown and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp’s testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.

Basic Impulse

Kitty flopped in participation in the Hong Kong beauty contest and became a laughing stock among her colleagues. They used to make fun of her throughout the day. However, her luck changes. She came to know the prince of her dream…

Triads: The Inside Story

Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father’s death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family’s business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world … Read more

Hong Kong Gigolo

Cheng, Wai & Joe are Gigolos. Cheng, once very popular, is losing his fame due to age. Wai’s profession brings to his family lots of bad luck and destruction. Joe is persuaded to betray his client by videotaping their intercourse for the client’s husband and get involved in a murder case. The life of gigolos with the good things and the wrong side.

Her Vengeance

Wong plays an unassuming nightclub employee in Macao who alienates a gang of drunken men (led by Shing Fui-on). They tail her after her shift, and mount a gang assault. She attempts to enlist the aid of her former brother-in-law (Lam) – an ex-triad now confined to a wheelchair.

Gunmen

Four war veterans join forces to wipe out an increasingly powerful drug cartel.

Pretty Woman

While working alone late at the office one night, Veronica is raped by a returning male colleague, who accidentally kills her in the process (she falls back and hits her head on a sharp object). Later that same evening, he comes across a bar hostess who looks identical to the woman that he has just murdered. He eventually talks her into showing up for work in Veronica’s place on the very next day, and handing … Read more

The Romance of the Vampires

Love & passion is the name of the game in this romantic vampire thriller. Instead of “I want your blood…”, the heart-broken vampire in this story punishes himself by refusing to suck the blood out of his victims.

A Fake Pretty Woman

An insecure waitress (Yvonne Yung Hung) who thinks all her problems will be solved if she has plastic surgery to become beautiful. Initially, it actually does work. She becomes a model and starts dating a billionaire at once after her surgery.

Stay With Me

The story revolves around Zhao Yiyi (Ren Min) and Xu Jiashu (Xin Yunlai). After the college entrance exams, Zhao Yiyi has been secretly in love with Xu Jiashu. She is finally able to confess her love, but they start a long-distance relationship by accident. Long distance relationship tests their love for each other.

Man on the Edge

On the eve of the 1997 handover, violence is rampant as the British Hong Kong government has joined forces with the triads to cause chaos in Hong Kong. The gang leader, Lam Yiu-Cheong assigns his crony Ah Lok to take an important role in the destruction. But Lok harbours a secret – he’s an undercover policeman and he’s about to discover a political conspiracy that will shock the country to its core.

M. Butterfly

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling – but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Sunshine Of My Life

The fashion elite is married to his career, and he meets a vibrant traditional embroidery lover and guardian. The beginning of a love affair between two cultures and fashion interests has begun.