Drama

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

Poster for the movie "Old Fox"

Old Fox

Set in the late 1980s, this family drama is about an 11-year-old boy who befriends his landlord, nicknamed Old Fox, and learns from him how to survive in a rapidly changing world as well as things his poor father would never be able to teach him.

Poster for the movie "A Married Couple in Name Only"

A Married Couple in Name Only

“A Married Couple in Name Only” is a drama directed by Bu Wancang, featuring Ruan Lingyu, Huang Junfu, and others in its cast. The film tells the story of a smart and beautiful woman, Shi Miaowen, who, due to the old custom of “betrothal by finger-pointing,” marries a foolish husband, Fang Shaolian. Later, Fang Shaolian dies of scarlet fever, and Shi Miaowen endures the agony of widowhood, resolved to never marry again.

Poster for the movie "The Toll of the Sea"

The Toll of the Sea

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship.

Poster for the movie "Cyclo"

Cyclo

Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy’s struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to petty crime on behalf of a mysterious Madame from whom he rents his cyclo.

Poster for the movie "Ping Pong"

Ping Pong

Ping Pong (2017) — 101 min – Crime, TV Movie, Drama, Mystery, Thriller – 15 October 2017 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Shiue Bin Jian … Read more

Poster for the movie "Dust of Angels"

Dust of Angels

A-kuo and A-tou are teen-aged boys living in an industrial town in Taiwan. When they are not in school, they generally hang out with their buddy Hsiao Kao, a very stylish and charismatic younger gangster who enjoys their company and support. When one of Hsia Kao’s gangland patrons is gunned down, the trio set out to revenge the killing. As a result, the two teens are forced into hiding. One boy tells his dad he … Read more

Poster for the movie "Dust in the Wind"

Dust in the Wind

A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. They move to Taipei, where A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, and so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.

Poster for the movie "Untold Herstory"

Untold Herstory

On Green Island in the 1950s, the female thought prisoners chose to fight for freedom, but were more forcefully suppressed by the authority. They held on to their beliefs and hoping for true freedom to come.

Poster for the movie "Day Off"

Day Off

A woman who has owned a barbershop for over 40 years determines to embark on a long journey to cut the hair of an old customer who has moved away and is too sick to travel.

Poster for the movie "Vital Sign"

Vital Sign

In a remarkable dramatic performance, Louis Koo takes on the role of a seasoned ambulance worker, seeking to fulfill his duties without any meddling from his superiors. As he contemplates emigration with his daughter, he finds himself at odds with his ambitious new partner, a young go-getter climbing the bureaucratic ranks. Directed by Cheuk Wan-chi, this dramedy thoughtfully explores Hong Kong’s civil service culture and the ongoing emigration wave. It serves as both a heartwarming … Read more

Poster for the movie "A Light Never Goes Out"

A Light Never Goes Out

After her husband’s passing, a melancholic middle-aged widow sets out to fulfill his wish of preserving a mysterious neon sign. Alongside the neon signmaker’s apprentice, they embark on a journey that uncovers both pleasant surprises and bitter truths amidst the disappearing radiance of the city’s neon lights.

Poster for the movie "Home Coming"

Home Coming

Two members of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs are tasked with the evacuation of Chinese citizens when war breaks out in Numia, North Africa.

Poster for the movie "The Sparring Partner"

The Sparring Partner

Adapted from a sensational real-life case in 2013, the intricate story begins when a young man partners with his friend to murder and dismember his parents. Pleading not guilty, the defense attorneys soon turn on each other, as the defendants play the devil and idiot game. Meanwhile, heated debates emerge inside the jury room, where nine jurors grapple with the truth.

Poster for the movie "The Sunny Side of the Street"

The Sunny Side of the Street

Hassan is a Hong Kong-born Pakistani kid waiting for refugee status to Canada. His father died in a car accident that Yat is involved in, who himself was a refugee from China in the 1970s. When Hassan joins a refugees’ gang and gets entangled with the police, Yat decides to help him flee, but Hassan finds out the truth about his father’s death. Can their journey continue?

Poster for the movie "Lost Love"

Lost Love

For his project under the lauded First Feature Film Initiative programme, director Ka Sing- fung tells the heartrending journey of a woman whose life is forever changed by the children she takes in as a temporary foster carer. In a career-best performance, Sammi Cheng stars as Mei, a woman trying to get over the death of her young son through the children she welcomes into her home. Each ward offers Mei a different challenge and … Read more

Poster for the movie "A Guilty Conscience"

A Guilty Conscience

Following his careless actions that resulted in an innocent woman’s imprisonment, a lawyer and his team strive to exonerate her and restore her name.

Poster for the movie "Hachiko"

Hachiko

The film narrates the heartwarming tale of a faithful dog named “Batong,” who steadfastly waited for its owner’s return for a decade following the owner’s passing.

Poster for the movie "Stonewalling"

Stonewalling

Lynn is a 20-year-old college student who finds herself isolated in a family scandal at the heart of a medical clinic when a father loses his premature child and accuses Lynn’s family of negligence and calls in the local mob for compensation.

Poster for the movie "Where the Wind Blows"

Where the Wind Blows

In the 70’s, Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption(HKICAC) was founded. The mission to hunt down corrupted detectives unveiled a new chapter of the colonial Hong Kong. Lui Lok (Aaron Kwok) and Nam Kong (Tony Leung) who used to be two rightous police officers wanted to change the status quo. They built an empire of corruption by controlling organized crimes and eventually took the position of Chief Chinese Detective. However, power struggle has always been … Read more

Poster for the movie "Ordinary Hero"

Ordinary Hero

The film is adapted from the “Life and Death Speed” rescue and treatment of a boy with a broken arm in Hetian, Xinjiang. Doctors, crew members, passengers, policemen and other people from all walks of life in Xinjiang crossed 1,400 kilometers, and the 8-hour relay of life created a miracle of life.

Poster for the movie "The Wandering Earth II"

The Wandering Earth II

Humans built huge engines on the surface of the earth to find a new home. But the road to the universe is perilous. In order to save earth, young people once again have to step forward to start a race against time for life and death.

Poster for the movie "Hidden Blade"

Hidden Blade

On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The following day, the Wang False Government followed Japan’s declaration of war against Britain and the United States, and Japan symbolically occupied all of Shanghai. With the outbreak of the Pacific War, the situation of China’s war effort changed completely. Members of the Chinese Communist Party underground risked sending out information to break the peace between Japan and Chiang and to defend the motherland.

Poster for the movie "Full River Red"

Full River Red

A pawn tries to get rid of a traitorous minister, Qin Hui, when he leads an army to the border for talks with a Jurchen mission.

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.

Poster for the movie "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag"

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.

Poster for the movie "David Loman"

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

Poster for the movie "Prince of Tears"

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

Poster for the movie "Taipei Story"

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.

Poster for the movie "In Our Time"

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.

Poster for the movie "Pushing Hands"

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.

Poster for the movie "The Peach Girl"

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.

Poster for the movie "A Borrowed Life"

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.

Poster for the movie "March of Happiness"

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.

Poster for the movie "The Puppetmaster"

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

Poster for the movie "Stranger Eyes"

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.

Poster for the movie "Lighting up the Stars"

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.

Poster for the movie "American Girl"

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.

Poster for the movie "The Gigolo 2"

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.