5 Chinese Movies You Should Watch Before The Year Ends
Lately, your girl has cooked up a big bingewatching appetite. While I haven’t really been watching a lot of movies and tv shows in the past few months as I have been more focused on reading, as of late, I find myself going full blast into watching movies and tv shows.
It’s insane. It’s as if I cannot get enough of them.
See this squirrel? This is me, but rather than nuts, I am doing it with movies.
So, since now that I am back grindin’ and hustlin’ on my quest to find the next best movie to watch, I decided that I don’t want my dear readers to have as hard of a time as I did trying to find a good movie to watch. Which is why, with all the genius brain cells I have in me, I whipped up this post! *tadah!*
For those of you who are into Chinese movies, or even for those who are feeling like trying something new, check this list out. Trust me, your girl knows how hard it is when it comes to finding new – good – movies that you will really enjoy watching, so I hope you too, will be able to find a gem or two from this list.
1. Operation Red Sea
Genre : Action
Starring : Zhang Yi, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing
The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen’s southern port of Aden during late March in the 2015 Civil War.
This film is said to be “China’s first modern naval film”. Operation Red Sea has grossed USD$579 million, making it currently the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018 and second-highest-grossing ever in China.
2. Detective Chinatown 2
Genre : Comedy, Mystery
Starring : Wang Baoqiang, Liu Haoran
Lured to New York, Qin (Liu Haoran) finds himself in a global detective contest with a huge cash prize. The task: locate the killer of the grandson of the godfather of Chinatown within 1 week. Teaming up with Tang (Wang Baoqiang), the ‘Detective Chinatown Duo’ are on the trail.
3. Forever Young
Genre : Drama
Starring : Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Wang Leehom
From World War, to revolution and ultimately rebirth, Forever Young is the story of four generations spanning a hundred years of modern Chinese history. Each generation faces its own unique set of challenges. Up against corporate corruption, the trials and tribulations of the cultural revolution, and one’s duty to nation in time of war, they are faced with choosing their individual paths through history. But as the challenges and turmoil of each generation may differ as time changes, what was learned in the past cannot help but effect the choices that are made in the future as it is passed down from generation to generation. And that is the universal message that being true to yourself is precious. It is the source of strength that empowers one to become the person they want to be, to march forward as far as their hearts desire, into the future.
4. Us and Them
Genre : Drama
Starring : Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu, Tian Zhuang Zhuang
Two strangers meet on a train and form a bond that evolves over the years. After a separation, they reconnect and reflect on their love for each other.
This movie, after being a blockbuster hit in China, has also been picked up by Netflix. With them saying, “At Netflix we believe great stories transcend borders. We are always in search for great content that touches the audience’s hearts and we are thrilled to bring a beautiful film like Us and Them to the service.”
5. How Long Will I Love U
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Starring : Lei Jiayin, Tong Liya
In this rollicking romantic comedy, a man and a woman living in the same apartment nearly twenty years apart wake one day to find their timelines have merged. Now they’re stuck with one another, unless they can work together long enough to find a way back to their normal lives… if destiny will allow it.