Best new Chinese Movies in 2022 & 2021 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest Chinese movies in 2022 and the best Chinese movies of 2021 & the 2010's. Top Chinese movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New Chinese movies in 2022 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2022 in cinema and on VOD
  • Only Fools Rush In

    DIRECTOR: Han Han
    CAST: Liu Haoran, Liu Haocun & Shen Teng
    Wu Ren Yao is a motorcyclist who reconnects with his estranged father Wu Ren Teng. A sense of lost youth is felt between the two as they try to reconnect over a motorcycle trip. The trip is one of fame but also of reconnection where a father and son struggle to find a way to become a family once again. Written and directed by Han Han (Pegasus, Duckweed), this road-trip drama stars Liu Hao Ran, Liu Hao Cun, and Shen Teng. Read more

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Best Chinese movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and the 2010's best rated Chinese movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • One Second

    DIRECTOR: Yimou Zhang
    CAST: Liu Haocun, Zhang Yi & Fan Wei
    Based on the book of the same title by Geling Yan, One Second tells the tale of one man struggling for freedom in a world against him. Having been imprisoned at a Chinese farm-prison, this man decides he’s had enough and makes his escape during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. He goes on the run as a fugitive, trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities. On his travels, he’ll come to form bonds with a movie fan and homeless orphan. Written and directed by Zhang Yimou (The Great Wall, Shadow), this period drama stars Zhang Yi, Fan Wei, and Liu Haocun. Read more

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  • Beijing: Wan Jiu Zhao Wu

    DIRECTOR: Jaycee Chan
    CAST: Bo-lin Chen, Amber Kuo, Chao Jiang
    Beijing is the place where dreams come true or at least that’s what a group of young and ambitious people from different parts are hoping for. Romance could be in their future but also heartbreak as well, leading them to question just where they stand in such a city. Will they find the career and partner of their dreams or have to make a choice between one of the other? Directed by Jaycee Chan, this romantic drama stars Bo-lin Chen, Amber Kuo, and Chao Jiang. Read more

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  • Assassin in Red

    DIRECTOR: Yang Lu
    CAST: Lei Jiayin, Yang Mi & Dong Zijian
    Based on the short story written by Shuang Xuetao, the film’s story centers around the assassination of a novelist. The assassination is carried out by a mysterious woman and a father searching for his missing daughter. But there’s also an alternative world that exists within books where the tale of a young hero starts to affect and mirror the events of reality in this trippy bit of action, suspense, and mystery directed by Lu Yang. Read more

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  • So Long, My Son

    DIRECTOR: Xiaoshuai Wang
    CAST: Wang Jingchun, Yong Mei & Qi Xi
    Taking place over the course of 30 year, this deeply moving film focusses on two couples and how they deal with the major economic and societal changes China went through. Read more

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  • Émile

    CAST: Yinyin Ma, Ze Ying, Lu Liu, Xiangrong Dong
    A tender, magic-realist movie shot in black and white about a young woman from a tough background rebelling against her family's expectations and finding solace in playing piano. Read more

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  • The Wandering Earth

    DIRECTOR: Frant Gwo
    CAST: Guangjie Li, Chuxiao Qu, Man-Tat Ng, Jin Mai Jaho
    The Wandering Earth is a hugely successful 2019 Chinese sci-fi blockbuster about a group of astronauts who set out to find a new home for the human race, as the sun is dying out and the end of the earth is near. Read more

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  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night

    DIRECTOR: Gan Bi
    CAST: Sylvia Chang, Yongzhong Chen, Jue Huang, Hong-Chi Lee
    Partly filmed in 3D, this adventurous film about a man returning to his hometown to reunite with his old sweetheart, was an unexpected huge success in China. Included a single-take, hour-long sequence. Be prepared for something you have not seen before! Read more

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  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night

    DIRECTOR: Bi Gan
    CAST: Lee Hong-chi, Sylvia Chang, Tang Wei
    Not to be confused with the 1962 classic of the same name, 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' is a noir-ish detective drama about who, after years of absence, returns to his hometown. This is where he finds a mysterious woman with whom he spent a romantic summer, many years ago. Read more

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    RATING: 83/100

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  • Ash is the Purest White

    DIRECTOR: Zhangke Jia
    CAST: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Xiaogang Feng
    After his internationally acclaimed film 'Mountains May Depart', Chinese auteur Zhangke Jia returns with 'Ash is the Purest White'. A 16-year spanning portrayal of tumultuous and violent relationship. Read more

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  • Angels Wear White

    DIRECTOR: Vivian Qu
    CAST: Vicky Chen Meijun Zhou Ke Shi
    Director Vivian Qu is without a doubt one of the most interesting names in independent Chinese cinema right now. After producing the critically acclaimed 'Black Coal Thin Ice', she directed 'Angels Wear White' herself. A naturalistic thriller about a woman witnessing the assault of two schoolgirls in seaside hotel. Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Duckweed

    DIRECTOR: Han Han
    CAST: Chao Deng Eddie Peng Liying Zhao
    Immensely popular Chinese blogger/car-racer/filmmaker Han Han returns with his second feature, a slightly autobiographical dramedy about a man who, after a near fatal accident. gets to travel back to the 90's and finds out a thing or two about his family. Think 'Back to the Future' with a twist. Read more

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    RATING: 78/100

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  • The Mermaid

    DIRECTOR: Stephen Chow
    CAST: Chao Deng Show Lo Yuqi Zhang
    A surprising romantic comedy/fantasy film about a mermaid falling in love with an entrepreneur who wants to get rid of all sea-life in order to develop a reclamation project. Funny and full of unexpected turns, but above all a movie with an important message. Read more

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    RATING: 63/100

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  • Black Coal, Thin Ice

    DIRECTOR: Yi'nan Diao
    CAST: Fan Liao Lun Mei Gwei Xuebing Wang
    Black Coal Thin Ice surprisingly won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival last year. Surprisingly, because festival darling Boyhood was in competition too. Not that Black Coal is a bad film or an undeserved winner, quite the contrary. This unsettling modern film noir takes place in an industrial town in the north of China where a dismembered body is found. A grumpy detective is put on the case, but almost immediately during the investigation, he gets shot. He recovers physically, but otherwise he isn’t quite the same. Five years later, as the murderer strikes again, he is dragged into the case again. Read more

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    RATING: 66/100

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  • Gone With the Bullets

    DIRECTOR: Wen Jiang
    CAST: Zhang Wen Zhiwen Wang Huang Hung
    A new film by Wen Jiang, who has been dubbed as the ‘Chinese Baz Luhrmann’. Gone With the Bullets is an extravagant action/comedy/drama film about two long time friends becoming arch enemies, that takes place in Shanghai of the 1920’s . Read more

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    RATING: 59/100

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  • Coming Home

    DIRECTOR: Yimou Zhang
    CAST: Li Gong Daoming Chen Huiwen Zhang
    It’s been a while since the last Yimou Zhang film found its way to the cinema over here, but fortunately distributors finally decided to give it a go again. Coming Home is a beautiful historical melodrama based on a novel by Chinese (but American based) writer Yan Geling. It tells the sad story of professor who got sent to a labor camp because of his political ideas and who, upon arriving home after years, finds out his wife doesn’t remember him anymore. Read more

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    RATING: 73/100

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  • The Grandmaster

    DIRECTOR: Kar-Wai Wong
    CAST: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Ziyi Zhang Jin Zhang
    Everybody knows about Bruce lee but this story offers a peek into the making of the man who made him; A martial arts extravaganza about Ip man's life who is regarded... Read more

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    RATING: 65/100

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  • A Touch of Sin

    DIRECTOR: Zhangke Jia
    CAST: Wu Jiang Baoqiang Wang Tao Zhao
    Jia Zhangke (Platform (2000), Unknown Pleasures (2002) ) is a genius, probably today’s most prominent Chinese filmmaker (and maybe the best director China has ever had). A Touch of Sin is his most violent film to date. But we also note his often recurring themes of politics, estrangement, absurdity of small human lives, the search of all of his characters for something, someone, while lost between China’s enormous run-down buildings. A Touch of Sin tells four separate stories, all fascinating in their own way. It has the ambition of an epic movie, good for some laughs, some tears, some shocks. It’s hard to penetrate. A superb film from a superb ‘Auteur’ with capital A. I hope we haven’t seen the best Zhangke Jia yet! Read more

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    RATING: 73/100

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  • Here, Then

    DIRECTOR: Mao Mao
    CAST: Huang Tang Yijia Wang Yizheng Li Ziqian
    The story highlights the entangled lives of various people in China who are connected together by desires, co-incidence and a lost mobile phone. Read more

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    RATING: 65/100

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  • Free and Easy

    DIRECTOR: Jun Geng
    CAST: Xu Gang Zhiyong Zhang
    When a traveling soap salesman arrives in a desolate Chinese town, a crime occurs, and sets the strange residents against each other with tragicomic results. Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Skyfire

    DIRECTOR: Simon West
    CAST: Vương Học Kỳ, Hannah Quinlivan & Shawn Dou
    A scientist believes she is onto a massive discovery of a volcano that is about to erupt on the island where she lost her mother. Preventing deaths from such an incident may be a problem, however, as Tianhuo Island has been transformed into a theme park around the volcano. But it isn’t long before the volcano erupts and the visitors find themselves fleeing for their lives in this thrilling disaster picture from director Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). Read more

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  • The Farewell

    DIRECTOR: Lulu Wang
    CAST: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma & Diana Lin
    A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own... Read more

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  • Shadow

    DIRECTOR: Yimou Zhang
    CAST: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng
    Yimou Zhang new martial arts epic, set during China's Three Kingdom's era. Read more

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China has a particularly rich film history. What is so intriguing, is its enormous diversity. Contemplative art house films to action packed martial arts epics; China has it all.