2024 Chinese Drama List

Chinese Movie List – Best Popular Chinese Films

  • In Our Prime

    #1

    Drama, Family, Life
    Huang Lu, Guo Tao
    Single mother Li Yitian is working hard in the city, trying to contribute to her life, but she keeps encountering multiple setbacks in her family, relationships, and career. This is a story of her facing the chaotic challenges of life with courage. Just like every "ordinary man and woman" in real life, although being pursued by life in confusion, they dare to confront adversity and lead extraordinary life despite the ordinary circumstances.
  • Silence of Smoke

    #2

    Drama, Family, Life
    Han Geng, Zhang Guoli, Xue Haojing
    The century-old family store "Tong Shun Xiang," managed by the Liu family, has been passing down a unique technique for making crystal ice cakes through generations. However, the father, Liu Tingshen, has always refused to pass on the secret recipe to his son, Liu JianSan, which has led to misunderstandings and estrangement between them. Frustrated, JianSan chooses to leave his father and seek his own path. Many years later, when JianSan returns home to visit his ailing father, he finally discovers that his father's long-hidden secret is actually related to himself...
  • Yangzi's Confusion

    #3

    Romance, Family, Drama
    Huang Xiaolei, Zheng Yayun, Tang Zeng
    Mother-daughter relationships may be one of the most complex relationships in the world, especially in divorced families. Yu Meihui is a progressive woman from a small town in Yunnan, and she runs a locally renowned curtain shop. After Yu Meihui and Gao Wen divorced, their daughter Yangzi started living with her father, only occasionally visiting her mother on weekends. In an unexpected turn of events, Yangzi secretly opened Meihui's diary and discovered that her mother had given up her custody rights. At this point, Meihui was still focused on trying to earn more money for her daughter, but the rebellious phase of youth had led Yangzi to develop a significant resentment towards Meihui.
  • The Shadowless Tower

    #4

    Drama, Family, Life
    Xin Baiqing, Huang Yao
    In his middle age, Gu Wentong, who used to write poetry, turned into an internet food blogger. After his divorce, he sent his daughter to live with his sister and brother-in-law, while he chose to live alone in the hutongs of Beijing. His father, Gu Yunlai, was sent to a labor reeducation camp when he was five years old. His mother cast him aside, and from that point on, he disappeared from their lives. One day, Gu Wentong learned by chance from his brother-in-law that his father had been living alone in Beidaihe. He would visit Beijing twice a year, just to catch a glimpse of his children from a distance. Although curious and longing to see his father, Gu Wentong lacked the courage to face the man who had "gone astray." Gu Wentong's work partner was the young photographer Ouyang Wenhui. They often met near the White Pagoda Temple to explore restaurants and taverns in the Beijing area. As they got to know each other better, their relationship became occasionally romantic and secretive. When he learned that Ouyang Sheng lived in Beidaihe, it provided Gu Wentong with the opportunity to visit the place. The trip to Beidaihe made Gu Wentong feel as if he had discovered his father's shadow within himself — as a father, as a son, as a partner. He began to reevaluate his life. People may drift apart, but the White Pagoda will always stand there, bearing witness to their decisions and regrets.
  • Lies My Father Told Me

    #5

    Family, Drama, Life
    Hou Tianlai, Jing Xitong
    Ten years ago, trishaw rider Liu Afu adopted an infant girl and named her Xiaohua. Since his spouse passed away three years ago, he has been relying on the company of his adopted daughter, Xiaohua. However, one day, Afu fainted while working and was rushed to the hospital. There, he received the devastating news that he had a severe illness. Facing the high medical expenses, Afu made the heart-wrenching decision to forgo treatment, realizing that he had limited time left. With Xiaohua being a young child and no one to care for her, he decided the best solution was to send her to her biological parents. Afu embarked on a challenging and tearful journey to search for Xiaohua's biological family. He used the clues he had when he adopted Xiaohua to find her biological parents' hometown. Afu told Xiaohua they were going on a trip and began a difficult and emotional journey with her on his trishaw.
  • Papa

    #6

    Comedy, Drama, Family
    Huang Bo, Yan Ni, Janine Chang
    Lei Dali, in order to give his son, Lei Xiaomi, a better starting point in life, is forced to get involved in the intense competition of "primary school enrollment" under the guidance of a single mother, Liu Zhenzhen. Influenced by Huo Ge and Huo Sao, Lei Dali spares no effort to purchase a house in a prestigious school district, but the heavy financial burden makes life unbearable for the father and son. With the appearance of Lei Xiaomi's aunt, Lei Dali comes to understand that the essence of "striving for a child's success" lies in "striving as parents." Faced with the harsh reality, how will the father and son break through their living dilemma? What life choices will several families make?
  • The Woman in the Storm

    #7

    Family, Drama, Life
    Tong Liya, Wu Yuhan
    In China, on average, every 7.4 seconds, a woman becomes a victim of domestic violence. Xu Min, who appears strong and independent, holds a difficult-to-discuss secret: she has been enduring long-term domestic abuse from her husband, Chen Jun. Xu Min doesn't fit the image of a typical victim as she is resilient, brave, and has her own career. During the challenging process of trying to divorce her husband with the help of lawyer Li Xiaomeng, she faces difficulties dealing with her husband, who is careful not to leave any evidence, and the cold words, mockery, and doubts from people around her. She also encounters a lack of action from the social system and has to consider her two children. When divorce is not the end of domestic violence, and when the home itself becomes a violent storm instead of a safe haven, can she break free from this tempest?
  • Love Never Ends

    #8

    Romance, Drama, Family
    Ni Dahong, Kara Wai, Cecilia Yip
    Living alone, Chang Weijie became acquainted with Elderly Li Huiru, a lonely and impoverished old lady who scavenges and collects scraps. Gradually, they developed an affection for each other. Xie Dingshan and his wife Zhao Huanxin, an elderly couple, make a living by selling collected scraps, with Zhao Huanxin enduring the burden of illness. These four elderly individuals, two couples, find love in the twilight of their lives, with sincerity and purity. Even if there is no tomorrow, they still want to express the words "I love you" to each other.
  • All These Years

    #9

    Youth, Romance, Family
    Zhang Xincheng, Sun Qian
    Have you ever imagined the scenario of reuniting with an ex after a long separation? Would you embrace them or flee? Chen Jianxia, a girl who grew up in an environment where males were favored over females, met Li Ran, a rebellious but kind-hearted boy, at Zhenhua High School, and he became the only bright spot in her life. They saved each other but unfortunately had to part ways. It wasn't until they reunited years later that they realized they thought they had fallen in love with each other again and again, but in fact, they had never stopped loving each other.
  • Dream Forest

    #10

    Family, Life, Drama
    Niu Ben, Yan Junxi, Li Zihao
    Bar singer Su Xiaobei used to have a happy life, but since her son Kang Jian was diagnosed with autism, she has fallen into darkness. Su Xiaobei insisted on sending Kang Jian to school for training, but her husband couldn't accept the reality and the two eventually divorced. Su Xiaobei and Kang Jian left sadly, moving to an old neighborhood. Due to Kang Jian's condition, a conflict arose with their neighbor, elderly Yang, on the day they moved in. Facing a strange environment, unfamiliar neighbors, and unfamiliar life, Su Xiaobei and her son struggled to adapt. Kang Jian had seizures and Su Xiaobei lost her job, adding to their troubles. Fortunately, Lao Yang gradually learned about Kang Jian's situation and sympathized with the mother and son, providing occasional care and help, bringing them a glimmer of warmth. With the introduction of her friend Jiahui, Su Xiaobei found a job at a kindergarten. Just as everything seemed to be getting back on track, the kindergarten suddenly received a complaint about Kang Jian, but after investigation, nothing abnormal was found. However, rumors quickly spread among the neighbors, and the situation escalated. Can Su Xiaobei and Kang Jian find a new haven in the storm of fate?
  • Hachiko

    #11

    Family, Drama
    Feng Xiaogang, Joan Chen
    "Ba Tong" is a cute Chinese rural dog who met his destined owner, Chen Jingxiu, among the vast sea of people and became a member of Chen's family. As time passed, the once beautiful home no longer exists, but Ba Tong still waits in the same place. Its fate is tightly bound to its family members.
  • The Cord of Life

    #12

    Family, Drama
    Badema
    Musician A Ru Si decided to take his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, back to the grasslands to find the home she remembers, dissatisfied with the way his brother was taking care of her. To prevent his mother from getting lost, A Ru Si tied a rope between them like an umbilical cord, creating a wonderful "reverse" mother-son relationship that led them to wander deep into the grasslands. When love turns into understanding and freedom through mutual bondage, the mother finally returns to her hometown in her heart, and A Ru Si also gains the power of peace and love.
  • Woman For Rent

    #13

    Romance, Family, Drama
    Niu Jun, Yuan Weijie
    In remote mountain villages where men couldn't afford wives, they had a unique tradition called "Niu Hua", which meant hiring a woman's womb to have children and carry on their family line for generations. When Wan Er was 18 years old, she was borrowed by the Lu family to have a child for them, as her husband had tuberculosis. However, she found out upon arrival that both brothers had borrowed her at the same time. Wan Er grew fond of Lu Da and tried to avoid Lu Er, hoping to become pregnant with Lu Da's child as soon as possible and earn money to go home. This caused a rift between the two brothers. To ease the tension between them, Lu Da planned to let Wan Er go home and said, "We never knew who our mother was, and we can't let our children grow up without one". Someday we will be able to marry wives properly. That year, the Red Army arrived in the mountains, and everything changed.
  • He Is My Brother

    #14

    Family, Drama
    Li Mao, JC Lin
    After their mother passed away, Wen Xiu took on the responsibility of caring for her autistic elder brother Wen Guang. However, Wen Xiu felt trapped by his brother due to their mother's favoritism and her girlfriend's lack of understanding, causing him to struggle with internal resentment. Eventually, their conflicting emotions exploded over due to their difficult lives. Will they be able to use their love for each other to overcome their family ties and brighten each other's lives?
  • Look Up and See Joy

    #15

    Comedy, Family, Life
    Dylan Wang, Pan Binlong, Gong Beibi
    The film focuses on the hot topics of mid-life crisis, family responsibility, elderly care, and children's education, and uses comedic audio-visual techniques to tell the story of a corporate employee who is laid off at mid-life and doesn't bow to fate; an older sister who opposes the foster care of her little brother and fights with her elders to "win" back her younger brother; a grandson who uses meta-universe technology to reunite her grandfather with her late grandmother; a childish rich young man who finds his value of life after being changed by fate. The four stories are happy, inspiring, warm, and positive, and each chapter is performed with the most sincere emotions.
  • Five Hundred Miles

    #16

    Fantasy, Family, Comedy
    Lei Jiayin, Zhang Xiaofei, Zhang Youhao
    If exchanging lives would exchange families, would you still be willing to do so? Zhong Da accidentally switches bodies with teenager Lu Xiaogu after a blind date with Jin Hao, unlocking the joyful experience of exchanging lives.
  • In Search of Lost Time

    #17

    Drama, Family, Life
    Chen Baoguo, Ma Su, Ayanga
    In the late 1950s, New China experienced severe natural disasters, and a large number of orphans in the southern region faced a crisis of insufficient nutrition. At this critical moment, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Party Committee and the government took the initiative to ask the central government for assistance. Following the principle of "take one, raise one, strengthen one," they brought nearly 3,000 orphans to the vast grasslands and entrusted them to kind-hearted and sincere herders for adoption. Here, the children, who were far away from their hometowns, had to learn to integrate into a new environment and family, and face their new relatives. However, all their anxieties and pains would be resolved one by one by the overwhelming love from fellow human beings.
  • Lighting Up the Stars

    #18

    Family, Drama
    Zhu Yilong, Yang Enyou
    Funeral director Mo Sanmei encountered an orphan named Wu Xiaowen during a funeral shortly after being released from prison. Xiaowen became entangled with Mo Sanmei, adding a series of difficulties to his already troubled life. After a series of ups and downs, this peculiar father-daughter duo, who worked in the funeral industry, formed a unique bond and changed Mo Sanmei's attitude towards his profession and life.
  • Nice View

    #19

    Life, Family, Drama
    Jackson Yee
    Jing Hao, a 20-year-old young man, comes to live in Shenzhen with his young sister. Although their lives are warm, they struggle financially. In order to afford the expensive surgery for his sister, Jinghao unexpectedly gets an opportunity, believing that a better life is about to come.  However, he is unexpectedly struck by a devastating blow. Under the dual pressures of time and money, Jing Hao, with no way out, decides to make a desperate gamble. Will the sparks of hope ignite in his ordinary life?
  • My Country, My Parents

    #20

    Drama, Family
    Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng
    The film consists of four units: "Ride the Wind", "Poem", "Duck Prophet" and "Youth Walk", which tells the story of the struggle of several generations of parents and representative groups of each period in the four different historical periods of revolution, construction, reform and opening up and information modernity, to carry on the spirit of the nation without forgetting the original intention.
  • All About My Mother

    #21

    Family, Drama
    Xu Fan, Zhang Jingyi, Xu Yajun
    Mom Ji Peizhen is the soul of this family, and she can take care of everyone like she has a doppelganger. Under her meticulous care, the family appears to be in perfect order, but the reality is far from it. In the eyes of Mom Ji Peizhen, her daughter Li Xiaomei is always the best, but she is unaware of the other side of her daughter's life and work in Beijing. Ji Peizhen has no idea how much her daughter resents her control. Her doctor husband, Li Wenfang, has been unable to pick up a surgical knife since a mistake he made several years ago. Her mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer's disease and is unable to take care of herself. Just as Ji Peizhen, who is a teacher, had just retired and could finally take a breather and enjoy some time for herself, she was diagnosed with a stage 4 malignant tumor. If Mom only has four months left to live, how will this family continue their lives?
  • A Little Red Flower

    #22

    Youth, Family, Life
    Jackson Yee, Liu Haocun
    Wei Yihang, a boy suffering from cancer who claims to be able to "see the future," meets Ma Xiaoyuan, a girl also battling cancer who believes in "parallel worlds." They are both brain tumor patients, but their personalities and mindsets are vastly different. After undergoing brain surgery, Wei Yihang constantly faces the chilling summons of death, accompanied by the fear of relapse. He becomes somewhat cynical and withdrawn, but also melancholic and introverted. On the other hand, Ma Xiaoyuan's cheerful and optimistic nature brings a breath of fresh air to those around her. Through a childish livestream with only eight viewers, Ma Xiaoyuan captures Wei Yihang's heart. He gradually emerges from his numbness, indifference, and self-abandonment, beginning to understand the hardships and struggles of his parents. He transitions from a state of despair to cherishing every second of being alive.
  • Into the Rainbow

    #23

    Fantasy, Adventure, Family
    Leo Wu, Joe Chen
    Two children encounter a strange rainbow in Auckland and travel to China through the energy fluctuations of the rainbow. Because of their reckless actions, they cause an imbalance of energy in the world. With help from China, they eventually overcome many obstacles to restore the world to its original form, and at the same time gain growth and friendship.
  • Autumn Fairy Tale

    #24

    Romance, Friendship, Family
    Zhao Lusi, Jiao Rui, Xu Kai
    En Xi and Jun Xi's real little sister Xin Ai was switched when they were born due to Jun Xi's mischief. One day, the truth is discovered and En Xi and Jun Xi were separated. Years later, they meet again and fall in love with each other. Their love for each other is full of challenges and obstacles because of the "brother-sister" relationship between them. This resistance comes first from their own hearts, and it is their destiny to decide whether Jun Xi is a "brother" or lover to En Xi.
  • Namiya

    #25

    Fantasy, Drama, Family
    Karry Wang, Dilraba Dilmurat, Dong Zijian
    In a grocery shop by a quiet street, if you write down your worries and drop them into the letter drop at the front door of the shop, you will get an answer in the milk crate at the back of the shop the next day. One night, three young people, A Jie, Xiao Bo, and Tong Tong, who are lost, unwittingly break into the shop and unknowingly open a time tunnel. Beginning with the first letter of inquiry from the past, the past links up with the future as they continue to reply and receive letters. Qin Lang, who hesitates whether he should stick to his dream of music, Hao Bo, who hesitates whether he should move away from home with his family due to a debt, and Qing Mei, hesitates whether she should give up her job as a dancer, all make their choices from their letters and find the direction of their hearts, inadvertently linking their lives. At the same time, these three young people receive answers to their own confusion.
  • Cherry Returns

    #26

    Crime, Suspense, Thriller
    Song Jia, Hu Ge, Cherry Ngan
    Twelve years after being kidnapped, a young girl, A Ying, returns to her family. Although she still has an innocent face, she is not the innocent girl she was back then. Instead of searching for her family love, she conspires with her kidnappers to devise a revenge plan to get back everything that is rightfully hers, and the target of her revenge is her family. Seeing the accidental murders of those around her, A Ying's sister, psychiatrist Ning Jing and her boyfriend, Inspector Tang, who is in charge of the case, gradually suspect the identity of A Ying...
  • Making Family

    #27

    Romance, Comedy, Family
    Aarif Rahman
    Gu Taifeng, a genius teenager from a single-parent family, has had exceptional talent since childhood. He uses computers to infiltrate the hospital's database and uncover the mystery of his own identity. He then crosses the sea to China in search of his biological father. However, Zhou Liyan, a man who is completely unprepared to be a father, denies any involvement in the reckless act of sperm donation he did in his youth. The unexpected arrival of a child throws him into a state of panic, and he wishes to immediately get rid of the clearly attached burden, Gu Taifeng. The father and son engage in comical and absurd "mishaps" as they chase each other. Their bond gradually deepens. Meanwhile, the arrival of Gu Taifeng's beautiful and frantic mother from South Korea brings changes to Zhou Liyan's life. These two young individuals from different countries, whose relationship started with sperm donation and the birth of a child, develop feelings for each other through their playful and sometimes angry interactions.
  • Papa

    #28

    Comedy, Family, Life
    Xia Yu, Song Zu Er, Yang Zi
    When down-on-his-luck manager Huang Bolun comes to Los Angeles to search for a missing artist, he is stranded in the US and accidentally becomes the father of five cute American children. While continuing to search for the missing artist, Huang is also subjected to a variety of "domestic violence" tactics by the five troublemakers. After a series of twists and turns, the irresponsible "temporary dad" grows into a real father and grows up for the second time in his life.
  • The New Year's Eve of Old Lee

    #29

    Comedy, Drama, Family
    Zhao Benshan, Yan Ni, Rayzha Alimjan
    The film is about the generation gap between three generations of a family. After the daughter who had been living in the north for 14 years heard about her father's premonitory symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, she returned to her hometown with her American-educated granddaughter, and together with classmates who came after hearing the news, they found ways to persuade her father to move to Beijing. The elderly man, who lived alone, could only see his daughter and American-educated granddaughter during holidays. They had been longing for a reunion, which finally came true, but unexpectedly, the hilarious story began from this reunion with the appearance of the granddaughter's ABC boyfriend.
  • Lost and Love

    #30

    Life, Drama, Family
    Andy Lau, Jing Boran, Sandra Ng
    A two-year-old child named Lei Da went missing on a day in 1998, and his father, Lei Zekuan, began a 15-year-long journey to find his son. Along the way, he faced many difficulties and coincidentally met Zeng Shuai, who was abducted at age four while fixing bikes. The two of them embarked on a journey to find their loved ones together. After learning about Leizekuan's search for his son, Zeng Shuai not only did not charge him for fixing his moto-bike but also joined him on the journey to find Leida. During their journey, the two developed a father-son-like relationship.
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