Films About China and Chinese Peopleby lora-31 | created - 10 Jan 2011 | updated - 29 Jun 2014 | Public
My list of films about China which I have watched.
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1. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »
2. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.
3. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
Approved | 137 min | Drama
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »
4. Blood Alley (1955)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure
His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.
8. Dragon Seed (1944)
Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War
The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.
9. Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
125 min | Drama, History, War
During the Chinese Civil War of 1949, the Communists constantly harass the two priests of a remote Catholic mission outpost.
10. Shanghai (2010)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.
Votes: 8,290 | Gross: $0.04M
11. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.
Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $7.30M
12. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
13. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »
16. The Good Earth (1937)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
17. The Son-Daughter (1932)
Passed | 79 min | Drama
A large group of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco is clandestinely donating whatever money they earn to smuggle arms into China for the rebels in their fight against the centuries old ... See full summary »
19. China Doll (1958)
Approved | 99 min | Drama, War, Romance
American pilot Cliff Brandon, fighting the Japanese in China, finds himself the unintentional "owner" of a Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen. The unlikely couple falls in love and marries, but not without tragedy brought on by the war.
20. 7 Women (1966)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
In China in 1935, seven dedicated missionary women try to protect themselves from the advances of a barbaric Mongolian warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.
22. Night Plane from Chungking (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European ... See full summary »
26. Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears in the 1950s China she arrives in Hong Kong determined to find him but meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee.
28. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »
29. China Venture (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War
An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.
30. Wife of General Ling (1937)
Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Drama
John Fenton, a British secret-service agent in China, is given the assignment of learning how smugglers go undetected while delivering guns into the interior for General Ling, a ruthless ... See full summary »
31. The Shanghai Story (1954)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Too many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard (Edmond O'Brien), an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King (... See full summary »
32. Flower Drum Song (1961)
Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.
Votes: 2,046 | Gross: $10.90M
34. Hong Kong (1952)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The theft of a jeweled treasure is within an adventurer's grasp; he is restrained by his love for a good woman. Now he must help her and the kid he was hired to rob escape as the Chinese Civil War nears Hong Kong.
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
36. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.
R | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »
Votes: 2,093 | Gross: $1.34M
38. Red Corner (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.
Votes: 14,175 | Gross: $22.42M
42. Stowaway (1936)
Approved | 87 min | Musical, Adventure, Family
Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ... See full summary »
43. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 42,828 | Gross: $0.01M
45. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?