The number of Chinese action movie fans is increasing, with action films growing rapidly in both quantity and quality. Here is our list of best Chinese action movies 2019 which we think you should keep an eye out for.
Ip Man 4: The Finale
Ip Man 4: The Finale is one of the best Chinese action movies 2019 and a Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth and final film in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen reprising the role. The film began production in April 2018 and ended in July of the same year. It was released on 20 December 2019. As of February 2020, the film has grossed over $193 million worldwide, making over $172 million in Mainland China.
The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang
The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang is a 2019 Chinese historical fantasy comedy film directed by Yan Jia, written by Liu Bohan and Jian Wen, and starring Jackie Chan, Zhong Chuxi, Ethan Juan, Lin Peng, and Austin Lin. It follows Songling (Jackie Chan), a legendary demon hunter, is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village. When he discovers evil forces are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion journeying through hidden worlds and colorful dimensions in this fantastical martial arts action-comedy.
Viy 2: Journey to China
Viy 2: Journey to China is a 2019 Russian-Chinese fantasy adventure film. It is the sequel to Viy, the 2014 cinema hit loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy. Set in the 18th century, early 1700: Cartographer Jonathan Green from Forbidden Kingdom is back to map the Russian Far East. He’s forced on to China, where he confronts the Dragon Master et al. The iron masked Russian Czar escapes the Tower of London to a Russian ship. Viy 2: Journey to China was released in China on 16 August 2019 by Universal Pictures.
Bodies at Rest
Bodies at Rest is a 2019 action thriller film directed by Renny Harlin, starring Nick Cheung, Richie Jen, and Yang Zi. It is Harlin’s third Chinese-language film, following Skiptrace and Legend of the Ancient Sword. It tells story about a pathologist Chen Jia Hao and his assistant Lynn are working late at a public morgue on a Christmas Eve. Three masked men break into the morgue, trying to retrieve a bullet from a corpse. The film had its world premiere as the opening film of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival on March 18, 2019. It was released in China on August 16, 2019.
Jade Dynasty is a 2019 Chinese fantasy action film directed by Ching Siu-tung and starring Xiao Zhan, Li Qin, Meng Meiqi, and Tang Yixin. The film follows the story of Zhang Xiaofan, a kindhearted and pure village boy who is thrown into a world of chaos after his village gets massacred, and then becomes a disciple of the Qingyun Sect. Zhang Xiaofan learns martial arts from three masters and became a master of the mythical realm, while at the same time, experiences a complicated relationship with three beautiful girls, Lu Xueqi, Tian Ling’er, and Bi Yao. The film is adapted from Xiao Ding’s eponymous novel.The film was released in China on September 13, 2019.
The Rookies is a good choice in the list of Chinese action film list, written and directed by Alan Yuen, starring Wang Talu, Sandrine Pinna, Milla Jovovich, Xu Weizhou and Liu Meitong. It is story about extreme sport lover Zhou Feng got involved in an international illegal trade by accident. So he had to follow an international special agent Bruce to Budapest. Together with a crappy police officer Miao Yan, a non-professional scientist Ding Shan and an unemployed doctor LV, they became an amateur unit. In company with the senior agent Bruce, these four rookies started a fight with the terrorists that was both thrilling and hilarious. Filming took place in Hungary and China. It was released in China on July 12, 2019.
The Climbers is a 2019 Chinese adventure drama film directed by Daniel Lee and written by Alai. The film stars Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Yi, Jing Boran, and Hu Ge. It tells the real-life expedition of two generations of Chinese mountaineers to ascend Mount Everest from the perilous north side in 1960 and 1975. The Climbers released in China, the United Kingdom and North America on September 30, 2019. It grossed about 400 million yuan on its third day of screening. The film earned more than 761 million yuan on its opening weekend
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