Whether you’re a fan of eastern movies or not, you will surely love the 10 best Chinese drama movies. From family and politics to Chinese history, these movies certainly have varied themes that will definitely touch your heart. On a lazy day, sit back and let these films inspire you.

  1. "Once Upon a Time in China" Hardcore Jet Li fans will love him even more in this movie, which is the first from a six-part film series. The movie is the story of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung who formed a group, training them in martial arts so they can defend their town against Americans.

  2. "Spring in a Small Town" This is 1948 classic is based on the short story written by Li Tianji about the Dai family, a rich family who was very wealthy before the Communist revolution, but had to face some struggles after the war.

  3. "Ordinary Heroes" If you want to know what happened during the social reform in Hong Kong between 1970 to 1980, this Chinese drama is one you should watch. Winner of the Best Picture award during the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards, this will surely blow you off.

  4. "Dragon Gate Inn" The legendary King Hu directed this Chinese drama, which became one of his most prestigious works. Here you will learn about the four martial arts experts tasked to find the children of General Yu. A remake of the film was done in 1992 and was called "New Dragon Gate Inn."

  5. "In The Mood For Love" This film was released in 2000 with Hong Kong stars Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung playing the lead roles. The two came to know about each other because of their spouses whom they suspected from because of adultery.

  6. "Assembly" Released in December 2007, this film perfectly portrays the Chinese Civil War. Based on the novel called "Guan Si" (A Legal Case) written by a veteran army, this movie will definitely move you.

  7. "Happy Together" Homosexual relationships are not a favorite topic among movies from the East, so this is definitely refreshing for the Chinese. In the story, two men, Ho Po-Wing and Lai Yiu-Fai are involved in a relationship wherein they have this pattern of abuse, breakup and then reconciliation.

  8. "Farewell My Concubine" Concubinage is common practice in China and is featured in this movie. It movie is set during the Peking era where a love triangle happens. This film won the Cannes Palme d’Or, so it really is a must-watch.

  9. "Chungking Express" Written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, this consists of two stories about a Hong Kong policeman and his romantic relationship with a woman. The film stars Takeshi Kaneshiro and Brigitte Lin for the first story and Tony Leung, Faye Wong and Valerie Chow for the second.

  10. "In the Heat of the Sun" The pride and joy of the director Jiang Wen, this is a story that tells what happened to a group of teenagers during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing. It was adapted from the novel "Wild Beast" written by Wang Shuo.