What are the best Chinese movie apps for Android?

Sino-Hollywood, the fond name given to China’s film industry, is the new entertainment giant to watch out for. With its huge population, it wouldn’t be shocking to know that China releases approximately 1000 movies in a year. Yes, we’re not kidding and you’ve read that right. That’s a crazy number of films waiting to be binged at your convenience. But what are Chinese movies all about? We know Kung Fu is on your mind. We couldn’t blame you though. A huge chunk of Chinese films features Kung Fu fighting scenes. More than that, China’s rich culture and history inspired many motion pictures. Having been existing for almost 5000 years, the Chinese people will never run out of inspiration on what things to show in live-action.

Chinese films, sadly, are often not released worldwide save for a few that are sure to hit box-office success. It’s a shame because these movies offer a fresh breath of air in an industry saturated by Hollywood flicks. Luckily, aficionados and casual bingers alike can still enjoy watching Chinese content on Android phones. Relive the action and thrill from movies like Kung Fu Hustle, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and House of Flying Daggers or laugh to your heart’s content with comedy classics such as Journey to the West and Shaolin Soccer. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re at home or not, you’ll be able to watch your favorite films and immerse yourself in the beauty of Chinese culture. And because we care for you—yes, we do—here are the best Chinese movie apps for android. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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    #1Viu

    Viu

    Viu is one of the leading streaming service providers for Asian audiences. Aside from being a legit Chinese drama app for Android, It brims with variety shows and entertainment content from Asian countries like Korea and Thailand.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    $5.98- FREE Download

    Heather Watkins
    Written on August 16, 2018
    "Lots of Korean dramas are here but they also offer Chinese dramas and movies. Good thing that Viu has the latest film release. 😉"
  2. 12

    #2Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster dedicates its app to all the geeks out there! From anime series to cult-favorite sci-fi movies, this video-sharing platform has everything you need. It contains content from Japan, China, Canada, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Juan Meza
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Not sure about Chinese movies, but most people use this app to watch anime. The advantages of Viewster: it's free, no need to sign up. Disadvantages: it will show you a lot of ads, the content variety is limited. Try it and see if you can find what you are looking for. "
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    Free Trial

    #3Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a top-notch Chinese TV app that offers several international media content for its ever-growing number of users, especially in many parts of Asia. This includes Chinese-language movies, TV series, and original titles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Laura Tucker
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "Netflix is the best app available to stream any type of movie to any type of device that you have. Netflix has a large selection of movies of all types and genres to stream and is very affordable."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Wolf Warrior2 is China’s highest-grossing film of all-time? Released on July 27, 2017, Wolf Warrior 2 took the coveted spot after the movie has earned a staggering $874 million. The movie, which features Lead actor-director Wu Jing, is an action sequel about a former special-forces soldier fighting Western mercenaries in a war-torn African nation. A big factor that was seen to contribute to the movie’s box-office dominance was its “patriotic tone” which worked well with the nationalist sentiment among Chinese citizens, and with Beijing’s desire to play a leading role in the global stage. The movie has been subsequently submitted for the 2018 Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Speaking of Oscars, you might want to check out our list of the best Oscar-winning movies here for your perusal.

For the year 2017 alone, the year it was released, Wolf Warrior 2 has been credited to own more than 10 percent of China’s box-office, which is twice the amount earned by The Fate of the Furious, the second-highest-earning film in China that year. Internationally, the film has had received more mixed responses. On Metacritic for example, the film has gained a weighted average score of 44 out of 100, indicating "mixed or average reviews", while IMDb rates the film with a 6.2 out of 10 grade. That's it for Wolf Warrior 2! Just in case you wanna indulge more in Chinese entertainment content, this list offers more than just Chinese movies apps. You can try and explore more on the side of China's well-loved TV shows as this list also offers some of the best Chinese drama apps for Android!

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    #4Flixster

    Flixster

    Flixster is your go-to app for all things entertainment! It features the latest movie news, Rotten Tomatoes® scores, new trailers for upcoming titles, etc. You can also use the app to buy tickets for movies.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jose Jordan
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of Chinese movies and am always on the hunt for new ones. I came across Flixster the other day and have been pleased with its wide selection. I came across all the newest films and even some harder to find older titles. Give Flixster a try today, you won't be let down."
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    Free Trial

    #5Rakuten Viki

    Rakuten Viki

    Viki is your one-stop service for Korean content: K-drama, K-pop, and K-videos. It also has other media-related content from other Asian countries like Japan, China, and Taiwan.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    James Brooks
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "I do not speak any languages except for English. However, if I spoke another language such as Korean or Chinese I would use this site to watch movies in my language. The site offers many highly rated movies in eastern languages for free or with a paid subscription. "
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    #6iLook TV

    iLook TV

    iLook TV is an app for watching Chinese drama, shows, and movies for free. It features updated episodes,  latest movies, accurate search and playback history. This app collects the latest shows and movies from TV stations and video sites. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Betty Su
    Written on August 16, 2018
    "There were many ads but it's just okay for me because it's FREE! The video quality is also fine. And if you only want Chinese content, this is where you should go. "
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    #7Free Chinese Movies

    Free Chinese Movies

    This app contains lots of Chinese movies, so you will be able to watch Chinese films for free. This way, you will also be able to discover new movies, using its own searcher.

    Apps

    Henry Perry
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "This looks like it has chinese movies at perhaps questionable quality. If you want some chinese movies and are okay with questionable quality check this out."
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    #8DramaFever

    DramaFever

    DramaFever is an on-demand video streaming website owned by Warner Bros. in which you can watch the best classic and latest Korean, Chinese and Japanese shows and movies that are translated in your language.

    Websites
    Linda Zhong
    Written on August 16, 2018
    "Most of the shows here are Korean but they also have Chinese dramas and movies. It is always updated and I can watch offline. "
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    #9Vidfish

    Vidfish

    This free entertainment application lets users watch Chinese dramas, movies, and variety shows without ads. It provides multi-language subtitles for the contents that they offer. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

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    #10Youku

    Youku

    Youku is an application that offers Chinese dramas, movies, comics, varieties, and many more. This application is one of China's top rated video streaming providers with 700 million users all over the world. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best Chinese movie apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ViuApps 21 Paid
2ViewsterWebsites 12 Free
3NetflixStreaming Services 11 Paid
4FlixsterApps 3 Free
5Rakuten VikiStreaming Services 3 Paid
6iLook TVApps 1 Free
7Free Chinese MoviesApps 0 Paid
8DramaFeverWebsites 0 Paid
9VidfishApps 0 Free
10YoukuApps 0 Free
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