Article: Ten Biopic Movies From China

It requires an immense amount of creativity to be able to depict a part of or the whole life of someone through acting, screenwriting, and film directions. Here are some popular biopic movies from China that you may want to add to your watchlist.

1. Fearless

The son of a great fighter, Huo Yuan Jia, had resolved to teach himself how to fight and win, because his father refused to train him on the account that he did not want Huo to walk down the same path as he did. Huo Yuan Jia found himself as the most famous martial arts fighter in all of his land, around the turn of the 20th century. Huo had inspired his nation by fighting his way out of the darkness that surrounded him, and in doing so; he defined the true spirit of martial arts.


2. Forever Enthralled

Mei Lan Fang was born in Imperial China in the year 1894. He followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and became a male performer specializing in female roles. His charm as a woman seized the heart of many of his male spectators while off stage, his masculinity attracted many women. But, absolutely everyone was mesmerized by his voice and performance.


3. The Go Master

Wu Qing Yuan became a prodigy at a young age when he moved from his native land, China, to Japan and rose to fame as the best Go player in the world. While playing in Japan, Wu overturned the originally established traditions and strategies of the ancient game, and in doing so, he earned himself and friends and foes. Wu Qing Yuan had decided to live in Japan, keeping aside the politics and only focusing on his love for the game. He never went back to China, and this made him a highly controversial figure in both these countries.


4. Island Keeper

Wang Ji Cai was the militia sentry director of the Kaishan Island. He and his wife had made a place for themselves on the deserted island against the harsh conditions. They dedicated their lives towards the safety of China’s coastal lines and lived their entire lives defending their front, and spent 32 years on a deserted island doing so.


5. A Noble Spirit

Jumein is a man from the Tibetan-inhabited area in Sichuan. He works as a local government official. Jumein isn’t a man with a big title or exclusive job description, but even so, he takes care of many problems, such as building bridges, repairing roads, and leading lost cattle back to their herdsmen. According to most, these takes are nothing but mere, something that probably doesn’t suit the profession of a government official. But Jumein takes a lot of pride in his work and aims to do them as best as he can.


6. The Woman Knight Of Mirror Lake

Qiu Jin was always more intrigued to follow her interests and passion despite what the world says. After receiving her education from Japan, it became clear in Qiu Jin’s mind that a nationalist action was most required to reform China. Upon her return from Japan, Qiu Jin joined hands with Xu Xilin as a lieutenant and began assisting with the training of revolutionaries at the Datong School. Qin Jin was later captured when the school was stormed by government officials. She was tortured for information before being executed.


7. Confucius (2010)

Back in 500 B.C., during the much widely known ‘Spring and Autumn Period’ in China, one commoner made history with nothing but his knowledge. Kong Ze was nothing but a young scholar with an immense amount of knowledge; this earned him the position of the Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Kong’s wise leadership led the tiny kingdom to greater heights, but at the same time, it also became a target for warlike nations like the Kingdom of Qi. When war inevitably broke out between the two kingdoms, Kong Ze guided his kingdom to victory against all odds, proving that knowledge was more powerful than just brute force. This scholar and hero is known as Confucius today.


8. The Pioneer (2021)

Li Dazhao was a pioneer of the Chinese Communist movement who sought to change the nation and deliver it to greatness. He was a great Marxist, an exceptional proletarian revolutionist, and one of the main founders of the Communist Party of China. Mao Zedong and the men and women of the nation actively devoted themselves to spreading Marxism, leading China into a new light, under the influence of Li Dazhao.


9. The First President

Sun Yat-sen was elected as the provisional president of the Republic of China in the year 1912. Yuan Shikai was a warlord who led the abdication of the last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Puyi. Yuan then became the president of China. During this time, Sun Yat-sen was in Japan, and Song Jiaoren formed the Parliament and moved the republican movement into practice, he was later assassinated. When Sun Yat-sen received this news, he returned to China and began plotting a second revolution.


10. Hsue-Shen Tsien

Hsue-Shen Tsien tells the story of a prominent scientist in his time who made significant contributions to the space and missile programs in both the USA and the People’s Republic of China. Qian Xuesen was a professor at the California Institute of Technology but was forced to leave his job as anti-communist feelings began to rise in the States. He endured five years of McCarthy-era investigations before finally returning to China and becoming the father of the country’s space program.