Article: Ten Hollywood Movies Based On Chinese Stories

Several extraordinary come from different regions of the world. Hollywood is a mainstream industry, and so it tries to remake or adopt stories coming from across borders. Let’s see some Hollywood films based on Chinese stories.

1. The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor is a historical drama that got released in 1987. Bernardo Bertolucci directed the film, and the movie’s plot revolves around the last Emperor of China and how his world gets disrupted by the Chinese revolution.

2. The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil is a romantic drama film that got released in 2006. John Curran directed the film, and the movie’s plot revolves around a doctor who goes to a Chinese village after hearing about a disease. The disease was spreading violently among the people.

3. Mao’s Last Dancer

Mao’s Last Dancer is a dance-based drama film. The movie got released in 2009. Bruce Beresford directed the film, and the movie’s plot revolves around a boy who was taken from his hometown in rural China to Beijing. In the city, he got trained to be a dancer. But everything turns around when he reaches Houston, Texas, to attend a Ballet Summer School.

4. Shanghai

Shanghai is a mystical drama film that got released in 2010. Mikael Hafstrom directed the film, and its story revolves around an American agent Paul who has come to Shanghai to investigate the murder of his dear friend.

5. Mulan

Mulan is a musical-adventurous film that got released in 1998. Tony Bancroft and Barry cook directed the film, and its story revolves around a young maiden who joins the Chinese army to save her father from death. Little did she know that she’ll be becoming the greatest heroine in the process.

6. Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is a comedy animated film that got released in 2008. Mark Osborne and John Stevenson directed the film, and the movie’s story revolves around Po the Panda.

7. The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is an action-drama film that got released in 2010. Harald Zwart directed the film, and the movie’s plot revolves around a young who was bullied at school. But things turned around when he met a maintenance man who was a kung fu expert.

8. Monster Hunt

Monster Hunt is a fantasy drama film that got released in 2015. Raman Hui directed the film.

9. The Farewell

The Farewell is a comedy-drama film that got released in 2019. Lulu Wang directed the film, and its story revolves around a Chinese family who arranges a grand wedding celebration for the grandmother when they learn she has less time to live.

10. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is an action superhero film that got released in 2021. Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film, and the film’s plot revolves around martial artist Shang-Chi and his mystical past.