China is an amazing country with a fascinating race of people. They have managed to accomplish some genuinely miraculous things. Even so, this country has taken the time and effort to establish itself in some more delicate areas. Whether it be its dramas or music, they have created some great works in the entertainment industry. In the cinema, Chinese movies like The Great Wall, The Mermaid, etc. were vastly appreciated by the world. They have also created some excellent film in the science fiction genre. Though Hollywood is still the leader in that field, China has tried to make a dent in that thought nevertheless. We have gathered here a list of the top ten science fiction movies from China.
1. Moon Man
Moon Man is a Chinese science fiction comedy released on 29 July 2022. Zhang Chiyu had co-written and directed it. The stars Shen Teng and Ma Li were cast in this movie. Moon Man was adapted from the South Korean comic series Moon You, illustrated by Cho Seok. The film grossed a gigantic 2.109 billion yuan ($312.8 million) in China.
2. The Wandering Earth
The Wandering Earth is a Chinese science fiction movie. It was released on 5 February 2019. It was directed by Frant Gwo and is adapted from the novel of the same name by Liu Cixin. Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat, Zhao Jinmai, Wu Jing, and Qu Jingjing were cast in it. The film's collection reached almost $700 million worldwide. In the list of highest-grossing non-English films, it achieved the fifth spot.
2002 is a science fiction action film shot in Hong Kong. It was directed by Wilson Yip and starred Nicholas Tse and Stephen Fung. It grossed almost HK$8 million. The script consists of two psychics, played by Nicholas Tse and Stephen Fung, and a lingering spirit, played by Rain Li, who use their supernatural abilities to fight against ghosts. The film was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Visual Effects.
4. Bleeding Steal
Leo Zhang wrote this movie as well as directed it. It was co-produced and co-financed by Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Heyi Pictures. Its cast included Jackie Chan, Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Nana Ou-Yang, and Erica Xia-Hou. Lin Dong, a special agent, tries to arrest a powerful criminal. Later, he finds out some terrifying secrets regarding his lost daughter. It was released on 15 December 2017.
5. Armor Hero Atlas
Armor Hero Atlas is a science fiction action film adapted from the television series Armor Hero. It was directed by Zheng Guowei. The movie was released domestically on October 1, 2014. It has a screen time of 1 hour 32 minutes. Its box office collection surpassed more than 40 million yen. It was distributed by Beijing Enlight Pictures and Huaxia Film Distribution.
6. China Captain
This movie is in the superhero genre and was first available on-demand domestically on 18 May 2021. China captain was produced by Tencent Video. He Yizheng wrote and directed this movie with the cast, including actors like Li Taiyan, Zheng Xiaofu, and Du Qi. Its screen time was of 60 minutes or just about an hour.
7. Future X Cops
Wong Jing directed this movie, and was produced by China Film Group Corporation. The story revolves around a police officer, who is also a cyborg. The man starts on a journey alongside his daughter into the past. They attempt to stop a corporation that wants to kill a scientist who had invented the machine that helped distribute resources equally among everyone. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a pretty good score of 75%.
8. CJ 7
The movie was first released in Hong Kong on January 31, 2008. It is a part Hong Kong and part Chinese comic science fiction movie. Stephen Chow played a significant role in it by co-writing, co-producing, and directing it while being one of the cast. The film had a budget of US$20 million, and it surpassed more than twice that at the box office. Ningbo, Zhejiang province of China, was the place where it was shot.
Netflix released this movie on September 7, 2018. It's a science fiction action film based on Wang Nima's comic 7723. Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander co-directed it. John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross, and Constance Wu gave voice to this animation movie. Mai Su, a lonely but rebellious teenage girl, lives in a futuristic world and happens upon 7723, a robot. They then must band together to fight a growing threat.
10. Thru The Moebius Strip
It was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 30 December 2005. It has a screen time of about an hour and a half. It had a whopping budget of more than 150 million yen. The film's box office collection in its home country was 3.650 million yen. The Institute of Digital Media Technology produced this computer-animated film in Shenzhen, China.