Chinese Movies Online – LTL’s Ultimate List of Chinese Streaming Sites

Watch Chinese Movies Online – LTL’s Ultimate List of Chinese Streaming Sites 

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Looking for places to watch free Chinese movies online?

Even willing to pay a few dollars to watch some Chinese movies online? 

We’ve put together the ultimate list of sites for watching Chinese movies online and Chinese tv shows online.

If you’re practising your Mandarin or simply interested in Chinese movies and Chinese TV, these Chinese movies online are sure to help you with what you’re looking for.

#1 YouTube Chinese Movies

#2 Netflix Chinese Movies

#3 Baidu Chinese Movies

#4 Youku Chinese TV Shows

#5 BiliBili Chinese Youtube

#6 CCTV Chinese Movies

#7 Tudou Free Chinese TV Shows

#8 Iqiyi Free Chinese Movies

#9 MGTV Chinese Streaming

#10 ACfun Chinese Videos

Let’s start with the most obvious.

#1 YouTube Chinese Movies

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If it wasn’t you’re the first choice for Chinese movies online it certainly should be!

YouTube Chinese movies are everywhere!

You’ll find no shortage of YouTube Chinese movies, simply do a search of ‘Chinese Movies‘ into YouTube and voila!

There is now also a Google chrome extension called Language Learning with YouTube that allows you to view two set of subtitles making it even easier to watch Chinese content on YouTube!

Pros of YouTube Chinese movies:

  • Huge amount of options available!

Cons of Youtube Chinese movies:

  • Difficult to search by name of the movie. Most are titled ‘Chinese Movie’.
  • Can’t remove subtitles.

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#2 Netflix Chinese Movies

I’m sure that the first two on our list sound really obvious at this point, but don’t worry we’ll dive into more niche streaming sites for Chinese movies further down.

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Having said that, we can’t have a list of best sites for Chinese Movies online without going past YouTube Chinese Movies and Chinese movies on Netflix.

You just have to know how to find what you’re looking for on both of these sites. 

Go into your Netflix account, into either the movies or tv shows search and type in ‘Chinese‘ and you’ll have hundreds of options to choose from. If you need help with the translations Chinese and English subtitles are available.

If you want an even bigger challenge?

Change the language settings to Mandarin! You’ll have no choice but to read Mandarin all over your Netflix account and you’ll be watching all your favourite TV shows with Chinese subtitles.

There is also a great extension called Language Learning with Netflix which makes practicing your Chinese with Netflix even easier!

We have created a comprehensive list of all the Chinese Movies on Netflix!

Pros of Chinese Netflix:

  • Huge amount of options available!

Cons of Chinese Netflix:

  • Difficult to search by genre other than ‘Chinese’ film.
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#3 Baidu Chinese Movies

You’ll do no better than Baidu for a healthy collection of free Chinese drama online and free Chinese movies online.

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Baidu is a lot like the Google/YouTube of China with functions such as search, maps, translate and you guessed it, video!

Be warned, they do love to add a compulsory 60 second commercial at the beginning of each clip.

However, if you’ve come here to practice listening to Chinese, watching a 1-minute Chinese commercial isn’t the end of the world.

Pros of Baidu Chinese Movies:

  • Plenty of Chinese films and Chinese TV shows available!

Cons of Baidu Chinese Movies:

  • Text on screen without a paid subscription.

#4 Youku Chinese TV Shows

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Youku is a blend of YouTube and Netflix. You’ll find plenty of clips similar to YouTube but also full-length episodes of Chinese TV shows for lots of genres like drama and reality television.

Similar to YouTube there is a premium service allowing you to view all content. However, you can always see free Chinese Movies online and free Chinese tv shows by clicking on the ‘free’ tab on the home page.

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Pros of Youku Chinese TV Shows

  • Similar navigation to Youtube.

Cons of Youku Chinese TV Shows

  • Need VIP membership to watch movies.
  • Frequent commercials.

#5 BiliBili Chinese YouTube

Similar to YouTube, you’ll find unlimited short clips in categories like funny, life, music, animation and much more!

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It can be quite interesting to explore Chinese YouTube. You can certainly gain a lot of insight into Chinese life, culture and language on BiliBili.

If you’re into Anime and Chinese. BiliBili has a huge selection to choose from.

Check out the live video section! Similar to YouTube, BiliBili allows users to watch a live stream of users on the platform.

Pros of BiliBili Chinese YouTube

  • Great selection of Chinese videos to choose from.

Cons of BiliBili Chinese YouTube

  • Difficult site navigation but you can find some internet gems.

#6 CCTV Chinese Movies

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CCTV is a Chinese streaming service available both online and via their app.

This is a great way to watch Chinese news media.

Perhaps not the most entertaining option available but certainly another way to sharpen those Mandarin listening skills.

Videos typically load faster on their app.

Pros of CCTV Chinese TV Shows

  • Great way to watch Chinese news media.

Cons of CCTV Chinese TV Shows

  • Videos typically load faster on their app.
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#7 Tudou Free Chinese TV Shows

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If you’re willing to push through the 60-second commercials popping up every 10 minutes, Tudou is a great way to watch Chinese drama online and other Chinese TV shows.

Typically, you’ll see all the latest and greatest on the home page.

You’ll be able to check out other categories like Chinese music videos and anime.

Pros of Tudou Chinese TV Shows

  • Good for watching short clips from Chinese Movies
  • Great Chinese TV show recommendations.

Cons of Tudou Chinese TV Shows

  • Can be difficult to navigate your way around the site, but hang in there!

#8 Iqiyi Free Chinese Movies

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Iqiyi offers a wide range of media including Chinese TV and Chinese movies online! Additionally, you’ll be able to watch Chinese drama, news and documentaries!

Iqiyi offer both a free service and paid for service. The paid for service is only 20 CNY per month, so it’s super cheap!

They’ve recently launched some really high quality TV shows that have become huge hits such as the TV show The Bad Kids.

Pros of Iqiyi Chinese TV Shows

  • Fast loading
  • Easy Navigation

Cons of Iqiyi Chinese TV Shows

  • Long commercials at the beginning of videos.

#9 MGTV Chinese Streaming

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MGTO or Mango TV provides you with a very healthy selection of Chinese TV shows online!

The site has relatively  easy navigation menus compared to most Chinese streaming sites. There are plenty of free Chinese shows to watch. Just be sure to skip the videos labelled VIP to avoid having to pay.

You don’t have to look too far for a good Chinese TV show. Trending programs are always on the home page.

Pros of MGTV Chinese Streaming

  • Wide selection of TV shows.
  • Good recommendations on home page.

Cons of MGTV Chinese Streaming

  • Frequent commercials.
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#10 ACfun Chinese Videos

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Our final site recommendation for free online Chinese TV shows is ACfun. Once again no shortage of Chinese TV shows to be found here.

You’ll have to endure the 60-second commercials at the beginning of most videos, BUT hey, for free Chinese learning material, we’ll take it.

Pros of ACfun Chinese videos

  • There is a wide selection of TV shows.
  • Good recommendations on home page.

Cons of ACfun Chinese videos

  • You’ll need to pay for premium access to all Chinese TV shows.

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Chinese Movies Online – FAQ’s

Can I use YouTube in China?

You can but you need to use a VPN to access it.

Why do I need a VPN to access YouTube?

YouTube is banned in China, amongst a number of other popular social media websites. Therefore, the only way to access these is by using a VPN.

Here is a full list of banned websites in China.

Does China have it’s own YouTube?

China has it’s own version of YouTube which is called YouKu (优酷 yōu kù).

What is iQiyi?

Iqiyi offers a wide range of media including Chinese TV and Chinese movies online!

Additionally, you’ll be able to watch Chinese drama, news and documentaries!

Do you have a list of Chinese movies available on Netflix?

We sure do. Find out every single Chinese movie available on Netflix here.

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