Most Popular Shanghai Movies and TV Shows
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1. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 376,365 | Gross: $201.57M
2. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, History, Romance
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
Votes: 35,121 | Gross: $4.60M
4. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Votes: 30,334 | Gross: $9.47M
5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, News
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 78,089 | Gross: $23.81M
7. The Andromeda Strain (2008)
180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
8. Shanghai (2010)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.
Votes: 8,810 | Gross: $0.04M
10. Flatland (2002– )
Action, Drama, Mystery
In the future of 2010, three young Americans, Quentin, JT and Amy are visiting Shanghai, when they get shanghaied by mysterious Mr. Smith and taken to Flatland, a place where past and ... See full summary »
11. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,316 | Gross: $0.05M
12. The White Countess (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.
Votes: 5,903 | Gross: $1.67M
13. Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, then abandon a naive young woman.
Votes: 1,711 | Gross: $0.05M
14. The Founding of a Republic (2009)
138 min | Drama, History, War
Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
15. Suzhou River (2000)
83 min | Drama, Romance
The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,818 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Shanghai Triad (1995)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, History
A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.
Votes: 4,866 | Gross: $2.30M
18. Shanghai Beach (1983– )
45 min | Drama
Just before the WWII, at the verge of Japanese general invasion to China, XU Wenqiang, a disenchanted college graduate, went to Shanghai and met DING Li, a simple street merchant. The two ... See full summary »
19. The Labyrinth of Love (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama
Valerie (Monica Seller), 32, a maid of French descent, comes to work for a rich but modern family who have rubber plantation in Saigon of the 1930s/40s. She is beautiful and is able to make... See full summary »
20. Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)
16 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
A nameless woman (Marion Cotillard) enters her Shanghai hotel room to find a vintage record playing and a blue Dior purse that seems to come from nowhere. The security guards that search ... See full summary »
21. Smile (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Drama
High school student Katie signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin, who has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face, but her friendship with Katie helps her start to see life in a new way.
22. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.
Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $0.10M
23. Temptress Moon (1996)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $1.08M
24. God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
116 min | Comedy, Drama
This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »
25. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.
26. South Sea Woman (1953)
Passed | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.
27. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.
28. A Five Star Life (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance
Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »
Votes: 2,238 | Gross: $0.31M
29. Canaan (2009– )
TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Three women, Canaan, a Middle Eastern assassin, Alphard, a leader of a terrorist group and Canaan's nemesis, and Maria, a victim of a horrific terrorist attack, cross paths at an anti-terrorism summit in Shanghai.
30. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008 Video Game)
E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy
LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl from Indy's entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.
33. Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.
35. Shanghai Baby (2007)
120 min | Drama
In rain-drenched Berlin, the passionate, life-loving young writer Coco seeks the closing chapter of her novel, which begins in the turbulent city of Shanghai at the outset of the 21st ... See full summary »
37. Eternal Wave (2017)
100 min | Action, Drama
The year was 1930, when Shanghai is known as the Paris of the East with a thriving economy. However, behind the glamorous songs and dances, cruelty and terror gets out of control. From the ... See full summary »
38. Purple Butterfly (2003)
R | 127 min | Drama, History, War
Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,118 | Gross: $0.02M
39. Rookie Agent Rouge (2016)
43 min | Action, History
Can a young woman prove her loyalty to her country and her family? Lan Yan Zhi (Zhao Li Ying) is a privileged banker's daughter in Shanghai and a student activist who mistakenly comes into ... See full summary »
41. Man of Iron (1972)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama
Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in ... See full summary »
43. Shanghai 13 (1984)
90 min | Action
A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13.
45. Army of Two: The 40th Day (2010 Video Game)
M | Action
Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem must fight to survive and prevail over invading forces that have engulfed Shanghai, China in a devastating terrorist attack.
46. Phantom of the Theatre (2016)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A haunted theatre, filled with the vengeful spirits of a tragically-trapped performance troupe murdered in a fire 13 years ago, waits for the once-grand palatial playhouse to re-open with a new show - and bring in new victims.
Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.02M
48. Tiny Times 2.0 (2013)
113 min | Drama, Romance
Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.
Votes: 945 | Gross: $0.04M
50. Shanghai Hotel (2011)
115 min | Drama
The Shanghai Hotel is the story of a young woman named Yin Yin (Eugenia Yuan), who illegally buys her way to the USA from communist China hoping to make a better life for herself and her ... See full summary »