Top 7 Websites to Watch Chinese Movies Online for Free

Many foreigners may want to know where to watch Chinese movies. The problem is that there will be some difficulties for foreigners to search for free Chinese movies on the Internet, as Chinese is widely considered a “difficult” language to learn. That’s the reason why I create this post which lists the seven popular Chinese movie websites which allow movie lovers to watch full Chinese films online for free.

Today many Chinese movies has English subtitles and if you download the app of the below services, you will be able to download Chinese movies on your smartphone.

Please note that most movie websites are only available with IP from China. If you live outside of mainland China,when you watch these movies it will show “Sorry, this video is not available in your region due to copyright limitations” or “很抱歉,由于版权原因暂无法播放” in Chinese language.  The best way to resolve this problem is to use a VPN service with a server in China. I recommend you use PandaVPN, it can unblock all Chinese video sites and allow you to watch all Chinese movies smoothly on computer and mobile devices including Android and iOS and the speed is very good. The monthly fee is only $2.49 for one year package. And besides it offers 7 day money back guarantee, so you can try out the service and get refund if you do If you’re not delighted with it. Click Here to register.

1.  Iqiyi Movie is owned by Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine company. offers various full-length and copyrighted contents including full movies, TV shows, animation, documentaries, musics…etc.

You can not only find Mainland Chinese movies but also Hong Kong (Cantonese movies) movies and Taiwan movies there. Many are trending movies at the time.

Iqiyi has both Android and iPhone app available. Many films are free to watch, if you want to unlock all the movies, you need to buy its membership with just CNY19.8/month.

The site only allows China IP to access, if you live outside of China you must use VPN (I recommend PandaVPN, it has the best speed.) to unlock the site.

2.  M1905 is the official movie site of China’s national CCTV Movie Channel. The site provides columns like movies, videos, movie rankings, movie stars, movie blog…etc. It boasts more than 10,000 genuine HD movies with 3 extra movies added each day.

You can watch movies from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the USA, and Asian countries such as Japan, Thailand, India.

M1905 is so amazing, it is free of copyright restrictions, and people can watch all its movies instantly anywhere in the world for free.

You can download its iOS or Android app on your phone from the page

3.  Sohu Movie

sohu moviesSohu Movie is one of China’s most popular streaming movie websites. The site provides thousands of movies and TV series for free. Even some of latest American movies and TV shows are available legally. But all those movies are only available for Mainland China. Users outside of mainland China need to use VPN to unlock the site.

Sohu Movie has many channels include Chinese movie, North America movie, Europe movie and so on. And it is also available on both Android and iPhone app. Download the app here

4. Youku Movie

Everyone knows Youku in China, a similar video site like YouTube. Its movie channel hosts a large number of both Chinese and foreign movies, including many top blockbusters.

However all Youku movies are only available with IP from China due to copyright restrictions. If you want to watch movies on Youku outside China, you need to unblock Youku with VPN.

Youku has both Android and iOS app available, after installing it on your phone, you can watch many movies for free and can download movies on your phone. Free members can watch most of the movies free with about one minute ads before the movie starts.

Download the app here:!5~5~5~A

5.  Kankan Movie

Kankan is another popular Chinese movie website, formerly know as Xunlei Kankan. The site owns lots of copyrighted movies, TV series and other programs. At present all its movies are available only with IP from China, so if users outside China want to watch its streaming movies, the only way is to use VPN into China.

Both Android and iOS app are available here

6.  QQ Movie

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If you know a bit about China, you must hear of QQ, the most widely used instant messenger in China. Its movie channel – QQ Movie – is one of the most visited movie sites The site provides the latest domestic and foreign movies (Users need VPN to unlock the site).

It has channels including movies, dramas, shows, documentary, cartoons. It has app on Windows, Android, Mac and iOS available. Check and download its app here

7.  56 Movie

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56 Movie provides HD copyrighted movies. You can enjoy its hundreds of HD movies and TV series online free legally. The site does not have IP restrictions, which means users form any corner of the world can watch those movies for free.

Besides above movie sites, you can also watch Chinese movies on other sites such as Fun TV and

And you can also check the post – 5 Best Websites to Watch Chinese Movies Online.

29 Responses

  1. Annie Lobo says:

    I just love streaming movies on my laptop, especially on YouTube and other websites. But these websites don’t provide me with a downloading option. I was searching for movie downloading options for free, I came across your article. I have already started downloading movies from movieplus. Thank you so much for the aid.

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  3. tiffany says:

    I have found both American & British movies on Youku & Soku, which is great.. problem: I only managed to watch one full movie – the rest are trailers or previews of the movies I am trying to watch. I have translated the page but same issue.

    • Peter says:

      Some are only previews because these are recent released movies and you need to pay to watch.

  4. Mark says:

    So…no british subtitles…and not readable anywhere but on the landmass. Why did you create this post? Oh, right, for the same purpose you’ve created the “Top 10 China breasts” post- web visitors and ads…friggin’ crack.

  5. Rina Ra says:

    I watch chinese movies when i have time but most of sufficient time I go for the show biz industry stuff. Always loved the easy HD version on

    • Jason says:

      Hy Rina, You can also try decent website. They have plenty of chinese movies from kung fu style movies to latest releases too. Cheers~

  6. FilmyFox says:

    56Movie and Youku are best they have most of all movies in good quality. I also watch movies online on popcornflix too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. shane says:

    This 7 Sites is Totally free, but needs some extra from us to search or even make this subtitles..for this movie..,but Thanks for sharing Peter..,very usefull for us

  8. Ninna says:

    I’m a great fan of Chinese movies but only the kung-fu kinds and it’s great that i can finally search them via these sites for free movies online streaming Chinese movies.

  9. Allen says:

    Hi, is there any sites where the HongKong movie actually speaks Cantonese rather than Mandarin?

  10. maheah kadam says:

    How can I am download Chinese moves and links send me

  11. Moona says:

    Hi. Thank you for this nice list of movie over here. However, I cannot access to any of them. Like, everytime I try to watch a movie, it always say that movie is only accessible on China. How can I watch it, can you show me?

  12. Thanks for this list..I hope these sites have apps too so that I can just watch them in my phone..

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  14. qwerty says:

    So…no english subtitles…and not viewable anywhere but on the mainland. Why did you make this post? Oh, right, for the same reason you made the “Top 10 Chinese breasts” post- web traffic and ads…friggin’ hack.

    • qwerty says:

      …it also has no English language interface, making it utterly useless for “foreigners to find and watch free Chinese movies on internet” with or without subtitles, the alleged reason for this post’s existence. Original assessment stands.

      • peter says:

        Some of us can speak and read Chinese, you know…do not let your own limits be the standard for the rest of the world

  15. David says:

    Hi, is there any way of watching these movies with English subtitles? Thanks

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  17. PanditHD says:

    I watch chinese movies in my free time but most of the time I go for hollywood stuff. Always loved the easy HD version on

    • lawbert says:

      There is nothing to watch. It just asks you to watch ads and download some unnecessary software, if not spyware, without knowing it.

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  19. Robert says:

    these look like good sites.However they are presented in Zhongwen and I cannot read.Is there a way or a place to click on to view in english?