11 Foreign Movies Coming to Mainland China in January 2019 including Trailers with Chinese Subtitles

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🎥 Film culture from around the world~

New year, new movie list! And not too bad of a selection if we do say so ourselves… at least better than last month.

A lot of you were askin’ about the new Transformers and the Creed sequel and we thankfully get both of them (on the same day!) 😹

Also included: a couple animes, a couple about dogs, a couple about sports, a couple more big budget action type ones, and a Ukrainian princess cartoon. We even have a couple holdouts that got added to the end of last month… enjoy the movies!

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**Remember, all movies are subject to change,
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Friday, December 28, 2018

Thugs of Hindostan

yìn dù bào tú

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Actors: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan
China Release Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

导演: 维贾伊·克利须那·阿查里雅
主演: 阿米尔·汗 / 卡特莉娜·卡芙 / 阿米达普·巴强 / 劳埃德·欧文 / 阿明·阿卜杜勒·奎德
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-12-28(周五)

Note: this film is in Hindi with Chinese subtitles

Aamir Khan is back and can do no wrong. This time he’s a “thug” from Hindostan. Cool. As you all know, China loves this guy and will be flocking to the theaters this week to see it.

The movie is set in 1795 and follows a gang of pirates who aspire to free Hindostan from the evil British Empire. A small-time thug (Khan) is then sent by British commander John Clive to infiltrate the gang and counter their threat.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, December 28, 2018


shén tàn gǒu bèn jí

Director: Brandon Camp
Actors: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Kiele Sanchez
China Release Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

导演: 布兰登·坎普
主演: 加布里埃尔·贝特曼 / 达比·坎普 / 基拉·桑切斯 / 格拉伦·布莱恩特·班克斯 / 威尔·罗斯海尔
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-12-28(周五)

Didn’t we download and watch this one months ago? Yes, we did. But it’s finally coming to Chinese theaters. Kiddos and dog lovers alike, will love this happy-go-lucky film remake. And no, they don’t pull a Marley and Me.

Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 4, 2019


dà huáng fēng

Director: Travis Knight
Actors: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena
China Release Date: Friday, January 4, 2019

导演: 特拉维斯·奈特
主演: 海莉·斯坦菲尔德 / 约翰·塞纳 / 小豪尔赫·兰登伯格 / 杰森·德鲁克 / 贾斯汀·塞洛克斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-04(周五)

Another Transformers movie! Which number is this one? Doesn’t matter, it’s a standalone with everyone’s favorite autobot…

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town, of course. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers the yellow transformer, battle-scarred and broken.

Maybe a little origin story thrown in for good measure. And don’t forget John Cena!

本片故事设定在1987年,正值青春期的18岁少女查理Charlie(海莉·斯坦菲尔德 饰)在加州海边小镇的废弃场里发现了伤痕累累的大黄蜂,他们之间会发生怎样的故事呢?让我们拭目以待!

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 4, 2019

Creed II

kuí dí:yīng xióng zài qǐ

Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
China Release Date: Friday, January 4, 2019

导演: 小斯蒂芬·卡普尔
主演: 西尔维斯特·史泰龙 / 迈克尔·B·乔丹 / 泰莎·汤普森 / 杜夫·龙格尔 / 弗罗里安·穆特鲁
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-04(周五)

After the first film, this one seemed inevitable. And we all could’ve easily predicted his opponent: Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. Seems to have good reviews and is sure to become another classic boxing film to add to the collection.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Breadwinner

yǎng jiā zhī rén

Director: Nora Twomey
Actors: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
China Release Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

导演: 诺拉·托梅
主演: 莎拉·乔德利 / 索玛·查亚 / 诺林·古拉姆高斯 / 拉腊·萨迪克 / 阿里·巴德沙阿
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-11(周五)

This animated feature was nominated for an Oscar this year and is based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel of the same name. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family.

Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. We highly highly recommend this one!



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Memoirs of a Murderer

èr shí èr nián hòu de zì bái

aka 22年目の告白 私が殺人犯です

Director: Yû Irie
Actors: Paolo Andrea Di Pietro, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Toyotaka Hanazawa
China Release Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

导演: 入江悠
主演: 藤原龙也 / 伊藤英明 / 夏帆 / 野村周平 / 石桥杏奈
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-11(周五)

Note: this film is in Japanese with Chinese subtitles

In 1995, five serial murder cases took place. Wataru Makimura took charge of the murder cases and tried to catch the serial killer. Due to the killer’s trap, Wataru Makimura’s superior was killed.

The serial murder case has been unsolved to this date. 22 years later, a murder memoir “Watashi ga Satsujinhan desu” (“I am a Murderer”) is published. The author describes himself as the killer responsible for the five unsolved serial murder cases.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Uncle Drew

dé lǔ dà shū

Director: Charles Stone III
Actors: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll
China Release Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

导演: 查尔斯·斯通三世
主演: 凯里·欧文 / 里尔·莱尔·哈瓦瑞 / 沙奎尔·奥尼尔 / 克里斯·韦伯 / 雷吉·米勒
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-11(周五)


After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Kroll).

Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.

Wow. Based off of the comedy webisodes, this is primarily for those NBA fans out there.

达克斯(里尔·莱尔·哈瓦瑞 饰)为了一圆自己的篮球梦,参加在洛克公园举办的街头篮球锦标赛。在他输给对手穆奇后,自己的运势不断地走下坡路,直到达克斯遇见了前街头霸主——德鲁大叔(凯里·欧文 饰),希望获得他的助力,而德鲁大叔提出建立自己的球队。


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower

mìng yùn zhī yè   tiān zhī bēi :è zhào zhī huā

Director: Tomonori Sudô
Actors: Bryce Papenbrook, Noriaki Sugiyama, Noriko Shitaya, Cristina Valenzuela, Ayako Kawasumi
China Release Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

导演: 须藤友德
主演: 杉山纪彰 / 下屋则子 / 神谷浩史 / 川澄绫子 / 植田佳奈
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-11(周五)

Note: this film is in Japanese with Chinese subtitles

Adapted from the third route of Fate/Stay Night, this story follows Emiya Shirou, a young magus who attends Homurahara Academy in Fuyuki City. One day after cleaning the Archery Dojo in his school, he catches a glimpse of a fight between superhuman beings, and he gets involved in the Holy Grail War, a ritual where magi called Masters fight each other with their Servants to win the Holy Grail.

Shirou joins the battle to stop an evildoer from winning the Grail and to save innocent people, but everything goes wrong when a mysterious “Shadow” begins to indiscriminately kill people in Fuyuki…

动画剧场版《命运之夜—— 天之杯:恶兆之花》,是TYPE-MOON发售的文字冒险游戏《Fate/stay night》中第三条剧情线,简称“HF”或“樱线”。在故事中,圣杯是传说中可实现持有者一切愿望的宝物。7位御主(Master)和7位从者(Servant)为了得到圣杯而相互厮杀的仪式被称为圣杯战争。


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mortal Engines

luě shí chéng shì

Director: Christian Rivers
Actors: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery
China Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

导演: 克里斯蒂安·瑞沃斯
主演: 海拉·西尔玛 / 雨果·维文 / 金吉 / 罗伯特·席安 / 莱拉·乔治
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-18(周五)

A mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop a giant, predator city on wheels devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

This movie is NOT doing well abroad… who’s to say how it will do in China, but unknown sci-fi flicks with little known actors will most likely also not do well here. Still kinda wanna see it, though.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Let Me Eat Your Pancreas

wǒ xiǎng chī diào nǐ de yí zāng

aka 君の膵臓を食べたい

Director: Shin’ichirô Ushijima
Actors: Mahiro Takasugi, Lynn, Yukiyo Fujii
China Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

导演: 牛岛新一郎
主演: 高杉真宙 / 藤井雪代 / 内田雄马 / 福岛润
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-18(周五)

Note: this film is in Japanese with Chinese subtitles

Disregard the quirky English title, and you have yourself a legit drama that is sure to draw tears. Also note, this is the anime remake that was recently released in Japan. This is NOT the live-action version that released here in September.

Summary: A high school student happens to find a diary written by one of his classmates, Sakura Yamauchi, that reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease. He spent time with Sakura, but she dies. 12 years later, due to Sakura’s words, he is now a high school teacher at the same school where he graduated from.





Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Escape Room

mì shì táo shēng

Director: Adam Robitel
Actors: Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Tyler Labine
China Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

导演: 亚当·罗比特尔
主演: 泰勒·莱伯恩 / 黛博拉·安沃尔 / 泰勒·拉塞尔 / 尼克·多达尼 / 洛根·米勒
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-18(周五)

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive. Find the clue… or die.

It was just a matter of time until Hollywood took this beloved group entertainment concept and made it into a movie! And the trailer looks pretty good.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 18, 2019

A Dog’s Way Home

yī tiáo gǒu de huí jiā lù

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Alexandra Shipp
China Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

导演: 查尔斯·马丁·史密斯
主演: 艾什莉·贾德 / 乔纳·豪尔-金 / 亚历山德拉·希普 / 韦斯·斯塔迪 / 爱德华·詹姆斯·奥莫斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-18(周五)

Another dog movie in less than a month! Just because I have a cat now, doesn’t mean I’m not a dog person any more.

In this movie, the eponymous dog has to travel over 400 miles back to find its owner. There’s no way this can be better than the classic Homeward Bound, though!



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Stolen Princess

sēn lín qí yuán

aka Викрадена принцеса: Руслан i Людмила

Director: Oleh Malamuzh
Actors: Nadezhda Dorofeeva, Aleksey Zavgorodniy, Yevhen Malukha
China Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

导演: 奥列格·马拉姆兹
主演: 多洛菲娃 / 阿勒克西·扎夫戈罗德尼 / 耶文·马鲁卡
中国大陆上映日期: 2019-01-18(周五)

Note: this film is in Ukrainian [or dubbed in Chinese or possibly English] with Chinese subtitles

This wonderful story happened in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Ruslan, a wandering artist dreaming to become a knight, met beautiful Mila and fell in love with her; he didn’t even suspect that she is the King’s daughter. However, the lovers’ happiness wasn’t meant to last too long.

Chernomor, the evil sorcerer, appeared in a magic vortex and stole Mila right before Ruslan’s eyes to transform her power of love into his own magic power. Without further ado, Ruslan sets out on a chase after the stolen princess to overcome all obstacles and to prove that real love is stronger than magic.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

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