12 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in October 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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With the “spooky” month finally upon us again, China has given many fun films to distract us from pumpkin carving and costume prepping. In fact, five more than last month.

We get another action blockbuster, another Bollywood teacher flick, a sad Japanese love story, a handful of hit-or-miss cartoons, a couple animal films, and even a cheeky female comedy from Hollywood :: WHAT IS HAPPENING!?

OK, whatever you say, Mila!

So, after you read through our helpful list, vote for the ones you want to see on Wechat and share with all your friends who might benefit from it.

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**Remember, all movies are subject to change,
so if you’re planning a romantic candle-lit evening,
it’s always smart to double-check ahead of time. TIC.

Monday, October 1, 2018

New Cinderella

xīn huī gū niáng

aka Cinderella and the Secret Prince
aaka Cinderella 3D

Director: Lynne Southerland
Actors: Kirsten Day, Stephanie Sanditz
China Release Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

导演: 林恩·萨瑟兰
主演: 克尔斯滕·戴维 / 斯蒂芬妮·桑德兹
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-01(周一)

During the Royal Ball, Cinderella and her mice fellows discover a secret that could shake their world: the real prince has turned into a mouse by the evil witch, and the “Prince” from the Royal Ball is in fact a fraud.

Now, Cinderella and her friends are going to begin a whole new adventure to save the real Prince, and help him defeat the evil force.

If it sounds boring and looks like horrible animation, you wouldn’t be wrong… but then again, we’re sure all the youngins will like it.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 12, 2018

March of the Penguins 2:
The Next Step

dì qǐ é rì jì èr:zhào huàn

aka L’empereur

Director: Luc Jacquet
Actors: Lambert Wilson, Thomas Acda, Morgan Freeman
China Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

导演: 吕克·雅盖
主演: 朗贝尔·维尔森 / 托马斯·阿克达 / 摩根·弗里曼 / 苏菲·格拉宝 / 罗夫·拉斯加德
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-12(周五)

Note: this documentary will probably be shown in French with Chinese subtitles

And didn’t this one come out last year? Anyways, a young penguin, driven by his instinct, embarks on his first major trip to an unknown destination. The March of the Penguins 2 is the sequel to the highly entertaining Oscar-nominated The March of the Penguins documentary that was first released in 2005.

The film is the rare retread that actually very much works but also just a fun and highly heartwarming film that is filled with cute penguins but also showcases their lives and their everyday routine as a whole.



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 12, 2018


gé gé lǎo shī

aka Hichki

Director: Siddharth P. Malhotra
Actors: Rani Mukerji, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Neeraj Kabi, Harsh Mayar, Vikrant Soni
China Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

导演: 西德哈思·马尔霍特拉
主演: 拉妮·玛克赫吉 / 内拉吉·卡比 / 萨钦 / 苏普丽雅·皮尔加卡尔 / 侯赛因·达拉尔
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-12(周五)

Note: this movie is in Hindi with Chinese subtitles

An Indian film in China without Aamir or Salman Khan! This is big time. Still about the education system, though, so it should definitely still resonate with audiences here.

A good teacher can change your life. The movies have always understood that. And now we haveHiccup – about a teacher who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. And it’s actually a remake of the rather forgettable Hollywood film Front of the Class which came out about 10 years ago.

Teacher films generally follow a set formula, which positions the teacher as a redeemer who unlocks the hidden potential of his or her lackluster students. Hiccup is no different except that here, the teacher is also struggling with her own hurdle – a neurological condition, which causes motor tics.

Oh, and don’t forget awesome Bollywood dance routines~


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Titan

chāo néng tài tǎn

Director: Lennart Ruff
Actors: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Nathalie Emmanuel
China Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

导演: 伦纳特·拉夫
主演: 萨姆·沃辛顿 / 泰勒·席林 / 汤姆·威尔金森 / 阿格妮丝·迪恩 / 娜塔莉·伊曼纽尔
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-12(周五)

Yes, this came out over 6 months ago and probably all movie fans in China have already downloaded it, but hey… it’s got the guy from Avatar and that one girl from Game of Thrones… let’s throw it in the cinemas and see what happens.

Here’s the gist, a military family takes part in a ground-breaking secret experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration. Mutants are born but the earth is not saved, only made worse.

We’re gonna be honest with you here – this movie is bad. Even for fans of sci-fi and “enhanced” humans this one is unbearable. Save your time and money and go watch some cuddly penguins instead.

《超能泰坦》是一部发生在未来的科幻电影。那时的地球人口严重过剩,处于危险边 缘。战争盛行,资源正急剧减少。十年后,地球就将变成一片废墟,人类面临前所未有的挑战。在这个宇宙中,只有一个地方适合人类居住——土星的最大行星,泰坦。

为了移民到泰坦星,科学家们推出一项军事实验项目:他们秘密计划将人类改造为适应泰坦星球恶劣生存环境的物种。 萨姆·沃辛顿 饰演的里克·詹森中尉成为实验对象之一。但这个实验也充满了未知和危险。

随着试验强度的提升,一切已经进入了未知领域。里克的身体也逐渐发生变化,妻子(泰勒·席林 饰)和儿子(诺亚·尤佩 饰)陷入恐慌。原本承载人类希望的里克,就这样变成了人类的噩梦?

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Maya the Bee Movie

mǎ yǎ mì fēng lì xiǎn jì

aka La grande aventure de Maja

Director: Alexs Stadermann
Actors: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Noah Taylor, Richard Roxburgh
China Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

导演: 亚历山大·斯塔德曼
主演: 柯蒂·斯密特-麦菲 / 诺亚·泰勒 / 理查德·劳斯伯格 / 米瑞安·玛格莱斯 / 杰基·韦佛
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-12(周五)

Note: this might be in Chinese with Chinese subtitles, check your tickets before purchase.

And yes, this is the same movie that came out back in 2014 and was original slated for a July 2018 release. We guess October is a better month for bees.

Freshly hatched bee Maya is a little whirlwind and won’t follow the rules of the hive. One of these rules is not to trust the hornets that live beyond the meadow. When the Royal Jelly is stolen, the hornets are suspected and Maya is thought to be their accomplice.

No one believes that she is the innocent victim and no one will stand by her except for her good-natured and best friend Willy. After a long and eventful journey to the hornets hive Maya and Willy soon discover the true culprit and the two friends finally bond with the other residents of the opulent meadow.

The kiddos might like it.




Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me

wǒ de jiān dié qián nán yǒu

Director: Susanna Fogel
Actors: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Blanka Györfi-Tóth, Vilma Szécsi
China Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

导演: 苏珊娜·福格尔
主演: 米拉·库尼斯 / 凯特·麦克金农 / 贾斯汀·塞洛克斯 / 萨姆·修汉 / 薇尔玛·斯泽克斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-19(周五)

In a rare Hollywood comedy appearing in China (let alone a female comedy), this time we get a big-budget production with comediennes Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon.

Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.

奥黛丽(米拉·库妮丝 饰)和摩根(凯特·迈克金农 饰)两位好闺蜜,因奥黛丽前男友的间谍身份,意外被卷入一场国际阴谋,她们开始与各位杀手斗智斗勇,在一名可疑但有魅力的英国特工带领下,实施拯救世界的计划,在欧洲大陆上演惊心动魄又啼笑皆非的国际逃亡之旅。

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 19, 2018

The 8 Year Engagement

kuà yuè bā nián de xīn niáng

aka 8年越しの花嫁

Director: Takahisa Zeze
Actors: Tao Tsuchiya, Kanji Furutachi, Kenta Hamano
China Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

导演: 濑濑敬久
主演: 佐藤健 / 土屋太凤 / 北村一辉 / 浜野谦太 / 中村友理
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-19(周五)

Note: this film is in Japanese with Chinese subtitles

Twenty-somethings Hisashi and Mai are engaged. When suddenly Mai’s heart stops and she falls into a coma all Hisashi can do is remain by her side, albeit without knowing whether she might improve.

Things look up when Mai finally comes out of the coma and becomes conscious again, but she has suffered brain damage and cannot remember her man.

Classic love story gone awry.

在某修车行工作的西泽尚志(佐藤健 饰)看起来像个寡然无味的年轻人,他和其他男生参加了一次联谊,阴差阳错和联谊会上的女孩中原麻衣(土屋太凤 饰)熟稔。麻衣快人快语,开朗阳光,和尚志形成了完美的互补。



Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Early Man

wú dí yuán shǐ rén

Director: Nick Park
Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Richard Ayoade
China Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

导演: 尼克·帕克
主演: 汤姆·希德勒斯顿 / 埃迪·雷德梅恩 / 麦茜·威廉姆斯 / 蒂莫西·斯波 / 理查德·艾欧阿德
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-19(周五)

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth,Early Man tells the story of plucky character Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

This stop-motion animated historical sports comedy is sure to please adults and pre-adults alike!

《无敌原始人》讲述了原本生活无忧无虑的 “石器时代”部落原始人,遭到了“青铜时 代”部落的攻击和放逐,无家可归的他们在 勇气十足的原始人道格的带领下团结一致, 为了夺回属于自己的家园,用足球赛的形式 向“青铜时代”部落宣战,一场石器时代与 青铜时代两个部落间的世纪对决即将上演……

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 19, 2018


xuě guài dà mào xiǎn

Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
Actors: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, Lebron James, Danny Devito
China Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

导演: 凯瑞·柯克帕特里克 / 杰森·雷西格
主演: 赞达亚 / 查宁·塔图姆 / 丹尼·德维托 / 吉娜·罗德里格兹 / 詹姆斯·柯登
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-19(周五)

Yet another cartoon this month… at least a small part of our families will be entertained!

A Yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as “Smallfoot” (get it!?) is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S – Smallfoot Evidentiary Society.

Shenanigans ensue.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Predator

tiě xuè zhàn shì

Director: Shane Black
Actors: Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key
China Release Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

导演: 沙恩·布莱克
主演: 波伊德·霍布鲁克 / 奥立薇娅·玛恩 / 伊冯娜·斯特拉霍夫斯基 / 雅各布·特伦布莱 / 托马斯·简
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-26(周五)

We knew this one would make its way to China… and only a month late! This action-packed remake will bring in huge numbers all over the Mainland. Get your tickets early. Or pro tip: wait a week or two and go in the middle of the night.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.

When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

一艘宇宙飞船坠落地球,正在执行军事任务的狙击手奎因·麦肯纳(波伊德·霍布鲁克 饰演)恰好遭遇外星人并发生激战,侥幸逃脱的他捡到了外星人的装备并寄回了家想再做他用。传说这种被称为铁血战士的外星人曾数次光临地球,使用各种残忍的手段对人类进行猎杀游戏。

而这一次,奎因的儿子罗里收到包裹后意外触发机关,引来了更强大的终极铁血士降临地球。而想要阻止其大开杀戒的却是一群问题士兵和一位生物科学家凯茜·布拉克(奥立薇娅·玛恩 饰演)。事情却远不像他们以为的那样简单,一场铁血、终极铁血与人类之间的三方猎杀大战正式拉响!

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Midnight Dreamers

mù guāng bā lí

aka Lumière Amoureuse

Director: Lifang Wan
Actors: Samuel Mercer, Fei Tong, Éric Bougnon, Roby Schinasi
China Release Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

导演: 万沥方
主演: 塞缪尔·默瑟 / 童菲 / 玛丽·布奈尔 / 艾瑞克·鲍尼恩 / 罗宾·希纳西
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-26(周五)

Note: this movie is in French with Chinese subtitles

Also note: we’ve lost count of how many times we’ve posted this one because it keeps getting cancelled 😂

This might be the best movie we’ve ever told you about. It’s the self-proclaimed “most romantic vampire movie in the histroy” (sic) – and we believe you will drop everything to extract the QR code below and watch the trailer. (Don’t.)

In France, a movie production company directed by the mysterious K family employs actors to participate in film shoots. Their screenplays are conceived to exacerbate and fulfill the desires of the family’s members, who turn out to be vampires that feed off the blood of their victims.

But twenty years earlier, François, the film director in the K family, fell in love with a young Chinese woman. He never got over losing her and when her daughter, who is his spitting image, arrives for an audition, his life will be turned upside down.

We should probably just stop including this one, eh?


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Brothers of the Wind

zhuī yīng rì jì

Directors: Gerardo Olivares, Otmar Penker
Actors: Jean Reno, Manuel Camacho, Tobias Moretti
China Release Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

导演: 杰拉多·奥利瓦雷斯 / 奥特马尔·朋克
主演: 让·雷诺 / 曼纽尔·卡马科 / 托比亚斯·莫雷蒂 / 伊娃·坤
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-10-26(周五)

Reaching way back to 2015 with this one, China pulls an as-of-yet unseen Jean Reno flick for the masses. The cinematography is legit, though.

In a world where it takes courage to fly, a young boy nurtures a baby eagle into adulthood. Searching for their place in the world, they bond over their desire to be free.

Really, if you haven’t seen this one, it’s one of the better bird movies ever made.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)


Obviously, we didn’t write these movies or create these names or images ourselves… but we did scour the interwebs for days, finding, compiling, and translating the most accurate info just for you to easily access here on Wechat!

Thanks to imdb.com, douban.com, all the movies’ websites, and Wikipedia for the deets~

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2 thoughts on “12 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in October 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

  1. I guess I’m the odd one out that I don’t want to see *any* of the movies. They all sound god awful. But I did want to say you made me laugh with your descriptions of them, for me that’ll be the most entertaining thing about them! Great fun writing and original research. NIce work. Looking forward to the sequel

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