14 Foreign Movies Come to China in January 2018 including Trailers with Chinese subtitles (中英双语)

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New year, new us, right? No… never say that.

But a new month does mean another list of sweet sweet movies coming to Mainland China. How about those 12+ that came in December? Fairly lackluster, to be honest. Oh, and don’t forget to start writing 2018 on all of your checks. You’re welcome!

When all is said and done, January is looking pretty sweet, too! We have 14 scheduled films, which is the most foreign films in one month yet, and finally including STAR WARS.

We have a couple cartoons, Russians in space, a Jumanji reboot/remake, a few action adventures, one about a Brazlian artist (in Portuguese), an Oscar nomination from last year, another Aamir Khan flick from India, and a random old horror movie on a Tuesday.

After you read the list, vote for the ones you’ll see at the end of the article and share with all your friends who might benefit from it! You can even favorite it for easy future reference throughout the month~

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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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Star Wars: Episode VIII
The Last Jedi

xīng qiú dà zhàn bā:zuì hòu de jué dì wǔ shì

Director: Rian Johnson
Actors: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac
China Release Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

导演: 莱恩·约翰逊
主演: 黛西·雷德利 / 约翰·博耶加 / 亚当·德赖弗 / 马克·哈米尔 / 凯丽·费雪
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-05(周五)

We know, you’re going to see this one. You can’t not see it. And to be completely fair, we already have our midnight showing tickets, so see you there!

What can we expect? Rey develops her newly discovered force abilities with the guidance of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who might finally say something. Meanwhile, the Resistance, led by “Princess” Leia, prepares for battle with Kylo Ren and the First Order.

《星球大战8》(Star Wars: Episode VIII)是动作、科幻、冒险电影《星球大战后传》系列的第2部,由莱恩·约翰逊执导,黛茜·雷德利、约翰·波耶加、格温多兰·克里斯蒂、奥斯卡·伊萨克联合主演。影片故事紧接《星球大战:原力觉醒》,讲述了遥远的银河系中恐怖政权“第一秩序”袭击新共和国首都之后的事。

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Nise – The Heart of Madness

ní sī ·fēng kuáng de xīn

aka Nise – O Coração da Loucura

Director: Roberto Berliner
Actors: Julio Adrião, Flavio Bauraqui, Fabrício Boliveira
China Release Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

导演: 罗伯托·柏林厄
主演: 格劳瑞·皮尔丝 / 罗伯特·罗德里格斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-05(周五)

Note: this movie is in Portuguese with Chinese subtitles

A miracle happened in Brazil on the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best Brazillian artists of the century.

It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Rio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors.

This film tells the story of this “miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail, and engaging psychiatrist: Dr. Nise da Silveira.

尼斯·达·西尔维拉(Nise da Silveira)医生回到里约热内卢郊区的精神病医院工作。她拒绝采用新型高强度电击疗法来治疗精神分裂症患者。其他医生对其冷嘲热讽,她不得不使用医院已被废弃的作业治疗区开展工作。尼斯用图画、小狗和爱来帮助病人,开启了一场“革命”。

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

yǒng gǎn zhě yóu xì :jué zhàn cóng lín

Director: Jake Kasdan
Actors: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
China Release Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

导演: 杰克·卡斯丹
主演: 道恩·强森 / 凯文·哈特 / 杰克·布莱克 / 凯伦·吉兰 / 尼克·乔纳斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-12(周五)

In a brand new Jumanji adventure (NOT a sequel to the 90s cult classic with Robin Williams), four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it.

To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish (Williams) left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.

《勇敢者游戏:决战丛林》讲述了四名性格迥异的高中生意外穿越到险象环生的勇敢者游戏中,变身成为与自身性格外貌截然不同的游戏角色。面对丛林猛兽的袭击和邪恶势力的追捕,四人必须在冒险家(道恩·强森 Dwayne Johnson 饰)的带领下,战胜重重危机,赢得游戏,才能获得重返现实的机会的故事。

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 12, 2018


mí zhèn xiōng àn

Director: George Clooney
Actors:  Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac
China Release Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

导演: 乔治·克鲁尼
主演: 马特·达蒙 / 朱丽安·摩尔 / 奥斯卡·伊萨克 / 诺亚·尤佩 / 托尼·埃斯皮诺萨
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-12(周五)

In the heart of Suburbicon, a family-centred, all-white utopia of manicured lawns and friendly locals, a simmering tension is brewing, as the first African-American family moves in the idyllic community, in the hot summer of 1959.

However, as the patriarch Gardner Lodge and his family start catching a few disturbing glimpses of the once welcoming neighbourhood’s dark underbelly, acts of unprecedented violence paired with a gruesome death will inevitably blemish Suburbicon’s picture-perfect facade. Who would have thought that darkness resides even in Paradise?

Looks like an interesting look into suburb problems in the USA in the ’50s, which are still quite relevant today. We might go see it just because of the name. But how did this one get past the censors!?


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Salyut 7

tài kōng jiù yuán

aka Салют-7

Director: Klim Shipenko
Actors: Lyubov Aksyonova, Ilya Andryukov, Pavel Derevyanko
China Release Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

导演: 克里姆·斯彭科
主演: 柳波芙·阿克肖诺娃 / 弗拉季米尔·弗多维琴科夫 / 巴维尔·捷列连科 / 欧克萨娜·范德拉 / 玛丽亚·米罗诺娃
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-12(周五)

Note: this one is in Russian with Chinese subtitles~ (The trailer is poorly dubbed in English, though)

The year is 1985. The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. If the space station – the pride of Soviet space engineering – falls from the sky, not only will it damage the image of the country, it will also be a disaster bringing untold casualties.

To investigate the failure and prevent the catastrophe, people must be sent to the station. Yet no one in history has ever attempted to dock an uncontrolled vehicle in space. To this day, this mission is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 19, 2018


dì yī fū rén

Director: Pablo Larraín
Actors: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
China Release Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

导演: 帕布罗·拉雷恩
主演: 娜塔莉·波特曼 / 彼得·萨斯加德 / 格蕾塔·葛韦格 / 比利·克鲁德普 / 约翰·赫特
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-19(周五)

Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.

Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she created and loved so well.

If you didn’t see this already, we highly recommend it, not for the slow-moving story that everybody knows, but for Portman’s acting.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 19, 2018


qí jì nán hái

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts
China Release Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

导演: 斯蒂芬·卓博斯基
主演: 雅各布·特伦布莱 / 欧文·威尔逊 / 朱莉娅·罗伯茨 / 伊扎贝拉·维多维奇 / 曼迪·帕廷金
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-19(周五)

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.

As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Looks like a heart tugger…

电影《奇迹男孩》改编自全球畅销小说《奇迹》,讲述了一个温暖千万家庭的成长故事。10 岁的奥吉天生脸部畸形,此前一直在家中和妈妈自学。当他小学五年级时,奥吉进入父母为他精心挑选的学校上学。在这里,奥吉将与校长、老师以及性格迥异的同学相处,他不寻常的外表让他成为同学们讨论的焦点,并终日受到嘲笑和排斥,就连好不容易交到的新朋友也似乎不太值得信任。


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Secret Superstar

shén mì jù xīng

Director: Advait Chandan
Actors:  Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun
China Release Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

导演: 阿瓦提·钱德安
主演: 阿米尔·汗 / 泽伊拉·沃西姆 / 梅·维贾 / 拉杰·阿晶 / 法鲁克·贾法尔
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-19(周五)

Note: this movie is in Hindi with Chinese subtitles!

Will China welcome back Aamir Khan like they did for last year’s Dangal?

In this movie, Insia is very passionate about singing but she belongs to a very conservative family. Her father doesn’t let her develop her talent but her mother secretly lets her follow her passion for singing.

She begins anonymously posting her songs over the internet and gains nation wide fame including people from the music industry. The movie shows her journey to break free and follow her dream of being a singer.

Yep, China will eat that up!

14岁的印度少女尹希娅(塞伊拉·沃西 饰)热爱唱歌,因父亲阻挠,她只能蒙面拍摄并上传自弹自唱原创歌曲的视频,孰料凭借天籁歌喉在网上一炮而红,备受争议的音乐人夏克提·库马尔(阿米尔·汗 饰)也向她抛出橄榄枝,尹希娅的生活发生了翻天覆地的变化……

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Guardians of the Tomb

mí cháo

aka Nest

Director: Kimble Rendall
Actors: Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz, Bingbing Li
China Release Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

导演: 金波·兰道
主演: 李冰冰 / 凯南·鲁兹 / 吴尊 / 凯尔希·格兰莫 / 斯黛芬·道森
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-19(周五)

We hesitated to post this one at first, but hey, it’s got Kelsey Grammar and Li Bingbing! It can’t be that bad, can it?

Plot: An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare – a secret that should have remained buried.

Sounds like a cross between National Treasure and The Mummy. Yawn.

生物科技公司研究员卢克·李(吴尊 饰)深入一座古墓随即失去音讯,剧毒生物学博士嘉·李(李冰冰 饰)得知弟弟卢克失踪的消息,随即与医药集团总裁梅森·伯罗斯(凯尔希·格兰莫 饰)组建一支专业的搜救队,在救援队长杰克·雷德利(凯南·鲁兹饰)的带领下,一行人前往卢克·李失踪的地点搜寻,却意外闯入神秘地下世界,一段意想不到冒险之旅就此展开……

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 19, 2018


gōng niú lì xiǎn jì

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Actors: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale
China Release Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

导演: 卡洛斯·沙尔丹哈
主演: 约翰·塞纳 / 吉娜·罗德里格兹 / 鲍比·坎纳瓦尔 / 安东尼·安德森 / 戴维德·迪格斯
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-19(周五)

Ferdinand, is a a giant bull with a big heart. he is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

Not only will your kids enjoy this one, sounds like a lot of innuendos for the adults to laugh at, too~


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Friday, January 26, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

yí dòng mí gōng sān:sǐ wáng jiě yào

Director: Wes Ball
Actors: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien
China Release Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

导演: 韦斯·鲍尔
主演: 迪伦·欧布莱恩 / 卡雅·斯考达里奥 / 李起弘 / 托马斯·布罗迪-桑斯特 / 罗莎·萨拉查
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-26(周五)

Of all the pre-teen and teenage “series” out there these days, this one might be the worst. Good to see it’s coming to a glorious end.

In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.

Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Will Thomas and the crew make it out alive? Or will Ava Paige get her way? Yes, it’s a movie.


Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Friday, January 26, 2018

24 Hours to Live

èr shí sì xiǎo shí:mò lù zhòng shēng

Director: Brian Smrz
Actors: Tanya van Graan, Paul Anderson, Ethan Hawke
China Release Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

导演: 布莱恩·斯莫兹
主演: 伊桑·霍克 / 许晴 / 保罗·安德森 / 鲁特格尔·哈尔 / 利亚姆·坎宁安
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-26(周五)

How does China find these movies!? Some say we will never know.

Making a rare foray into rock ’em, sock ’em action territory, Hawke plays a CIA agent who sacrifices everything for his employers, including his family and, ultimately, his own life. No sooner has he shuffled off this mortal coil, though, than he finds himself mysteriously resurrected for one last mission that’s timed to last exactly 24 hours.

Once the countdown clock embedded in his arm reaches zero, he’ll once again nod off into an eternal slumber if he hasn’t completed his task. Before that happens, expect him to wreak bloody havoc on both his targets and his former CIA minders.

永远不要点燃一个职业杀手的怒火,就算面临重重包围,他也能杀个片甲不留!杀手特拉维斯(伊桑∙霍克 饰)得知了犯罪组织“红山”的惊天阴谋,他在国际刑警“琳”(许晴 饰)的影响下,决定重整目标、直捣红山“老巢”。可是,特拉维斯只能存活24个小时,他能否阻止邪恶计划、救赎自我?时间愈发紧迫了……

Trailer 预告片:(中文字幕)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Duck Duck Goose

mā mā mī yā

Director: Christopher Jenkins
Actors: Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops
China Release Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

导演: 克里斯托弗·詹金斯
主演: 吉姆·加菲根 / 赵路 / 赞达亚 / 殷筱瑜 / 兰斯·利姆
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-27(周六)

In a rare early opening for China (this one won’t release in the US until April), this cartoon about funny ducklings will delight the kiddos!

Peng is a freewheeling bachelor goose who’d rather do anything than practice for the upcoming migration. He thinks he’s better than everyone else and spends his time attempting crazy stunts at even crazier speeds.

In one such stunt, Peng flies too near the ground, hits a flock of ducklings and separates brother and sister, Chao and Chi, from the rest. In this unlikely meeting, Peng will begin a journey that will break his wing and nearly break his heart as he grows to understand the power of unconditional love in the form of two ducklings, who likewise grow to see him as the best father they could ever have.

Those names sound eerily similar to Chinese names. Hmm… Thanks, Wanda.



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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Happy Death Day

jì rì kuài lè

Director: Christopher Landon
Actors: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
China Release Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

导演: 克里斯托弗·兰登
主演: 杰西卡·罗德 / 伊瑟尔·布罗萨德 / 露比·莫迪恩 / 查尔斯·艾特肯 / 劳拉·克利夫顿
中国大陆上映日期: 2018-01-30(周二)

Why is a random teen horror movie from last Halloween releasing on a Tuesday in January? Don’t ask questions, this is China.

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

You have our permission to skip this one.


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