Guest Post: Get Romantic - Watch Chinese Love Films to Help You Learn Mandarin | Speaking of China

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  1. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins October 2, 2015 at 8:55 am | | Reply

    I’ve watched “Lust, Caution”. I think it’s a good film and totally worth the watch. However, most of the “sex scenes” are considered rape, but I really don’t think of it as a love story though? People that watched the movie will get what I mean.

  2. Svetlana
    Svetlana October 2, 2015 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    I’m sorry for sounding stupid, but I honestly didn’t think China had or did modern day love stories. I guess its the fact that a lot of dramas/movies that come from China are very historical and focus a lot on history and special effects and so forth. Still, if everything will go okay, maybe it will be something I will introduce my child to in the future hehe 😀

  3. D-Maybe
    D-Maybe October 2, 2015 at 11:34 am | | Reply

    You Are the Apple of My Eye is kinda overrated, IMO. Two of my favourite romance films are 愛 (Love) and 向左走·向右走 (Turn Left, Turn Right).

  4. PaolaC
    PaolaC October 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm | | Reply

    Great to have some Chinese film tips. Thanks and… Bring them on!
    In the past, I spent quite some time looking for the original version of 色戒 without being able to find it. I’m after the Chinese version with *Chinese* (not English) subtitles. I could not find it. If anybody knows where to get it from, do let me know. Legal ways only, please.

  5. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary October 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm | | Reply

    The Taiwanese movie you mentioned, ‘You are the Apple of My Eye,’ was pretty popular. However, I know the movie ‘Cape No.7’ was way more watched and talked about.

    1. D-Maybe
      D-Maybe October 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm | | Reply

      “Cape No. 7” was not watched by more people, but I think it received better reviews from serious film critics.

  6. Mary
    Mary October 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm | | Reply

    I recently watched 女朋友。男朋友 (Girlfriend, Boyfriend) from Taiwan and I loved the movie! It has some Mingnan dialect in it, with Chinese subtitles though.

  7. Marta
    Marta October 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm | | Reply

    I’m not very romantic but I loved 甜蜜蜜, the first on the list. It is a great movie!

  8. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven October 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm | | Reply

    Great post Joycelyn. I would recommend the following movies:
    2046
    Days of Being Wild
    In The Mood for Love

    I still have yet to learn Chinese.

  9. Mary
    Mary October 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm | | Reply

    I thought Lust, Caution was unforgettable… but horrifically depressing. I didn’t finish the movie feeling good at all. It is a brilliant piece of film making, but it’s kind of like Schindler’s List–you watch it once, and that’s all you can handle.

    Another mega China hit in terms of romance movies is 非诚勿扰 (If you are the one). It’s a really odd Feng Xiao Gang film, but it’s filmed in Hokkaido and it’s simply beautiful. An odd love story that is artistic and thought provoking.

  10. IC
    IC October 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm | | Reply

    非诚勿扰 (Chinese love movie with English sub)
    https://youtu.be/rF-BPUXigZw

  11. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven October 17, 2015 at 11:15 am | | Reply

    My bad.

    I have yet to learn how to speak Mandarin.

  12. Ray
    Ray February 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm | | Reply

    You can also found some good films here https://www.streamaddict.com it’s a french website but with good movies.

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