12 Best Romantic Chinese Dramas With Cold-Hearted Male Leads You’ll Fall In Love With

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Sometimes we get a sunshine boy as our leading man and other times we get a cold male lead so icy he could freeze an actual block of ice.

Here’s the best of the best Chinese dramas with cold-hearted male leads to watch ASAP. 

Trust me when I say this men will bewitch you soul and body and you’re going to love every minute of it. 

1. Well Intended Love

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In this drama, Xia Lin enters a fake marriage with CEO Ling Yi Zhou to get a bone marrow transplant.

Ling Yi Zhou was my introduction to men who signed the anti-smile charter because he never cracked even a hint of a smile until he fell for her completely. 

2. A Love So Beautiful

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Not everyone can withstand being proposed to multiple times a day, but Jiang Chen turns down our girl Chen Xiao Xi with finesse and that’s all you need to know about his icy demeanor. 

Xiao Xi also would never be deterred and it was lovely to see her so open and ready to remind him he was always loved. 

3. Dr. Cutie

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Shen Zhao Er wants to get revenge for her family’s wrongful execution.

So she disguises herself as Tian Qi so that she can investigate murders and conspiracies.

4. The Romance of Tiger and Rose

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Screenwriter Chen Xiao Qian becomes a character in her own story, determined to rewrite her fate and return home in this portal Cdrama. 

Turns out her fate is to be killed by the Prince who’s also her husband and though she barely escapes with her life that night, everything that comes after isn’t a cakewalk.

Especially since said Prince was the most cold-hearted Cdrama male lead ever and he would take any opportunity to mess her up. 

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5. Meteor Garden

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Shan Cai gets into a new uni, but she soon clashes with her wealthy classmates, especially Dao Ming Si, but finds support from Hua Ze Lei (another member of the F4).

You guys, Dao Ming Si wasn’t only allergic to smiling – he downright terrorized her in the beginning and I disliked him so much. 

6. Perfect And Casual

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Yun Shu and Si Nian enter a contractual marriage, but their growing feelings come as a surprise to both of them.

If Si Nian and Yun Shu could fall in love, I actually believe anyone could fall in love and that’s on period. 

He FAILED her final-year project because she was a few minutes late, but by the end of the show, he was essentially glued to her side.  

7. My Dear Guardian

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Military medic Xia Chu and Officer Liang Muze find love while performing their duties and overcoming their personal struggles.

It’s a given that individuals in the force aren’t the friendliest, but I’m not kidding when I say Liang Muze literally took his coldheartedness to a whole new level. 

8. Flavor It’s Yours

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Wine critic Lu Wei Xun and He Bu Zui’s accidental kiss leads to a romance when their senses switch.

For the both of them who essentially couldn’t stand each other, this was massive, but in time they started falling for each other. 

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9. Always Have, Always Will

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This lovely drama follows Fang Li and Luo Yan’s journey of love from high school enemies to university classmates.

10. My Lethal Man

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Shen Man Ning and Yan Xing Cheng discover the truth behind a kidnapping case and they start racing against time to find the perpetrators. 

Our boy here made it a personal mission to never so much as a smirk and even though it was a little iffy, I do like a man that stands on business. 

11. Circle of Love

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Gu Meng wants to get revenge on Hong Ye, but an accident causes her to lose her memory.

And this happens over and over again with Gu Meng downright rewriting her brain and I just know you’ll love this anti-hero.

12. Put Your Head On My Shoulder

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Si Tu Mo and Gu Wei Yi clash but gradually develop feelings when they end up living together by accident.

What’s funny about this particular drama is that even though Wei Yi was cold and quiet, most times it was because he simply didn’t know what to do.

In fact, he was always googling the meanings of the most basic things and it was so endearing watching Si Tu Mo open this new work for him. 

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What do you think? Will you check out any of these Chinese dramas with a cold male lead anytime soon? You definitely need to!

And don’t forget to check the related posts for even more information that’ll keep you glued to your screen for hours. 

Sora

I'm the girl for the job if you want amazing drama recommendations (no, really!), OST recs that will leave you deep in your feelings, and genuine drama talk that you can only get from a viewer with lots of biases. I'm always on the lookout for new dramas to watch, so don't hesitate to leave a comment with something you think I'll enjoy and I'll send a reply ASAP. Thanks for visiting!

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