Top 9 Beautiful Xianxia Chinese Movies To Watch This New Year

For many of us who love Chinese dramas, we started off with dubbed xianxia dramas on television – mine was Ashes of Love, which I loved and still rewatch now. 

And if you aren’t in the know, xianxia is a subgenre of fantasy Chinese dramas where the plot leans more into magical themes and Chinese mythology (think immortality, cultivation, powers, etcetera).

I’ve now listed some very interesting xianxia movies you might want to consider adding to your watchlist now. 

1. Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a time

Three hundred years ago, Bai Qian willingly leapt from the Zhu Xian Terrace and Ye Hua witnessed it all happen.  

And now, Bai Qian and Ye Hua’s tragic love story spans three lifetimes, as they grapple with betrayal, death, and the possibility of love’s revival.

2. The Eye Of The Dragon Princess

The eye of the dragon princess

Hai Lan Zhu, a dragon girl, faces a doomed fate in her quest to bring rain to the world. 

Her encounter with Lu Hai Sheng in the mortal realm then sets off a tragic tale of love and peril.

3. Green Snake

Green snake

In Luochuan, a green snake awaits the return of a precious pearl to save her sister. 

Guided by the ferry god Xunya, her story takes place at the boundary between the afterlife and the human world.

This is one amazing xianxia movie you need to watch if you want a melodramatic romance that will keep you glued to your screen. 

4. Journey To The North

Journey to the north

Chang Sheng, the God of War, and Yun Huang, imprisoned in Demon Hell, must survive the many conspiracies and demonic invasions. 

As they fight against each other, secrets hidden in the Demon Hell threaten the mortal world.

5. Double Faced Fox

Double faces fox

In this xianxia movie, General Bai Yi investigates a malevolent fox spirit threatening a kingdom and his pursuit of truth leads to a tragic demise during a battle against demons.

6. The Love Of Immortal

The love of immortal

Tian Yi, who wants to become immortal keeps trying and failing.

And when he releases the Snow Siren and loses his powers, he discovers a connection with her that spans past lives.

7. Monster Hospital

Monster Hospital

Scholar Jin Zhijian’s visit to the Demon Medical Center intertwines with a strategic plot involving a magic pill. 

Love, betrayal, and ancient powers unfold in this xianxia movie set in the Three Realms, and it’s the best choice if you want a thrilling Chinese xianxia movie to watch ASAP. 

8. Magic Lotus Lantern

Magic Lotus Lantern

Yang Jian and a mortal woman unite to reclaim the stolen Baolian Lantern and end up facing the Chaos Demon’s threat to the six realms.

9. The Queen

The queen

The nine-tailed queen of the fox tribe, Daji, undergoes a tumultuous journey from captivity to become the empress of the Shang Dynasty in this amazing movie about love, war, and chaos.

What do you think? What’s your favourite xianxia movie of all time and which of these ones will you give a chance? Let me know in the comments below. 

And don’t forget to check the related posts below for even more recommendations that will keep you glued to your screen for hours on end.

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