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Chinese New Year Movies

Movies provide us a chance to escape from the reality outside and pump up the mood of bringing in a brand new year, from comedy films to martial arts blockbusters with these Chinese New Year Movies

About Chinese New Year

Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year (because the dates of celebration follow the phases of the moon), is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

The annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world begins with the new moon, which occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20, according to Western calendars. Festivities last until the following full moon.

When is Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year in 2024 will fall on Saturday, February 10th. This will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. The celebration traditionally lasts for 16 days, ending on February 24th.

Since the mid-1990s, people in China have been given seven consecutive days off work during the Chinese New Year. This week of relaxation has been designated the Spring Festival, a term that is sometimes used to refer to the Chinese New Year in general.

Celebrations to usher out the old year and bring forth the luck and prosperity of the new one, therefore, often include firecrackers, fireworks, and red clothes and decorations. Another way to celebrate would be by watching Chinese New Year movies.

What is a Chinese New Year movie?

A Chinese New Year movie refers to films usually released during the Chinese New Year period. It is a film that varies in genre (fantasy, comedy, action, animation, and the like) but whose style is generally relaxed and humorous.

It is focused on the horoscope animal, theme, and other attributes for the upcoming year, taking these New Year ideas and presenting them in a modern and exciting way.

A recent tradition, it has become a popular way to celebrate the New Year. In recent years, attendance at screenings for such films has grown during the holiday.

  • Stream Asian-made films – Even though Lunar New Year is one day out of the year, there are ways to support Asian culture all year round.
    Personally, I love nothing more than a good movie night, and there’s not a shortage of incredible Asian American filmmakers in Hollywood. Gather your friends, buy some moon cakes from your locally owned Asian bakery, and put on The Farewell by Lulu Wang for some fun times.
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Whether you're looking for a way to celebrate Lunar New Year yourself or want to learn more about how others celebrate around the world, here are the best Chinese New Year movies you can stream right now.

Chinese New Year Movies – The Year Of The Dragon

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I Am Dragon

Miroslava, a princess, finds herself in an unexpected predicament when a dragon kidnaps her, transporting her to a distant island and imprisoning her in a stone cage. Amidst the solitude, her only companion is a enigmatic young man named Arman. As the two navigate the mysteries of the island, questions arise about Arman's identity and his purpose in this secluded realm.

The unfolding tale explores the connection between Princess Miroslava and Arman, unraveling the secrets that bind them in the dragon's castle on the isolated island.

Dragon Kingdom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ross O'Hennessy, Ben Loyd-Holmes, Rebecca Dyson-Smith (Actors)

Dragon Kingdom

In a bid to protect their kingdom from the impending threat of the Dark Lord's army, a valiant and daring group of warriors embarks on a perilous journey. Their mission takes them through the forbidden lands, where they confront the formidable fire-breathing monsters of The Dark Kingdom, a treacherous realm known for swallowing those who dare to enter. The ultimate goal: to rescue their king and ensure the survival of their realm against the looming darkness.

Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lucas Grabeel, Jessica Tuck, Beckel Graham (Actors)

Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn

In this fantastical adventure based on the global hit videogame, the young warrior Lambert embarks on a perilous journey to unite humans and elves to defeat the Black Dragon.

Dragon Wars
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Craig Robinson (Actors)

Dragon Wars

Encounter Buraki, the formidable 200-meter long Imoogi serpent from ancient Korea, leading an army that features colossal lizards armed with missile launchers, airborne dragons, specially bred soldiers with malevolent intent, and highly intelligent dinosaurs. Their destructive aim: to annihilate Los Angeles and potentially the entire world. The only hope lies in the hands of reincarnated warriors Ethan and Sarah, who must outrun this menacing force and revive the Good Imoogi, Buraki's ancient adversary, to prevent the impending catastrophe.

Eragon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons (Actors)

Eragon

In the kingdom of Alagaesia, Eragon, a humble farm boy, unknowingly stumbles upon a remarkable stone that turns out to be a dragon's egg. As the majestic creature emerges, Eragon finds himself on an unexpected journey. With the potential to revive the legendary Dragon Riders of his homeland, he sets out on a quest that could also challenge the reign of the powerful yet malevolent ruler, Galbatorix. Join Eragon as he ventures into a world of magic and destiny, discovering his own role in the battle for the future of Alagaesia.

Dungeons & Dragons
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch (Actors)

Dungeons & Dragons

Destiny belongs to those who dare in Dungeons & Dragons, a thunderous fantasy adventure inspired by the immensely popular role-playing game.

Dragonheart
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Pete Postlethwaite (Actors)

Dragonheart

In this lighthearted fantasy-adventure, the last dragon-killing knight teams up with the last dragon to make a living – until they encounter a village in need of saving from an evil tyrant.

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Dragon Movies for Kids

Mulan II
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ming-Na Wen, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley (Actors)

Mulan II

In this humorous animated escapade, a courageous and stunning Chinese maiden is on the brink of matrimony. However, she must first undertake a perilous task, aided by her betrothed, three princesses, and her witty guardian dragon.

Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kelly Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan (Actors)

Raya and the Last Dragon

Once upon a time, people and dragons coexisted peacefully in the enchanting land of Kumandra. However, when a dark force loomed over our home, the dragons bravely sacrificed themselves to protect us. Now, after five centuries, our resilient warrior, Raya, embarks on a quest to find the last legendary dragon. Her mission is to put an end to the returning evil that once again threatens the world we call home.

Pete's Dragon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall, Jane Kean (Actors)

Pete's Dragon

In a small town where wonder and magic meet reality, a heartwarming tale unfolds. A mysterious boy named Pete befriends an extraordinary creature, a lovable dragon with the power to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. As their bond deepens, they navigate the challenges of acceptance and the beauty of friendship.

Zog
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patsy Ferran, Kit Harington, Sir Lenny Henry (Actors)

Zog

Experience the charm of an animated comedy that follows the adventures of an eager young dragon, determined to make a lasting impression on his teacher. The storyline takes an unexpected turn as the dragon forms an unlikely friendship with a strong-willed young princess.

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This heartwarming tale is inspired by the delightful picture book penned by Julia Donaldson and brought to life through the enchanting illustrations of Axel Scheffler. Join in the fun as this lively animated journey unfolds the delightful camaraderie between a spirited dragon and a powerful princess.

Zog and the Flying Doctors
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patsy Ferran, Sir Lenny Henry, Hugh Skinner (Actors)

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Join Zog and his pals Gadabout and Pearl, also recognized as the ‘Flying Doctors,' as they embark on another thrilling adventure. Soaring through the skies, they lend their healing touch to creatures of all shapes and sizes. However, when an unexpected turn of events leaves the King ailing, the trio faces their most challenging task yet.

Will their expertise and compassion be enough to save the monarch? Get ready for a heartwarming journey as Zog and his friends navigate the skies and confront the uncertainties of their high-flying medical mission.

How to Train Your Dragon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler (Actors)

How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup, a young Viking, defies tradition and befriends his deadliest foe- a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, they fight against the odds to save their worlds in this feel-good hit.
 
Dragons: Riders of Berk Volume 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jay Baruchel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller (Actors)

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Riders of Berk picks up where the feature film left off. The series follows the adventures of master dragon trainer Hiccup, his faithful dragon Toothless, and his friends on Berk.

Pixy Dragons
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Todd Quills, Maria Petrano, Chen Tsung (Actors)

Pixy Dragons

Welcome to Pixy Dragon Town. An amazing place where magical, fire-spewing dragons live in peace and happiness… most of the time! Draco and Grus are the town's troublemakers. They set their sights on winning the town's fire-spewing contest. They must return to Dragon Town use their fire-breathing powers against Lactera, and send him back to his castle before Dragon Town is destroyed.

The Flight of Dragons
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Ritter, Harry Morgan, James Gregory (Actors)

The Flight of Dragons

Have you ever dreamed of encountering a dragon? Curious about how they soar through the skies or why they breathe fire? Take a trip back to a enchanting era when the skies were teeming with these extraordinary creatures, and discover the wonders of their existence.

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