What’s better than watching your favorite criminal drama series on your weekend? Nothing. Right? Well, here is a list of 49 Noir Chinese Dramas that you cannot miss to watch if you love the criminal genre. One of the most watched television genres in our culture today is a crime drama. By addressing topics and problems that viewers are familiar with through the news and current events, it draws an audience. There are many different types of crime fiction, including detective fiction like Monk (2002–2009), in which a detective looks into and solves a crime.
With over 20% of prime time dedicated to it, crime drama has emerged as one of our society’s most popular television genres. They gain their audience’s attention. With their involvement in news and current affairs, viewers are exposed to themes and concerns. The values and attitudes expressed, as well as the worldview it presents, are equally as significant as the themes and issues it addresses. The beliefs expressed typically correspond to their intended audience. Teenagers and adults are typically the audiences for crime dramas.
Our list of movies is well-researched, and the plot of all these movies involves crime as the epicenter of the movie. These movies might play with your mind and make you wonder if these things exist in reality. Without waiting any further, read ahead to read the list of the top 49 crime drama Chinese movies and series.
49 Noir Chinese Drama To Watch To Keep You Entertained
1. The Bad Kids
The Bad Kids is a Chinese streaming television show that debuted on iQiyi on June 16, 2020. It depicts the tale of the web of consequences that develops among various families after three kids inadvertently videotape a murder.
Zhu Chaoyang, 15, is a young kid who is intellectually gifted but is disliked by others due to his icy personality. Due to his parent’s divorce, he is typically left alone. Zhou Chunhong, his mother, frequently leaves the house to work at a resort. He & his father do not get along well, Zhu Yongping, his stepmother Wang Yao, and his half-sister, Zhu Jingjing.
Yan Liang, a friend from primary school, approaches Chaoyang. Liang presents Yue Pu, a younger girl, to Chaoyang (nicknamed Pupu). The two made their way out of a welfare home. Liang’s father was a drug user and a criminal who now resides in a mental institution. Pupu, an orphan, requires 300,000 yuan to treat her younger brother’s illness. While his mother is at work, Chaoyang offers to let them remain in his apartment.
2. Love Me If You Dare
Yann Samuell’s romantic comedy-drama would Love Me If You Dare was released in 2003. The film’s lead actors, Guillaume Canet, and Marion Cotillard, play childhood best friends Julien Janvier and Sophie Kowalsky, who find themselves unable to quit playing a game of dares as they get older, even though it endangers their lives.
Other children are bullying a little girl named Sophie as the film opens. Only Julien and the bus driver assist her in retrieving her books that the others have tossed into a puddle. Julien sends Sophie a little tin box, a present from his dying mother, to cheer her up. He occasionally asks her to lend it to him since it is essential.
Sophie seeks evidence of how significant the box is to Julien because he wants it returned to the exact time he gave it to her. Without hesitation, Julien releases the bus’s handbrake, sending a bus full of kids rolling down a slope. The box gets a new owner after each completes Dare in their game.
A lifelong friendship grows between the son of wealthy Belgian immigrants and the daughter of underprivileged Polish immigrants. As kids, they misbehave in class, cause chaos at weddings, and assign each other absurd assignments.
Bai Yu and Zhu Yilong are the Chinese online series Guardian stars from 2018. Priest’s 2012 fantasy-dan mei web novel was made into a series and distributed on the streaming service Youku between June 13 and July 25, 2018. The show centers on Zhao Yunlan (Bai) and Shen Wei (Zhu), a professor and a detective who look into paranormal occurrences.
Although the web series portrays their connection as a platonic friendship with a homoerotic undertone in response to Chinese legislation forbidding depictions of same-sex couples on television, the novel portrays their relationship as passionate. The Earth-like planet of Haixing, where Guardian is situated, has two extraterrestrial races: the Dixing, who possess superhuman abilities, and the Yashou, who can transform into plants and animals.
Since the Yashou and Dixing arrived over ten thousand years ago, the three races have lived in harmony, only disrupted by an ancient conflict started by the Dixing after a meteor strike decimated their resources. The hero Kunlun, who led the Haixing and Yashou during the battle, grew close with the Black Robe Envoy, the head of a group of the Dixing that desired peace at that time. The Haixing used four holy implements from the meteor to end the conflict. After the battle, Kunlun disappeared, and the Black Robe Envoy took over as the Guardian of interracial harmony while Kunlun was away.
The Dixing and the races that live on the surface are at odds once more. The Special Investigation Department (SID), which collaborates with the Black Robe Envoy to protect peace and look into cases involving the Dixing people, is headed by the impulsive Zhao Yunlan. Shen Wei, a professor of biological engineering, assists Zhao as he looks into an occurrence at the nearby university. The possibility of an unknown foe reigniting conflict brings the two men closer together.
4. Burning Ice
The Untouched Criminal by Zijin Chen inspired the Chinese crime drama television series Burning Ice, which debuted on iQiyi in September 2017. Yu Guo, a prominent member of the local “Ant Tribe,” a group of radicalized low-income college graduates who established a rogue community next to farmers, rural migrant workers, and laid-off workers, finds himself unintentionally involved in a homicide case because of a girl he is still in love with but is no longer in his life.
His ex-girlfriend from high school, Hui-Ru Zhu, has been named a suspect in a homicide inquiry and needs his assistance to clear her identity. Hui-Ru Zhu is charged with murder at the same time that several homicide cases from a decade ago come back into the public eye. The similarity to a string of horrifying murders connected to a suspect using the internet alias “The Snowman” is the cause. It resembles the recent murders connected to serial killers and former police officer Wen Luo.
By obscuring any evidence that could implicate Zhu Huiru and Yu Guo in the murder, Wen Luo has unintentionally and elaborately been involved in the crime while evading capture. For Hui-Ru Zhu and the weaving story currently taking place, the past is a prologue for unknown reasons.
5. Memory Lost
Yang Rong and Bai Yu are the stars of the Chinese streaming television show Memory Lost, created by iQiyi in 2016. It is based on Ding Mo’s identically named detective trilogy. The show’s iQiyi debut on October 24, 2016, ran for three seasons. Han Chen and Bai Jingxi cross paths due to a misunderstanding.
When the two of them cross paths again while investigating a rape case, Bai Jingxi learns that Han Chen is truly a skilled criminal police officer, and she is impressed by his use of conventional investigative techniques. The two work out their differences and feel something for one another. Han Chen lost some of his memory due to an incident five years ago, but he still knows he is engaged.
He employs various techniques to locate the woman while denying his growing feelings for Bai Jingxi. Later, Bai Jingxi was assigned to the same team as Han Chen to investigate a strange incident. Han Chen realizes that he does love Bai Jingxi as the two look out for each other in the face of perils. He assures her that he will answer her when he learns the truth about his missing memories.
6. Memory Lost 2
Yang Rong and Bai Yu are the stars of the Chinese streaming television show Memory Lost, created by iQiyi in 2016. It is based on Ding Mo’s identically named detective trilogy. The show’s iQiyi debut on October 24, 2016, ran for three seasons. Han Chen eventually learns that Su Mian, his long-lost fiancée, is Bai Jingxi. Their memories were gone due to an occurrence that happened five years ago and was related to a serial murder case.
The criminal organization’s members like murdering people for fun, using a single alphabet code name. When they were ready to be captured, they knew they detonated a bomb, abducted Su Mian, and then assumed her cousin’s identity before killing him.
Slowly regaining their memories, Han Chen and Su Mian discovered that the psychotic killers were standing right by them as they prepared to unite and take on the criminal organization.
7. Young Sherlock
Bosco Wong portrays the child detective Di Renjie in the 2014 Chinese television series Young Sherlock. Di Renjie is most known in the west for the dramatized Judge Dee tales. Young Sherlock describes the intriguing and puzzling cases the 26-year-old lead Di Renjie must solve (Bosco Wong). His close buddy Wang Yuanfang (Ma Tianyu), his love interest Li Wanqing (Stephy Qi), a medical expert, and his childhood pal Tong Mengyao accompany him on his travels (Cindy Sun). Together, the four people solve several strange riddles from the Tang Dynasty.
A young man by the name of Di Ren Jie traveled to the capital during the height of the Tang dynasty to sit for an imperial examination. He thwarted an attempt to assassinate Empress Wu during the test. The empress gave him the go-ahead to look into the incident after noticing his bravery and quick thinking.
8. Evil Minds
To investigate a string of murders, a brilliant criminal psychology student must conquer his inner issues, which triggers memories of a related case from three years prior. The first season of the psychological crime drama Evil Minds, based on a series of books by author Li Mei, was released in 2015 on the internet platform iQIYI. The second season was released the following year.
The series opens with a string of violent crimes happening in the fictional city of Lüteng, and the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the local police force is having trouble identifying the perpetrator. Suddenly, a talented criminal psychology profiler named Fang Mu (Chen Ruoxuan) is discovered at the scene of the most recent crime and helps the police in their investigations.
The narrative then fast-forwards, seeing Fang Mu coping with his demons sometimes after failing to stop a slew of murders on his university campus. Now, as additional killings occur, he must deal with further horrors, which triggers unpleasant memories of three years ago when the young profiler and police captain Tai Wei worked together to solve the crimes, with each murder being a copycat of several past serial killers.
Season two skips ahead in time once more, and Fang and Tai’s efforts are directed at a new string of killings that, this time, revolves around victims who have PTSD. In a surprising turn of events, Chief Xing Zhisen of the detachment is connected to these crimes.
9. When a Snail Falls in Love
This Chinese detective drama is not a love story, despite its title. It is based on the same-titled novel by Ding Mo, who also wrote Love Me if You Dare. This drama has superb storytelling, surprising plot twists, and plenty of suspense, just like Love Me if You Dare.
Ji Bai (Wang Kai), the head of the violent crime unit, and new intern Xu (Wang Ziwen), who specializes in criminal profiling, are at the center of the plot. Xu enjoys creating comic book panels about their department’s daily activities in which she and Jin are each represented by a different animal. In the beginning, they frequently disagree with one another, but eventually, they put aside their differences and function well as a team.
10. Medical Examiner Dr. Qin
You’ll adore this Chinese detective drama if you enjoy watching CSI. It is one of those police procedural shows that emphasizes a criminal investigation’s forensic component. The drama follows an investigation team of police officer Lin Tao, medical examiner Qin Ming (Zhang Ruoyun), and his assistant Li Dabao (Li Xian).
The criminal trials that are the focus of this drama are tense, engaging, and surprising. Nevertheless, avoid disappointment by skipping Medical Examiner Dr. Qin’s second season.
11. Detective L
This Chinese detective drama, which takes place in 1930s Shanghai, is well worth seeing. It features captivating cinematography, an intriguing plot, and outstanding performances. Detective Luo Fei (Johnny Bai) and new hire Qin Xiao Man are the main characters in this narrative (Una You).
In contrast to previous Chinese detective dramas, Detective L concentrates on crimes that may occur in Shanghai in the 1930s and how detectives would solve them using whatever resources they had. And that typically required a great deal of analytical and observational skills. You might like this drama if you liked Sherlock Holmes.
12. Young Blood Agency
Yet another Chinese detective story takes place in Shanghai during the Republican era. Investigative firm Young Blood Agency specializes in delving into enigmatic cases. Most of the time, the crimes are unpredictable and compelling enough to keep viewers interested.
This drama, which also features Jerry Yu, Tonny Liou, Li Xing, and Zhang Wei Hang, is a youth drama. If you enjoy old-school kung fu scenes and dashing young males in leading roles, this show is for you. This drama is available on the YoYo English Channel on YouTube.
13. Visible Lie
This Chinese detective thriller is remarkably identical to Tim Roth’s Lie to Me, an American crime drama. The main character is a brilliant student named Xu Lang (Juck Zhang), who obtained a degree in criminal psychology. After graduating, he joins the public security bureau. He suffered a severe injury while solving a case and ultimately lost his younger brother.
Seven years later, Xu Lang is still a professor in drama. Then, his pal Tang Sen extends an invitation for him to join the recently formed “Criminal Psychology Team X.” The team, which consists of two others, concentrates on using criminal psychology to solve unresolved cases.
14. Cold Case
Here is a Chinese detective drama that focuses on unresolved cases while we’re talking about them. The best thing is that this show, which centers on four female investigators reviving cold cases, is about girl power.
The team consists of Feng Yi, Luo Ying Wei, Cai Wen Xin, and Xia Luo Yang. Each of them brings a unique quirk and talent to the table. They have no idea they are up against a powerful narcotics cartel while working to solve crimes.
Two forest police officers who had been policing the mountains and forests for 20 years engaged a poaching gang in a desperate battle one day. One passed away, and the other suffered severe injuries. The poachers’ locations were unknown. After leaving the Forest Public Security Bureau five years later, Wei Jiang was requested to assist in the search for newly hired forest ranger Qin Chuan, who had gone missing.
The two encountered Saina, the head of an enthusiastic animal conservation organization, and Ye Xiao Wan, a local nature reserve veterinarian while getting to know their surroundings. They resolved to deal with the poachers after discovering their track by accident. Despite numerous close calls between life and death, the ruthless poachers and the savage wolves advanced bravely.
16. Dear Archimedes
Oh, Se-hun and Xu Ling Yue are the main characters in the South Korean-Chinese web drama Dear Archimedes. The acting is based on the same-titled Chinese novel. The tale of Yan Su, a brilliant logician played by Oh Se-hun, who lives alone in a mysterious castle.
He attempts to resolve complex and enigmatic cases. Zhen Ai (Xu Ling Yue), a cunning biologist, enters his castle one day to assist him in cracking a code. A mystery movie is a type of movie that focuses on solving a problem or a crime. It centers on the efforts of the detective, private eye, or amateur sleuth to unravel the mysterious circumstances around a problem through hints, research, and astute inference.
17. Caught In The Heartbeat
The narrative centers on Tang Yi Xiu, a young and promising man who sets out on a quest to become a police officer and encounters Shi Gu Jing, our heroine, a woman who comes from a family of policemen but was involved in an accident that left her in a coma. She ultimately awakens with no memory of the collision.
When she meets the hero, they both decide to join the police force and fight for justice while looking into the circumstances around her accident.
18. Age of Legends
William Chan and Ma Sichun are the stars of the Chinese television show Age of Legends. It is based on Xiao Qi Xiao’s novel of the same name. In Beijing, the series began production on August 3 and wrapped up in December 2017. From September 17 to October 11, 2018, it was shown on Zhejiang TV and Dragon TV.
Following the passing of his father eight years prior, Liu Ziguang (William Chan) departed Jiang Bei City. After meeting him, he became “sworn” brothers with Nie Wanfeng (Liu Yijun). They both worked for Colby, an American crime lord who imprisoned Ziguang for four years. Ziguang, on the other hand, was able to escape thanks to his training, and after Colby passed away, Wanfeng eventually invited him to join his gang.
Ziguang alerted the police to a narcotics sale on international seas after discovering Wanfeng’s genuine identity and nasty attitude. She then fled. However, he banged his head in the ocean, and when he eventually washed up on Chinese shores, he lost all memory of the events between his self-exile and the present. He then got to know police officer Hu Rong (Ma Sichun), who collaborated to reveal Wanfeng’s crimes.
19. Day and Night
A 2017 Chinese streaming television program called Day and Night was created by Zhiwen and directed by Wang Wei. The film’s leading actors are Pan Yueming, Wang Longzheng, Liang Yuan, Lü Xiaolin, and Yin Shuyi. The show centers on Guan Hongfeng, a former captain of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment who worked to clear his brother Guan Hongyu of all charges by solving numerous cases. Beginning on August 30, 2017, Youku in China broadcast its debut.
Alongside the irritable Captain Zhou Xun and the inexperienced cop Zhou Shutong, former police captain Guan Hongfeng, who has nyctophobia, returns to solving crimes. He has a secret goal, though, to forgive his identical twin brother Guan Hongyu for the supposed murder of a whole family.
20. The Untold Stories of the Tang Dynasty
The shattered chapters of “Tui Bei Tu,” which were thought to foretell the country’s destiny, emerged during the Li Zhen Guan period of the New Tang Dynasty. Rumors spread throughout the nation that Empress Xiao, the previous female ruler, was poised to reincarnate and grab the throne once more. One after another, strange and brutal murder instances occurred.
21. Talking Bones
Xia Ying, a forensic examiner, wholly absorbed in her work; Li Xue Kai, a detective & a good tracker; Song Mi, an innocent and clumsy analyst. And Ying Ming, a second-generation rich person who works as a criminal psychologist, is the main character in the story. Shang Jie, the overly critical head of a crime investigation team, is also a central character. The five are the department’s outcasts, making them an unlikely combination.
However, with strenuous effort and cooperation, they can solve some of the most bizarre murder cases. This drama was based on the true story of Wang Xue Mei, China’s top female forensic physician. Based on the thirty years of real-world expertise that China’s first female forensic expert, Wang Xue Mei, has acquired.
22. The Thunder
A 2019 Chinese online television series called The Thunder is based on the events of the raid by Chinese authorities on the Boshe village in Guangdong province in December 2013. The television premiere on CCTV-8 took place three days after the series 7 May 2019 broadcast on the Chinese streaming service iQiyi.
The series was filmed between March and August last year in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, France, and Japan. Thousands of police officers worked on the production. The narrative centers on a father and son who stand in for two generations of police officers as they put their lives in danger in the fight against narcotics.
Liu Haoyu, a drug dealer from Hong Kong, conspires with Lin Yaodong (Wang Jinsong), a drug producer from Guangdong, to set up an illicit drug production facility there. Anti-drug police enforcer Li Fei (Johnny Huang) accidentally learns the truth about the secret operation while on one of his assignments.
He and his sidekick Song Yang conduct a thorough investigation despite numerous challenges from people in authority who work covertly to defend the drug network. In an endeavor to destroy the criminal organization, Li Fei’s father, Li Weimin (Wu Gang), also serves as the anti-drug chief of an operation.
23. I Know Your Secret
Gu Chu (Ye Qing) has encountered many difficulties in becoming a certified forensic scientist. She previously had to leave the university due to family issues, but she was eventually able to come back and finish her coursework. When her boyfriend passed away, she also experienced grief.
She is prepared for a new beginning now that her time at university has almost ended. She is gifted with a lot of talent and has an endless passion for everything she does. But when she is assigned to work with the director of the forensics center, Lu Bei Chen (Bosco Wong), the twin brother of her recently deceased ex-boyfriend, as part of her graduation internship, memories of the past start to flood back.
There is no other option for the two than to collaborate. Gu Chu, however, finds it more difficult than she initially anticipated to let go of the past and begins to dislike her center chief. But when they go to work on cases, the two specialists start to see how strong of a forensic science team they are. They soon learn that their feelings for one another are considerably more complicated than they initially assumed.
This play was produced based on a book by the author Yin Xun. Mu Xiao Jie and Yang Xin Yu are the series directors for the 2019 Chinese drama “Your Secret.”
24. The Mask
Ji Fan, a criminal police detective, Captain Xiong Zhen Nan, and forensic physician Zhao Qing Yan form a task force to begin an investigation because a serial killer is preying on the citizens of Linghai. When Ji Fan finds that the murderer may be someone close to him and that the case may be connected to one from 27 years ago that involves his own family—his Ji Ting Shan and his living older brother Ji Ping—the investigation gets more challenging.
A drama about a serial murder case that throws brothers against one another in a game of tactics and moral judgment. To investigate the murders afflicting Linghai city, detective Ji Fan (Zheng Kai), squad head Xiong Zhennan (Zhong Danni), and forensic expert Zhao Qingyan (Tang Mengjia) collaborate. Ji Fan has a terrifying notion that the murderer is someone close to him as a result of their investigations. The hunt for the murderer is linked to a case from 27 years ago that has been lost to time.
Ji Fan learns that Ji Ping (Raymond Lam), his brother, has been taking retribution for their family. When Ji Ping flees to another nation after his father, Ji Tingshan, is imprisoned, Ji Fan pursues his brother. At the same time, he undertakes an undercover operation to apprehend the notorious criminal mastermind, Mr. A.
25. Original Sin
Chi Zhen (Zhai Tian Lin), a lawyer on both sides of the law, has established a solid reputation for himself by helpfully combining guts and intellect. He gets far by outwitting the wealthy and powerful, but not far enough to exact full retribution. Chi Zhen gets imprisoned because he has nowhere to flee his time in jail, yet it just makes him more resilient.
Top police academy student Lu Li (Yin Zheng) also establishes a name for himself, though in a very different way than Chi Zhen does. Lu Li, a brand-new police officer, quickly advances the ranks as he resolves numerous challenging cases. Lu Li, quickly elevated to the police chief, is a force to be reckoned with.
Chi Zhen, an ex-con, and Lu Li, a cop with a distinguished career, couldn’t be more different. However, when fate decides to pair them up, this unlikely team must put aside their differences to investigate a unique murder. Raymond Yip’s gripping criminal thriller from 2018 is titled “Original Sin.”
26. Storm Eye
Jing and Ma Shang are two characters that tell a tale about a group of agents. These officials diligently defend the interests of the country while displaying no fear in their pursuit of upholding justice. Ma Shang, a national security agent, is given a unique assignment to pursue a spy from outside the country to Shuangqing City. Ma Shang learns while conducting surveillance that the spy is only a minor player in their more extensive plan, which is to steal the Huading Group’s top-secret research.
Ma Shang is sent directly to Shuangqing due to exceptional circumstances so that she can work with the local bureau to launch an inquiry under the pseudonym Storm Eye. As a team is put together, Ma Shang finds that the local team leader is none other than An Jing, a classmate who left without saying goodbye ten years prior.
27. Evil Nights
They are both selected differently to defend their communities and the nation. The last living member of General Lin Guang Yuan’s regime, which was subject to a premeditated and savage assault by another deadly general, is Ning Que (Chen Fei Yu). Sang Sang (Song Yi Ren), his maid, helps Ning Que flee to Du City, where he enrolls in the top martial arts school. Ning Que takes Sang Sang to the doctor after she develops a mysterious ailment, only to learn that Sang Sang is the reincarnation of Yong Ye.
This powerful and enigmatic entity is said to bring about chaos. Ning Que must risk his life to protect Sang Sang and his people since destructive forces are currently attempting to seize Sang Sang to harness her power. Yang Yang is the director of the 2018–2019 Chinese drama series “Ever Night.” It is based on Mao Ni’s book Jiang Ye.
28. The History of Crime
The plot, set during the Republican era, centers on five cases that are somehow related to one another. Three people who have excelled in their respective professions—a detective, a burglar, and an undercover agent—join forces to fight crime.
The police are at a loss on how to solve a string of killings, so they are forced to turn to Xiang Long, Qian Kong, and Lan Ruo Xin for assistance. The three geniuses—a detective, a burglar, and an undercover operative with several identities—start at odds with one another but finally come to understand how to operate together. A more significant threat lurks as they take delight in solving the crime.
29. Ancient Detective
Tim Yu’s character, Jian Bu Zhi, is a gifted and resourceful young man who suffers from amnesia. Jian Bu Zhi swears to become a detective and crack the case after learning that an unidentified killer killed his father.
But as he looks into the mystery more, he finds a universe full of evil villains with superhuman abilities and formidable martial artists. In his quest to identify the murderer, he runs into warlocks, demons, and zombies. Fortunately, Jian Bu Zhi quickly meets several strong supporters who promise to use their cunning and martial arts expertise to aid him in his mission.
The valiant Zhao Wo Hai (Wang Yan Yang), the attractive Ming Yue (Ma Zhe Han), and the ferocious female combatant Zhang Shi Qi (Wang Ruo Shan) are some of these new pals. Zhang Shi Qi’s unconventional weapon of choice is a parasol.
The evil forces become more robust as they advance on their mission, and romance begins to blossom among the gang. Can the heroes identify the murderer? Will they also encounter true love along the way? Ma Yi Heng is the director of the 2020 Chinese drama series “Ancient Detective.”
30. Maiden Holmes
The Qi Kingdom, now Eastern China, is at war in the sixth century CE. The prodigal youthful military genius, teenage prince Xiao Yan Zhi, repels a force of invaders. Despite his best efforts, his army is finally attacked and routed in a crucial conflict. As a result of Pei Yan Zhi’s forced resignation as army chief, an opportunistic enemy at the imperial court succeeds in installing a youthful submissive candidate as the new monarch.
Pei Yan Zhi believes he was duped. He resolves to uncover the mystery and conducts an undercover investigation while posing as a commoner to remain undiscovered. While searching for the truth, he meets Su Ci, a wonderfully wise and resourceful young female detective. They have a strong connection as a group. Together with two other astute young investigators, they undertake an effort to uncover the scope of the plotting that has damaged the Imperial Palace.
31. The Investigator
Through the appearance of several significant players, such as Zhu Ya Wen, Wan Qian, Alina Zhang, Yuan Wen Kang, and Zhang Zi Jian, a series of ups and downs of the devotion of business investigators to expose commercial fraud and safeguard the integrity of the company are skillfully displayed.
A business researcher at the Ouxun Group who was falsely accused of AI plagiarism ten years ago is now Xia Dong (Zhu Ya Wen). Xia Dong’s condition had gotten worse because of the betrayal of his best buddy at the time, especially after his father passed away.
Xia Dong relocated from the main office in the US to the branch office in Shanghai to investigate the circumstances behind the incident that damaged his reputation. He encounters Jian Yan (Wan Qian), his schoolmate now employed as an investigator, in his new workplace.
Jian Yan’s family was devastated when she was 15 years old because her father was fired for allegedly stealing trade secrets. Since then, Jian Yan has set out to become a senior corporate investigator to bring those responsible for defrauding her father to justice. Jian Yan is sent to Shanghai after her success in discovering corruption cases in the Tokyo Department.
32. The Code of Siam
A man who walks the fine line between right & wrong is a cunning crook. He does, however, obey the law and fulfill his sentence. His ex-girlfriend, who also happens to be his fiercest opponent, gets into serious problems the day before her release, leaving him with little choice but to flee to save her.
The Golden Triangle, a region with a thriving drug trade, is where the story first begins. Xia Tian comes out on top in a life-or-death wager against a known drug lord. Interpol employee Zhang Li learns about Xia Tian’s crimes. She is the love of Xia Tian’s life and his ex-girlfriend. Despite being a cop and a bandit, the two were in love and enjoyed playing cat and mouse.
Arriving at the Golden Triangle are Zhang Li and her superior, Peter. In the melee, the drug boss is slain, and Xia Tian is apprehended for the crime. He is sentenced to prison in Myanmar but escapes a day before his term is up to save Zhang Li from certain death. Despite his success, Xia Tian learns that someone had planned his escape on purpose. Xia Tian and Zhang Li travel to Bangkok to start their investigation on Peter’s orders, where they run into several mysteries, including a missing plane, a long-awaited reunion, and a massive conspiracy.
33. Double Tap
Li Hui Yan is a police detective in Beijing who is always broke but is bright and lives with his teenage son in a modest, traditional neighborhood. He constantly tries to get money from his coworkers. Zhou You, a worker at a funeral home who is disturbed by his past, is occasionally contacted by the police for the removal of corpses to the morgue.
When he responds to a call to pick up a body one fateful day, he learns that a phony death certificate had deceived the police and that the dead man had been a murder victim. After becoming intrigued, Li Hui Yan questions Zhou You after realizing that the latter is an incredibly gifted detective in and of himself.
When two masked intruders kidnap one of his son’s schoolgirl classmates, Li Hui Yan’s inquiry takes him to a small, frigid hamlet in the north. The horrific murder of Zhou You’s father occurs at the same time. Zhou returns to the mysterious hometown of his father—the same town—on the trail of the murders.
34. Being a Hero
Three years ago, a heroin gang led by the mysterious “K” killed Wu Gang. His son Wu Zhen Feng accidentally destroys an undercover police investigation to exact retribution. He observes Chen Yu, a close buddy, being dismissed from the drugs squad. As Chen Yu relentlessly pursues Wu Zhen Feng, he intends to take matters into his own hands and board the bus to the border. The two almost become kidnapped while traveling. Wu Zhen Feng is saved and taken away by armed drug dealers while still separated, and there has been no word of him since.
After three years, Chen Yu has rejoined the drug enforcement division and is working on a case that he thinks is connected to Wu Zhen Feng. Wu Zhen Feng, also known as “Brother Feng,” is a murder suspect when the two ultimately cross paths again. Chen Yu sets out to uncover the truth behind all the plots and exonerate Wu Zhen Feng, ignoring his superiors, but he soon learns that Wu Zhen Feng’s reappearance has another reason. The two ex-best pals get started playing cat and mouse. Who can you believe, and who is telling the truth?
35. The Devotion of Suspect X
The 2017 Chinese mystery-thriller The Devotion of Suspect X is based on the Keigo Higashino book of the same name. Wang Kai, Zhang Luyi, and Ruby Lin are the stars of Alec Su’s second film, directed by him. On March 31, 2017, the movie opened in China and North America.
Shi Hong, a gifted math teacher who lives alone, enjoys the lively company of Chen Jing, a divorcee, and her young daughter despite their proximity. The incident quickly gets out of hand, and Fu Jian is killed when Chen Jing’s violent ex-husband Fu Jian shows up out of nowhere to extort money from Chen Jing and her kid.
Shi Hong offers to assist Chen Jing, and her daughter covers up the crime. Still, when Tang Chuan, an old classmate who now works as a police consultant, gets involved in the investigation, To protect his friend, Shi Hong is compelled to play a dangerous game of cat & mouse, which reveals the depths of his affection for Chen Jing and her daughter. After realizing he was caught on his terms, Tang Chuan resumes their mathematically-based friendship from their adolescent years.
36. Cambrian Period
An innocent, naive girl named Tang Ying wishes to start over by going to Nanzhan Bu Island (South Island) and working as a surrogate shopper when her acting career fails. But things are not as they seem. Many crime syndicates and gangs have expressed interest in investing on the island as a result of the popularity of the area, the tax-free environment, and the absence of visa requirements, as well as the simmering covert conflict between the gangs and the authorities.
Tang Ying accidentally gets involved in the conflict and meets two men on opposing sides: Jian Zi, a young murderer, and Li Yong Ji, the dashing police commissioner. Will Tang Ying survive in the presence of death, gangs, and several cases involving commerce on the black market?
37. In the Name of the Law
In cold blood, Xu Zhi Yi’s wife was murdered. As Xu Zhi Yi resisted arrest, the vice-captain of the crime investigation team perished while attempting to save him. This is the tale of two generations of prosecutors and one erroneous conviction.
Ge Da Jie and his captain Chou Mu, a criminal investigator, were under strict orders to solve the death of Liu Sha Sha’s case. According to all the available evidence, the offender is her husband, Xu Zhi Yi. His mother also thinks he is the murderer, according to Liu Sha Sha. Ge Da Jie becomes depressed over losing a friend and more adamant in his conviction that Xu Zhi Yi is the actual murderer when Chou Mu perishes while pursuing Xu Zhi Yi.
Because of personal interests, Chen Qian The suspicious thumbprints he discovers go unnoticed by him. Consequently, the court condemned Xu Zhi Yi to prison even though the prosecutor, Zou Xiong, had specific concerns about the case. Nobody knows that their actions are equivalent to a curse that affects two generations of people, though.
38. The Plough Department of Song Dynasty
The Northern Song Dynasty’s Emperor Zhen Zong established a particular organization to investigate some of the land’s most mysterious crimes. The bright young people who make up the Emperor’s “Plough Department” are endowed with magical abilities and go on crucial missions while functioning in complete secrecy.
Tai Sui (Xu Ke), raised in the country, never dreamed he would one day join such a select group, but when a crime takes place in his isolated region of the globe, he does. As a part of the Plough Department alongside Wu Yao Guang (Dai Lu Wa) & Liu Sui Feng (Zhang Yu Jian), Tai Sui assists in resolving several cases connected to a more significant underlying conspiracy.
The Plough Department sets out to determine the impossible and unravel the puzzles that ultimately relate to Tai Sui’s long-forgotten past, driven by their desire to learn the truth. “The Plough Department of Song Dynasty,” a 2019 historical fantasy drama directed by Chen Jia Lin, is a fantastic adventure.
39. My Roommate Is a Detective
In the middle of the 1920s, Qiao Chu Sheng (Zhang Yun Long), a bright young police officer, is looking for a ruthless yet cunning killer. He decides to put together an elite crime-fighting detective team after realizing that the police would need some additional assistance with this complex case.
He contacts Yu Gong Zi, a young man who just got home from studying in Great Britain (Hu Yi Tian). According to Qiao Chu Sheng, Yu Gong Zi has a brilliant mind and fantastic deduction skills and feels he can help solve this challenging case. To complete the squad, he recruits Bai You Ning (Xiao Yan), a dedicated young lady reporter for a daily newspaper.
She is a young, independent woman with a strong sense of justice who vows to assist in identifying the murderer. Can the trio solve the murder case in time to put things right and get the criminal offender? Zhang Wei Ke is the director of the 2020 Chinese drama series “My Roommate Is a Detective.”
40. Hot Blooded Detective
China is in upheaval between the final years of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) and the early years of the Republic of China (1912–1949). The forces of modernity and antiquity are beginning to converge, but there is an abundance of sorcerers, conjurers, necromancers, and other such practitioners throughout the country.
However, the majority of them are nothing more than charlatans and con artists. Enter the aspirant young police officer Kong Xue Li and the perceptive coroner Fang Dong. This team has evolved into myth-debunking hoax detectives, using their cunning and expertise in modern science to expose con artists for what they are and demonstrate that what many people incorrectly see as otherworldly spirits are con artists’ smoke-and-mirror stunts.
But the pair must pick up their crime-fighting efforts when what initially appears to be the forces of darkness attempt to terrorize and kill the citizens of a metropolis. When Kong Xue Li meets a spunky, stunning, no-nonsense restaurant owner, things get a little more exciting for him. Can this trio end the bloodshed and gruesome terror gripping the city?
41. My Supernatural Power
A narrative that centers on a detective working for the Nan Xing City Police Department’s significant crimes unit. He upholds the law one case at a time by resolving homicides and break-ins and taking down a drug production facility with a woman who possesses super memory.
Jing Chu is a competent young investigator. He is elevated to vice-captain of the enormous crimes division at Nan Xing city due to his continued success in solving complex cases, and he begins working with his new squad. He meets Yang Mian Mian, a young woman with a photographic memory, because of a murder case. He soon discovers that Mian Mian appears to have a close relation to his father’s unsolved death many years prior.
An idol girl group member and a well-known blogger both pass away simultaneously. Their demise was determined to be brought on by a pharmaceutical. The major crimes division finds a frightening conspiracy as they begin their inquiry, which could endanger their own lives.
42. The Silent Criminal
Sly thieves in a tranquil little village hatch a terrible scheme. They plan to steal a box carrying a deadly weapon that could grant its user devastating abilities. When they do, however, the priceless box turns out to be empty, and they are then unceremoniously killed.
Long Yao is high-born royalty who is also a fierce warrior, a master of martial arts, and a steadfast supporter of the rule of law. He chooses to go undercover to learn what happened to the weapon and the robbers who attempted to steal it.
He meets Shi Jing Yao, a lowly town investigator, as a result of his quest. Long Yao initially believes Shi Jing Yao was involved in the murders. But quickly understands that he is innocent and has the potential to be a powerful friend. Zhao Ge, an ambitious woman with powerful magical abilities, and Li Huang Wu, a formidable, self-styled warrior queen on a mission to revenge the death of her father, are both on the lookout for their versions of justice.
43. Legal Mavericks
Man Sun-Hop has faced harassment and hatred since he was blinded in an accident. But instead, his tenacity and perseverance have been so greatly strengthened that he has become a qualified barrister. In the legal profession, he has earned the title of “Blind Legal Knight” thanks to the sharp sensibility he has developed that goes beyond sight. Nobody is aware of his true nature, though. He is fortunate to have two friends he can always count on in private investigator Kuk Yat-Ha and mob-connected legal executive Chiu Ching-Mui.
The group is called the “Three Sword Fighters,” who challenge the mighty and are constantly prepared to pursue justice for the weak. Judge Wong Lai-Fan is intrigued by Sun-bold Hop’s style, which causes her to flirt with him blatantly. As a quartet, they face complex legal problems as their fate goes through turbulent transformations. The scenario becomes even more complicated as Man Gun-Ying, Sun-father, Hop, and Tai Tin-Yan, his ex-college girlfriend, reappear. Despite his legal expertise, Sun-Hop might need help to resolve the situation.
44. A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower
Zhong Meibao, the attractive proprietor of a coffee business, passes very abruptly in a condo in the Horizon Towers. The “Doll Murder Case” got its name because she died with doll-like makeup remaining on her face. The investigation reveals three suspects: security guard Xie Baoluo, architect Lin Dasen, and property manager Lin Mengyu. This case shocks the entire skyscraper. All three suspects had a close relationship with Zhong Meibao due to their admiration for her attractiveness.
The possibility of a love crime seems to be supported by all the evidence. But as the investigation continues, more information surfaces that shift the spotlight to Zhong Meibao’s complex and traumatic early life. Her stepfather, mother, younger brother, and foster mother were all named as suspects in the case. Who might be the murderer?
An electrical surge in the mortuary of a hospital shocks a stillborn infant, reviving her. The infant is taken in by Ken, a strange employee who covertly snaps photos of dead people in the morgue and is raised as his sister. The reborn girl, now known as Tess, can control electricity. She is not informed of the events surrounding her “birth” and assumes that she was mistakenly abandoned rather than dead. Tess learns about Ken’s shady images on her 16th birthday, which infuriates Ken, who then assaults her. Ken is killed by Tess once her power awakens.
Then Tess seeks out Lena O’Neill and an actress turned drama coach, who is also her biological mother. She wants to get closer to Lena by infiltrating her group of drama students because she is reluctant to immediately declare who she is. Tess confronts and murders Dr. Ince, the doctor who attempted to deliver her, as well as Lena’s agent Dory and student Gia as she gets more control over her abilities.
After some time, Detective Fox and the police connect Tess to the murders. Lena is astonished when Tess reveals who she is. Fox calls Lena to warn her of Tess’s true character, but Tess grabs hold of Lena and won’t let go because she doesn’t want to lose her mother again. When Fox comes, he shoots Tess to death.
46. Detective Chinatown
Four ladies who were best friends in high school describe unusual incidents with the god Brahma. One of the women leaps off a building and dies, prompting Lin Mo (Roy Chiu), Tang Ren’s apprentice, to team up with Sa Sha (Zhang Yishang), a rookie Thai police officer, to look into the incidents and the apparent suicide.
An investigation into Lin Mo’s background as a crime scene disguiser & his relationship with the enigmatic Ivy (Janine Chang), whom he meets while attempting to clean his name for a killing he did not do.
Entering the video game competition known as the Ghost’s Invitational, Noda Koji (Chen Zheyuan) and his four companions, Lu Qingqing, Shan Ben You Tai, Liu Feng, and Cheng Tianshun, face off in a death match when a mystery creature locks down the entire arena. The creature threatens to kill one of the players if they don’t solve his (the Ghost’s) own death within a set amount of time.
47. Kidnapping Game
A Chinese streaming television show, Kidnapping Game, debuted on iQiyi on June 2, 2020. Zhu Yawen, Gina Jin, Geng Le, and Liu Yijun are among the cast members under Zang Xichuan’s direction. It is an adaptation of the same-named detective thriller by Keigo Higashino. The Bad Kids follow it as the first drama in iQiyi’s Light On Theater.
Shen Hui unexpectedly divests himself of his ownership of a game cafe from Yu Hai. He meets Shen Hui’s illegitimate daughter Lu Jie by mistake, and the two decide to stage Lu Jie’s “kidnapping” as payback for the cruel businessman. After successfully recovering the ransom, the two break up despite falling in love. Days later, Lu Jie is discovered dead, and Yu Hai must determine who killed her.
Jiang Shuo is in the business of purchasing and reselling haunted homes. He meets Yuan Mu Qing, a warlord’s daughter, and Qin Yi Heng, a psychotherapist looking for his father. They team together to combat mysterious powers together.
Jiang Shuo has amnesia yet is knowledgeable about esoteric matters. When Jiang Shuo went missing a year ago, a letter was delivered to Qin Yi Heng that was sealed with the six-finger seal and contained a countdown to Jiang Shuo’s moment of death and proof of his father’s kidnapping. Qin Yi Heng is adamant about finding the one hint to help him find his father.
Jiang Shuo can access another individual’s mental time and space via Zhuyoushu. Jiang Shuo puts himself in danger every time he looks for clues that will lead him to the answers since he has a finite amount of time and is threatened by the protection mechanisms of a person’s psyche. Fortunately, he has the support of female police officers Yuan Mu Qing and Qin Yi Heng, both skilled fighters.
49. Insect Detective
Police are investigating a case involving a fatality specifically brought on by the bullet ant, a rare insect. Tan Jingtian, a graduate in insect toxicology, joins forces with forensic physician Jin Ling to work on the strange inquiry to defend his name. They learn the enigma surrounding their own identity as they delve deeper. To find the murderer, who has been hiding for a long time, they follow every lead with the assistance of police captain Chen Han and the other investigators.
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