Over the past few years, movie distributors have been upping the ante with a variety of Chinese New Year films to entertain movie-goers at the cinemas.

2019 is no different. With the festive season just around the corner, we’ve notice more CNY flicks slated to hit the big screen. Don’t know what to watch? We’ve compiled a handy list to help you out. You can thank us later 😉

1. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (你咪理, 我愛你)

  • Released Date: 31st January 2019
  • Movie cast: Eric Tsang, Teresa Mo Sun Kwan, Wong Cho-Lam, Ivana Wong

Since God created human based on his own image, the love story of thousands of men and women has been born. This movie is adapted from Broadway classic music drama ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’! It consists of 12 independent units which composed from different point of view of the individual, family and social to explore the timeless life issues – love!”

2. “Kung Hei Pat Poh (Missbehavior)” (恭喜八婆)

  • Released Date: 31st January 2019
  • Movie cast: Gigi Leung, Miriam Yeung, Dada Chan Ching, Isabel Chan, Chui Tien-you

The mobile chat group ‘Pat Poh (Nosy Bitches)’ consists of a tight-knit group of 6 ladies and 2 guys. A few unpleasant events happened over the course of time that turn these friends into strangers. Inspector May found out that Isabel was having an affair with her boyfriend. Rosalind became famous by publishing a book about her friend’s love secrets. However, when June finds herself in trouble, the former friends will have to set aside their differences to save their friend.

3. “The New King of Comedy” (新喜劇之王)

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Stephen Chow (周星馳), Wang Baoqiang (王寶強), Yao Chen (姚晨), Jelly Lin (林允)

Stephen Chow (周星馳) was originally slated to take on the producer role for “The New King of Comedy” (新喜劇之王). Fans were surprised to find out that the Hong Kong comedy actor became the director instead. The animated poster, released last November, depicts a crayon drawing of Snow White holding a folding stool – ready to do battle.

The first film that came out in 1999 was a box office hit. It remains to be seen if “The New King of Comedy” (新喜劇之王) will follow suit.


4. “The Knight Of Shadows: Between Yin And Yang” (神探蒲松龄)

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Jackie Chan, Ethan Juan, Elaine Zhong, Lin Po Hung, Lin Peng, Qiao Shan, Pan Changjiang, Yuen King Tan, Jerry Jiang

‘The Knight of Shadows’ is an action-fantasy epic that revolves around Songling, a demon hunter defending humanity from an inhuman invasion. When an evil force starts kidnapping village girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save as he teams up with police detective Fei and a group of friendly monsters.”

5. “A Journey Of Happiness” (玩轉全家福)

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Joyce Cheng, Lo Hoi-pang, Lin Min-Chen, A Niu, Alex Lam, Jerry Lamb

Siew and his family live in Hong Kong. When they arrived in Malaysia, they meet Cui-Fong, a tour guide who is a cunning schemer; Pumpkin BB, a local backpacker; Orchid, a hostel owner who look a lot like their mother. During their trip from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highland, these 3 people introduce Siew’s family to whole new experiences including intruding a local aboriginal village.”

6. “Amazing Spring” (大地回春)

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Cedric Loo, Sharon Yeung Pan Pan, Law Kar Ying, Jack Lim

In this modern society, the standard of living is constantly improving, and the disparity between the rich and the poor is growing. It’s as if they are living in 2 different worlds. Coupled with the development of technology and social networks, the poor are constantly marginalised, and wealthy people continue to flaunt their riches.”

7. “A Lifetime Treasure” (如珠如寶)

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Sammo Hung, Andrew Lam Man Chung, Lam Suet, Teddy Robin, Richard Ng, Leung Siu Lung

In a peaceful elderly home managed by retired doctor Master, with assistance from his long-time nurse Ching, lives a group of five retirees. Teddy is a former professional pickpocket, Fatty Crab is an ex-detective who now gets around in wheelchair, Uncle Lung is formerly a spy for the British secret service, Richard is a former professional swimmer who is still saddened by his son’s death at sea a few years ago, and Wai is an elegant Chinese opera actress who is now retired. Their peace is about to be shattered when Master’s old friend, the gangster Marvin, plans to take revenge on him.”

8. “Killer Not Stupid” (杀手不笨)

Chinese New Year Films

  • Released Date: 5th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Jay Shih, Nadow, Amber An, Gadrick Chin, Ryan Lian, Apple Chan, Lin Mei-Hsiu, Shin Lung

Hornet and Mark decide to end their careers as assassins with a final mission. Along the way, they meet their former classmate, Sha Bao, a drug lord’s god-daughter Talia, and her friend Ira from the Philippines. Things get complicated as they are each hunted by their own enemies. Action ramps up as they begin their hilarious adventure in Taiwan.”

9. “Integrity” (廉政风云)

  • Released Date: 14th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Sean Lau Ching Wan, Nick Cheung, Karena Lam, Alex Fong Chung-Sun

The multi-year ICAC investigation into the Lida Conglomerate is on the brink of collapse after the CEO’s disappearance and the whistleblower’s flight to England. To salvage the case, a top ICAC agent teams with a fellow investigator (who happens to be his estranged wife) and risks their lives to bring the witness back to Hong Kong.”

10. “Fall In Love At First Kiss” (一吻定情)

  • Released Date: 14th February 2019
  • Movie cast: Darren Wang, Lin Yun, Louis, Christopher Lee

Adapted from Japanese manga Mischievous Kiss (by Kaoru Tada), First Kiss tells of schoolgirl Yuan Xiang Qin falling hard for the new boy in school, Jiang Zhi Shu. Unfortunately, Zhi Shu is superior to Xiang Qin in every way – from his looks to his IQ. Undeterred, she decides to follow her feelings and confess her love for him.”

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