Big list of Chinese films with English subtitles

Whether you call them films or movies

Check out an impressive compilation of Chinese films with English subtitles on YouTube.

A changing list

Some of the films in the list have been removed for a variety of reasons, but there are still lots there to work with.

Ways to use films for language learning

Queue up a film you want to see and listen closely to the Chinese being spoken. Beginner and intermediate learners may wish to read along in English. Advanced and functionally fluent learners: stop looking at those subtitles unless you hit something you don't know!

Stop the film any time when you come across some language byte that interests you. You can rewind and play again for many reasons, for example listening comprehension and accent improvement (if you speak back after the actors).

You can use films as a means to gain exposure to Chinese language and culture.

Teachers establish topic, take a break

Teachers can use these films as a launching point for discussion and plan lessons around the content.

You don't actually have to take a break but if you need one, this is a great way to do so while preparing the class for topic-based discussion.

#tdebbie2002 on YouTube

This list of free Chinese movies was compiled by YouTube user #tdebbie2002 and is an incredibly accessible resource for learners of all levels.

See all of #tdebbie2002's lists of films with English subtitles.