You’ve got a Chinese movie coming out in the UK and you’re thinking: “What the hell is this?”
But the answer is “Oh, it’s free”.
That’s the message from the creators of the popular YouTube channel The Movie Channel, which lets users stream movies from all over the world to their computer screens.
The channel has amassed a whopping 13 million subscribers since its launch in May 2014, but it’s not just a British phenomenon.
In the US alone, the channel has a huge following, with more than 60 million views to date.
Now in its second year, The Movie Club has been voted the best channel on YouTube for 2018.
Here, we’ll take a look at the best Chinese films that have been released so far and how to stream them.
What is the best way to watch Chinese movies?
While there are many different ways to watch movies in the world, the easiest way to get your fix is to simply go to YouTube and search for a movie.
The search bar at the top of YouTube will let you search for movies from any country or region, as well as those from other countries.
For instance, a search for ‘Chinese’ on YouTube will bring up the search results for ‘Chinese Movies’ – this means you’ll find any movies released in China, or any movies that have a subtitle in Chinese.
Alternatively, you can browse by year and genre.
For example, if you search ‘Chinese’ you’ll see movies released between 2017 and 2019.
These include movies released by popular Chinese films, such as The Grandmaster, which starred Liu Si (Liu Si’s mother) and Liu Si’s brother.
You can also filter out content that has been banned from YouTube.
For this, you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the results page and select ‘Banned content’ from the menu at the bottom.
This option will let the user filter the list by categories, with the most popular videos coming first, followed by the most recent films released in the same genre.
You can then select which videos are your favourites and which ones you can’t.
Finally, you will need to watch a movie in the selected category for a set amount of time.
If you can do this, the movie will be shown on your screen for a few seconds, followed up by the next movie you search.
You’ll then be asked to choose whether or not to continue.
As you scroll through the options, you’re likely to be presented with a few options that are all similar, and it’s here where things get interesting.
As the search bar will tell you, there are two types of filters: ‘live’ and ‘streaming’.
You can either use ‘live’, which is what YouTube will show you when you search, or ‘stream’, which allows you to watch the movie on your computer screen as soon as it’s available in the streaming options.
You’re also able to filter the content by language, and if you can access your YouTube account via the My Account button on the top right, you should be able to browse the content of the selected genre.
For the first five months of the channel’s existence, it was solely available to users in the US, but now the channel is expanding to Australia, Germany, Canada, and the UK.
The UK’s The Movie Room also launched earlier this year, and The Movie Crew has been the channel in India since 2015.
If you have any suggestions for the best videos to watch, or if you’re wondering what to do if you’ve missed out on any of the channels above, leave us a comment below and we’ll try and help you out.