We have putforth a list of some of the famous and best Chinese crime thriller dramas. The list also includes some of the best Chinese mystery thriller dramas as the genres are almost the same with a little bit of variation. Some of these dramas also include romance.
Here is a list of some of the best Crime thriller Chinese dramas.
9: Betrayed Love (2022):
It is one of the mystery Crime thriller Chinese dramas in which a wife who thinks that her husband loves her so much finds out about her husband’s cheating. Guan Xin is an ambitious woman who is the heir to a successful business. While she thinks that she is having a perfect life, on their 7th marriage anniversary she finds out that her husband is having an affair for quite a long time with her best friend.
This breaks Guan’s heart but in confrontation, she has a rift with her husband. Her husband who was already planning to kill her to take over the business by chance push her to the cliff. He thinks that now he can get what he wants but someone starts blackmailing him. There is one more mystery which later reveals that his wife is actually alive. The drama has 20 episodes. (Watch here)
8: Lover or Stranger (2021):
Love or Stranger is one of the Chinese Crime thriller dramas. The drama starts with an accident and a girl is shown in a coma. A man who seems his lover sits beside her. It is clear that the girl had injuries on her face so the doctors did surgery on her face. The man seems to be crazy in love with her. After the girl comes to her senses, the man tells her that they live together and bring her home.
It seems like the girl is not comfortable, though her memory is lost, she seems to be a different person. With the passage of time, the girl feels that the man has told so many lies and he did not know her much. She also comes to know that besides this man she had a boyfriend. She lost all trust and starts investigating her own about her past life. (the drama is slow and stretched) (Watch here)
7: When a Snail Falls in Love (2016):
It is one of the Chinese crime thriller dramas which is based on a novel of the same name. The story is focused on a crime branch leader Ji Bai and a new intern Xu Xu. They have to work together to solve a mysterious chain of crimes which seem related. Jai Bai seems like a stone heart man with no feelings and it seems like he does not like Xu Xu much in the beginning. Xu Xu terms their relationship as between a Snail and a lion. Gradually Xu Xu realizes that Jai Bai is actually a good man and they fell in love with each other. The Crime thriller romance Cdrama has 21 episodes. (Watch here)
6: Unexpected Falling (2022):
This is one of the best Chinese mystery thriller dramas. The drama is focused on the life of a young widow. With the death of her husband, her life becomes miserable. It later becomes more miserable when it reveals that her husband lot of debt in her name and now she has to return that debt. There is no proof that she was not involved in all that. With the passage of time, it also reveals that her husband was also involved in corruption.
People start chasing her for taking their money back. Her in-laws and Police are also after her because they think she is hiding all that money. A man appears in her life as a prosecutor but his identity is also mysterious. He claims to help her but he has some other motives. This Chinese mystery thriller drama has 38 episodes. (Watch here)
5: Burning Ice (2017):
It is one of the crime thriller Cdramas. It is a thrilling drama about a group of police officers who uncover a major smuggling operation while investigating a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. These crimes have a connection with famous Homicide cases in the past. The police start investigating whether these all crimes are done by the same person or these new crimes are the deeds of a copycat. As they get closer to the truth, they find themselves in danger from both the criminals and their own colleagues. The drama has 12 episodes. (Watch here)
4: The Bad Kids (2020):
A Chinese crime thriller drama that follows a group of teenagers in a small town who are linked to a series of gruesome murders. Teens have lots of issues in their lives. They have abusive parents, one of them has a drug addict father or they have different serious issues going on. They all meet and think about solving their issues. They are stuck in a series of crimes which they do not want to do or to survive they have to do it.
The story is told from multiple perspectives and focuses on the complex relationships between the characters as they try to solve the mystery. This Chinese mystery thriller drama has 12 episodes. It is one of the best Chinese mystery thriller dramas.
3: Day and Night (2017):
This drama tells the story of a detective who becomes a suspect in a serial killer case after his wife is murdered. The detective who was a police officer has a phobia of darkness. He starts working with a captain and a rookie. With the help of a forensic expert, he tries to clear his name and find the real killer. However, he has a hidden motive which is to clear his brother’s name who was associated with murders which he did not commit. It is one of the best Crime thriller Chinese dramas which has 32 episodes.
2: The Long Night (2020):
This drama follows a team of detectives who are investigating a series of murders that seem to be connected to a case from 12 years ago. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover corruption and conspiracy within the police force. Many people see a man murdering a man and it seems the case is about to close. The culprit himself confesses the crime.
However when the prosecutor delves deeper he comes to know this is just not that simple. The mysteries and secrets are not easy to reveal. The prosecutor spends his ten years to uncover the truth by risking his family and career. This Chinese mystery thriller drama is also known as ” Light on Series”. It is one of the crime thriller Chinese dramas which are adapted from a novel (The Long Night).
1: Love Me If You Dare (2015):
It is one of the best Chinese crime thriller dramas. The way the makers build up the story and make everything suspicious and secret is remarkable. The story starts with an interview and a girl Jenny enters a mysterious house to give an interview. It seems the owner is hiding many secrets. She gets the work but does not allow to roam around. Later it reveals that the owner Simon is a psychologist who is working on the case of a serial killer.
They both fell in love with each other but it is not so simple as Simon seems to have a dual personality. The makers maintained the suspense until the end and every episode gives you a chill down the spine. (It is one of my favourite Asian dramas). This Crime thriller romance Cdrama has 24 episodes. (Watch here)