Although most Chinese Dramas have the story of a rich man who falls in love with a middle-class or poor girl. Here are our top Chinese romantic dramas that you can watch.
Some are still office romances and some are different.
1: A Little Thing Called First Love (2019):
This is a 2019 Chinese romantic drama and it is a comedy-drama that focuses on friendship. An ordinary girl falls in love with the most popular guy in the school. The girl is shifted to a new neighbourhood and joins a new school. She has a crush on the most popular boy in school who is not only good at studies but also at sports. She works hard in her studies to be close to him.
However, she does not confess her feelings directly as she thinks she is not pretty. The drama has 36 episodes. A Little Thing Called first Love cast includes Angel Zhao, Lai Kua-lin and Runze Wang. You can watch A Little Thing Called First Love with English subtitles here.
2: Delicious Destiny (2017):
Chinese drama Delicious Destiny is about two people who come close by destiny. This Chinese romantic drama is about Li Yu Zhe who is a famous chef and Song Jia Ming who is the director of a culinary show. When Jian Ming show is about to cancel, she gets the last chance to invite a man who never agrees to come but the man turns out to be Li Yu Zhe. She has helped him in the past and now it is his turn. They have lots of differences but soon start developing feelings for each other. Delicious Destiny with English subtitles is available here.
3: Skate into Love (2020):
This is a 2020 friendship comedy-drama. Two young people who belong to different professions start on the wrong track but soon develop a feeling for each other. One has a passion for skating and the other for hockey. The cast includes Zhang Xincheng and Janice Wu. This romantic Chinese drama has 40 episodes. Skate into Love with English subtitles is available here.
4: Unexpected (2018):
Unexpected is one of the Chinese romantic dramas that revolve around a manga artist who is stuck inside his own fantasy world (in his manga). In that world, he faces evil people and tries to turn them into good. He has to save the second female lead who is evil and turn her into a good person before returning to his world. This drama is a blend of the fantasy world and the real world just like Korean Drama W (Two worlds). You can watch Unexpected with English subtitles here.
5: Meteor Garden (2018):
Korean drama Boys Over Flower is adapted from this drama and both these dramas have the same storyline. The story is about a poor girl who gets admission to the most famous school. The story is about her struggle to fit in with wealthy people and also this is a story about love and friendship. It is one of the most popular Chinese romantic dramas and is also available on Netflix right now. You can also watch Meteor Garden with English subtitles here.
6: My Girlfriend is an Alien (2019):
My Girlfriend is an Alien is one of the best Chinese romantic dramas that is a blend of romance and fantasy. An alien girl Xiaoqi is stuck on earth. She saves a man who is injured after getting into an accident. She has a diamond-like thing in her necklace and she can only connect with her spacecraft through it. However, while saving the man, her diamond fell into his hand and she thinks she has lost it. Now she has to find that in order to go back. Mr. Feng is a rich CEO and he is the same man that Xiaoqi saved.
She inhales men’s hormones and is attracted to Feng right away they again meet and she comes to know that she has to be close to him in order to get back her necklace diamond. This is a fantasy romance Chinese drama and you can watch it here with English subtitles.
7: The Starry Night, The Starry Sea (2017):
This is one of the Chinese romantic dramas where you can find the love between humans and the Mermaid. It seems like the Korean Drama The Legend of Blue Sea but this time the man is the Mermaid. Shen Luo is an ordinary human who meets a man with extraordinary powers. The man turns out Mermaid who helps her, they fall in love with each other.
8: Our Glamourous Time (2018):
Our Glamourous Time (2018) is about two young people. Lin Qian has not had much success in her work but she is hard-working. She meets with Li who is a retired military officer and now CEO of a company. This drama is about love and the struggle to find success.
9: The First Half of My Life (2017):
The story revolves around a housewife who seems happy with her married life but her husband suddenly file for divorce. Then she realizes the problems. The drama is about the problems of married life and household problems. This is one of those Chinese romantic dramas that focuses on married life problems.
10: Nice to Meet You (2019):
Gao Jie always wants to become a Jewelry designer. She meets Yu Zhi and falls in love with him who is the owner of a Jewellery company. One of them prefers western styles of jewellery while the other prefers traditional designs. However, on the day of their wedding day, Goa Jie put an allegation on Yu Zhif of betraying and lying to him and the marriage is called off. Zhang Mingen and Jince Man are playing the lead in this romantic Chinese drama. You can watch Nice to Meet You with English subtitles here.
11: Memories of Love (2018):
This is the love story of a couple who separate their ways and meets again after 10 years. This is one of those Chinese romantic dramas whose story is from present to past. This is about a couple of Le Fei and Xin Chen who have changed in all these years. They meet again and find the same attraction. (Watch here)
12: The Interpreter(2016) :
Qiao Fei is a student who wants to become a translator. She has to work as a waitress to meet the expenses for her mother’s treatment. Destiny makes her meet a French translator who turns out her examiner. Many problems arise between them but her hard work makes the French translator fall in love with her. The drama has 42 episodes.
13: Love 020 (2016):
This is a 2016 drama and is one of the most famous Chinese romantic dramas. It is about two gaming experts who play a popular game online but they have never met each other in real life. They finally meet in real life and fall in love with each other and this makes many people jealous as they both are perfect for each other.
14: Here To Heart (2018):
Wen Nuan and Zhan Nan Xian move on after a bad breakup, but they both are not happy with their new partners. Nuan is passionate about her career, she quits her previous job and starts working under Zhan Nan Xian and they again fall for each other. This is an emotional Chinese romantic drama that has a mix of sad and happy emotions. (Watch here)
15: Granting You a Dreamlike Life (2018):
Lin Jing travels to Shanghai to know about her heritage. she finds a diary of an old woman. This diary reveals the love story of an actress and a man. This is also one of the Chinese romantic dramas where there is a blend of the events of the past and present. Lin Jing knows about her real identity through this diary too.
16: All Out Of Love (2018):
The story revolves around two step-siblings. They had a bad childhood so they always support each other. They both start developing feelings for each other but try to suppress their feelings. The story is about the true emotions of love and has many sad moments too.
17: Go Go Squid (2019):
This is a 2019 Chinese romantic drama. A singer fell in love with an engineer but she is too scared to approach him and hides her feelings. She is very outspoken in front of others, but in front of her crush, she becomes numb. This is a cute love story that you can watch here.
These are our top Chinese romantic dramas. How many you have watched yet?