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22 Most Popular Chinese Dramas Of All Time

Are you looking for C-dramas to watch?

Chinese dramas are increasing their popularity worldwide and are known for their unique stories. The dramas are high quality with fantastic actors, incredible OSTs, mind-blowing twists, and stunning CGI.

Most Popular C-Dramas

Most Popular Chinese Dramas

From romantic ” Put Your Head On My Shoulder, historical “Story Of Yanxi Palace to fantasy ” The Untamed” C-dramas, here are the 22 most popular Chinese dramas to watch.

So let’s get started.

22. My Amazing Boyfriend (2016)

My Amazing Boyfriend
  • Genre: Romance, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 28
  • Watch On: VIKI, WeTV

A Quirky Romantic fantasy drama with a lot of romantic moments for you to fall in love. 

Xue Ling Qiao is a mutant who has been sleeping for centuries but is awakened by actress Tian Jing Zhi. Ling Qiao starts to live with her and both slowly start to get close which reveals a conspiracy from the past.

21. Love Me If You Dare (2015)

Love Me If You Dare

This Mystery thriller C-drama is one of a gem, The more episodes you watch this drama gives you even more mysteries.

Bo Jin Yan is a criminal psychologist who gets into the mind of notorious criminals to solve cases. Jian Yao is the new assistant who works directly under him and helps him solve the cases.

20. Love Is Sweet (2020)

Love Is Sweet
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 36
  • Watch On: VIKI

Jiang Jun is a double major and works in a philanthropy organization but things change when her father meets with an accident.

As per her father’s dying wish, she began working in an investment company where she meets her childhood friend Yuan Shuai who is now her rival. 

This is one of the best romantic C-drama to binge-watch. The lead’s chemistry is off the charts in this drama and especially their character development is fantastic in this drama. 

19. The Kings Avatar (2019)

The Kings Avatar

Esports/Gaming C-dramas hits different for a reason and if you ever dreamed of playing video games at a professional level then you need to watch this.

Ye Xiu is a god-tier player in the online multiplayer game “Glory” but due to unforeseen circumstances, he gets kicked out of his team.

Later he starts to work in an internet cafe and when the game launched its tenth sever he begins to play again thus beginning his journey.

18. Falling Into Your Smile (2021)

Falling Into Your Smile
  • Genre: Esports, Romance
  • Episodes: 31
  • Watch On: Netflix

If you are in on having good laughs with good chemistry between the leads then you should watch this drama.

Tong Yao is a gamer who is excited when she is recruited by a top gaming agency as she aims to break through the male-dominated gaming industry.

When the agency’s top team looks for a replacement Tong Yao is recommended but captain Lu Si Cheng doesn’t value her skills as a player. 

17. Eternal Love (2017)

Eternal Love
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Episodes: 58
  • Watch On: Netflix, VIKI

An Epic fantasy C-dramas showing the tragic fight between Fate, Love, and Tragedy which takes place in three lifetimes.

Nine-Tailed Fox Bai Qian is brought to become a disciple of God Of War Mo Yuan and a war breaks which results in Mo Yuan sacrificing himself to seal the demon lord.

Seventy thousand years later the seal begins to break and Bai Qian sacrifices herself. Later Bai Qian begins to live in mountains with no memory of the past and later meets a crown prince who resembles Mo Yuan. 

16. Reset (2022)

  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Episodes: 15
  • Watch On: Netflix

This C-Drama deals with time travel elements and will hook you till the end with its brilliantly written plot. 

Li Shi Qing is stuck on the same day in a never-ending loop where she dies in a bus accident.

Desperate to survive she drags in fellow passenger Xiao He Hyun and together they need the bus to arrive safely.

15. Go Ahead (2020)

Go Ahead
  • Genre: Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 46
  • Watch On: VIKI, WeTV

One of the best heartwarming Chinese Dramas out there. Every episode will you an adrenaline rush of emotions.

Due to their abnormal families, Ling Xiao’s elder brother, He Zi Qiu’s second brother, and sister Li Jian Jian who are unrelated by blood start to live as a family from childhood.

The drama explores compassion, indifference, self-esteem, fear, abandonment, adoption, cheerfulness, and depression. If you are feeling a little low then you need to watch Go Ahead.

14. You Are My Glory (2021)

You Are My Glory
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 32
  • Watch On: WeTV

The romance between a normal person and a popular celebrity isn’t new to drama fans but this drama takes a new approach and hooks us with its sizzling chemistry between leads, many heart-fluttering moments, and some quick humor too.

Yu Tu is an aerospace engineer and a gaming expert, One day he suddenly gets a call from Qiao Jing who’s a celebrity and currently is on verge of losing her endorsement deal because of a video leak.

Qiao Jing needs Yu Tu’s help to improve her gaming skills and they slowly start to grow towards each other.

13. Well Intended Love (2019)

Well Intended Love
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Watch On: Netflix

The plot of this drama is a bit cliche but overall chemistry between the leads and character developments isn’t to be missed.

Xia Lin is an actress who needs bone marrow transplantation and CEO Ling Yi Zhou offers her contract marriage for her surgery. Despite getting into a lot of controversies both find love.

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12. You Are My Hero (2021)

You Are My Hero
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 40
  • Watch On: VIKI

A light and heartwarming Chinese drama to watch. Where the plot opens up different side stories which make things interesting. 

Mi Ka is a graduating doctor who decides to participate in emergency rescue training where she meets captain Xing Lei of SWAT team. Together they go through medical and military situations and ultimately fall in love.

If you loved the Korean drama descendants of the sun then this Chinese drama will take you on a similar ride.

11. Accidentally In Love (2018)

Accidentally In Love
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 30
  • Watch On: Netflix

A Cute, Funny and Romantic Chinese drama.

Chen Qing Qing is a rich heiress who flees the town on her wedding day to avoid marriage.

After changing her appearance, she enrolls in college and one of her classmates happens to be a popular singer Si Tu Feng who knows her real identity. 

10. Love And Redemption (2020)

Love And Redemption
  • Genre: Historical, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 59
  • Watch On: WeTV, VIKI

A true treasure for xianxia romance fans and all the credits goes to artists. The plot is a little complex but hooks in perfectly for curious watchers. 

Chu Xuan Ji is the daughter of a sect leader who’s sent to a tournament, There she meets Yu Si Feng and they become close to each other.

Yu Si Feng is forced to wear a mask for breaking rules. Four years later their fates intertwine with each other involving the three realms. 

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9. Go Go Squid (2019)

Go Go Squid
  • Genre: Esports, Romance
  • Episodes: 41
  • Watch On: VIKI, WeTV

Go Go Squid is set in the world of professional esports which accurately shows their struggles and achievements. The characters are well written and will inspire you to fulfill your dreams. 

Han Shang Yan is a legend in esports and has suddenly taken retirement to form his esports team known as club K&K.

When things go south for the K&K club Shang Yan goes to an internet cafe to relieve his stress and there she meets popular online singer Tong Nian who falls for him at first sight.

8. Story Of Yanxi Palace (2018)

Story Of Yanxi Palace
  • Genre: Historical, Romance
  • Episodes: 70
  • Watch On: VIKI, WeTV

Even with 70 episodes, you are bound to crave more as you finish with thrilling plotlines to hook you from start to finish.

Set in the 18th century during the 6th year of the Qianlong emperor.

Wei Ying Luo enters the forbidden city in hopes of finding the truth about her sister’s rape and murder. On her way, she becomes in favor of empress Fuca who helps in her investigation.

7. Meteor Garden (2018)

Meteor Garden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 50
  • Watch On: Netflix

Adapted from the Japanese Manga “Hana Yori Dango” and is remade into dramas by several countries because of its beautiful plotline and likable characters.

Shan Cai hails from a poor family, Due to her good deeds she was accepted into a wealthy school that is known for bullying by the notorious gang “F4”.

6. The Untamed (2019)

The Untamed
  • Genre: Historical, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 50
  • Watch On: Netflix

This fantasy drama is an absolute must-watch. From its stunning CGI, interesting plot, and thrilling action this drama has it all.

Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji are marital artists and best friends. When the world faces threat both decide to step in and Lan Wang Ji losses his life.

Sixteen years later Wang Ji is resurrected and reunites with Wu Xian to solve mysteries of past and present.

5. My Girlfriend Is An Alien (2019)

My Girlfriend Is An Alien
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 28
  • Watch On: WeTv

Want some fantasy themed romance C-dramas with perfect portrayal of comedy and romance? Then this drama will the spot. 

Chen Xiao Xi is an alien from Cape Town planet and stayed on earth to find her signal to return. Fang Leng is her boss and has heterosexual amnesia. Both fall in love eventually and now Xiao Xi must decide stay with her love or return home. 

4. Nirvana In Fire (2015)

Nirvana In Fire
  • Genre: Historical
  • Episodes: 54
  • Watch On: VIKI

Great Emperor Liang orders the execution of his brother-in-law Marshal Lin Xie and his family along with his soldiers.

Lin Shu the son of Lin Xie is the only survivor and changes his identity to Mei Chang Su, Twelve years later Mei Chang returns to the capital to assist the unfavoured son of the emperor Prince Jing.

This c-drama was widely popular among fans for its story and mind-blowing screenplay. If you Love historical dramas with War then you need to watch this drama.

3. Put Your Head On My Shoulder (2019)

Put Your Head On My Shoulder
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 24
  • Watch On: Netflix

Tried watching romance c-dramas that don’t make your heart pound? Then you need to watch this drama. The drama has a lot of cute and bubbly moments with the right emotions.

Situ Mo is about to graduate and always had trouble deciding on important matters but things change when physics major Gu Weiyi enters her life and her heart.

2. A Love So Beautiful (2017)

A Love So Beautiful
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 23
  • Watch On: Netflix

If you didn’t hear about this Chinese drama and the hype surrounding it then you might be living under a rock. This drama won’t disappoint you.

Chen Xiao Xi always had on her neighbor and classmate Jiang Chen who’s also the top student in school. Together with her friends, Xiao Xi embarks on a journey from school life to adult life.

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1. Love O2O (2016)

Love O2O
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 30
  • Watch On: Netflix

A feel-good romantic drama that’s blended perfectly with the esports genre. Warning the main leads in this drama are too adorable and you might get addicted.

Xiao Nai is a popular student on the campus and is a gaming expert when he meets CS major Bei Wei Wei is falls in love immediately. Xiao Nai must use his skills to capture her in both real and virtual life.


So this ends our list of most popular Chinese dramas of all time. The Dramas mentioned in this list are ranked according to their popularity and average ratings which means you have to keep them on your watchlist.

Which C-drama from this list is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.