The BEST iQiyi shows of all time

Every iQiyi show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every iQiyi show to compile this list of best shows!

Nirvana in Fire
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9.26
318 votes

#1 - Nirvana in Fire

The story revolves around a sickly man who vows to right the wrongs that he has faced. Equipped with an intellectual mind that sees no parallel, he moves to change the tide in a political struggle for power. Twelve years ago, General Lin and his men set off to war, but meet their end due to a conspiracy against them. Lin Shu (Zhang Zhe Han) who is the General's 17-year-old son barely survives the massacre and reemerges several years later as Mei Changsu (Hu Ge). He suffers from a terrible illness because of his near-death experience though it doesn't stop him from being a formidable character in Jianghu. He is the leader of the Jiangzuo Alliance and his presence has attracted the attention of Kings and royalty. The Langya Hall has touted him as a divine talent and stated that anyone who has his support can conquer the world.

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Story of Yanxi Palace
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8.40
129 votes

#2 - Story of Yanxi Palace

A story revolving around a palace maid with a plucky attitude, street smarts, and a good heart as she maneuvers the dangers in the palace to become a concubine of Emperor Qian Long. During the 6th year of the Qian Long's reign, Wei Ying Luo finds her way to the Forbidden City as a palace maid to investigate the truth behind her older sister's death. She vows to exact justice after learning that Hong Zhou is connected to the case. The kind and gentle Empress Xiao Xian Chun worries that Wei Ying Luo would tread on a path of no return, so she does everything in her power to help Ying Luo and to be her pillar of support. Under the Empress' guidance, Ying Luo becomes a female official and starts to let go of her hatred. However, the Empress dies an untimely death. Misunderstandings arise between Ying Luo and Emperor Qian Long yet they eventually learn to see eye to eye and to find comfort in each other inside the palace that is full of intrigue and conspiracy.

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IPartment
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8.36
128 votes

#3 - IPartment

In the two shared apartments in Shanghai, there are seven young men and women. In both apartments, there is a fun and warm story.

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Legend of Yun Xi
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8.26
31 votes

#4 - Legend of Yun Xi

Han Yun Xi is the daughter of an imperial physician who lost her mother when young, but maintains a cheerful and optimistic disposition. Yun Xi is naturally talented in medical science and proficient in traditional medicine, but suffers from the jealousy and avoidance of others. By a stroke of fate, she marries the Duke of Qin, Long Fei Ye, and becomes embroiled in the changing politics of the imperial court. Yun Xirelies on her high-level medical skills, wise, far-sighted brain, and compassionate heart to expel the poisons of a great official, get rid of secret agents for the Duke of Qin, eliminate the plague for the common citizens, and cure the crown prince’s strange illness. Yun Xi’s kindness as a doctor not only earns her the appreciation of the masses, but helps the Duke of Qin overcome many nefarious plots, including the rebellion of the Chu siblings. After a series of unfortunate accidents, her medical skills grow even more unparalleled and she even gains the admiration and adoration of the Duke of Qin. Both of them take fame lightly in favor of digging into the medical field. In the end, they leave the clamor of court intrigue behind them and go in seclusion in the mountains, living a happy life free from worldly cares. ~~ Based on the novel by Jie Mo

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Addicted
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8.17
238 votes

#5 - Addicted

Ever since he was young, Bai Luo Yin has been living with his careless father, Bai Han Qi and his grandmother. When he turned 16 years old, his biological mother Jiang Yuan is re-marrying, and her partner is the party’s high ranking official Gu Wei Ting. Because of his mother’s death, Gu Wei Ting’s son, Gu Hai, has been harboring a deep grudge towards his father. Due to the random hand of fate, the 2 brothers with wildly conflicting emotional backgrounds have been placed in the same class. With time, they slowly developed a different kind of feeling. Bai Luo Yin’s classmates, You Qi and Fa Xiao Yang Meng, have been instrumental in the relationship.

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The Bad Kids
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8.15
93 votes

#6 - The Bad Kids

A story that follows three children from a coastal town who unintentionally film a murder scene. As the kids become involved with the suspect, it opens up a case that is far more complicated than it looks and entraps several families into an unpredictable outcome.

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Love is Sweet
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7.80
45 votes

#7 - Love is Sweet

It follows the story of a girl named Jiang Jun who meets her close childhood friend, Ma Yuan Shuai, in the workplace—this time, however, not as an ally but as a rival...

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The Long Night
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7.75
46 votes

#8 - The Long Night

It was an open shut case with hundred of witnesses seeing the murder suspect trying to dispose of a body and a signed confession from the suspect himself. And yet when the case was ready for court, the prosecutor discovered that the case was not as it appeared. The murder was but a cover for another more shocking injustice. He spent ten years trying to uncover the truth, toiling away his youth, his career, his reputation, his family, and even his life.

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Arsenal Military Academy
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7.66
59 votes

#9 - Arsenal Military Academy

Xie Xiang disguises herself as a man in order to attend military school, where she and her classmates become embroiled in a series of tale-worthy events. After an academic career that wins her classmates’ and instructors’ respect, Xie sets out for China’s northeast to battle with Japanese forces that have rallied under a newly returned Chamber of Commerce president. As conspiracies and traps mount against her side, Xie will have to prove her valor in battle at last.

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With You
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7.56
25 votes

#10 - With You

When Geng Geng enters Zhen Hua High School, she is seated next to top student Yu Huai. While she's struggling with homework and exams, she suddenly also gets a new mom and younger brother. After entering Zhen Hua High School however, her lonely life comes to an end. With new friends on her side, especially Yu Huai, she lives through the three years till graduation. Suddenly after graduation, the boy she came to like disappears. When she meets Yu Huai again, will she choose the love she could never forget or will she choose Lu Xing He who pursued her all these years?

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Love Between Fairy and Devil
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7.37
44 votes

#11 - Love Between Fairy and Devil

An immortal girl from the Po Xin tribe had her tribe vanquished by the Demon Lord, Dongfang Qingcang. She was reborn ten thousand years later as a lowly immortal of the Heavenly Tribe, Xiao Lanhua (Little Orchid). Lan Hua unknowingly revived Dongfang Qingcang, her mortal enemy, who was trapped in the Hao Tian Tower. In order to regain his freedom, Dongfang Qingcang wants to sacrifice Xiao Lanhua's immortal soul to unleash the curse placed on his body. In the process, the heartless demon falls or the gentle and adorable young fairy...

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Lucky's First Love
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7.21
29 votes

#12 - Lucky's First Love

24-year-old “adorkable” homebody Xing Yun spends her days working for mobile gaming company TIG, dreaming of becoming a game designer. When the company announces an open audition for aspiring game managers, Xing is quick to sign up, but soon finds her ambitions put in check. The trouble is, the challenge involves designing a game with a love theme, something TIGs’ president Xia Ke is convinced a permanently-single person like her wouldn’t understand. Undismayed, Xing decides to try her luck at blind dating. Just then, Xia Ke unexpectedly realizes his love for her too.

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Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain
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7.13
31 votes

#13 - Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain

As the nine continents face a crisis, a young disciple joins the Spirit Blade sect and comes under the tutelage of a temperamental sage.

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My Roommate is a Detective
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6.79
24 votes

#14 - My Roommate is a Detective

After the 14th year of the Republic of China, Lu Yao, a playboy who returned from studying in the UK, was invited by Qiao Chusheng, the inspector of the patrol room, to be a detective consultant with his super-high IQ and reasoning ability. After that, the two joined hands with Bai Youning, a female reporter with a strong sense of justice. Formed a detective team and solved the seemingly bizarre murder cases, the legendary story of three people with different personalities sticking to justice and maintaining social stability in troubled times.

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The Lost Tomb
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6.11
83 votes

#15 - The Lost Tomb

Wu Xie is an antique shop owner who comes from a family of tomb raiders. As he continues the family trade with his team of tomb raiders, he finds lost treasures of the Warring States as well as the answers to the tragedies of his family’s past. With the help of his grandfather’s notes and his team – the quiet Zhang Qiling, the resourceful Pang Zi, the experienced Wu Sanxing, San Xing’s loyal helper Pan Zi, and the skillful Ah Ning – Wu Xie sets out to find the lost treasures as well as the people responsible for the massacre of his family.

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My Classmate From Far Far Away
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0.00
0 votes

#16 - My Classmate From Far Far Away

Xuan Mo is an ordinary high school girl till the day she was unexpectedly possessed by a female marshal from an alien civilization. Her outstanding ability amazes everyone around her. However, the highly intelligent female marshal has no clue how to act as a human being and has to learn everything from scratch. When her human life gets more enjoyable, someone discovers her secret...

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You Are My Hero
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0.00
0 votes

#17 - You Are My Hero

A story that follows Mi Ka, a new resident at the hospital who meets special ops agent Xing Ke Lei during an emergency rescue training organized by the SWAT team. From their initial hostility arising out of a misunderstanding, repeated encounters through several operations lead them to see each other in a new light. With the sudden onslaught of a deadly earthquake, Mi Ka and Xing Ke Lei were ordered to travel to the disaster-stricken area to help with rescue operations. Xing Ke Lei is touched by Mi Ka's selflessness. A nation in Africa is thrown into turmoil, putting Mi Ka and the rest of the medical team in a dangerous situation. At this time, Xing Ke Lei arrives to ensure everyone's safety. One a policeman and one a doctor, the two are able-bodied and willing to devote everything for the sake of others.

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My Unicorn Girl
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0.00
0 votes

#18 - My Unicorn Girl

Sang Tian is an aspiring figure skater. On the day she turns 18, she vows to her family that she will be accepted to the same university that her mother once attended. To get in, she must pass a test, which she – an exceptionally competent skater and student – expects to ace. However, things do not go according to plan for Sang Tian and she fails the exam. Undaunted, Sang Tian decides not to give up, and in desperation, she dresses as a male ice hockey player and joins in a trial match for the college team. She unexpectedly shines, and is selected as part of the men’s ice hockey program. Things get even more complicated for her when she realizes that Wen Bing, a young man she has crossed swords with in the past, is also part of the team. Worse still, she finds she must share a dormitory with him, and struggles to keep her true identity a secret.

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The Legend of White Snake
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0.00
0 votes

#19 - The Legend of White Snake

New adaptation of the classic folktale that tells the love story between an immortal and a human. The story is set in Hangzhou, then the capital of the Southern Song court, and is about a 1,000-year-old snake spirit that's transformed into a beautiful woman and falls in love with a young man. However, a Buddhist monk intervenes.

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Blueming
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0.00
0 votes

#20 - Blueming

Siwon Cha is popular among people where ever he goes. In his childhood, Siwon was teased by his younger sister that he’s ugly. Since then, Siwon put a great deal of effort to become handsome, and he has succeeded. Being in college now, Siwon did not doubt that he will be the most beloved person on the campus. However, there is a guy called Daun Hyeong, who has a perfect look, gets straight A’s, comes from a rich family, and even has a great personality.

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