13 Romantic Chinese Dramas With Jealous & Possessive Male Leads

If you’ve been searching for your next binge-worthy obsession, look no further.

In this post, I’ve rounded up my all-time favorite romantic Chinese dramas with possessive male leads that will make your heart race with their intensity and leave you eagerly waiting for the next episode.

I’m talking about: heated glances, undeniable chemistry, fiery arguments, heart-melting smiles, and scorching looks of longing. 

The possessive alpha male leads in these Chinese dramas aren’t just easy on the eyes (read as: hotter than hot); they’re just as sizzling as they are protective. 

So, if you’re in the mood for an interesting Chinese drama with a dominant male lead who’s possessive and a storyline that will keep you hooked, get ready to find some amazing recommendations!

1. Be With You

In this drama, Qi Nian, a young cartoonist who’s really open and honest, wants to get close to a serious and proud professor named Ji Yan Xin. 

She believes that hanging out with Yan Xin could help her come up with cool ideas for her comics. 

And, by chance, Ji Yan Xin’s younger brother, Ji Si Qi, starts helping Qi Nian, and that brings them all closer and helps their friendship grow.

When Yan Xin falls, he falls hard, and this is a perfect Chinese drama to watch if you like a possessive male lead with smoldering looks that will absolutely make you weak in the knees. 

2. Well-Intended Love

To get a bone marrow transplant fast and keep acting, Xia Lin ends up contracting a fake marriage with Ling Yi Zhou, a big company boss – as he’s a match and he needs someone to show his grandparent. 

While Yi Zhou doesn’t like her too much at first, they eventually start living together, and it was so, so sweet. 

If you’ve been looking for a Chinese drama with a possessive male lead who gets intensely jealous, you’ll love this one – he even gets jealous of his childhood friend!

Also see: Top 19 Must-Watch Chinese Dramas with Fake Relationships

3. Love Between Fairy & Devil

A long time ago, Dongfang Qing Cang wanted power and became a heartless monster. 

He caused chaos with his army, and to stop him, the first God of War sacrificed herself and locked him up. 

But now, after 30,000 years, things start shaking up when a flower fairy named Orchid meets Dongfang Qing Cang, and big changes might happen again.

This is also another perfect must-watch romantic xianxia Cdrama with a possessive alpha male lead who absolutely stunned me. I honestly can’t recommend it enough! 

Related: 20 Romantic Wuxia & Xianxia Chinese Dramas to Watch With Friends

4. Sunshine of My Life

Tang Ming Xuan is a hardworking boss at Ming Yuan Fashion Group, and he’s super dedicated to his job and doesn’t want a relationship. 

Then, he meets Mo Fei, who loves embroidery and wants to study in Europe, and they become close but won’t change their plans. 

Mo Fei goes to Paris, and Tang Ming Xuan stays in China for work, and eventually, they get a chance to work together in Europe.

There were so many things to love about this Chinese drama, but one thing that stood out was how Ming Xuan became so feral when he realized the depth of his feelings for Mo Fei. 

5. Meteor Garden

In this high-school romance Chinese drama, Shan Cai, a regular girl, gets into a super fancy school and meets the F4 group, four rich and handsome guys. 

She’s not rich by any means, but she’s tough and stands up to them, especially Dao Ming Si. 

Despite their relentless pranks, she keeps going with help from Hua Ze Lei, and eventually, the guys see her strength and they become friends, leading to romance.

This is also another sweet Chinese drama with a dominant male lead who went from brooding bad boy to charming prince, and the transformation absolutely floored me. 

Also see: Top 26 Addictive Chinese High-School Dramas to Watch This Weekend

6. The Romance of Tiger and Rose

Chen Xiao Qian finally sells her TV show script, but the main guy in the story doesn’t want to play his part. 

So, she decides to make her script better, and one day, while she’s napping, something super weird happens: she gets sucked into her own story and becomes a not-so-important character, the Third Princess Chen Qian Qian. 

She figures out that in the script, her character is supposed to get killed by the main guy, Prince Han Shuo, in the third episode. 

But since she knows the story, she’s determined to stay alive and get back home, and this kicks off one of the most swoon-worthy romances I’ve seen in a Chinese drama. 

7. You Are My Destiny 

On a cruise to the Bahamas, two very different people, Jia Xin and Xi Yi, meet and their lives change. 

After some mix-ups, Jia Xin agrees to a marriage with Xi Yi due to family pressure and her pregnancy. 

But things get complicated, and Jia Xin goes to Hungary and then becomes a potter with her friend’s help. 

During this period, Xi Yi matures and deals with problems from his past, and eventually destiny brings them back together in Hungary, and it feels like they were never apart. 

Xi Yi is one of the most perfect male leads in a Chinese drama who gets possessive and jealous anyhow, and I absolutely loved it. 

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8. Perfect and Casual

Zhang Si Nian and Yun Shu’s paths crossed in an interesting way. 

Yun Shu, a statistics student, was financial issues due to her cousin’s betrayal, leaving her homeless. 

And, Zhang Si Nian, who was unusually open at the time, offered her a place to stay, but there was a condition: she had to pretend to be his girlfriend to please his grandfather.

Their arrangement brought them closer, and it was heartwarming to see them navigate their newfound emotions while living together. 

Si Nian is one of the coldest male leads I’ve had the pleasure of watching, and if you want a sweet and romantic Cdrama with a male lead who’s possessive and jealous, please check this drama out.

Related: 17 Breathtaking Romantic Chinese Dramas with Cold Male Leads

9. Accidentally In Love

Chen Qing Qing, from a rich family, runs away from her wedding to find love on her terms. 

She pretends to be a regular student at her parents’ college, where she meets Si Tu Feng, a famous singer. 

They argue a lot, but something deeper blooms between them, as Qing Qing seeks answers about her parents and a chance at real love.

This is also another must-watch romantic Cdrama with a jealous lead that literally made me laugh a good number of times. 

10. Mr. Bad

Nan Xing is an online writer who created a character based on her idol, Lu Zi Chen. 

The bad guy in her story is Xiao Wu Di, a sneaky martial artist, and one day, Nan Xing wishes for an “unforgettable love” at a Fairy pool. 

Surprisingly, Xiao Wu Di, the villain, pops up, and when she tries to hide, he tracks her down and forces her to look after him. 

The twist is that Nan Xing’s wish gives her a power: whenever she needs help, Xiao Wu Di magically appears next to her to grant her wish.

11. Hello Mr Gu

In this drama, a CEO, who doesn’t really like being around lots of people, ends up getting into a special kind of marriage with a girl who doesn’t have a lot of money. 

Even though they’re quite different and have some disagreements at first, they start to become really close and share their feelings with each other. 

As they spend more time together, they help each other feel better and eventually fall in love.

Needless to say, he absolutely falls in love with her and becomes feral whenever he sees a man so much as breathe near her. 

Also see: 20 Must-Watch Rich Boy & Poor Girl Chinese Dramas for Romance Lovers

12. You Are So Sweet

Xia Xiaoning is an ordinary girl with big dreams of becoming a voice actress. 

One day, she gets a job as an assistant to Gu Chenyu, who’s secretly a top talent in the dubbing industry, and even though they’re quite different, their interactions are full of funny moments. 

As Xia Xiaoning tries to make her mark at work, she meets Xie Fei after helping him with a dog, and this powerful CEO starts showing interest in her too. 

Meanwhile, Xia Xiaoning and Gu Chenyu put aside their differences and become closer, and I strongly feel this is a worthy contender if you like Chinese dramas about a jealous male lead who becomes possessive about the female lead. 

13. First Romance

Years ago, Yan Ke and Xiong Yi Fan were schoolmates, but Yan Ke had a secret crush on Xiong Yi Fan, which he never told her about.

Now, things have changed. Yan Ke is in college and is popular, charming, and talented at playing the piano, but despite his success, he feels empty.

Unexpectedly, Yan Ke’s path crosses with Xiong Yi Fan again, and this time, she becomes attracted to him. 

And, that’s a wrap!

In this post, I’ve covered some of my favorite Chinese dramas about jealous male leads and I have a good feeling that you’ll enjoy them as well.

Let me know in the comment section below if you’ve watched any other Cdrama with a possessive male lead that I missed – I always appreciate recommendations!

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Happy watching! 

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