Best Asian Movies

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1.
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. (93 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
“ Amazing Kung Fu movie. The best weapon ever to be seen on film. ” - kph1992
 
2.
Ip Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ Donnie Yen's best movie. Great Story and action. ” - kph1992
 
3.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ One of my favorite thrillers and the first movie that got me into asian cinema. ” - kph1992
 
4.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (112 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
“ Another great Park film. Very touching and violent at the same time. ” - kph1992
 
5.
The Chaser (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ Great Serial Killer Korean movie ” - kph1992
 
6.
Death Note (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals. (126 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
“ One of my favorite recent Japanese movie. Great writing. ” - kph1992
 
7.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
“ A great romantic comedy. Breathtakingly good. ” - kph1992
 
8.
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened... (141 mins.)
Director: Yoo Ha
“ Another great Korean gangster movie ” - kph1992
 
9.
Zhong hua zhang fu (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all... (105 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ Great Old School Kung Fu Movie.

Crab Style!! ” - kph1992
 
10.
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of... (97 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Kung Fu movie with an interesting story! ” - kph1992
 
11.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
“ Jackie Chan's best movie, IMO. Great cop film with great stunts. ” - kph1992
 
12.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ One of the greatest action movies ever ” - kph1992
 
13.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Amazing Samurai movie. Toshiro MiFune is amazing. ” - kph1992
 
14.
Sanjuro (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Great Kurosaw samurai movie yet again. ” - kph1992
 
15.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ A surprisingly beautiful film. Great story, characters, and action. ” - kph1992
 
16.
Shinjuku Incident (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet. (119 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
“ Great power immigrant story. Jackie demonstrates his acting ability. Brutal movie too. ” - kph1992
 
17.
13 Assassins (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Great Miike film. Similar to 7 samurai. A must watch for any action film. ” - kph1992
 
18.
Memories of Murder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ The best serial killer movie I've ever seen. Amazing. ” - kph1992
 
19.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
“ My favorite War Movie. ” - kph1992
 
20.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ A extremely violent movie. ” - kph1992
 
21.
Breathless (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father. (130 mins.)
Director: Ik-joon Yang
“ One amazing Korean movie. A story about a gangster who starts to like a girl who lost her mother. It's about redemption for this gangster. Obscure, but amazing. ” - kph1992
 
22.
Departures (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ The best choice the academy could have maded. A great movie about a man who finds an odd job to provide. ” - kph1992
 
23.
Election (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society. (100 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Good gangster movie ” - kph1992
 
24.
Triad Election (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China. (92 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Better than Election. ” - kph1992
 
25.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ One of the best action movies ever made. Great from start to finish. ” - kph1992
 
26.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Even better than the Killer. A story about a man who tries to redeem himself to his younger brother, the cop. He tries to leave the mob, but keeps getting dragged back in. Amazing piece of cinema. John Woo and Chow Yun Fat deliver yet again. ” - kph1992
 
27.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Another great John Woo movie. Every actor plays his part perfectly. "The Asian Deer Hunter" ” - kph1992
 
28.
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L. (141 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
“ A good sequel to Death Note. ” - kph1992
 
29.
RoboGeisha (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
After receiving robotic implants, two sisters compete as assassins. (102 mins.)
Director: Noboru Iguchi
“ The most fun I have ever had watching a movie. One of the weirdest, but funniest movies I've seen. ” - kph1992
 
30.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Great Anime Movie. Very touching and good action. ” - kph1992
 
31.
Confessions (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
“ A very disturbing film about the murder of a younger girl. Japan does it again. ” - kph1992
 
32.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ Great Kung Fu Movie. Bruce Lee best movie. ” - kph1992
 
33.
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops. (93 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
“ Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Great ending. Awesome action. ” - kph1992
 
34.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ My favorite Jet Li movie. ” - kph1992
 
35.
The Prodigal Son (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately... (104 mins.)
“ One awesome kung fu movie. Sammo Hung and Biao Yuen kick ass. A must see for any kung fu fan. ” - kph1992
 
36.
Za jia xiao zi (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film. (92 mins.)
“ Sammo Hung and Biao Yuen kick more ass. A Kung Fu movie where Jump rope is the deadly weapon. ” - kph1992
 
37.
Zan xian sheng yu zhao qian Hua (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor. (95 mins.)
“ Another great Wing Chun movie. Sammo Hung with another movie! ” - kph1992
 
38.
Merantau (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations... (134 mins.)
Director: Gareth Evans
“ My first Malayasian movie. A kick ass movie with a touching story.

Must See for action fans. ” - kph1992
 
39.
Chocolate (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money. (110 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ Muay Thai movie. Awesome movie, but *beep* writing. Fight scenes are amazing. ” - kph1992
 
40.
The Rebel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers... (103 mins.)
Director: Charlie Nguyen
“ Great Vietnamese action movie. Johnny Nguyen is awesome! ” - kph1992
 
41.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. (108 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ Good sequal to Ip Man.

Introduces Darren to me and my friends. "Chinese Boxing" ” - kph1992
 
42.
Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Kurosawa Adaptation of McBeth. is one of my favorites. Ending will forever be etched into my brain. ” - kph1992
 
43.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
“ Great violent Korean movie. A Must watch. ” - kph1992
 
44.
A Touch of Zen (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks. (200 mins.)
Director: King Hu
“ Something about this movie was amazing. It's three kung fu movies in one and it has a spirtual message. The ending blew me away. Also, Sammo Hung is in it! ” - kph1992
 
45.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ The best Muay Thai movie. The only good one of the series; the rest are ass. Tony Jaa needs to do more like this again. ” - kph1992
 
46.
The Classic (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name... (127 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
“ Romantic movie. Directed by the guy who did My Sassy Girl. ” - kph1992
 
47.
Silmido (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung... (135 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
“ Violent Korean movie about North and South tensions. General trains men to kill the North Korean president but politics get in the way. ” - kph1992
 
48.
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness. (116 mins.)
Director: Hae-jun Lee
 
49.
The Flowers of War (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
50.
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war. (133 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Hyun Park
 
51.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
52.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)