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1. Sayonara (1957)

Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 4,785 | Gross: $26.30M

2. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.6
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In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.

Director: John Huston | Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 1,428

3. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 1,726 | Gross: $7.30M

4. Madama Butterfly (1975 TV Movie)

146 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage.

Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns

Votes: 85

5. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,876

6. Marco Polo (1982–1983)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

Votes: 918

7. Tai-Pan (1986)

R | 127 min | Adventure

5.5
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Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee

Votes: 1,359 | Gross: $4.01M

8. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 2,233 | Gross: $0.85M

9. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

Votes: 7,971 | Gross: $5.73M

10. M. Butterfly (1993)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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43 Metascore

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

Votes: 7,375 | Gross: $1.50M

11. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this... See full summary »

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong

Votes: 967 | Gross: $0.76M

12. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann

Votes: 14,096 | Gross: $22.42M

13. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 2,838 | Gross: $2.20M

14. Volshebnyy portret (1997)

77 min | Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Director: Gennadiy Vasilev | Stars: Sergey Shnyryov, Li Gao, Valentina Telichkina, Andrey Martynov

Votes: 44

15. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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44 Metascore

A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

Votes: 12,798 | Gross: $14.38M

16. Cypher (2002)

R | 95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber

Votes: 28,239

17. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 25,010 | Gross: $12.99M

18. Silk (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina

Votes: 10,048 | Gross: $1.10M

19. Marco Polo (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,256

20. Dârin wa gaikokujin (2010)

100 min | Comedy

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Set in the Tokyo area, an aspiring Japanese manga writer has a relationship with an American. They live together and they are happy but there is a problem with the relationship. The heroine must do something to heal the rift.

Director: Kazuaki Ue | Stars: Mao Inoue, Jonathan Sherr, Ryôko Kuninaka, Naho Toda

Votes: 408

21. My Wedding and Other Secrets (2011)

85 min | Romance

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The contemporary story of Chinese New Zealand-born over-achiever Emily Chu, raised to believe she can get anything she puts her mind to. Even if 'anything' is at odds with her traditional ... See full summary »

Director: Roseanne Liang | Stars: Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, John Barker, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 253

22. Careless Love (2012)

105 min | Drama

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CARELESS LOVE tells the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Nammi Le, Penny McNamee, Ivy Mak, David Field

Votes: 460