Remarkable Asian Movies

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1.
Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)
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A troubled boy who seeks escape becomes a man through a miraculous growth formula but encounters a new troubles when the formula won't quit.
Director: Teddy Chan
 
2.
Dragon Squad (2005)
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Interpol agents and gangsters battle in Hong Kong. (110 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
 
3.
Linger (2008)
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A woman is revisited by the ghost of her ex-boyfriend, three years after a car crash took his life. (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
4.
The Message (2009)
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1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government... (118 mins.)
 
5.
A World Without Thieves (2004)
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A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves. (113 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
6.
My Mother Is a Belly Dancer (2006)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Kung-Lok Lee
 
7.
Protégé (2007)
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A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money. (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Yee
 
8.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
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A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
9.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
10.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
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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
 
11.
A Simple Life (2011)
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After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home. (118 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
12.
Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks. (139 mins.)
Director: Teddy Chan
 
13.
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
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At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret. (105 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
14.
Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
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Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
15.
Driverless (2010)
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Director: Yang Zhang
 
16.
Sacrifice (2010)
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To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose entire clan was massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son; after the Zhao child grows up, the doctor becomes intent on seeking his vengeance. (122 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
17.
Dragon (2011)
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A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
 
18.
Flash Point (2007)
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A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger. (88 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
19.
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China. (133 mins.)
 
20.
Eros (2004)
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Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex. (104 mins.)
 
21.
Night Fishing (2011 Short Film)
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A fisherman becomes entangled in his line when he catches something unexpected. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
23.
If You Were Me (2003)
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Several of Korea's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Park Chan-wook (OLDBOY), explore the nature of discrimination in this provocative anthology. (110 mins.)
 
24.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
25.
A Boy Who Went to Heaven (2005)
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An orphaned boy falls in love with and writes anonymous letters a to 30-year old woman because she reminds him of his mother. (110 mins.)
Director: Tae-yeong Yun
 
26.
Crush and Blush (2008)
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An awkward and unpopular high school teacher tries to stop two of her colleagues from falling in love. (101 mins.)
Director: Kyoung-mi Lee
 
27.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
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Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter. (110 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
28.
Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (2011)
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In ancient China, a husband and wife, both of them retired superheroes, contend with the high cost of living, infertility, and other contemporary life issues. (100 mins.)
Director: Vincent Kok
 
29.
The Eye 2 (2004)
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After a failed suicide attempt, a pregnant woman gains the ability to see ghosts. (95 mins.)
 
30.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
31.
Three Times (2005)
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Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story. (132 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
32.
Look for a Star (2009)
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Inspired by the relationship between Stanly Ho and his fourth wife, Angela, it's a romantic comedy about a billonaire who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer. Rated PG (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
33.
If You Are the One (2008)
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Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend's betrayal... (130 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
34.
My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006)
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When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to protect her until her return. (115 mins.)
Director: Jin-gyu Cho
 
35.
Confession of Pain (2006)
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A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father. (110 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
36.
My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)
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The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters. (107 mins.)
Director: Jin-gyu Cho
 
37.
A Letter from Mars (2003)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Jeong-kwon Kim
 
38.
Scrap Heaven (2005)
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The lives of a young cop, a sanitation worker and a brooding pharmacist violently intersect on a bus that's hijacked by a suicidal political flunky, then cross paths again months later. (117 mins.)
Director: Sang-il Lee
 
39.
Green Tea (2003)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Yuan Zhang
 
40.
Goddess of Mercy (2003)
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The film has been made after a popular novel that is devoted to the everyday work of a drug police team... (110 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
41.
A Time to Love (2005)
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A love story that should not have happened. But the Great Cultural Revolution fathered it. As memorable as Romeo and Juliet... (113 mins.)
Director: Jianqi Huo
 
42.
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)
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A swindler falls in love with a potential target. (111 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
43.
Angel's Suitcase (2007 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Wei Zhao
Stars: Wei Zhao
 
44.
Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
45.
Painted Skin (2008)
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An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers. (103 mins.)
 
46.
So Close (2002)
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A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop. (111 mins.)
Director: Cory Yuen
 
47.
Aragami (2003)
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A raging god of battle and a master samurai duke it out in a series of sword fights in a remote temple. (78 mins.)
 
48.
Versus (2000)
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There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection. (119 mins.)
 
49.
Neck (2010)
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50.
Deng zhu ni hui lai (2010)
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A young man who is down on his luck is overjoyed when he is given a job working in the factory of a major medical company. He soon finds he was hired because he resembles the factory owners missing son. (89 mins.)
Director: Wing Kin Yip
 
51.
Lost on Journey (2010)
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A boss of a toy corporation, Chenggong Li, tries to head back to Chan Sar to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family. However, plans don't go as smoothly after he crosses paths with a stranger, Geng Niu. (91 mins.)
Director: Wai Man Yip
 
52.
Pairan (2001)
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
Director: Hye-sung Song
 
53.
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
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Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea... (124 mins.)
Director: Hae-sung Song
 
54.
Maundy Thursday (2006)
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A suicidal girl started to visit a convicted murderer awaiting execution every Thursday. (120 mins.)
Director: Hae-sung Song
 
55.
Oasis (2002)
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Jong-du, a young man just out of prison for manslaughter, is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately... (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
56.
Our Town (2007)
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Two killers are living in our town An ordinary small town is terrorized when local women are found brutally murdered and 'crucified' in public places... (112 mins.)
Director: Gil-young Jung
 
57.
Fly, Daddy, Fly (2006)
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Jang Ga-Pil is an ordinary middle-aged father. One day, he returns home to learn that his teenage daughter was assaulted by a group of guys at a karaoke bar. He then concocts a plan to stab the boy on his way to school. (112 mins.)
Director: Jong-tae Choi
 
58.
A Millionaire's First Love (2006)
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Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could... (116 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
 
59.
On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
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Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much... (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
60.
Holiday (2006)
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Petty criminals caught by brutal law. (122 mins.)
Director: Yun-ho Yang
 
61.
Crows Zero (2007)
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A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. (130 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
62.
Crows Zero II (2009)
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Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools. (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
63.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. (128 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
64.
Like a Dragon (2007)
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Cult Japanese director Takashi Miike draws inspiration from the popular Playstation 2 title Yakuza for... (110 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
65.
Bar Legend (2006)
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After living separate lives, three men try to reset their former turf that is now infested with gangsters to it's former glory . (94 mins.)
Director: Beom-gu Cho
 
66.
Gangster High (2006)
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A group of friends form a soccer team and call themselves "Tigers". The group gets into a fight seniors... (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
 
67.
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
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A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town... (121 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
68.
Crossing (2008)
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About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea. (107 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
 
69.
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
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After more than four hundred years of war between the Shinobi warriors of the Manjidani Koga and Tsubagakure Iga clans... (107 mins.)
Director: Ten Shimoyama
 
70.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
71.
Confessions (2010)
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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.)
 
72.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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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
 
73.
The Chaser (2008)
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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
 
74.
Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
75.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong