My asian cinema rankingby Eccehom | created - 05 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Feb 2012 | Public
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3. 7 gwanggu (2011)
Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Something awaits 2,500 meters under the deep sea off the southern tip of Jeju Island...Directed by Kim Ji-hoon and produced by JK Youn, the sci-fi action thriller Sector 7 revolves around ... See full summary »
5. Hwanghae (2010)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money, but he doesn't hear from her since in 6 months. He plays ... See full summary »
6. The Chaser (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.
7. Kokuhaku (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
8. Autoreiji (2010)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
11. Twin Dragons (1992)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy
Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
Votes: 9,398 | Gross: $8.33M
83 min | Animation, Action
Ken is backstabbed by Shin (Fist of The South Star) who kidnapped his love, and claimed Kens powers to stop conflict . So Ken now almost dead , goes through the post apocalyptic wasteland to learn to fight for the innocent ,and reclaim his title as the legendary fighter .
13. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)
156 min | Adventure, Fantasy
It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by ... See full summary »
17. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
20. Rupan Sansei vs Meitantei Conan (2009 TV Movie)
104 min | Animation, Mystery
When a queen and prince in a hunting accident, it's up to Conan to solve the case, while in the meantime Lupin's got his eyes on the Queen's Crown.
21. Eikyû kazoku (1997– )
28 min | Animation
A TV family confined within a home/set is suddenly set free and ventures into the outside world for the first time.
24. Roujin Z (1991)
PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.
25. Chocolate (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,889 | Gross: $0.01M
26. Cú và chim se se (2007)
PG | 97 min | Drama
In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Sukai kurora (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.
30. Sae-yi yaeseu (2001)
104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After one year of marriage, things could not look better for Jeong-hyun and Yun-hie. In order to celebrate the publishing of Jeong-hyun's manuscript, the couple decide to take a winter ... See full summary »
31. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »
32. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror
Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.
34. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 95,983 | Gross: $15.09M
35. Moon to (2007)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
40. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)
PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.
41. Cure (1997)
111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.
Votes: 7,291 | Gross: $0.09M
42. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Votes: 92,860 | Gross: $52.08M
43. Bushi no ichibun (2006)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.
Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.02M
44. Tasogare Seibei (2002)
129 min | Drama, History
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
45. Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.
46. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,100 | Gross: $0.04M
47. Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku (2007)
PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.
49. Gin-iro no kami no Agito (2006)
Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »
51. Wang Jiao ka men (1988)
102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.
Votes: 6,584 | Gross: $0.01M
52. Yee do hung gaan (2002)
100 min | Crime, Horror, Romance
This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any... See full summary »
54. Doggy Poo (2004)
Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family
Once upon a time, a little doggy poo lived on the side of a road. He felt all alone in the world. He believed that nobody needed him for anything, and that he had no purpose in life. If ... See full summary »
55. The Warlords (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »
Votes: 24,017 | Gross: $0.13M
56. Jibeuro (2002)
PG | 80 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,234 | Gross: $0.44M
58. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »
59. Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.
60. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
R | 141 min | Drama, History, War
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Votes: 139,941 | Gross: $13.76M
61. Guizi lai le (2000)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »
Votes: 5,460 | Gross: $0.02M
62. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,110 | Gross: $10.98M
63. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
R | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Animation, Action
Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.
64. Xun qiang (2002)
PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.
65. Battle of the Warriors (2006)
R | 133 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
66. Dororo (2007)
139 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.
68. Gwai wik (2006)
R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »
69. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007 Video)
Unrated | 85 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.
70. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.
71. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 52,877 | Gross: $0.88M
74. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 229,525 | Gross: $128.08M
75. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Votes: 38,398 | Gross: $6.57M
77. Mind Game (I) (2004)
103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.
80. Nobody Knows (2004)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama
In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Votes: 18,922 | Gross: $0.68M
81. Fong juk (2006)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.
Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $0.05M
82. Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.
84. Cheung foh (1999)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.
85. Feng kuang de shi tou (2006)
98 min | Comedy, Crime
Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »
86. Sum muepuen (2005)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Tantai (Chatchai Plengpanich), a smart hit man is hired to silence some powerful godfathers who are linked to a business case. One of the major targets is Lheemeng (Nirooj Sirijanya), a big... See full summary »
87. Hard Luck Hero (2003)
79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of three pairs of characters involved one way or the other with the yakuza and a rigged boxing match and fleeing the thugs one way or the other. Filmed as a showcase of the ... See full summary »
90. The Host (2006)
R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Votes: 77,622 | Gross: $2.20M
92. Non-Stop (1996)
82 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.
Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.04M
93. Party 7 (2000)
104 min | Comedy
Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive ... See full summary »
94. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)
102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
95. Getting Any? (1994)
108 min | Comedy
Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.
96. Survive Style 5+ (2004)
120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.
97. Takeshis' (2005)
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.
98. Yôkai daisensô (2005)
PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.
99. Biyeolhan geori (2006)
141 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling ... See full summary »
100. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »
Votes: 59,444 | Gross: $0.21M