My asian cinema ranking

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1. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 54,282

2. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 7,549

3. 7 gwanggu (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.6
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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 »

Director: Ji-hoon Kim | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ji-ho Oh, Ye-ryeon Cha

Votes: 1,883

4. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 54,791 | Gross: $0.80M

5. Hwanghae (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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70 Metascore

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 »

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yun-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 14,040

6. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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64 Metascore

A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 43,382

7. Kokuhaku (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 29,297

8. Autoreiji (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryo Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 10,075

9. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.8
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67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-hyeok Lee, In-seo Kim

Votes: 83,097 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Air Doll (2009)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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64 Metascore

A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Stars: Doona Bae, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 4,608

11. Twin Dragons (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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54 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan, James Wong

Votes: 9,398 | Gross: $8.33M

12. Shin Kyûseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken - Kenshirô den (2008)

83 min | Animation, Action

6.9
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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 .

Director: Kôbun Shizuno | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yuriko Ishida, Romi Pak, Takeshi Aono

Votes: 206

13. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

156 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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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 »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Naoto Takenaka, Qyoko Kudo

Votes: 860

14. Kurôzu zero II (2009)

133 min | Action

7.3
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Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Nobuaki Kaneko

Votes: 3,601

15. Kurôzu zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 6,173

16. 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Muneyoshi Abiko

Votes: 1,446

17. Yip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 186,131

18. Double Vision (2002)

R | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

Director: Kuo-Fu Chen | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, David Morse, Rene Liu, Leon Dai

Votes: 2,270

19. Thirst (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-suk Kim, Ha-kyun Shin

Votes: 34,446 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Rupan Sansei vs Meitantei Conan (2009 TV Movie)

104 min | Animation, Mystery

6.8
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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.

Director: Hajime Kamegaki | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Minami Takayama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Wakana Yamazaki

Votes: 427

21. Eikyû kazoku (1997– )

28 min | Animation

6.5
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A TV family confined within a home/set is suddenly set free and ventures into the outside world for the first time.

Votes: 95

22. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 32,471 | Gross: $0.55M

23. Man jeuk (2008)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 2,411

24. Roujin Z (1991)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Chisa Yokoyama, Toni Barry, Shinji Ogawa, Allan Wenger

Votes: 1,619

25. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

Votes: 15,889 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Cú và chim se se (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.05M

27. On-Bak 2 (2008)

R | 98 min | Action

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 26,388 | Gross: $0.10M

28. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 41,819 | Gross: $1.54M

29. Sukai kurora (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

Votes: 4,783

30. Sae-yi yaeseu (2001)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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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 »

Director: Sung-Hong Kim | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sang-mi Choo, Ju-hyuk Kim, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 412

31. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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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 »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,142

32. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.6
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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.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

Votes: 26,282

33. Posutoman burusu (1997)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Action

7.5
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A postman is mistaken for a dangerous criminal by the police.

Director: SABU | Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Keisuke Horibe, Ren Osugi, Kyôko Tôyama

Votes: 1,446

34. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 95,983 | Gross: $15.09M

35. Moon to (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 4,203

36. PTU (2003)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong, Maggie Siu

Votes: 3,460

37. Kafuka: Inaka isha (2007)

21 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Surreal events occur when a hapless country doctor visits an ill boy one cold night.

Director: Koji Yamamura | Stars: Sensaku Shigeyama, Shigeru Shigeyama, Doji Shigeyama, Shime Shigeyama

Votes: 857

38. Atama-yama (2002)

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A sad rakugo of a stingy old man experiencing the unforeseen consequences of eating a few cherries whole, without throwing the pits away.

Director: Koji Yamamura | Stars: Takeharu Kunimoto, Bruno Metzger

Votes: 1,159

39. Shamo (2007)

105 min | Action

5.5
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After serving time for the murder of his parents, a fighter with a taste for violence enters the world of kickboxing.

Director: Pou-Soi Cheang | Stars: Shawn Yue, Annie Liu, Francis Ng, Masato

Votes: 593

40. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shôjirô Nishimi, Yûichirô Hayashi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

Votes: 22,715

41. Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 7,291 | Gross: $0.09M

42. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Juana Collignon

Votes: 92,860 | Gross: $52.08M

43. Bushi no ichibun (2006)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Tasogare Seibei (2002)

129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,297

45. Sword of the Stranger (2007)

Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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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.

Director: Masahiro Andô | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 11,580

46. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

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 »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,100 | Gross: $0.04M

47. Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku (2007)

PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 6,985

48. Dôwa meita senshi Windaria (1986)

100 min | Animation

7.2
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An ambitious young farmer becomes an agent in a pointless war between two nations, and tragedy ensues.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama | Stars: Tôru Furuya, Waka Kanda, Kyôko Ai, Catherine Battistone

Votes: 396

49. Gin-iro no kami no Agito (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: Keiichi Sugiyama | Stars: Ryô Katsuji, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Kotegawa, Masaru Hamaguchi

Votes: 3,890

50. San taam (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam, Kelly Lin

Votes: 5,965 | Gross: $0.00M

51. Wang Jiao ka men (1988)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Alex Man

Votes: 6,584 | Gross: $0.01M

52. Yee do hung gaan (2002)

100 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Chi-Leung Law | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Kar Yan Lam, Maggie Poon, Waise Lee

Votes: 1,484

53. Bio Hunter (1995 Video)

Unrated | 58 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

Director: Yûzô Satô | Stars: Matt McKenzie, Matt K. Miller, Sherry Lynn, Mike Reynolds

Votes: 708

54. Doggy Poo (2004)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.4
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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 »

Director: Oh-Sung Kwon | Stars: Fiona Stuart, Josh Smith, Anna Desmarais, Kate Yoon

Votes: 403

55. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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70 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 24,017 | Gross: $0.13M

56. Jibeuro (2002)

PG | 80 min | Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

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 »

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee | Stars: Seung-ho Yoo, Eul-boon Kim, Hyo-hee Dong, Kyung-hyun Min

Votes: 4,234 | Gross: $0.44M

57. Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)

131 min | Fantasy

6.2
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A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily

Votes: 928

58. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

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 »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 10,438

59. Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,686

60. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 139,941 | Gross: $13.76M

61. Guizi lai le (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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70 Metascore

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 »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 5,460 | Gross: $0.02M

62. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

3.6
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33 Metascore

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 »

Director: Hyung-rae Shim | Stars: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Craig Robinson

Votes: 22,110 | Gross: $10.98M

63. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)

R | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Animation, Action

6.7
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47 Metascore

Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.

Directors: Takuji Endo, Fumihiko Takayama | Stars: Katsuhiko Watabiki, Hiroaki Hirata, Atsuko Tanaka, Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi

Votes: 853

64. Xun qiang (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Wen Jiang, Gang Deng, Nina Huang Fan, Xiaoning Liu

Votes: 994

65. Battle of the Warriors (2006)

R | 133 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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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.

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Andy Lau, Sung-Ki Ahn, Zhiwen Wang, Bingbing Fan

Votes: 3,511

66. Dororo (2007)

139 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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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.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 2,353

67. Gedo senki (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 26,413 | Gross: $0.05M

68. Gwai wik (2006)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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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 »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Pou-Soi Cheang, Ekin Cheng, Lawrence Chou

Votes: 4,366

69. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

6.8
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An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takuji Endo, Hiroshi Hamazaki | Stars: Alistair Abell, Debi Mae West, Nolan North, Scott McNeil

Votes: 3,100

70. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Hie-jin Choi, Byeong-ok Kim

Votes: 19,868

71. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 52,877 | Gross: $0.88M

72. Hôrudo appu daun (2005)

96 min | Comedy

6.8
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Two robbers, three cops, a wanted criminal and a former priest's lives are intertwined when a bank heist goes wrong.

Director: SABU | Stars: Arata Furuta, Yûki Himura, Masatô Ibu, Ryôichi Inaba

Votes: 205

73. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 158,501 | Gross: $53.71M

74. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 229,525 | Gross: $128.08M

75. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 38,398 | Gross: $6.57M

76. Shin Kyûseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken - Yuria den (2007 Video)

65 min | Animation, Action

7.0
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Director: Hidehito Ueda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Takashi Ukaji, Yuriko Ishida, David Itô

Votes: 209

77. Mind Game (I) (2004)

103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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64 Metascore

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.

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Kôji Morimoto | Stars: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii, Seiko Takuma

Votes: 6,445

78. Shin kyûseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raô den - Jun'ai no shô (2006)

95 min | Animation, Action

6.9
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Director: Takahiro Imamura | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Takashi Ukaji, Ko Shibasaki, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 414

79. Trava: Fist Planet (2003 Video)

52 min | Animation

7.1
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Trava and Shinkai travel to finish surveying an unknown and possibly dangerous planet.

Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Takeshi Koike | Stars: Sie Kohinata, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Kanji Tsuda

Votes: 156

80. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 18,922 | Gross: $0.68M

81. Fong juk (2006)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam

Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $0.05M

82. Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,076

83. Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol (2005)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ha-kyun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Ha-ryong Lim

Votes: 5,569

84. Cheung foh (1999)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui, Roy Cheung

Votes: 4,085

85. Feng kuang de shi tou (2006)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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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 »

Director: Hao Ning | Stars: Tao Guo, Teddy Lin, Hua Liu, Gang Liu

Votes: 2,393

86. Sum muepuen (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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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 »

Director: Sananjit Bangsapan | Stars: Chatchai Plengpanich, Tanit Jitnukul, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Santisuk Promsiri

Votes: 130

87. Hard Luck Hero (2003)

79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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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 »

Director: SABU | Stars: Hiroshi Nagano, Yoshihiko Inohara, Gô Morita, Ken Miyake

Votes: 250

88. Nang Nak (1999)

100 min | Horror, Romance, War

6.6
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Mak goes home from war and lives together with his wife and baby happily until a friend decides to reveal a secret.

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Inthira Charoenpura, Winai Kraibutr, Manit Meekaewjaroen, Pramote Suksatit

Votes: 1,356

89. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 28,624

90. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 77,622 | Gross: $2.20M

91. Monday (I) (2000)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.4
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A simple funeral turns a man's world topsy turvy.

Director: SABU | Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Ren Osugi, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 1,896

92. Non-Stop (1996)

82 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.1
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: SABU | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Diamond Yukai, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Akaji Maro

Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.04M

93. Party 7 (2000)

104 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Keisuke Horibe, Yoshinori Okada, Akemi Kobayashi

Votes: 550

94. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 18,443

95. Getting Any? (1994)

108 min | Comedy

6.2
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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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Duncan, Moeko Ezawa, Taka Guadalcanal, Hakuryû

Votes: 2,220

96. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 8,392

97. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

Votes: 3,127

98. Yôkai daisensô (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,073

99. Biyeolhan geori (2006)

141 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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 »

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Ho-jin Chun, Namgoong Min, Bo-young Lee

Votes: 6,349

100. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

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 »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 59,444 | Gross: $0.21M