Best Asian Movies

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1.
Rush Hour (1998)
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A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
2.
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam. (90 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
3.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
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After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. (91 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
4.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
5.
Laskar Pelangi (2008)
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In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra. (124 mins.)
Director: Riri Riza
 
6.
Ma-eum-i... (2006)
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A young boy steals a puppy for his younger sister's 6th birthday. (97 mins.)
Director: Eun-Hyung Park
 
7.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
8.
1911 (2011)
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A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty. (121 mins.)
 
9.
Shaolin (2011)
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After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. (131 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
10.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
11.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
12.
The Kite Runner (2007)
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After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (128 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
13.
Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
14.
Ip Man (2008)
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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
 
15.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
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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
 
16.
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters. (100 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
 
17.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
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A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her. (98 mins.)
Director: Chris Nahon
 
18.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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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
 
19.
The Flowers of War (2011)
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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
 
20.
I Not Stupid (2002)
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Story about life of 3 EM3's student in Singapore, who struggling with their education and personal life. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Neo
 
21.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
22.
100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)
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Ha-yeong is dumped by her boyfriend on the 100th day of their relationship, an important milestone for every couple... (95 mins.)
Director: Dong-yeob Shin
 
23.
Windstruck (2004)
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The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever. (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
24.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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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
 
25.
Fearless (2006)
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A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
26.
Hello Ghost (2010)
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A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away. (111 mins.)
Director: Young-Tak Kim
 
27.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
28.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
29.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
30.
I Not Stupid Too (2006)
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A comedy about the difficult relationships parents have with their children today. Set in Singapore's fast-paced society... (124 mins.)
Director: Jack Neo
 
31.
Sex Is Zero (2002)
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At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition... (96 mins.)
Director: JK Youn
 
32.
Initial D (2005)
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After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
33.
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
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A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. (109 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
34.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
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Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. (145 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
35.
OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
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A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake. (125 mins.)
Director: Umesh Shukla
 
36.
Talaash (2012)
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Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie. (140 mins.)
Director: Reema Kagti
 
37.
Crazy First Love (2003)
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A young student falls madly in love with a professor's daughter. Promised by the professor that he will... (108 mins.)
Director: Jong-rok Oh
 
38.
My Tutor Friend (2003)
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A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background. (110 mins.)
 
39.
You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)
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A group of close friends who attend a private school all have a debilitating crush on the sunny star pupil, Shen Jiayi. The only member of the group who claims not to is Ke Jingteng, but he ends up loving her as well. (109 mins.)
Director: Giddens Ko
 
40.
New World (2013)
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Story about a conflict between the police and the mob through the eyes of an undercover cop. (134 mins.)
Director: Hoon-jung Park
 
41.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
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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... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
42.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
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The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
43.
My Little Bride (2004)
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A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties. (115 mins.)
Director: Ho-joon Kim
 
44.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
45.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
46.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
47.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
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A story about love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Accused of murder and rape, her father's home is prison. (127 mins.)
Director: Lee Hwan-Kyung
 
48.
The Classic (2003)
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A college student finds a diary detailing a long-ago love triangle involving her mother, her future father, and his best friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
49.
A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. (92 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
 
50.
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
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A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. (105 mins.)
Director: Keanu Reeves
 
51.
My Girl and I (2005)
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Beautiful student Su-Eun prevents her fellow student Su-Ho to drown in the ocean. Su-Ho however, does not know who saved him... (95 mins.)
Director: Yun-su Jeon
 
52.
47 Ronin (2013)
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A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (128 mins.)
Director: Carl Rinsch
 
53.
The Raid 2 (2014)
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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. (150 mins.)
Director: Gareth Evans
 
54.
Stand by Me Doraemon (2014)
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What will happen to Nobita's life after Doraemon leaves? (95 mins.)
 
55.
PK (2014)
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A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. His childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter, and letting go. (153 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
56.
War of the Arrows (2011)
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian. (122 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
 
57.
Skiptrace (2016)
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A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal. (107 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin