Watchlist: Asian dramas

by swbadgirlstar37 | created - 18 Oct 2012 | updated - 08 Oct 2016 | Public
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1. Mo li hua kai (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

Votes: 703

2. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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79 Metascore

Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Xiaodong Guo, Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui

Votes: 2,259 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 67,631 | Gross: $2.38M

4. Dr. Akagi (1998)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Akira Emoto, Kumiko Asô, Jacques Gamblin, Tomorô Taguchi

Votes: 1,284 | Gross: $0.07M

5. The Warrior (2001)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Sung-Ki Ahn, Jin-mo Ju, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 10,242

6. 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: 93,170 | Gross: $52.08M

7. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.

Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Joe Odagiri, Tomoka Kurotani, Erika Sawajiri

Votes: 11,352

8. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 66,268 | Gross: $24.62M

9. Dòng máu anh hùng (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In French ruled Vietnam in 1922, the French and Vietnamese officers plot to sniff out arch-rebel De Canh. But, Officer Cuong is disabused. He and De Canh's daughter, rebel Vo Thanh Thuy, ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, Thang Nguyen

Votes: 1,864

10. 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: 5,130 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Western

6.3
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55 Metascore

A nameless gunfighter arrives in a town ripped apart by rival gangs and, though courted by both to join, chooses his own path.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Kôichi Satô, Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 13,494 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Ye yan (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 6,072

13. Hong fen (1995)

115 min | Drama

6.9
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The film charts the fortunes of two women who loved each other as sisters, but whose paths diverge when the Revolution brings an end to their old way of life in the brothel.

Director: Shaohong Li | Stars: Ji Wang, Zhiwen Wang, Saifei He, Liwei Zhang

Votes: 117