Asian films seen

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1.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
2.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
3.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
4.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
5.
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
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Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975... (99 mins.)
Director: Joan Chen
 
6.
Red Corner (1997)
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An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence. (122 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
7.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
8.
The Pillow Book (1996)
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A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher. (126 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
9.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
10.
The Ramen Girl (2008)
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An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master. (102 mins.)
 
11.
301/302 (1995)
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Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The... (100 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Park
 
12.
The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
13.
Lust, Caution (2007)
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During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
14.
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day... (111 mins.)
Director: Ping He
 
15.
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (1993)
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If money can't buy happiness, can it at least buy control over others? Xiang is hard-working, running a small sesame oil business... (105 mins.)
Director: Fei Xie
 
16.
The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
17.
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
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During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai. (185 mins.)
 
18.
The One (2001)
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A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One." (87 mins.)
Director: James Wong
 
19.
Wasabi (2001)
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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss... (94 mins.)
 
20.
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. (136 mins.)
 
21.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
22.
Bangkok Love Story (2007)
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An informant and a hit man (both men) end up passionately entwined after winding up together on the bad side of crimes lords. (109 mins.)
Director: Poj Arnon
 
23.
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age. (113 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
24.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
25.
Saving Face (2004)
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A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. (91 mins.)
Director: Alice Wu
 
26.
Shadow Magic (2000)
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Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology... (116 mins.)
Director: Ann Hu
 
27.
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
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Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
28.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
 
29.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
30.
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
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Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own. (113 mins.)
 
31.
The Painted Veil (2006)
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
32.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
33.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
34.
Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
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Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her. (88 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
35.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
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Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
36.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
37.
Secret Ballot (2001)
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A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success. (100 mins.)
Director: Babak Payami
 
38.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003 Documentary)
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When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind. (93 mins.)
 
39.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
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To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh. (98 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
40.
The Grudge (2004)
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An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
41.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
42.
Ponyo (2008)
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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. (101 mins.)
 
43.
Taboo (1999)
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The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad. (100 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
44.
Brokedown Palace (1999)
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Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
45.
Little Buddha (1993)
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Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad... (123 mins.)
 
46.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb