My Favorites of Asian Cinema

.....so far, at least.

It's no secret that I love Asian cinema.

I remember when I was a kid I used to rent all kinds of Asian action movies, usually starring Jackie Chan, and since then I've seen all kinds of Asian films, ranging from thrillers to animated features to comedies to dramas to horror, and the list goes on. Whether it's Japanese films, Chinese films, Korean films, etc, I have rarely ever hated an Asian film I've seen. I have my least favorites like everybody else, of course, but compared to, say, American cinema, there are very few Asian films I truly despise. I usually find something to take away from even the more mindless ones.

Anyway, here are my favorites so far. Like all my other lists, I plan to update this one as frequently as I watch.......well, Asian films. The list isn't ranked, as it would take me forever to put them in order of preference.

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1.
Love Exposure (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist. (237 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
2.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
3.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
4.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
5.
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba." (115 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shiraishi
 
6.
High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
7.
Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts. (95 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Director's Cut ” - Abyss47
 
8.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
9.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
10.
Time and Tide (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
11.
Cold Fish (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation... (146 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
12.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
13.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
14.
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS... (159 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
15.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
16.
The Raid 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
17.
Perfect Blue (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
18.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
19.
Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Go-ni's nephew, Ham Dae-gil, enters the gambling underworld only to be used as a scapegoat in a deal gone wrong. Now he's planning his revenge by entering one big fatal game. (147 mins.)
 
20.
Memories of Matsuko (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life. (130 mins.)
 
21.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
22.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
 
23.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
24.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
25.
Time (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
26.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
27.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995). (90 mins.)
 
28.
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission. (118 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
29.
Brother (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
30.
School on Fire (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young schoolgirl gets involved in the triads of Hong Kong after a classmate is killed in a fight. (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
31.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
32.
On Your Mark (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost. (7 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
33.
Prison on Fire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside. (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
34.
Jumping (1984 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents. (7 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
35.
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
36.
Drug War (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
37.
Red Cliff (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
38.
Charisma (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty... (104 mins.)
 
39.
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
40.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
 
41.
On the Run (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his wife, also working for the the police, but in a different department, is being brutally murdered... (88 mins.)
Director: Alfred Cheung
 
42.
Fighting Madam (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A crimefighting organization called the Angels goes up against a drug-smuggling ring headed by a female kung-fu killer. (93 mins.)
 
43.
Running Out of Time (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates. (93 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
44.
Sonatine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. (94 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
45.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
 
46.
Themis (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
47.
New World (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Story about a conflict between the police and the mob through the eyes of an undercover cop. (134 mins.)
Director: Hoon-jung Park
 
48.
Cure (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
49.
Guilty of Romance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment... (144 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Director's Cut ” - Abyss47
 
50.
Fireworks (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
51.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
52.
Full Contact (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive. (96 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
53.
Strange Circus (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
54.
Crime Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple. (107 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
 
55.
Voices of a Distant Star (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission. (25 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
56.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner. (100 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
57.
Confessions (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
 
58.
Crows Zero II (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools. (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
59.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
60.
Tag (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she herself becomes less and less certain of who she is and what kind of a world she lives in. (85 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
61.
Moebius (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (89 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
62.
Paprika (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
63.
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling... (106 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
 
64.
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
65.
Assassination (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down. (140 mins.)
Director: Dong-hoon Choi
 
66.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
67.
Suicide Club (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides. (99 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
68.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (112 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
 
69.
New Police Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets. (123 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
70.
Ip Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
71.
Iron Monkey (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities. (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
72.
2LDK (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive! (70 mins.)
 
73.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
 
74.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
75.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens... (96 mins.)
 
76.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
77.
Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy. (88 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
 
78.
The Butterfly Murders (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer. (88 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
79.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. (118 mins.)
 
80.
Gen-X Cops (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means... (114 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan
 
81.
Porco Rosso (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
82.
Bedevilled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
83.
Who Am I? (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why. (120 mins.)
 
84.
Ip Man 3 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. (105 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
85.
The Big Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold... (98 mins.)
 
86.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
87.
Huo zhong (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When teens help a friend who's been forced into prostitution they upset some very dangerous people. With the help of a renegade cop a bloody war ensues with tragic consequences. (93 mins.)
Director: Lau Chan, Chin-Ku Lu
 
88.
Oasis (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her. (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
89.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
90.
Broken Down Film (1985 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A cowboy seeks to rescue, then woo, a damsel in distress. But he is constantly thwarted by the scratches, breaks, and other imperfections present in the film print itself. (6 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
91.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
 
92.
Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs. (90 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
93.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
 
94.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
95.
The Protector (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards. (111 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
 
96.
Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers. (110 mins.)
 
97.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
98.
Ip Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
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We're Going to Eat You (1980)
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A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals. (90 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
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Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim