My fave Asian Films

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1.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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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
 
2.
Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
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A glimpse at the lives of two petty criminals in Taipei. (124 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
3.
Hard Boiled (1992)
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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
 
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.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
8.
Drug War (2012)
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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
 
9.
The Suspect (2013)
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Dong-chul is the best field agent in North Korea until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, his revenge mission begin. (137 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won
 
10.
Fireworks (1997)
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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
 
11.
Sparrow (2008)
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A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong. (87 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
12.
Chungking Express (1994)
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Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
13.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
14.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
15.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
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A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
16.
The White Dragon (2004)
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A teenage girl is given the martial arts skills of The White Dragon. When she discovers that the famed assassin, Chicken Feathers, is planning to kill her beloved prince, she seeks to prevent him. (93 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
17.
Days of Being Wild (1990)
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Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute... (94 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
18.
The Grandmaster (2013)
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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. (130 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
19.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
20.
Breaking News (2004)
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When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown... (90 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
21.
New Police Story (2004)
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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
 
22.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
23.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
24.
Sheng Gang yi hao tong ji fan (1994)
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A Hong Kong cop is sent to mainland China to find a group of killers. Meanwhile, a cop discovers that his former love is aiding the gang of crooks. (92 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
 
25.
Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
26.
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
 
27.
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee -... (134 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
28.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
29.
The Duel (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After a long absence, a master swordsman of royal blood, Yeh Cool-son, returns to the emperor's palace to challenge Snow... (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
30.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
31.
Starry Starry Night (2011)
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Don McLean performs his classic folk/rock repertoire in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. In a one-of-a-kind celebratory performance, he is backed by an orchestra and joined onstage by Nanci Griffith for two songs. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Shuyu Lin
 
32.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
33.
Oldboy (2003)
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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
 
34.
Monga (2010)
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Set in 1980s Taiwan, after the end of military dictatorship, Monga centers around the troubled lives of five boys coming of age together... (140 mins.)
Director: Doze Niu
 
35.
Reign of Assassins (2010)
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Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk. (117 mins.)
Director: Chao-Bin Su
 
36.
The Banquet (2006)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
37.
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
 
38.
Cold Eyes (2013)
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A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers. (119 mins.)
 
39.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible... (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau
 
40.
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
 
41.
Flash Point (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger. (88 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
42.
Tai Chi Hero (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the... (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Fung
 
43.
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened... (141 mins.)
Director: Yoo Ha
 
44.
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
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Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Fung
 
45.
Memories of Murder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
46.
Commitment (2013)
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The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister. (113 mins.)
Director: Hong-soo Park
 
47.
A Hard Day (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event. (111 mins.)
Director: Seong-hoon Kim
 
48.
Dragon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
 
49.
Confession of Pain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father. (110 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
50.
The Killer (1989)
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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
 
51.
Secret Reunion (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A North Korean spy and a former South Korean agent form a tense partnership. (117 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
52.
Sunflower (2006)
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Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall. (116 mins.)
Director: Seok-beom Kang
 
53.
The Target (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An ER doctor teams up with an assassination target to rescue his wife, held hostage by corrupt criminals and, in the process, uncovers a conspiracy. (98 mins.)
Director: Chang
 
54.
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
 
55.
Confession of Murder (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography... (119 mins.)