Asian movies i like

by tommy berglund | created - 02 Feb 2011 | updated - 19 Dec 2015 | Public

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1. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 61,581

2. Aachi & Ssipak (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In a future where energy is made from fecal matter, the government rewards defecation with "juicybars". Small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang.

Director: Jo Beom-jin | Stars: Nicholas J. Ainsworth, Hyeon-yeong, Gyu-hwa Lee, Gyu-hyeong Lee

Votes: 1,434

3. Anata wo wasurenai (2007)

130 min | Drama

Journey of Military school graduate student Soo-hyun (Lee Taesung), who travels from Korea to japan for further Education. He meets Yuri (Makii). As both share similar interests in Music, ... See full summary »

Director: Junji Hanado | Stars: Junko Hamaguchi, Hideko Hara, Takatoshi Kaneko, Tae-Sung Lee

Votes: 96

4. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 151,912

5. Bijitâ Q (2001 Video)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 13,240

6. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 42,852 | Gross: $0.24M

7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 52,607 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly cruel and brutal means.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 60,786 | Gross: $0.21M

9. Densha otoko (2005)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

60 Metascore

The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »

Director: Shôsuke Murakami | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Miki Nakatani, Ryôko Kuninaka, Eita

Votes: 2,022

10. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 1,911

11. Mountain Patrol (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

77 Metascore

A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Duobujie, Lei Zhang, Liang Qi, Xueying Zhao

Votes: 4,259 | Gross: $0.14M

12. Nana (II) (2005)

113 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 3,094

13. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

146 min | Crime, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 6,884 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 422,811 | Gross: $0.71M

15. Chromartie High - The Movie (2005)

85 min | Comedy

A satire comedy of a misfit high school with punks, robots, gorillas and much more.

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Takamasa Suga, Ryûji Akiyama, Ruben Arvizu, Kai Atô

Votes: 338

16. Saam gaang yi (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-Hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 17,100 | Gross: $0.08M

17. 2LDK (2003)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

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!

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Maho Nonami, Eiko Koike, Daisuke Kizaki

Votes: 3,168

18. 46-okunen no koi (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy

A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Masanobu Andô, Shunsuke Kubozuka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 1,762

19. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

Votes: 12,098

20. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Romance

45 Metascore

The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Pawarith Monkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Casshern (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân). Theme song by Utada Hikaru.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asô, Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 12,612

22. Ci qing (2007)

94 min | Drama, Romance

When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, ... See full summary »

Director: Zero Chou | Stars: Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong, Kris Shen, Jay Shih

Votes: 1,747

23. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Hee-jin Choi, Byeong-ok Kim

Votes: 20,217

24. Guuzen nimo saiaku na shounen (2003)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Hidenori is a Japanese-Korean man with no sense of belonging, destination or education. He drifts around and meanders through life until a death reminds him of his heritage and so begins a journey to South Korea.

Director: Su-yeon Gu | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Mika Nakashima, Shin Yazawa, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 101

25. Hae anseon (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, War

At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high. PFC Kang and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Jeong-hak Kim, Ji-a Park, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 2,965

26. Jisatsu sâkuru (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

Votes: 16,473

27. Juyuso seubgyuksageun (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy

Four disaffected youths rob a gas station but find their plans complicated and sidetracked before the night is through.

Director: Sang-Jin Kim | Stars: Sung-Jae Lee, Oh-seong Yu, Seong-jin Kang, Ji-tae Yu

Votes: 3,832

28. Jom kha mung wej (2005)

118 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

The former corrupt police officer and necromancer Itti escapes from prison using black magic and Lieutenant Santi is assigned to chase him. Santi feels the supernatural powers of Itti and ... See full summary »

Director: Piyapan Choopetch | Stars: Akara Amarttayakul, Tom Dundee, Chatchai Plengpanich

Votes: 200

29. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

Director: Cheol-soo Jang | Stars: Yeong-hie Seo, Seong-won Ji, Min-ho Hwang, Min Je

Votes: 10,590

30. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 34,452 | Gross: $1.11M

31. Koroshiya 1 (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 46,365 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Kurôzu zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 6,357

33. Kurôzu zero II (2009)

133 min | Action

Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Nobuaki Kaneko

Votes: 3,751

34. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,118

35. Mushi-Shi: The Movie (2006)

131 min | Fantasy

A wandering mystical doctor passes through remote regions of Japan uncovering supernatural creatures called the Mushi and curing people of their effects.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nao Ohmori, Yû Aoi, Lily

Votes: 949

36. Quiet room ni yôkoso (2007)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Kankurô Kudô, Yû Aoi, Ryô

Votes: 620

37. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 98,880 | Gross: $11.05M

38. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

70 Metascore

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 24,254 | Gross: $0.13M

39. Waterboys (2001)

91 min | Comedy, Sport

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura, Kôen Kondô

Votes: 2,180

40. Ddukbang (2006)

94 min | Action, Crime

After living separate lives, three men try to reset their former turf that is now infested with gangsters to it's former glory .

Director: Beom-gu Cho | Stars: Hie-bong Jo, Mi-lyeong Jo, Seok-tae Ju, Su-hyeon Kim

Votes: 202

41. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 232,249 | Gross: $128.08M

42. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 160,408 | Gross: $53.71M

43. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 40,571 | Gross: $5.70M

44. Zebraman (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 2,974

45. Nain souruzu (2003)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them... See full summary »

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Ryûhei Matsuda, Genta Dairaku, Eita

Votes: 1,465

46. Boku tachi to chûzai san no 700 nichi sensô (2008)

110 min | Comedy

After one of their group is caught for speeding a group of trouble-making teenagers decide to prank the local police officer. It starts with simple speeding pranks but gradually moves to more elaborate and bizarre pranks.

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Kumiko Asô, Tamae Andô

Votes: 418

47. Boku wa imôto ni koi wo suru (2007)

122 min | Romance

It's a nice lovestory between sister and brother

Director: Hiroshi Ando | Stars: Jun Matsumoto, Nana Eikura, Yûta Hiraoka, Ayaka Komatsu

Votes: 439

48. Angulimala (2003)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Arhingsaka was born in India to a noble family. Despite his noble birth, his horoscope showed to be born under the sign of thieves, and thus was preordained for a wicked life. On his 16th ... See full summary »

Director: Sutape Tunnirut | Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Stella Malucchi, John Rattanaveroj, Kamron Gunatilaka

Votes: 79

50. Wai sing (2008)

96 min | Drama

Ling-Kit HO is just like one of many other students in Tin Shui Wai. However, he is a lot more hard-working than all the others as he wants to get away from this besieged city. Apart from ... See full synopsis »

Director: Lawrence Ah Mon | Stars: Cheuk-Kei Chan, Dada Chan, Soi Cheang, Jonathan Wing Hong Cheung

Votes: 128

51. Aoi haru (2001)

83 min | Drama

7.4