Asian movies I've watched

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1. Yip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 189,203

2. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 81,831 | Gross: $0.21M

3. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 56,098 | Gross: $0.80M

4. Jin yi wei (2010)

R | 114 min | Action, History, Thriller

50 Metascore

A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Votes: 6,752

5. Minyeo-neun goerowo (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyeon-sook Kim

Votes: 5,965

6. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 29,662

7. Biyeolhan geori (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small time thug collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his devotion to family.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Ho-jin Chun, Min Namkoong, Bo-young Lee

Votes: 6,600

8. Tin joek jau ching (1990)

87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from... See full summary »

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Andy Lau, Chien-Lien Wu, Kingman Cho, Joe Chu

Votes: 701

9. Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama

A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ji-seob So, Soo-hyun Hong, Hie-jin Jang, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 1,924

10. Yi ngoi (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

Director: Soi Cheang | Stars: Louis Koo, Richie Jen, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Michelle Ye

Votes: 2,505

11. Shi yue wei cheng (2009)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

Director: Teddy Chan | Stars: Xueqi Wang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu, Edison Wang

Votes: 6,861

12. Yan joi bin yuen (1999)

90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Five years ago, Shing, an outstanding trainee at the police academy, was hand-picked to go under cover in the Hung Hing triad. There, he became close friends with their toughest leader Fei ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok | Stars: Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Patrick Tam, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 289

13. Hak bak sam lam (2003)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.

Directors: Marco Mak, Jing Wong | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Jordan Chan, Raymond Ho-Yin Wong, Gillian Chung

Votes: 564

14. Seung sing (2006)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father-in-law.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Qi Shu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 2,318

15. 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: 6,390

16. 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: 3,773

17. Hak se wui (2005)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Siu-Fai Cheung

Votes: 8,224

18. Triad Election (2006)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 4,876 | Gross: $0.05M

19. To hok wai lung (1991)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Man Cheung, Dennis Chan

Votes: 2,707

20. To hok wai lung 2 (1992)

106 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

On the course of a case involving terrorists, Sing has been demoted to traffic duty. After feeling insulted being assigned to traffic duty, he quits the police force. Having no money left ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Athena Chu

Votes: 1,711

21. To hok wai lung 3: Lung gwoh gai nin (1993)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Bizarre Parody of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction by Hong Kong's slapstick king Wong Jing.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Man Cheung, Pak-Cheung Chan

Votes: 1,232

22. Sim-jang-i Ddwooin-da (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

One middle aged women is admitted to the hospital in a coma. Yeon-hee, who has been searching for a heart to transplant to her daughter, who has critical heart disease, is begging middle ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-geun Yoon | Stars: Yunjin Kim, Hae-il Park, Da-hye Jeong, Ha-Yeong Park

Votes: 197

23. Naam yi boon sik (2007)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Jing Wu

Votes: 2,531

Invisible Target

24. Jump (2009)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A farm girl (Kitty Zhang) with dreams of becoming a big time hip-hop martial arts star in the big city gets a job as a janitor at a local dance school.

Director: Stephen Fung | Stars: Daniel Wu, Yuqi Zhang, Sheung-ching Lee, Leon Jay Williams

Votes: 203

25. Ng yi taam jeung: Lui Lok juen (1991)

128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The first part of the Lee Rock trilogy which chronicles the rise and fall of the corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of. Rock enters Hong Kong as an immigrant from the ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Ah Mon | Stars: Andy Lau, Man Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Chingmy Yau

Votes: 539

26. Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong | Stars: Wei Zhao, Jiao Xu, Jaycee Chan, Rongguang Yu

Votes: 4,600

27. Donggabnaegi gwawoehagi (2003)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background.

Director: Kyeong-hyeong Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Sang-Woo Kwon, Il-seob Baek, Yoo Gong

Votes: 2,049

28. Koi no mon (2004)

114 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Suzuki Matsuo, Kiyoshirô Imawano

Votes: 480

29. Sit ting fung wan (2009)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Daniel Wu, Jingchu Zhang, Grace Huang, Louis Koo

Votes: 2,427

30. Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

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

This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu, Bill Tung

Votes: 16,688 | Gross: $15.32M

31. Moon to (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 4,266

32. Am faa (1998)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

Directors: Tat-Chi Yau, Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Siu, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 1,551

33. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 51,420 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Time and Tide (2000)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. He secretly fantasizes about living the good life in South America. ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui

Votes: 3,887 | Gross: $0.09M

35. Toki o kakeru shôjo (2010)

Not Rated | 122 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Masaaki Taniguchi | Stars: Riisa Naka, Akiyoshi Nakao, Munetaka Aoki, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 1,401

36. Cheung wong chi wong (2010)

118 min | Action, Thriller

Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi, Bingbing Li

Votes: 1,201

37. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 31,624

38. Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida (2004)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Hyuk Jang, Su-ro Kim, Ki-woo Lee

Votes: 6,040

39. San suk si gin (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 10,129

40. Beast Stalker (2008)

109 min | Action, Thriller

A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant Tang Fei (Nicholas Tse) was involved in a gunfight and car accident that put the criminal... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jingchu Zhang, Nick Cheung, Pu Miao

Votes: 1,647

41. Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles. Two young boys living in a refugee camp are doing their best living in these... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-jun Bae | Stars: Wan Lee, Chang-ui Song, Greena Park, Ki-young Lee

Votes: 119

42. Bo chi tung wah (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, Nick Cheung, Ye Liu

Votes: 1,638

43. Drunken Master (1978)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Votes: 29,816

44. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

74 Metascore

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui

Votes: 38,278 | Gross: $11.55M

45. For lung (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Centers on Captain Manfred who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice. He must solve a brutal murder to prove his partner's innocence and unearth the ... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Leon Lai, Richie Jen, Baoqiang Wang, Vivian Hsu

Votes: 874

46. Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.

Director: Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Pak-Cheung Chan, Fai-Hung Chan

Votes: 3,406

47. Initial D (2005)

TV-PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann | Stars: Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Jay Chou, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 6,271

Initial D

48. Poh wai ji wong (1994)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Ho Kam-An is a love struck dim-sum delivery boy who falls for a beautiful judo student. After being humiliated by her boyfriend, Ho Kam-An goes out and seeks the services of an aging ... See full summary »

Director: Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Christy Chung, Man-Tat Ng, Philip Chan

Votes: 1,876

Love on Delivery

49. San jaat si hing (2004)

94 min | Action

Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Edison Chen, Simon Yam, Gillian Chung

Votes: 231

Moving Targets

50. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min