My Asian Cinema Collection

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1. Goemon (2009)

128 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Takao Ohsawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Jun Kaname

Votes: 4,725

2. Suay Laak Sai (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Horror

A group of sexy nurses who harvest organs are haunted by the vengeful spirit of one of their dead patients.

Directors: Piraphan Laoyont, Thodsapol Siriwiwat | Stars: Chon Wachananon, Wichan Jarujinda, Chidjan Rujiphun, Kanya Rattapetch

Votes: 1,585

3. Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon (2011)

106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

So-yeun gets stuck with a Persian cat when its owner dies. From then on, she is haunted by a girl with green cat-like eyes.

Director: Seung-wook Byeon | Stars: Min-Young Park, Dong-wook Kim, Ye-ron Kim, Min-jae Kim

Votes: 957

4. The Coffin (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

Following the Thai custom to cheat death and rid oneself of bad luck, a man who lays in a coffin for an evening subsequently experiences a series of terrifying incidents.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Florence Faivre, Andrew Lin, Karen Mok

Votes: 556

5. 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: 10,667

6. Guan yun chang (2011)

109 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Stars: Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Li Sun, Bing Shao

Votes: 3,568

7. Hyultu (2011)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

After a battle between Joseon and Qing forces in Manchuria only three soldiers from Joseon survive. They take refuge in an abandoned inn. Soon it is clear that they have as much to fear from each other as from the Qing forces.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Hee-soon Park, Goo Jin, Chang-Seok Ko, Kap-su Kim

Votes: 202

8. Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

High school student Ling Xiaoyu is recruited by Anna Williams of G Corporation to transfer to Kyoto University and gather information on a student named Shin Kamiya.

Director: Yoichi Mori | Stars: Isshin Chiba, Unshô Ishizuka, Yuki Matsuoka, Mamoru Miyano

Votes: 4,789

9. 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: 6,860

10. Jian yu (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure

Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.

Directors: Chao-Bin Su, John Woo | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Xueqi Wang, Barbie Hsu

Votes: 6,648

11. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,302

12. Sien nui yau wan (2011)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror

Tax collector Ning, a clumsy and easily frightened man, doesn't have any money and decides to stay overnight in an abandoned temple. Little does he know that the temple is haunted. He meets... See full summary »

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Louis Koo, Yifei Liu, Shaoqun Yu, Kara Wai

Votes: 1,085

13. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (2005)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

73 Metascore

The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their ... See full summary »

Director: Byambasuren Davaa | Stars: Batchuluun Urjindorj, Buyandulam Daramdadi, Nansal Batchuluun, Nansalmaa Batchuluun

Votes: 2,623 | Gross: $0.14M

14. Babi buta yang ingin terbang (2008)

77 min | Drama

In "The Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly" you will find stories about disoriented identity, not knowing who you are, anxiety, uncertainty, the experience of being lost, told with a sense of humor... See full summary »

Director: Edwin | Stars: Joko Anwar, Clarine Baharrizki, Ladya Cheryl, Andhara Early

Votes: 189

15. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 6,727

16. Himalaya (1999)

108 min | Drama

73 Metascore

An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Valli, Michel Debats | Stars: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Wangel

Votes: 4,693 | Gross: $2.48M

17. Zibahkhana (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

On their way to a concert, a group of teens are diverted by a political protest, only to encounter a family of flesh-hungry psychopaths.

Director: Omar Khan | Stars: Kunwar Ali Roshan, Rooshanie Ejaz, Rubya Chaudhry, Haider Raza

Votes: 735

18. Dracula in Pakistan (1967)

Unrated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A rendition of the Dracula tale with many similarities to the British 1950s Dracula.

Director: Khwaja Sarfraz | Stars: Yasmeen Shaukat, Deeba Begum, Habibur Rehman, Asad Bukhari

Votes: 388

19. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 6,848 | Gross: $1.91M

20. Saawariya (2007)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

44 Metascore

Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji

Votes: 6,525 | Gross: $0.89M

21. Dang doi lai ming (1984)

R | 100 min | Action, War

Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, ... See full summary »

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cecilia Yip, Alex Man, Kien Shih

Votes: 547

22. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,783

23. Long de xin (1985)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally disabled brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Fruit Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Emily Chu, Hoi Mang

Votes: 3,312

24. Game of Death (1978)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger

Votes: 14,081

25. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa

Votes: 6,601 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Aota, Edison Chen

Votes: 3,100

27. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

34 Metascore

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen, Jason Chu

Votes: 2,078

28. Sham moh (2009)

94 min | Drama

A 23-year-old man looking to escape the burden of his alcoholic mother strikes up an illicit online relationship with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Director: Yuhang Ho | Stars: Kara Wai, Tien You Chui, Yasmin Ahmad, Azman Hassan

Votes: 271

29. Boon chui yan gaan (2006)

90 min | Drama, Romance

The melancholy Candy runs the Half Mortal, a trendy bar in Hong Kong. She hires Paul; Stella, a part-time employee who's a college student in psychology, trains him. He has a gift for ... See full summary »

Directors: Long Ching, Herman Yau | Stars: Bobo Chan, Lawrence Cheng, Kai-Chung Cheung, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 48

30. Li fa dian de nu er (2009)

76 min | Drama

A story about a careless mother and her lonely, insecure daughter. Eighteen year old Faye is always on the edge because of her mother's boyfriends. Her mother survives by running a beauty ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Lim | Stars: Fooi Mun Lai, Wen Haur Lam, Chua Thien See

Votes: 28

32. Woman on Fire Looks for Water (2009)

100 min | Drama

The story of Ah Fei, and his father Ah Kau. Ah Fei is in love with Lily, but she has a boyfriend. Ah Kau is dying, but visits an old lover, Ai Ling. A personal tale of love, longing, and ultimate forgiveness.

Director: Ming Jin Woo | Stars: Shun Yuan Chong, Fei Ling Foo, Hui Yee Gan, Chung Kok Keong

Votes: 67

33. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Votes: 26,634

34. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing (1983)

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

Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Sham, Richard Ng

Votes: 3,578

35. Fei lung mang jeung (1988)

TV-14 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.

Directors: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Pauline Yeung

Votes: 6,018

36. Lung hing foo dai (1986)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang | Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan, Lola Forner

Votes: 14,643

37. Gen-X Cops (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller, Comedy

The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the... See full summary »

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee, Grace Yip

Votes: 1,994

38. Zhan shen chuan shuo (1992)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Andy Lau, Kenny Bee, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung

Votes: 786

39. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy

Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 9,004

40. Sing si lip yan (1993)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto

Votes: 8,264

41. Zi yu feng bao (1999)

112 min | Action

Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total ... See full summary »

Director: Teddy Chan | Stars: Daniel Wu, Kwok-Leung Gan, Emil Chau, Josie Ho

Votes: 591

42. Bei zhu baba shangxue qu (1998)

90 min | Drama

Shiwa, the son of a poor Chinese farmer, is doing well at school. But when his mother dies and his sister leaves the house, he's the only one left to take care of his disabled father.

Director: Youchao Zhou | Stars: Eddie Eagle, Hualin Jiang, Danchen Yan, Qiang Zhao

Votes: 100

43. 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: 6,751

44. Cheung gong 7 hou (2008)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Yuqi Zhang, Jiao Xu, Lei Huang

Votes: 12,710 | Gross: $0.21M

45. Game of Death II (1981)

R | 86 min | Action, Mystery

While investigating his friend Chin Ku's (Hwang Jang Lee) death, martial artist Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is killed. His younger brother, Bobby Lo (Kim Tai Chung), investigates both deaths. His ... See full summary »

Directors: See-Yuen Ng, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Bruce Lee, Tae-jeong Kim, Jang Lee Hwang, Roy Horan

Votes: 2,461

46. Cai li fu (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Wai-Tak Lor, Ming-Sing Wong | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Wah Yuen, Tin Chiu Hung, Kane Kosugi

Votes: 441

47. Zan xian sheng yu zhao qian Hua (1978)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Beloved for its combination of thrilling combat choreography and hilarious physical comedy, the film tells the story of a humble cashier who discovers a plot to kill his small town mayor.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Casanova Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Chia Yung Liu

Votes: 969

48. San suk si gin (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama