Best of Asia

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1. Us and Them (2018)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

During the hectic chunyun period, 2 strangers traveling home meet on the train.

Director: Rene Liu | Stars: Boran Jing, Dongyu Zhou, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Zheming Qu

Votes: 1,839

2. Fallen Angels (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 21,901

3. Birdcage Inn (1998)

105 min | Drama

Streetwise Jin-a moves into a boarding house run by a small, close-knit family. But her unacceptable behavior threatens to destroy them all.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ji-eun Lee, Hae-eun Lee, Jae-mo Ahn, Hyeong-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,545

4. 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: 45,525 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Dream (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nayoung Lee, Mi-hee Chang, Tae-hyeon Kim

Votes: 3,431

6. Portrait of a Beauty (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.

Director: Yun-su Jeon | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeong-ho Kim, Nam-gil Kim, Ja-Hyeon Chu

Votes: 560

7. Cure (1997)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 8,917 | Gross: $0.09M

8. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 9,843

9. Pale Cocoon (2005)

23 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In the far future when the continuity of the history has been lost, humans live in an ever more deteriorating completely artificial and enclosed world. The sea and the sky have disappeared,... See full summary »

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Minako Kawashima, Nakao Michiosu, Hiroka Oyama, Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Votes: 952

10. Vibrator (2003)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Nao Ohmori, Riho Makise, Jun Murakami

Votes: 822

11. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

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.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 45,759 | Gross: $0.78M

12. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

96 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 15,922 | Gross: $0.14M

13. The Isle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jung Suh, Yoosuk Kim, Sung-hee Park, Jae-Hyun Cho

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Eol Lee, Ji-min Kwak, Yeo-reum Han, Hyun-min Kwon

Votes: 12,496

15. A Frozen Flower (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 3,386

16. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 54,289 | Gross: $0.60M

17. Method (2017)

82 min | Drama

Actor Jae-Ha (Park Sung-Woong) is cast for the two-man stage play "Unchain." Also cast for "Unchain" is idol star Young-Woo (Oh Seung-Hoon). Young-Woo is not enthused about appearing in the... See full summary »

Director: Eun-jin Pang | Stars: Sung-woong Park, Seung-ah Yoon, Seung-Hoon Oh

Votes: 443

18. Deiji (2006)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

About a tragic love triangle story involving young painter Hye-young, Interpol detective Jeong Woo, and professional hitman Park Yi.

Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Woo-sung Jung, Sung-Jae Lee, Sara Bernardo Aires

Votes: 5,477

19. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 83,499 | Gross: $2.01M

20. Amphetamine (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their ... See full summary »

Director: Scud | Stars: Byron Pang, Thomas Price, Winnie Leung, Linda So

Votes: 784

21. No Regret (2006)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving... See full summary »

Director: Hee-il Leesong | Stars: Nam-gil Kim, Young-hoon Lee, Hyeon-cheol Jo, Dong-wook Kim

Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.01M

22. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-Hyuk Lee, In-seo Kim

Votes: 96,026 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 65,414 | Gross: $0.21M

24. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 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: 467,029 | Gross: $0.71M

25. Himizu (2011)

129 min | Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 3,068

26. Pieta (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Min-soo Jo, Jung-Jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo, Eunjin Kang

Votes: 11,726 | Gross: $0.02M



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