Vietnamese movies to buy

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1. Nuoc (2014)

98 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect of her husband's murder.

Director: Minh Nguyen-Vo | Stars: Quynh Hoa, Quy Binh, Kim Long Thach, Hoang Tran Minh Duc

Votes: 102

2. Adrift (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

A young newlywed couple in Hanoi begin to experiment with their sexual desires.

Director: Bui Thac Chuyên | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Linh Dan Pham, Duy Khoa Nguyen, Johnny Nguyen

Votes: 249

3. Bi, dung so! (2010)

91 min | Drama

In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being... See full summary »

Director: Dang Di Phan | Stars: Thanh Minh Phan, Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen, Ha Phong Nguyen, Thuy Hoa

Votes: 333

4. Cha và con và... (2015)

102 min | Drama

It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Di Phan | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Ha Phong Nguyen, Cong Hoang Le, The Vinh Truong

Votes: 249

5. Sword of the Assassin (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Huynh Dong, Midu, Khuong Ngoc, Minh Thuan

Votes: 680

6. Hat mua roi bao lâu (2005)

114 min | Drama

A gorgeous young woman endures the wrath of her strict family and fellow villagers when she becomes pregnant out of wedlock and refuses to name the father. 17 years later, her son strives ... See full summary »

Directors: Minh Phuong Doan, Thanh Nghia Doan | Stars: Truong Ngoc Anh, Nguyen manh Thang, Truong huu Quy, Tran Minh Thanh

Votes: 70

7. Chung Cu Ma (2014)

115 min | Comedy, Horror

When moving to a new apartment, a mother and her 5-year-old son keep being haunted by an angry ghost hiding in a music box.

Director: Van M. Pham | Stars: Phuong Mai, Su Quang, Hoang Phuc Nguyen, Chi Pu

Votes: 60

8. Clash (2009)

R | 90 min | Action

Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter. She hires several mercenaries to help, including Quan,... See full summary »

Director: Thanh Son Le | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Hoang Phuc Nguyen, Lam Minh Thang

Votes: 984

9. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world ... See full summary »

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,267 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Dap cánh giua không trung (2014)

99 min | Drama

When young Hanoi couple, Tung and Huyen, discover they are going to have a baby, it inspires two desperate quests to raise money for an abortion. While Tung looks to illegal cockfighting, ... See full summary »

Director: Diep Hoang Nguyen | Star: Thuy Anh Nguyen

Votes: 118

11. Gentle (2014)

100 min | Drama

Gentle is a film set in modern-day South Vietnam and based on the short story 'A Gentle Creature' by the Russian novelist Dostoevsky.

Director: Le-Van Kiet | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Thanh Tu Nguyen, Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen

Votes: 30

12. Tây Son hào kiet (2010)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

The film tells the story of King Quang Trung and his Tay Son troops, in which they defeated 200,000 Chinese Qing soldiers in Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da, a suburban area of Thang Long (now Hanoi) in 1789.

Director: Huynh Ly | Stars: Hung Ly, Thuy Lam Nguyen, Thé Anh, Hao Cong

Votes: 9

13. Doat hon (2014)

99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young girl falls into a river and drowns. When her body is found in a remote village along the river, her uncle arrives to claim her body, only to find that she is very much alive. But ... See full summary »

Director: Ham Tran | Stars: Kieu Chinh, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Nguyen Hong An, Ngoc Hiep Nguyen

Votes: 129

14. House in the Alley (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

42 Metascore

Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple were happily settling into their new life in their spacious home. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won't let her ... See full summary »

Director: Le-Van Kiet | Stars: Veronica Ngo, Son Bao Tran, Van Hai Bui

Votes: 145

15. Huong Ga - Rise (2014)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A rags to riches story of unusual circumstance. 'Huong Ga - Rise' is the story of Dieu. Chronicling the highs and lows of Vietnam's most notorious female gangsters, this is a woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Cuong Ngo | Stars: Huynh Anh, Truong Ngoc Anh, Chi Bao, Harry Lu

Votes: 62

16. Lay chong nguoi ta (2012)

115 min | Thriller

In this dark love triangle that proceeds with the inexorable logic of a Greek tragedy, a dedicated wife in a small Vietnamese fishing village secretly turns to another man when her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Luu Huynh | Stars: Thai Hoa, Huy Khanh, Dinh Y. Nhung

Votes: 53

17. Giao lo dinh menh (2010)

100 min | Thriller

Inferno follows the story of a man who nearly burns to death and loses his memory in a horrible car accident. As he pieces together his shattered life, he discovers the shocking truth behind his past as well as his own identity.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Vi Van Hua, Binh Minh, Diem My, Bao Quyen Tang

Votes: 46

18. Journey from the Fall (2006)

R | 135 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.

Director: Ham Tran | Stars: Kieu Chinh, Long Nguyen, Diem Lien, Jayvee Mai The Hiep

Votes: 806 | Gross: $0.64M

19. Lua Phat (2013)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Assigned to protect a small town in Vietnam, Dao arrives to fight against the crime boss; but soon his past catches up with him, threatening to destroy the cherished village.

Director: Dustin Nguyen | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Thai Hoa

Votes: 413

20. Mê thao - Thoi vang bong (2002)

107 min | Drama, Romance

A rich man's fiance dies in a car accident.

Director: Linh Viet | Stars: Duong Don, Dung Nhi, Trang Minh, Nga Thúy

Votes: 61

21. Cú và chim se se (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama

In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai

Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Chuyen cua Pao (2006)

98 min | Drama

Set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, the film tells the story of a Hmong tribe girl named Pao. She was raised by her stepmother, for her real ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Hai Ngo | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Hoa Thuy Do, Thanh Kha Ly, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 120

23. Scandal: Bí mat tham do (2012)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Two actresses compete with each other for roles, allowing career and personal jealousy to influence their judgment, resulting in terrifying consequences.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Khuong Ngoc, Van Trang, Les Hemstock

Votes: 128

25. Thau Chin o Xiem (2015)

96 min | Biography, History

The story about the uptime of leader Ho Chi Minh in the years from 1927-1929 in Thailand and his journey from Bangkok to U-Don Thani, a province in northeastern of Thailand.

Director: Bui Tuan Dung | Stars: Bui Trung Anh, Hoang Hai, Sam Huyen, Van Phuong

26. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $0.44M

27. Mùa len trâu (2004)

102 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have ... See full summary »

Director: Minh Nguyen-Vo | Stars: The Lu Le, Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen, Huu Thanh Nguyen, Zan Sram Kra

Votes: 490

28. Cánh dong bat tan (2010)

105 min | Drama

The film portrays the life of a family separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet containing within its microcosm the complex layers and dramas of human relationship: conjugal ... See full summary »

Director: Phan Quang Binh Nguyen | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Dustin Nguyen

Votes: 265

29. My nhân ke (2013)

83 min | Action

When a kidnapped girl from an elite family is saved by a trio of tavern owners, she slowly realizes they are not what they seem; uncovering their secret training as assassins, she joins ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Dung Nguyen | Stars: Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, Pham Anh Khoa

Votes: 224

30. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

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

Votes: 7,031 | Gross: $1.91M

31. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Khanh Le, Quang Hai Ngo

Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $0.46M

32. Áo lua Hà Dông (2006)

142 min | Drama

Wartime epic involving a poverty-stricken family who struggle to make ends meet, and the mother who does the unthinkable to provide her daughters with the traditional silk dresses required to attend school.

Director: Luu Huynh | Stars: Thien Tu Tran, Truong Ngoc Anh, Khanh Quoc Nguyen, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 417

33. Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)

103 min | Drama

Set in the countryside village of Vietnam, Yellow Flowers on the Green grass is a touching tale of innocent love, friendships and brotherhood.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Thinh Vinh, Khang Trong, Lam Thanh My, My Anh

Votes: 903

34. Ám Anh (2016)

90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Film opens with the question: How to get rid of the obsession of love and death? Mai Anh did not accept the loss of her father was an accident, she became depressed and resorted to Nam's ... See full summary »

Director: Bao Nguyen | Stars: Hieu Nguyen, YaYa Truong Nhi, Cuong Quoc, Minh Thuan

Votes: 15

35. Thoi xa vang (2005)

109 min | Drama

Based on the novel of the same name by Le Lu, first published 18 years ago, Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) Ho Quang Minh's film is an ambitious re-telling of the first part of Le's novel ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Minh Hô | Stars: Phuong Dung Ho, Thi Huyen Nguyen, Van Minh Nguyen, Ngo The Quan

Votes: 25

36. Giai Han (1996)

90 min | Drama

Trieu is an orphan who lives with her mother-in-law and her brother-in-law Thien. They work the family land, and also weave towels. Trieu's husband Dai returns to the village, after a four ... See full summary »

Director: Vu Xuan Hung | Stars: Vi Le, Hieu Trung

Votes: 7

37. Long thành cam gia ca (2010)

120 min | Drama

War tears apart the life of a beautiful musically gifted girl and a fateful encounter brings tragedy. The biggest historical Vietnamese film on tragic love ever made.

Director: Bá Son Dào | Stars: Kim Anh Nhat, Ngoc Ngoan Quách, Luc Tran, Bài Bình Bui

Votes: 19

38. Ky uc Dien Bien (2004)

120 min | Drama, Romance, War

Made in time to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, Do Minh Tuan's film focuses on personal relationships as they manifest during turbulent political times. While ... See full summary »

Director: Minh Tuan Do | Stars: Kieu Anh, Pham Quang Anh, Isaak Le, Nuoi Le

Votes: 12

39. Sai Gon nhat thuc (2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Saigon Eclipse is inspired by the "Story of Kieu", the classic Vietnamese epic poem written by Nguyen Du in the early 19th century. Our story revisits and updates the poem's principal themes of filial devotion, redemption and woman's submission; themes structuring Asian feudal society. The principal characters were retained and reinterpreted. Kieu, a beautiful and talented actress, is making a ... See full summary »

Director: Othello Khanh | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Truong Ngoc Anh, Johnny Nguyen, Marjolaine Bui-The

Votes: 53

41. Mua he lanh (2012)

100 min | Mystery, Thriller

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Stars: Ha Viet Dung, Ly Nha Ky, Midu

Votes: 11



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