Asian Heritage Month: A joyful Watchlistby IMDb-Editors | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The casts of Joy Ride and "Beef" share their picks for the films and shows featuring Asian actors/characters that bring them joy.
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1. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.
Directors: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan
Votes: 452,153 | Gross: $72.86M
2. Saving Face (2004)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A gay Chinese-American and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang
Votes: 12,673 | Gross: $1.19M
3. Joy Ride (2023)
95 min | Comedy
Follows four Asian-American friends as they bond and discover the truth of what it means to know and love who you are, while they travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers.
Director: Adele Lim | Stars: Stephanie Hsu, Ashley Park, David Denman, Desmond Chiam
4. Romeo Must Die (2000)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong
Votes: 72,096 | Gross: $55.97M
5. Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A group of over-achieving East Asian American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extracurricular criminal activities.
Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Shirley Anderson
Votes: 10,206 | Gross: $3.80M
6. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
With help from her dad and grandmother, Nora Lum navigates young adulthood in Flushing, New York with her cousin.
Stars: Awkwafina, Lori Tan Chinn, BD Wong, Bowen Yang
7. Turning Red (2022)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.
Director: Domee Shi | Stars: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park
8. Mother (2009)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.
Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Je-mun Yun
Votes: 67,702 | Gross: $0.55M
9. The Handmaiden (2016)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
Director: Park Chan-wook | Stars: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Moon So-ri
Votes: 157,374 | Gross: $2.01M
10. The Wailing (2016)
TV-MA | 156 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Director: Na Hong-jin | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Hwang Jung-min, Kwak Do-won, Woo-hee Chun
11. Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder (2022 TV Special)
TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy
Follows Atsuko Okatsuka as she peels back the layers of her education as a young person, how it was to talk to strangers, and the pitfalls of being born.
Director: Tig Notaro | Star: Atsuko Okatsuka
12. Beef (2023– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
Two people let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.
Stars: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong, Joseph Lee, Young Mazino
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