My favorite Asian movies.by Bryn_pabo | created - 17 Jun 2011 | updated - 16 Aug 2016 | Public
It is impossible for me to order these by preferance, so here are my favorite Asian films in no particular order:
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1. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 486,053 | Gross: $0.71M
2. Death Note (2006)
Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.
3. A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
Votes: 6,149 | Gross: $0.34M
4. Initial D (2005)
TV-PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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.
5. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.
6. War of the Arrows (2011)
R | 122 min | Action, History, War
A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Manchus with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.
Votes: 10,667 | Gross: $0.25M
7. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, 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.
Votes: 58,523 | Gross: $0.01M
8. 200 Pounds Beauty (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.
11. The Twins Effect (2003)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.
12. Antique (2008)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jin-hyeok opens a cake shop in an old antique shop, hiring Seun-woo, Korea's best pastry chef, who fell in love with him in high school. Also there, are Soo-young, crushing on Seun-woo, ex-boxer Gi-beom, and Seun-woo's French ex-boyfriend.
13. Il Mare (2000)
105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
End 1999, a voice actor moves from Il Mare, a seaside house, and she leaves an Xmas card in it's (magical) mailbox. He, an architect student, receives it end 1997, and so begins a friendship separated by 2 years.
14. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
124 min | Drama, Romance
Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who ... See full summary »
16. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.
18. The Eye (2002)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.
Votes: 27,424 | Gross: $0.50M
19. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
20. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Votes: 301,491 | Gross: $4.71M
21. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 105,020 | Gross: $11.05M
22. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »
Votes: 3,425 | Gross: $0.02M
23. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War
When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Votes: 36,667 | Gross: $1.11M
24. As Tears Go By (1988)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.
Votes: 7,682 | Gross: $0.01M
33. Versus (II) (2000)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.
34. Koma (2004)
R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Jealousy, desire, trust, and revenge. A complicated love triangle emerges during an investigation into the theft of a woman's kidney. At a wedding party in a fancy hotel, a guest happens on... See full summary »
35. 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 »
37. Joint Security Area (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After a shooting incident at the North/South Korean border/DMZ leaves 2 North Korean soldiers dead, a neutral Swiss/Swedish team investigates, what actually happened.
39. One Last Dance (2006)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name.
41. 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.
42. Butterfly Lovers (2008)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Romance
Zhu Yanzhi (Charlene Choi), disguised as a man, seeks to learn martial arts with an elite clan. Once she begins her intense training, Zhu finds herself at odds with her trainer and superior, Liang (Chun Wu).
46. Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007)
G | 81 min | Comedy