Best Asian Movies 2010

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Best Asian Movies 2010

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1. Ocean Heaven (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.

Director: Xiaolu Xue | Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Lun-Mei Kwei, Yuanyuan Zhu

Votes: 2,242

2. Sacrifice (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

57 Metascore

To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose entire clan was massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son; after the Zhao child grows up, the doctor becomes intent on seeking his vengeance.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: You Ge, Xueqi Wang, Xiaoming Huang, Bingbing Fan

Votes: 2,082

3. Last Kung Fu Monk (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A Shaolin Monk comes to the United States to take care of his deceased brother's son. He establishes a school with a former student who leads him into trouble with the Russian Mafia.

Director: Peng Zhang Li | Stars: Peng Zhang Li, Kristen Dougherty, Major Curda, Kate Forsatz

Votes: 692

4. Go Lala Go! (2010)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Jinglei Xu | Stars: Jinglei Xu, Stanley Huang, Kaitong Jiang, Ai Li

Votes: 613

5. Driverless (2010)

Drama, Family, Romance

Driverless is about three love stories that are intertwined by a car accident.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Ruby Lin, Ye Liu, Xiaoran Li, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 177

6. Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li

Votes: 9,951 | Gross: $0.46M

7. Death and Glory in Changde (2010)

131 min | Action, Drama, History

Set in 1943, late in the WWII period in China. A brave KMT army division is stationed in Changde city, a strategic garrison in Northwest Hunan province. They fight the invading Japanese army violently to protect the city.

Director: Dong Shen | Stars: Ray Lui, Ady An, Wenkang Yuan, Mengwei Xie

Votes: 214

8. Apart Together (2010)

97 min | Drama

Liu returns to his native city Shanghai after 50 years spent in Taiwan. He has come to find the first love of his life, Qiao, who he left behind pregnant. In the meantime, Qiao has married ... See full summary »

Director: Quan'an Wang | Stars: Lisa Lu, Feng Ling, Cai-gen Xu, Monica Siu-Kei Mok

Votes: 282

9. Adventure of the King (2010)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

An emperor disguises himself as a commoner and falls in love with the female boss of an inn.

Director: Shu-Kai Chung | Stars: Richie Jen, Barbie Hsu, Changjiang Pan, Pak-Cheung Chan

Votes: 113

10. Reign of Assassins (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: 7,163

11. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 59,295 | Gross: $0.80M

12. 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: 5,669

13. Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010)

106 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Zebraman awakens fifteen years in the future, unclear on what has happened to him, and quickly discovers that the evil Zebra Queen has a hold on Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riisa Naka, Tsuyoshi Abe, Masahiro Inoue

Votes: 651

14. The Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,359

15. Villain (2010)

139 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akira Emoto, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 1,218

16. Alien vs. Ninja (2010)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A comet crashes into a Japanese forest and a group of mighty ninjas must fight a group of killer Aliens before they reach their village and kill everyone.

Director: Seiji Chiba | Stars: Masanori Mimoto, Shûji Kashiwabara, Donpei Tsuchihira, Mika Hijii

Votes: 2,078

17. Dogwood Tree (2010)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Tôma Ikuta, Nichola Grant, Manatsu Hayashi

Votes: 955

18. Sword of Desperation (2010)

114 min | Action, History

A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzaemon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, ... See full summary »

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kôji Kikkawa, Tsumami Edamame

Votes: 603

19. Haru's Journey (2010)

134 min | Drama

Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment. It tells the story of elderly fisherman Tadao and his ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Eri Tokunaga, Hideji Ôtaki, Kin Sugai

Votes: 199

20. After the Flowers (2010)

107 min | Action, Drama

Ito is a young woman, but is not just a pretty face. She wields a sword better than a samurai; better than any man. That is until one day she finally finds someone who is her match on the ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Nakanishi | Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Masahiro Kômoto, Shuntarô Miyao, Akiko Aichiku

Votes: 200

21. Colourful (2010)

TV-14 | 126 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Keiji Fujiwara

Votes: 4,728

22. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

Votes: 70,883 | Gross: $19.20M

23. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

Not Rated | 136 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Masunari, Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Honoka Ikezuki, Takuto Yoshinaga, Tamaki Matsumoto

Votes: 795

24. Planzet (2010)

TV-14 | 53 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

In the year 2047, an alien life-form codenamed FOS invades Earth and smashes through the world's major cities in one wave. The earth unites to fight back and puts up a Diffuser in place to ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Awazu | Stars: Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Tiffany Grant, Josh Grelle

Votes: 295

25. Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer (2010)

121 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The year is 2314, two years after Setsuna F. Seiei defeated the Innovator Ribbons Almark. The world is starting to move toward peace, and other people around the world are beginning to ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Mizushima | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Shin'ichirô Miki, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Hiroshi Kamiya

Votes: 404

26. Red Eagle (2010)

130 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Year 2016, Bangkok is a rotten capital infested with chaos and criminals. Widespread corruption by politicians has dipped the moral compass to a new low, and the government's hasty plan to ... See full synopsis »

Director: Wisit Sasanatieng | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Yarinda Boonnak, Wannasing Prasertkul, Jonathan Hallman

Votes: 794

27. Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | 99 min | Action

38 Metascore

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 12,482 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Yamada: Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on a true historic figure during Ayothaya Era, the film depicts the life of Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who gained considerable influence in Thailand and became the ... See full summary »

Director: Nopporn Watin | Stars: Seigi Ozeki, Kanokkorn Jaicheun, Sorapong Chatree, Winai Kraibutr

Votes: 1,214

29. Yes or No (2010)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and ... See full summary »

Director: Saratswadee Wongsomphet | Stars: Sushar Manaying, Supanart Jittaleela, Arisara Thongborisut, Soranut Yupanun

Votes: 1,660

30. BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)

R | 106 min | Action

A group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend.

Director: Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Kerttisak Udomnak, Krittiya Lardphanna, Supakson Chaimongkol

Votes: 1,435

31. Edge of the Empire (2010)

117 min | Action

"Edge Of The Empire" is based on a 1973 novel by Sanya Pholprasit. Set in southern Mongolia over 1,000 years ago, a small tribe called Tai was a colony under the power of the Great Han who ... See full summary »

Director: Nirattisai Kaljareuk | Stars: Ad Carabao, Sara Legge, Arnut Rapanit, Lalisa Sontirod

Votes: 102

32. Sudkate Salateped (2010)

Comedy, Romance

An earnest young indie singer-songwriter is trying to land a recording contract. When he walks into the audition, he inexplicably falls in love at first sight with Mayom, a Plain Jane who ... See full summary »

Director: Rerkchai Paungpetch | Stars: Arak Amornsupasiri, Ramita Mahapreukpong, Kohtee Aramboy, Sudarat Butrprom

Votes: 107

33. Bang Rajan 2 (2010)

TV-14 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, War

Bang Rajan's village warriors bravely battled the massive Burmese army but their defeat was at hand. Their patriotism inspired other villagers not to give up the fight against the great ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Puri Hiranyapluek, Chatchai Plengpanich, Paradorn Srichaphan

Votes: 196

34. Eternity (2010)

Musical

A young man strikes up an adulterous affair with his uncle's wife.

Director: M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Laila Boonyasak, Teerapong Liaorakwong, Sakrat Ruekthamrong

Votes: 199

35. Insects in the Backyard (2010)

93 min | Drama

In the absence of their parents, Johnny (15) and Jennifer (17) are being brought up by their "big sister" Tanya, an overdressed transvestite who eats and smokes too much and causes both ... See full summary »

Director: Tanwarin Sukkhapisit | Stars: Nonpavit Dansriboon, Suchada Rojmanothum, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

Votes: 39

36. 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.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 57,439 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

When the attempt to kill a professor goes wrong, a series of violent events are triggered which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 16,999

38. Haunters (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man.

Director: Min-suk Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Soo Go, Da-kyeong Yoon, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 1,441

39. The Servant (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.

Director: Dae-woo Kim | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Seung-bum Ryoo, Yeo-jeong Jo, Hyeon-kyeong Ryu

Votes: 650

40. Poetry (2010)

TV-PG | 139 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hee-ra Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 9,210 | Gross: $0.36M

41. Blades of Blood (2010)

R | 108 min | Action

During a turbulent time when political upheaval, rebellion, and invasion are coming to a head two swordsmen are caught up in a violent and bloody struggle to seize control of the country ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Seung-won Cha, Ji-hye Han, Sung-Hyun Baek

Votes: 670

42. Midnight FM (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Sun-young, a popular radio host, decides to quit her job to take care of her ill-daughter. But, the last day of her job turns nightmarish when a murderer takes her family hostage.

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Soo Ae, Ji-Tae Yoo, Joon-Ha Lee, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 2,104

43. A Barefoot Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Sport

After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Jin-woong Cho, Gabriel Da Costa, Junior Da Costa, Zefancy Diaz

Votes: 343

44. Airiseu: Deo mubi (2010)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling ... See full summary »

Directors: Kyoo-tae Kim, Yun-ho Yang | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Tae-hee Kim, So-yeon Kim, Seung-Hyun Choi

Votes: 887

45. Troubleshooter (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

KANG Tae-sik, a former cop who was once the best man on the force, is now an infamous private detective who handles all kinds of dirty work from catching philanderers to collecting people's debts.

Director: Hyeok-jae Kwon | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Jung-Jin Lee, Dal-su Oh, Sung-min Lee

Votes: 333

46. Red Dragonflies (2010)

96 min | Drama

6.2