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1. Tien Chua (2013)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man of dubious background, Lucky Loc has worked his way into respectable society as the owner of a company producing high-end ceremonial gifts to be burned as offerings to the dead. When ... See full summary »

Director: Thien Do | Stars: Nguyen Hau, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Phuong Anh Leu, Khuong Ngoc

Votes: 91

3. In the Name of Love (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: 55

5. Pearls of the Far East (2011)

103 min | Drama, Romance

Seven stories about Vietnamese women spanning different generations, exploring their inner lives and forbidden loves.

Director: Cuong Ngo | Stars: Truong Ngoc Anh, Kieu Chinh, Kris Duangphung, Huy Hoang

Votes: 60

6. The Partner (2013 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama

A story about the special friendship between Pan Boi Chau and Japanese doctor Asaba Sakitaro, which began 100 years ago when Chau went to Japan to seek support for Vietnam's national independence movement.

Director: Jun Mutô | Stars: Noriyuki Higashiyama, Huynh Dong, Emi Takei, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 36

8. 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, Quach Ngoc Ngoan, Luc Tran, Bùi Bài Bình

Votes: 20

9. The Lover (1992)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti

Votes: 17,985 | Gross: $4.90M

10. 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: 4,451 | Gross: $0.08M

11. 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: 3,439 | Gross: $0.46M

12. Three Seasons (1999)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bui | Stars: Ngoc Hiep Nguyen, Ngoc Minh, Phat Trieu Hoang, Diem Kieu

Votes: 2,982 | Gross: $2.02M

13. The Rebel (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

France employs local secret agents in Vietnam 1922 to eliminate resistance. The rebel leader's pretty daughter gets captured. Later an agent seems to have fallen in love with her and helps her escape. He flees, too. Lots of martial arts.

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, Thang Nguyen

Votes: 2,016

14. Owl and the Sparrow (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: 886 | Gross: $0.05M

15. 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, Van Veronica Ngo, Hoang Phuc Nguyen, Lam Minh Thang

Votes: 1,027

16. Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History, Horror

"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Anh Thu, Anh-Thu, Ye-ryeon Cha, Anh Hong

Votes: 829

17. Lost in Paradise (2011)

103 min | Drama, Romance

Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends ... See full summary »

Director: Ngoc Dang Vu | Stars: Manh Hai Luong, Vinh Khoa Ho, Linh Son Nguyen, Phuong-Thanh

Votes: 649

18. 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: 713

19. The Buffalo Boy (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: 512

20. The White Silk Dress (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: 439

21. Fool for Love (2010)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Kathy Uyen, Thai Hoa, Charlie Nguyen

Votes: 385 | Gross: $0.17M

22. Bi, Don't Be Afraid (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: 340

23. Bui doi Cho Lon (2013)

85 min | Action

In the heart of Saigon, there's a place where promises are still written in blood.

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Long Dien, Ha Hien, Bich Phuong Huynh, Hoang Phuc Nguyen

Votes: 396

24. Spirits (2004)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Horror

1) "The Visitor": The drifter writer Tran Thanh Loc arrives in an old house and is lodged by the gorgeous Hoa. Along the days, he falls in love for her and discloses the truth about the ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Catherine Ai, Tang Hue Chi, Tuan Cuong, Mai Thy Dao

Votes: 204

25. Passport to Love (2009)

PG-13 | 120 min | Romance

A romantic comedy set in modern day Saigon, Vietnam and Orange Country, USA. Khang is a charming and handsome playboy; Hieu is his earnest and hardworking "Bill Gates" wannabe sidekick. "... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Binh Minh, Huy Khanh, Kathy Uyen, Ngoc Diep

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.17M

26. The Floating Lives (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: 288

27. Vengeful Heart (2014)

97 min | Horror, Thriller

Linh, the recipient of a heart transplant, begins having nightmares and visions leading to a house in the remote countryside. She begins to believe that the previous owner of the heart, a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Hoang Bach, Thai Hoa, Tran Thi Nha Phuong, Vi Tu

Votes: 341

28. When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)

95 min | Drama

Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Lê Vân, Luu Viet Bao Dang, Phu Cuong Lai, Huu Muoi Nguyen

Votes: 304

29. Oh, Saigon (2007)

57 min | Documentary, War

Accompanied by gripping images from the war, 'Oh, Saigon' is an in-depth, compelling documentary about one refugee family's attempts to face its divided past and heal the physical and emotional wounds of the Vietnam War.

Director: Doan Hoang | Stars: Nam Hoang, Van Tran, Anne Hoang, Doan Hoang

Votes: 137

30. Long Ruoi (2011)

95 min | Comedy

Teo, a country bumpkin from a village in Vietnam, goes to Saigon to make a bigger life for himself. He discovers that he bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous Saigon gangster Long Ruoi... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Van Hai Bui, Hieu Hien, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Thai Hoa

Votes: 131

31. Pao's Story (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, Ta Am, Nguyen Thai An, Thu Diep

Votes: 135

32. The Guava House (2000)

100 min | Drama

A middle-aged man whose emotional and mental development ended at adolescence becomes obsessed with a guava tree in the yard of his former childhood home. When he is arrested trying sneak ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Bùi Bài Bình, Lan Huong Nguyen, Thu Thuy Pham, Thi Huong Thao Le

Votes: 97

33. Saigon Electric (2011)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

Mai, a ribbon dancer from the countryside arrives in Saigon and befriends Kim, a street dancer. A promise of a better life leads their dance crew to the big competition, but a romance with a rich kid threatens to derail Kim's plans.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Quynh Hoa, Khuong Ngoc, Phan Tan Thi, Elly Tran

Votes: 106

34. Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (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, Van Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Thai Hoa

Votes: 441

35. 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: Van Veronica Ngo, Son Bao Tran, Van Hai Bui

Votes: 155

36. The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone (1979)

90 min | Drama, War

The story of a young man and his wife who struggle to survive against a hostile force intent upon driving them out of their home in the swamps of the Mekong Delta.

Director: Hong Sen Nguyen | Stars: Toi Lam, Thuy An Nguyen, De Xuan, Chi Hong

Votes: 120

37. Tèo em (2013)

99 min | Comedy

When Tí decides to abandon his work to go after his girlfriend Minh before she get married in her hometown, a chance encounter with Tèo, his long-lost adoptive brother, foils the original ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Ngoc Diep, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Thai Hoa, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc

Votes: 210

38. Mai's America (2002)

PG | 71 min | Documentary, Biography

When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh's revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam and herself are thrown into question.

Director: Marlo Poras

Votes: 64

39. Nostalgia for Countryland (1995)

116 min | Drama, Romance

The dynamics of a Vietnamese rural village change when an urban woman returns to the village she originally belonged to and begins a love triangle.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Tat Binh Dang, Bich Ngoc, Ngoc Bao Ta, Ngoc Thoa

Votes: 99

40. Living in Fear (2005)

110 min | Drama

Tai, a soldier in South Vietnam, had 2 wives living in 2 different places. When the war ended in 1975, he brought his second wife and her child to a new land which was littered with land ... See full summary »

Director: Bui Thac Chuyên | Stars: My Uyen Dang Tran, Ngoc Phuong Mai, Hanh Thuy Ngo Pham, Mai Van Thinh

Votes: 72

41. Sandy Lives (1999)

90 min | Drama, Romance

For twenty years, Canh has lived in North Vietnam, unable to return to his home in the south where his wife is waiting for him. She is happy to reunite with her husband until she learns ... See full summary »

Director: Nguyen Thanh Van | Stars: Ninh Cong, Duong Don, Anh Hong, Hoa Mai

Votes: 70

42. 17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (1968)

113 min | Documentary, War

During some months, the Dutch movie director Ivens and some North Vietnamese colleagues filmed the life of North Vietnamese peasants under the menace of heavy American bombardments. The result is an indictment of all forms of war.

Directors: Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens

Votes: 106

43. How to Fight in Six Inch Heels (2013)

91 min | Comedy

A neurotic junior fashion designer from New York discovers her fiancé, KIET, working overseas in Vietnam may be having an affair with a supermodel. With jealousy burning and her wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Ham Tran | Stars: Kathy Uyen, Truc Diem, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Phuong Mai

Votes: 108

44. Don't Burn (2009)

100 min | Drama, History

In the spring of 2005, an old mother living in Hanoi receives a diary. The diary carries the notes of a young woman doctor who worked at a national liberation front hospital for two years ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Minh Huong, Tina Duong, Michael Jarmus, Mathew M. Korsch

Votes: 83

45. Mê Thao: There Was a Time When (2002)

107 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 66