Best Asian Movies 1997by ellakabus | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Best Asian Movies 1997
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1. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 316,449 | Gross: $2.38M
2. Xiao Wu (1998)
Unrated | 108 min | Drama
Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »
4. The Dream Factory (1997)
90 min | Comedy
Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course ... See full summary »
5. Warriors of Virtue (1997)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.
Votes: 2,730 | Gross: $6.45M
6. Colors of the Blind (1997)
Triangular story about a blind girl falling love in her sports teacher. Through a class mate who falls in love in her, she learns to accept her blindness. The film gives good inside for non-Chinese on the situation of the blind in China.
7. The Soong Sisters (1997)
145 min | Drama, History, Romance
The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and ... See full summary »
8. Full Alert (1997)
98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).
11. Fireworks (1997)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Votes: 26,051 | Gross: $0.23M
12. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Votes: 49,926 | Gross: $0.78M
13. Parasite Eve (1997)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »
14. Rainy Dog (1997)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
15. Cure (1997)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.
Votes: 9,650 | Gross: $0.09M
17. Full Metal gokudô (1997 Video)
102 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
An inexperienced gangster is killed alongside his strong, respected boss and awakens to find a mad scientist has given him a new body made partly of his boss and partly of indestructible bionics.
18. Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Unrated | 50 min | Animation, Fantasy
In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians, a struggle that has gone on for eons. The dark masters have found ways to release the... See full summary »
19. Rurouni Kenshin: The Movie (1997)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ... See full summary »
21. Hermes: Winds of Love (1997)
117 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Thousands of years in the past, a young boy named Hermes is named as a future great hero in a prophecy. Hermes grows up to save a beautiful princess and face the evil king Minos of Crete.
23. The Contact (1997)
105 min | Romance
The male radio presenter Donghyun and the female TV home shopping phone operator Soohyun are both lonely. While Donghyun is focused on getting back to his ex-girl-friend Younghae who has ... See full summary »
25. Paano ang puso ko? (1997)
Ruben and Cecile are childhood friends who have feelings for each other that they do not yet understand. When Ruben's cousin, Jason, returns to the Philippines from the States, he meets ... See full summary »
26. Magic Kingdom: Ang alamat ng Damortis (1997)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Kingdom of Damortis was once ruled by the kind-hearted Empress Sofia (Maricel Laxa) who was ordered to be killed by Basilicus (Mark Gil), her brother who has a great desire for the ... See full summary »
28. Ang probinsyano (1997)
118 min | Action, Drama
Ador (Fernando Poe Jr.) is killed in a drug bust operation after he was betrayed by his fellow cop. His superior devices a plan for his twin brother, Kardo, a provincial cop, to assume his ... See full summary »
29. Island of Greed (1997)
126 min | Action, Crime
Island of Greed is a 1997 Hong Kong action crime thriller film directed by Michael Mak and starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai. The film is set and filmed in Taiwan and deals with corruption in the Government of the Republic of China.