Asian Movies: Everything You Need to Know

After Parasite fetched the best film award at the prestigious Academy Awards, the director Bong Joon-Ho said, “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,”. The viewership of Asian movies has witnessed a rise after Parasite was honored at the Oscars.

If you do not mind overcoming the tiny hurdle of subtitles, here’s the list of captivating Asian movies for you.

1. Parasite (2019)


Greed and class prejudice endanger the newly created symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the impoverished Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Sun-kyun Lee
  • Yeo-jeong Cho

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Running Time: 132 minutes

Box Office: $258,975,737

Movie Trailer: Parasite (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu

2. Seven Samurai (1954)

An impoverished town under siege by bandits enlists the aid of seven jobless samurai to protect themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Toshiro Mifune
  • Takashi Shimura
  • Keiko Tsushima

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Running Time: 207 minutes

Box Office: $322,773

Movie Trailer: Seven Samurai (1954) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

3. Spirited Away (2001)

A gloomy 10-year-old girl stumbles into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, where humans are transformed into monsters, during her family’s move to the suburbs.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation and Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Daveigh Chase
  • Suzanne Pleshette
  • Miyu Irino

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: 358,900,000

Movie Trailer: Spirited Away (2001)- Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

4. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Local villagers force an entomologist on vacation to live with a woman whose sole purpose in life is to shovel sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Eiji Okada
  • Kyôko Kishida
  • Hiroko Itô

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Running Time: 147 minutes

Movie Trailer: Woman in the Dunes(1964) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

5. Old Boy (2003)

Oh Dae-Su is liberated after being abducted and jailed for fifteen years, only to discover that he must find his kidnapper within five days.

Director: Park Chan-Wook

Language: Korean

Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Choi Min-Sik
  • Yoo Ji-Tae
  • Kang Hye-Jeong

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $15,189,934

Movie Trailer: Old Boy (2003) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

6. Your Name (2016)

This is a fantasy story about body swapping. A body and a girl find a magical connection after swapping their bodies.

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Language: Japanese

Genre: Romance, fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Mone Kamishiraishi
  • Ryûnosuke Kamiki

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 112 minutes

Box Office: $358,180,115

Movie Trailer: Your Name (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

7. Princess Mononoke (1997)

Ashitaka finds himself in the heart of a fight between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony, while on a quest to discover a cure for a Tatarigami’s curse. He also meets San, the Mononoke Hime, on this quest.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Action and Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Yôji Matsuda
  • Yuriko Ishida
  • Yûko Tanaka

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Running Time: 134 minutes

Box Office: $169,700,000

Movie Trailer: Princess Mononoke 1997 – Trailer

Streaming Platform: HBO Max

8. A Separation (2012)

A married couple must choose between bettering their child’s life by migrating to another nation and caring for a failing parent with Alzheimer’s disease in Iran.

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Language: Persian

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Payman Maadi
  • Leila Hatami
  • Sareh Bayat

IMDb Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 123 minutes

Box Office: $22,926,076

Movie Trailer: A Separation (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu

9. Children of Heaven (1997)

After a child loses his sister’s shoes, he embarks on a series of adventures to locate them. He attempts a fresh method to “win” a new pair when he cannot find his sister’s shoes.

Director: Majid Majidi

Language: Persian

Genre: Drama, Family and Sport

Main Cast:

  • Mohammad Amir Naji
  • Amir Farrokh Hashemian
  • Bahare Seddiqi

IMDb Rating: 8.3

Running Time: 89 minutes

Box Office: $1,600,000

Movie Trailer: Children of Heaven (1997) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

10. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)


A confrontation between Sultan and Shahid Khan results in Khan’s exile from Wasseypur, igniting a three-generation bitter rivalry.

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Language: Hindi

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Manoj Bajpayee
  • Richa Chadha
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 321 minutes

Box Office: 32,66,44,867 crores

Movie Trailer: Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

11. Devils on the Doorstep / Guizi Lai le (2000)

During Japan’s conquest of China, two captives are dropped in a farmer’s home in a tiny village. The owner is coerced into keeping the captives until the next New Year when they will be retrieved. The village chiefs gather to question the detainees. The locals then scramble to find suitable housing for the convicts. One is a genuine Japanese patriot, while the other is an anxious translator. Will the residents be able to retain the inmates till the New Year?

Director: Wen Jiang

Language: Mandarin, Japanese, French, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Main Cast:

  • Wen Jiang
  • Kenya Sawada
  • Hongbo Jiang

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 139 minutes

Box Office: $18,944

Movie Trailer: Devils on the Doorstep (2000) Trailer

12. Ran (1985)


An aging warlord in Medieval Japan retires, leaving his empire to his three sons. He, on the other hand, severely underestimates how their newfound power will corrupt them, leading them to turn against each other and on him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama and War

Main Cast:

  • Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Akira Terao
  • Jinpachi Nezu
  • Daisuke Ryu
  • Mieko Harada

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 162 minutes

Box Office: $19,000,000

Movie Trailer: Ran (1985) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

13. Yojimbo (1961)

A cunning ronin arrives in a town split between two criminal gangs and decides to pit them against each other in order to set the town free.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Toshiro Mifune
  • Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Yoko Tsukasa

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $2,500,000

Movie Trailer: Yojimbo (1961)- Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

14. A Moment to Remember (2004)

When 27-year-old Su-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, his love is put to the ultimate test.

Director: John H. Lee

Language: Korean and English

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Jung Woo-sung
  • Son Ye-jin

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 144 minutes

Box Office: $20,900,000

Movie Trailer: A moment to Remember (2004) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

15. The Act of Killing (2012)

Former Indonesian death squad leaders are challenged to reproduce their mass murders in any film genre they like, including classic Hollywood crime scenes and spectacular musical performances.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn

Language: English, Danish, Norwegian and Indonesian

Genre: Documentary, Biography and Crime

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 117 minutes

Box Office: $722,714

Movie Trailer: The Act of Killing (2012) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

16. Yi Yi (2000)

In their daily lives, each member of a middle-class Taipei family tries to reconcile past and present ties.

Director: Edward Yang

Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese and English

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Wu Nien-jen
  • Elaine Jin
  • Issey Ogata

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 173 minutes

Box Office: $1,208,123

Movie Trailer: Yi Yi (2000) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

17. Rashomon (1950)

From the views of a bandit, the bride, the samurai’s ghost, and a woodcutter, the rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recounted.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Toshiro Mifune
  • Machiko Kyō
  • Masayuki Mori

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $96,568

Movie Trailer: Rashomon 1950 – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

18. Ugetsu (1953)

A movie about ambition, family, love, and battle set during the sixteenth-century Japanese Civil Wars.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and War

Main Cast:

  • Masayuki Mori
  • Machiko Kyō
  • Kinuyo Tanaka

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $24,941

Movie Trailer: Ugetsu (1953) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

19. The Handmaiden (2016)

A lady is recruited as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, secretly plotting to swindle her.
Director: Par Chan-Wook

Language: Korean, Japanese

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Kim Min-hee
  • Ha Jung-woo
  • Cho Jin-woong

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 145 minutes

Box Office: $37,767,206

Movie Trailer: The Handmaiden (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

20. Minding the Gap (2018)

Three teenage guys form an unlikely alliance to flee their turbulent families in their Rust-Belt village. Unfortunately, unexpected truths jeopardize their decade-long relationship as they face adult responsibilities.

Director: Bing Liu

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Sport

Main Cast:

  • Kiere Johnson
  • Bing Liu
  • Zack Mulligan

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 93 minutes

Box Office: $90,328

Movie Trailer: Minding The Gap (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu

21. In the Mood for Love (2000)


After both suspect their husbands’ adulterous affairs, two neighbors establish a deep relationship. They agree, however, to keep their relationship platonic to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Language: Cantonese, Shanghainese, French, Spanish

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Siu Ping-Lam

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 98 minutes

Box Office: $14,248,502

Movie Trailer: In The Mood For Love (2000) Trailer

Streaming Platform : Amazon

22. Rise the Red Lantern (1991)


The story revolves around a woman who has been married to a wealthy lord, and is the fourth wife.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Gong Li
  • Jingwu Ma
  • Saifei He

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $2,603,061

Movie Trailer: Rise the Red Lantern (1991) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

23. Memories of Murder (2003)


In a tiny Korean region in 1986, two investigators are charged with solving the case of numerous young ladies who were raped and murdered by an unknown perpetrator.

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Crime, Action, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Kim Sang-kyung
  • Roe-ha Kim

IMDb Rating: 8.1


Running Time: 132 minutes

Box Office: $1,163,424

Movie Trailer: Memories of Murder (2003) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

24. Farewell my Concubine (1993)

In 1924, two lads meet at a Peking opera training school. Their bond will last nearly 70 years, enduring some of China’s most trying moments.

Director: Kaige Chen

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama, Music and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Leslie Cheung
  • Zhang Fengyi
  • Gong Li

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 171 minutes

Box Office: $5,216,888

Movie Trailer: Farewell My Concubine(1993) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

25. Chungking Express (1994)

Two depressed Hong Kong cops fall in love: one with a mystery female underworld figure, and the other with a gorgeous and ethereal server at a late-night eatery he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Language: Japanese, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hindi

Genre: Comedy, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Brigitte Lin
  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
  • Faye Wong
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 102 minutes

Box Office: $600,200

Movie Trailer: Chungking Express (1994) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

26. Departures (2008)

A newly fired cellist finds the peculiar job of preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yōjirō Takita

Language: Japanese and English

Genre: Drama and Music

Main Cast:

  • Masahiro Motoki
  • Ryōko Hirosue
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 130 minutes

Box Office: $70,000,000

Movie Trailer: Departures 2008 – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

27. Love Exposure (2008)

A young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandrist girl, and a manipulative cultist form a strange love triangle arises.

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese and English

Genre: Action, Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Takahiro Nishijima
  • Hikari Mitsushima
  • Sakura Ando

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 117 minutes

Movie Trailer: Love Exposure 2008 – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

28. Hollywood Chinese (2007)

Hollywood Chinese tells the long-untold tales of the Asian faces who have delighted the silver screen, weaving a rich and intricate tapestry defined by great performances and revolutionary film, but also by a tangled history of race and representation.

Director: Arthur Dong

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Historical Fiction

Main Cast:

  • Turhan Bey
  • Joan Chen
  • Tsai Chin

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running time: 90 minutes

Movie Trailer: Hollywood Chinese (2007) Trailer

 

29. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

When Sanga and her husband, members of a tribe living near the province of Mahismathi, save a sinking newborn, they have no idea of the infant’s history or what the future holds for him. Instead, the child grows up to be Shivudu, a free-spirited mountaineer who discovers his ancestors and finds the true meaning of his existence before fighting the great Bhallala Deva!

Director: S.S. Rajamouli

Language: Telegu, Tamil, Hindi

Genre: Action, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Prabhas
  • Rana Daggubati
  • Ramya Krishnan

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 159 minutes

Box Office: $24,548,038

Movie Trailer: Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon, Netflix (English Version)

30. Kagemusha (1980)

As the lord’s double, a minor criminal who has a striking likeness to a samurai warlord is hired. The thief is forced to take up arms in the warlord’s place when he dies later.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, History and War

Main Cast:

  • Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Ken’ichi Hagiwara

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 144 minutes

Box Office: $33 million

Movie Trailer: Kagemusha (1980) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

31. Akira (1988)

When a secret military project transforms a member of a biker gang into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a youngster, his gang of biker mates, and a group of psychics, Neo-Tokyo is put in jeopardy.

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Action and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Mitsuo Iwata
  • Nozomu Sasaki
  • Mami Koyama
  • Taro Ishida

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Running Time: 124 minutes

Box Office: $25,000,000

Movie Trailer: Akira (1988) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

32. IP Man (2008)

When his city is taken during the Japanese invasion of China, a wealthy martial artist is forced to flee his house. Ip Man and the remaining citizens of the city must find a way to survive despite their lack of resources.

Director: Wilson Yip

Language: Chinese (dialect: Cantonese)

Genre: Action, Biography and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Donnie Yen
  • Simon Yam
  • Lynn Hung
  • Gordon Lam

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 106 minutes

Box Office: $21,888,598

Movie Trailer: IP Man (2008)

Streaming Platform: Netflix

33. Tampopo (1985)

When a truck driver comes to a halt in front of a small family-run noodle shop, he decides to provide a hand. Various vignettes regarding the relationship between love and food are intertwined throughout the plot.

Director: Jûzô Itami

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Nobuko Miyamoto
  • Kōji Yakusho

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $444,213

Movie Trailer: Tampopo (1985) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

34. Infernal Affairs (2002)

A movie about a police department mole and an undercover cop. Their goals are the same: to figure out who the mole is and who the cop is.

Director: Andrew Lau and Alan Mak

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Andy Lau
  • Tony Leung
  • Anthony Wong

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 101 mins

Box Office: $8,708,932

Movie Trailer: Infernal Affairs (2002) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

35. The Raid 2 (2014)

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Director: Gareth Evans

Language: Indonesian and Japanese

Genre: Action, Crime and Thriller.

Main Cast:

  • Iko Uwais
  • Arifin Putra
  • Oka Antara
  • Tio Pakusadewo

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 150 minutes

Box Office: $6,600,000

Movie Trailer: The Raid 2 (2014) – The Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu

36. Lion (2016)

An Australian couple adopts a five-year-old Indian boy who got lost hundreds of kilometres away from home. The search for his family continues 25 years later.

Director: Garth Davis

Language: English

Genre: Biography and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Dev Patel
  • Sunny Pawar
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Rooney Mara

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $140,300,000

Movie Trailer: Lion (2016) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

37. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003)

Monk raises a boy on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons in a Buddhist monastery.

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Oh Yeong-su
  • Kim Ki-duk
  • Kim Young-min
  • Seo Jae-kyung

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 103 minutes

Box Office: $9,300,000

Movie Trailer: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring

Streaming Platform: Amazon

38. 3-Iron (2004)

One night, a young man breaks into a vacant house to live with the vacationing residents for a few nights.

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Language: Korean

Genre: Crime, Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lee Seung-yeon
  • Jae Hee

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $3,400,000

Movie Trailer: 3-Iron (2004) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

39. Onibaba (1964)

Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings to make a living by selling their weapons and armor. Another woman encounters a mysterious samurai wearing an odd mask while one of them is having an affair with their neighbor.

Director: Kaneto Shindô

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Nobuko Otowa
  • Jitsuko Yoshimura
  • Kei Satō
  • Taiji Tonoyama

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Running Time: 103 minutes

Movie Trailer: Onibaba 1964 – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

40. Taxi Driver (2017)


After becoming caught up in turmoil surrounding him, a widower father and cab driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to chronicle the 1980 revolt eventually regrets his decision.

Director: Hun Jang

Language: Korean, German, Japanese, English

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Main Cast:

  • Kang-Ho Song
  • Thomas Kretschmann
  • Hae-Jin Yoo

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 137 minutes

Box Office: $86,252,940

Movie Trailer: Taxi Driver (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

41. Shoplifters (2018)


The story revolves around a family who adopted a child from outside during the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lily Franky
  • Sakura Ando
  • Kirin Kiki

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 121 minutes

Box Office: $67,999,335

Movie Trailer: Shoplifters (2018) Trailer

Streaming platform: Hulu

42. Hero (2002)


The King of Qin called a defense official, Nameless, to report on his accomplishment in eliminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure, History

Main Cast:

  • Jet Li

  • Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

  • Maggie Cheung

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $177,395,557

Movie Trailer: Hero (2002) Trailer

Streaming Platform : Hulu

43. Letters from the Iwo Jima (2006):

Japanese perspective on World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ken Watanabe
  • Kazunari Ninomiya
  • Tsuyoshi Ihara
  • Ryō Kase

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 144 minutes

Box Office: $68,700,000

Movie Trailer: Letters from the Iwo Jima(2006) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

44. Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)

On the streets, a troubled teen coping with his dysfunctional family. Many psychedelics, energetic scenes are intercut with the story.

Director: Shûji Terayama

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Music

Main Cast:

  • Eimei Sasaki
  • Masahiro Saito
  • Yukiko Kobayashi

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Running Time: 137 minutes

Movie Trailer: Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971) – Movie Trailer

45. Masquerade (2012)


A commoner with a similar appearance is covertly hired to take the place of a poisoned monarch to keep his nation from sliding into anarchy.

Director: Chang-min Choo

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, History

Main Cast:

  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Seung-ryong Ryu
  • Han Hyo-joo

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 131 minutes

Box Office: $94,268,432

Movie Trailer: Masquerade (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

46. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)

Four individuals in the Chinese city of Manzhouli have a tough day as their lives cross. A schoolboy is among them, on the run after knocking a bully down the stairs. His friend has run away and fell for her teacher’s charms.

Director: Bo Hu

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yu Zhang
  • Yuchang Peng
  • Uvin Wang

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 230 minutes

Box Office: $39,599

Movie Trailer: An Elephant Sitting Still (2018) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

47. The Wind Rises (2013)

Jiro is fascinated by the legendary Italian aviation designer Caproni and dreams of flying and constructing magnificent planes. Jiro, born nearsighted and unable to fly, joins a prominent Japanese engineering firm in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most inventive and talented airplane designers. The film depicts major historical events such as the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the TB epidemic, and Japan’s entry into World War II. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and his friendship with his coworker Honjo deepens and blossoms.

Director: Hayayo Miyazaki

Language: Japanese, German, Italian, French, English

Genre: Animation, History, Biography, Romance, Drama, War

Main Cast:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima
  • Miori Takimoto

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 126 minutes

Box Office: $136,533,257

Movie Trailer: The Wind Rises (2013) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

48. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)


A youthful Chinese combatant steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then disappears into a world of a dreamy escapade with an enigmatic man on the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Chow Yun-Fat

  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Ziyi Zhang

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $213,525,736

Movie Trailer: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger (2000) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

49. The Chaser (2008)


When one of his prostitutes goes missing, a disgraced ex-policeman who operates a tiny ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time.

Director: Na Hong-jin

Language: Korean

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kim Yoon-seok
  • Ha Jung-woo
  • Yeong-hie Seo

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $36,495,748

Movie Trailer: The Chaser (2008) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

50. I Saw the Devil (2010)


Through a sequence of captures and releases, a secret spy exacts retribution on a serial murderer.

Director: Jee-woon KIm

Language: Korean

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Choi Min-sik
  • Jeon Gook-hwan

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 144 minutes

Box Office: $12,966,357

Movie Trailer: I saw the Devil (2010) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

51. The Joy Luck Club (1993)


Four young Chinese ladies born in America and their moms born in medieval China examine their history through flashbacks. This investigation will assist them in better understanding their challenging mother-daughter connection.

Director: Wayne Wang

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tamlyn Tomita
  • Rosalind Chao
  • Kieu Chihn

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 139 minutes

Box Office: $32,901,136

Movie Trailer: The Joy Luck Club (1993) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

52. Fireworks (1997)

Nishi resigns from the police force in the face of terrible personal and professional challenges. As he sinks more into melancholy, he makes dubious decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Takeshi Kitano
  • Kayoko Kishimoto
  • Ren Osugi

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 103 minutes

Box Office: $500,000

Movie Trailer: Fireworks (1997) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

53. Eureka (2000)

It takes a road trip for the traumatised survivors of a deadly bus hijacking to try and overcome their damaged selves. In the meantime, a serial killer has been on the loose for some time now.

Director: Shinji Aoyama

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kōji Yakusho
  • Aoi Miyazaki
  • Masaru Miyazaki
  • Yoichiro Saito

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 218 minutes

Movie Trailer: Eureka 2000 – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

54. Mother (2009)

When her son is falsely accused of murdering a young girl, his mother desperately searches for the killer.

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Language: Korean

Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Kim Hye-ja
  • Won Bin

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 128 minutes

Box Office: $17,100,000

Movie Trailer: Mother (2009) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

55. Sseo ni (2011)

Seven girls become fast friends in high school, only to be torn apart by life’s circumstances for the next twenty-five years. A friend is dying in a hospital and she wants to see each of her friends one last time before she dies.

Director: Kang Hyeong-Cheol

Language: Korean

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Shim Eun-kyung
  • Kang So-ra
  • Yoo Ho-jeong
  • Jin Hee-kyung

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 124 minutes

Box Office: $51,100,000

Movie Trailer: Sseo-ni (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

56. Dreams (1990)

Stories based on filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s eight recurring dreams.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Language: Japanese, French and English

Genre: Drama and Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Akira Terao
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Chishū Ryū
  • Mieko Harada
  • Mitsuko Baish

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 119 minutes

Box Office: $2,000,000

Movie Trailer: Dreams (1990) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

57. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Ryota is a successful businessman who is a workaholic. Since his biological son was switched at birth with another boy, he must decide whether to keep his biological son or to take care of the boy he has raised with his wife as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Masaharu Fukuyama
  • Machiki Ono

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $31,100,000

Movie Trailer: Like Father, Like Son (2013) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

58. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

One of a senior chef’s three grown daughters finds her future plans impacted by unexpected events and life changes of other household members.

Director: Ang Lee

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Sihung Lung
  • Kuei-mei Yang
  • Chien-lien Wu
  • Yu-wen Wang

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 123 minutes

Box Office: $24,000,000

Movie Trailer: Eat Drink Man Woman 1994 – Poster

Streaming Platform: Amazon

59. Postmen in the Mountains (1999)

In the mountains of Hunan province, a father, a retired mailman, walks his son to his new job.

Director: Huo Jianqi

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Teng Rujun
  • Liu Ye

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 93 minutes

Movie Trailer: Postmen in the Mountains (1999) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

60. Kikujiro (1999)

In search of his missing mother, a young, inexperienced boy sets out on his own. Eventually, he is saved by an unlikely hero in the form of a crotchety old man, and the two embark on a series of unexpected adventures.

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Takeshi Kitano
  • Yusuke Sekiguchi
  • Kayoko Kishimoto

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 121 minutes

Box Office: $200,920

Movie Trailer: Kikujiro (1999) – Movie Trailer

 

Streaming Platform: Amazon

61. Hard Boiled (1992)

Assaulting a sinister mobster and his crew, a tough cop teams up with an undercover agent.

Director: John Woo

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Crime and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Chow Yun-fat
  • Tony Leung Chiu-wai
  • Teresa Mo
  • Philip Chan

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 128 minutes

Box Office: $2,530,000

Movie Trailer: Hard Boiled (1992) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Primevideo

62. Joint Security Area (2000)

When two North Korean soldiers are killed in a shooting incident at the North-South Korean border/DMZ, a neutral Swiss/Swedish team investigates to find out what really transpired.

Director: Park Chan-wook

Language: Korean, English, French and German

Genre: Action, Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Lee Young-ae
  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Song Kang-ho

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $124,071

Movie Trailer: Joint Security Area (2000)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

63. Vengeance is Mine (1979)

Akira Nishiguchi, a serial killer, is depicted, but the name Iwao Enokizu is the protagonist instead of Akira Nishiguchi.

Director: Shōhei Imamura

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ken Ogata
  • Mayumi Ogawa
  • Rentarō Mikuni
  • Mitsuko Baisho

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 140 minutes

Box Office: $11,891

Movie Trailer: Vengeance is Mine (1979) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

64. The Terrorizers (1986)

Over the course of a few weeks in Taipei, the lives of three couples continually cross.

Director: Edward Yang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Cora Miao
  • Lee Li-chun
  • Wang An

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $4,989

Movie Trailer: Terrorizers – 1986 Movies Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

65. One Cut of The Dead (2017)


Things go wrong when a hack filmmaker and his film team are attacked by actual zombies while filming a low-budget zombie film at an abandoned WWII Japanese facility.

Director: Shin’ichro Ueda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Main Cast:

  • Takayuki Hamatsu
  • Yuzuki Akiyama
  • Harumi Shuhama

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $27,590,180

Movie Trailer: One Cut Of The Dead (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

66. Kung Fu Hustle (2014)

In the 1940s Shanghai, China, a would-be criminal seeks to join the infamous “Axe Gang,” while inhabitants of a housing complex demonstrate exceptional abilities in protecting their land.

Director: Stephen Chow

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Stephen Chow
  • Wah Yuen
  • Qiu Yuen

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 99 minutes

Box Office: $104,882,445

Movie Trailer: Kung Fu Hustle (2004) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

67. Confessions (2010)

Weird tale of a grieving, cold-blooded mother, who plots revenge on those responsible for the death of her daughter.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Takako Matsu
  • Yoshino Kimura
  • Masaki Okada

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 106 minutes

Box Office: $45,203,103

Movie Trailer: Confessions (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

68. City of Life and Death (2009)

China’s capital, Nanjing, was occupied by Japan in 1937. After a battle, the inhabitants, especially those who sought refuge in the International Security Zone, were subjected to atrocities.

Director: Lu Chuan

Language: Mandarin, English, German and Japanese

Genre: Drama, History and War

Main Cast:

  • Liu Ye
  • Gao Yuanyuan
  • Fan Wei
  • Qin Lan

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 133 minutes

Box Office: $10,687,316

Movie Trailer: City of Life and Death (2009) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

69. The Hidden Blade (2004)

Samurai from the 19th century who has fallen out of favor because of his father’s actions must reconcile with a maid and a close friend about his past in order to move forward in life.

Director: Yōji Yamada

Language: 132 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama and History

Main Cast:

  • Masatoshi Nagase
  • Takako Matsu
  • Yukiyoshi Ozawa

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 132 minutes

Box Office: $8,043,781

Movie Trailer: The Hidden Blade (2004) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

70. Fallen Angels (1995)

There are two main characters in this Hong Kong-set crime drama: a hitman who is hoping to get out of the business and his mysterious female partner.

Director: Wong Kar-wai

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese and English

Genre: Comedy, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Leon Lai
  • Michelle Reis
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Charlie Yeung

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $250,526

Movie Trailer: Fallen Angels (1995) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

71. Happy Together (1997)

They go to Argentina with their partner and find that their lives are going in opposite directions.

Director: Wong Kar-wai

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Leslie Cheung
  • Tony Leung
  • Chang Chen

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $320,319

Movie Trailer: Happy Together (1997) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

72. Not One Less (1999)

During the month-long absence of the village’s only teacher, the mayor is forced to turn to Wei Minzhi, a 13-year-old girl. In exchange, the teacher will give her an extra 10 yuan each time there isn’t one less student in the class upon his return. As soon as the class troublemaker, Zhang Huike, is forced to work in the city because of poverty, he leaves for the city to find work. Minzhi is determined to bring him back.

Director: Zhang Yimou

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Wei Minzhi
  • Zhang Huike

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 106 minutes

Box Office: $592,586

Movie Trailer: Not One Less (1999) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

73. The Taste of Tea (2004)

A brief glimpse into the slightly surreal life of a rural family.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy and Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Tadanobu Asano
  • Takahiro Sato
  • Maya Banno

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 143 minutes

Box Office: $21,324

Movie Trailer: The Taste 0f Tea (2004) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

74. Peppermint Candy (1999)

To understand why someone committed suicide, six chapters of his life are revealed after he commits suicide.

Director: Lee Chang-dong

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sol Kyung-gu
  • Moon So-ri
  • Kim Yeo-jin

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 130 minutes

Box Office: $77,197

Movie Trailer: Peppermint Candy (1999) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

75. Kuroneko (1968)

Samurai soldiers raped and killed two women. In no time, they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai as they flee.

Director: Kaneto Shindo

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Kichiemon Nakamura
  • Nobuko Otowa
  • Kiwako Taichi

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 99 minutes

Movie Trailer: Kuroneko (1968) – Movie Trailer

76. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Young woman is raised from birth to be a deadly weapon of revenge against the conmen who destroyed her family.

Director: Toshiya Fujita

Language: 96 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Meiko Kaji
  • Toshio Kurosawa
  • Masaaki Daimon

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Running Time: 96 minutes

Movie Trailer: Lady Snowblood (1973) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

77. Train to Busan (2016)


Seok-woo, on his daughter’s birthday, boards on a train along with his daughter to visit his wife. Unfortunately, their train gets caught in a sudden zombie attack.

Director: Yeon Sang-ho

Language: Korean

Genre: Horror, Action

Main Cast:

  • Gong Yoo
  • Yeon Sang-ho
  • Ma Dong-seok

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 121 minutes

Box Office: $92,764,199

Movie Trailer: Train to Busan (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

78. Battle Royale (2000)

In the future, the Japanese government kidnaps a group of ninth-grade pupils and compels them to murder each other following the groundbreaking “Battle Royale” statute.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tatsuya Fujiwara
  • Aki Maeda
  • Taro Yamamoto

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $958,989

Movie Trailer: Battle Royale (2000) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

79. The Raid: Redemption (2011)


Lieutenant Wahyu plans an invasion on an apartment complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, that serves as a haven for the powerful and ruthless drug lord Tama and his crew. The SWAT squad enters the building, but one of the lookouts notices and informs the gangsters, and Wahyu is trapped on the seventh level. In addition, they discover that Lt. Wahyu failed to notify his superiors about the mission. Now, police officers must combat armed and dangerous gangsters with little ammo.

Director: Gareth Evans

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Action, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Iko Uwais
  • Ananda George
  • Ray Sahetapy

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 101 minutes

Box Office: $9,148,519

Movie Trailer: The Raid: Redemption (2011) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

80. The Great Buddha + (2017)

Pickle works as a night guard at a bronze statue workshop. Pickle’s coworker, Belly Bottom, serves as a trash collector during the day. His greatest pleasure in life is browsing through the porn magazines Belly Bottom gathers in the security room at all-night hours. Late-night snacking and television viewing are an essential part of their mundane existence. When the television breaks one day, their lives are permanently altered. The plot revolves around gods, the sexual desires of middle-aged men, and discourse between spirits and humans.

Director: Hsin-yao Huang

Language: Min Nan

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Cres Chuang
  • Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen
  • Leon Dai

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 102 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Great Buddha+ (2017)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

81. Bad Genius (2017)


Lynn, a brilliant secondary school student who lives with her dad, is admitted into a prominent institution and receives a scholarship for her academic achievements. Grace, a kind but an academically challenged student, befriends her there.

Director: Baz Poonpiriya

Language: Thai, English

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying
  • Eisaya Hosuwan
  • Teeradon Supapunpinyo

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 130 minutes

Box Office: $44,560,421

Movie Trailer: Bad Genius (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix and Amazon

82. 13 Assassins (2010)

A gang of assassins join forces to carry out a suicide mission to assassinate a wicked lord.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Koji Yakusho
  • Takayuki Yamada
  • Yusuke Iseya

IMDb rating: 7.6

Running Time: 141 minutes

Box Office: $18,689,058

Movie Trailer: 13 Assassins (2010) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon and Hulu

83. The Farewell (2019)

When her loving grandma is diagnosed with terminal cancer, a fiery Chinese-American woman returns to China. Billi is troubled by her family’s choice to keep grandmother in the closet about her sickness, even as they all organize an impromptu marriage to see grandmother one final time.

Director: Lulu Wang

Language: Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Shuhzhen Zao
  • Awkwafina
  • X Mayo

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 100 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Farewell (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

84. Searching (2018)



When David Kim’s daughter goes missing, a local inquiry is launched, and a detective is assigned to the case. But after 37 hours and no leads, David decides to check which no one has searched yet, where all secrets are stored today: his daughter’s laptop. David follows his daughter’s digital footprints before she vanishes forever in a hyper-modern thriller presented through the electronic devices, we use every day to connect.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • John Cho
  • Debra Messing
  • Joseph Lee

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 102 minutes

Box Office: $75,462,037

Movie Trailer: Searching (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

85. New World (2013)

As ‘Goldmoon,’ Korea’s most prominent crime organization, grows its influence, Kang, the chief of the police investigative planning section, orders undercover policeman Ja-Seoung to take part in the project “New World,” which would bring ‘Goldmoon’ down. Ja-Seong must choose between following Kang’s orders as a cop and being loyal to Jeong Cheong, the ‘Goldmoon’ crime organization’s underboss.

Director: Park Hoon-Jung

Language: Korean, Mandarin

Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jung-jae Lee
  • Choi Min-sik
  • Jung-min Hwang

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 135 minutes

Box Office: $31,673,928

Movie Trailer: New World (2013) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

86. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

To appease his pestering parents, a gay landowner and a female renter agree to a marriage of convenience, but when his parents come, things spiral out of control.

Director: Ang Lee

Language: Mandarin, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Winston Chao
  • May Chin
  • Ah-lei Gua

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 106 minutes

Box Office: $6,933,459

Movie Trailer: The Wedding Banquet (1993) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

87. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Newly laid-off factory labor kidnaps the daughter of his former boss’s buddy, expecting to use the ransom cash to cover for his sister’s kidney transplant.

Director: Park Chan-Wook

Language: Korean, Korean Sign Language

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Shin Ha-kyun
  • Bae Doona

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $2,046,061

Movie Trailer: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

88. Breathless (2008)

Sang-hoon has climbed through the ranks of a criminal gang’s debt collector. Sang-hoon is restless, hostile, throwing punches, slaps, and expletives freely, possibly due to the cruelty inflicted on him by his father.

Director: Ik-joon Yang

Language: Korean

Genre: Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kkobbi Kim
  • Hwan Lee
  • Ik-joon Yang

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 130 minutes

Box Office: $686,703

Movie Trailer: Breathless (2008) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

89. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

A budding martial artist must choose between following his pacifist father’s wishes and preventing a group of disrespectful foreigners from taking precious artefacts from a museum in his country of origin.

Director: Lau Kar-leung

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Jackie Chan
  • Anita Mui
  • Ti Lung
  • Felix Wong

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: Cantonese

Box Office: $11,555,430

Movie Trailer: The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

90. The Flowers of War (2011)

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Zhang Yimou

Language: Mandarin, English and Japanese

Genre: Drama, History and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Christian Bale
  • Ni Ni
  • Zhang Xinyi

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 146 minutes

Box Office: $2,855,644

Movie Trailer: The Flowers of War (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

91. A Simple Life (2011)

One day, an altruistic maid announces her intention to leave her job and move into an old people’s home after suffering a stroke.

Director: Ann Hui

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Andy Lau
  • Deanie Ip

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $6,202,317

Movie Trailer: A Simple Life (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

92. You Are the Apple of my Eye (2011)

There’s a crush on Shen Jiayi, the star pupil at a private school, among a group of tight-knit friends. However, it turns out that Ke Jingteng is the only member of the group that doesn’t but ends up falling for her as well.

Director: Ann Hui

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Kai Ko
  • Michelle Chen

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $24,500,000

Movie Trailer: You are the Apple of my Eye (2011) – Movie Trailer

streaming Platform: Netflix

93. Lady Vengeance (2005)

Thirteen years in prison and the loss of her child later, a woman seeks revenge by using increasingly brutal methods.

Director: Park Chan-wook

Language: Korean, English and Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Lee Young-ae
  • Choi Min-sik
  • Jeong-nam Choi

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $23,834,149

Movie Trailer: Lady Vengeance (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

94. Failan (2001)

There are unintended consequences for both parties in the marriage of convenience between a small-time criminal and an illegal immigrant whom he’s never met before

Director: Song Hae-sung

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Choi Min-sik
  • Cecilia Cheung
  • Dae-Hoon Jeong

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $49,665

Movie Trailer: Failan (2001) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

95. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

In the tenement of a ruthless mobster and his gang of killers and thugs, a S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped.

Director: Gareth Evans

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Action and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Iko Uwais
  • Joe Taslim
  • Donny Alamsyah

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 101 minutes

Box Office: $9,148,519

Movie Trailer: The Raid: Redemption (2011) : Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon and Netflix

96. The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)

After being rejected by her parents, Nansal finds an abandoned puppy in the Mongolian veld.

Director: Byambasuren Davaa

Language: Mongolian

Genre: Drama and Family

Main Cast:

  • Urjindorjyn Batchuluun
  • Buyandulamyn Daramdadi
  • Batchuluuny Nansal
  • Batchuluuny Batbayar

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 93 minutes

Box Office: $3,447,214

Movie Trailer: The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

97. Fearless (2006)

Chinese martial arts master Huo Yuanjia is profiled in this biopic. He is also the creator and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu

Language: Mandarin, Japanese and English

Genre: Action, Biography and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jet Li
  • Nakamura Shidō II
  • Sun Li
  • Dong Yong
  • Nathan Jones

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 105 minutes

Box Office: $68,072,848

Movie Trailer: Fearless (2006) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

98. Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

Four youths in Taipei’s urban gloom face alienation, loneliness, and existential crises while committing a series of minor crimes.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese

Genre: Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lee Kang-sheng
  • Chen Chao-jung
  • Jen Chang-bin

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 106 minutes

Box Office: $28,791

Movie Trailer: Rebels of the Neon God (1992) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

99. Christmas in August (1998)

Hahn Suk-Kyu is afflicted with a terminal illness. Love takes hold of him when he meets Shim Eun-Ha. Will this love end tragically?

Director: Hur Jin-ho

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Han Suk-kyu
  • Shim Eun-ha

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Running Time: 97 minutes

Box Office: $407

Movie Trailer: Christmas in August (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

100. Burning (2018)

Jong-su stumbles into a girl from his old neighborhood who begs him to care after her cat when she travels to Africa. When she returns, she meets Ben, a fascinating man who reveals his hidden passion.
Director: Chang-dong Lee

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Yoo Ah-in
  • Steven Yeun
  • Jeon Jong-seo

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 148 minutes

Box Office: $7,578,063

Movie Trailer: Burning (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

 

 

101. The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani-born comedian, and Emily Gardner, a graduate student, fall in love but endure when their cultures clash. When Emily develops a strange illness, Kumail is forced to confront her obstinate parents, his family’s expectations, and his genuine feelings.

Director: Michael Showwalter

Language: Urdu, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Zoe Kazan
  • Holly Hunter

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $56,411,585

Movie Trailer: The Big Sick (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

102. The Namesake (2006)

Notwithstanding his family’s refusal to abandon their ancient customs, American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, aspires to blend in with his fellow New Yorkers.

Director: Mira Nair

Language: Bengali, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Irrfan Khan
  • Tabu
  • Kal Penn

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 122 minutes

Box Office: $20,354,321

Movie Trailer: The Namesake (2006) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

103. Twinsters (2015)

On YouTube, a French fashion design student comes upon a familiar face: her own. Finding the similarity astounding, she sends a message to the video’s American creator, and the two uncover that they are twins separated at birth.

Director: Ryan Miyamoto, Samantha Futerman

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Anaïs Bordier
  • Samantha Futerman
  • Kanoa Goo

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 89 minutes

Box Office: $100,575

Movie Trailer: Twinsters (2015) trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix and Amazon

104.House of Flying Daggers (2004)

A passionate police commander breaks a gorgeous member of a rebel organization out of prison to help her rejoin her comrades, but all is not as it appears.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ziyi Zhang
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Andy Lau

IMDb Cast: 7.5

Running Time: 119 minutes

Box Office: $92,863,945

Movie Trailer: House of Flying Daggers (2004) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

105. Drunken Master (1978)

After a series of mishaps, Wong Fei-Hung is disciplined by Beggar So, a Master of drunken martial arts.

Director: Yuen Woo-ping

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Jackie Chan
  • Yuen Siu-tien
  • Hwang Jang-lee
  • Dean Shek

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $15,000,000

Movie Trailer: Drunken Mater (1978) – Master Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

106. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

As an ex-gangster attempts to reconcile with his estranged brother, a policeman, but the bonds of the past are too strong.

Director: John Woo

Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ti Lung
  • Leslie Cheung
  • Chow Yun-fat
  • Emily Chu
  • Waise Lee

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 95 minutes

Box Office: $4,999,517

Movie Trailer: A Better Tomorrow (1986) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

107. Secret Sunshine (2007)

A woman relocates to the town where her late husband was born in order to be near his family. As she tries to fit in, a tragic event occurs that completely changes her outlook on life.

Director: Chang-dong Lee

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jeon Do-yeon
  • Song Kang-ho

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 142 minutes

Box Office: $11,581,469

Movie Trailer: Secret Sunshine (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

108. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

After the patriarch of an ordinary Japanese family loses his job at a prominent company, the family slowly disintegrates.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Teruyuki Kagawa
  • Kyōko Koizumi
  • Yū Koyanagi
  • Kai Inowaki

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $943,547

Movie Trailer: Tokyo Sonata (2008) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

109. Lovely Man (2011)

During a search for her father in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cahaya finds out her father works as a prostitution for men.

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Donny Damara
  • Raihaanun
  • Yayu Unru
  • Ari Syarif

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 76 minutes

Movie Trailer: Lovely Man (2011) – Movie Trailer

110. Aftershock (2010)

An epic saga of one family that was split apart by the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Feng Xiaogang

Language: Mandarin and English

Genre: Drama and History

Main Cast:

  • Zhang Jingchu
  • Li Chen
  • Xu Fan
  • Zhang Guoqiang

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 135 minutes

Box Office: $100,297,508

Movie Trailer: Aftershock (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

111. IP Man 2 (2010)

As Ip Man attempts to propagate his Wing Chun martial arts discipline in Hong Kong in 1949, the film follows his journey.

Director: Wilson Yip

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Biography and Drama.

Main Cast:

  • Donnie Yen
  • Sammo Hung
  • Huang Xiaoming
  • Lynn Hung

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 109 minutes

Box Office: $49,721,954

Movie Trailer: IP Man 2 (2010) – Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

112. The Hole (1998)

When a plumber creates a hole between two apartments, the residents of each unit forge a unique bond, enacted in musical numbers, as Taiwan is ravaged by never-ending rain and a weird disease carried by cockroaches.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and Musical

Main Cast:

  • Yang Kuei-mei
  • Lee Kang-sheng

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 95 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Hole (1998) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

113. The Wailing (2016)

As soon as a stranger comes in a small village, a mystery illness begins to spread among the community. A Policeman is forced to solve mystery to save his daughter.

Director: Na Hong-jin

Language: Korean and Japanese

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Kwak Do-won
  • Hwang Jung-min
  • Chun Woo-hee

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 156 minutes

Box Office: $49,851,770

Movie Trailer: The Wailing (2016) – Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

114. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

It is bad news for a high-ranking mobster who does not follow directions.

Director: Kim Jee-woon

Language: Korean, Russian and Filipino

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Kim Yeong-cheol
  • Shin Min-ah
  • Hwang Jung-min

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 119 minutes

Box Office: $10,080,094

Movie Trailer: A Bittersweet Life (2009) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

115. Linda Linda Linda (2005)

Before the school festival, a music group of females must learn a song.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Music

Main Cast:

  • Bae Doona
  • Aki Maeda
  • Yu Kashii
  • Shiori Sekine

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $68,591

Movie Trailer: Linda Linda Linda (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

116. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

The story of problematic lives of teen students whose only escape from an alienated, aggressive and callous environment is Lily Chou-lovely Chou’s music.

Director: Shunji Iwai

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Music

Main Cast:

  • Hayato Ichihara
  • Shugo Oshinari
  • Ayumi Ito
  • Takao Osawa

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 146 minutes

Box Office: $38,082

Movie Trailer: All About Lily Lily Chou Chou (2001) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

117. The Bird People in China (1998)

When their superiors send a salaryman and yakuza to an isolated Chinese village, they discover more than they bargained for.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese and Chinese

Genre: Adventure, Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Masahiro Motoki
  • Renji Ishibashi
  • Mako

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 118 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Bird People in China (1998) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix, Amazon

118. Saving Face (2004)

A Chinese-American lesbian and her conservative mother are hesitant to reveal their secret loves, contradicting cultural norms.

Director: Alice Wu

Language: Mandarin, Shanghainese, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Joan Chen
  • Michelle Krusiec
  • Lynn Chen

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 91 minutes

Box Office: $1,236,518

Movie Trailer: Saving Face (2004) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

119. The Beautiful Country (2004)

Binh flees Vietnam to America after reconnecting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City due to a family tragedy. Binh arrives in New York and embarks on a road journey to Texas, where his American father resides.

Director: Hans Peter Moland

Language: Malay, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Damien Nguyen
  • Bai Ling
  • Dang Quoc Thinh Tran

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $878,325

Movie Trailer: The Beautiful Country (2004) Trailer

120. Shirkers (2018)

A lady investigates the details following a film she and her friends started filming years ago with a mystery stranger.

Director: Sandi Tan

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Sandi Tan
  • Philip Cheah
  • Jasmine Kin Kia Ng

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 97 minutes

Movie Trailer: Shirkers (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

121. Driveways (2019)

A lonely youngster joins his mother on a trip to clear up his late aunt’s house and ends up making an unanticipated acquaintance with the retiree who lives nearby.

Director: Andrew Ahn

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lucas Jaye
  • Hong Chao
  • Brian Dennehy

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 83 minutes

Movie Trailer: Driveways (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

122. House of Hummingbird (2018)

In the year when the Seongsu Bridge crashed, 14-year-old Eunhee walks the streets of Seoul looking for love.

Director: Bora Kim

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ji-hu Park
  • Sae-byeok Kim
  • In-gi Jeong

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 138 minutes

Box Office: $1,041,948

Movie Trailer: House Of Hummingbird (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

123. 2046 (2004)

Several ladies enter the life of a science fiction novelist over a few years after the author has lost his one true love.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Language: Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Main Cast:

  • Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
  • Ziyi Zhang
  • Faye Wong

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $20,205,757

Movie Trailer: 2046 (2004) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

124. Let the Bullets Fly (2010)

Assuming the role of mayor, a robber lands in a provincial town in 1920s China and faces off against a dictatorial aristocrat.

Director: Jiang Wen

Language: Mandarin and Sichuanese

Genre: Action, Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Chow Yun-fat
  • Jiang Wen
  • Ge You
  • Carina Lau

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 132 minutes

Box Office: $104,731,450

Movie Trailer: Let the Bullets Fly (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

125. Red Cliff (2008)

Two-part narrative about a war in China’s Three Kingdoms era (220-280 A.D.).

Director: John Woo

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tony Leung
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Zhang Fengyi

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: Part I:   146 minutes
Part II: 142 minutes

Box Office: $129,710,514

Movie Trailer: Red Cliff (2008) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

126. The Front Line (2011)

A drama about the final battle of the Korean War, which would define the line between the north and south of the country.

Director: Jang Hoon

Language: Korean

Genre: Action, Drama and History

Main Cast:

  • Shin Ha-kyun
  • Go Soo

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 133 minutes

Box Office: $20,629,645

Movie Trailer: Front Line (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

127. I Wish (2011)

It’s been 12 years since Koichi and Ryunosuke were separated by their parents’ divorce, but he hears rumours that when the new bullet trains pass each other at peak speed, it will bring about a wish-granting miracle.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kôki Maeda
  • Ohshirô Maeda
  • Masami Nagasawa

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 127 minutes

Box Office: $1,543,385

Movie Trailer: I Wish (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon and Vudu

128. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Two Saigon homes are observed by Mui, a Vietnamese servant girl. One is a lady textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband.

Director: Tran Anh Hung

Language: Vietnamese

Genre: Drama, Music and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Nu Yên-Khê
  • TranMan San Lu
  • Thi Loc Truong

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 104 minutes

Box Office: $1,700,992

Movie Trailer: The Scent of Green Papaya (2003) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

129. Shara (2003)

In Nara’s old town, the Aso family resides. On a random day, one of the Aso’s twin boys named Kei vanishes. Five years later, Shun, the remaining twin, is a seventeen-year-old art student. Together with his boyhood friend, Yu, he must now move on with his life.

Director: Naomi Kawase

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kohei Fukungaga
  • Yuka Hyyoudo
  • Naomi Kawase

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Running Time: 100 minutes

Box Office: $46,270

Movie Trailer: Shara (2003)

130. Linsanity (2013)

Evan Jackson Leong’s documentary follows the growth of basketball player Jeremy Lin, the first guy of Chinese/Taiwanese ancestry to play in the NBA.

Director: Evan Jackson Leong

Language: English, Mandarin

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Jeremy Linn
  • Daniel Dae Kim (voice)
  • Ming Yao

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 89 minutes

Box Office: $332,990

Movie Trailer: Linsanity (2013) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

131. Be Water (2020)

After being turned down by Hollywood, Bruce Lee came to Hong Kong to finish four films. Be Water addresses themes of identity and portrayal through rare archival, personal interviews, and his writings, charting his difficulties between two worlds.

Director: Bao Nguyen

Language: Chinese, English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Linda Lee Cadwell
  • Dan Inosanto

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 105 minutes

Movie Trailer: Be Water (2020) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Disney+

132. The Karate Kid (1984)

A bullied teenager wants to learn martial arts from a master. The martial arts masters agreed to teach the teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen

Language: Japanese, English

Genre: Action, Drama, Family

Main Cast:

  • Ralph Macchio
  • Pat Morita
  • Elisabeth Shue

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running time: 126 minutes

Box Office: $91,119,319

Movie Trailer: The Karate Kid (1984) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

133. The Grace Lee Project (2005)

Director Grace Lee learned that her name is trendy among Asian-Americans. However, she also uncovers that it conveys a “good” Asian; a quiet, well-behaved diligent worker. To investigate if this stereotype is true, the director traverses the country, interviewing other ladies with the same name as her. She meets a diverse spectrum of women, and although some suit the name’s image, others, such as a goth artist and community organizer, do not.

Director: Grace Lee

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Grace Lee
  • Aldo Velasco


IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running time: 68 minutes

Box Office: $5,965

Movie trailer: The Grace Lee Project (2005) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

134. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

Wu Fei Hung/Jet Li trains soldiers in martial arts to help defend against foreign powers already controlling Hong Kong and Macau in late 1800s Foshan, Guangdong. When he is not working, he takes care of his adorable 13th Aunt, who just returned from England. There are many fight sequences.

Director: Tsui Hark

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English and French

Genre: Action, Adventure and History

Main Cast:

  • Jet Li
  • Yuen Biao
  • Jacky Cheung
  • Rosamund Kwan

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 134 minutes

Box Office: $3,812,471

Movie Trailer: Once Upon a Time in China (2001) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

135. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

One of Japan’s most infamous feudal lords discovers the fate of his son-in-law, a ronin, and sets off a dramatic vengeance battle.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ichikawa Ebizō XI
  • Eita
  • Kōji Yakusho

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 126 minutes

Box Office: $5,435,358

Movie Trailer: Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

136. Still Life (2006)

The Three Gorges Dam is slowly destroying and flooding a town in Fengjie county. Man and woman visit the town in search of their estranged wives, and experience the sociological changes as a result of their presence in the community

Director: Jia Zhangke

Language: Standard Mandarin, Jin Chinese and Sichuanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tao Zhao
  • Zhou Lan
  • Sanming Han

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 108 minutes

Box Office: $2,504,465

Movie Trailer: Still Life (2006) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Google Play and I tunes

137. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)

The narrative of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria, and their rivalry to acquire a treasure map while being hunted by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits in the region.

Director: Kim Jee-woon

Language : Korean, Mandarin and Japanese

Genre: Action, Adventure and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Song Kang-ho
  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Jung Woo-sung

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 139 minutes

Box Office: $44,261,209

Movie Trailer: The Good The Bad The Weird (2008) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

138. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

As a substitute for his unwell son, a Japanese father travels to China’s Yunnan province in order to film a folk opera singer.

Director: Zhang Yimou

Language: Mandarin and Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ken Takakura
  • Shinobu Terajima

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 109 minutes

Box Office: $3,752,325

Movie Trailer: Riding Alone for Thousand of Miles (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

139. Adrift in Tokyo (2007)

Takemura has no relatives or friends. While he’s a student, he doesn’t have any specific goals. As a result, he isn’t making any progress. It’s not even close to being over. His debt to society totals over 800,000 yen. In pursuit of him is Fukuhara, a gruff debt collector with an impressive mullet. Then, he gives Takemura a 72-hour ultimatum to pay up.

Director: Satoshi Miki

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Joe Odagiri
  • Tomokazu Miura
  • Kyōko Koizumi
  • Yuriko Yoshitaka

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 101 minutes

Box Office: $79,400

Movie Trailer: Adrift in Tokyo (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

140. Dragon Inn (1992)

A power-hungry eunuch, Tsao Siu-yan, during the Ming Dynasty, thwarts conspiracies against him, and even creates a trap for one of his adversaries at the Dragon Gate Inn.

Director: Raymond Lee

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Brigitte Lin
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Donnie Yen

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 103 minutes

Movie Trailer: Dragon Inn (1992) – Movie Trailer

141. Crying Out Love in the Centre of the World (2004)

By going back in time, Sakutarou finds himself filled with regret over the events of his high school days while searching for Ritsuko, his fiancée.

Director: Isao Yukisada

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Mirai Moriyama
  • Masami Nagasawa
  • Takao Osawa
  • Kou Shibasaki

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 138 minutes

Box Office: $74,849,073

Movie Trailer: Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)

Streaming  Platform: Netflix

142. God of Gamblers (1989)

He is befriended by an undercover street hustler who learns his superhuman gambling powers after he has lost all memory of his past life.

Director: Wong Jing

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Chow Yun-fat
  • Andy Lau

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 126 minutes

Box Office: $4,761,521

Movie Trailer: God of Gamblers (1989) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

143. Cyclo (1995)

Having his bike stolen forces a poor bicycle taxi driver into a life of crime. While this is going on, his sister begins working as a sex worker.

Director: Trần Anh Hùng

Language: Vietnamese

Genre: Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tony Leung Chiu Wai
  • Lê Văn Lộc
  • Trần Nữ Yên Khê

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 123 minutes

Box Office: $284,692

Movie Trailer: Cyclo (1995) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

144. Bedevilled (2010)

On an isolated island, a lady who has been subjected to mental, physical, and sexual violence looks for a way out.

Director: Jang Cheol-soo

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Horror and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Seo Young-hee
  • Ji Sung-won

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $1,129,687

Movie Trailer: Bedeviled (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

145. Friend (2001)

After high school, four childhood friends go their separate ways. Two go to college, while the other two become competing gangsters.

Director: Kwak Kyung-taek

Language: Korean

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yu Oh-seong
  • Jang Dong-gun
  • Seo Tae-hwa
  • Jung Woon-taek

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $550,031

Movie Trailer: Friend (2001) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

146. What Time is it There? (2001)

A watch salesman falls in love with a young woman who is about to leave for Paris, so he begins to convert all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time in order to impress her.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese, French and English

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lee Kang-sheng
  • Chen Shiang-chyi
  • Lu Yi-Ching

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 116 minutes

Box Office: $265,477

Movie Trailer: What Time is it There? (2001) – Movie Trailer

147. Okja (2017)

A little girl puts a lot on stake to keep her best friend Okja – a spectacular beast from being abducted by an evil global corporation.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Language: English and Korean

Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tilda Swinton
  • Paul Dano
  • Ahn Seo-hyun
  • Byun Hee-bong

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $2,049,823

Movie Trailer: Okja (2017) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

148. Pieta (2012)

The film tells a story about a shark enforcer whose life changes after meeting a woman.

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Lee Jung-jin
  • Jo Min-su
  • Kang Eun-Jin

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 104 minutes

Box Office: $6,616,296

Movie Trailer: Pieta (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu and Amazon

149. Long Day’s Journey into Night (2018)

Returning home after an extended period, Luo Hongwo starts looking for his lady love, whom he could not forget even being away for so many years.

Director: Bi Gan

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Tang Wei
  • Huang Jue

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 140 minutes

Box Office: $42,140,994

Movie Trailer: Long Day’s Journey into Night (2018) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

150. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

A married film director falls in love twice with a young painter.

Director: Sang-soo Hoo

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Jae-yeong Jeong
  • Kim Min-hee
  • Yuh-Jung Youn

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 121 minutes

Box Office: $680,728

Movie Trailer: Right Now, Wrong Then (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

151. Copy of My Mind (2016)

The story is about the romance between a woman working in a salon and a pirated DVD seller. Gradually the couple starts facing hardships due to political turmoil in the country.

Director: Joko Anwar

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tara Basro
  • Chico Jericho
  • Paul Agusta

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 118 minutes

Movie Trailer: Copy Of My Mind (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

152. Meet the Patels (2014)

An Indian-American guy approaching his 30th birthday enlists his parents and extended family’s assistance to begin seeking a wife in the traditional Indian method.

Director: Geeta V. Patel, Ravi Patel

Language: Gujarati, English

Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Ravi Patel
  • Geeta V. Patel
  • Champa V. Patel

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $1,700,681

Movie Trailer: Meet The Patels (2014) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

153. Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013)

The movie chronologically portrays 410 tweets from @marylony, the Twitter handle of a teenaged girl Mary. The tweets are about Mary, her friend Suri and the new Headmaster who wants to crush her spirit.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Language: Thai

Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Patcha Poonpiriya
  • Chonnikan Netjui
  • Thanapob Leeratanakajorr

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 127 minutes

Movie Trailer: Mari is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013) Trailer

154. Journey from the Fall (2006)

Thirteen years after the Vietnam Conflict ended, a family damaged by the war is compelled to relocate to America.

Director: Ham Tran

Language: Vietnamese, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kieu Chihn
  • Long Nguyen
  • Diem Lien

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 135 minutes

Box Office: $655,927

Movie Trailer: Journey From the Fall (2006) Trailer

155. Columbus (2017)

A Korean-born guy is stranded in Columbus, Indiana since his architect dad is in a coma. The man encounters a lady who prefers to stay in Columbus with her mom, a recovered addict, rather than pursue her ambitions.

Director: Kogonada

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama

Main cast:

  • John Cho
  • Parker Possey
  • Haleh Lu Richardson

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 100 minutes

Box Office: $1,093,077

Movie Trailer: Columbus (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

156. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Abacus, a small financial services firm, becomes the only corporation legally charged in the aftermath of the 2008 mortgage crisis in the United States.

Director: Steve James

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Thomas Sung
  • Hwei Lin Sung
  • Cyrus Vans Jr.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $113,278

Movie Trailer: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

157. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A family is plagued by the horrors of family deaths.

Director: Jee-woon Kim

Language: Korean

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lim Soo-jung
  • Jung-ah Yum
  • Kim Kap-su

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $1,062,878

Movie Trailer: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

158. AUDITION (1999)

In order to locate a new bride, a widower accepts an offer to screen girls at an audition set up by a friend. However, the woman he likes is not who she seems to be.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Horror and Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Ryo Ishibashi
  • Eihi Shiina

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 113 minutes

Box Office: $359,853

Movie Trailer: Audition (1999) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

159. Ringu (1998)

A journalist and her ex-husband look into a cursed video tape that is reported to kill the viewer a week after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror and Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Nanako Matsushima
  • Miki Nakatani
  • Yuko Takeuchi
  • Hitomi Sato

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 95 minutes

Box Office: $59,001

Movie Trailer: Ringu (1998) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

160. War of the Arrows (2011)

To save his kidnapped sister, a skillful archer from Korea must face off against an army of Manchus.

Director: Kim Han-min

Language: Korean and Manchu

Genre: Action and Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Park Hae-il
  • Moon Chae-won
  • Ryu Seung-ryong

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 122 minutes

Box Office: $50,587,661

Movie Trailer: War of the Arrows (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

161. Time (2006)

A lady has substantial plastic surgery to salvage her drowning relationship.

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Ha Jung-woo
  • Sung Hyun-ah

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 97 minutes

Box Office: $185,299

Movie Trailer: Time (2006) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

162. Tropical Malady (2004)

One soldier and one rural lad fall in love, with a Thai folk-tale about a shape-shifting Shaman serving as the backdrop.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Language: Thai

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Sakda Kaewbuadee
  • Banlop Lomnoi
  • Sirivech Jareonchon

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $46,750

Movie Trailer: Tropical Malady (2004) – Movie Trailer

163. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

Vertical Ray of the Sun is a lovely film from beginning to end, thanks to the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a backdrop. It revolves around three sisters, two of whom have a successful relationship (or so it appears). Single and living with her adorable elder brother, the younger sister is in love with him. One of her sisters is married to a man who has a second wife and kid who he adores just as much as his wife, and she agrees to continue the marriage as long as the requirements are met. Despite being enticed, the third sister’s husband remained loyal to her.

Director: Tran Anh Hung

Language: Vietnamese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tran Nu Yên-Khê
  • Nguyen Nhu Quynh
  • Le Khanh

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 112 minutes

Box Office: $201,247

Movie Trailer: The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) – Movie Trailer

164. Violent Cop (1989)

A violent police officer finds that his co-worker is trafficking narcotics and decides to take action.

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Takeshi Kitano
  • Maiko Kawakami
  • Makoto Ashikawa

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 103 minutes

Movie Trailer: Violent Cop (1989) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

165. Keep Cool (1997)

A disgruntled lover wants vengeance from a wealthy guy. After witnessing the rich man’s public assault on his lover, a random bystander demands monetary reparation for his shattered computer. As two people work together, their lives become intertwined. The fate of the spectator takes a surprising turn, mirroring that of the lover.

Director: Zhang Yimou

Language: Mandarin

Genre: 1997

Main Cast:

  • Li Baotian
  • Jiang Wen
  • Ge You
  • Qu Ying

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 93 minutes

Movie Trailer: Keep Cool (1997) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

167. Blue Spring (2001)

Students at a run-down Tokyo high school struggle with growing up, separating from their classmates, and worrying about their future while living in a dangerous neighborhood.

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ryuhei Matsuda
  • Hirofumi Arai
  • Sosuke Takaoka

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 83 minutes

Movie Trailer: Blue Spring (2001) – Movie Trailer

168. Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013)

An outlaw film crew is drawn into the yakuza clan’s fight.

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Jun Kunimura
  • Shinichi Tsutsumi
  • Fumi Nikaidō
  • Tomochika

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $1,265,872

Movie Trailer: Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

169. The River (1997)

His dysfunctional parents are unable to give any solace for him or for themselves when he swims in a contaminated river and develops serious neck pain.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Taiwanese Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lee Kang-sheng
  • Miao Tien
  • Lu Yi-ching

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 115 minutes

Movie Trailer: The River (1997) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

170. Babyteeth (2019)

Severely disabled Milla falls in love with her family’s greatest nightmare: Moses, a heroin dealer.

Director: Shannon Murphy

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Music

Main Cast:

  • Eliza Scanlen
  • Toby Wallace
  • Emily Barclay
  • Eugene Gilfedder

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $1,150,929

Movie Trailer: Babyteeth 92019) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform:Hulu and Amazon

171. The Host (2006)

A monster rises from the Han River in Seoul and starts attacking humans. One victim’s devoted family attempts all possible to free her from its grip.

Director: Bong Joon Ho

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror

Main Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Byun Hee-Bong
  • Park Hae-il

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $89,433,436

Movie Trailer: The Host (2006) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

172. Touch of Sin (2013)

The story revolves around four characters living at four corners of China, facing hardships of their own lives due to a rapid change in the fast-growing generation.

Director: Jia Zhangke

Language: Chinese

Genre: Action

Main Cast:

  • Zhao Tao
  • Wang Baoqiang
  • Jiang Wu

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 143 minutes

Box Office: $854,891

Movie Trailer: Touch Of Sin (2013) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

173. Chan Is Missing (1982)

Two cab drivers hunt San Francisco’s Chinatown for the enigmatic Chan, who has gone missing with their $4000.

Director: Wayne Wang

Language: Cantonese, English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Wood Moy
  • Marc Hayashi
  • Laureen Chew

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running time: 80 minutes

Box Office: $20,000

Movie Trailer: Chan Is Missing (1982) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

174. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Lara Jean Covey sends letters to all of her former lovers but for her satisfaction. Until one day, when all of her past lovers get all of her love letters. Then, her life is instantly turned upside down as her previous loves face her one by one.

Director: Susan Johnson

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lana Condor
  • Noah Centenio
  • Janel Parrish

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 99 minutes

Movie Trailer: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

175. 0.5 mm (2014)

Sawa Yamagishi was employed as a nursing assistant. Sawa was invited to sleep with the family of an older man, which resulted in her losing her job and home. She is now stranded with nowhere to go. Sawa comes across old folks who are in distress and becomes interested in their life. When Sawa meets them, their lives change, and his scars begin to heal.

Director: Momoko Ando

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sakura Ando
  • Miyoko Asada
  • Bengal

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 198 minutes

Movie Trailer: 0.5 mm (2014) Trailer

176. Mr. Long / Ryu San (2017)

Long, a professional hitman accepts a job in Japan. But, when things go wrong, he has no choice but to escape. He finds refuge in a desolate section of a tiny town, badly injured.

Director: SABU

Language: Mandarin, Japanese, Min Nan

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Chen Chang
  • Sho Aoyagi
  • Yi Ti Yao

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $21,454

Movie Trailer: Mr. Long (2017) Trailer

177. Tatsumi (2011)

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka famed for his gekiga style of alternative Japanese manga, is the subject of a narrative based on his life and short stories.

Director: Eric Khoo

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tetsuya Bessho (voice)
  • Motoko Gollent (voice)
  • Yoshihiro Tatsumi (voice)

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $58,153

Movie Trailer: Tatsumi (2011) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

178. Thirst (2009)

A priest gets afflicted with vampirism due to a failed medical experiment and is forced to leave his austere ways.

Director: Park Chan-Wook

Language: Korean, French, English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Kim Ok-bin
  • Hee-jin Choi

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 134 minutes

Box Office: $13,085,023

Movie Trailer: Thirst (2009) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

179. Ashes of Time (1994)

In the desert, a broken-hearted hitman seeks for competent swordsmen to carry out his contract killings for him.

Director: Wong Kar-wai

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Leslie Cheung
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai
  • Brigitte Lin
  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 100 minutes

Box Office: $1,977,198

Movie Trailer: Ashes of Time (1994) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

180. I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Ok (2006)

A girl who believes she’s a battle cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she meets other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who believes he can steal people’s souls.

Director: Park Chan-wook

Language: Korean

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Rain
  • Im Soo-jung

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 107 minutes

Box Office: $4,642,401

Movie Trailer:

Streaming Platform: Amazon

181. Dragon (2011)

Due to a papermaker getting caught up in the murder case, a determined investigator and the former’s vengeful father begin looking for him.

Director: Peter Chan

Language: Standard Mandarin, Sichuanese, Cantonese

Genre: Action, Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Donnie Yen
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Tang Wei

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 116 minutes

Box Office: $29,282,887

Movie Trailer: Dragon (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

182. Shutter (2004)

After a horrific accident, a young photographer and his girlfriend find mysterious shadows in their images. After a short while, they realize that you cannot outrun your past.

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom

Language: Thai

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ananda Everingham
  • Natthaweeranuch Thongmee
  • Achita Sikamana

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 97 minutes

Box Office: $6,989,456

Movie Trailer: Shutter (2004) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

183. Cold Fish (2010)

The mundane lives of a suburban couple are permanently transformed when a seemingly pleasant old man offers their daughter a job at his fish business, and soon his horrible interests are uncovered.

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Mitsuru Fukikoshi
  • Denden
  • Asuka Kurosawa

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 145 minutes

Movie Trailer: Cold Fish (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Cold Fish

184. Election (2005)

Rival gang leaders in Hong Kong’s Triad society are involved in a battle to become the new chairman.

Director: Johnnie To

Language: Cantonese and Mandarin

Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Simon Yam
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai
  • Louis Koo
  • Nick Cheung

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 101 minutes

Box Office: $2,191,782

Movie Trailer: Election (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

185. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

During a rainy, dark night, a regal and historic Chinese cinema screens its last film. As they bid farewell to the Dragon Inn, they are joined by a few more souls.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese

Genre: Drama and Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Lee Kang-sheng
  • Chen Shiang-chyi
  • Kiyonobu Mitamura

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 82 minutes

Box Office: $1,029,643

Movie Trailer: Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) – Movie Trailer

186. Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)

No idea how she came to the mental asylum, Asuka Sakura wakes up in the asylum’s quiet chamber without a memory of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yuki Uchida
  • Kankurô Kudô
  • Yû Aoi

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $1,453,240

Movie Trailer: Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007) – Movie Trailer

187. 100 Yen Love (2014)

32-year-old Ichiko (Ando Sakura) spends her days in self-indulgent grunge with her parents. Recently divorced Ichiko’s sister has returned to the family home with her infant son. Ichiko finally leaves the house one day after a particularly intense confrontation.

Director: Masaharu Take

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sakura Andô
  • Hirofumi Arai
  • Yôzaburô Itô

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Running Time: 113 minutes

Box Office: $117,642

Movie Trailer: 100 Yen Love (2014) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

188. Shadow (2018)

The story revolves around an ancient Chinese Court.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Chao Deng
  • Li Sun
  • Ryan Zheng

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 116 minutes

Box Office: $91,708,374

Movie Trailer: Shadow (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix and Amazon

189. Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

When a clique of overachieving Asian-American high schoolers engages in illegal extracurricular activities, they experience a power trip.

Director: Justin Lin

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Parry Shen
  • Jason Tobin
  • Sung Kang

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running time: 100 minutes

Box Office: $3,809,226

Movie Trailer: Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

190. A Bride of Rip Van Winkle (2016)

At her wedding, a woman employs actors and strangers to play the roles of her friends and relatives.

Director: Shunji Iwai

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Haru Kuroki
  • Cocco
  • Go Ayano

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 179 minutes

Box Office: $184,727

Movie Trailer: A Bride of Rip Van Winkle (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

191. Seoul Searching (2015)

Teens of Korean origin born and nurtured in other countries go to Seoul in 1986 for a summer camp to learn about their cultural heritage and experience some crazy adventures.

Director: Benson Lee

Language: English, German, Korean, Spanish

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Main Cast:

  • Justin Chon
  • Jessika Van
  • In-Pyo Cha

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 105 minutes

Box Office: $8,966

Movie Trailer: Seoul Searching (2016) Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

192. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

Bruce Lee’s (Jason Scott Lee) ascent commences as a young child getting traditional Chinese martial arts training in Hong Kong. After an argument forces young Bruce to depart from the nation, his father (Ric Young) sends him to the U. S., pleading with him to achieve the greatness that Hong Kong would acknowledge. Bruce started by coaching martial arts to American pupils before becoming a successful actor on the “Green Hornet” television series, dubbed “The Kato Show” in Hong Kong.
Direction: Rob Cohen

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jason Scott Lee
  • Lauren Holly
  • Robert Wagner

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $16 million

Movie Trailer: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

193. Gook (2017)

In Los Angeles County, two Korean American brothers own a shoe store. Kamilla, a black 11-year-old, stops by and lends a hand. The Rodney King decision sparks the 1992 Los Angeles riots on this day.

Director: Justin Chon

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Simon Baker
  • Justin Chon
  • Curtiss Cook Jr.

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 94 minutes

Box Office: $251,541

Movie Trailer: Gook (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

194. In the Family (2011)

When Joey’s partner Cody is killed in a vehicle accident, he discovers that their kid, Chip, has been bequeathed to Cody’s sister. Joey seeks for a remedy in his now-solitary home life. Although the law is not on his side, his companions are.

Director: Patrick Wang

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Sebastian Banes
  • Patrick Wang
  • Trevor St. John

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 169 minutes

Box Office: $101,934

Move Trailer: In The Family (2011) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

195. Drug War (2012)

As part of an undercover investigation, a drug cartel head who is arrested in a raid is pressured into denouncing his former associates.

Director: Johnnie To

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Louis Koo
  • Honglei Sun
  • Yi Huang

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 107 minutes

Box Office: $24,676,341

Movie Trailer: Drug War (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

196. Rebirth (2011)

Kiwako kidnaps the 6-month-old child of a guy she was having an affair with when their relationship falls apart. It takes four years for the authorities to catch up with her and the small kid after she raises the child as her own.

Director: Izuru Narushima

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Hiromi Nagasaku
  • Mao Inoue
  • Eiko Koike

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 147 minutes

Box Office: $14,066,908

Movie Trailer: Rebirth (2011) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

197. On the Job (2013)

Inspired by a true-life incident, jail prisoners are briefly freed to work as contract murderers for politicians and high-ranking military personnel.

Director: Erik Matti

Language: Filipino, Tagalog, English

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Piolo Pascual
  • Gerald Anderson
  • Joel Torre

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $472,890

Movie Trailer: On The Job (2013)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

198. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

It is a revenge story of Marlina, a rape victim, shown in four acts. In the first act, A gang of seven people, led by Markus, robs and rapes newly widowed Marlina. Marlina loses everything. The whole story is about the comeback of Marlina.

Director: Mouly Surya

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Western, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Marsha Timothy
  • Dea Panendra
  • Egi Fedly

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 93 minutes

Box Office: $26,331

Movie Trailer: Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

199. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

During China’s Tang dynasty, the emperor married a neighboring province’s princess. She gave birth to and nursed her two boys. His kingdom is now entirely under his authority, including the royal family.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Main Cast:

  • Chow Yun-Fat
  • Gong Li
  • Jai Chou

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $78,568,977

Movie Trailer: Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

200. Three extremes (2004)

Trilogy of horror films by outstanding independent directors that spans Asia and other cultures.

Director: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook and Takashi Miike

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean

Genre: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Bai Ling
  • Tony Leung Ka-fai
  • Lee Byung-hun
  • Im Won-hee

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $516,930

Movie Trailer: Three… Extremes (2004) – Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

201. The Quiet Family (1998)

A family runs a mountain inn, and their first guest commits suicide while he is there. In a flash, all of their guests suffer horrendous misfortune.

Director: Kim Jee-woon

Language: Korean

Genre: Comedy, Crime and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Park In-hwan
  • Na Moon-hee
  • Choi Min-sik
  • Song Kang-ho

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 99 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Quiet Family (1998) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

202. Chronicle of my Mother (2011)

An autobiographical novel by Yasushi Inoue inspired the film, which focuses on a Japanese family’s struggles with abandonment, resentments and ageing. One day, a son who has problems with his mother will have to face the challenges of his own children and fatherhood.

Director: Masato Harada

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kōji Yakusho
  • Kirin Kiki
  • Aoi Miyazaki

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 108 minutes

Box Office: $13,575,636

Movie Trailer: Chronicle of my Mother (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

203. The Warlords (2007)

Gen. Qingyun joins two bandit chiefs in a blood oath after his army has been slain by rebels in 1860. A Qing loyal army is formed with the aim of capturing rebel-held Suzhou and Nanjing.

Director: Peter Chan

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jet Li
  • Andy Lau
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
  • Xu Jinglei

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 127 minutes

Box Office: $42,883,181

Movie Trailer: The Warlords (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

204. The Magic Hour (2008)

While in difficulty with a gang boss in Sukago, a hustler decides to make things right with him by putting him in touch with an assassin that the hustler has no idea how to reach. An actor is hired to perform the role instead, but he has no idea what he is in for.

Director: Kōki Mitani

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Kôichi Satô
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki
  • Eri Fukatsu

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 136 minutes

Box Office: $36,023,586

Movie Trailer: The Magic Hour (2008) – Movie Trailer

205. As Tears go by (1988)

Wah, who is a mid-level mobster, falls in love with his gorgeous cousin while protecting his temperamental partner-in-crime Fly.

Director: Wong Kar-wai

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Andy Lau
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Jacky Cheung

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 102 minutes

Box Office: $13,133

Movie Trailer: As Tears Go By (1988) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

206. Ichi the Killer (2001)

After searching for his missing employer, the sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara finds himself in the company of Ichi, an unhinged psychotic murderer who may be able to inflict amounts of suffering unimaginable to Kakihara.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Comedy and Crime

Main Cast:

  • Tadanobu Asano
  • Nao Omori
  • Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Alien Sun

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 128 minutes

Box Office: $80,631

Movie Trailer: Ichi the Killer ( 2001) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

207. Hanging Garden (2005)

Family struggles to live together despite the outrageous behavior of each member of the household.

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Anne Suzuki
  • Kyōko Koizumi
  • Masahiro Hirota
  • Itsuji Itao

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 114 minutesCavite

208. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

A daily laborer is badly assaulted, and a youngster nurses him back an injured man to health.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Taiwanese Hokkien, Malay, Mandarin and Bengali

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Lee Kang-sheng
  • Norman Atun
  • Chen Shiang-chyi
  • Pearlly Chua

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $226,026

Movie Trailer: I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

Streaming Platform: Amazon

209. Gozu(2003)

A yakuza enforcer is tasked with assassinating a cherished colleague in the shadows. It’s a weird, surreal, and scary experience when a coworker mysteriously vanishes mid-way.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Yûta Sone
  • Kimika Yoshino
  • Shôhei Hino

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $58,202

Movie Trailer: Gozu (2003) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

210. Isle (2000)

One day while working in an exquisite fishing resort, surrounded by all manner of human annoyances, a young blonde woman finds herself in love with a man who’s on the run for murder.

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Suh Jung
  • Kim Yu-seok

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 90 minutes

Box Office: $24,963

Movie Trailer: The Isle (2000) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

211. The Year of Everlasting Storm (2021)

7 Stories from 7 Authors captures this extraordinary period in time and is a true love letter to the magic of cinema and its storytellers.

Director: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Language: English

Genre: Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Yay Yay Bobby Jones
  • Catherine Machovsky
  • Yu Zhang

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Running Time: 115 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Year of Everlasting Storm (2021) – Movie Trailer

212. Woodsman and The Rain (2011)

Koichi, a first-time director, and his crew travel to Yamamura, a mountain village, to film his next movie. It is eventually decided that along with the rest of the villagers, the villager Katsuhiko, a lumberjack 60 years old, will assist in filming the movie against his wishes.

Director: Shuichi Okita

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Kōji Yakusho
  • Shun Oguri
  • Kengo Kora
  • Kyūsaku Shimada

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $312,542

Movie Trailer: The Woodsman and The Rain (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

213. Harmonium (2016)

Yasaka gets hired by Toshio in his workshop. Unfortunately, an old acquaintance, who has recently been paroled, interferes with Toshio’s family life.

Director: Koji Fukada

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tadanobu Asano
  • Mariko Tsutsui
  • Taiga Nakano

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $153,283

Movie Trailer: Harmonium (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

214. Starry Starry Night / Xing Kong (2011)

12-year-old Mei grew up in the highlands with her grandparents but now lives in the town with her parents. Her parents were frequently arguing, and she was neglected at home. So, Mei withdraws into her realm of fantasy.

Director: Tom Lin

Language: Mandarin, Min Nan

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Jiao Xu
  • Hui-Min Lin
  • Rene Leu

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 99 minutes

Box Office: $589,299

Movie Trailer: Starry Starry Night / Xing Kong (2011) Trailer

215. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

A native New Yorker, Rachel Chu travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family in this contemporary romantic comedy based on a global bestseller.

Director: Jon M. Chu

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Malay, Hokkien, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Constance Wu
  • Henry Golding
  • Michelle Yeoh

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 120 minutes

Box Office: $238,539,198

Movie Trailer: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

216. To Be Takei (2014)

A look at different roles played by eccentric actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor, and elegance have enabled him to become a globally renowned figure and Iconic figure with over 7 million Facebook friends.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Main Cast:

  • George Takei
  • Brad Takei
  • Walter Koenig

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 94 minutes

Box Office: $52,823

Movie Trailer: To Be Takei (2014) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

217. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Iga and Koga, two warring ninja clans, dwell deep in the mountains refining their skills to superhuman levels. The clans do not coexist peacefully, and exchanging any methods is forbidden by the royal order. Seeing the strong clans as rivals, a scheme is devised to inflame the conflict. A competition is set up between the two clans, but it is not a friendly rivalry; instead, it is a battle to the death.

Director: Ten Shimoyama

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Yukie Nakma
  • Joe Odagiri
  • Tomoka Kurotani

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 107 minutes

Box Office: $11,987,868

Movie Trailer: Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

218. Take Out (2004)

An illegal Chinese immigrant in New York falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has to come up with the money by the end of the day.

Director: Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou

Language: Mandarin, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Charles Jang
  • Jeng-Hua Yu
  • Wang-Thyee Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running time: 90 minutes

Movie trailer: Take Out (2004) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

219. Crimson Kimono (1959)

This classic film is an exciting noir directed by Sam Fuller about two detective partners, one Caucasian and one Japanese. They strive to investigate a complex murder case. Unfortunately, problems arise when both of them fall in love.

Director: Samuel Fuller

Language: Japanese, French, Italian, Latin, English

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Victoria Shaw
  • Glen Corbett
  • James Shigeta

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running time: 88 minutes

Movie Trailer: Crimson Kimono (1959) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

220. Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)

Young Lalu is sold into a wedding by her poor father in 1880s China. Instead of marrying, Lalu ends herself in an Idaho gold-mining town. She becomes the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the townspeople. Lalu, who refuses to become a whore, eventually finds her path of freedom and true love.

Director: Nancy Kelly

Language: English

Genre: Romance

Main Cast:

  • Rosalind Chao
  • Chris Cooper
  • Michael Paul Chan

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 105 minutes

Box Office: $717,772

Movie Trailer: Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

221. Ash In Purest White (2018)

A teenage dancer named Qiao falls in love with a gangster named Bin in an industrial city in China. When a battle breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao defends Bin with a gun and is sentenced to five years in jail.

Director: Jia, Zhangke

Language: Mandarin, Chinese

Genre: Romance, Drama, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Tao Zhao
  • Fan Liao
  • Yi’nan Diao

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 136 minutes

Box Office: $11,821,877

Movie Trailer: Ash Is Purest White (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

222. The Search for General Tso (2014)

What was the name of General Tso, and why are we devouring his chicken? Through the narrative of a renowned sweet and spicy chicken meal, this feature film investigates the origins and prevalence of Chinese-American food.

Director: Ian Cheney

Language: Mandarin, English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Susan Carter
  • Ian Cheney
  • Philip Chiang

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 77 minutes

Box Office: $54,275

Movie Trailer: The Search of General Tso (2014) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

223. Stray Dogs (2013)


Two young children and their father, an alcoholic, are barely surviving in Taipei. They run upon a lonely grocery clerk who may be able to help them improve their situation.

Director: Tsai Ming-liang

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Kang-sheng Lee
  • Kuei-Mei Yang
  • Yi-Ching Lu

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 138 minutes

Box Office: $13,573

Movie Trailer: Stray Dogs (2013) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

224. Tokyo.Sora (2002)

Six women try to make it in modern-day Tokyo, doing the best and the worst they can to get by. All moments become rituals of the commonplace and spectacular for them. They must balance their dreams and hopes as they go through each day.

Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yuka Itaya
  • Haruka Igawa
  • Ayano Nakamura

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 127 minutes

Movie Trailer: Tokyo.Sora (2002)

225. Talking Head (1992)

There is a mystery surrounding the disappearance of a respected filmmaker with a unique style, Rei Maruwa. In order to meet the tight schedule, the producer hires a “shadow director” who can imitate any director’s style. As soon as he arrives at the studio, he begins meeting with the quirky team members to try to have a better understanding of the project, but they quickly begin to die in the same order that they met him.

Director: Mamoru Oshii

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Shigeru Chiba
  • Tomoko Ishimura
  • Fumihiko Tachiki

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Running Time: 105 minutes

Movie Trailer: Talking Head (1992) – Movie Trailer

226. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

The film tells a story about a group of soldiers suffering from sleeping disorders.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Language: Thai

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Jenjira Pongpas
  • Banlop Lomnoi
  • Jarinpattra Rueangram

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 122 minutes

Box Office: $98,932

Movie Trailer: Cemetery Of Splendor (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

227. Blade of The Immortal (2017)

A little girl asks a warrior who has been cursed with immortality to help her revenge her father’s death. Based on Hiroaki Samura’s manga series.

Director: Takashi Maiike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Takuya Kimura
  • Hana Sugisaki
  • Sota Fukushi

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 140 minute

Box Office: $7,162,617

Movie Trailer: Blade Of Immortal (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

228. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Except for Sasha and Marcus, everyone believed they’d end up together. But, after reconnecting after 15 years, the two begin to wonder if they can still be friends.

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Ali Wong
  • Randall Park
  • James Saito

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 101 minutes

Movie Trailer: Always Be My Maybe (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

229. The Truth Beneath / Bi-mil-eun eobs-da (2016)

THE TRUTH BENEATH follows a politician and his wife through a strange 15-day controversy in which their daughter goes missing right before elections.

Director: Kyoung-mi Lee

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Son Ye-jin
  • Ju-hyuk Kim
  • Yu-hwa Choi

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 102 minutes

Box Office: $1,755,561

Movie Trailer: The Truth Beneath (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

230. Guilty Of Romance (2011)

A lady was discovered dead in a shabby flat in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo – a love hotel district. Kazuko is a police investigator assigned to investigate this case; she will learn the narrative of two ladies who, although seeming respectable on the surface, are hiding a lot of darkness.

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Miki Mizuno
  • Makoto Togashi
  • Megumi Kagurazaka

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 144 minutes

Box Office: $246,091

Movie Trailer: Guilty Of Romance (2011) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Apple TV

231. Flash Point (2007)

When an undercover cop and his fiancée are threatened by a formidable Vietnamese-Chinese gang, a short-tempered inspector decides to take on them.

Director: Wilson Yip

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Crime and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Donnie Yen
  • Louis Koo
  • Collin Chou
  • Lui Leung-wai

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $6,177,725

Movie Trailer: Flash Point (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

232. Sky of Love (2007)

New high school student Mika begins texting a mystery young man. Incredulous, she finds out it is Hiro, a troublemaker at her school. However, she has no idea that Hiro is really not all awful.

Director: Natsuki Imai

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Yui Aragaki
  • Haruma Miura
  • Keisuke Koide

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 129 minutes

Box Office: $36,684,020

Movie Trailer: Sky of Love (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

233. Stoker (2013)

Unknown Uncle Charlie moves into India’s home following the death of her father to help her and her unstable mother cope. Infatuated, she begins to believe that this mysterious, charming man has hidden objectives.

Director: Park Chan-wook

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Mia Wasikowska
  • Matthew Goode
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Jacki Weaver

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 99 minutes

Box Office: $12,077,441

Movie Trailer: Stoker (2013) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

234. Air Doll (2009)

After developing a soul, the blow-up doll falls in love with a video store employee.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Bae Doona
  • Arata
  • Itsuji Itao

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $1,130,635

Movie Trailer: Air Doll (2009) – Movie Trailer

235. Memoria (2021)

Unusual noises began to be heard by a woman from Scotland while travelling in Colombia. After a while, she begins to think of them in terms of their looks.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Language: English and Spanish

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tilda Swinton
  • Elkin Díaz
  • Jeanne Balibar

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 136 minutes

Movie Trailer: Memoria (2021)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

236. I Am So Sorry (2021)

A documentary exploring the dangers of nuclear energy.

Director: Liang Zhao

Language: Chinese

Genre: Documentary

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Running Time: 96 minutes

Movie Trailer: I’m So Sorry (2021) – Documentary Trailer

237. Himeanole (2016)

It is a beautiful compilation of two stories. The first story shows a gunfight between two co-workers of a café over a waitress. The second story begins when the protagonist meets his old friend. It gradually reveals that some instances make the waitress uncomfortable around the old friend.

Director: Kelsuke Yoshida

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Aimi Satsukawa
  • Gô Morita
  • Shiori Doi

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 99 minutes

Movie Trailer: Himeanole (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

238. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)

A Chinese dad flies to America to see his daughter after her recent separation. Although his trip begins as a quest to visit his daughter marrying, he becomes enamored with an Iranian woman who wins his heart despite their linguistic barrier.
Director: Wayne Wang

Language: Mandarin, Persian, English

Genre: Fiction

Main Cast:

  • Henry O
  • Pasha D. Lychnikoff
  • Feihong Yu

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running time: 83 minutes

Box Office: $76,806

Movie Trailer: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

239. Documented (2014)

In the New York Times Magazine in 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed himself as an undocumented immigrant. ‘Documented’ follows his trip to America as a boy from the Philippines, his travel across America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur, and his journey inside as he reunites with his mom after 20 years.

Director: Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Emelie Salinas
  • Leonila Salinas
  • Jose Antonio Vargas

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 89 minutes

Box Office: $30,662

Movie Trailer: Documented (2014) Official Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

240. Come See the Paradise (1990)

In Alan Parker’s drama, Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid) travels to Los Angeles and works as a projectionist at a movie theatre owned by a Japanese-American guy (Sab Shimono). Jack falls in love with the owner’s daughter, Lily (Tamlyn Tomita), but her father forbids their relationship, forcing them to flee to Seattle. The pair marries and has a daughter, but Jack is helpless to prevent his new family’s imprisonment when WWII comes out.

Director: Alan Parker

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tamlyn Tomita
  • Sab Shimono
  • Dennis Quaid

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 138 minutes

Box Office: $65,532

Movie Trailer: Come See The Paradise (1990) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

241. Mississippi Masala (1991)

In 1972, an Indian Ethnic family was forced out of Idi Amin’s Uganda and relocate to Mississippi. The father sues Uganda to reclaim his assets. After they reach Uganda, the daughter fell in love with a black man.

Direction: Mira Nair

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Denzel Washington
  • Sarita Choudhury
  • Roshan Seth

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running time: 118 minutes

Box Office: $7,308,786

Movie Trailer: Mississippi Masala (1991) Trailer

242. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

When a cursed lady becomes pregnant, the ghosts have a second chance at life.

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Megumi Okina
  • Misaki Ito
  • Takashi Matsuyama
  • Yui Ichikawa

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 92 minutes

Box Office: $3,657,876

Movie Trailer: Ju-on: The Grudge (2003): Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

243. The Eye (2002)

After a cornea transplant, a blind girl can see again. When she learns that she can also see ghosts, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Pang brothers

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai

Genre: Drama, Fantasy and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Angelica Lee
  • Lawrence Chou
  • Chutcha Rujinanon

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 98 minutes

Box Office: $12,165,016

Movie Trailer: The Eye (2002) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

244. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

On a rural farm in northern Thailand, a man dying of renal disease spends his final days with his family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Language: Isan and Thai

Genre: Drama and Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Thanapat Saisaymar
  • Jenjira Pongpas
  • Sakda Kaewbuadee

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 114 minutes

Box Office: $1,214,424

Movie Trailer: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives (2010)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

245. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Two former police officers decide to continue their investigation into a series of murders that terminated their careers and made them seem bad as a new series of murders takes place in the same area.

Director: Diao Yinan

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Crime, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Liao Fan
  • Gwei Lun-mei
  • Wang Xuebing

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 106 mins

Box Office: $16,830,885

Movie Trailer: Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

246. Buddha Mountain (2010)

Young bar singer and two male pals are expelled from their flat in Northern China and are forced to rent apartments from a retired opera singer in Peking. The free-spirited young individuals are irritated by their landlady’s plethora of rules. Their revenge is to conduct cruel practical pranks on her, which she reciprocates by doing the same to them. Eventually the different generations learn from each other.

Director: Li Yu

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sylvia Chang
  • Fan Bingbing
  • Chen Bolin

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 104 minutes

Box Office: $10,673,606

Movie Trailer: Buddha Mountain (2010) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Netflix

247. The Motel (2005)

Ernest Chin, thirteen, lives and works in a filthy hourly-rate motel on a dreary suburb byway. Ernest, who is misunderstood by his family and careening recklessly towards puberty, meets Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet fascinating Korean guy who has checked in. Sam educates the fatherless child all of the rites of passage into manhood.

Director: Michael Kang

Language: Cantonese, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main cast:

  • Jeffrey Chyau
  • Sung Kang
  • Jade Wu

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 75 minutes

Box Office: $51,540

Movie Trailer: The Motel (2005) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

248. Today’s Special (2009)

Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his origins and zest for life via the beautiful skill of making Indian food in this super-feel-good gourmet comedy.

Direction: David Kaplan

Language: English, Hindi

Genre: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Naseeruddin Shah
  • Aarti Mann
  • Dean Winters

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 99 minutes

Box Office: $317,831

Movie Trailer: Today’s Special (2009) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

249. Satan’s Slave (2017)

A woman returns home to pick up her children after dying from a mysterious disease she had been suffering from for three years.

Director: Joko Anwar

Language: Indonesian

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Tara Basro
  • Bront Palarae
  • Dimas Aditya

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 107 minutes

Box Office: $431,730

Movie Trailer: Satan’s Slave (2017) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

250. Picture Bride (1994)

Riyo (Youki Kudoh) becomes the prearranged wife of Matsuji (Akira Takayama), a migrant worker in Hawaii when her father dies. Riyo moves from Japan to the U. S. but struggles to adjust to the harsh life of working on a sugar farm and living with Matsuji. Riyo befriends another lady, Kana (Tamlyn Tomita), who also came here as a bride. Riyo begins accumulating money to return to Japan, but terrible circumstances force her to reconsider her place in the world.

Director: Kayo Hatta

Language: Japanese, English

Genre: Romance, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Yûki Kudô
  • Akira Takayama
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running time: 95 minutes

Box Office: $1,238,905

Movie Trailer: Picture Bride (1994) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

251. Asura: The City of Madness (2016)

The story revolves around a policeman who gets stuck between internal affairs and a corrupt mayor.

Director: Kim Sung-su

Language: Korean, Hanja

Genre: Action, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Jung Woo-sung
  • Huang Jung-min
  • Kwak Do-won

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 136 minutes

Box Office: $18,300,843

Movie Trailer: Asura: The City of Madness (2016) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

252. Jinpa (2018)

The journey film is about the self-exploration of a truck driver and a hitchhiker.

Director: Pema Tseden

Language: Tibetan

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Sonam Wangmo
  • Genden Phuntsok
  • Jinpa
  • Dargye Tenzin

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 147 minutes

Movie Trailer: Jinpa (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

253. Vision Q (2001)

There is a mysterious visitor in the lives of a perverse family who seems to help them achieve a balance in their perverted natures.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Horror

Main Cast:

  • Kenichi Endō
  • Shungicu Uchida
  • Kazushi Watanabe

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 84 minutes

Box Office: $15,678

Movie Trailer: Visitor Q (2001) – Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

254. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Sada Abe affair with her master escalates to a disastrous and compulsive sexual relationship.

Director: Nagisa Ōshima

Language: French and Japanese

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Tatsuya Fuji
  • Eiko Matsuda
  • Aoi Nakajima

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 108 minutes

Box Office: $7650000

Movie Trailer: In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

255. Lesson of the Evil (2012)

One of the most popular teachers in the high school devises a drastic strategy to cope with the growing problem of bullying and poor behavior among the students.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Hideaki Itō
  • Takayuki Yamada
  • Mitsuru Fukikoshi

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Running Time: 128 minutes

Box Office: $26,167,224

Movie Trailer: Lesson of the Evil (2012) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

256. Lowlife Love / Gesu no ai (2015)

Tetsuo had success as a film director a few years ago, but he has been floating through life since then. So, when he meets Minami and the screenwriter Ken, he envisions a new opportunity for success through them.

Director: Eji Uchida

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Masahiko Aoki
  • Masato Arai
  • Denden

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $60,000

Movie Trailer: Lowlife Love (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

257. Colma: The Musical (2006)


Best friends Rodel, Billy, and Maribel are residents of Colma. After graduating from high school, the three spend too much time doing nothing or attending college parties. However, unexpected truths and romances compel them to reconsider what they hold dear.

Director: Richard Wong

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Main Cast:

  • Jake Moreno
  • H.P. Mendoza
  • L.A. Renigen

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 100 minutes

Box Office: $41,131

Movie Trailer: Colma: The Musical (2006) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

258. Charlotte (2003)


Michael, a mechanic, was coerced to choose between a risky affair with an intriguing stranger and the everyday comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his lovely young renter.

Director: Eric Byler

Language: Mandarin, Japanese, English

Genre: Romance, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jacqueline Kim
  • Eugenia Yuan
  • Michael Aki

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 85 minutes

Box Office: $247,554

Movie Trailer: Charlotte Sometimes (2003) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

259. The Debut (2000)

Ben Mercado is a great high school senior who enlists in a prominent art school to pursue his ambition to become an animator. However, his goals clash with those of his immigrant father, Roland, a postal worker who wants Ben to become a doctor.

Director: Gene Cajayon

Language: Tagalog, Filipino, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Dante Basco
  • Eddie Garcia
  • Jayson Schaal

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 88 minutes

Box Office: $1,745,778

Movie Trailer: The Debut (2000) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

260. Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)

When a Chinese American girl visits Hong Kong for the first time and encounters an American expatriate who guides her the ways, an attraction formed, but the time was not on their behalf. The film is a walk-and-talk romance set in the lovely metropolis of Hong Kong and raises the question, “What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?”

Director: Emily Ting

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Jamie Chung
  • Bryan Greenberg
  • Richard Ng

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 78 minutes

Box Office: $21,206

Movie Trailer: Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Hulu and Amazon

261. Tigertail (2020)

In this multigenerational drama, a Taiwanese laborer departs his nation searching for a better life in America, where he struggles to maintain the connection while juggling family and increased obligations.

Director: Alan Yang

Language: Mandarin, Min Nan, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tzi Ma
  • Christine Ko
  • Hong-Chi Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running time: 91 minutes

Movie Trailer: Tigertail (2020) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

262. Yellow Rose (2019)

A Filipina adolescent from a modest Texas town struggles to follow her ambitions of becoming a country music star while forced to choose between surviving with her family and leaving the only place she has ever known.

Director: Daine Paragas

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Eva Noblezada
  • Princess Punzalan
  • Sylvia Ramos

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 94 minutes

Box Office: $367,849

Movie Trailer: Yellow Rose (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

263. ALONE(2007)

Deceased Siamese twin comes back to terrorize surviving twin

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom

Language: Thai Korean

Genre: Drama, Horror and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Marsha Wattanapanich
  • Vittaya Wasukraipaisan
  • Rachanu Boonchuduang

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 95 minutes

Box Office: $9,559,978

Movie Trailer: Alone (2007) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

264. Dogura Magura (1988)

On the day of his wedding, a young man kills his bride and then goes insane. His condition is linked to his biological identity when he awakens from a coma in an asylum with no memories.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi

Main Cast:

  • Yôji Matsuda
  • Shijaku Katsura
  • Hideo Murota

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 109 minutes

Movie Trailer: Dogura Magura (1988) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Mubi

265. The Land of Hope (2012)

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Sci-Fi

Main Cast:

  • Isao Natsuyagi
  • Naoko Otani
  • Jun Murakami
  • Megumi Kagurazaka

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Running Time: 133 minutes

Box Office: $37,323

Movie Trailer: The Land of Hope (2012) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

266. Killing (2018)

The film is about Ikematsu Sosuke, a samurai with no trainer. The plot has been set in the Edi period of 19th Century Japan.

Director: Shinya Tsukamoto

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Action

Main Cast:

  • Sosuke Ikematsu
  • Yū Aoi

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 80 minutes

Movie Trailer: Killing (2018) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

267. Moebius (2013)

Jealousy over her husband’s (Cho Jae-Hyun) infidelity drives a housewife (Lee Eun-Woo) insane. Meanwhile, their kid (Seo Young-Joo) stands on the sidelines, watching their violent clashes. Finally, one evening, the housewife enters their bedroom with a kitchen knife to wreak revenge on the father. The father, on the other hand, repels her onslaught and pushes her out of the room. The mother then enters her son’s room.

Director: Kim Ki-Duk

Language: None

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Jae-Hyun Cho
  • Yeong-ju Seo
  • Na-ra Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 89 minutes

Box Office: $10,254

Movie Trailer: Moebius (2013) Trailer’

Streaming Platform: Amazon

268. Ulbolsyn (2020)

Life in Karatas Village is peaceful until Ulbolsyn, a lady with a cold heart and a fiery temperament who isn’t afraid to set everything on fire, challenges the village’s patriarchal way of life.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Language: Russian, Kazakh

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Asel Sadvakakosa
  • Dinara Sagi
  • Yerbolat Alkozha

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 71 minutes

Movie Trailer: Ulbolsyn (2020) Trailer

269. Antiporno (2016)

Japan’s oldest major film company has enlisted the help of a group of seasoned filmmakers to resurrect its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.

Director: Sion Sono

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Ami Tomite
  • Mariko Tsutsui
  • Fujiko

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 76 minutes

Box Office: $1,013

Movie Trailer: Antiporno (2016)

Streaming Platform: Amazon

270. In Between Days (2006)

While negotiating the obstacles of living in a new nation, a Korean immigrant falls in love with her closest friend.

Director: So Yong Kim

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Carolyn Eby
  • Taegu Andy Kang
  • Madgalena Karasinska

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 83 minutes

Box Office: $150,609

Movie Trailer: In Between Days (2006) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

271. Bad Rap (2016)

Bad Rap highlights the lives of four prominent Asian-American hip-hop personalities, all at various stages of their careers but all striving for success in the mainstream.

Director: Salima Koroma

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Jonathan Park
  • Awkwafina
  • David Lee
  • Richard Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 82 minutes

Movie Trailer: Bad Rap 2016 trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

272. Children Of Invention (2010)

Two young kids dwelling outside of Boston are pushed to fight for themselves after their mother becomes involved in a pyramid scam and vanishes.

Director: Tze Chun

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Cindy Cheung
  • Michael Chen
  • Crystal Chiu

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 86 minutes

Box Office: $11,183

Movie Trailer: Children of Invention (2009) trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

273. Front Cover (2016)

A developing relationship between a gay New York fashion stylist (Jake Choi) and a young Beijing actor (James Chen) develops into romance.

Director: Ray Yeung

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Jake Choi
  • James Chen
  • Jennifer Neala Page

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 92 minutes

Box Office: $26,409

Movie Trailer: Front Cover (2016) trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

274. Never Forever (2007)

Sophie Lee, an American lady, engages in a risky relationship with Jiah, an attractive immigrant worker. Sophie offered Jiah sexual closeness to become pregnant and save her marriage. However, it was during the relationship that she discovered her actual self.

Director: Gina Kim

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Romantic – Drama

Main Cast:

  • Vera Farmiga
  • David L. Mclnnis
  • Ha Jung-Woo

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 104 minutes

Box Office: $6,529

Movie Trailer: Never Forever (2007) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

275. Lucky Grandma (2019)

An unruly, chain-smoking Chinese granny goes all in at the casino in New York City’s Chinatown, putting herself on the losing end of luck – and amid a gang battle.

Dictator: Sasie Sealy

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tsai Chin
  • Hsiao-Yuan Ha
  • Michael Tow

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 87 minutes

Box Office: $185,080

Movie Trailer: Lucky Grandma (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

276. Lucky Chan-sil (2019)

Chan-sil, a film producer, is laid off after the untimely death of her long-time collaborator. She moved into a cheap room in a shoddy area since she has no prospects and no luck. But there’s something off about her new elderly landlady.

Director: Cho-hee Kim

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Mal-Geum Kang
  • Yuh-Jung Youn
  • Kim Young-min

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $219,623

Movie Trailer: Lucky Chan-sil (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

277. Still the Water (2014)

A teen couple dealing with the intertwined cycle of life, death, and love on a subtropical island.

Director: Naomi Kawase

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama and Romance

Main Cast:

  • Nijirô Murakami
  • Junko Abe
  • Miyuki Matsuda

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Running Time: 110 minutes

Box Office: $383,948

Movie Trailer: Still the Water (2014) – Movie Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

278. The Assassin (2015)

In 8th century, a female assassin receives a call to assassinate a political leader in China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Ho

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, History, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Shu Qi
  • Chen Chang
  • Yun Zhou

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 105 minutes

Box Office: $11,991,669

Movie Trailer: The Assassin (2015) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

279. The Paper Tiger (2020)

Three Kung Fu wunderkind have matured into washed-up middle-aged guys who are now one bounce away from tearing their hamstrings. However, when their instructor is slain, they must balance their dead-end occupations, father responsibilities, and ancient grudges to revenge his killing.

Director: Quoc Bao Tran

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Yuji Okumoto
  • Jae Suh Park
  • Ron Yuan

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running time: 108 minutes

Box Office: $118,351

Movie Trailer: The Paper Tiger (2020) Trainer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

280. Ms. Purple (2009)

In the latter days of their dad’s life, a young lady working as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown reconnects with her estranged brother.

Director: Justin Chon

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Alfredo Tavares
  • Jake Choi
  • Courtney Bandeko

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Running Time: 87 minutes

Box Office: $80,657

Movie Trailer: Ms. Purple (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

281. Miss. Zombie (2013)

A Japanese family hires an undead domestic helper whose existence begins to impact their daily lives.

Director: SABU

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Makoto Togashi
  • Ayaka Komatsu
  • Toru Tezuka

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 85 minutes

Movie Trailer: Miss. Zombie (2013) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

282. Helter Skelter (2012)

Lilico, the top celebrity, had many cosmetic surgeries on her entire body. Lilico makes the lives of people around her unpleasant as she tries to deal with her work and personal difficulties as the adverse effects of her operations become apparent.

Director: Mika Ninagawa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Horror

Main Cast:

  • Go Ayano
  • Yosuke Kubozuka
  • Erika Sawajiri

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 127 minutes

Box Office: $25,066,699

Movie Trailer: Helter Skelter (2012) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Netflix

283. Dolls (1986)

During a storm, a troubled family of three — father, stepmother, and child — stop at a mansion. There’s a haunting doll collection at the old owners’ house that the child discovers.

Director: Stuart Gordon

Language: English

Genre: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Stephen Lee
  • Guy Rolfe
  • Hilary Mason
  • Ian Patrick Williams

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 77 minutes

Box Office: $3,500,000

Movie Trailer: Dolls (1987)

Streaming platform: Amazon

284. Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)

Seoul’s ‘bad teens’ and the city’s destitute are chronicled in this collection of short stories.

Director: Jang Sun-woo

Language: Korean

Genre: Crime and Drama

Main Cast:

  • Seul-ki Hang
  • Kyeong-won Park
  • Jae-kyeong Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 144 minutes

Movie Trailer: Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)

Streaming platform: Mubi

285. The Weight (2012)

There is a character named Jung (Cho Jae-Huyn) who was raised as an orphan and adopted by an unmarried mother and son. In addition to his disability, Jung is now an in-home mortician who takes care of corpses in the most unsettling manner.

Director: Jeon Kyu-hwan

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Jae-Hyun Cho
  • Ji-a Park
  • Zia

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Running Time: 108 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Weight (2012) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

286. Advantageous (2015)

Gwen and her daughter Jules strive to hold on to their pleasure in the future when luxury overshadows economic suffering.

Direction: Jennifer Phang

Language: English, French

Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

Main Cast:

  • Jacqueline Kim
  • James Urbaniak
  • Freya Adams

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Running time: 90 minutes

Movie Trailer: Advantageous (2015) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

287. Cavite (2005)

An American guy flies back to his country when he learns that his sister and mother have been abducted and will be killed if he does not cooperate with specific conditions.

Director: Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana

Language: Filipino, Tagalog, English

Genre: Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ian Gamazon
  • Edwin Lagda
  • Edgar Tacangco

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Running Time: 80 minutes

Box Office: $70,071

Streaming platform: Amazon

288. Phone (2002)

Ji-won, an investigative reporter, begins to receive threatening phone calls. She changes her phone number and moves out of the house to avoid the terrible and incessant ringing of the phone. However, terrorist threats persist.

Director: Ahn Byeong-ki

Language: Korean

Genre: Horror, Mystery and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Ha Ji-Won
  • Kim Yu-Mi
  • Woo-jae Choi

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Running Time: 103 minutes

Box Office: $21,784,403

Movie Trailer: Phone (2002) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

289. Green Dragon (2001)

“Green Dragon,” set in a Vietnamese refugee camp in California in 1975, recounts the story of Tai Tran (Don Duong), who has the bravery to approach Sergeant Jim Lance (Patrick Swayze) and finally improves conditions and interaction in the camp.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Patrick Swayze
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Duong Don

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $281,803

Movie Trailer: Green Dragon (2001) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

290. Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011)

It is a complicated tale of murder, desire, and unsettling thoughts for three alienated brothers and their sick father.

Director: Dain Said

Language: Malay

Genre: Action, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Faizal Hussein
  • Zahiril Adzim
  • Pekin Ibrahim

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Running Time: 97 minutes

Box Office: MYR 1,500,000

Movie Trailer: Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011) Trailer

Streaming platform: Apple Tv

291. Spa Night (2016)

Spa Night highlights one Korean-American family’s hopes and reality as each battle with the intersection of personal desire, disappointment, and sense of history in Los Angeles’ Korean spas, which serve as a gathering place and connector between past and future for decades of immigrants. The Korean-American family’s adolescent woks in one of the spas to support his impoverished family, but gradually he uncovered the underground world of gay sex that terrifies and thrills him.

Director: Andrew Ahn

Language: Korean, Spanish, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Joe Seo
  • Yon Ho Cho
  • Haerry Kim

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Running Time: 93 minutes

Box Office: $38,578

Movie Trailer: Spa Night (2016) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

292. Over Your Dead Body (2014)

As performers practice a theatre production of a classic Japanese ghost story, fiction begins to leak into reality.

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Ko Shibasaki
  • Hideaki Itô
  • Ebizô Ichikawa

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Running Time: 94 minutes

Box Office: $1,164,010

Movie Trailer: Over Your Dead Body (2014) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

293. Ping Pong Playa (2007)

A young boy fantasizes about playing pro basketball to escape his slain job, suburban life, demanding elder brother, and organizing his mother’s ping pong classes.

Director: Jessica Yu

Language: Chinese, English

Genre: Comedy, Sport

Main Cast:

  • Jimmy Tsai
  • Andrew Vo
  • Khary Payton

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 96 minutes

Box Office: $77,907

Movie Trailer: Ping Pong Playa (2007) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

294. Robot Stories (2003)

“Mechanical Stories,” winner of almost 23 awards, is heartfelt science fiction, four stories in which completely human individuals try to connect in a world of robot infants and android office employees. “My Robot Baby,” in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; “The Robot Fixer,” in which a mother failed to link with her dying son by finishing his toy robot collection; “Machine Love,” in which an office worker android discovers that he, too, needs love and affection; and “Clay,” in which an elderly craftsman has to choose between natural death and digital immortality.

Director: Greg Pak

Language: English

Genre: Sci-fi, Romance, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Tamlyn Tomita
  • James Saito
  • Vin Knight

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 85 minutes

Box Office: $131,451

Movie Trailer: Robot Stories (2003) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

295. R100 (2013)

A regular guy from an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership is just for a year, and there is only one rule: no cancellations are permitted under any circumstances. So, this man, in pursuit of happiness, hires a bondage club to surprise him with dominatrices at odd moments.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Language: Japanese, English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Nao Ohmori
  • Mao Daichi
  • Shinobu Terajima

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 99 minutes

Box Office: $24,956

Movie Trailer: R100 (2013) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

296. Whispering Corridors (1998)

It is not uncommon for concerned teachers to call their youthful colleagues, such as Eunyoung Hur, to inform them that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is returning. Mrs. Park is ambushed and killed by a ghost after the line goes down. This leads to a close friendship with her buddy Ji-oh Lim, who has the capacity to summon spirits.

Director: Park Ki-hyung

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama, Horror and Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Choi Kang-hee
  • Kim Gyu-ri
  • Lee Mi-yeon

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 105 minutes

Movie Trailer: Whispering (1998) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

297. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)

A new inn has risen from the ashes of the Dragon Inn three years later, manned by marauders who pose as law-abiding people in hopes of unearthing the fabled hidden city buried in desert.

Director: Tsui Hark

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action and Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Jet Li
  • Zhou Xun
  • Chen Kun
  • Li Yuchun

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 125 minutes

Box Office: $3,323,381

Movie Trailer: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

298. Maps of Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

A suspenseful thriller about a fish-market employee who is also a hired killer.

Director: Isabel Coixet

Language: Japanese, English, Malay and Catalan

Genre: Drama and Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Rinko Kikuchi
  • Sergi López
  • Min Tanaka
  • Manabu Oshio

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Running Time: 109 minutes

Box Office: $3,159,683

Movie Trailer: Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

299. Alipato: The Very Brief Life of An Ember (2016)

When a bank robbery goes awry, the leader of a vicious children’s gang is imprisoned. But, after reuniting with the remaining gang members 20 years later, they begin to vanish one by one.

Director: Khavn

Language: Filipino

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Khavn
  • Dido de la Paz
  • Daniel Palisa

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Running Time: 88 minutes

Movie Trailer: Alipato: The Very Brief Life on An Ember (2016) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

300. Go Back to China (2019)

After squandering most of her trust fund, pampered wealthy girl Sasha Li is cut off by her dad and told to relocate to China to work for the family toy company.

Director: Emily Ting

Language: Chinese, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Anna Akana
  • Richard Ng
  • Lynn Chen

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Running time: 95 minutes

Movie Trailer: Go Back to China (2019) Trailer

Streaming platform:Amazon

301. Miami Connection (1987)

A martial arts rock band battles a gang of motorbike ninjas who have strengthened their hold over Florida’s drug trade.

Director: Y.K Kim, Woo-sand Park

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime, Musical

Main Caste:

  • Y.K Kim
  • Vincent Hirsch
  • Joseph Diamand

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Running Time: 84 minutes

Box Office: $1 million

Movie Trailer: Miami Connection (1987) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

302. I Will Make You Mine (2020)

Rachel (Lynn Chen) lives in luxury with her unfaithful husband. Professor Erika (Ayako Fujitani) balances work and parenting her daughter Sachiko (Ayami Riley Tomine). Yea-Ming (Yea-Ming Chen), a struggling musician, is still following a fading dream. Three ladies who couldn’t be more dissimilar have one commonality: their tumultuous relationship with singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura. When the affable but untrustworthy Goh returns to town and into their life, the past resurfaces.

Director: Lynn Chen

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lynn Chen
  • Yea-Ming Chen
  • Goh Nakamura

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Running Time: 80 minutes

Movie Trailer: I Will Make You Mine (2020) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

303. The Promise (2005)

A royal concubine is given the opportunity to make an extraordinary decision because of the empowering love of a slave.

Director: Chen Kaige

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Drama and Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Jang Dong-gun
  • Hiroyuki Sanada
  • Cecilia Cheung
  • Nicholas Tse

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Running Time: 128 minutes

Box Office: $30,995,924

Movie Trailer: The Promise (2005) – Movie Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

304. Chanthaly (2012)

Visions of her dead mother appear to an ill young lady. Unfortunately, she can’t tell if the apparition is just a side effect of her medicine or if it’s her mother communicating with her from beyond the dead.

Director: Mattie Do

Language: Lao

Genre: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Amphaiphun Phommapunya
  • Douangmany Soliphanh
  • Soukchinda Duangkhamchan

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Running Time: 98 minutes

Movie Trailer: Chanthaly (2012) Trailer

305. Selah and the Spades (2019)

Haldwell School, a famous east coast boarding school, has five groups that control its underground life. Seth Summers, leader of the most powerful faction, The Spades, walks the delicate line between being despised and loved by the people around her.

Director: Tayarisha Poe

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Lovie Simone
  • Celeste O’Connor
  • Jharrel Jerome
  • Gina Torres

IMDb Rating: 4.9

Running Time: 97 minutes

Movie Trailer: Selah and The Spades (2019) – Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

306. In Front of Your Face (2021)

The protagonist takes her daily life seriously while keeping serious secrets to herself. She decides to meet with a young director who invited her to join his project. After the meeting, it suddenly rains and thunders.

Director: Hong Sang-soo

Language: Korean

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Hyeyoung Lee
  • Cho Yun-hee
  • Kwon Hae-hyo

IMDb Rating: 4.5

Running Time: 85 minutes

Movie Trailer: In Front of Your Face (2021) – Movie Trailer

307. The Problem with Apu (2017)

Hari Kondabolu, a comedian, tackles his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store proprietor from The Simpsons (1989), and the broader problem of how Western society portrays Southeast Asian cultures.

Director: Michael Melamedoff

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Hari Kondabolu
  • W. Kamau Bell
  • Kal Penn

IMDb Rating: 3.5

Running Time: 49 minutes

Movie Trailer: The Problem with Apu (2017) Trailer

Streaming platform: Amazon

308. Minari (2020)

A Korean Family in 1980, Begins a farm in Arkansas.

Director: Lee Isaac Chang

Language: Korean, English

Genre: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Steven Yeun
  • Yeri Han
  • Alan S. Kim

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 115 minutes

Box Office: $15,004,576

Movie Trailer: Minari (2020) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

309. Jallikattu (2019)

The film shows a village where people start facing huge trouble after a buffalo escapes

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissary

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Crime, Action

Main Cast:

  • Santhy Balachandran
  • Antony Vargese

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Running Time: 93 minutes

Box Office: 7.3 crores INR

Movie Trailer: Jallikattu (2019) Trailer

Streaming Platform: Amazon

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