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2. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Votes: 54,265 | Gross: $0.60M
3. 2046 (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.
Votes: 47,468 | Gross: $0.26M
6. As Tears Go By (1988)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.
Votes: 7,443 | Gross: $0.01M
8. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 108,090 | Gross: $2.73M
9. Last Life in the Universe (2003)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.
Votes: 10,542 | Gross: $0.03M
11. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.
12. Castaway on the Moon (2009)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.
Votes: 14,589 | Gross: $3.73M
Lee Hae-jun. A man's company goes bankrupt and in desperation he tries to commit suicide. He wakes up on the shore off Bam Island on Han River. Isolated from the hectic, degenerating enviroment of the city and free from the monetary system. Meanwhile, a young woman lives in her bedroom, also isolated from the system, desperately trying to fit in and gain attention over the internet, her hobby is to take pictures of the moon. "Kimssi Pyoryugi" takes on a lot of important aspects of life, how we live, what we take for granted and what makes us truly happy.
13. Love Exposure (2008)
Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.
Sion Sono. Funny, sad, unique, intense. A master of intensity and psycho-dramas, Sion depicts the story of three teenagers, their growth and how their lives intertwine. There is really not much more to say than that Ai no Mukidashi's 237 minutes makes an unforgetable experience. You don't watch this, you live through it.
14. The Bird People in China (1998)
118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected.
Miike Takashi. I love almost everything about this movie. An ordinary salaryman and a yakuza are both forced together, venture far away from the concrete jungle and painful memories. A trip originally devoted to exploitation business and collection of illegal debt takes unexpected turns. Excellent story about salvation, dreams, compassion and redemption.
15. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.
16. Departures (2008)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Votes: 45,361 | Gross: $1.50M
Yôjirô Takita. This beautiful, mellow drama touched me both for the fact that it's masterfully crafted and for personal reasons. Packed with wonderful scenes, dialogue and soundtrack. Unique story, obviously superb acting from Masahiro.
17. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
146 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.
Votes: 7,355 | Gross: $0.02M
Shunji Iwai. Brilliant psychological drama.
18. Tokyo! (2008)
Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.
Votes: 8,718 | Gross: $0.35M
Bong Joon-ho, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry. Loved all three films. Espiecially Bong's Shaking Tokyo. Very unique and refreshing triptych.
19. Eureka (2000)
217 min | Drama
The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.
Votes: 3,136 | Gross: $0.05M
Shinji Aoyama. Masterfully crafted drama. Excellent story, acting and scenery. Don't need to tell you much more than to go watch this film!
20. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
R | 121 min | Action, Western
A nameless gunfighter arrives in a town ripped apart by rival gangs and, though courted by both to join, chooses his own path.
Votes: 14,100 | Gross: $0.05M
22. Kamikaze Girls (2004)
102 min | Comedy
Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.