Top 130 East Meets West Films/Shows

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1. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 39,926 | Gross: $63.10M

2. The Tracker (2001 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Schechter | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Françoise Robertson, Russell Wong, Jason Blicker

Votes: 224

3. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 62,129

4. Martial Law (1998–2000)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Action

A Shanghai cop who is a master of martial arts fights crime in the Los Angeles Police Dept.

Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Kelly Hu, Arsenio Hall, Tom Wright

Votes: 2,179

5. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 15,271 | Gross: $2.28M

6. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 145,017 | Gross: $130.44M

7. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 89,483 | Gross: $43.08M

8. War (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

36 Metascore

An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

Director: Philip G. Atwell | Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, John Lone

Votes: 81,698 | Gross: $22.49M

9. Black Rain (1989)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 46,113 | Gross: $46.21M

10. American Dragons (1998)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Michael Biehn, Joong-Hoon Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Don Stark

Votes: 596

11. Red Sun (1971)

PG | 112 min | Action, Western

In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a manhunt to retrieve it.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Votes: 7,040 | Gross: $4.84M

12. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 187,838 | Gross: $226.16M

13. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 12,906 | Gross: $18.70M

14. The Replacement Killers (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

42 Metascore

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 25,849 | Gross: $18.97M

15. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 6,935

16. Shanghai Noon (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

A Chinese man travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped Princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Brandon Merrill

Votes: 113,075 | Gross: $56.94M

17. Shanghai Knights (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 95,095 | Gross: $60.48M

18. Bullet to the Head (2012)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Votes: 45,215 | Gross: $9.48M

19. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Juan Fernández, Perry Lopez, James Pax

Votes: 2,532 | Gross: $3.42M

20. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 20,727 | Gross: $0.45M

21. Blue Tiger (1994)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Tôru Nakamura, Dean Hallo, Ryo Ishibashi

Votes: 605

22. American Yakuza (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film.

Director: Frank A. Cappello | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 2,145

23. Back to Back (1996 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama

An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Michael Rooker, Ryo Ishibashi, Danielle Harris, John Laughlin

Votes: 633

24. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 223,246 | Gross: $141.15M

25. Drive (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Director: Steve Wang | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 5,014

26. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry

Votes: 5,910

27. Mask of the Ninja (2008 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Their vengeance is relentless, their method is ritual, their weapon is secret, and the motive is in their blood. In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Anthony Brandon Wong, Bellamy Young, Kristy Wu

Votes: 368

28. Shanghai Dawn

Action, Comedy | Announced

The continuing adventures of former Chinese Imperial guard Chon Wang and American bandit, Roy O'Bannon.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson

29. The Art of War (2000)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko

Votes: 27,618 | Gross: $30.21M

30. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Votes: 97,389 | Gross: $17.14M

31. White Tiger (1996)

R | 93 min | Action

When D.E.A. agent Mike Ryan undertakes the huge task of avenging the brutal murder of his partner John Grogan, he finds he must fight both sides; the murderer and his double crossing police... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Gary Daniels, Mig Macario, Kelly Benson, Matt Craven

Votes: 384

32. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 70,395 | Gross: $11.81M

33. Gedo (2000 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...

Director: Talun Hsu | Stars: Gary Daniels, Kiyoshi Nakajo, Eric Lutes, Kentarô Shimizu

Votes: 231

34. Deadly Target (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Hong Kong police detective Charles Prince (Gary Daniels) arrives in Los Angeles to extradite a notorious Chinese gangster back to Hong Kong for trial. But soon, his suspect escapes. With ... See full summary »

Director: Charla Driver | Stars: Gary Daniels, Ken McLeod, Byron Mann, Susan Byun

Votes: 194

35. Army of One (1993)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, George Segal, Kristian Alfonso, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 4,943

36. Steele Justice (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Martin Kove, Sela Ward, Ronny Cox, Bernie Casey

Votes: 469 | Gross: $1.33M

37. Hard Justice (1995 Video)

R | 88 min | Action

When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: David Bradley, Charles Napier, Yuji Okumoto, Clabe Hartley

Votes: 358

38. White Cargo (1996)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Joe Hargatay is a police detective who works just for the fun of it, investigating a murder that leads him into a dangerous underground world of drugs, models, models as escorts, Asian and Italian mobs, and his ex-wife.

Director: Daniel Reardon | Stars: David Bradley, Shannon Tweed, Lydie Denier, Grace Renn

Votes: 77

39. Chain of Command (2000)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.

Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Roy Scheider, Patrick Muldoon, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Biehn

Votes: 777

40. The Corruptor (1999)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 16,786 | Gross: $15.16M

41. Wake of Death (2004)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After his wife is brutally murdered, club enforcer Ben Archer wages war against the Chinese triads.

Director: Philippe Martinez | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Philip Tan, Valerie Tian

Votes: 8,414

42. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 729,573 | Gross: $83.01M

43. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 47,730 | Gross: $79.82M

44. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 94,882 | Gross: $70.45M

45. Paper Bullets (1999)

R | Action, Crime

Alcoholic cop John Rourke finds a trail of corruption after a gunman opens fire on a police conference.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: James Russo, William McNamara, Jeff Wincott, Nicole Bilderback

Votes: 173

46. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 437,123

Season 4

47. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 164,258

Season 4, 5, 6 & 9

48. Bloodfist (1989)

R | 85 min | Action, Sport

Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Don Wilson, Joe Mari Avellana, Rob Kaman, Billy Blanks

Votes: 922 | Gross: $1.77M

49. Red Sun Rising (1994)

R | 95 min | Action

Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Don Wilson, Terry Farrell, Mako, Michael Ironside

Votes: 355

50. No Way Back (1995)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1