Asian Master List

by himanshusingh202 | created - 21 Apr 2013 | updated - 17 May 2018 | Public

Master List of notable Movies in Asian languages languages that do not have independent lists

The languages covered are Burmese, Dari, Dzongkha, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Malay, Pashto, Seediq, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkmen and Uzbek

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1. Travelers and Magicians (2003)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Tshewang Dendup, Gup Kado Duba, Dasho Kado, Sonam Lhamo

Votes: 1,988 | Gross: $0.51M

2. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 7,022

3. Milarepa (2006)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

52 Metascore

Milarepa is a tale of greed and vengeance - demons, magic, murder and redemption. It is the story of the man who became Tibet's greatest mystic.

Director: Neten Chokling | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Kelsang Chukie Tethtong, Jamyang Lodro, Jamyang Nyima

Votes: 864

4. Angel on the Right (2002)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Set in the Tadjik village of Asht, this film draws on the Muslim notion that we are born with an angel on each shoulder, and that the angel on the right records the good that we do ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshed Usmonov | Stars: Uktamoi Miyasarova, Maruf Pulodzoda, Kova Tilavpur, Mardonkul Kulbobo

Votes: 381

5. The Adopted Son (1998)

81 min | Drama

In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »

Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Adir Abilkassimov, Mirlan Cinkozoev, Bakit Dzhylkychiev

Votes: 505

6. Rice People (1994)

125 min | Drama

In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Peng Phan, Mom Soth, Chhim Naline, Va Simorn

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama

83 Metascore

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Khwaja Nader, Mohammad Arif Herati

Votes: 8,242 | Gross: $1.13M

8. Stray Dogs (2004)

93 min | Drama

The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed, Agheleh Rezaie, Sohrab Akbari

Votes: 519

9. At Five in the Afternoon (2003)

105 min | Drama

In a post-Taliban Afghanistan a young woman (Agheleh Rezaie) attends school against her conservative father's will, hoping to learn more about democracy to fulfill her dream of being the country's next president.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi, Marzieh Amiri

Votes: 1,251

10. The Rocket (2013)

96 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Laos. In a land ravaged by war and exploitation, a boy whose family believe he is cursed must redeem himself by taking part in a dangerous rocket competition.

Director: Kim Mordaunt | Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam, Boonsri Yindee

Votes: 2,797

11. Kabuli kid (2008)

97 min | Drama

A woman in a light-blue chadri abandons her infant in the backseat of a cab in the bustling streets of post-war Kabul.

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Mohammad Chafi Sahel

Votes: 265

12. Bo Ba Bu (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

After a plane crashes a western woman is found by two inhabitants in the middle of the desert. Unable to communicate with the two men and traumatized by the accident, the woman accepts her estranged new life.

Director: Ali Khamraev | Stars: Abdrashid Abdrakhmanov, Hodjar Abdullaeva, Farkhad Abdullayev, Dinmukhamet Akhimov

Votes: 80

13. Queen of the Mountains (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz | Stars: Elina Abai Kyzy, Nasira Mambetova, Aziz Muradillayev, Adilet Usubaliyev

Votes: 3,238

14. The Cup (1999)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

70 Metascore

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor

Votes: 2,769 | Gross: $1.07M

15. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

62 Metascore

An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Masanobu Andô, Jun'ichi Haruta, Sabu Kawahara, Shiang-Chu Tang

Votes: 6,314 | Gross: $0.14M

16. Janaan (2016)

133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The story of a Pakhtun girl who returns from Canada to attend her cousin's wedding in Swat, Pakistan and falls in love.

Director: Azfar Jafri | Stars: Hania Aamir, Saad Zia Abbasi, Bilal Ashraf, Nayyar Ejaz

Votes: 1,275

17. Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Sher Agah, Kader Arefi

Votes: 318

18. Daughter-in-Law (1972)

81 min | Drama

A woman whose husband has been killed in WWII lives with her father-in-law in the desert. She cannot leave and go back to her family, because that would mean the end of hope that her husband, a heroic pilot, might return one day.

Director: Khodzha Kuli Narliyev | Stars: Maya-Gozel Aimedova, Khodzhan Ovezgelenov, Khodzhaberdy Narliyev, Khommat Mullyk

Votes: 76

19. The Road to Mandalay (2016)

108 min | Drama

Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war in search of a new life in Thailand.

Director: Midi Z | Stars: Kai Ko, Ke-Xi Wu

Votes: 508

20. Himalaya (1999)

108 min | Drama

73 Metascore

An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Valli, Michel Debats | Stars: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Wangel

Votes: 4,838 | Gross: $2.48M

21. BoBoiBoy: The Movie (2016)

TV-G | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A group of alien treasure hunters named The Tengkotak has arrived on earth and kidnapped Ochobot in order to use him to locate an ancient and powerful Power Sphere hiding on earth. BoBoiBoy... See full summary »

Director: Nizam Razak | Stars: Nur Sarah Alisya, Anas Abdul Aziz, Mohd Fathi Diaz, Nur Fathiah Diaz

Votes: 2,365

22. Polis Evo (2015)

120 min | Action

Big city cop and small-town-big-cop must learn to work together in order to take down Malaysia's biggest drug lord.

Director: Ghaz Abu Bakar | Stars: Shaheizy Sam, Zizan Razak, Nora Danish, Hushairi Husain

Votes: 475

23. Ola Bola (2016)

113 min | Drama, History, Sport

It is a story set in the 1980s during tumultuous economic times, about an unlikely team of footballers whose disagreements have left them with a streak of embarrassing losses. Personal ... See full summary »

Director: Keng Guan Chiu | Stars: J.C. Chee, Luqman Hafidz, Andy Darrel Gomes, Katrina Ho

Votes: 609

24. Apprentice (2016)

115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Inevitably, a transfer to a maximum security prison will eventually challenge the integrity and ethics of a young correctional officer on his way to become a chief executioner.

Director: Junfeng Boo | Stars: Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Boon Pin Koh

Votes: 1,298 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Munafik (2016)

98 min | Horror

Adam is a Muslim medical practitioner who is unable to accept the fact that his wife is no longer in this world. Later on, he agrees to treat a depressed woman named Maria but strange and unsettling things start to happen.

Director: Syamsul Yusof | Stars: Syamsul Yusof, Nabila Huda, Sabrina Ali, Fizz Fairuz

Votes: 648

26. Paths of the Soul (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A group of Tibetans make a 1200 kilometer pilgrimage to Lasa.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Tsring Chodron, Tsewang Dolkar, Jiangcuo Seba, Pei Yang

Votes: 636 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

49 Metascore

A historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.

Directors: Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer | Stars: Kuno Becker, Jason Scott Lee, Jay Hernandez, Zhansaya Saparkhanova

Votes: 3,579 | Gross: $0.08M

28. Tulpan (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children. Ondas is a herdsman, tough and strong. It's dry, dusty, and windy; too ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Askhat Kuchencherekov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondassyn Bessikbassov

Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $0.16M

29. Harmony Lessons (2013)

120 min | Drama

Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 807

30. The Old Man (2012)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.

Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Ondassyn Bessikbassov, Erbolat Toguzakov

Votes: 563

31. Deception: Oo Pel Dan Myin (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

Min Htet possesses a perfect life which will be envied by a lot. He is rich; owns a gallery and in addition to all that, has a beautiful wife called Zin Mar. He is the epitome of happiness ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Kyi | Stars: Zenn Kyi, Thet Mon Myint, Aung Myint Myat, Kaew Korravee

Votes: 1,412

32. Mudras Calling (2018)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

When US-raised Jaden returns to his birthplace Myanmar, to search for his roots, he discovers a shocking truth, a new love and ultimately a possible future in his homeland.

Director: Christina Kyi | Stars: Zenn Kyi, Hla Yin Kyae, Nann Wai Wai Htun, Htoo

Votes: 1,181



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