Asian Films/Series

by dori-biersack | created - 02 Nov 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords






IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Love, Lies (2016)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Story follows Jung So-Yool who dreams of becoming the best singer during the time of Japanese occupation of Korea.

Director: Heung-sik Park | Stars: Hyo-joo Han, Yeon-Seok Yoo, Woo-hee Chun, Ji-Won Choi

Votes: 509

2. Always (2011)

108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.

Director: Il-gon Song | Stars: Ji-seob So, Hyo-joo Han, Shin-il Kang, Cheol-min Park

Votes: 7,311

3. The Last Princess (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Biography, Drama

"The Last Princess" is both a drama and an action film that is based upon the life of Princess Deok-hye (1912-1989) who was born into Korea's last royal family in 1912 as the youngest and ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Hae-il Park, Mi-ran Ra, Sang-Hoon Jung

Votes: 1,212 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Glory Day (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

Four friends on a trip rescue a woman who is being beaten by a man, only to be pursued by the police. One of them lapses into unconsciousness following an ensuing car accident and the other three are arrested on suspicion of murder.

Director: Jeong-Yeol Choi | Stars: Ji Soo, Jun-Myon Kim, Jun-Yeol Ryu, Hee-Chan Kim

Votes: 561

5. Mood of the Day (2016)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

A womanizer and a cute woman (in a 10 year relationship going nowhere) on business trip are seated next to each other on a full train from Seoul to Busan. They start talking when she accepts she can't escape him.

Director: Jo Kyu-Jang | Stars: Chae-won Moon, Yeon-Seok Yoo, Kim Dae-Ryung, Ga Deuk-hee

Votes: 751

6. Nana (II) (2005)

113 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 3,298

7. Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Based on the popular conman character of KIM Seon-dal from Korean folktale who famously sold the water of Daedong River.

Director: Dae-min Park | Stars: Seung-ho Yoo, Jae-Hyun Cho, Suk-ho Jun, Min-Hyuk Kim

Votes: 470 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Whatcha Wearin'? (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

Yoon-Jung accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When her relationship with boyfriend turns sour, she meets Hyun-Seung, and falls ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-hyun Byun | Stars: Seong Ji, Ah-jung Kim, So-yul Shin, Kyeong-jun Kang

Votes: 1,956

9. The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 41,931

10. Missing You (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

A little girl who lost her father to a serial killer 15 years ago awaits for his release, while a suspecting detective follows the killer upon release.

Director: Hong-jin Mo | Stars: Jae-hong Ahn, Hong-pa Kim, Seong-oh Kim, Won-hae Kim

Votes: 385

11. Insane (2016)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A woman gets kidnapped in the middle of the day and is tortured in a psychiatric hospital. A Journalist gets on the trace of the case and tries to find out the truth.

Director: Cheol-ha Lee | Stars: Jin-ho Choi, Ye-won Kang, Jong-soo Kim, Sang-yoon Lee

Votes: 315

12. Remember You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A man calling himself Jin-young walks into a police station to report a missing person: himself. Starting at the end of the story, Jin-young is revealed to be be Suk-won, a lawyer suffering... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-Jung Lee | Stars: Sung-Woo Bae, Young-nam Jang, Yi-jin Jo, Woo-sung Jung

Votes: 407

13. The Truth Beneath (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

THE TRUTH BENEATH follows a mysterious 15-day scandal of a politician and his wife as their daughter goes missing just before the national elections.

Director: Kyoung-mi Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Ju-hyuk Kim, Yu-hwa Choi, Cheol-woo Han

Votes: 897

14. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 485,034 | Gross: $0.71M

15. The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Hong-yun is a high school girl in a little mountain village who falls head-over-heels for a handsome new school teacher, Mr Kang. What with taking care of her youngest baby brother for her ... See full summary »

Director: Young-jae Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jae-in Kim, Nam-hee Kwon, Byung-hun Lee

Votes: 835

16. Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001)

107 min | Drama, Romance

Two soulmates find each other only to be torn apart by tragedy. However, not even death can keep them apart...but can destiny?

Director: Dae-seung Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeon-Soo Yeo, Soo-Hyun Hong

Votes: 1,149

17. No Breathing (2013)

118 min | Romance, Sport

A gifted swimmer rediscovers his talent by entering a competition against his long-time rival.

Director: Yong-sun Jo | Stars: Jong-Suk Lee, In-Guk Seo, Yuri Kwon, Jae-young Kim

Votes: 732

18. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 68,368

19. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 38,900

20. Confessions (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 33,593

21. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 9,107 | Gross: $0.35M

22. Marebito (2004)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa

Votes: 4,742 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Fox with Nine Tails (1994)

115 min | Fantasy, Romance

A half-human/half-fox girl falls in love with an honest young man while trying to become a human-being.

Director: Hun-Su Park | Stars: So-Young Ko, Woo-sung Jung, Eun-hee Bang, Hae-hyo Kwon

Votes: 84

24. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

148 min | Crime, Drama

The struggles of a group of immigrant outcasts living in an alternative-future, xenophobic Japanese metropolis.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Chara, Ayumi Itô, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 3,185

25. Hana and Alice (2004)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku, Shôko Aida

Votes: 3,577

26. Peppermint Candy (1999)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, So-Ri Moon, Se-beom Park

Votes: 7,156

27. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 27,654 | Gross: $2.60M

28. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

77 Metascore

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 5,510

29. The Bow (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Yeo-reum Han, Ji-Seok Seo, Gook-hwan Jeon, Seong-hwan Jeon

Votes: 10,291

30. Dooman River (2010)

90 min | Drama

Chang-ho, 12, becomes friend with a North-Korean immigrant about the same age who just crossed the Dooman river, border between North-Korea and China. His mute sister and his wise ... See full summary »

Director: Lu Zhang | Stars: Jian Cui, Lan Yin, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Votes: 171

31. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

TV-PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

Directors: Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 12,167

32. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 44,057 | Gross: $0.55M

33. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

Votes: 18,586

34. The King and the Clown (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, History

Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,857

35. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Eol Lee, Ji-min Kwak, Yeo-reum Han, Hyun-min Kwon

Votes: 12,696

36. A Brand New Life (2009)

92 min | Drama

Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

Director: Ounie Lecomte | Stars: Sae-ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ko Asung, Myung-shin Park

Votes: 2,043

37. Come Rain, Come Shine (2011)

105 min | Drama

An architect is driving his woman, who is a publisher, to the airport and he tells that he intends to move to her house and his office in her basement to save money; however, she tells that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee | Stars: Hyun Bin, Soo-jung Lim, Ji-Soo Kim, Jung-ki Kim

Votes: 508

38. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,487 | Gross: $0.06M

39. My Son (2007)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Lee Gang-sik sits in jail with a life sentence because of murder. His good behavior the last 15 years earns him the opportunity to be released for one day & visit his family. But how will his son, whom he let down for 15 years, react?

Director: Jin Jang | Stars: Seung-Won Cha, Deok-Hwan Ryu, Jee-Young Kim, Sang-Hun Lee

Votes: 170

40. Downfall (1997)

105 min | Drama

A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she is going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the dark world of Korea's red-light districts, where their pimps and society exploit her.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Eun-Kyung Shin, Jeong-hyeon Han, Dong-joon Choi, Kyeong-sun Jeon

Votes: 124

41. Sopyonje (1993)

112 min | Drama, Music

Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer).

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Myung-gon Kim, Jung-hae Oh, Kyu-chul Kim, Sae-kil Shin

Votes: 825

42. My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look ... See full summary »

Director: Heung-sik Park | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Hae-il Park, Du-shim Ko, Bu-seon Kim

Votes: 318

43. Treeless Mountain (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

75 Metascore

In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.

Director: So Yong Kim | Stars: Gil-Byung Chae, Jung Gil Ja, Shin Hyun Je, Kim Mi Jung

Votes: 1,603 | Gross: $0.06M

44. In Another Country (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joon-Sang Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Yuh-Jung Youn

Votes: 2,861 | Gross: $0.02M

45. Sara (2014)

95 min | Drama

6.5