Beautiful Asian Movies

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1. Linda Linda Linda (2005)

TV-PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Doona Bae, Aki Maeda, Yû Kashii, Shiori Sekine

Votes: 3,069

2. 20:30:40 (2004)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Three women in different stages of their lives - 20, 30, 40 - face the hardships of the female existence.

Director: Sylvia Chang | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Rene Liu, Angelica Lee, Kate Yeung

Votes: 1,188

3. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 17,218 | Gross: $0.20M

4. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 22,124 | Gross: $0.68M

5. A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could be a millionaire by inheriting his deceased grandfather's wealth. Unfortunately his ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyun Bin, Yong-joon Cho, Do-hyeon Lee, Han-sol Lee

Votes: 4,593

6. Beck (2010)

145 min | Drama, Music

A normal fresh year highschool kid found his daily basis life extremely boring, until one day he met a dog and the owner of it that leads him to a completely new life filled with passion within musical stuff.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Hiro Mizushima, Kenta Kiritani, Aoi Nakamura, Osamu Mukai

Votes: 850

7. My Little Bride (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties.

Director: Ho-joon Kim | Stars: Rae-won Kim, Geun-young Moon, Sun-yeong Ahn, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 4,944

8. Blue Spring (2001)

83 min | Drama

A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment.

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai, Sôsuke Takaoka, Yûsuke Ohshiba

Votes: 2,908

9. 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

A cute, poor, Korean high school senior's dumped by her boyfriend so she kicks a beer can hitting a handsome driver, who "crashes" his convertible. He insists on 3M won/USD3000 in damages. She can work it off over 100 days. Comedy follows.

Director: Dong-yeob Shin | Stars: Jae-won Kim, Ji-won Ha, Tae-hyeon Kim, Min Han

Votes: 2,800

10. 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.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 42,900

11. Crows Zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 6,939

12. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyun-sook Kim

Votes: 6,643

13. Girl by Girl (2007)

80 min | Comedy

Two students fall in love with the same guy--one is a model student, and the other is a troublemaker. The troublemaker makes up a lie and tells the model student that the guy actually likes... See full synopsis »

Director: Dong-hoon Park | Stars: Min Je, Ji-min Kwak, Jin-yeong Kwon, Seong-Eon Lim

Votes: 98

14. A Good Day to Have an Affair (2007)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

Two bored housewives who use "Dewdrop" and "Tweetie" as their Internet chat room monikers are longing for a bit of excitement. Though Tweetie quickly hooks up with Fox, an older but eager ... See full summary »

Director: Moon-il Jang | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Jin-Seo Yoon, Min-ho Hwang, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 286

15. Mr. Robin kkosigi (2006)

Not Rated | 107 min | Romance

A Korean company analyst rear-ends an American man's car then discovers he's her new boss. Unlucky at love, she begins to take romance lessons from him in order to seduce him.

Director: Sang-woo Kim | Stars: Uhm Junghwa, Daniel Henney, Holly Karrol Clark, Joong-hyeon Bang

Votes: 1,737

16. Why Did You Come to My House (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

Two misfits form an unlikely relationship after a woman breaks into a man's house only to discover him in the midst of a suicide attempt.

Director: Soo-ah Hwang | Stars: Hye-jeong Kang, Hee-soon Park, Seung-Hyun Lee, Byeong-gyun Ahn

Votes: 173

17. And I Hate You So (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Luna Ng (Kelly Chen) is a columnist who gave her first boyfriend a vinyl record as a gift. She later discovers that same vinyl record in a second hand store so she attempts to buy it back. ... See full summary »

Director: Chung Man Yee | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen, Teresa Mo, Eric Tsang

Votes: 299

18. Love on Sunday (2006)

89 min | Drama

A girl is dying, Girl wants to recall her childhood and a childhood friend who is her crush. Girl leaves the city to her hometown and stays with a said childhood friend who is her crush. A ... See full summary »

Directors: Manabu Asô, Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Mark Chinnery, Yuria Haga, Takami Mizuhashi, Kazunori Sasaki

Votes: 116

19. The Perfect Couple (2007)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

Young cop with debilitating phobia meets a hyperactive young journalist who complicates his life and career by always managing to do the wrong thing.

Director: Jeong-woo Kim | Stars: Dong-Wook Lee, Hyeon-yeong, Jeong-heon Lee, Soo-kyeong Jeon

Votes: 211

20. First Kiss (1998)

105 min | Drama, Romance

A reporter and a photographer work together at a weekly magazine and navigate their way through a series of misunderstandings on their way to falling in love.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Jae-wook Ahn, Ji-Woo Choi, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Hye-kyeong Yu

Votes: 141

21. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,233 | Gross: $32.86M

22. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 8,758 | Gross: $0.35M

23. 4th Period Mystery (2009)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

High school guys must find the killer of their classmate before the next class start, in 40 minutes.

Director: Sang-yong Lee | Stars: Chi-yong Ahn, In-sook Choi, Jae-sang Han, Soo-hyang Im

Votes: 322

24. New Police Story (2004)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau, Tak-Bun Wong

Votes: 23,293

25. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 242,502 | Gross: $128.08M

26. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Poonam Sinha

Votes: 27,401 | Gross: $3.44M

27. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 40,921 | Gross: $2.90M

28. One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman (2008)

121 min | Drama

A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process.

Director: Yuki Tanada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Mirai Moriyama, Pierre Taki, Terunosuke Takezai

Votes: 892

29. 9 Souls (2003)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them... See full summary »

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Ryûhei Matsuda, Genta Dairaku, Eita

Votes: 1,533

30. Rookies (II) (2008– )

Drama

Koichi Kawato is the new Japanese Literature teacher at the ill-famed Futakotamagawa high school, whose baseball club is composed of thugs and bullies who have been suspended for a year ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryûta Satô, Hayato Ichihara, Keisuke Koide, Ryôhei Abe

Votes: 120

31. Swing Girls (2004)

105 min | Drama, Comedy, Music

A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up vitiating and replacing the schools brass band.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Yûta Hiraoka, Shihori Kanjiya, Yuika Motokariya

Votes: 3,179

32. Hellcats (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

A screenwriter dreams of success and has a boyfriend who is a member of an unsuccessful rock band. Her sister, an interior designer, meets an actor she falls for. Her niece is trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Chil-in Kwon | Stars: Mi-sook Lee, Min-hee Kim, Sohee, Eun-ji Jo

Votes: 181

33. You're My Pet (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

On a rainy night, Eun-Yi walks home and finds a large blue box on front of her home. When she looks inside of the box she's shocked again to see the named In-Ho, sitting in the box. Ji-Eun ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-gon Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Keun-Suk Jang, Tae-Joon Ryu, Yu-mi Jeong

Votes: 957

34. Crazy Waiting (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

he movie looks at four couples whose lives are interrupted by South Korea's mandatory military service. Hyo-jeong is dating the much-younger Won-jae when he leaves for military service, and... See full summary »

Director: Seung-jin Ryoo | Stars: Tae-yeong Son, Keun-Suk Jang, Hie-jin Jang, Danny Ahn

Votes: 177

35. The Happy Life (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Sang-woo, the leader of college rock band Volcano, dies and sets up a reunion for Gi-yeong and the other members of the group. Former bass player Seong-wook lives a hand-to-mouth existence ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Jin-young Jung, Yoon-seok Kim, Sang-ho Kim, Keun-Suk Jang

Votes: 254

36. Sunny (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Ho-jeong Yu, Eun-kyung Shim, Hee-kyung Jin, Min-yeong Kim

Votes: 4,531

37. Harmful Insect (2001)

92 min | Drama

Following the divorce of her parents, her mother's suicide attempt, and the rumors of an affair with her teacher, a lonely 7th grader starts skipping school in an attempt to find herself.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Seiichi Tanabe, Tetsu Sawaki, Ryo Amamiya

Votes: 711

38. Take Care of My Cat (2001)

112 min | Drama

69 Metascore

In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-eun Jeong | Stars: Doona Bae, Yo-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $0.00M

39. 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: Chae Gil Byung, Jung Gil Ja, Shin Hyun Je, Kim Mi Jung

Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $0.06M

40. 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: 1,993

41. Parade (2009)

118 min | Drama

Four youths share a two bedroom apartment in a corner of Tokyo. A series of assault cases occur in the same district. Eighteen year old Satoru, a male prostitute, joins them as a new house mate. Their daily life slowly starts to change.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Karina, Shihori Kanjiya, Kento Hayashi

Votes: 546

42. 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.

Director: Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

Votes: 14,688 | Gross: $3.73M

43. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 8,162 | Gross: $0.28M

44. Girls for Keeps (2012)

124 min | Drama

Working nine to five to make ends meet, put food on the table, meet attractive men and look chic is the goal of four gossiping women who have lives, jobs, families, sex in the city, gossip ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Karina, Kumiko Asô, Michiko Kichise, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 83

45. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 18,788 | Gross: $0.28M

46. Flowers (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A story of six women from three different generations, each living their own journeys in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930s to the present.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Yû Aoi, Kyôka Suzuki, Yûko Takeuchi, Rena Tanaka

Votes: 269

49. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure