Asian Films

by Karasu87 | created - 07 Apr 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

My list of awesome, and noteworthy Asian flicks. Japanese movies will get their own list.

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1. As the Light Goes Out (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama

The firefighters of Hong Kong's Pillar Point division battle an out-of-control blaze that threatens to plunge the city into darkness.

Director: Chi-Kin Kwok | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue, Simon Yam, Jun Hu

Votes: 1,091

2. Police Story (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Directors: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Kwok-Hung Lam

Votes: 27,012 | Gross: $0.11M

3. SPL: Kill Zone (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jing Wu

Votes: 10,937

4. Kung Fu Jungle (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

66 Metascore

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Director: Teddy Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung, Bing Bai

Votes: 9,305 | Gross: $0.13M

5. Badges of Fury (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

In just 3 days, three cases of Smiling Murder shock Hong Kong. The young detective Wang Bu'er and his buddy Huang Feihong embark on an investigation full of excitement and unexpected events.

Director: Tsz Ming Wong | Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Shi Shi Liu, Michelle Chen

Votes: 2,564

6. Rob-B-Hood (2006)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michael Hui, Louis Koo, Charlene Choi

Votes: 12,616

7. Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 35,274

8. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 69,266 | Gross: $4.56M

9. Xun long jue (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

In 1969 PRChina, two men survive a supernatural tomb. They later become tomb raiders with Shirley/Qi Shu. 20 years later in NYC, one is hired to find that tomb again and the 2 friends follow later.

Director: Wuershan | Stars: Kun Chen, Angelababy, Qi Shu, Keith Collea

Votes: 3,273 | Gross: $1.24M

10. High Risk (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jing Wong, Wai-Lun Lam | Stars: Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Jacky Cheung, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 3,826

11. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 182,657 | Gross: $4.11M

12. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

Votes: 109,028 | Gross: $2.63M

13. Zu Warriors (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Fantasy

Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Ziyi Zhang, Cecilia Cheung

Votes: 3,276

14. Flash Point (2007)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

38 Metascore

A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Ray Lui, Collin Chou

Votes: 12,052 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Hitman (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

Director: Wei Tung | Stars: Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Gigi Leung

Votes: 4,690

16. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-woong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 9,484 | Gross: $2.59M

17. The Tower (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Drama

A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

Director: Ji-hoon Kim | Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Kyung-gu Sol, Ye-jin Son, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 4,819

18. Shaolin (2011)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama

53 Metascore

After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Shaoqun Yu, Chen Zhiui, Xing Yu, Jing Wu

Votes: 18,177 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Tai-Chi Master (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-Ho Chin, Fennie Yuen

Votes: 9,139

20. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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

94 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: 246,189 | Gross: $128.08M

21. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 71,144 | Gross: $24.63M

22. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 105,022 | Gross: $11.05M

23. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 41,172 | Gross: $6.57M

24. Black Mask (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau, Karen Mok, Françoise Yip

Votes: 10,790 | Gross: $12.49M

25. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 121,658 | Gross: $17.11M

26. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 96,515 | Gross: $2.20M

27. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Bill Tung

Votes: 37,269 | Gross: $32.39M

28. Dragon (2011)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li

Votes: 13,264 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Chaw (2009)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage.

Director: Jeong-won Shin | Stars: Tae-woong Eom, Seong-kwang Ha, Yoo-i Ha, Philip Hersh

Votes: 994

30. Mojin: The Worm Valley (2018)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Following in the footsteps of blockbuster MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND and based on the bestselling novel series, MOJIN: THE WORM VALLEY once again finds legendary tomb explorer Hu Bayi on a ... See full summary »

Director: Xing Fei | Stars: Hang Cai, Xuan Gu, Heng Yu, Taishen Cheng

Votes: 270 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Wolf Warrior (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.

Director: Jing Wu | Stars: Jing Wu, Nan Yu, Dahong Ni, Kevin Lee

Votes: 3,870

32. The Sniper (2009)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Richie Jen, Xiaoming Huang, Edison Chen, Bowie Lam

Votes: 1,992

33. Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter for whom she begins to fall instead.

Director: Vincent Kok | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Emil Chau

Votes: 10,603

34. Shock Wave (2017)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Andy Lau, Wu Jiang, Jia Song, Philip Keung

Votes: 2,308

35. Wings Over Everest (2019)

110 min | Action

When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings to take them up to recover them.

Director: Fay Yu | Stars: Jingchu Zhang, Kôji Yakusho, Po-Hung Lin, Victor Webster

Votes: 55



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