Best Asian Movies 2013

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Best Asian Movies 2013

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1. A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama

76 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 9,332 | Gross: $0.09M

2. 7 Assassins (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure

When gold goes missing in ancient China, royal guards entrusted with its recovery realize they are not the only people in pursuit.

Directors: Eric Tsang, Xin Xin Xiong | Stars: Eric Tsang, Felix Wong, Gigi Leung, Ray Lui

Votes: 289

3. Lawless Kingdom (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure

Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Collin Chou

Votes: 1,024

4. 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: 18,843 | Gross: $0.28M

5. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 62,623 | Gross: $5.21M

6. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 30,076 | Gross: $1.51M

7. Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta

Votes: 11,006

8. Patema Inverted (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shintarô Oohata, Shinya Fukumatsu

Votes: 6,671

9. Gintama the Movie: The Final Chapter - Be Forever Yorozuya (2013)

110 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Gintoki travels into the future and discovers it to be a wasteland with his friends fallen apart. He reunites them to find out what went wrong and how to fix things.

Director: Yôichi Fujita | Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Rie Kugimiya, Tsutomu Isobe

Votes: 1,473

10. Steins Gate the Movie: Load Region of Déjà vu (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

After the events of the anime, Rintarou begins to feel the repercussions of extensive time travel, and eventually completely fades from reality. Kurisu, being the only companion to remember him, now must find a way to bring him back.

Directors: Kanji Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Hamazaki, Takuya Satô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 5,016

11. Unforgiven (2013)

135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Shioli Kutsuna, Jun Kunimura, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 2,072

12. Gatchaman (2013)

113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Hostile forces are taking over the planet, plotting to exterminate human life. Young children with special powers are recruited to lead the fight. 13 years later, 5 special people must come together as one to save the day for humanity.

Director: Tôya Satô | Stars: Tôri Matsuzaka, Ryôhei Suzuki, Gô Ayano, Ayame Gôriki

Votes: 353

13. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

A story about love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Accused of murder and rape, her father's home is prison.

Director: Hwan-kyung Lee | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, So Won Kal, Dal-su Oh, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 12,059

14. Red Family (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A group of North Korean spies, disguised as an ordinary South Korean family, work as spies in South Korea.

Director: Ju-hyoung Lee | Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Byung-ho Son, Woo Jung, So-young Park

Votes: 186

15. The Fake (2013)

101 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Jae-rok Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Hee-von Park, Ik-joon Yang

Votes: 571

16. Ing-too-gi (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama

Tae-sik, a carp-human who is active online as 'black-bean' is attacked by another character called the 'Johnson' in the same community. A video of himself being beaten up is spread online ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-hwa Eom | Stars: Tae-goo Eom, Joon-bae Kim, Hye-young Ryu, Young-sun Yoo

Votes: 33

17. Sunset at Chaophraya (2013)

130 min | Drama

Starring Nadech Kugimiya as Kobori, a Japanese Military Officer who is in the Japanese troop that invaded Siam, and Oranate D.Caballes as Angsumalin (Hideko), a Siamese girl who has ... See full summary »

Director: Kittikorn Liasirikun | Stars: Oranate D. Caballes, Nadech Kugimiya, Nitit Warayanon, Surachai Chantimatorn

Votes: 107

18. Warrior King 2 (2013)

R | 104 min | Action

45 Metascore

When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect and on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces. But luck is on ... See full summary »

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 6,236 | Gross: $0.00M

19. What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

At a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, Indonesia, the students are like any other teenagers: they attend classes, pursue artistic endeavors, and fall in love. The most ... See full summary »

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo

Votes: 186

21. Lari (2013)

90 min | Action

A gang of debt collector kidnap the ex-army's little sister, the biggest mistake that they ever made.

Director: Ahmad Idham | Stars: Aaron Aziz, Hazama Azmi, Simon Kook, Erin Malek

Votes: 20

22. Kil (2013)

90 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Akil (KIL), a quiet and depressed young man sees suicide as an solution though he never succeeds in pulling it off. A chance encounter brings him face to face with the "Life Action Bureau" ... See full summary »

Director: Nik Amir Mustapha | Stars: Redza Minhat, Cristina Suzanne Stockstill, Harun Salim Bachik, Dira Abu Zahar

Votes: 166

23. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,848 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Menstrual Man (2013)

63 min | Documentary, Biography

Only 1 in 10 menstruating women in India use sanitary pads. The rest use rags, husk, sand, and even ash. One man is out to change that.

Director: Amit Virmani

Votes: 70

26. Lua Phat (2013)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Assigned to protect a small town in Vietnam, Dao arrives to fight against the crime boss; but soon his past catches up with him, threatening to destroy the cherished village.

Director: Dustin Nguyen | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Thai Hoa

Votes: 433

27. The Lady Assassin (2013)

83 min | Action

When a kidnapped girl from an elite family is saved by a trio of tavern owners, she slowly realizes they are not what they seem; uncovering their secret training as assassins, she joins ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Dung Nguyen | Stars: Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, Pham Anh Khoa

Votes: 243

28. Metro Manila (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Erin Panlilio

Votes: 7,514

29. 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: 2,823



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