Best Asian Movies

The Top Ten

1 Seven Samurai

This is one of the greatest movies ever! A total epic and should be #1 and much higher on greatest of all time list!

One of the best movies from Akira Kurosawa

Toshiro Mifune is a complete tour-de-force as Kikuchiyo in one of the best movies ever made.

2 Oldboy

So powerful it will haunt you - nomercyz182

Engaging from start to finish. There is no other movie like it. Great acting, great story, and great directing.

No film has actually surpassed this film from South Korea in terms of technicality and story. Deserves a 10/10.

Just awesome.

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3 Inang Yaya

It is the best touching movie I've ever watched. It deserves to be in the 1st rank.

.. Aside from the noble story, the inspiring story really touches hearts of Filipino and anyone else who knows how to love a beloved one.. By appreciation...

Really inspire and less stress.
I love it! Please vote this. and this a filipino movie.
I love the filipino movie its very comedy

She is the Diamond Star of her country.. Brilliant movie

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4 Ikiru

Watanabe here reminded me of my grandfather.

5 Battle Royale

The best thing about this film is not the daring, unflinching, unapologetic, raw brutality or the courage it took to make. The best thing is that this film forces you to ask yourself what you would do if you had to kill (perhaps some of those closest to you) to survive. Would you cower in fear? Would you trust in others? Or would you forsake everyone and carve a path of carnage through them? That question and the way each member of the ensemble cast answers it make this an incredibly important film.

Battle Royale is a Japanese film that needs no remake, because director Kinji Fukasaku made it so realistic that after watching the movie you will imagine yourself part of the battle... "Life is a Game"

Great movie with awesome characters. The movie is very violent and twisted, but it's nothing that bothers me. Definitely a must-watch, especially if you've read the manga or novel! - sockersoppa

A modern classic... It neither perverts the novel nor eclipses it; the two are equally thrilling versions of the same basic premise, but with very different themes. The Hunger Games sucks compared to this.

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6 Kung-Fu Hustle

It makes me happy whenever I watch this movie.. I love stephen chow

The great Stephen Chow, like watching exaggerated live anime but it doesn't look cheap. LAugh trip

A great comedy with eye catching computer works!

Lots of laughts

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7 Late Spring
8 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

its a household name and a great movie - Okami

9 Akira

Maybe the best animated movie of all time, and way a head for its time. Wicked picture, story and soundtrack! Just an all time great movie.

10 Tokyo Story

The Contenders

11 Princess Mononoke

Miyazaki's film... Its all I can say

Should be closer to one, better than most of these annoying kung fu flicks. I love everything Miyazaki (also like Spirited Away and Nausicaa)

12 Rashomon

Directed by the great Akira Kurosawa, this may be the first movie to tell a story by showing different versions of the same event, as different characters saw it.

Only intelligent people choosing this. Maybe that's why it so less

13 Enter the Dragon

All time classic movie featuring the legend Bruce Lee.

14 Love Exposure

4 hours of awesome scenes, I love that it has every slice of life, Love,Comedy.Religion,Friendship,Family and Lust.

15 Grave of the Fireflies

This is the must watch movie, I would rate it 9/10.

One of the best film animation I have ever seen

One of the saddest anti war movies ever made

16 Hero

Great film starring Zang Ziyi. If you loved the famous trilogy of Zhang Yimou you're gonna love this.

17 The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
18 House of Flying Daggers

It is strikingly beautiful; the bamboo forest is by far the most outstanding viewing in the movie. The actors are very interesting as is the culture.

One of my favorite movies of all time. Visually pleasant to watch

Intense and beautiful. I love visually striking movies and this is one of the best I've ever seen. Ziyi Zhyang is always stunning!

Likedit so much I had to find this site to find it again

19 The Life of Oharu
20 Sepet

This movie suck... Must watch

21 The Sentimental Swordsman
22 Sholay

The greatest movie ever seen in Bollywood. Also Sharukh khan stared Dil wale dulhaniya le jayenge is another greatest movie in India.

The plot was terrible and the ending sucked. Brotherhood was a million times better

23 Ugetsu
24 Himalaya

A must watch movie... This movie will change the way you look at this world in a very wonderful way. An epic movie that unfortunately did not receive Oscar. However, I am not sad it did not because I undoubtly believe tat this movie just goes beyond Oscars. Amazing movie. Great soundtracks. A very amazing fact about the movie is tat the main character in the movie did not even know he was actually being shot for a movie as he was a just a simple illiterate old villager.

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25 Moon Child
26 3 Idiots

Best ever movie in the history of Indian cinema... Hats off to Amir khan..

One of the greatest movie I've ever watched. This movie moved me most, and also the Amir Khan's production, "every child is special."

This is wonderful movie.

27 The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
28 Raid, The: Redemption

Best Asian Action Movie 2012

29 Fearless

one of the greatest movies i've ever watched. - lovingkit

Honour till death m/

30 Infernal Affairs

Andy lau and tony leung give a stellar performance here.
Their relationship is worked out very well.
It's one of my favorite Asian movies.

31 In the Mood for Love

This is a masterpiece of movie-making art! The combination of superb acting, enchanting music and expressive cinematography makes In the Mood For Love one of the best movies ever.

It's a wonderful movie, if ou don't see it yet, urry, it's marvelous

32 Azumi
33 A Crazy Little Thing Called Love
34 Ong Bak

Tony Jaa is the next big thing - louiethefly

35 Once Upon a Time in China
36 Raise the Red Lantern

First and Best from Z. Yimou - Gaspar

37 Monsoon Wedding
38 Return Of The Sentimental Swordsman
39 I Not Stupid Too 2
40 The Cup
41 Fists of Fury
42 Boxer From Shantung
43 The Road Home

Very touching film depicting love in it's deepest sense. This movie captures the simple gestures of love that we now fail to recognize which is most of the time embodies how it is to love and be loved. Highly recommended...

44 Endhiran
45 Ip Man

Ip man is Awesome. I love this movie and the humility displayed by Master Ip. This movie should definitely be rated higher.

WHAT! This should be top ten. What is its still doing here..up up up. Donnie Yen at his best. The sequel is surprisingly good. One of the best Kung Fu films out there which you won't care how far they veered from the true story. YES IT'S THAT GOOD!

46 Spirited Away
47 The Water Margin

I was young when I first saw this. At the time I couldn't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese. Watching it again I now know I watched the one with Japanese actors. It still gave me that nostalgic feeling.Originally a traditional Chinese Robin Hood style story...several versions have been written and filmed. The version I saw was 1977 dubbed. Even though I prefer subtitles, I loved the quotes from the narrator before and after the show. The story is great for all ages and will forever be one of the classics. However watching the Chinese version the viewer must understand Chinese style of storytelling on film. It's still enjoyable for avid flickers of Chinese film. Unfortunately I still prefer the Japanese version because I saw that with my father as a young boy.

48 Kiki's Delivery Service
49 Gantz
50 The Host
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