Favoritas del Sudeste Asiático

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1. Kru Somsri (1985)

117 min | Drama

A feisty teacher leads a group of slum-dwellers against a real estate developer who is determined to evict hundreds of families in order to make way for a construction project.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: Chalita Pattamapan, Ron Rittichai, So Asanachinda, Setta Sirichaya

Votes: 10

2. Nostalgia for Countryland (1995)

116 min | Drama, Romance

The dynamics of a Vietnamese rural village change when an urban woman returns to the village she originally belonged to and begins a love triangle.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Tat Binh Dang, Yen Hoang, Vân Lê, Bich Ngoc

Votes: 128

3. Insiang (1976)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

The life of a young girl living with her mother in the slums of Manila becomes unbearable when her mother's young boyfriend moves in with them.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Rez Cortez, Marlon Ramirez

Votes: 1,264

4. Norte, the End of History (2013)

TV-MA | 250 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 1,947

5. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)

TV-14 | 125 min | Drama, Mystery

Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr., Joonee Gamboa

Votes: 1,654

6. 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: 196,788 | Gross: $4.11M

7. 6ixtynin9 (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas, Sirisin Siripornsmathikul

Votes: 2,040

8. Perfumed Nightmare (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

A Filipino jeepney driver (Kidlat Tahimik) who idolizes America's space program comes to reject the rapid encroachment of technology.

Director: Kidlat Tahimik | Stars: Kidlat Tahimik, Mang Fely, Dolores Santamaria, Georgette Baudry

Votes: 585

9. Leaf on a Pillow (1998)

83 min | Crime, Drama

The Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady's eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world of adults.

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Sarah Azhari, Deni Christantra, Christine Hakim, Heru

Votes: 243

10. The Woman Who Left (2016)

TV-MA | 226 min | Drama

83 Metascore

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino

Votes: 1,371 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 11,043 | Gross: $0.03M

12. 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: 72,822 | Gross: $4.56M

13. City After Dark (1980)

TV-MA | 150 min | Drama

The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families' conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs... See full summary »

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Charito Solis, Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin

Votes: 162

14. Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore (2014)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Musical

When violence is the only life you know, will love save you or just unravel everything?

Director: Khavn | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nathalia Acevedo, Brenda Mage, Elena Kazan

Votes: 408

15. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 36,626 | Gross: $0.49M

16. Tatlo, dalawa, isa (1974)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

(Tagalog with English subtitles) Filipino cinema lenged, Lino Brocka, directs this compilation of three intimate stories about the perseverance of hope featuring a drug addict, an abandoned daughter and a repressed catholic.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Jay Ilagan, Perla Bautista, Laurice Guillen, Soxy Topacio

Votes: 67

17. Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)

TV-MA | 194 min | Drama, War

Two affluent families struggle and learn to survive during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines.

Director: Peque Gallaga | Stars: Cherie Gil, Sandy Andolong, Liza Lorena, Fides Cuyugan-Asensio

Votes: 240

18. 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: 118,455 | Gross: $2.63M

19. The Little Girl of Hanoi (1974)

72 min | Drama, War

A young Vietnamse girl must find her lost family after her city was destroyed by US's bombing campaign in 1972.

Director: Hai Ninh | Stars: Xuan Kim, Lan Huong Nguyen, Tu Thanh, Anh The

Votes: 161

20. Amdaeng Muen kab nai Rid (1994)

125 min | Drama, Romance

Based upon a real case under the reign of King Rama II of Thailand, Muen and Rid are passionately in love. However, Muen's father has promised his daughter to another man. Unable to accept ... See full summary »

Director: Cherd Songsri | Stars: Chintara Sukapatana, Ron Rittichai, Duangdao Jarujinda, Santisuk Promsiri

Votes: 65

21. When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)

95 min | Drama

Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Vân Lê, Luu Viet Bao Dang, Yen Hoang, Phu Cuong Lai

Votes: 375

22. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 12,440 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Bad Genius (2017)

TV-MA | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Baz Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 19,310

24. Weighed But Found Wanting (1974)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

This landmark film is considered by many to be one of the most important in Philippine cinema. The son of a wealthy man, Junior has everything he could possibly want. But the emptiness of ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Lolita Rodriguez, Lilia Dizon, Eddie Garcia, Hilda Koronel

Votes: 306

25. Tongpan (1977)

60 min | Drama

Tongpan is a 1977 Thai 16 mm black-and-white docudrama that re-creates a seminar that took place in Northeast Thailand in 1975 to discuss the proposed Pa-Mong Dam on the Mekong. Interwoven ... See full summary »

Director: Euthana Mukdasanit | Stars: Peter Bell, Surachai Chantimatorn, Ong-art Ponethon, Khamsing Srinork

Votes: 40

26. The Globalisation Tapes (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

Documents their exploration of history, globalization, and how unions around the world can support each other and struggle together.

Directors: Anar, Basir, Christine Cynn, Erman, Hayati, Jumiati, Karman, Kirman, Mirza, Misnan, Muntoha, Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Intan Sinaga, Sharman Sinaga

Votes: 69

27. Miracle (1982)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama

Elsa saw the blessed Virgin Mary who had changed her life and caused a hysteria in a poor isolated village.

Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Nora Aunor, Spanky Manikan, Gigi Dueñas, Laura Centeno

Votes: 456

28. Woman on Fire Looks for Water (2009)

100 min | Drama

The story of Ah Fei, and his father Ah Kau. Ah Fei is in love with Lily, but she has a boyfriend. Ah Kau is dying, but visits an old lover, Ai Ling. A personal tale of love, longing, and ultimate forgiveness.

Director: Ming Jin Woo | Stars: Ernest Chong, Kok Keong Chung, Fei Ling Foo, Hui Yee Gan

Votes: 76

29. Con chim vành khuyên (1962)

43 min | Short, Drama

Little Nga and her father earn their living by fishing on a riverbank. He father also carries a secret duty of transporting revolutionary cadres across the river to do their mission. Little... See full summary »

Directors: Van Thong Nguyen, Vu Tran | Stars: Lan Ngoc, Vinh Thúy, Uyen To, Buu Tu

Votes: 42

30. The Story of Kindness or How to Behave (1987)

43 min | Documentary, Short

A Vietnamese documentary on human suffering and the meaning of kindness.

Director: Van Thuy Tran

Votes: 55

31. 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: 4,571 | Gross: $0.05M



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