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1. A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016)

179 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

56 Metascore

Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named ... See full summary »

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Haru Kuroki, Cocco, Gô Ayano, Gô Jibiki

Votes: 1,488

2. Sap nin (2015)

104 min | Drama

Five short films set in Hong Kong in the year 2025.

Directors: Jevons Au, Kiwi Chow, Zune Kwok, Ka-Leung Ng, Fei-Pang Wong | Stars: Brenda Chan, Cow Chan, Fun-Kei Chan, Kam Hei Chan

Votes: 1,355

3. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu Qi, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 15,992 | Gross: $0.61M

4. The Time to Love and the Time to Die (1985)

Not Rated | 138 min | Biography, Drama

The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-Chen Chen, Han-wen Chen

Votes: 2,621

5. Dust in the Wind (1986)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A young couple leave their mining town home for Taipei where they struggle to eke out a living in an industrial wasteland.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Grace Chen, Shu-Fang Chen, Shu-Fen Hsin, Chi-Ying Kao

Votes: 2,418

6. A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)

93 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister who spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Chi-Kuang Wang, Shu-Chen Li, Hsiu-Ling Lin, Mei-Feng

Votes: 1,318

7. The Day He Arrives (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Joon-Sang Yoo, Sang-Jung Kim, Song Seon-mi, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 2,263 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Poetry (2010)

TV-PG | 139 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Lee Da-wit, Hee-ra Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 11,095 | Gross: $0.36M

9. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 131,024 | Gross: $2.73M

10. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Park Chan-Wook | Stars: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Moon So-ri

Votes: 121,906 | Gross: $2.01M

11. If You Are the One (2008)

130 min | Comedy, Romance

After making a killing, Fen returns to China a rich man. After seeking a wife on internet, he meets many women but only likes air hostess Liang/Shu Qi, who's in love with a married man and only wants friendship.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: You Ge, Shu Qi, Wei Fan, Alex Fong

Votes: 3,207

12. Café. Waiting. Love (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

College freshman Si-Ying gets a part-time job at a coffee shop. She falls for Ze Yu, a guy who always sits in the same spot at the shop. Meanwhile, A-Tuo, a college senior develops feelings towards Si-Ying, who only sees him as a friend.

Director: Chin-Lin Chiang | Stars: Vivian Sung, Bruce Hung, Vivian Chow, Megan Lai

Votes: 1,304

13. Akai giwaku (1975–1976)

50 min | Drama

A 17-year-old student contracts leukemia from radiation exposure. The 29-episode series focuses more on love interest and family than the threat posed by nuclear contamination.

Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Shizuo Chûjô, Mitsuo Hamada

Votes: 22

14. Ballad of Orin (1977)

109 min | Drama

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshio Harada, Tomoko Naraoka, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 470

15. Yakuza Ladies (1986)

120 min | Crime

While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse's gang with an iron hand. Meanwhile, Makoto, her younger sister, marries a member of a rival ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Rino Katase, Akiko Kana, Riki Takeuchi

Votes: 154

16. Double Suicide (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 2,146

17. The Final Master (2015)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics.

Director: Haofeng Xu | Stars: Fan Liao, Jia Song, Wenli Jiang, Shih-Chieh King

Votes: 2,195

18. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 32,245 | Gross: $6.59M

19. Judge Archer (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama

The spear signifies political power, the arrow personal ambition. What happens when the two collide?

Director: Haofeng Xu | Stars: Yang Song, Chenghui Yu, Chengyuan Li, Yenny Martin

Votes: 542

20. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 5,244 | Gross: $0.08M

21. Three Times (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu Qi, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 5,471 | Gross: $0.15M

22. 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: 18,640

23. A Gift (III) (2016)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three different love stories are linked together, and based on the music composed by King Bhumibol

Directors: Chayanop Boonprakob, Jira Maligool, Nithiwat Tharatorn, Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn | Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nuengthida Sophon, Sunny Suwanmethanont, Nittha Jirayungyurn

Votes: 643

24. A Taxi Driver (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-Jin Yoo, Ryu Jun-Yeol

Votes: 18,255 | Gross: $1.53M

25. The Attorney (2013)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

55 Metascore

An ambitious tax attorney decides to represent an old friend in court.

Director: WooSuk Yang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Kwang Soo Cha, Han Gi-Joong, Sung-ho Hong

Votes: 5,511 | Gross: $0.56M

26. The Battleship Island (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

60 Metascore

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, So Ji-seob, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun

Votes: 6,105

27. Close-Knit (2017)

127 min | Drama

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Mugi Kadowaki, Kenta Kiritani, Tôma Ikuta, Eiko Koike

Votes: 1,294

28. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 11,893

29. Naked Youth (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 2,144

30. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Ôsugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 28,469 | Gross: $0.23M

31. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Yasuda

Votes: 47,822 | Gross: $0.85M

32. My Teacher (2017)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Hibiki is an awkward, 17-year-old high school sophomore who hasn't known romance. But she's about to fall in love for the very first time. With whom? A man who isn't great with words, but ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Manami Higa, Suzu Hirose, Tôma Ikuta, Kentaro Ito

Votes: 987

33. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Romance

The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kôkichi Takada, Ryôtarô Kawanami, Kinnosuke Takamatsu

Votes: 3,390

34. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 66,946 | Gross: $3.31M

35. A Stitch of Life (2015)

104 min | Drama

Ichie is the owner of a sewing shop. Her grandmother started the business and now she is in charge. Their dresses are made using a traditional sewing machine and have great success. ... See full summary »

Director: Yukiko Mishima | Stars: Masatô Ibu, Hairi Katagiri, Haru Kuroki, Takahiro Mizushima

Votes: 96

36. Extreme Job (2019)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A police undercover operation takes a delicious, unexpected turn.

Director: Byeong-heon Lee | Stars: Lee Dong-yong, Myoung Gong, Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Hanee

Votes: 7,448 | Gross: $1.56M

37. 1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Hae-Jin Yoo, Kim Tae-ri

Votes: 4,084

38. A Sun (2019)

156 min | Crime, Drama

A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.

Director: Mong-Hong Chung | Stars: Chien-Ho Wu, Yi-wen Chen, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko, Kuan-Ting Liu

Votes: 6,191

39. 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: 4,443 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Detention (2019)

102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In 1962 Taiwan during the White Terror martial law period, Fang Ray Shin, a female student at the hillside Greenwood High School is attending counselling with teacher Mr. Chang, and they ... See full summary »

Director: John Hsu | Stars: Gingle Wang, Meng-Po Fu, Jing-Hua Tseng, Cecilia Choi

Votes: 2,471

41. Happy Old Year (2019)

113 min | Drama, Romance

A woman wants to reorganize her house and convert it into a home office. She will throw away anything that has been lying around unused. However, she faces a great challenge when she comes across some items that belonged to her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Sunny Suwanmethanont, Sarika Sartsilpsupa, Thirawat Ngosawang

Votes: 1,729

42. Tootsies & the Fake (2019)

109 min | Comedy

Make way! 3 tootsies, 1 lesbian and an A-list superstar are coming! Get ready for their new adventures.

Director: Piyachart Thong-Uam | Stars: Araya A. Hargate, Paopetch Charoensook, Thongchai Thongkanthom, Ratthanant Janyajirawong

Votes: 418

43. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 19,287 | Gross: $7.29M

44. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)

101 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Kim Min-hee, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 3,425 | Gross: $0.04M



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