Asian American Filmsby imdb-40-290416 | created - 28 Aug 2015 | updated - 28 Sep 2019 | Public
Mostly listing those films that are good, but somewhere below the mainstream...
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1. Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A group of over-achieving East Asian American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extracurricular criminal activities.
Votes: 9,609 | Gross: $3.80M
2. Saving Face (2004)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Votes: 11,027 | Gross: $1.19M
3. Ping Pong Playa (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Sport
A kid dreams of playing professional basketball in order to escape his dead-end job, living in the suburbs, his bossy older brother and running his Mom's ping pong classes.
Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $0.08M
4. The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Votes: 20,102 | Gross: $8.66M
5. The People I've Slept With (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy
The People I've Slept With - a promiscuous woman who finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy and needs to figure out who the baby daddy is...NOW. Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so ... See full summary »
7. The Motel (2005)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.05M
8. Americanese (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial ... See full summary »
9. White on Rice (2009)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy
Forty-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko,... See full summary »
Votes: 531 | Gross: $0.07M
10. West 32nd (2007)
86 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
11. Today's Special (2009)
R | 99 min | Comedy
In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $0.40M
12. Asian Stories (2006)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Jim, the cheapest Chinese American dude in LA, has recently been left by his fiancé, Katherine two weeks before their wedding on Valentine's Day. In order to ease his pain, he asks his ... See full summary »
13. Finishing the Game (2007)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy
Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.
Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.05M
14. The Grace Lee Project (2005)
68 min | Documentary
Is your name Grace Lee? Do you think you are the only Grace Lee? Did you know there are quite a few of you? Oh yes, it is true. There are many of you and they are all over. They are mostly ... See full summary »
Votes: 129 | Gross: $0.01M
16. Seeking Asian Female (2012)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Two strangers -- an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman -- pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific... See full summary »
Director: Debbie Lum
17. Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
R | 85 min | Drama, Romance
Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.
Votes: 1,087 | Gross: $0.08M
18. The Slanted Screen (2006)
60 min | Documentary
From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now ... See full summary »
19. Hollywood Chinese (2007)
90 min | Documentary
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this ... See full summary »
20. To Be Takei (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.
Votes: 1,520 | Gross: $0.05M
21. You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009)
60 min | Documentary
The film tells Jack Soo's story through a montage of film and television clips, rare footage, interviews with family members, friends, co-workers, and others who knew him best. From his ... See full summary »
22. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Votes: 155,490 | Gross: $174.53M
24. The Farewell (I) (2019)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
Votes: 57,225 | Gross: $16.88M
27. Always Be My Maybe (2019)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder - maybe?
31. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.
Votes: 2,771 | Gross: $0.10M
33. Meet the Patels (2014)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
Votes: 3,335 | Gross: $1.69M
34. Off the Menu: Asian America (2015)
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary
What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? This film grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. Off the Menu takes ... See full summary »
Director: Grace Lee
35. Tyrus (2015)
73 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
TYRUS examines the life and work of pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong. Beginning with his arrival to the immigration detention center at Angel Island in 1919, nine year old ... See full summary »
36. Vincent Who? (2009)
40 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
In 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. His killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and no jail time. Outraged... See full summary »
37. Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
82 min | Crime, Documentary
This film recounts the murder of Vincent Chin, an automotive engineer mistaken as Japanese who was slain by an assembly line worker who blamed him for the competition by the Japanese auto ... See full summary »
38. Golden Gate Girls (2013)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Surprising or not, the first female director of Southern China was a San Francisco native and an open lesbian. Esther Eng, 1914-70, was a true pioneer. She made 11 Cantonese language films:... See full summary »
39. Children of Invention (2009)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears.
Votes: 632 | Gross: $0.01M
45. A Leading Man (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
When a young and talented Chinese American actor is fired from a starring role on a television show, he attempts to salvage his career by entering into a romantic relationship with a successful casting director.