Movies about Asia

List of the best movies about Asia, selected by visitors to our site: Beasts Clawing at Straws, The Man Standing Next, Fidelity, Fall in Love at First Kiss, House of Hummingbird, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Avane Srimannarayana, The Captain, The Man Who Feels No Pain, Dabangg 3
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotMoney
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Makes me think, By books

The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his girlfriend runs away with the money he borrowed from a loan shark. Soon, a dead body mysteriously turns up; Mi-ran, caught between her husband’s violence and a dead-end job as a bar hostess, she finds a young lover, Jin-tae who offers to kill her husband… And now their dog-eat-dog game starts.

The Man Standing Next (2020)
PlotPolitical, On real events
PlaceKorea, Asia, USA

In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of reign of fear, a former KCIA director, PARK Yong-gak who knows all about the government’s obscure operations, exiles to the U.S. where the investigation of ‘Koreagate’ is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by the all second-in-command’s unfolds.

Fidelity (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Family, Friends, Actors, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Fidelity, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, India, Asia
StyleExciting

Lena is a talented midwife and gynaecologist, her husband Serezha is an actor at a provincial drama theatre. They are close and gentle with each other, but there is no sex. Lena suspects that Serezha has an affair, but she worries quietly and does not reveal her jealousy. Instead of sorting out her relationship with her husband, Lena starts to betray him with chance acquaintances. Gradually Lena’s parallel life gets out of control and changes her original life.

Fall in Love at First Kiss (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlotFirst love, Love, Earthquake
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTouching, Cute, Dorama, Romantic

After an earthquake destroys Xiang Qin's house, she and her father move in with the family of her father's college buddy. To her surprise, her new kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate, Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her when she confessed her feelings for him. Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu's heart? Or will her love for him end under his cold words?

House of Hummingbird (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
PlaceKorea, Asia
StyleTouching

Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

10 years before the sepoy mutiny, Syeraa Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the unsung hero of Kurnool, Rayalaseema was the first Indian freedom fighter to start a rebellion against the British East India Company in the year 1846.

Avane Srimannarayana (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western, detective
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

In the pursuit of solving an ancient mystery of Amaravati, Narayana, a corrupt cop must battle the dangerous clan of dacoits and it's fierce leader.

The Captain (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTouching, Soulful

Based on the true story of a pilot who had to ensure the safety of 128 passengers and crew members on the plane when its windshield became damaged mid-flight. The incident is regarded as one of the miracles in aviation history.

The Man Who Feels No Pain (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

Leveraging his ability to withstand pain, a young man trains to follow in the footsteps of his martial arts hero.

Dabangg 3 (2019)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia

Chulbul this time has to take on a criminal named Balli Singh, who has disrupted other people's lives with his annoying antics.

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Dying to Survive (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryChina
Duration01:30
CharactersBusinessmen, Smugglers
PlotMoney
PlaceAsia, China

When a mysterious visitor appears, the life of Yong Cheng, owner of a store that stocks aphrodisiac products, changes dramatically. He becomes the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China. Not only does Yong Cheng see his profits skyrocket, but he is dubbed the god of medicine“ by his customers

An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama
CountryChina
Duration02:22
CharactersPoor, Hermits
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTouching, Soulful

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves.

Swing Kids (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, military, music, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersMusicians
PlotDancing
PlaceKorea, Asia
StyleGood music

Rebellious Ki-soo from North Korea is mesmerized by tap dance in prison camps. Ki-soo joins as a team member of a dance team named ‘Swing Kids’. Yet suddenly, their dreams about dancing in prison camps are put in danger.

Darc (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersYakuza
PlotRevenge, Abduction, Justice
PlaceAsia
StyleAction, Exciting, For men

To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.

The Spy Gone North (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40
CharactersScouts, Special agents, Spy, Dogs, Military, Businessmen
PlotMystery, Undercover, On real events
PlaceKorea, Aircraft, China, Asia
TimeCold War

South Korea, 1993. An agent of the National Intelligence Service is sent to Beijing with the assignment of infiltrating a group of North Korean officials with the ultimate goal of obtaining information about the North Korean nuclear program.

Helicopter Eela (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
PlaceIndia, Asia

Eela, an aspiring playback singer, and single mother has given up all her dreams to raise her only son, who backlashes her for invading his privacy.

Rangasthalam (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

Chitti Babu begins to suspect his elder brother's life is in danger after they team up to lock horns with their village president and overthrow his unlawful 30 year old regime.

Race 3 (2018)
Markimdb: 1.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing

The Singh family comprises of Shamsher his step-son Sikandar, twins Suraj and Sanjana. They run a business of illegal arms and trade with the help of their friend Yash. Things get dramatic when Jessica meets Sikandar and the family ties are strained under each character’s ulterior motives.

The Last Trial (2018)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
PlotRivalry, Love
PlaceIndia, Asia

The house of culture “Mir” (from Russian: “Peace”) is being taken over by masked people. People who came to the premiere of the show have to face death. Now they are to pass a dreadful challenge, preserving their dignity and courage. This is a thriller about the struggle against the world evil, terrorism, and a win of the word over weapons. The dramatic and emotional story embraces everything — struggle, confrontation, betrayal, heroic deeds, and love!

Attrition (2018)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction
CountryThailand, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
PlotWar
PlaceAsia, Jungle

When a Thai girl with mythical powers goes missing, Axe and his old team unite in attempts to bring her back.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:59
PlotLove, Wedding
PlaceIndia, Asia

Badrinath is looking for a typical bride; Vaidehi is looking for an independent life. Together they must break with tradition and redefine their role

All Saints (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersPriests, Farmers
PlotReligious, On real events
PlaceUSA, Asia

ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

The Adventurers (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, France, China
Duration01:36
PlotRivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, For men

The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.

Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:02
PlotTime travel, Relationship
PlaceIndia, Asia

After a month-long tour of Europe, Sejal is just about to board her flight to India, when she realises that her engagement ring is lost. In quest of the object, she hires the same tour-guide Harry and together they set off visiting the exact same spots that she and her family visited—in the hope of finding the heirloom. Of course the journey proves to be much more…

Jai Lava Kusa (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

Jai, Lava and Kusa are triplets who get separated during their childhood because of small clashes. While Jai becomes an evil blooded criminal, the other two, Kusa and Lava end up as small-time crook and bank manager respectively. The twist in the tale arises when Jai kidnaps both the brothers and asks them to help him in his political growth. What is Jai’s agenda? Why did he kidnap his brothers? How can the innocent Lava and Kusa manage the criminal Jai?

Jagga Jasoos (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, musical, adventure, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleDisturbing

A gifted teenage detective searches for his missing father with his ladylove assistant.

A Gentleman (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, For men

Gaurav dreams of settling down with Kavya, the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who's more adventurous and willing to take risks. He soon stands to lose everything when a case of mistaken identity rocks his once-happy life.

Hindi Medium (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersFamily, Poor, Friends
PlotDreams
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleTouching, Light, Cute

Mita and Raj Batra, an affluent couple from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, are grappling with getting their daughter admission into an English medium school. But there is one big problem. Their zubaan is Hindi, and the elitist snobs won’t let the Hindi speaking hoi-polloi fit in.

Tumhari Sulu (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleTouching

A happy-go-lucky Mumbai suburban housewife Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu, lands the role of a night RJ, resulting in drastic changes to her routine life.

Pandora (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:23
PlaceKorea, Asia
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Heavy

Jae-Hyeok lives with his mother, his sister-in-law and nephew Min-Jae in a small Korean town. He is dating Yeon-Joo, while working at the local nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Pyung-Sub works at the same nuclear power plant. He is worried about conditions there, but nobody in the government listens to him. An earthquake strikes the small town where Jae-Hyeok lives and causes explosions at the nuclear power plant. The situation quickly spirals out of control, leading the entire nation to panic. To prevent another nuclear disaster, Jae-Hyeok and his co-workers return to the nuclear power plant.

Housefull 3 (2016)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration03:17
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotAdventure, Love, Happiness, Dreams, Relationship, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia

A father doesn't want his three daughters to get married. Now, it's up to three men to try to and convince the father that they're a good fit for his daughters.

Silence (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryMexico, Taiwan, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersPriests
PlotTime travel, Fear, Religious, Loneliness
PlaceJapan, Asia
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Depressive, Tense, Fascinating

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryChina, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersHeroes, Dragons
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Adventure, Revenge, Love, Fate, Power, Teleportation
PlaceChina, Asia
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySpain
CharactersMilitary
PlotDeath, War
PlaceSea, Beach, Asia, Jungle
TimeNight

The Philippines, 1898. Fifty Spanish soldiers arrive in the small village of Baler to rebuild an outpost. Although the war against the Filipinos and their American allies is almost lost, as is the Spanish Empire, the garrison will endure a cruel siege for eleven months. They will be the last to surrender.

An Inspector Calls (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Rivalry, Meaning of life, Justice
PlaceEngland, Asia, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think, Smart, Exciting

A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.

Srimanthudu (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

Harsha, a multi-millionaire guy who has everything but there is something else he's looking for and in the process he adopts a complete village trying to bring change in the people.

Memories of the Sword (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes
PlotRivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Disturbing

While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.

Tevar (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:38
CharactersCriminals
PlotWedding, The escape, Rivalry, Obsession, Love triangle, Chase
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

A Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:48
PlotAdventure, Wedding
PlaceHotels, India, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching, Cute

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:03
CharactersDogs, Geniuses, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Missing people, Mystery, Seduction
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

X+Y (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersAutistic, Teens, Losers
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Jeruzalem (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror
CountryIsrael
Duration01:41
CharactersDemons, Zombie, Giants, Jews, Soldier, Tourists
PlotApocalypse, Social Media
PlaceAsia

When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city

Baby (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:14
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Terrorists
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.

Monkey Kingdom (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersMonkeys, Family
PlaceJungle, Nature, Asia
StyleFascinating

A newborn monkey and its mother struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.

No Escape (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Moving, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceHotels, Asia
StyleDisturbing, Action, Exciting, Tense

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Titli (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotWeapon, Divorce, Money
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy

A young man in Delhi tries to break free from his controlling brothers.

The Lovers (2015)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersSoldier, Military, Horses
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Dancing, Love
PlaceIndia, Australia, Asia
TimeFuture, 18th century
StyleTouching, Exciting, Fascinating

The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and centred around four characters — a British officer in 18th century colonial India, the Indian woman he falls deeply in love with, an American present-day marine biologist and his wife.

Bombay Velvet (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersSingers
PlotMusic, Fate
PlaceIndia, Asia, Night Clubs
StyleTouching, To cry, Noir

An ordinary man, who goes against all odds to forge his own destiny and become a star in the glittering sky of 'Bombay,' thriving on jazz and violence.

An Inspector Calls (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes
PlotRivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting

An unexpected inspector drops by a lavish party of a notable family in order to investigate the suicide of a pregnant girl. This breaks the joy and peace of the party which is meant to celebrate a couple's engagement. Every one claims that he does not know the girl. However, the inspector does find something suspicious there with the help of a diary book and a photo. Astonishing truth is gradually revealed - six of the noble family members are closely related to the girl’s death.

My First Client (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
PlaceKorea, Asia

A success-hungry lawyer meets a young sister and brother suffering from domestic abuse and digs into their case.

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