Movies about Asia

Movies about Asia
List of the best movies about Asia, selected by visitors to our site: Tomb Raider, Under the Hawthorn Tree, 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines, Mile 22, Departures, Curse of the Golden Flower, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Apocalypse Now, The Housemaid, Lust, Caution.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersStrong women, Lara Croft
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Slavery, Death
PlaceJungle, Islands, Ships, Helicopters, Tomb
StyleExciting, By games, Tense

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Revolution, True love
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class divide and parental disapproval, romance blooms against turbulent times.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySpain
CharactersHorses, Military
PlotWar, Death, Weapon
PlaceSea, Jungle, Ocean, Beach, Tomb
Time19th century, Night

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, China, Colombia
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, CIA, Spy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Investigation, Weapon
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An elite group of American operatives, aided by a top-secret tactical command team, must transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to an extraction point 22 miles away through the hostile streets of an Asian city.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, music
CountryJapan
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians
PlotFuneral
PlaceJapan, Asia, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:54
CharactersEmperors
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Passion, Obsession, Power
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryJapan, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersSamurai

An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:14
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Apocalypse, Skirmishes
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:47
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Lovers, Pregnant, Maids
PlotTreason, Revenge, Seduction
PlaceMansions, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Explicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra. She even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryTaiwan, USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration02:37
CharactersSpy, Students, Lovers, Actors
PlotSeduction
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleFascinating, Patriotic, Smart, Explicit scenes, Serious

During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration02:00
CharactersNinja, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight
PlaceMountains, China
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryJapan
CharactersHorses, Samurai, Snake
PlotLife, Snow, Family life
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Japan, Asia
Time19th century
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:39
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Gambling, Success
PlacePrison, England, Office, Asia
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson, an employee of Barings Bank who--after a successful trading run--ends up accumulating $1.4 billion in losses hidden in account #88888.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:04
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Young monster kids try to make peace between the world of humans and the world of the monsters.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration02:06
CharactersSuperhero, Samurai, Mutant, Heroes, Immortals
PlotMartial Arts, Superpowers, Supernatural, Chase, Dreams
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Action, Gloomy, Depressive

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy
CountryChina, Hong Kong, USA
CharactersHeroes, Losers
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryChina, Hong Kong, USA
Duration01:33
PlotObsession, Holidays
PlaceAsia
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In "Hot Summer Days" a hot summer heat wave engulfs the Chinese territory, while the movie covers the lives of various characters during that time. There's chaffeur Wah who tries to woo foot masseur Li Yan via text messages, air conditioner repairman Ah Wai interested in biker girl Ding Dong, a master sushi chef who spurns the love of writer Wasabi, country hick Da Fu who tries to impress teddy bear factory worker Xiao Qi Angela Baby by standing out in the hot noon sun for 100 days, & photographer Leslie Guan & assistant attempting to track down a woman who they believed cursed the photographer into blindness ...

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryHong Kong, Taiwan, China
PlotFriendship
StyleHeavy

Fung (Daniel Wu) and his best friends, brothers Kang (Liu Ye) and Hu (Tony Yang), leave the countryside together to make it big in Shanghai. Things aren't so easy in the city, however, and the brothers stumble and toil until opportunity brings them to Club Paradise and ruthless mob boss Hong (Sun Honglei). While Kang embraces his newfound power in the Shanghai triad, Fung and Hu are less comfortable with the crime and violence, sending the brothers slowly but surely down opposite paths. Fung falls for Hong's woman, sassy nightclub singer Lulu (Shu Qi) who is also involved with Hong's top henchman Mark (Chang Chen). When Hong catches scent of the betrayal, he sends Kang to finish off business, leading the brothers to meet at gunpoint on a cold Shanghai night. Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersPhotographers, Investigators, Artists
PlotPolitical, Social Media, Uprising
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

Ai Weiwei is known for many things – great architecture, subversive in-your-face art, and political activism. He has also called for greater transparency on the part of the Chinese state. Director Alison Klayman chronicles the complexities of Ai’s life for three years, beginning with his rise to public prominence via blog and Twitter after he questioned the deaths of more than 5,000 students in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The record continues through his widely publicized arrest in Beijing in April of 2011. As Ai prepares various works of art for major international exhibitions, his activism heats up, and his run-ins with China’s authorities become more and more frequent.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryThailand, Canada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Scammers, FBI, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Slavery, Investigation, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Serious

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:04
CharactersLosers, Good people
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
PlaceIndia, Hotels, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose in their old age.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, biography, history
CountryDenmark, Germany, USA, France, Israel, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration01:55
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins
PlotMental disorders
PlaceAsia, Indonesia
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Fancy, Makes me think, Serious

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only into the memories and imaginations of mass murderers, but also into a frighteningly banal regime of corruption and impunity.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersMafia, Spy, Scouts, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersYakuza, Criminals
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Hostage, Justice, Human trafficking
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersFriends, Surfers
PlotSurfing
PlaceOcean, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious

Featuring ten-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Filmed in Tahiti and among the islands of French Polynesia, the film showcases dramatic giant screen surfing action in a unique Pacific paradise.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:47
PlotChase, Undercover
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange for his life (in China you can get the death penalty for producing only 50 grams of drugs) the young criminal will help the police infiltrate a sizeable drug network.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersLesbians, Losers, Doubles
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceUSA, Asia, New York
StyleTense, Fancy, Black humor

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, Japan
PlotRevenge
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.





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