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5 Asian Movies You Should See

Rurouni Kenshin (2012): In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those in need without killing.

Tai Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004): A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

The Host (2006): A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

The Terror Live (2013): Young-Hwa Yoon, once a top national news anchor wants to get his title back through an exclusive live broadcast with a terrorist.

Going by the Book (2007): A string of bank robberies puts the public in a panic and they demand action from the newly appointed police chief to crack down on the perpetrators. In order to appease the residents of the city and carry out his own ambitions, the police chief appoints naive traffic cop Jung Do-man to infiltrate the world of the robbers.

If you can't find them on Netflix, you can find them on YouTube or on GoodDrama.net. If you can, you should find the highest quality versions, because these movies offer experiences that are not worth squandering.

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My favorite Kung Fu movie and it's on Netflix

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Has anyone viewed these movies?

I would provide more information about them, but I'm a minimalist: I prefer to know as little as possible about movies before viewing them.

I don't want to spoil anything for any similar persons, so the best thing I can do is recommend these movies.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Hey, thanks for the list

To it I would add Kung Fu Hustle. It is a hilarious movie.


He's the man.

Laughed till I had Tears in my Eyes!!!


Michael Nystrom's picture

(Not to be confused with Kung Fu Panda)

Which does contain the epic line, however:

Sometimes you meet your destiny on the road you took to avoid it.

Sometimes you do.

He's the man.

I loved Kung Fu Hustle.

In 2004, it felt as though it was way ahead of its time.

And, the Kung Fu Panda quote on destiny -- it's more applicable than one can put into words, especially for the characters from the movies listed above.

tasmlab's picture

Spirited away!


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Curse Of The Golden Flower

I loved this movie. My favorite Zhang Yimou film. The colors alone are a feast for the eyes.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

the old boy

it's a trilogy?

I saw the first one, and I am not sure I want more. It takes a lot to disturb me, but Old Boy sure did it.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

i've seen some

horror/slash films both asian and otherwise that are too disturbing for me to watch, but the old boy trilogy i found intelligent and with an artistic quality that made them work. to each his own.



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