Movies and TV shows set in taipei

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in taipei ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, atmospheric and contemplative films and TV shows about / with love and romance, friendship, family relations, loneliness, couples, love, restaurant, sex, romance and boyfriend girlfriend relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Taiwan, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as taipei: Parking (2008), Miss Kicki (2009), One Night in Taipei (2015), Rebels of the Neon God (1992), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), Lovesick (2011), Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000), The Most Distant Course (2007), Millennium Mambo (2001), Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996).

List of movies set in taipei

 6.9
 639
Parking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On Mother's Day in Taipei, Chen Mo makes a date for dinner with his wife, hoping to bring their estranged relationship back together. While buying a cake on his way home, a car unexpectedly double parks next to his car, preventing his exit.
Style: humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, prostitute, old couple, on the run, parking lot, tailor, reading a letter, blind woman, mother's day, cake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taipei
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 6.6
 657
Miss Kicki (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 17-year old son has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mother son reunion, family relations, love, friendship, teenage boy, romantic friendship, travel, estranged mother, rich man, loneliness, businessman, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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One Night in Taipei (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bachelor who decides to propose to his girlfriend with his mother's ring only to have the ring accidentally knocked into the gutter by a boy. He experiences the crazy nightlife in Taipei and meets many interesting individuals throughout his ...
Style: sex comedy
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: teen romance, nightlife, clubbing, debauchery, twin, comedy of errors, flashback, gold digger, attempted rape, strip poker, twins, arm wrestling ...
Place: taipei
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, revenge, pursuit, nihilism, vandalism, dysfunctional family, street life, youth, juvenile delinquency, crime, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, taiwan
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: tourist, film within a film, longing, introspection, human nature, dull life, solitude, theater, watching a movie, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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 5.1
 152
Lovesick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ariel Lin is a girl who has love phobia caused by her HS ex-bfd who left her heart broken. She vows never to fall in love again but then she meets a handsome doctor in the hospital who seems to a perfect guy. Her new journey starts when she tries to ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, hospital, doctor, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, friends, loneliness, phobia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, taipei, asia, china ...
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, lovers reunited, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, family values, infidelity, introspection, dying, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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The Most Distant Course (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tang (Muo) goes on a trip to Taitung to record the sounds of nature, hoping the tape may save his relationship with his girlfriend who is leaving him. What he does not know, is that she has already moved away and another girl, Yun (Kwai), has moved ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lost love, suicide, self discovery, introspection, couples, love triangle, on the road, love affair, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, road trip, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, addiction, friendship, love triangle, nightlife, destructive relationship, couple relations, infidelity, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, taipei
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Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gao (Jack Kao) is riding the train to Pinghsi to set up a 10 day gambling den with his friend Hsi (Hsi Hsiang).
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, restaurant, gambling, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, nanny, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: touching, gloomy, clever, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, baseball bat, teenage boy, gang, teenage love, teenage life, human nature, human spirit, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, family relations, daughter, family, family life, fall in love, parents and children, human nature, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, generation gap ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, taipei, china ...
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The Switch (1982)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Taiwanese crime drama.
Plot: frame up, newscaster, kidnapping, murder, ex boyfriend, tv news, conspiracy
Place: taipei
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The Outsiders (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the book written by author Pai Hsien-yung and first published in 1983 in Taiwan. A-Qing, a young student is discovered during sex by a night watchman, young A-Qing is beaten and expelled from home by his violent abusive father. In a public ...
Plot: bird, scrapbook, theft, forgiveness, dancing, friend, model, photographer, singer, homelessness, gay teenager, taxi ...
Place: taiwan, taipei, china, manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.8
 20
Thunder Cop (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cop action movie clumsily inter-cut with slapstick. Dumb cop befriends triad guy who wants to go straight but is being set up by his unscrupulous drug dealing colleagues.
Plot: gangster, woman in danger, gunfight, unrequited love, crime boss, violence, love triangle, misunderstanding, criminal gang, gunshot wound, gun duel, blood splatter ...
Place: hong kong, taipei
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 5.4
 301
Candy Rain (2008)
Genre: Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An omnibus film about four lesbian relationships, Candy Rain leads off with a tale of two old friends (Grace Chen and Belle Hsin), who are tested by their burgeoning lesbian relationship. They sleep together and bask in each other's company, ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, marriage, dildo, ex girlfriend, lesbian interest, sadism, karaoke, cheating, candy, suicide attempt, dating ...
Place: taipei
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Love Me, If You Can (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl returns to visit her childhood home in Taipei to see her female cousin, whom she has been secretly in love with since she was very young.
Plot: incest, scar, jealousy, cousin cousin relationship, scooter, beating, secret love, restaurant, cooking, debt collector, death, debt ...
Place: taipei
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 6.3
 693
At Cafe 6 (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After her car breaks down on a rainy night, Miss Liang enters a nearby coffee shop called Cafe 6. The owner of the shop finds out that Miss Liang has just gotten into a fight with her boyfriend who is currently overseas, so to kill time, he shares a ...
Style: heartbreaking, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, teacher, single mother, high school, jealousy, chinese, death of mother, student, terminal illness, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: taiwan, taipei
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 7.5
 4K
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is based around the interactions of a triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, chase, gangsters, murder, police corruption, dark humor, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, master criminal, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, taiwan, taipei
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 6.2
 972
Formula 17 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: More interested in romance than sex, "Formula 17" swoons with youthful innocence. Naive country-boy Tien-Tsai travels to Taipei, where his quest to lose his virginity is impeded by his insistence on finding true love first. The film's ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, friendship, love and romance, young lovers, teenage love, teenage life, looking for love, fall in love, true love, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 5.2
 746
The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, family problems, family relations, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, estate, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taipei
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 7.0
 5K
Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, anthology ...
Plot: longing, brothel, love affair, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, romance, couples, wartime life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: taipei, taiwan, shanghai, shanghai china, tokyo
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The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
Style: surreal, humorous, porno movie, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: isolation, filmmaking, water shortage, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, human nature, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei
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What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
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 7.2
 3K
The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: river, family relations, friends, cure, family problems, lake or river, chaos, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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 7.1
 2K
Rainy Dog (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, hitman, gang, family relations, introspection, parents and children, vengeance, crimes, crime, deadly, mute or deaf, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 6.6
 1K
20 30 40 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Wise, reflective and bittersweet, director/actor Sylvia Chang's Taipei-set triptych weaves through the lives of a 40-year-old divorcée (Chang), a thirtysomething flight attendant (Rene Liu) and an aspiring pop singer (Angelica Lee). Co-written ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, strong female presence, couples, looking for love, romance, love and romance, thirtysomething life, singleness, twentysomething life, female female relationship, marriage, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 4.6
 103
Happy Birthday (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As a common birthday approaches, five very different people are faced with very similar problems. Jim, a gay, overweight telemarketer (for a weight loss program) faces his self esteem issues. Ron, is a minister who preaches about conversion but ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: looking for love, introspection, youth, friendship, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, deportation, sexual relations, gay, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, texas, taipei, pakistan, portland oregon ...
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 4.6
 359
Ghosted (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman who is mourning the love of her life falls into a relationship with a mysterious stranger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian love, love and romance, danger, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, couples, dangerous attraction, mystery, dealing with death, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, germany, europe, asia, taipei ...
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