East asian lead movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant east asian lead movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, captivating, touching and exciting films and TV shows about / with east asian lead, asian, asian american, culture clash, family relations, friendship, vengeance, society, parents and children and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as east asian lead: Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Romeo Must Die (2000), Andi Mack (2017), AKP: Job 27 (2013), Americanese (2006), The Wash (1988), Eve and the Fire Horse (2005), A Picture of You (2013), Gymkata (1985), Beautiful Boxer (2004).

List of east asian lead movies

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
Style: feel good, romantic, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, wealthy family, luxury, chinese, nouveau riche, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, rich snob, wedding, east asian lead, professor, materialism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, new york, taiwan, east asia, london
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 6.1
 65K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, gang war, gangsters, murder, vengeance, investigation, true love, track down, rivalry, love and romance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
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 7.2
 2K
Andi Mack (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Andi is contemplative and artistic and sheltered by overprotective parents. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, Andi's free-spirited older sister Bex returns home with a revelation that changes everything and sends Andi on an uncharted course ...
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, touching
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: middle school, teenage girl, love, children, boy, teenage life, teenager, coping, parents and children, best friend, east asian lead, problem solving ...
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 6.5
 33
AKP: Job 27 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Yakuza hitman travels to North America for his 27th job, only to find lingering memories of lost love through a chance encounter with a beautiful prostitute.
Style: silent film
Plot: mafia, yakuza, east asian lead, asian
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong ...
Style: avant garde, dark humor
Plot: briefcase, culture clash, east asian lead, chinese american, porn magazine, mistress, bandit, severed arm, pregnancy, blood splatter, man with no name, taxi driver ...
Place: hong kong, san francisco
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 4.2
 153
Americanese (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: 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 identities, they find other suitable mates but cannot stay away ...
Plot: east asian lead, interracial romance, asian american, love, interracial, breakup, break up, dream, asian
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 7.4
 73
The Wash (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mako is a neglectful husband. Not the most loving man. His wife gradually encounters a widower who is a kind, gentle figure. She eventually makes the transition to leave her husband and go to this fellow.
Plot: family relations, east asian lead, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, widower, ex husband ex wife relationship, intolerance, interracial marriage, morality, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, family drama ...
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Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown ...
Style: touching, offbeat, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: family relations, racism, clergy, youth, dysfunctional family, culture clash, bittersweet, hopes, religions or cults, innocence lost, human nature, society ...
Place: vancouver
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A Picture of You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. A Picture of You is a serious movie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: estrangement, siblings relations, dealing with death, family problems, death in the family, bittersweet, family relations, life turned upside down, countryside, death of mother, east asian lead, packing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 4.4
 4K
Gymkata (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, kung fu, contests and competitions, escapades, athlete's life, adventure, hopes, village life, rivalry, vengeance, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
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Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, martial arts, gays and lesbians, gender bending, athlete's life, friendship, boxing, lifestyle, ambition, desire, buddhist monk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, bangkok thailand, california
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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, holiday, christmas, christmas tree, buddies, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, vulgarity, disorder, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Empire of Silver (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1899, Lord Kang must decide which of his three sons will take over his family's Chinese banking empire. When circumstances dictate that he appoint his unreliable youngest son, family bonds are pushed to the limit as father and son clash in a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, religious, parent, banking, bittersweet, dishonesty, family problems, couples, impossible love, love triangle, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, china
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Kim's Convenience (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and ...
Style: canadian humor, light, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: convenience store, society, love, parents and children, love and romance, brother sister relationship, family relations, rivalry, friendship, friend, adaptation, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, ontario canada, canada
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 5.7
 4K
Dr. Ken (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: doctor, east asian lead, latex gloves, medical profession, husband wife relationship, marriage, asian
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Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.
Style: mumblecore, humorous, not serious, sitcom, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: family relations, immigrants, restaurant, parents and children, family life, suburbs, society, school, youth, asian american, middle school, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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A Crimson Man (2017)
Genre: Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a war-torn land of man vs. robot, a young runaway slave searching for his father must ally with a broken and battle-scarred war-robot or be hunted down by his brutal overseers.
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, robot, coming of age, child, war, east asian lead
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Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, self discovery, arranged marriage, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
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