Movies and TV shows set in taiwan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in taiwan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, psychological and contemplative films and TV shows about / with love and romance, friendship, family relations, romance, couples, loneliness, lifestyle, youth, coming of age and friends plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as taiwan: The Most Distant Course (2007), Sakura Killers (1987), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), The Wedding Banquet (1993), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), Paradise in Service (2014), Millennium Mambo (2001), Exit (2014), Grandma and Her Ghosts (2000), Miss Kicki (2009).

List of movies set in taiwan

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, touching ...
Plot: suicide, lost love, introspection, self discovery, couples, on the road, love triangle, love affair, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, road trip, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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 4.3
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Sakura Killers (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Taiwan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Connors stars in this routine martial arts feature as the Colonel. He sends agents Sonny (Mike Kelly) and Dennis (George Nichols) to Taiwan in search of microfilm containing experiments on genetic engineering. The agents soon find themselves ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, death, ninjitsu, agent, warrior, fight, destiny, frame up, crimes, danger, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan
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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: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage boy, gang, baseball bat, teenage love, teenage life, human nature, human spirit, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay couple, wedding, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, gay, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, immigrants, prodigy, single parent, gang, society, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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Paradise in Service (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the island Kinmen, often seen as the most dangerous military base because it’s geographically close to China, "Paradise in Service" follows the adventure of a boy who serves his military service in Unit 831 from 1969 to 1972, in ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, romance, military base, military life, military, prostitute, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, island, haunted by the past, forbidden love, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, pre world war two, 60s
Place: taiwan
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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: love and romance, romance, couples, friendship, love triangle, addiction, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, nightlife, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, taipei
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Exit (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After losing her job as a garment worker, Ling sees her prospects dim dramatically: in her mid forties, she lives in a small, dilapidated apartment in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung and spends much of her time locked in arguments with her testy ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, midlife crisis, aging, love and romance, estrangement, dull life, unlikely couple, female protagonist, middle aged woman, single mother, family relations, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
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Grandma and Her Ghosts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 5 year old kid moves to live with his grandma in a small town at Taiwan. Soon after, he discovers that her grandma is not only a vendor, but also she is good at catching spectres. One day, she comes across that her grandson has mistakenly releases ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, rivalry, village, surrealism, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, afterlife, village life, social relations, taiwanese
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, china, asia
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 6.6
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, mother son reunion, love, friendship, travel, romantic friendship, teenage boy, flirting, lie, rich man, estranged mother, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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The Puppetmaster (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: puppet, puppeteer, world war two, human spirit, anti war, politics, wartime life, performer's life, war, village, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
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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, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, strong sexual content, sexual perversion, human nature, society, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Island Etude (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: First-time actor Tung Ming-Hsiang plays Ming, a young college student whose lifelong hearing problem causes him to communicate via slurred speech. Carrying a guitar on his back and lacking few concrete reasons, he decides to bike around the island ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense, exciting ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, love and romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, mute or deaf, elderly lovers, lovers reunited, homecoming, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, canada, europe
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 5.1
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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, romance, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, couples, friends, unfulfillment, doctor, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, beijing china, shanghai ...
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Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, high school friend, loneliness, coming of age, gay teenager, looking for love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, 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, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, lifestyle, unfulfillment, estrangement, 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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A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
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Starry Starry Night (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There was once a young girl named May who felt alienated from everyone around her. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she yearns to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. One day, May befriends ...
Style: sincere, captivating, visually appealing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, parents and children, family relations, family problems, friends, friendship, little girl, imaginary, supernatural, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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 6.9
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, teenage life, power relations, youth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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Spider Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Jade, a web-cam girl, visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same lily tattoo, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: tattoo, romance, femme fatale, lesbian interest, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle, power relations, reunion, soul mate, computers and web, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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Ghosted (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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, couples, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, mystery, gender, dangerous attraction, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, germany, europe, asia, taipei ...
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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, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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Green Door (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
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Story: A troubled psychologist returns from the U.S. and sets up a clinic in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.
Style: suspense, captivating, scary, dorama, exciting
Plot: psychology, spirit, haunted, injury, possessed, supernatural, doctor patient relationship, psychiatric patient, haunted by the past, psychiatrist patient relationship, suicide
Place: taiwan
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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: family relations, river, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life, gender, society, cure, disability, family problems, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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Shanghai Grand (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gangsters abound in this lively, romantic crime drama that is set in Shanghai during WW II. The tale of Taiwanese patriot Hsu Wen-Chiang begins as he is washed up on a beach near Shanghai. He is taken in by Ting Lik, a kindly beggar who is ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, gangsters, love triangle, friendship, rise to the top, rivalry, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: taiwan, china, asia, shanghai
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 7.0
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The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: sentimental, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, introspection, redemption, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drummer, countryside, training, business partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
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 7.1
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The Personals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Personals is a movie for anyone who hasn't yet found what they're looking for or who remembers how tough it can be to find it. Rene Liu plays an eye doctor who's become disaffected with her present life and is craving something ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), thirtysomething life, couples, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, singleness, drinking, teenage boy, musician, song ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, kung fu, wartime life, vengeance, master villain, rivalry, crimes, gang, escapades ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
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