Taiwanese movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant taiwanese movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental and gloomy films and TV shows about / with taiwanese, love, love and romance, friendship, flashback, chinese, romance, loneliness, family relations and sex plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Taiwan, USA, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as taiwanese: Exit (2014), Shinjuku Incident (2009), The Sadness (2021), Who Killed Cock Robin (2017), Love (2012), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Dear Ex (2018), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), The Cat in the Hat (2003), What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016).

List of taiwanese movies

 6.3
 181
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: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, midlife crisis, love and romance, estrangement, aging, dull life, unlikely couple, female protagonist, middle aged woman, single mother, family relations, taiwanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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Shinjuku Incident (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Iron Zhao aka Steelhead, a truck repairman from China's Northeast, and settles down as an illegal immigrant in Tokyo. After a series of run-ins with the Yakuza, he rises to power as the Don of Chinese illegal immigrants. However, things get out ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang war, survival, gang, criminal syndicate, immigrants, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, danger, drug lord, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, theft ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji, china ...
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 5.6
 61
The Sadness (2021)
Genre: Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With the spread of the new virus, people all over the world are becoming numb to the virus. No one believes that the mutation of the virus and the Tibet crisis are coming. Junzhe and his girlfriend Kai Ting discuss when the epidemic will end, but ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: peril, survival, graphic violence, pandemic, love, youth, murder, human existence, survival horror, danger, society, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan
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Who Killed Cock Robin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story about an ambitious journalist who eagerly pursues a long-forgotten accident. When the sole survivor of the accident suddenly disappears, he realizes that nothing is what it seems, and the unimaginable dark truth will haunt him for the rest ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: award, taiwanese, kidnapping, murder, cover up, violence, drunk driving, stabbing, car accident, mayhem, scandal, crime scene ...
Place: taiwan
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 6.5
 1K
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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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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 7.4
 4K
Dear Ex (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, thought provoking
Plot: love, psychotherapy, teenager, love triangle, loss of loved one, grief, loss of father, cancer, gay husband, gay, friendship, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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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 Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, family relations, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
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What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she ...
Plot: house, cancer, sister sister relationship, cooking, divorced woman, marketplace, short haired female, japanese woman, taiwanese, old house, divorce, kitchen ...
Place: taiwan
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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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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, child prodigy, prodigy, death of father, coming of age, mathematics, teenager, family relations, social misfits, hopes, contests and competitions, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 70s
Place: taiwan, england, asia, taipei
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 4.2
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Elena (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Story: new film from Jing-Jie Lin
Style: heartbreaking
Plot: flashback, anti establishment, fortune telling, mask, birthday party, radio station, subway, blind date, father daughter relationship, pregnant, strike, cafe ...
Place: turkey
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 7.2
 16
Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, chinese, seaside, brother sister relationship, village, dice, prostitute, hotel manager, death, husband wife relationship, sex ...
Place: taiwan
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 4.8
 126
L-O-V-E. (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four love stories by four talented Taiwanese first-time directors – well-known lyrist, Vincent Fang Wenshan; TV host, Huang Zijiao; online novelist, Jiu BaDao; and commercial director, Chen Yixian.
Style: anthology
Plot: supermarket, gas station, omnibus, music video, loss of loved one, amnesia, true love, talking to the camera, broken leg, fortune teller, love, stuntman ...
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 5.4
 111
Ploning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the picturesque island of Cuyo, Palawan, an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel docks carrying the fisherman named Muo Sei, a man looking for something or someone with the name Ploning. He has from sunrise to sundown to look for this ...
Plot: paralysis, fiesta, missing, hometown, dance, cemetery, funeral, underwater, beach, bachelor, flashback, flute ...
Place: the philippines
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Love's Lone Flower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman's lesbian feeling towards two different female singers - one in Shanghai during late 1940s and another in Taiwan during late 1950s.
Style: romantic, entertaining, captivating
Plot: love triangle, singer, bisexual, love and romance, lesbian, relationships, couple relations, lesbian relationship, romantic relationship, lesbian couple, lesbianism, pageant ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: shanghai
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Amor (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Plot: artist, painting, body painting, model, love, love triangle, student, taiwanese
Place: china, beijing china
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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, coming of age, high school friend, loneliness, gay, gay teenager, gay asian, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
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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, 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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You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again. Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko's thus moved in unison from ...
Style: heartbreaking, sentimental, touching, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: high school, first love, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school friends, fight, graduation, high school sweetheart, buddy, insurance agent, hostel, seaside ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1997
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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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Thanatos, Drunk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: They live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City: Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe. Two brothers look for jobs to survive while search for themselves and long for a foothold in life. The younger works at market where he meets a mute woman ...
Style: sincere, stylized, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, social misfits, family relations, unemployment, true love, prostitute, brother brother relationship, fish out of water, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gangsters, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 7.0
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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 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: wedding, gay couple, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, gay, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.4
 2K
Moon Child (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: MOON CHILD follows a group of childhood friends as they advance in a futuristic criminal underworld. Sho feels he is doomed to walk in his idol Kei's footsteps as a vampire with the gift of eternal life and the curse of blood thirst. Over time, ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, gangsters, crimes, friendship, vengeance, danger, deadly, gang, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, vampire human love ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, china
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Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, cons and scams, student life, crimes, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, college, destructive relationship, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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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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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 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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