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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in asia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with culture clash, mentor, storytelling, danger, rivalry, friendship, death, violence, vengeance and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as asia: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Moon Child (2003), Harakiri (1962), Beautiful Boxer (2004), Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003), Golgo 13 (1977), Shogun (1980), Volunteers (1985), You Only Live Twice (1967), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).
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Harakiri
Action, Drama, History
Japan
133 min.
 8.7
Shogun
Adventure, Drama, History, War
USA, Japan
60 min.
 8.1
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All Saints
Drama
USA
108 min.
 5.9
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
China, USA
96 min.
 6.1

List of movies set in asia

 7.6
 357K
Kung Fu Panda
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, mentor, adventure, goofy hero, family, unlikely friendships, transformation, talking animals, warrior, life philosophy, master ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 6.6
 2K
Moon Child
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, multicultural
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gang, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians, vengeance, friendship, danger, deadly, rivalry, supernatural, romantic rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, china
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 8.7
 22K
Harakiri
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, suicide, revenge, poverty, storytelling, death, life is a bitch, visceral, life & death, mentor, tragedy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Beautiful Boxer
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, captivating, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, gay, boxing, martial arts, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, runaway, childhood, brutality, coming of age, coming-of-age, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, california
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Ju-On: The Grudge 2
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, danger, pregnancy, deadly, supernatural, babies and infants, crimes, vengeful ghost, abandoned house, spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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 6.4
 408
Golgo 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, hitman, criminal's revenge, crime, government agency, master warrior, drug dealing, wrongfully committed, karate, sniper, assassin ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
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 8.1
 10K
Shogun
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, twists and turns, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, interracial relations, adventure, culture clash, battles, escapades, society, intrigue, adventurer, betrayal, leadership, social differences ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: asia, japan, portugal
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 5.5
 7K
Volunteers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: jungle, chase, brainwashing, adventure, gambling, culture clash, village, gangsters, nothing goes right, on the road, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: asia, thailand, yale university, new york, southeast asia
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You Only Live Twice
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A mysterious space craft kidnaps a Russian and American space capsule and brings the world on the verge of another World War. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and meets with his archenemy Blofeld. The fifth film from the legendary James ...
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, adventure, secret service, assassination, island, 007, chase, spy, murder, ninja, submarine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, hong kong, russia, asia, tokyo ...
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, aging, culture clash, loneliness, prejudice, self discovery, elderly, golden years, drinking, friendship, indians, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, england, mumbai india
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Bangkok Dangerous
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, redemption, assassination, crime, murder, betrayal, chase, violence, brutality, assassins, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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 6.8
 66K
No Escape
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: survival, hotel, rebellion, family, revolution, assassination, violence, brutality, revenge, culture clash, daring rescue, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, canada, middle east, california, vietnam
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 8.3
 81K
The Pacific
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, gory, battle zone, survival, friendship, military life, battles, military, danger, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean, korea
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The Hangover Part II
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting ...
Style: humorous, not serious, twists and turns, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, drugs, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, wedding, male nudity, drinking, monkey, memory loss, beer, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: thailand, asia, las vegas, usa, bangkok thailand
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 7.6
 168K
The Impossible
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: touching, suspense, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, family bonds, family, courage, tragedy, family in danger, tragic event, hospital, chaos and mayhem, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Slumdog Millionaire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, rags to riches, life is a bitch, television show, destiny, street life, child abuse, poverty, true love, brutality, childhood, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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 8.6
 516K
Spirited Away
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, human becomes animal, greed, adventure, fantasy world, ghost town, good versus evil, surrealism, friendship, rescue, family, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Colour It Yellow
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: idealism, rebelliousness, bollywood, hopes, rebellion, partners, student, society, murder, state affairs, politics, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new delhi, delhi
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Letters from Iwo Jima
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, sacrifice, courage, suicide, brutality, violence, island, death, friendship, wartime, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Like Stars on Earth
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: boarding school, bollywood, teachers and students, dedicated educator, teacher, childhood, self discovery, friendship, optimism, boarding school life, dyslexia, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 8.0
 190K
Ip Man
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentor, idealism, kung fu, violence, good versus evil, redemption, culture clash, master warrior, fight scenes, contests and competitions, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 8.4
 276K
3 Idiots
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: bollywood, college, mentor, romance, friendship, friends, comedy of errors, buddies, student, rebelliousness, drinking, indians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 7.8
 572K
Skyfall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret service, vengeance, 007, chase, betrayal, assassin, revenge, murder, motorcycle, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, scotland, asia, china, london ...
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Attack on Titan
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: gory, survival, friendship, vengeance, giant, future dystopia, military life, life turned upside down, danger, deadly, escapades, military ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
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The Last Samurai
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
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 8.1
 52K
Marco Polo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, strong sexual content, adventurer, royal family, royal court, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, forbidden love, intrigue, explorer ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, venice, beijing china
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 4.8
 3K
Iceman
Genre: Action, Comedy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Ming Dynasty, there lives four orphans, Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. Raised in Taoyuan Village, the four are as closed as brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, time travel, master warrior, adventure, one man army, changing the past or future, righting the wronged, heroes, imaginary, police uniform stolen, impersonating a police officer, samurai ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong, china, japan, india
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Legend of the Phoenix
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, folk hero, martial arts, obsessive quest, save the world, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, twins, heroic mission, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, japan
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 6.2
 10K
Gung Ho
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, workplace, factory, unemployment, buddies, family, mentor, fighting the system, happy ending, catastrophe, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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 5.5
 274
Tidal Wave
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, rescue, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, chases and races, escapades, chaos, survival, danger, tsunami, evacuation, diaspora ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan, mount fuji, russia, pacific ocean ...
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5.5
The Expendables 2010
6.5
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7.2
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7.1
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