Movies and TV shows set in asia

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, exciting, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with murder, rivalry, romance, friendship, storytelling, betrayal, mentor, culture clash, dialogue and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres shot in Japan, USA, South Korea and other countries.
asia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as asia: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), No Escape (2015), Anna and the King (1999), Marco Polo (2014), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), Boys Over Flowers (2009), Haikyu!! (2014), Battle Royale (2000), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Boys Over Flowers (2005).

List of movies set in asia

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, love and romance, brothel, age difference, rivalry, mentor, orphan, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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No Escape (2015)
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, rebellion, riot, family, revolution, race against time, coup d'etat, violence, execution, american abroad, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, thailand, middle east, california ...
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, fall in love, interracial relations, culture clash, opposites attract, love and romance, royal court, palace, social differences, unlikely friendships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: asia, thailand, southeast asia, england, burma
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, culture clash, rivalry, kung fu master, adventure hero, palace, medieval, escapades, forbidden love, barbarian, strong violent content, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia, venice, china, beijing china
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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
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: intense, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, assassination, crimes, wing chun, redemption, assassin, transformation, runaway, gangsters, criminal heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, dorama, sentimental, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, high school, teenage love, love triangle, teen romance, rich man poor woman, high school hunk, teenage life, fall in love, friendship, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, friends, sport, friendship, prodigy, stubbornness, rivalry, follow your dream, sport team, youth, against the odds, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: disturbing, bleak, bloody, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, game of death, death, island, contests and competitions, teacher, future dystopia, cruelty, desperation, suicide, teenager, japanese schoolgirl ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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: feel good, uplifting, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hotel, elderly, self discovery, loneliness, aging, golden years, retirement home, goodhearted, life changing experience, introspection, choice, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, delhi ...
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Boys Over Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers, written by Yoko Kamio. The series is the third television adaptation of the manga following Meteor ...
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school, cinderella story, rich man poor woman, youth, teenage love, love and romance, rich and poor, teenage life, opposites attract, social differences, friendship, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, ronin, battles, shogun, beast, medieval, master warrior, heroes, exile, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, ancient china, tokyo
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: touching, sexy, sexual, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, adultery, love and romance, royal family, unrequited love, sex, gay love, gay relationship, royal court, love affair ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, injustice, interracial relations, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, fighting the system, betrayal, prison life, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, australia, london ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, vampire human love, friendship, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, coming of age, father daughter relationship, revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, china
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: sexy, epic, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, colonialism, women, love story, adoption, love triangle, naval officer, beautiful scenery, sexual content, war, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia, indochina, france ...
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Lost in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gay, gay asian, prostitute, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love affair, gay hustler, theft, pimp, mentally challenged, friends, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, rough, twist ending ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, extreme violence, brutality, crimes, psychopath, mercilessness, torture, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Japan production spins-off the story of the first Paranormal Activity film by having the ghost from the first film follow a student back to her homeland after a visit to San Diego where she is tragically injured during a car accident. Back home ...
Style: scary, tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: found footage, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, family relations, woman in danger, graphic violence, nightmare comes true, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, disability, sleeping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Woochi: The Demon Slayer (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Spanning four centuries in Korea, this epic action-adventure concerns a powerful pipe and a trio of wizards who will do anything to protect it.
Style: epic, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, martial arts, adventure, heroes, supernatural, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, time travel, kung fu, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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Guru (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: society, family relations, couples, research, ambition, industrialist, idealism, rise to power, newspaper, success, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, crimes, amnesia, memory loss, teenage life, assassination attempt, adventure, youth, escapades, group of criminals, attempted murder, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, los angeles, las vegas, usa ...
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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, India, USA, Japan, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, superhero, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, heroic mission, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, mortal combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: asia, thailand, san francisco, bangkok thailand, hong kong
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, sexy, serious ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, self discovery, human nature, monastery, culture clash, buddhist monk, buddha, social differences, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, india, himalaya
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The Naked Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Today is Mo-rae and Sang-in’s one-year wedding anniversary. After a busy morning preparing for the celebration, Mo-rae goes to an art gallery to find a gift for Sang-in. At the gallery, she meets a complete stranger and the two unexpectedly have ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, lifestyle, couples, restaurant, romance, love and romance, divorce, pregnancy, food, asian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil War in Russian Asia for a number of years. After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, entertaining
Plot: desert, red army, civil war, culture clash, russian civil war, leadership, husband wife relationship, justice, cultural difference, soldier, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, ussr, russia
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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: feel good, entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, talking animals, mentor, adventure, chosen one, animals, transformation, good versus evil, goofy hero, unlikely friendships, warrior ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, semi serious, adult animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, peril, chosen one, friendship, heroic mission, friends, magical, save the day, martial arts, adventure, honor, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, ecchi, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, youth, benign alien, love and romance, teenage life, harem, romance, space and aliens, high school, alien encounter, alien, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
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The King and the Clown (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng (Gam Wu-seong) and Gong-gil (Lee Joon-gi), are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, touching, political ...
Plot: jester, rich and poor, king, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, state affairs, lifestyle, royal court, society, street performer, against the rules, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, touching, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, sister sister relationship, magical, children, adventure, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, childhood, parents and children, legends and myths, family, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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