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 realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting and touching films and TV shows about / with rivalry, betrayal, violence, culture clash, martial arts, vengeance, heroes, runaway, mentor and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, South Korea and other countries.
asia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as asia: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Boys Over Flowers (2009), Moon Child (2003), Marco Polo (2014), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Lost in Paradise (2011), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), Harakiri (1962), Bangkok Hilton (1989), Haikyu!! (2014).

List of movies set in asia

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
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, sexy, sentimental, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, brothel, rivalry, women, love and romance, mentor, japanese culture, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, loss of virginity, orphan, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, love triangle, teenage love, teen romance, class differences, youth, high school, high school life, teenage life, high school hunk, rich man poor woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, friendship, crimes, gangsters, romantic rivalry, danger, vengeance, gang, deadly, husband wife relationship, violence ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, china
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Marco Polo (2014)
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: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
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: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, delhi, mumbai india, england ...
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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, gays and lesbians, prostitute, love affair, mentally challenged, pimp, gay relationship, gender, friends, love and romance, friendship, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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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: suspenseful, rough, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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Harakiri (1962)
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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, hara kiri, sword fight, japanese culture, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
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, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: prison, smuggling, escape, heroin, false accusation, interracial relations, injustice, prison life, betrayal, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, london, bangkok thailand, england ...
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, volleyball, rivalry, athlete's life, youth, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, friends, sport team, contests and competitions, stubbornness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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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, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, wizards and magicians, adventure, heroes, imaginary, escapades, disorder, supernatural, fish out of water, misfit, time travel, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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Guru (2007)
Genre: Biography, 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: captivating, touching, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mogul, ambition, society, couple relations, couples, family relations, idealism, rise to power, industrialist, newspaper, visionary, success ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: asia, india, turkey, istanbul turkey, mumbai india
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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, good versus evil, revenge, master warrior, street fighter, heroic mission, adventure, battles, vengeance, mortal combat, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, san francisco, hong kong, bangkok thailand
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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: captivating, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, self discovery, social differences, human nature, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, hopes, rich and poor, religions or cults, regret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
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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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, restaurant, infidelity, divorce, picnic, pregnancy, cooking and food ...
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, civil war, red army, culture clash, leadership, soldier, heroes, adventure, society, justice, homesickness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s
Place: asia, russia, soviet union
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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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, revenge, murder, psychopath, vengeance, cat and mouse, torture, loss of spouse, mercilessness, crime and punishment, extreme violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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Accident (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A self-styled accident choreographer, the Brain is a professional hitman who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. When the teams next ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: perfect crime, hitman, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, master criminal, dishonesty, betrayal, criminal heroes, lone wolves, murder ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, year 2008
Place: hong kong, asia
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Dragon Strike (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, crimes, cons and scams, partners, rivalry, against the odds, righting the wronged, heroic mission, dishonesty, buddies, martial artist ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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Lupin III: Green vs. Red (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a Lupin impersonator is arrested for shoplifting in Tokyo, dozens of other copycats converge on the city to clear the name of Arsene Lupin III. The real Lupin is in town too, both to watch the show and to steal a mysterious item called the Ice ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, heist, missing person, adventure, mysterious character, partners, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, gang, chinese ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 143 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: sexual, touching, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, adultery, royal court, love affair, love and romance, politics, royal family, unrequited love, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: asia, korea
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 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: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, naval officer, love triangle, adoption, cabaret, arranged marriage, navy, communism, communist, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, southeast asia ...
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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, humorous, entertaining, intense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mentor, chosen one, adventure, kung fu, talking animals, goofy hero, martial arts, master warrior, tiger, panda, transformation, warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, yakuza, gunfight, crimes, crime, danger, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, joseon dynasty, society, dishonesty, politics, political unrest
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, fighting style, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, battle, battles, discipline ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, China, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, master warrior, warrior, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, state affairs, escapades, rivalry, danger, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, china
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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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Golgo 13 (1977)
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, assassination, sniper, karate, rifle, assassin, criminal's revenge, heroes, wrongfully committed, master warrior, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: samurai, battles, intrigue, shogun, leadership, interracial relations, imperialism, betrayal, sea disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, culture clash ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, portugal
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