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, melancholic and exciting films and TV shows about / with rivalry, culture clash, runaway, betrayal, violence, murder, mentor, storytelling, society and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as asia: Marco Polo (2014), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), Moon Child (2003), Harakiri (1962), Boys Over Flowers (2009), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), White Sun of the Desert (1970), I Saw the Devil (2010), Bangkok Hilton (1989).

List of movies set in asia

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: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, martial arts, royal family, culture clash, forbidden love, rivalry, escapades, intrigue, danger, palace, royal court, explorer ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: dramatic, serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, love and romance, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, redemption, crimes, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, multicultural
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians, gang, deadly, friendship, rivalry, romantic rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, china
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Harakiri (1962)
Genre: 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, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, society, loss of child, down on your luck, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, 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, social realism, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, cinderella story, high school life, romance, class differences, high school, love triangle, teenage life, high school hunk, friendship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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: feel good, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, loneliness, aging, marital problem, golden years, retirement home, self discovery, personal growth, goodhearted, choice, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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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, leadership, culture clash, red army, 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, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 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, psychological, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, vengeance, psychopath, cat and mouse, extreme violence, revenge, torture, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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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, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, interracial relations, betrayal, injustice, prison life, escape, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, london, australia ...
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, royal court, adultery, tragedy, royal family, political unrest, dishonesty, political corruption, political intrigue, head of state, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
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: fall in love, naval officer, adoption, communism, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, love triangle, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, saigon ...
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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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: mentor, chosen one, martial arts, kung fu, goofy hero, monkey, panda, transformation, talking animals, warrior, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, drinking, fighting style, battle, discipline, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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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, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, martial arts, buddhist monk, gays and lesbians, friendship, boxing, gay, ambition, desire, friends, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, 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, serious, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, assassination, assassin, rifle, karate, sniper, deadly, law enforcement, superhero, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Shogun (1980)
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, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, intrigue, battles, interracial relations, leadership, society, social differences, betrayal, love and romance, heroes, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, portugal
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Volunteers (1985)
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cia, cold war, communist, bridge, debt, wealth, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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You Only Live Twice (1967)
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: secret service, helicopter, nasa, espionage, assassin, assassination, island, world domination, good versus evil, astronaut, faked death, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, asia, japan, hong kong, england ...
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To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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, humorous, captivating, semi serious, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, youth, benign alien, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, harem, space and aliens, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: japan, asia
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Lust, Caution (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, disturbing, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: lust, resistance, seduction, mistress, sexual obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, femme fatale, adultery, patriotism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, japan ...
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Crows Zero (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, comic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang war, gang, high school, rivalry, crime, youth, fistfight, friendship, gangsters, teenage life, high school life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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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: serious, romantic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, politics, royal court, forbidden love, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, 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, humorous, semi serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, sport team, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friends, high school, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, racism, parents and children, military, military life, war, interracial relations, investigation, racial injustice, dead soldier, mysterious death, death of son ...
Time: year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, talky
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, racism, military life, injustice, peer pressure, u.s. military, prejudice, u.s. army, barracks, social decay ...
Time: 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
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The Stone Council (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, entertaining, captivating
Plot: adoption, translator, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, child in peril, adopted son, murder, police, scientist, deadly, danger, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, europe, france, siberia
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Blissfully Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: jungle, picnic, forbidden love, romance, immigrants, on the road, countryside, sensuality, factory, infidelity, strong sexual content, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, burma, thailand
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The Accidental Spy (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A fun-filled story about an ordinary guy about to kick into an action-packed adventure. Jackie Chan plays a bored and unsuccessful salesman who never thought his life would amount to anything. All that changes one day when he becomes an instant hero ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, amateur detective, heroic mission, goofy hero, good versus evil, adventure, espionage, private detective, organized crime, kung fu classic, one man army, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, china, hong kong, turkey ...
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Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, clever ...
Plot: cloning, investigation, forgery, infidelity, love and romance, future dystopia, fall in love, dishonesty, lovers on the run, romance, love affair, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, shanghai, china, seattle, seattle washington ...
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