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, culture clash, betrayal, violence, runaway, vengeance, mentor, friendship, catastrophe and love and romance 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), Marco Polo (2014), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), Moon Child (2003), Harakiri (1962), Bangkok Hilton (1989), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Haikyu!! (2014), Lost in Paradise (2011).

List of movies set in asia

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: captivating, sexy, serious, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, rivalry, brothel, women, love and romance, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, uninhibited rivalry, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, 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, social realism ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, teenage love, love triangle, class differences, wealthy family, youth, high school, high school life, teenage life, rich man poor woman, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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, rivalry, danger, escapades, adventure hero, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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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
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, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, gang, deadly, danger, gays and lesbians, crimes, gangsters, 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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, hara kiri, japanese culture, standoff, one against many ...
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, heroin, smuggling, false accusation, betrayal, interracial relations, injustice, prison life, father, escape, destiny, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, australia, europe ...
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, retirement home, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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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, semi serious, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, youth, sport team, follow your dream, friendship, high school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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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, pimp, gay relationship, love and romance, friends, gender, friendship, strong sexual content, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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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, serious, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, society, couples, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, idealism, rise to power, industrialist, newspaper, visionary, success ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, istanbul turkey
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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, atmospheric, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, self discovery, monk, 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, lifestyle, couples, romance, love and romance, restaurant, pregnancy, infidelity, divorce, picnic, 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, leadership, culture clash, soldier, heroes, adventure, society, justice, homesickness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, cat and mouse, torture, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, extreme violence, sadism ...
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, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: perfect crime, hitman, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, rivalry, master criminal, dishonesty, betrayal, lone wolves, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: year 2008, 2000s
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, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, partners, against the odds, righting the wronged, crimes, cons and scams, buddies, dishonesty, heroes, heroic mission, kung fu master ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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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: touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, royal court, love and romance, love affair, adultery, politics, royal family, unrequited love, gay relationship, intrigue, political unrest ...
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, navy, arranged marriage, cabaret, 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, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mentor, chosen one, kung fu, adventure, goofy hero, martial arts, monkey, panda, tiger, transformation, talking animals, warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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: police investigation, partners, fish out of water, gang war, organized crime, culture clash, gunfight, crime, danger, track down, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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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, discipline, battle, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th 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, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, master warrior, warrior, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, state affairs, rivalry, danger, betrayal, battles, one man army ...
Time: middle ages
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: transvestism, transsexual, martial arts, gays and lesbians, athlete's life, friendship, boxing, lifestyle, ambition, desire, gender bending, buddhist monk ...
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, rough, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, assassination, assassin, karate, sniper, rifle, master warrior, criminal's revenge, blind ambition, chases and races, 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, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, intrigue, shogun, battles, leadership, interracial relations, danger, emperor, culture clash, imperialism, adventurer, sea disaster ...
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: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, cold war, communist, wealth, debt, bridge, cia, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, nasa, helicopter, espionage, assassin, assassination, island, world domination, astronaut, good versus evil, undercover, faked death ...
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: benign alien, teenage life, school, youth, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, harem, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship
Place: asia, japan
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Boys Over Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, social differences, rich man poor woman, romance, rich and poor, youth, opposites attract, love and romance, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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