Best Taiwanese Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Taiwanese Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, serious, touching, humorous, stylized and captivating. Plot: society, family relations, love and romance, youth, friendship, father son relationship, love, coming of age, flashback and loneliness. Genre: Drama, Romance and Comedy. Country: Taiwan, USA and Hong Kong.
Best Taiwanese Movies
Best Taiwanese Movies
TOP Movies: The Revenant (2015), Life of Pi (2012), A Sun (2019), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011), Dear Ex (2018), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Your Name Engraved Herein (2020), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Kano (2014), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), Hear Me (2009), Monga (2010), Touch of the Light (2012), Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012), Rebels of the Neon God (1992), Vive L'Amour (1994), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), The Wedding Banquet (1993), On Happiness Road (2017).

List of Best Movies

 8.0
 726K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, snow, bear attack, native american, old west, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, grizzly bear, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 592K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, scenic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, storytelling, journey, teenage boy, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, ocean, human nature, stranded ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal ...
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 7.6
 6K
A Sun (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.
Plot: mourning, bullying, son, metaphor, tradition, brother, father, road, protection, pregnancy, father son relationship, family drama ...
Place: china, taiwan
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, sword fight, martial artist, female martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, unspoken love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again. Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko's thus moved in unison from ...
Style: heartbreaking, sentimental, touching, humorous, twists and turns
Plot: high school, first love, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, graduation, high school friends, fight, high school sweetheart, apple, nickname, wedding, flashback ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1997
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 7.4
 4K
Dear Ex (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay.
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, thought provoking
Plot: gay, love, psychotherapy, love triangle, teenager, loss of loved one, cancer, loss of father, grief, friendship, gay relationship, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, against the rules, culture clash, human spirit, revolution, exploit, traditional versus modern, slavery, racism, rivalry, military, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: asia, taiwan
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: touching, gloomy, clever, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, baseball bat, teenage boy, gang, teenage love, teenage life, human nature, human spirit, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, love, gay slur, gay relationship, homosexual, self discovery, gay interest, gay protagonist, first love, social issues ...
Time: year 1987
Place: asia, ontario canada, taipei
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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, family relations, daughter, family, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, family life, fall in love, parents and children, human nature, generation gap ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, taipei, china ...
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 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: baseball, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, youth, society, sport team, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: tourist, film within a film, longing, introspection, human nature, dull life, solitude, theater, love and romance, unfulfillment, postmodernism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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 7.5
 3K
Hear Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursuit their dreams and take their relationship to the next level
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, wooing, love and romance, youth, against the odds, dream come true, self discovery, disability, society, mistaken identity, reach out, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
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 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, youth, power relations, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, human spirit, hopes, musician's life, artists and showbiz, blindness, music, piano
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, china
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Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mabel, Liam and Aaron have been friends since childhood. Their bonds of friendship are tested when, years later, they realize their friendship is the only reason they have made it through emotional hardships and extreme tragedies.
Style: emotional, semi serious, sincere, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love affair, rebelliousness, follow your dream, rebellion, couples, love and romance, youth, romance, couple relations, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, taiwan
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, street life, nihilism, vandalism, dysfunctional family, revenge, pursuit, city life, vengeance, athlete and trainer, reincarnation, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, taiwan
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 7.4
 4K
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the ...
Style: disaster movie, captivating, psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: giant monster, monster, godzilla, giant creature, giant animal, rescue, creature, destruction, alien monster, creature feature, monster versus monster, human versus monster ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, year 2019
Place: boston, antarctica, washington d.c., china, san francisco ...
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, gay, gay couple, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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On Happiness Road (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: family relations, canal, fire, aquarium, childhood, hospital, grandmother, urination, husband wife relationship, police, american dream, wristwatch ...
Place: taiwan
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, lovers reunited, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, infidelity, introspection, family values, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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Who Killed Cock Robin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story about an ambitious journalist who eagerly pursues a long-forgotten accident. When the sole survivor of the accident suddenly disappears, he realizes that nothing is what it seems, and the unimaginable dark truth will haunt him for the rest ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: award, taiwanese, cover up, investigation, scandal, violence, drunk driving, stabbing, car accident, politics, affair, mayhem ...
Place: taiwan
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A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family relations, prodigy, gang, youth, society, immigrants, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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Thanatos, Drunk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: They live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City: Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe. Two brothers look for jobs to survive while search for themselves and long for a foothold in life. The younger works at market where he meets a mute woman ...
Style: sincere, stylized, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, social misfits, unemployment, family relations, true love, gay interest, prostitute, brother brother relationship, fish out of water, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 7.2
 3K
The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: river, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, friends, cure, lake or river, chaos and mayhem, isolation, love affair, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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 6.9
 4K
Cape No. 7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, music, underdog, music band, love and romance, musician's life, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, romance, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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 6.9
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Parking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On Mother's Day in Taipei, Chen Mo makes a date for dinner with his wife, hoping to bring their estranged relationship back together. While buying a cake on his way home, a car unexpectedly double parks next to his car, preventing his exit.
Style: humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, prostitute, old couple, on the run, parking lot, little girl, reading a letter, cake, hairdresser, taxi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taipei
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Dust in the Wind (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to ...
Style: touching, rough, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working class, love affair, innocence lost, parents and children, love and romance, teenage life, tragic love, down on your luck, city life, urban, delivery, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia, china
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The Tag-Along (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a video of a group of people going hiking and a mysterious little girl in a red dress following them.
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, urban legend, missing person, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, deadly creature, supernatural, supernatural power, peril, curses spells and rituals, paranormal, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
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