What Are Your Top Five…ASIAN FILMS


What are your top fiveย Asian films?

I’ll get the ball rolling…

  • Oldboy
  • The Grudge
  • I Saw the Devil
  • Ip Man: The Final Fight
  • How to Use Guys with Secret Tips

26 thoughts on “What Are Your Top Five…ASIAN FILMS

  1. Not counting American remake versions , only the original Asian cinema – and giant monsters:
    The Maid
    The Eye
    One Missed Call
    Seeding of a Ghost
    Matango (Attack of the Mushroom People)


    1. Watching the raid soon, heard it’s good…can’t wait! And I love Battle Royale! Need to watch the other Ip Man films, I’ve only seen the latest because the director is patron of the East Asian film society I write for ๐Ÿ˜€ I thought I should at least watch that one ๐Ÿ˜› haha
      Great list ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. Old boy
    House of Flying Daggers
    The Drunken Master
    Shaolin Soccer

    Actually I could write about a million others, these are just the ones that sprang to mind


  3. Great post! I’m a little ashamed to say my list doesn’t contain any films from India, I’ve not seen too many films from that area (Apu Trilogy is next on my list) but here are my top five at the moment:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring (South Korea)
    Oldboy (S. Korea)
    Akira (Japan)
    Tokyo Story (Japan)
    My Neighbour Totoro (Japan)


    1. I’ve not seen any films from India either! I want to though xD
      Really want to see Spring Summer Autumn Winter and Spring, I’ve heard good things about it! Great list ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Yeah, I noticed you had I Saw The Devil on your list; I can’t watch “Oldboy” and take it seriously since the hero on there was the villain from “I Saw The Devil”; i just can’t buy that fat goof as a hero. He got owned in “ISTD” and that feels more realistic to me. I will however watch the US remake with Josh Brolin b/c I can buy him as a hero.


      2. That’s Choi Min-sik… I love him! He was so different in Oldboy, plus it came first, it was a classic before I Saw the Devil was even an idea! Love them both. He’s not fat in Oldboy either, he was a lot younger…his acting was awesome.
        I’m not touching the remake with a barge pole!


      3. When I watched “ISTD” I put on “Oldboy” later that same day, but I couldn’t take it serious. I still wanted to see the villain from ISTD get his face bashed in b/c I couldn’t separate him from his character in ISTD. No way I was going to start rooting for that guy. lol.


      4. hm, I watched Istd before I saw Oldboy too…although not in the same day…and I like Oldboy more! Also saw him in a new film called New World, pretty good. He’s the bad guy in Lady Vengeance, and he gets butchered at the end of it!


  4. Oooh, that’s a tough one. I don’t think I could list my five favorite but here are five I think everyone should see:

    1) Battle Royale
    2) Spirited Away
    3) Perfect Blue
    4) Sympathy for Lady Vengeance or Oldboy
    5) Any other Studio Ghibli film


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