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#1 indzman
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Movies like The Last Samurai or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I mean good asian movies which is in english or english dubbed atleast. I'm very interested in watching movies regarding Japan, China or Korea culture.

Know any such asian movies OT ?

P.S- How is letter from iwo jima ?

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#2 sukraj
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Movies like The Last Samurai or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I mean good asian movies which is in english or english dubbed atleast. I'm very interested in watching movies regarding Japan, China or Korea culture.

Know any such asian movies OT ?

P.S- How is letter from iwo jima ?

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Battle Royale

I saw the Devil

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ip man is a fun movie, check it out

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#6 SolidSnake35
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Letters From Iwo Jima was okay. Much better than Flags For Our Fathers or whatever the other one is. You should try 13 Assassins and Assembly.
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  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Man from Nowhere
  • Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War
  • Seven Samurai
  • Departures
  • Red Cliff

TC, Letters from Iwo Jima is an excellent movie. 

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#8 Angie7F
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Last Samura and Sayuri are inaccurate.

Lost in translation is a bit better but still inaccurate.

Come scnese from Cars2 is much better than the whole of Last Samurai.

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#10 SolidSnake35
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Last Samura and Sayuri are inaccurate.

Lost in translation is a bit better but still inaccurate.

Come scnese from Cars2 is much better than the whole of Last Samurai.

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Are you telling me Tom Cruise didn't really become fluent in Japanese over one Winter?
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Letters from Iwo Jima is one of the best war movies of all time. Eastwood's nihilism at its finest. My favourites: Memories of Murder Oldboy Taegukgi I Saw the Devil Man from Nowhere A Bittersweet Life The Host The Good The Bad The Weird
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Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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#14 BLaverock
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Jet Li and Jackie Chan movies are always good. Along with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, there's also Hero, The Warlords, House of Flying Daggers, Rurouni Kensin (live action), Seven Samurai (classic), old Godzilla movies, and Miyamoto Musashi :)

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China City of Life and Death The Flowers of War Infernal Affairs Police Story Crime Story Heat Drunken Master House of the Flying Daggers Hero The Killer The Warlords Kung Fu Hustle Japland Versus Wild Zero Battle Royale Seven Samurai Ran Letters from Iwo Jima Korea Oldboy The Host The Good The Bad The Weird Musa Taegukgi Memories of Murder Man from Nowhere plus The Raid: Redemption
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#17 LostProphetFLCL
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Lets see:

Oldboy

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

I Saw the Devil

Battle Royale

The Host

IP Man 1 and 2

Fearless

Shutter

Ong Bak the Thai Warrior

The Raid: Redemption

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Movies: Evil Twin 200 pounds Beauty Loner Black Rat TV shows: You are Beautiful Stars Falling from the Sky those are some I've been watching on Netflix lately.
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#19 ZX81plus3
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A couple that haven't been suggested yet. Little Red Flowers A Tale of Two Sisters Anything else by Akira Kawisawa such as Hidden Fortress but mainly Seven Samurai.
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#20 bruno_fmenedes
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I love 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and think 'The Last Samurai' is a great movie. 'Letters from Iwo Jima' is also a really great war movie =) sad but great!

Other great live-action asian movies I remmeber having seen:

Kung Fu Hustle
Hero
Life of Pi
Lost in Translation (it's not asian but it gives you a great glimpse of Tokyo, it's culture and it's people)


I also leave you here 2 asian animated movies materpieces, in case you haven't seen them:

Spirited Away
Grave of the Fireflies

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Farewell1.jpg

great movie~

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#22 ZX81plus3
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Grave of the Firefliesbruno_fmenedes
The first time I watched that I cried so much at the end I couldn't watch it again for a whole year even though I wanted to. I just burst into tears every time I picked the DVD up. Really sad movie.
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[QUOTE="bruno_fmenedes"]
Grave of the FirefliesZX81plus3
The first time I watched that I cried so much at the end I couldn't watch it again for a whole year even though I wanted to. I just burst into tears every time I picked the DVD up. Really sad movie.

I dunno why everyone thinks it's so sad. I was just pissed at the main dude because he was a f*cking moron.

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#24 ionusX
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spirited away (good film about the old feudal beliefes in spirits and specters)

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zero (this one isnt currently available but its coming its an animated film about the man who invented the japanese ZERO ww2 fighter)

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/the-wind-rises-hayao-miyazaki-banner.jpg

princess mononoke (while not a relevant to the history of asia or culture in-duirectly this is one of the most successfull animated films to come from japan and is considered a work of art)

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all three are by hayao miyazaki aka the greatest animted genius the world has.

 

 

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#25 bruno_fmenedes
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[QUOTE="bruno_fmenedes"]
Grave of the FirefliesZX81plus3
The first time I watched that I cried so much at the end I couldn't watch it again for a whole year even though I wanted to. I just burst into tears every time I picked the DVD up. Really sad movie.

Yeah... that movie is really sad but in a really beautiful and meaningful way.
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#26 WolfattheDoor34
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Movies like The Last Samurai or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I mean good asian movies

indzman

OOPS

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#27 LostProphetFLCL
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A couple that haven't been suggested yet. Little Red Flowers A Tale of Two Sisters Anything else by Akira Kawisawa such as Hidden Fortress but mainly Seven Samurai.ZX81plus3

Oh yeah gotta vouch for A Tale of Two Sisters. If anything that ending makes the whole movie worth it. Really a brilliant story there with a FANTASTIC ending!

And I completely forgot animated movies. TC, if you want animated suggestions then that is a whole other list in itself...

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Most of the stuff have already been mentioned, so im not going to repeat it.

Initial D( the live action, not the cartoons) - it's about car racing and stuff.

Curse of the Golden Flower

Shaolin Soccer - its a good comedy, same actor in kung fu Hustle.

Goemon

 all the IP man movies

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The Raid

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#30 The_Gaming_Baby
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[QUOTE="indzman"]

Movies like The Last Samurai or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I mean good asian movies

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starter kit

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Oldboy, Castaway on the Moon, Battle Royale, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, and lots more I can't remember right now.

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#34 Shadowchronicle
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Ip man is a good one.
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#35 GrayF0X786
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ip man is a fun movie, check it out

rocinante_

fun? more like amazing!

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[QUOTE="rocinante_"]

ip man is a fun movie, check it out

GrayF0X786

fun? more like amazing!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upwyWKzozII

Best scene ever!

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Sansho the Bailiff
Ugetsu
Yi-Yi
In The Mood For Love
High And Low
Late Spring
A Bittersweet Life
Memories of Murder
The Chaser
Dust in the Wind

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if you like action IP man is pretty good and it is in english.

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#40 indzman
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Thanks everyone, great recommendations guys.

Today i'm going to rent IP man first thing, followed by rest :)

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IP Man 1 & 2 Definitely

Fearless  is also good (The environments/setting is incredible)

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Anything by Akira Kurosawa or Hayao Miyazaki.
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Anything by Akira Kurosawa or Hayao Miyazaki.famicommander

Agreed

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#44 LostProphetFLCL
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IP Man 1 & 2 Definitely

Fearless  is also good (The environments/setting is incredible)

MaverickOutcast

You forget a major thing that makes all those movies stand out from the martial-arts pack: They actually have quite good stories surrounding the fighting.

I would say that beyond the awesome action, the stories in all those movies really made them stand-out to me. Especially love Jet-Li's character in Fearless.

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I don't really like asian films, or any subtitled movie to be honest, but I enjoyed The Raid.

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watching IP man , fvcking awesome XD

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#48 sukraj
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I don't really like asian films, or any subtitled movie to be honest, but I enjoyed The Raid.

Venom_Raptor

I'm not a big fan of asian films.