Top 40 Asian Movies 2016

by denishorvat | created - 20 Mar 2016 | updated - 25 Feb 2017 | Public

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1. The Throne (2015)

125 min | Drama, History

Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ah-in Yoo, Geun-young Moon, Hae-sook Kim

Votes: 1,665

" The Throne "

2. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 115,805 | Gross: $2.13M

Train To Busan

3. The Last Princess (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Biography, Drama

"The Last Princess" is both a drama and an action film that is based upon the life of Princess Deok-hye (1912-1989) who was born into Korea's last royal family in 1912 as the youngest and ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Hae-il Park, Mi-ran Ra, Sang-Hoon Jung

Votes: 1,124 | Gross: $0.03M

The Last Princess

4. Flying Colors (2015)

117 min | Drama

Story about a problematic blonde girl, Sayaka who knows nothing about academic but wants to enter one of the prestige university in Japan in just one year?

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Nanami Abe, Morio Agata, Atsushi Itô

Votes: 2,150

" Flying Colors "

5. The Beauty Inside (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A South Korean has a different person's body, changing every morning to a body "borrowed" for a day - man, woman, old, child and sometimes a foreigner. "He" works as furniture designer. He loves a girl. She loves him for the beauty inside.

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek | Stars: Hyo-Joo Han, Seo-joon Park, Juri Ueno, Jin-wook Lee

Votes: 4,289 | Gross: $0.11M

" The Beauty Inside "

6. The Wailing (2016)

Not Rated | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 37,855

" The Wailing "

7. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Horror

One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Miho Suzuki, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 4,595

I Am a Hero

8. Tunnel (2016)

TV-14 | 126 min | Action, Drama

68 Metascore

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Director: Seong-hun Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh, Jeong-geun Sin

Votes: 5,771

Tunnel

9. The Tiger (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Seok-won Jeong, Ji-so Jung

Votes: 3,864

" The Great Tiger "

10. Memories of the Sword (2015)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

47 Metascore

While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.

Director: Heung-sik Park | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Go-eun Kim, Do-yeon Jeon, Su-an Kim

Votes: 1,567 | Gross: $0.11M

" Memories of the Sword "

11. Veteran (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A detective hunts down a young and successful man.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ah-in Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 4,301 | Gross: $1.20M

" Veteran "

12. Goodbye Mr. Loser (2015)

104 min | Comedy

After attending a wedding of his high school crush Qiuya, Xia Luo (Shen Teng) gets drunk embarrassing himself and angers his wife Ma Dongmei (Ma Li).

Directors: Da-Mo Peng, Fei Yan | Stars: Lun Ai, Yuan Chang, Li-Chun Lee, Ping Li

Votes: 1,854 | Gross: $1.29M

" Goodbye Mr. Loser "

13. Port of Call (2015)

Unrated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Human nature begins where truth ends Welcome to the murder without a body

Director: Philip Yung | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Elaine Jin, Patrick Tam, Jessie Li

Votes: 1,800

" Port Of Call "

14. Missing You (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

A little girl who lost her father to a serial killer 15 years ago awaits for his release, while a suspecting detective follows the killer upon release.

Director: Hong-jin Mo | Stars: Jae-hong Ahn, Hong-pa Kim, Seong-oh Kim, Won-hae Kim

Votes: 291

Missing you

15. The Priests (2015)

103 min | Mystery, Thriller

Two priests have to find out if a young girl was attacked by an evil spirit or human molester in order to save her life.

Director: Jae-hyun Jang | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Dong-won Gang, Byeong-ok Kim, Eui-sung Kim

Votes: 1,390 | Gross: $0.16M

The Priests

16. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 10,158 | Gross: $0.46M

" Our little sister "

17. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 40,018 | Gross: $2.68M

" Ip Man 3 "

18. Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

50 Metascore

A team of spies is sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions ahead of the invasion by UN forces.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jon Gries, Josie Bissett, Justin Rupple

Votes: 4,028 | Gross: $1.02M

Operation Chromite

19. Coin Locker Girl (2015)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A new born girl is placed in a coin operated locker in the subway station. The girl is raised by a mother who is the boss for a loan shark group. Later, when the girl has grown into a teen,... See full summary »

Director: Jun-hee Han | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Go-eun Kim, Bo-Gum Park, Rae-Hyung Cha

Votes: 1,260

Coin Locker Girl

20. My Love Story!! (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

A pretty young girl and a sweet but plain-looking boy fall in love. Will their relationship prevail?

Director: Hayato Kawai | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Kentarô Sakaguchi, Mei Nagano, Sawa Suzuki

Votes: 539

" My Love Story!! "

21. Inside Men (2015)

TV-MA | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former political henchman seeks out revenge for being dropped by a ruthless politician while a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them.

Director: Min-ho Woo | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek, Kyeong-yeong Lee

Votes: 2,349

Inside Men

22. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 84,798 | Gross: $2.01M

" The Handmaiden "

23. Lou Lap (2015)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A down and out guy called Ping (Derek Tsang) gets a job at a convenience store one night. Ping decides to have some fun to strike back against his new unpleasant employer, Fat Boss (Lam ... See full summary »

Director: Ka Wing Lee | Stars: J. Arie, Aaron Chow, Anita Chui, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung

Votes: 416

" The Robbery "

24. Mr. Six (2015)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Drama

57 Metascore

A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

Director: Hu Guan | Stars: Xiaogang Feng, Hanyu Zhang, Qing Xu, Kris Wu

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $1.42M

" Mr. SIX "

25. A Violent Prosecutor (2016)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime

After a prosecution lawyer is framed and convicted for murder, he tries to catch the real murderer from jail with the help of a con artist.

Director: Il-Hyeong Lee | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Dong-won Gang, Jin-mo Joo, Gi-sub Jung

Votes: 1,914

A Violent Prosecutor

26. Skiptrace (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang

Votes: 17,506 | Gross: $0.00M

Skiptrace

27. I Am Somebody (2015)

134 min | Comedy

A boy living in the country side dreams of becoming a movie star. His passion is so true that he decides to go to the capital of the cinema industry , Hengdian, and give himself a chance. ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Tao Jiang, Kai Shen, Guopeng Wan, Ting Wang

Votes: 427

I'm Somebody

28. Huo guo ying xiong (2016)

94 min | Thriller

52 Metascore

When a young man and his friends dig a hole to expand their restaurant, they enter a nearby bank vault that is being robbed.

Director: Qing Yang | Stars: Kun Chen, Baihe Bai, Hao Qin, Entai Yu

Votes: 1,080 | Gross: $0.78M

Chongqing Hot Pot

29. The Mermaid (2016)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan, a developer who threatens the ecosystem of her race, but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Chao Deng, Show Lo, Yuqi Zhang, Yun Lin

Votes: 7,553 | Gross: $3.23M

The Mermaid

30. Chronicles of Evil (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

A decorated detective involved in a taxi driver's death realizes he is caught in a trap and must untangle past mistakes to figure out why he was targeted in the first place.

Director: Woon-hak Baek | Stars: Hyeon-ju Son, Dong-seok Ma, Daniel Choi, Seo-joon Park

Votes: 1,111

Chronicles of Evil

31. The Piper (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Rebecca Davis, Dorah Fine

Votes: 992

The Piper

32. Miss Granny (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 70-year old woman living unhappily with her son's family is magically restored to her beauty of 50 years earlier. Complications ensue.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Zishan Yang, Ah-Lei Gua, Bo-lin Chen, Han Lu

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.23M

Miss Granny

33. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $0.12M

Sweet Beans

34. A Melody to Remember (2016)

124 min | Action, Drama, War

Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeok (Si Wan) leads his platoon during the Korean War in the early 1950s. During the war, Sang-yeok encounters a children's choir who have lost everything due to ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Si-wan Im, Ko Asung, Hee-joon Lee, Daniel Joey Albright

Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.04M

A Melody to Remember

35. The Treacherous (2015)

133 min | Crime, Drama, History

The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Kang-woo Kim, Ho-jin Chun, Ji-yeon Lim

Votes: 957

The Treacherous

36. The Deal (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

A police detective and husband take revenge on a serial killer.

Director: Yong-ho Son | Stars: Ju-bong Gi, Jae-yoon Jo, Eui-sung Kim, Sang-kyung Kim

Votes: 493

The Deal

37. Time Renegades (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

A high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015 join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of the woman they both love - 30 years apart.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Jung-suk Jo, Jin-wook Lee, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 794 | Gross: $0.06M

Time Renegades

38. Cold War II (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and ... See full summary »

Directors: Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Yun-Fat Chow, Janice Man

Votes: 2,298 | Gross: $0.55M

Cold War II

39. Line Walker (2016)

109 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Several cops went undercover. Due to some issues, all undercover identities were wiped clean from the police database.

Director: Jazz Boon | Stars: Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh

Votes: 983

Line Walker

40. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,335 | Gross: $1.91M

Godzilla Resurgence



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