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Top 10 Asian Flicks

Old 01-25-02, 04:06 AM
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Top 10 Asian Flicks

At the risk of starting a war, I'm curious about everyone's Top 10 list of Asian films. Feel free to include US films with an Asian star such as The One (haha) or Rush Hour 2.
My list (in no particular order)

Shaolin Soccer
Drunken Master 2
Fist of Legend
Tai Chi Master
Battle Royale
Enter The Dragon
Naked Killer
King Of Comedy
Butterfly & Sword
Kung Fu Colt Master

Admittedly, there's a few Western mainstream titles there but what the hell, and all of other titles on this list, I purchased due to the excellent advice on this board.
There's been a couple of titles I've picked up which I didn't think a lot of such as Ricky-O & Sex & Zen, but finding buying my 1st Stephen Chow DVD has made up for that.

Anyways, anyone else care to submit their list?

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Old 01-27-02, 01:38 PM
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Do the 'flicks' you considered include animation?
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(no particular order)

King of Comedy
Drunken Master II
Fist Of Legend
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Iron Monkey
Once Upon A Time In China
Battle Royale
The Killer
Bichunmoo
Gen-X Cops
Old 01-28-02, 05:28 PM
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In no particular order(list can change at a moments notice-or when the mind can recall something better-there are so many choices):

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dragon Gate Inn
Eastern Condors
Biozombie
The Killer
Hard Boiled
Full Contact
Peking Opera Blues
Tokyo Raiders
Once Upon A Time In A Triad Society

And, struggling to fight their way into the top ten:
Wild Search
Heroic Trio
2000 A.D.(mainly because of Francis Ng's performance)
Juliet In Love
Portland Street Blues
Old 01-28-02, 07:13 PM
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In no particular order (pick any 10 out of the following list)...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Grave of the Fireflies
In the Mood for Love
Swallowtail Butterfly
Shark Skin Man, Peach Hip Girl
Hana-bi
After Life
Seven Samurai
Tampopo
The Killer
Yi Yi
Throne of Blood
Hidden Fortress
The Funeral
The Wedding Banquet
Raise the Red Lantern

regards, Tim...
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Drunk ?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ?

is there a strong reason that none of you so far have said In the Mood For Love ? or any other Wong Kar-wai films ? Have you guys been drinking or something ?

Perhaps this thread should be called Legend of the Drunken Film Critics ?



Sorry hardtack saw your inclusion afterward...
Old 01-29-02, 09:33 AM
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So many titles, where would one start?


Ikinai / Suicide Bus
Lifetimes
Ikiru
Seven Samurai
Raise The Red Lantern
CTHD
Comrades: A Love Story
Fishes of August
Christmas in August
Afterlife
Love Letter
Old 01-29-02, 10:12 AM
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...also add (and merely for instance)...

- Rouge

- La Peintre

- The King Of Masks

- The Exam

- Gohatto

- Chinese Box

- The Pillow Book

- Postman In The Mountains

- Jan Dara

- Nang-Nak

- Cyclo

- To Live

...and... and... and...

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Old 01-31-02, 01:45 AM
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Re: Drunk ?

Originally posted by Gary Tooze
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ?

is there a strong reason that none of you so far have said In the Mood For Love ? or any other Wong Kar-wai films ? Have you guys been drinking or something ?

Perhaps this thread should be called Legend of the Drunken Film Critics ?



Sorry hardtack saw your inclusion afterward...
Hey Gary! I was wondering the same thing!

Actually, what floors me is that hardly anyone bothers to put anything pre-80s in the list. I mean, Asian cinema didn't just pop up one day, y'know. What about Floating Weeds? Ugetsu Monotogari? How about Iranian or Indian films? They *are* in Asia, after all.
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Originally posted by Hendrik
...also add (and merely for instance)...

- Rouge
- La Peintre
- The King Of Masks
- The Exam
- Gohatto
- Chinese Box
- The Pillow Book
- Postman In The Mountains
- Jan Dara
- Nang-Nak
- Cyclo
- To Live

...and... and... and...

. . . . . .
This is a great list and probably matches mine the closest out of all the other ones. I would like to suggest to you my favorite movie (Asian or otherwise), as it is similar in tone to many listed above. It's called Shower (better translated as "Bath House"), and is directed by Zhang Yang. The storyline is very moving, characters have great depth, and it left me wanting to watch it again immediately (and over and over again). It had also won many awards. If you have an opportunity to see it, please do. I think you'll like it.

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Old 02-03-02, 10:28 AM
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Re: Top 10 Asian Flicks

Originally posted by Cyberdemon
At the risk of starting a war, I'm curious about everyone's Top 10 list of Asian films.
Cute.
I think I''d change the list everyday, but for today (mixed order):

Chung-King Express
Violent Cop (the Kitano movie)
Audition
Once upon a time in China
Iron Monkey
A Chinese Ghost Story
Ghost in the Shell
Hong Kong 1941
Hard Boiled
Bullet in the head

Bye, Federica
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Beast Cops
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Hard Boiled
Mononoke Hime
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
Seven Samurai
Shaolin Soccer
Storm Riders
Tai Chi Master
What Price Survival

10 films just isn't enough. Ugh. Anyway, there's the first 10 that really popped into my mind.

Not surprising to see that no one here has mentioned any anime in the top 10. A shame really as the "genre" never seems to get any respect. Hayao Miyazaki is truly one of the Top 5 directors EVER.

That aside, I haven't listed any Irania, Indian, etc. films because I simply have no interest - and I haven't had much exposure. There's so much cinema out there to explore that it's difficult to cover films from all parts of the world.

Gary: perhaps some of us here appreciate In The Mood For Love and Wong Kar-wai films - but don't feel they fit in our Top 10 list?? Drunken critics? No, just critics with varying opinions.

Edit: Oops, looks like anime has been mentioned (albeit only once - GITS) - my bad! But still, I do feel the genre doesn't get enough respect.

Cheers,

-matt

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oh well in no particular order or relevance
RAN
CYCLO
CENTRE STAGE
PUPPET MASTER
NOWHERE TO HIDE
A HERO NEVER DIES
JIANG HU-TRIAD ZONE
LONGEST NITE
RAISE THE RED LANTERN
all relatively recent im afraid but look at
http://www.chinesecinemas.org/chinacentury.html
Old 02-03-02, 09:57 PM
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Joy Luck Club
The Killer
The Emperor and the Assassin
Princess Mononoke
Rush Hour 2
Replacement Killers, The
Eat Drink Man Woman
Chinese Box
Hard Boiled

Honorable Mention:
Bichunmo
Storm Riders
Fulltime Killer
Ghost in the Shell
Akira
The Road Home
Shanghai Triad
Raise the Red Lantern
Legend of Zu

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it's been awhile since I've posted in these parts. Anyway's here's my list, in no particular order, which changes daily:

The Mission
A Chinese Ghost Story 2
He's A Woman She's A Man
The Longest Nite
God Of Cookery
A Bullet In The Head
Days Of Being Wild
Miracles
Peking Opera Blues
The Chinese Feast
Old 02-07-02, 10:49 AM
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Here it is in no paticular order and off the top of my head:

Sonatine
Throne of Blood
Seven Samurai
Violent Cop
Once Upon a Time in China 2 (better than 1)
Ghost in the Shell
Iron Monkey
Hard Boiled
Bride With White Hair
Akira
Old 02-07-02, 07:09 PM
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In no particular order:

The Killer
Postman Blues
Bullet In the Head
Full Contact
Duel to the Death
Gonin
Tokyo Drifter
Heroes Shed No Tears
Tokyo Fist
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Sonatine

This is it for now, but like most of you the list changes on a daily basis.
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great list cyberdemon but "Enter the Dragon" is technically an american film. i think warner brothers was the studio...?
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Originally posted by casperwoo
great list cyberdemon but "Enter the Dragon" is technically an american film. i think warner brothers was the studio...?
I always was under the impression that it was a joint production between Hong Kong and the US. Albeit, Warner had their hand in the pot the most.

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Primarily martial arts only fan. Also in no particular order. .

Wheels on Meals
Drunken Master II
Tai Chi Master
Iron Monkey
Young Master
Heart of Dragon
Armor of the Gods II
Millionare Express
Project A
Chinese Super Ninja

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Old 02-25-02, 12:28 PM
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My list

Pather Panchali
Sansho dayu
Yellow Earth
The Road Home
Eat Drink Man Woman
Ran
Rashomon
The River (Chai Ming Liang, of course)
Salaam Cinema
In The Mood For Love
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ALL Bruce Lee movies, plus:

drunken master 2
swordsman 2
police story
the killer
hard boiled
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Re: Drunk ?

Originally posted by Gary Tooze
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ?

is there a strong reason that none of you so far have said In the Mood For Love ? or any other Wong Kar-wai films ? Have you guys been drinking or something ?

Perhaps this thread should be called Legend of the Drunken Film Critics ?



Sorry hardtack saw your inclusion afterward...

Maybe nobody's "In the mood for melodrama"
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WKW movies are for the most part esoteric artsy type of movies. Enjoyed mainly by very advanced HK movie watchers and/or those people who are into arthouse more. I would venture to guess that many, maybe even a majority of people choose to watch Asian movies more for themes like gunplay and martial arts rather than arthouse.

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