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These films are milestones in what has been a long, continuous journey to be seen and heard in theaters and at home, and we celebrate those contemporary hits and everything else that has come before them with the 65 Best Asian-American Movies. To be Asian-American means a personal identity spread across a coalition of different countries. Under this umbrella is a wide range of Pacific Ocean cultures and histories, countries whose people have also found a new life in the United States. And sometimes the experience is about coming to America and becoming citizens, as in Journey From the Fall or Tigertail.
These stories start overseas, but are also set and shot in America, so we included those. Synopsis: Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the '70s by African-American and Latino youth Their unique experiences Synopsis: Seoul, A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them Synopsis: InPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the Synopsis: One of the few American films to deal with the tragic story of the internment of Asian-Americans during World War Synopsis: Korean filmmaker Gina Kim directed this erotic drama about a woman's dangerous response to her husband's fertility issues.
The Departed's State high school champion, all-Ivy Synopsis: Christopher "C-dub" Wang is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and Synopsis: The struggles of a young Japanese who leaves her home to marry an stranger are chronicled in this historical drama Synopsis: The year is Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in KimWoo-sang ParkRichard W.
Synopsis: Ben Mercado is a talented high school senior who enrolls in a prestigious art school in order to realize his Synopsis: Filmmaker Arthur Dong's documentary Hollywood Chinese pays LONG local granny and SHORT FLICKS For One Woman Only to the first century of the American film industry, as specifically colored Synopsis: Greg Pak directs Robot Stories, a feature film made up of four separate vignettes set in the near future.
Synopsis: The brief but eventful life of actor and martial arts trailblazer Bruce Lee is portrayed in this drama, based on Korean-American actor Synopsis: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to Shi, a Chinese man who, Synopsis: This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's chicken is a staple of Synopsis: 'The Beautiful Country' follows the story of Binh, a shy Vietnamese man in his 20s who embarks on a personal Asian twentysomethings.
Synopsis: Four twentysomethings living in the hip L. Synopsis: The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl Sasha Li Anna Akanawho after blowing through most of her trust fund, Synopsis: Mississippi Masala is a tale of how prejudice makes victims and instigators of us all.
InIndian Jay Roshan Synopsis: A group of unlikely high school students take up crime as an extracurricular activity in this independent drama.
Ben Parry Synopsis: A romantic rivalry between a white cop and his Nisei partner causes suppressed racial tensions to explode Synopsis: In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui Hong-Chi Lee is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the Synopsis: The true story of the Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon -- and those who Synopsis: Aimie, a newly arrived Korean immigrant teenager, has fallen in love with her best and only friend, Tran.
She tries Purple sifts sensitively through the emotional wreckage of a broken family. Synopsis: Writer-director Michael Kang makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age comedy, The Motel.
Newcomer Jeffrey Chyau stars as Ernest Chin, Synopsis: A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almostyear-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman PatelGeeta PatelVasant K. Synopsis: An Asian-American woman and her mother both find their private lives are becoming a family matter in this romantic comedy-drama Synopsis: "The Namesake" is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing Synopsis: The title of the teen musical comedy Colma: The Musical incorporates a colloquialism regionally specific to the San Francisco area MendozaL.
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They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a Synopsis: Intwo Korean-American brothers and director running a shoe store in South Central Los Angeles share a friendship with Synopsis: In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two Synopsis: A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them Lara Jean Song Synopsis: Rachel Lynn Chen lives in idle luxury with a cheating husband, Professor Erika Ayako Fujitani juggles career demands while raising Synopsis: Three martial artists--notorious in their prime as "the three tigers"--have grown into middle-aged men one kick from a pulled muscle Synopsis: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin John Cho finds himself stranded Synopsis: Director Andrew Ahn's intimate drama revolves around the unlikely friendship formed between a lonely young boy Lucas Jaye and his Synopsis: After David Kim John Cho 's year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is ased to Synopsis: A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to Top Box Office.
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Directed By: Salima Koroma. Directed By: Tze Chun. Directed By: Ray Yeung. Directed By: Benson Lee. Directed By: Alan Parker. Critics Consensus: Green Dragon struggles to control its sentimental tendencies, but its flaws are just outweighed by an affecting -- and often overlooked -- perspective on the Vietnam War. Directed By: Timothy Linh Bui. Critics Consensus: Smartly constructed by writer-director Gina Kim and brought to life by a strong cast led by Vera Farmiga, Never Forever is an unexpectedly engaging melodrama.
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