35 best Asian movies to watch in 2022

Spanning genres and cultures, these Asian films show what it means to be Asian and Asian American today.

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Asian films have gained popularity in the United States in recent years. From the success of romantic comedies like Always be my maybee to historic victories for Parasite and minari at the Oscars, Asian and Asian American films continue to tell nuanced and diverse stories on screen. With in progress anti-Asian racism in America, supporting Asian and Asian American creators, whether by reading Asian American books, buying from Asian-owned businesses, or watching Asian movies, can be a great way to help the community.

With the rise of streaming services, Asian movies are easier to access than ever. From Netflix Korean dramas to indie thrillers, there’s never been a better time to, in the words of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, “overcoming the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles.” Below, we’ve rounded up 35 of the greatest Asian American and Asian films ever made. Regardless of language and genre, these films are critically acclaimed and widely acclaimed, with breakout performances and pioneering direction that elevated Asian and Asian-American cinema. From the best movies of all time to modern teen classics, these films are perfect for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and beyond.

The big sick 2017through amazon.com

The big sick

Published: 2017

Note : R

Director: Michael Showalter

Based on the real-life love story between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the married couple who co-wrote the screenplay, The big sick follows an aspiring Pakistani American comedian – also named Kumail – as he pursues stand-up comedy and falls in love with Emily. Although the relationship is promising, Emily breaks up with Kumail after finding pictures of the Pakistani women her parents are trying to set her up with. When Emily falls into a coma, Kumail rushes to her bedside and tries to get a second chance, with the help of Emily’s parents. The winning cast includes Zoe Kazan as Emily, and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano as her parents. Far from your average romantic comedy, The big sick won Nanjiani and Gordon a Best Screenplay nomination at the 2018 Oscars.

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