Best Asian Movies 2006

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Best Asian Movies 2006

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1. Woman on the Beach (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend's girlfriend.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Seung-woo Kim, Hyun-Jung Go, Seon-mi Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Sunflower (2006)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.

Director: Seok-beom Kang | Stars: Jeong-su Han, Yi-jae Heo, In-seong Hwang, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 1,686

3. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 40,648 | Gross: $6.57M

4. Still Life (2006)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma

Votes: 5,331 | Gross: $0.07M

5. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Xiaodong Guo, Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui

Votes: 2,683 | Gross: $0.06M

6. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 6,387

7. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 70,193 | Gross: $24.63M

8. The Knot (2006)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Taiwanese medical student defects to Mainland China due to Nationalist persecution, became an army surgeon during Korean War, and later went to Tibet as a doctor, while pining for his ... See full summary »

Director: Li Yin | Stars: Kun Chen, Vivian Hsu, Bingbing Li, Steven Cheung

Votes: 422

9. Little Red Flowers (2006)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

A young boy starting school for the first time struggles to fit in to a strictly regimented society in in post-revolutionary China.

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Bowen Dong, Yuanyuan Ning, Manyuan Chen, Zhao Rui

Votes: 1,366

10. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

94 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Yuk Long Wong, Louis Koo, Isabella Leong, Ella Koon

Votes: 6,165

11. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 62,923 | Gross: $0.88M

12. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 194,590

13. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 29,231 | Gross: $0.05M

14. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 54,173

15. Heavenly Forest (2006)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Munetaka Aoki, Saori Ban

Votes: 2,684

16. The Prince of Tennis (2006)

111 min | Action

Twelve year old tennis prodigy, Ryoma Echizen attends the distinguished school of Seishun Academy Middle School with his eyes set on being on the regulars team of the tennis club, which the school is famous for.

Director: Yûichi Abe | Stars: Kanata Hongô, Yû Shirota, Hiroki Aiba, Hiroki Suzuki

Votes: 332

17. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 87,722 | Gross: $2.20M

18. Demon Empire (2006)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

It is AD 924, at the end of the United Shilla Dynasty. Continuous riots sweep the land ruled by a corrupted government. Evil forces are rampant and malicious demons roam the land. YI Kwak, ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-oh Jo | Stars: Jun-ho Heo, Woo-sung Jung, Kwang-il Kim, Tae-hee Kim

Votes: 1,655

19. I Will Always Love You (2006)

117 min | Romance

Two people learn what real love is all about. They both learn about making a long-term commitment, and giving each other dignity and respect. This story offers hope, positivity, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mac Alejandre | Stars: Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin, Bearwin Meily, Tuesday Vargas

Votes: 75

20. Super Noypi (2006)

112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Six childhood friends discover that their parents are the legendary Super Noypi-the most powerful superheroes in the land. But when their parents are taken hostage, the six-who also have ... See full summary »

Director: Quark Henares | Stars: Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, John Prats, Polo Ravales

Votes: 56

21. ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh (2006)

114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After experiencing heartache, Adrian a.k.a. Ada - a conservative homosexual, leaves the city with his cousin Aruba. Relocating to a quaint province to start a new life and a parlor business... See full summary »

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Bb Gandanghari, Pops Fernandez, Chokoleit

Votes: 94

22. Donsol (2006)

105 min | Drama

About two lonely people who met during the whaleshark watching season in Donsol, Sorsogon.

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angel Aquino, Cherie Gil, Jaclyn Jose

Votes: 31

23. Barang (2006)

Horror

A heart-pounding fright movie about a provincial lass whose life and death is shrouded by inexplicable and ghastly events so affecting the whole community of Sta. Barbara. Igan suffers a ... See full synopsis »

Director: Neal 'Buboy' Tan | Stars: Juliana Palermo, Jay Manalo, Jaclyn Jose, Christian Luis Singson

Votes: 19

24. Cicak-man (2006)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Hairi works at Klon Technologies searching new vaccines for new diseases. He's too shy to approach Tania, the girl he loves (Professor Klon's secretary) and awkward enough to swallow a "... See full summary »

Director: Yusry Abd Halim | Stars: Saiful Apek, Fasha Sandha, Aznil Hj Nawawi, Yusry Abd Halim

Votes: 166

25. The Red Kebaya (2006)

90 min | Drama

Latiff, a famous but lonely photographer who was orphaned as a small child, sets out on an expedition to photograph abandoned houses around Malaysia. On his journey, he is haunted by images... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Knott | Stars: Iman Corinne Adrienne, Zahim Albakri, Elaine Daly, Soraya Dean

Votes: 28

28. Dangerous Flowers (2006)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

Five undercover agents, each with her own specialty, must combat international terrorists who have come to Thailand. They must use every resources available and known to them as this mission will be one that is unlike any they have known.

Director: Poj Arnon | Stars: Jintara Poonlarp, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Supakson Chaimongkol, Bunyawan Pongsuwan

Votes: 344

29. Laa-thaa-phii (2006)

100 min | Horror

Ghost Game tells the story of 11 contestants who sign up for a scary reality show which forces them to confront the supernatural and their innermost fears. They're brought to an ancient war... See full summary »

Director: Sarawut Wichiensarn | Stars: Pachornpol Jantieng, Thanyanan Mahapirun, Phongsak Rattanapong, Zeenam Soonthorn

Votes: 407

30. Mercury Man (2006)

R | 106 min | Action

When a supernatural substance embeds itself in the body of an unsuspecting fireman, he is transformed into the superhuman Mercury Man.

Director: Bhandit Thongdee | Stars: Libby Brien, Cullet Eric, Philip Hersh, Wasan Khantaau

Votes: 354

31. Dynamite Warrior (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy

48 Metascore

The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang (Dan Chupong) is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert who steals back water buffalo taken from poor Isan farmers by unscrupulous cattle ... See full summary »

Director: Chalerm Wongpim | Stars: Dan Chupong, Leo Putt, Panna Rittikrai, Samart Payukaroon

Votes: 1,488 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Pao's Story (2006)

98 min | Drama

Set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, the film tells the story of a Hmong tribe girl named Pao. She was raised by her stepmother, for her real ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Hai Ngo | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Hoa Thuy Do, Thanh Kha Ly, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 134

33. Khadak (2006)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Batzul Khayankhyarvaa, Tsetsegee Byamba, Banzar Damchaa, Tserendarizav Dashnyam

Votes: 834 | Gross: $0.00M



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