Most Popular South Asian Movies and TV Shows
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2. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime
A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Votes: 17,914 | Gross: $34.31M
8. Anarkali (2015– )
10 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When her beau of nine years leaves her two months before their wedding, Anarkali needs to start her whole life over. She has to navigate dating and the growing pressure to get married in a hybrid Canadian-Indian sphere.
11. A Place in Hell (1969)
107 min | War
After the U.S. defeat in the Philippines, Madison leads a rag-tag group of U.S. soldiers against the Japanese occupiers. In this WW II drama, the Japanese set an island trap for the American troops.
12. Meherjaan (2011)
119 min | Drama, History
A film about loving the other. This film critiques certain pitfalls of nationalism that create conditions to justify war, killing and violence. 'Meherjaan' attempts to offer an aesthetic solution to war and violence.
13. Holly - Bolly (2004)
Not Rated | 12 min | Comedy, Short, Drama
Two young filmmakers Obi and Dil get hired to make the ultimate cross genre film - a cross between British Gangster and Indian Bollywood.
14. Market (2003)
160 min | Drama, Musical
When newly married bride, Neelu, was brought in the brothel by her husband, Appa Rao, on false pretences, Muskaan Bano, a courtesan for several years, also remembered her unfortunate story.... See full summary »
15. Knots Urbane (2009)
90 min | Comedy | Completed
Knots Urbane is a light hearted comedy set in New York City. It is the story of how five singles having distinctly unique personalities, each driven by strong, sometime biased perspectives ... See full summary »
16. Walkaway (2010)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Four intersecting stories, each exploring different aspects of love and companionship, as four friends struggle to find their way through the meanders of Indian matrimony, in a bittersweet ... See full summary »
17. Brothers in Trouble (1995)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Amir is an illegal Pakistani immigrant smuggled into England in the 1960's to work, to send money to his family and perhaps even bring them over with him. A skilled laborer, he is forced to... See full summary »
21. Diaspora (2011)
6 min | Short, Drama
Diaspora is a dramatic visual piece that gleans over the lifespan of an immigrant family, witnessing their times of struggles, joys and departures over the passing years.
24. Fade to Brown (2009 TV Movie)
22 min | Comedy
Fade to Brown premiered in Toronto in late 2006 as a live sketch comedy show with a South Asian flavor. The troupe quickly propelled itself into the hearts of Torontonians, becoming one of ... See full synopsis »
25. Tools of War (2005)
Set in 2003 Queens, a young South Asian American soldier (Ajay Naidu) prepares to leave for Iraq. While trying to impress his veteran father (Bernard White), and sister (Freya Adams) who is... See full summary »
27. Anjali (2008)
15 min | Short, Drama
When Anjali, a rebellious Indian-American teenager, comes home with her boyfriend only to witness her father's betrayal, she must decide whether she will share her secret and risk devastating her family.
29. Andaaz (2013– )
30 min | Talk-Show
A contemporary lifestyle talk show for the South Asian community. Covering a wide range of topics from health & fitness, fashion & beauty, entrepreneurship, spirituality, relationships and more.
31. Finding Priya a Prom Date (2008)
16 min | Short, Comedy
The under social, overly sarcastic Priya has found herself without a date to the New Brunswick High School Prom. When her traditional Indian family go to extremes to help her find 'the most... See full summary »
33. Simple Superstar (2013)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
An encounter with some new friends encourages Wilbur Sargunaraj, an ordinary Indian to take a chance on his own dreams. He and his friends find beauty in seemingly unlikely places and discover that the common can be extraordinary.
34. Desi: South Asians in New York (2000 TV Movie)
G | 58 min | Documentary
DESI is a groundbreaking tribute to the diversity and dynamism of the 200,000 South Asians living in New York City. A Hindi word meaning "countryman" or "people of the soil," Desi refers to... See full summary »
35. Shame (2001)
12 min | Short
The story of Hawa, a young Muslim American woman of South Asian descent, struggling to overcome the stigma of her childhood. As a child, Hawa was molested by an uncle and forced to endure ... See full summary »
36. Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music (2003)
G | 77 min | Documentary
Shot on video and film over seven years, American filmmaker Vivek Bald's absorbing examination of the Asian Underground movement in English rock in the 90s combines interview and ... See full summary »
37. Ramasakkani Rakumarudu (2016)
123 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A message oriented Telugu film portraying social and cultural differences affecting relationships among immigrant parents and their children.
39. Seeing Ceylon (1952)
Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short
In this travelogue of Ceylon, the first stop is Colombo, the capital and chief seaport of this island nation. A lighthouse at the end of the main street is the chief landmark. The port is ... See full summary »
Star: James A. FitzPatrick
47 min | Documentary, Adventure
Each year, the Visual Journalism program at Brooks Institute offers an international documentary trip for interested visual journalism, professional photography, and film students. The ... See full summary »
Director: The Svara Group
47. Red Roses (2006 Video)
17 min | Documentary, Short
A sociological portrait of women negotiating the cross currents of two cultures, Red Roses explores the struggles that most South Asian women face when they come to the United States via marriage and family obligations.
48. Windows Vista: Predator Edition (2009)
A computer error brings together two cogs in the modern macroeconomic machine. Captain Darnell Hawkins, remotely pilots an unmanned drone on a classified, time-dependent bombing mission. ... See full summary »
50. I Want to Be a Desi 2 (2009)
6 min | Documentary, Short
DESI: Used colloquially to mean South Asian immigrants and their descendants, carrying a subtext of inclusiveness and unity... This hard-hitting six-minute documentary asks the perennial ... See full summary »