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The Best Asian-American Movies of All Time

Between Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell, and Always Be My Maybe in recent years, there’s been a surge in Asian-American representation on screens of all sizes. 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. The movies in our guide reflect their experiences, from Korean (Columbus, Minari), Chinese (Saving Face), Singaporean (Shirkers), Japanese (To Be Takei), Filipino (The Debut), Vietnamese (Green Dragon), and more. South Asian-American films included are The Big Sick, The Namesake, and Meet the Patels.

We selected movies where the Asian-American experience drives character and story, or had a significant impact on Asian-American audiences due to its casting, the filmmakers behind it, and for breaking representational ground (Searching, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before). The Asian-American experience is sometimes about traveling to a foreign “home” country, explored in movies like Always Tomorrow in Hong Kong, Go Back to China, and Cavite. 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.

The historical landmark films are here, including Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, and Better Luck Tomorrow. All except for Flower Drum Song: This 1961 musical was the first major Hollywood production to have an Asian-American cast, but it’s also Rotten on the Tomatometer. We included only Fresh movies, with at least 10 reviews, before ranking them using our ranking formula, takes into factor the movie’s year of release and its number of reviews.

With all that said, we present the Best Asian-American Movies of all time!

#68

Bad Rap (2016)
70%

#68
Adjusted Score: 29.914%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the '70s by African-American and Latino youth... [More]
Directed By: Salima Koroma

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 38.262%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with one... [More]
Directed By: Tze Chun

#66

Front Cover (2016)
83%

#66
Adjusted Score: 42.564%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: FRONT COVER is about handsome, openly gay New York City fashion stylist Ryan (Jake Choi), who rejects his traditional Asian... [More]
Directed By: Ray Yeung

#65

Twinsters (2015)
92%

#65
Adjusted Score: 50.467%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This full-length documentary follows Samantha and Anaïs as they meet in person for the very first time. Their unique experiences... [More]

#64

Seoul Searching (2016)
75%

#64
Adjusted Score: 51.282%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them... [More]
Directed By: Benson Lee

#63

Documented (2014)
75%

#63
Adjusted Score: 52.747%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the... [More]
Starring:

#62
#62
Adjusted Score: 58.018%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One of the few American films to deal with the tragic story of the internment of Asian-Americans during World War... [More]
Directed By: Alan Parker

#61

Green Dragon (2001)
61%

#61
Adjusted Score: 61.08%
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.
Synopsis: The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam... [More]
Directed By: Timothy Linh Bui

#60

Never Forever (2007)
80%

#60
Adjusted Score: 61.385%
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.
Synopsis: Korean filmmaker Gina Kim directed this erotic drama about a woman's dangerous response to her husband's fertility issues. The Departed's... [More]
Directed By: Gina Kim

#59

Linsanity (2013)
65%

#59
Adjusted Score: 65.123%
Critics Consensus: Linsanity offers a compelling enough look at its basketball star subject for fans and curious viewers, even if it never really delves below the surface.
Synopsis: Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy... [More]
Directed By: Evan Leong

#58

Ping Pong Playa (2007)
64%

#58
Adjusted Score: 64.266%
Critics Consensus: A gentle, light, kid friendly comedy about a Chinese-American hoopster turned ping pong pro, Playa is a charming but considerable digression from director Jessica Yu's previous works.
Synopsis: Christopher "C-dub" Wang is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and... [More]
Directed By: Jessica Yu

#57

Picture Bride (1995)
82%

#57
Adjusted Score: 68.269%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The struggles of a young Japanese who leaves her home to marry an stranger are chronicled in this historical drama... [More]
Directed By: Kayo Hatta

#56

Miami Connection (1988)
68%

#56
Adjusted Score: 68.655%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in... [More]

#55

The Debut (2000)
74%

#55
Adjusted Score: 70.736%
Critics Consensus: Although The Debut offers few surprises, it remains an engaging and well-acted look at the multi-generational immigrant experience.
Synopsis: Ben Mercado is a talented high school senior who enrolls in a prestigious art school in order to realize his... [More]
Directed By: Gene Cajayon

#54

Hollywood Chinese (2008)
100%

#54
Adjusted Score: 72.603%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Arthur Dong's documentary Hollywood Chinese pays homage to the first century of the American film industry, as specifically colored... [More]
Directed By: Arthur Dong

#53
Adjusted Score: 72.734%
Critics Consensus: With Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, writer-director Emily Ting adds a modest yet enjoyable entry to the expatriate rom-com subgenre.
Synopsis: In this sparkling romance, Ruby (Jamie Chung), a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first... [More]
Directed By: Emily Ting

#52

Cavite (2006)
73%

#52
Adjusted Score: 73.563%
Critics Consensus: A gritty, low-budget thriller, Cavite takes us on a heart-pounding ride through the seedy Filipino underworld.
Synopsis: A young man unwillingly becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot in Cavite, a low-budget digital video project from Filipino-American co-writers/co-directors... [More]

#51

Robot Stories (2004)
74%

#51
Adjusted Score: 74.424%
Critics Consensus: Although its four stories vary in quality, Robot Stories is still worth a look for Twilight Zone fans.
Synopsis: Greg Pak directs Robot Stories, a feature film made up of four separate vignettes set in the near future. In... [More]
Directed By: Greg Pak

#50
Adjusted Score: 75.074%
Critics Consensus: While its impact is blunted by an overly reverential approach to its subject, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story remains a reasonably entertaining biopic of the martial arts legend.
Synopsis: The brief but eventful life of actor and martial arts trailblazer Bruce Lee is portrayed in this drama, based on... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen

#49

Take Out (2004)
100%

#49
Adjusted Score: 76.163%
Critics Consensus: Take Out presents an unvarnished view of one immigrant's experiences as a restaurant deliveryman -- and leaves the audience with plenty of food for thought.
Synopsis: Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou make their feature debut as writer/directors with the documentary-style DV drama Take Out. Korean-American actor... [More]

#48

Advantageous (2015)
86%

#48
Adjusted Score: 76.207%
Critics Consensus: Advantageous transcends obvious budgetary limitations to pose thought-provoking questions about gender roles and family dynamics.
Synopsis: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Phang

#47
#47
Adjusted Score: 77.029%
Critics Consensus: The Grace Lee Project is a clever, humorous, and personal exploration of identity, ethnic stereotypes, and the oppressive cultural expectations placed on Asian-American women.
Synopsis: Grace Lee is a filmmaker who, when she left her hometown of Columbia, MO, for New York City, and later... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Grace Lee

#46
Adjusted Score: 77.901%
Critics Consensus: The likable leads and subversion of racial stereotypes elevate Harold and Kumar above the typical stoner comedy.
Synopsis: Directed by Danny Leiner, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle follows the life-changing (and mind-altering) journey of Korean-American investment... [More]
Directed By: Danny Leiner

#45
Adjusted Score: 79.666%
Critics Consensus: Though it may not be as profound as its pacing would suggest, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers delicately examines familial issues in an earnest fashion.
Synopsis: Wayne Wang's intimate drama A Thousand Years of Good Prayers stars Henry O as Mr. Shi, a Chinese man who,... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#44
Adjusted Score: 79.751%
Critics Consensus: The Search for General Tso digs into the history of a beloved dish and uncovers a heaping helping of powerfully nourishing history along the way.
Synopsis: This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's chicken is a staple of... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Ian Cheney

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 79.934%
Critics Consensus: The plight of Asian refugees is sensitively rendered, and the movie builds, with the help of Nolte, to a wrenchingly poignant conclusion.
Synopsis: 'The Beautiful Country' follows the story of Binh, a shy Vietnamese man in his 20s who embarks on a personal... [More]
Directed By: Hans Petter Moland

#42

Today's Special (2010)
81%

#42
Adjusted Score: 81.072%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, THE LAST AIRBENDER) is a sous chef who dreams of becoming... [More]
Directed By: David Kaplan

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 81.446%
Critics Consensus: Featuring an attractive young cast, Charlotte mostly shines as a portrait of the sexual frolics and hangups of L.A. Asian twentysomethings.
Synopsis: Four twentysomethings living in the hip L.A. suburb of Silverlake struggle with love, lust, and ennui in this independently produced... [More]
Directed By: Eric Byler

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 82.097%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In The Problem With Apu, South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing "nemesis" Apu Nahasapeemapetilon--better known as the Indian... [More]
Starring: Hari Kondabolu
Directed By:

#39

Go Back to China (2020)
82%

#39
Adjusted Score: 82.31%
Critics Consensus: Uneven but entertaining, Go Back to China puts a refreshing cross-cultural spin on the traditional coming-of-age story arc.
Synopsis: The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana), who after blowing through most of her trust fund,... [More]
Directed By: Emily Ting

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 83.991%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mississippi Masala is a tale of how prejudice makes victims and instigators of us all. In 1972, Indian Jay (Roshan... [More]
Directed By: Mira Nair

#37
#37
Adjusted Score: 83.582%
Critics Consensus: A promising work by Lin, the energetic Better Luck Tomorrow is disturbing and thought-provoking.
Synopsis: A group of unlikely high school students take up crime as an extracurricular activity in this independent drama. Ben (Parry... [More]
Directed By: Justin Lin

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 77.721%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A romantic rivalry between a white cop and his Nisei partner causes suppressed racial tensions to explode.... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Fuller

#35

Tigertail (2020)
81%

#35
Adjusted Score: 83.791%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet revealing, Tigertail offers a well-acted -- and ultimately valuable -- look at the immigrant experience in America.
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... [More]
Directed By: Alan Yang

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 84.711%
Critics Consensus: Ham Tran's ambitious film proves to be extremely powerful due to stunning photography and passionate performances.
Synopsis: The true story of the Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon -- and those who... [More]
Directed By: Ham Tran

#33

In Between Days (2007)
86%

#33
Adjusted Score: 86.113%
Critics Consensus: In Between Days is a moving, artistic slice-of-life indie film.
Synopsis: Aimie, a newly arrived Korean immigrant teenager, has fallen in love with her best and only friend, Tran. She tries... [More]
Directed By: So Yong Kim

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 86.642%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Produced on a shoestring $2 million budget, documentary director Nancy Kelly and her husband, editor Kenji Yamamoto created this romantic... [More]
Directed By: Nancy Kelly

#31

Ms. Purple (2019)
86%

#31
Adjusted Score: 87.023%
Critics Consensus: A finely layered drama with rich visal allure, Ms. Purple sifts sensitively through the emotional wreckage of a broken family.
Synopsis: From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#30

The Motel (2005)
88%

#30
Adjusted Score: 88.236%
Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age dramedy whose familiar outline is filled in with rewarding empathy and character detail, The Motel marks an impressive feature debut for writer-director Michael Kang.
Synopsis: Writer-director Michael Kang makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age comedy, The Motel. Newcomer Jeffrey Chyau stars as Ernest Chin,... [More]
Directed By: Michael Kang

#29

Meet The Patels (2015)
87%

#29
Adjusted Score: 88.279%
Critics Consensus: Meet the Patels works on multiple levels, offering an affably entertaining documentary about one man looking for love while posing thoughtful questions about cultural assimilation and modern romance.
Synopsis: A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman... [More]
Directed By: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel

#28

Saving Face (2005)
86%

#28
Adjusted Score: 88.398%
Critics Consensus: A charming tale of a love affair that overcomes cultural taboos.
Synopsis: An Asian-American woman and her mother both find their private lives are becoming a family matter in this romantic comedy-drama.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#27

Yellow Rose (2020)
87%

#27
Adjusted Score: 88.574%
Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age story with a timely twist, Yellow Rose offers a fresh -- and sweetly rewarding -- perspective on the immigrant experience.
Synopsis: YELLOW ROSE is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her... [More]
Directed By: Diane Paragas

#26

The Namesake (2006)
85%

#26
Adjusted Score: 89.313%
Critics Consensus: An ambitious exploration of the immigrant experience with a talented cast that serves the material well.
Synopsis: "The Namesake" is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing... [More]
Directed By: Mira Nair

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 90.172%
Critics Consensus: Three teens contemplate life after high school while singing their hearts out in this fresh musical.
Synopsis: The title of the teen musical comedy Colma: The Musical incorporates a colloquialism regionally specific to the San Francisco area:... [More]
Directed By: Richard Wong

#24

To Be Takei (2014)
90%

#24
Adjusted Score: 91.154%
Critics Consensus: To Be Takei rests almost entirely on its subject's inherent likability -- and, for the most part, that's more than enough.
Synopsis: Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the... [More]

#23

The Karate Kid (1984)
89%

#23
Adjusted Score: 92.019%
Critics Consensus: Utterly predictable and wholly of its time, but warm, sincere, and difficult to resist, due in large part to Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio's relaxed chemistry.
Synopsis: Newly arrived in California from New Jersey, teenager Daniel (Ralph Macchio) almost immediately runs afoul of karate-trained high school bullies.... [More]
Directed By: John G. Avildsen

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 92.486%
Critics Consensus: The Joy Luck Club traces the generational divide, unearthing universal truths while exploring lives through the lens of a specific cultural experience.
Synopsis: Stories told by four elderly Chinese women and their American-born daughters while playing mah-jongg.... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#21

Be Water (2020)
93%

#21
Adjusted Score: 93.404%
Critics Consensus: If Be Water's surface level approach doesn't quite match its subject's depth, it still serves as an appropriate introduction to the almighty Bruce Lee.
Synopsis: In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents' homeland of Hong Kong to complete four... [More]
Directed By: Bao Nguyen

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 93.506%
Critics Consensus: Carried by the infectious charms of Ali Wong and Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe takes familiar rom-com beats and cleverly layers in smart social commentary to find its own sweet groove.
Synopsis: Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a... [More]
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan

#19

Chan Is Missing (1982)
96%

#19
Adjusted Score: 100.047%
Critics Consensus: An entertaining mystery that's also rich in setting and character detail, Chan Is Missing suggests thrilling potential from director/co-writer Wayne Wang.
Synopsis: Robbed of $4000 by the elusive Chan Hung, a pair of cabdrivers attempt to track down the thief through the... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#18
Adjusted Score: 95.329%
Critics Consensus: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail transcends its less-than-dramatic trappings to present a gripping real-life legal thriller with far-reaching implications.
Synopsis: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings... [More]
Directed By:

#17

Gook (2017)
94%

#17
Adjusted Score: 95.463%
Critics Consensus: From its confrontational title to its striking cinematography, this raw cinematic gem uncompromisingly proves writer/director/actor Justin Chon is a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: In 1992, two Korean-American brothers and director running a shoe store in South Central Los Angeles share a friendship with... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#16

Spa Night (2016)
96%

#16
Adjusted Score: 96.068%
Critics Consensus: In depicting one man's sexual awakening, Spa Night explores the tension between tradition and individuality with tenderness and compassion.
Synopsis: The atmospheric SPA NIGHT is a portrait of forbidden sexual awakening set in the nocturnal world of spas and karaoke... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Ahn

#15

Lucky Grandma (2020)
95%

#15
Adjusted Score: 96.855%
Critics Consensus: Lucky Grandma gives Tsai Chin a long-overdue opportunity to shine in a leading role -- but it's audiences who are the truly fortunate ones.
Synopsis: In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live... [More]
Directed By: Sasie Sealy

#14

In the Family (2012)
97%

#14
Adjusted Score: 97.213%
Critics Consensus: In the Family uses one couple's tragedy to examine the legal meaning of parenthood - and make a persuasive argument for a more inclusive approach to family law.
Synopsis: In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Wang

#13
Adjusted Score: 97.525%
Critics Consensus: Ang Lee's funny and ultimately poignant comedy of manners reveals the filmmaker's skill across genres.
Synopsis: A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

#12
Adjusted Score: 98.177%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 98.273%
Critics Consensus: A simple but engaging look at relationships, I Will Make You Mine brings the Surrogate Valentine trilogy to a fittingly poignant and perceptive close.
Synopsis: Rachel (Lynn Chen) lives in idle luxury with a cheating husband, Professor Erika (Ayako Fujitani) juggles career demands while raising... [More]
Directed By: Lynn Chen

#10

The Paper Tigers (2021)
98%

#10
Adjusted Score: 99.427%
Critics Consensus: The Paper Tigers blends action, comedy, and heart to produce a fresh martial arts movie with plenty of throwback charm.
Synopsis: Three martial artists--notorious in their prime as "the three tigers"--have grown into middle-aged men one kick from a pulled muscle.... [More]
Directed By: Quoc Bao Tran

#9

Columbus (2017)
97%

#9
Adjusted Score: 101.792%
Critics Consensus: Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.
Synopsis: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded... [More]
Directed By: Kogonada

#8

Shirkers (2018)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: 102.177%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Directed By: Sandi Tan

#7

Driveways (2020)
99%

#7
Adjusted Score: 101.603%
Critics Consensus: Understated yet powerful, Driveways is a character study anchored in fundamental decency -- and a poignant farewell to Brian Dennehy.
Synopsis: Director Andrew Ahn's intimate drama revolves around the unlikely friendship formed between a lonely young boy (Lucas Jaye) and his... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Ahn

#6

Searching (2018)
92%

#6
Adjusted Score: 102.649%
Critics Consensus: Searching's timely premise and original execution are further bolstered by well-rounded characters brought to life by a talented cast.
Synopsis: After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to... [More]
Directed By: Aneesh Chaganty

#5

Minding the Gap (2018)
100%

#5
Adjusted Score: 104.617%
Critics Consensus: Minding the Gap draws on more than a decade of documentary footage to assemble a poignant picture of young American lives that resonates far beyond its onscreen subjects.
Synopsis: Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu searches... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Bing Liu

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 106.668%
Critics Consensus: With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.
Synopsis: "Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to... [More]
Directed By: Jon M. Chu

#3

The Big Sick (2017)
98%

#3
Adjusted Score: 110.82%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born... [More]
Directed By: Michael Showalter

#2

Minari (2020)
98%

#2
Adjusted Score: 111.086%
Critics Consensus: Led by arresting performances from Steven Yeun and Yeri Han, Minari offers an intimate and heart-wrenching portrait of family and assimilation in 1980s America.
Synopsis: A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas... [More]
Directed By: Lee Isaac Chung

#1

The Farewell (2019)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 111.679%
Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to... [More]
Directed By: Lulu Wang

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