"Best of" Lists
Asian and Asian American Movies
It's true that Asian and Asian American characters and actors are still underrepresented in Hollywood, but the excellent films on this list are leading the way toward representation. These movies focus on Asian stories and characters, without leaning on stereotypes. They shine a light on people and cultures from Pakistan to Japan, as well as the experiences of people of Asian descent living in the United States. While you'll definitely find some martial arts classics here, these movies cover a wide range of genres, from fun romantic comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and family-friendly anime to intense documentaries and violent action movies. For additional stories like these, try our list of Asian and Asian American Books.