"Best of" Lists
"Best of" lists
Movies with Asian, Asian American, Desi, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Characters
Asian, Asian American, Desi, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander characters and actors are still underrepresented in Hollywood, but the films on this list are helping to lead the way toward better representation. These movies focus on authentic lived experiences, stories, and characters without relying on stereotypes. They portray and celebrate a wide range of people and cultures, from the Pacific Rim to the United States. From martial arts classics and fun romantic comedies to family-friendly anime, powerful documentaries, and intense action movies, these films cover a wide range of genres. You can also try our list of Books with Asian, Asian American, Desi, and Pacific Islander Characters.