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September Silver Screen: Classic Filipino Films Ranked

6 films

In honor of September as the National Film Industry Month, it's time to for me to catch up on the…

  • Our Little Sister
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
  • Through the Olive Trees
  • Little Forest

heartwarming asian films set in the countryside where nothing ever really happens

25 films

a testament to the power of communal empathy; how our lives can be lived fully and authentically without all the…

  • Fallen Angels
  • Chungking Express
  • Love of Siam
  • Eternal Summer
  • Burning
  • Still Walking
  • Nobody Knows
  • Shoplifters
  • Maborosi
  • After the Storm

Hirokazu Kore-eda Ranked

14 films

Hirokazu Kore-eda is master storyteller of mellow domestic dramas — intimate, ordinary, muted, but emotionally powerful. By setting into rhythms…

  • Yi Yi
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Taipei Story
  • Terrorizers
  • That Day, on the Beach

Edward Yang Ranked

7 films

It's easy to be intimidated by Yang's films with their extensive running times and epic vision. But it's the tender…

  • Die Tomorrow
  • Heart Attack
  • Happy Old Year
  • 36
  • Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Ranked

5 films

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's films are an exhibition of different experimental concepts which subtly morph into profound essays about life, memories, and…

  • About Elly
  • A Separation
  • Fireworks Wednesday
  • Beautiful City
  • The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi Ranked

8 films

Farhadi's dramas are anything but somber. In fact, they are often loud and disquieting with moral ambiguities that permeate from…

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Tropical Malady
  • Mysterious Object at Noon

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ranked

7 films

Folklore of Thai's culture, beliefs, and political contexts reference the otherworldly realm of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's filmography. With a filmmaker's creative…

  • The Handmaiden
  • Oldboy
  • Thirst
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Joint Security Area

Park Chan-wook Ranked

8 films

Vengeance and violence are Park Chan-wook's thematic reputations. With craftsmanship excellence and pitch-black humor, he explores immorality, brutality, and other…

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Chungking Express
  • Fallen Angels
  • Happy Together
  • The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-wai Ranked

10 films

Wong Kar-wai's hypnotic spell comes from his singular mastery of creating mood. He achieves this through the use of color…

  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Like Grains of Sand
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Love of Siam
  • Matthias & Maxime

don't fall in love with your straight best friend: a queer canon of unrequited romances

10 films

you may feel a sense of mutual attraction. you may share a kiss. heck—you may even have sex. pero sa…

  • Parasite
  • The Host
  • Memories of Murder
  • Okja
  • Mother

Bong Joon-Ho Ranked

7 films

There are salient hallmarks to a Bong Joon-Ho film — the striking disregard for genre, chemically-enhanced creatures, and cryptic (if…