Asian American

Asian Americans in film are few and far between, and I wanted to make a list highlighting films that star Asian American characters played by actual Asian Americans.

For the purposes of this list, I am only including feature length narrative films.

  • Daughter of Shanghai
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • Chan Is Missing
  • Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
  • A Great Wall
  • Eat a Bowl of Tea
  • Mississippi Masala
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • Surf Ninjas
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The Diary of Evelyn Lau
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Shopping for Fangs
  • Yellow
  • Chutney Popcorn
  • Johnny Tsunami
  • Romeo Must Die
  • The Debut
  • American Desi
  • West Side Avenue
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Charlotte Sometimes
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity
  • Take Out
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Saving Face
  • The Motel
  • Bam Bam and Celeste
  • Colma: The Musical
  • Falling for Grace
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • The Namesake
  • Ping Pong Playa
  • Tie a Yellow Ribbon
  • West 32nd
  • American Pastime
  • Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
  • In Between Days
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
  • Baby
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Children of Invention
  • Marry Me
  • Almost Perfect
  • Bang Bang
  • In the Family
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • White Frog
  • Shanghai Calling
  • Hang Loose
  • Farah Goes Bang
  • Wedding Palace
  • Revenge of the Green Dragons
  • Awesome Asian Bad Guys
  • Big Hero 6
  • Eat With Me
  • Ktown Cowboys
  • Front Cover
  • Everything Before Us
  • Advantageous
  • Spa Night
  • Comfort
  • Miss India America
  • The Tiger Hunter
  • The Big Sick
  • Gook
  • Columbus
  • Mayhem
  • The Feels
  • Meditation Park
  • Angry Angel
  • Searching
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • The Farewell
  • Ms. Purple
  • Empty By Design
  • Driveways
  • Go Back to China
  • Stuber
  • In a New York Minute
  • Lucky Grandma
  • Yellow Rose
  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Secret Obsession
  • Hustlers
  • Minari
  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
  • Tigertail
  • The Half of It
  • The Lovebirds
  • Over the Moon
  • All My Life