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Top Films From Asia and the Middle East

Films from Japan are on a separate page.

Afghanistan

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Osama1 2003 Siddiq Barmak 2425

1 Joint production with Ireland and Japan.

Hong Kong

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Blade Runner1 2 1982 Ridley Scott 12
2 In the Mood for Love3 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon1 3 4 2000 Ang Lee 176
4 The Departed1 2006 Martin Scorsese 323
5 Raise the Red Lantern3 4 1991 Yimou Zhang 401
6 Chungking Express 1994 Kar-Wai Wong 464
7 Enter the Dragon1 1973 Robert Clouse 494
8 The Killer 1989 John Woo 506
9 Farewell My Concubine3 1993 Kaige Chen 625
10 Hard Boiled 1992 John Woo 638
11 Hero3 2002 Yimou Zhang 912
12 Infernal Affairs 2002 Wai-keung Lau and Alan Mak 948
13 Happy Together5 6 1997 Kar-Wai Wong 1063
14 20463 2004 Kar-Wai Wong 1385
15 A City of Sadness4 1989 Hsiao-hsien Hou 1421
16 House of Flying Daggers3 2004 Yimou Zhang 1580
17 Kung Fu Hustle3 2004 Stephen Chow 1594
18 A Better Tomorrow 1986 John Woo 1657
19 To Live3 1994 Yimou Zhang 1671
20 Platform3 5 7 2000 Zhangke Jia 1800
21 Days of Being Wild 1990 Kar-Wai Wong 1890
22 Once Upon a Time in China 1991 Hark Tsui 2029
23 Shaolin Soccer3 2001 Stephen Chow 2147
24 Drunken Master II 1994 Chia-Liang Liu 2152
25 Fallen Angels 1996 Kar-Wai Wong 2219
26 The Story of Qiu Ju3 1992 Yimou Zhang 2275

1 Joint production with the United States.
2 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
3 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.
4 Joint production with Taiwan.
5 Joint production with Japan.
6 Joint production with South Korea.
7 Joint production with France.

India

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray 155
2 The World of Apu 1959 Satyajit Ray 384
3 Gandhi1 1982 Richard Attenborough 405
4 Aparajito 1956 Satyajit Ray 543
5 The River1 2 3 1951 Jean Renoir 989
6 Charulata 1964 Satyajit Ray 1016
7 The Music Room 1958 Satyajit Ray 1110
8 Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India 2001 Ashutosh Gowariker 1404
9 Monsoon Wedding2 3 4 2001 Mira Nair 1514
10 Salaam Bombay!1 2 1988 Mira Nair 1979
11 The Cloud-Capped Star 1960 Ritwik Ghatak 1995
12 Sholay 1975 Ramesh Sippy 2084
13 Mother India 1957 Mehboob Khan 2155
14 The Help3 5 2011 Tate Taylor 2182
15 Lincoln3 2012 Steven Spielberg 2419

1 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with the United States.
4 Joint production with Germany and Italy.
5 Joint production with the United Arab Emirates.

Indonesia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Raid: Redemption1 2011 Gareth Evans 2376

1 Joint production with France and the United States.

Iran

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 F for Fake1 2 1973 Orson Welles 539
2 Close-Up 1990 Abbas Kiarostami 565
3 A Taste of Cherry1 1997 Abbas Kiarostami 753
4 A Separation 2011 Asghar Farhadi 1069
5 Where is the Friend's Home? 1987 Abbas Kiarostami 1196
6 The Wind Will Carry Us1 1999 Abbas Kiarostami 1237
7 Through the Olive Trees1 1994 Abbas Kiarostami 1381
8 The House Is Black 1963 Forugh Farrokhzad 1792
9 Ten1 2002 Abbas Kiarostami 1846
10 Children of Heaven 1997 Majid Majidi 1959
11 And Life Goes on 1992 Abbas Kiarostami 1987
12 The Circle3 2000 Jafar Panahi 2172

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with West Germany.
3 Joint production with Italy and Switzerland.

Israel

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Waltz with Bashir1 2008 Ari Folman 702

1 Joint production with Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.

People's Republic of China

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 In the Mood for Love1 2000 Kar-Wai Wong
2 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon1 2 3 2000 Ang Lee 176
3 Raise the Red Lantern1 2 1991 Yimou Zhang 401
4 The Last Emperor4 5 6 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 585
5 Farewell My Concubine1 1993 Kaige Chen 625
6 Hero1 2002 Yimou Zhang 912
7 20461 2004 Kar-Wai Wong 1385
8 Ju Dou7 1990 Fenglian Yang and Yimou Zhang 1468
9 The Joy Luck Club3 1993 Wayne Wang 1556
10 House of Flying Daggers1 2004 Yimou Zhang 1580
11 Kung Fu Hustle1 2004 Stephen Chow 1594
12 The Constant Gardner3 4 8 2005 Fernando Meirelles 1646
13 To Live1 1994 Yimou Zhang 1671
14 Platform1 5 7 2000 Zhangke Jia 1800
15 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks9 2002 Bing Wang 1895
16 Yellow Earth 1984 Kaige Chen 2102
17 Red Sorghum 1987 Yimou Zhang 2114
18 Shaolin Soccer1 2001 Stephen Chow 2147
19 The Story of Qiu Ju1 1992 Yimou Zhang 2275

1 Joint production with Hong Kong.
2 Joint production with Taiwan.
3 Joint production with the United States.
4 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
5 Joint production with France.
6 Joint production with Italy.
7 Joint production with Japan.
8 Joint production with Germany.
9 Joint production with the Netherlands.

South Korea

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Oldboy 2003 Chan-wook Park 360
2 Happy Together1 2 1997 Kar-Wai Wong 1063
3 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring3 2003 Ki-duk Kim 1115
4 The Host 2006 Joon-ho Bong 1591
5 Memories of Murder 2003 Joon-ho Bong 1600
6 A Tale of Two Sisters 2003 Jee-woon Kim 1850
7 3-Iron1 2004 Ki-duk Kim 2251
8 Oasis 2002 Chang-dong Lee 2410

1 Joint production with Japan.
2 Joint production with Hong Kong.
2 Joint production with Germany.

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon1 2 3 2000 Ang Lee
2 Raise the Red Lantern1 2 1991 Yimou Zhang 401
3 Yi yi: A One and a Two...4 2000 Edward Yang 540
4 A Brighter Summer Day 1991 Edward Yang 783
5 A Touch of Zen 1971 King Hu 1311
6 Eat Drink Man Woman3 1994 Ang Lee 1319
7 A City of Sadness1 1989 Hsiao-hsien Hou 1421
8 The Puppet Master 1993 Hsiao-hsien Hou 1658
9 The Wedding Banquet3 1993 Ang Lee 1811
10 The Time to Live and the Time to Die 1985 Hsiao-hsien Hou 1883
11 Life of Pi3 5 2012 Ang Lee 2103
12 Good Bye, Dragon Inn 2003 Ming-liang Tsai 2383

1 Joint production with Hong Kong.
2 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.
3 Joint production with the United States.
4 Joint production with Japan.
5 Joint production with the United Kingdom.

Thailand

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Tropical Malady1 2004 Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2009

1 Joint production with the France, Germany, and Italy.

Turkey

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Head-On1 2004 Fatih Akin 1474
2 Yol2 1982 Serif Gören and Yilmaz Güney 2038
3 Distant 2002 Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2179

1 Joint production with Germany.
2 Joint production with France and Switzerland.

United Arab Emirates

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Help1 2011 Tate Taylor 2182

1 Joint production with India and the United States.

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