Asian Films Set Outside of Asia: Asian Films That Deal With Globalization, Emigration, and Tourism Outside of Asia

This is a personal interest of mine in Asian cinema, but it's a particular kind of film I am about to describe (though the list of films speaks for itself).

- Films that are directed by Asian filmmakers (not necessarily Asian productions) that are set outside of Asia.
- The films cannot be made by Asian-American directors like Wayne Wang.
- Feature a prominent Asian character.
- These films usually deal with themes of globalization as in Comrades: Almost A Love Story or emigration as with the films of Mabel Cheung and Clara Law.

If you have any recommendations for films that fit here, please let me know!

  • Sangam
  • Bwana Toshi
  • Bride of the Andes
  • Diamond 33
  • An Evening In Paris
  • Farewell to the Summer Light
  • Cuban Lover
  • Safari 5000
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • Slaughter in San Francisco
  • Far From Home
  • Two in the Amsterdam Rain
  • John and Marsha sa Amerika (Part Two)
  • Dersu Uzala
  • Que C'est Triste Paris
  • Mitra
  • Perfumed Nightmare
  • Proof of the Man
  • Chinatown Kid
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Invitation from the Beach
  • Take Me Away!
  • White Love
  • Gaijin: A Brazilian Odyssey
  • Romance on Lushan Mountain
  • Love Massacre
  • Hajji Washington
  • Madam Scandal: Let Me Die for 10 Seconds
  • Empfänger unbekannt
  • Pepe en Pilar
  • Antarctica
  • The Last Affair
  • Bad Bananas on the Silver Screen
  • Woman with the Red Hat
  • Prince Charming
  • Banana Cop
  • The Dancing Warrior
  • Capone Cries a Lot
  • Deep Blue Night
  • Yellow Skin
  • The Illegal Immigrant
  • Lost Romance
  • John en Marsha Tnt sa Amerika
  • Last Song in Paris
  • Tongs: A Chinatown Story
  • Magic Crystal
  • Just Like Weather
  • An Autumn's Tale
  • A Better Tomorrow II
  • Pickles Make Me Cry
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World II
  • Paper Marriage
  • The Other ½ & the Other ½
  • The Laser Man
  • Sunset in Paris
  • The Last Aristocrats
  • The Dancer
  • Full Moon in New York
  • Eight Taels of Gold
  • Song of the Exile
  • Killer's Romance
  • Farewell China
  • Once a Thief
  • Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye
  • Strawberry Road
  • Mississippi Masala
  • Pushing Hands
  • Never Ending Summer
  • The Master
  • Heavenly Sin
  • Erotic Liaisons
  • Taking Manhattan
  • Misty
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • Crossings
  • Run
  • Rumble in the Bronx
  • China Dragon
  • Second Chances
  • EAST MEETS WEST
  • Siao Yu
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • The Train Robbers
  • Red Cherry
  • Lost in Time
  • First Strike
  • Floating Life
  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America
  • Sasori in U.S.A.
  • Happy Together
  • Wild Animals
  • City of Glass
  • Who Am I?
  • Be There or Be Square
  • The Yakuza Way
  • My 1919
  • Kyoko
  • Sausalito
  • The Goddess of 1967