20 Movies Like Memoirs Of A Geisha

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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 154 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 20 wins & 67 nominations total
Writer: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
Actors: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, New Zealand, Japan
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“The Last Samurai” is a historical drama film set in the late 19th century, where a disillusioned American Civil War veteran is hired to train the Japanese Imperial Army in modern warfare but ends up embracing the samurai culture he was initially sent to eradicate. The movie explores themes of cultural clashes, honor, and the search for identity.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 101 wins & 132 nominations total
Writer: Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai
Actors: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang
Language: Mandarin, Chinese
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China
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“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is a martial arts epic set in ancient China, following the story of a legendary warrior and his pursuit of a stolen sword. The film explores themes of love, honor, and the conflict between personal desires and societal expectations.

Memoirs of a Lady Ninja

Memoirs of a Lady Ninja
Memoirs of a Lady Ninja
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Action, Fantasy, History
Awards: N/A
Writer: Kôtarô Andô
Actors: Saori Hara, Mutsuo Yoshioka, Akari Hoshino
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Memoirs of a Lady Ninja” is a Japanese action film that follows the story of a female ninja who is trained to infiltrate enemy territory and carry out assassinations. As she navigates dangerous missions, she discovers a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens her own life and those she cares about.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award4 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Amy Tan, Ron Bass
Actors: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Country: United States
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The Joy Luck Club movie follows the lives of four Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters, exploring themes of cultural identity, mother-daughter relationships, and the power of storytelling. Through a series of interwoven narratives, the film explores the challenges and triumphs of these women as they navigate the complexities of their dual cultural heritage.

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine
Farewell My Concubine
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 171 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 24 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Pik-Wah Lee, Wei Lu
Actors: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Gong Li
Language: Mandarin
Country: China, Hong Kong
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“Farewell My Concubine” is a Chinese film that follows the lives of two Peking opera performers, exploring their complex relationship and the tumultuous events they endure from the 1920s to the Cultural Revolution. It delves into themes of love, loyalty, and the impact of political upheaval on personal lives.

House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers
House of Flying Daggers
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang
Actors: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau
Language: Mandarin
Country: China, Hong Kong
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The House of Flying Daggers is a Chinese martial arts film set in the Tang dynasty. It follows two police officers who are tasked with capturing a rebel group called the House of Flying Daggers, but as they get closer to their target, they become entangled in a love triangle with a mysterious dancer.

Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 157 min
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 28 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Eileen Chang, James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang
Actors: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tang Wei, Joan Chen
Language: Mandarin, Japanese, English, Shanghainese, Hindi, Cantonese
Country: Taiwan, United States, Hong Kong, China
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“Lust, Caution” is a 2007 espionage thriller directed by Ang Lee. Set in World War II, it follows a group of Chinese students who plot to assassinate a high-ranking Japanese collaborator, but their plan takes a dangerous turn when one of the students becomes involved in a dangerous affair with the target.

The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 11 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham
Actors: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
Language: English, Mandarin, French
Country: China, Canada, United States
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“The Painted Veil” is a drama film that follows a young woman named Kitty who marries a bacteriologist named Walter and moves with him to China. As their marriage deteriorates, Kitty embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption amidst a cholera epidemic in a remote village.

Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern
Raise the Red Lantern
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: Tong Su, Ni Zhen
Actors: Gong Li, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He
Language: Mandarin
Country: Hong Kong, China
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“Raise the Red Lantern” is a Chinese film set in the 1920s, following the story of a young woman who becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy man. As she navigates the complex dynamics and power struggles within the household, her desires for love and freedom clash with the oppressive traditions and rules of the patriarchal society she is trapped in.

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love
In the Mood for Love
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award44 wins & 50 nominations total
Writer: Kar-Wai Wong
Actors: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping-Lam
Language: Cantonese, Shanghainese, French, Spanish
Country: Hong Kong, France
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“In the Mood for Love” is a romantic drama set in 1960s Hong Kong, following the story of two neighbors who form a deep connection after suspecting their respective spouses of having an affair. Through their shared loneliness and longing, they navigate a delicate and unspoken relationship that explores love, desire, and the complexities of human connection.

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award69 wins & 104 nominations total
Writer: Sarah Waters, Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Actors: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong
Language: Korean, Japanese
Country: South Korea
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“The Handmaiden” is a South Korean psychological thriller film set in the 1930s, following a young Korean woman who becomes involved in a plot to defraud a wealthy Japanese heiress. Through intricate twists and turns, the film explores themes of deception, desire, and power dynamics.

The Great Wall

The Great Wall
The Great Wall
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy
Actors: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, Mandarin, Spanish
Country: United States, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
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“The Great Wall” is a fantasy action film set in ancient China, where a mercenary warrior joins forces with an elite army to defend the Great Wall against monstrous creatures. Together, they must protect humanity and prevent the creatures from invading the world.

The Assassin

The Assassin
The Assassin
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award36 wins & 75 nominations total
Writer: Cheng Ah, T'ien-wen Chu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Actors: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Yun Zhou
Language: Mandarin
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
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“The Assassin” is a Taiwanese martial arts film set in the 9th century, following a highly skilled female assassin who is torn between loyalty to her master and her own personal desires, leading to a complex and visually stunning exploration of love, duty, and betrayal.

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War
The Flowers of War
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Awards: 15 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Heng Liu, Geling Yan
Actors: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang
Language: Mandarin, Japanese, English, Shanghainese
Country: China
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“The Flowers of War” is a historical drama set during the 1937 Nanking Massacre, where a group of Chinese women and schoolgirls seek refuge in a church, protected by an American mortician who poses as a priest. Together, they face the horrors of war and strive to preserve their humanity amidst the chaos and violence of the Japanese invasion.

The Emperor and the Assassin

The Emperor and the Assassin
The Emperor and the Assassin
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 162 min
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Kaige Chen, Peigong Wang
Actors: Gong Li, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun
Language: Mandarin
Country: China, France, Japan
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“The Emperor and the Assassin” is a historical drama film set in ancient China, where a power-hungry king seeks to unite the warring states by any means necessary, even if it means sacrificing his own love and sanity. As his loyal assassin carries out his orders, a complicated web of betrayal, love, and political intrigue unfolds, ultimately leading to a tragic and unforgettable climax.

The Geisha House

The Geisha House
The Geisha House
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Kaneto Shindô
Actors: Maki Miyamoto, Sumiko Fuji, Kaho Minami
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Geisha House movie is about a young girl in 1920s Japan who is sold into servitude and trained to become a geisha, navigating the complexities of tradition, love, and personal identity.

The Red Violin

The Red Violin
The Red Violin
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Don McKellar, François Girard
Actors: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz
Language: English, Italian, German, French, Mandarin
Country: Canada, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Austria, China
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“The Red Violin” is a film that follows the journey of a mysterious and highly coveted violin as it passes through different owners over the course of several centuries. The movie explores themes of passion, obsession, and the enduring power of music.

The White Countess

The White Countess
The White Countess
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
Language: English, French, Mandarin, Russian
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, China, United States
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“The White Countess” is a drama film set in Shanghai in the 1930s, following the story of a blind former diplomat who falls in love with a Russian countess and opens a nightclub to provide her with a sanctuary from the impending war.”

The Legend of the Black Scorpion

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“The Legend of the Black Scorpion” is a Chinese historical epic that follows the power struggle within the court of Emperor Li and his ambitious concubine, Empress Wan. As betrayal and deceit unravel, a masked vigilante known as the Black Scorpion emerges to seek justice and restore balance to the kingdom.

The Road Home

The Road Home
The Road Home
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 19 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Shi Bao
Actors: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng
Language: Mandarin
Country: China
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“The Road Home” is a Chinese drama film that tells the story of a young woman who reminisces about her parents’ love story after her father’s death. It explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the enduring power of memories.

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