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Best Asian-American Movies on Netflix

We’ve collected all the Fresh and Certified Fresh Asian-American films on Netflix — stories about the Asian-American experience or told from that perspective. The list features a lot of the streamer’s originals, including the To All The Boys series, Always Be My Maybe, and Tigertail.

Check out the full list below, and don’t forget to also take a look at our guide to the overall 65 Best Asian-American movies ever made.

#9

Seoul Searching (2016)
75%

#9
Adjusted Score: 51.268%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them... [More]
Directed By: Benson Lee

#8
Adjusted Score: 77.425%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You may feel like little more than an amiable postscript to its predecessor, but fans of the original should still find this a swoonworthy sequel.
Synopsis: It's a new year and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are no longer pretending to be a... [More]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#7
Adjusted Score: 80.047%
Critics Consensus: Diminishing returns have set in for this trilogy, but To All the Boys: Always and Forever has just enough of the original's effervescent charm to serve as a worthy conclusion.
Synopsis: As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#6

Tigertail (2020)
81%

#6
Adjusted Score: 83.754%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet revealing, Tigertail offers a well-acted -- and ultimately valuable -- look at the immigrant experience in America.
Synopsis: In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the... [More]
Directed By: Alan Yang

#5

Advantageous (2015)
86%

#5
Adjusted Score: 76.28%
Critics Consensus: Advantageous transcends obvious budgetary limitations to pose thought-provoking questions about gender roles and family dynamics.
Synopsis: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Phang

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 93.435%
Critics Consensus: Carried by the infectious charms of Ali Wong and Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe takes familiar rom-com beats and cleverly layers in smart social commentary to find its own sweet groove.
Synopsis: Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a... [More]
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan

#3
Adjusted Score: 98.181%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#2

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#2
Adjusted Score: 100.645%
Critics Consensus: For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.
Synopsis: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#1

Shirkers (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.181%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Directed By: Sandi Tan

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