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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. Alex Vo

#9

Seoul Searching (2015)
75%

#9
Adjusted Score: 75088%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1986, teens attending a government camp for foreign born teenagers have wild experiences.... [More]
Directed By: Benson Lee

#8
Adjusted Score: 80444%
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: As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love... [More]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#7
Adjusted Score: 81059%
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]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#6

Tigertail (2020)
82%

#6
Adjusted Score: 86200%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet revealing, Tigertail offers a well-acted -- and ultimately valuable -- look at the immigrant experience in America.
Synopsis: Years of monotonous work and a loveless marriage turns a once vibrant man into a shell of his former self.... [More]
Starring: Hong-Chi Lee
Directed By: Alan Yang

#5

Advantageous (2015)
86%

#5
Adjusted Score: 81442%
Critics Consensus: Advantageous transcends obvious budgetary limitations to pose thought-provoking questions about gender roles and family dynamics.
Synopsis: In a future where opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules try to hold on to their joy.... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Phang

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 94607%
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 runs into... [More]
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan

#3
Adjusted Score: 98483%
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: A teenage girl's love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her life.... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#2

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#2
Adjusted Score: 103788%
Critics Consensus: For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.
Synopsis: A shy, introverted student helps the school jock woo a girl whom, secretly, they both want.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#1

Shirkers (2018)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 101612%
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: In 1992 teenager Sandi Tan shoots Singapore's first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then absconded with... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sandi Tan