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  • recorded live from my apartment in Los Angeles, California I'm your man, Nathaniel.

  • This is the weekly watch list.

  • Welcome back to another edition of the weekly Watch List.

  • The show where we count down the best movies and TV to stream right now on Prime Video.

  • Now, in case you didn't know, February 12 is the Lunar New Year, one of the biggest holiday celebrated throughout Asia.

  • So in celebration of the Spring Festival, I'm bringing you five of the best Asian language films to watch right now on Prime Video.

  • Now, if you want to be a real movie buff like me, pre records that Number one is watching a bunch of foreign films along with two describing movies with meaningless adjectives like lyrical or a triumph or life affirming and three tweeting a bunch of screenshots of movies.

  • As if to say, All I care about is art, Bro.

  • Do you?

  • And there's no better place to start than with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong cinema.

  • Of course, Asian films is a giant category on.

  • We're really only gonna be scratching the surface, but rest assured, there's plenty of titles to explore on prime coming in at number one.

  • It's one of my all time favorite Korean movies.

  • I'm talking Bon Joon Ho's megahit monster movie The Host Way.

  • Oh yeah, barely.

  • This one centers around a family of lovable misfits and soul.

  • There's Kong do, played by Song Jianguo, a clumsy doofus who works with his dad in a food stall and takes care of his much more mature daughter, Cheon Seo Thin.

  • There's condos.

  • Younger brother Nam Il on unemployed former political activist and sister Nam Ju, an underperforming medalist.

  • Archer.

  • The family is drifting through life with varying levels of success until one day a giant fish monster comes out of the Han River and abduction on sale.

  • Making matters worse, the American military shows up and begins quarantining everyone who came into contact with the monster for fear of a deadly new disease that may or may not exist.

  • The park family resolves to break Kong, do out and find Hyun Seo by investigating the sewer systems that run throughout the city.

  • Yeah, thanks.

  • Turn confusion that still are 10 e Um, well, todo to me, host Is everything good about movies?

  • There's the hilarious family dynamics, masterful use of suspense, the way the tone shifts on a dime.

  • Yeah, on if you disagree, send me your letterbox account because you're getting blocked for more great Korean movies to stream on Prime like the handmaiden, check out one of our previous list link in the description.

  • Now a good second entry in a movie list is like the second song in an album.

  • You gotta play the hits Baby, which is why we're covering the international co production.

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yeah, for the Attack Attack.

  • Adapted from the Iron Crane Martial Arts.

  • Siri's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follows Chow Yun Fat, Li Mu Bai, a Wu Dong kung fu master who wields the Invincible Sword.

  • Green Destiny.

  • Li Mu Bai wants to retire and ask his fellow warriors slash long simmering love interest Michelle Yeoh to return his sword to a local lord for safekeeping.

  • Zhang Ziyi plays Jen, the governor's shelter daughter who's been trained in martial arts by looming Bhai's sworn enemy, The Jade Fox, and longs for a life of freedom and adventure.

  • One night, Jen steals the sword, forcing Li Mu Bai out of retirement to try and retrieve it.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, like a lot of other Ruscha movies.

  • The plot gets really complicated, but it's really about all the outsized emotions and incredible fights with wire fighting and choreography by Yuen Wo Ping is a triumph, with battles running through city streets, toe lakes and treetops that contain whole narrative arts within themselves.

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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a great entry point for people new to the Wu Xia genre.

  • But if you're looking for some more iconic, deeper cuts, Prime video has you covered.

  • Check out gently and the once upon a time in China, Sears as well.

  • A sixties Shaw brother, classics like one armed swordsman and Golden swallow Coming in at number three, we have Chinese director Zhou John HCA's 2019 gangster melodrama Ashes Purest White.

  • This movie is divided into three time periods in 2001.

  • Chow is the girlfriend of local mob boss Been and the poor mining town of Data Challenge been have a pretty sweet life running a massage parlor, hanging out in nightclubs on living lives, according to the young who co who's here e.

  • One day, a younger group of rival mobsters attacks been forcing Chow to fire his legal handgun to protect him.

  • When police questioned Shao about where she got the gun, she takes the fall for Ben, leading to a five year jail sentence.

  • Been never visit her in prison in 2006.

  • When she gets out, she searches for Ben and travels down the young river to track him down in Hub.

  • There, she finds out Ben has moved on with his life, getting a normal job and a new girlfriend.

  • What can possible foundation in modern day been returns to dot on and finds that everything else has totally changed.

  • This is a really lyrical movie about two lovers who betray each other but can't quite move on.

  • It's also about the utter uselessness of men, which Chow frequently takes advantage of to scam some money and track down bin.

  • It's also about the passage of time on the scale of physical and cultural transformation in 21st century China.

  • We sense it in the construction of the monumental Three Gorges Dam, the modernization of the railroads chow travels on and the time that Bin and Chow could never go back.

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  • For more movies from mainland China, check out some visually stunning work from director Jang Imo, including Judo and Raise the Red Lantern.

  • Coming in at number four, check out the Hong Kong comedy horror movie a Chinese ghost story from legendary producer Sweetheart.

  • A Chinese ghost story follows Leslie Cheung as name, an incredibly oblivious debt collector going town to town when he fails to collect on a debt and his left penniless Ning is forced to take shelter in a nearby abandoned temple that's clearly haunted.

  • That night, Ning meets a beautiful, mysterious woman seen played by Joey Wong to fall in love.

  • As it turns out, Susan is a ghost who's forced to seduce men and lure them to their deaths at the hands of a monstrous tree dinner.

  • Mhm, I don't know anything.

  • I got you, Susan, protecting from the tree demon and Ning enlists the help of a Taoist ghost hunter to kill the demon and pre Susan from her ghost captivity.

  • Yeah, for the uninitiated, I think the Chinese ghost story is a really good example of what eighties Hong Kong cinema is all about, mixing every single genre together into one insane package.

  • Seriously, this movie is at times a horror flick a martial arts actioner, slapstick comedy and romance movie, This one scene in particular, it felt like an even crazier version of Sam Raimi's evil Dead.

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  • Blame and stupid.

  • Feel free to check out some of his great movies on prime video.

  • There's the revisionist martial arts movie Ashes of Time Reduction, as well as his lyrical sci fi romance film.

  • 2046.

  • Rounding out our list at number five, it's annoyingly double dip.

  • Check out the all time great food movie Eat Drink Man Woman.

  • This one is set in nineties Taipei and follows Mr Chu, a widower and a retired master chef of Chinese cuisine who's lost a sense of taste.

  • Well, you shouldn't hold it.

  • Hold on.

  • In his spare time, he cooked school lunches for the daughter of a family friend and fills in at the palatial banquet hall where he used to be head chef.

  • On Sundays, Mr Chu cooks a giant banquet for his unappreciated daughters, where they each give updates about their lives.

  • All three of his unmarried daughters still live with their father and all wish to move out.

  • Gin is a Christian school teacher who takes an interest in the new gym.

  • Teacher JIA Chen is a sexually liberated airline executive who received a job offer to move to Amsterdam.

  • John Innes, a college student who strikes up a relationship with her friends.

  • X.

  • This is a really great, life affirming film about people's desires set against the changing cultural landscape.

  • But, of course, but really stuck with me where the food scenes.

  • I'm not exactly sure what all these dishes are, but they look amazing.

  • If you can't make it home to have a big meal with your family this Lunar New Year, then I highly recommend watching Eat Drink man.

  • Woman is the next best thing.

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  • For more Taiwanese cinema about the tension between modern life and traditional values, I highly highly recommend checking out who she fashions coming of age trilogy, including Dust in the Wind and the Timeto Live and The Time to Die Streaming right now on Prime Video.

  • There you have it.

  • Five of the best Asian language movies to stream right now on prime video.

  • So what you guys think of the movies on this week's list?

  • Comment below And let me know what genres you want to see in future episodes until next time.

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recorded live from my apartment in Los Angeles, California I'm your man, Nathaniel.

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