Seeing as you specified anything not sexually explicit, I thought immediately of Ang Lee's Lust: Caution (which is sexually explicit) - which is excellent, but clearly not what you're after!
Here's a list of some of my faves - mostly Mandarin and Hong Kong movies: Not One Less - Zhang Yimou (1999) Eat Drink Man Woman - Ang Lee (1995) A Touch of Zen - King Hu (1971) (longer than 2 hours - but brilliant) Police Story 1 - Jackie Chan (1988) Hard Boiled - John Woo (1993) Mr. Vampire - Ricky Lau (1985) In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar Wai (2000) Chungking Express - Wong Kar Wai (1994)
There's quite a range of styles and genres here, but they are all brilliant - depending on your tastes! And there's lots more besides that I could recommend.
- Beautiful country - hero - house of flying daggers - curse of the golden flower - grave of firelies (noted as being one of the best war movies ever made despite being an anime) - ju - on hat's all I can think of...there's some good anime ones as well
Post by ChickenSoda on Nov 29, 2008 2:56:17 GMT -5
I think Seven Samurai is close to three hours, but it goes by quickly.
I'm tempted to sort by genre, but it'll start taking me too much time and deliberation. Anyway, *knuckle crack* here we go:
Korean: City of Violence Oldboy Sympathy for Mr Vengeance Lady Vengeance Attack the Gas Station Friend Acacia Joint Security Area A Tale of Two Sisters The Host
Japanese: Battle Royale Suicide Club Audition Lady Snowblood Rashomon Hana-bi Kikujiro Ichi the Killer Gozu All About Lily Chou-Chou Full Metal Yakuza Rashomon Battles Without Honor and Humanity Azumi A Snake of June Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Zatoichi (ok, so this one's another 3 hour movie) Good Morning Meatball Machine Bullet Ballet Uzumaki Noriko's Dinner Table Visitor Q
Chinese: Paddy already listed most of the Chinese movies that I know, but I'll add Ebola Syndrome. Also, Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer.
Haha, I don't know if all those Takashi Miike films pass for "not too sexually explicit and not too heavy on blood and gore."
I like your taste in movies though, ChickenSoda. Ikiru is one I recommend, if you don't mind older, slower-paced movies. And a couple of really great animated movies are Millennium Actress and Tokyo Godfathers.
1) First is Kazakh movie called "Nomad: The Warrior", the leading characters are not ethnic Kazakhs however, which was a disappointed, but the Dzungar princesses are played by Kazakhs. It's not entirely historical, but a nice watch