Film and Drama Ratings (Ongoing)

Here’s the list of Asian films and dramas I have watched and how I have rated them. Rating is based on the direction, writing, performances, and ultimately how much I enjoyed watching it. * (asterisk) indicates those I highly recommend. I will continue to update this list as I watch more films and dramas, and remember the ones that I have already watched.

Chinese (Mainland) Films

*A Beautiful Life (2011):  9/10

Hong Kong Films

*A Better Tomorrow (1986): 8.5/10

*Revenge: A Love Story (2010):  8.75/10

Japanese Films

Dear Doctor (2009): 6/10

Gantz (2011): 7/10

Nada Sousou/Tears For You (2006): 4/10

Platonic Sex (2001): 5/10

Space Battleship Yamato (2010): 7/10

Strawberry Shortcakes (2006): 2/10

Spring Snow (2005): 7.5/10

Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru (2006): 8/10

Waterboys (2001): 8/10

Japanese Dramas

11 Nin mo Iru:

1 Pound no Fukuin: 7.5/10 (IMO, Kame’s best performance, to date.)

*Aishiteru (2009): 9.5/10

Atashinchi no Danshi (2009): 6/10

At Home Dad: 8.5/10

Gakeppuchi no Eri (2010): 6.5/10

Godhand Teru (2009): 8.5/10

Gokusen: 8/10; 2: 7/10

Good Life: Arigato, Papa. Sayonara. (2011): 8.5/10

Hana Yori Dango (2005): 7/10

Hanawake no Yon Shimai (2011): 8/10

Hanazakari to Kimitachi E (2007): 7.5/10

Hotaru no Hikari (2007): 8.5/10

Hungry: 6/10

*IS (2011): 9.25/10

Jin: 9/10

Kami no Shizuku : 2/10

Konkastu!: 6.5/10

Last Friends (2009): 8.5/10

Love Shuffle: 7/10

Lucky Seven :

Lunch no Joou (2002) : 8/10

Marumo no Okite: 8.5/10

*Mother: 9.5/10

Mr. BRAIN: 8/10

Nankyoku Tairiku: 6/10

Nobuta wo Produce (2005): 8/10

Nodame Cantabile (2006): 8/10

Orange Days (2004): 8/10

Ouran High School Host Club (2011): 2/10

Renai NEET ~ Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata:

Risou no Musuko:

Seigi No Mikata (2008): 7/10

Slow Dance (2005): 5/10

*Soredemo Ikite Yuku (2011) : 10/10

Sunao ni Narenakute (2010): 8/10

Taira no Kiyomori:

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (2007): 7.5/10

Tsuki no Koibito (2010): 6/10

Unubore Deka : 8/10

Voice (2009): 8/10

Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (2010): 7.5/10

Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu – 7/10

Zenkai Girl (2011): 7.5/10

Zettai Kareshi (2009): 8/10

Korean Films

*3-Iron (2004): 9/10

71:Into The Fire (2010): 8/10

200 Pounds Beauty (2006): 4/10

Aeja (2009): 7/10

Antique Bakery (2008): 2/10 (Why this ever saw the light of day is beyond me. The anime was awesome, though.)

Art of Seduction (2005): 6/10

Baby and Me (2009): 8/10

Beast and The Beauty (2005): 7.5/10

Bittersweet Life, A (2005): 8/10

Bleak Night (2011): 7/10

*Chaser, The (2008): 8.75/10 >> Is it bad that throughout (most of) the film all I could think of was how hot the killer (Ha Jeong Won) was?

Chilling Romance (2011): 8.25/10

Classic, The (2002): 8/10

Crying Fist (2007): 7/10

Detective K (2011): 8/10

*Dirty Carnival, A (2006): 9/10

Festival (2010): 6.5/10

Finding Mr. Destiny (2010): 7.5/10

*Friend (2001):  9/10

Frozen Flower (2009): 8.5/10

*Good, The Bad & The Weird, The (2009): 8.75/10

Head (2011) – 6/10

Heartbreak Library (2008): 5/10

Hello, Schoolgirl (2008): 7/10

Highway Star (2007): 1/10

Hindsight/Blue Salt (2011): 6.5/10

Housemaid, The (2010): 5/10 (I could have done without watching this one. Last scene was just too disturbing.)

*Host, The (2006): 8.75/10

*Joint Security Area (2000): 9/10

Little Black Dress (2011): 3/10

Madeleine (2003): 7/10

Mama (2011) – 7/10

Marathon (2005): 7.5/10

*Memories of Murder (2003): 9.5/10

Midnight FM: 6.5/10

*Mother (2009): 9.5/10

My Sassy Girl (2001): 8.5/10

My Wife Got Married (2008): 4/10

Natalie (2010): 3/10

Officer of the Year (2011): 8/10

*Oldboy (2003): 9/10

Pain (2011): 8/10

Passerby #3 – 7.5/10

Penny Pinchers/Many A Little Romance (2011): 7/10 (Song Joong Ki is such a treat to watch)

Petty Romance (2010): 8/10

*Poetry (2010): 10/10

Quiz Show Scandal (2010): 3/10

Secret Reunion (2010): 7.5/10

Secret Sunshine (2007): 8.5/10

Showdown, The (2011): 8.5/10

Sin of a Family – 6/10

Speedy Scandal (2008): 8.5/10

Suicide Forecast (2011): 7.5/10

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005): 8.5/10

*Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002): 9/10

*Taegukgi (2004): 9.5/10

Tale of Two Sisters, A (2003): 8/10

*Thirst (2009): 9/10

Treeless Mountain: 8/10

Two Guys (2004): 6.5/10

* Unjust, The  (2011) : 8.5/10

White Night (2009) – 8.5/10

Korean Dramas

*9 Ends, 2 Outs (2007): 9/10

49 Days (2011): 8.5/10

All My Love (2011) : 7/10

*Alone In Love (2006): 9/10

A Man’s Story (2008): dropped

Autumn in My Heart (2000): dropped

*Bad Family (2006): 9/10

Beethoven Virus (2008): 6/10

Biscuit Teacher, Star Candy (2005): 4/10

Boys Over Flowers (2009): 3/10 (The memory of watching this still haunts me for fear of hearing “Almost Paaaaaradise!!” Every once in a while you watch something due to it’s massive popularity and you don’t know why you continue to watch it, but you do. I want those 25 hours or so of my life back.)

Brain (2011): 3/10 (I could not finish this drama. Hard to when you hate both the lead male and female characters with a passion)

Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (2009): 7.75/10

Cinderela Man: dropped

Cinderella’s Sister (2009): 2/10

Coffee Prince (2007): 8.5/10 (Will forever love Choi Han Gyul!)

Dandelion Family (2010) 7.5/10 (I really enjoyed it despite all the makjang elements)

Duo, The (2011): 8/10

East of Eden: dropped

Flower Boy Ramyeon Shop (2011): 4/10

God of Study (2010): dropped

Goodbye Solo (2006): 6/10

Goong : 6/10

Greatest Love (2011): 8/10

Gourmet: dropped

Heartstrings (2011): 4/10

High Kick 3:

*History of a Salaryman (2012): 9.25/10 (Non-stop comedy and great acting. What more could I ask for? Lee Bum Soo has a permanent place in my heart after this drama)

I Came in Search of Flowers/Flowers For My Life (2007):  10/10

I Need Romance (2009): 2/10 (Tried to watch this 4 times but I just couldn’t do it. Give me credit for trying)

Iris (2009): 2/10

*Joseon X-Files (2010): 10/10 but really 11/10

La Dolce Vita (2008): dropped (only because it made me depressed; amazing drama otherwise)

Last Scandal of My Life (2008): 9/10

Lie To Me: 1/10

Little Girl K/Girl K/Killer K (2011): 8.5/10

Man Who Can’t Get Married (2009): 7.5/10

Mary Stayed Out All Night: 3/10

Master of Study: dropped

Modern Housewives: 6/10 (This drama was ruined by its nonsensical ending.  Still irks me to this day.)

Moon That Embraces The Sun (2012): 7/10

My Fair Lady (2009): 2/10

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho: 8.5/10

My Name is Kim Sam Soon (2005): 6/10 (I’m probably the only person who watched this and didn’t enjoy this.)

My Princess (2011): 4/10

Padam Padam : 2/10 (Dropped at episode 11. I did not enjoy this drama at all and only watched it so that my sister and I could say we watched a kdrama together. It was lackluster and a waste of Jung Woo Sung. Han Ji Min had about as much emotional depth as a twig. Kim Beom tried way to hard to have some talent. Cute as a button though. In one word, this drama was vapid.)

*Painter of the Wind (2008): 10/10

Pasta: 4/10

Personal Taste (2010): 5/10

*Protect The Boss (2011): 9/10

Rooftop Prince: 3/10 (Perhaps this could have been salvaged if the Joseon Power Rangers has more screen time. Thank you for the Chunfeels, at least.)

Scent of a Woman (2011): 5/10

Secret Garden (2010/11): 7/10

Sign (2011): 8.75/10

Smile, You (2009): 8/10

Spotlight (2008): 4/10

Soulmate: dropped

Summer Scent (2003): 5/10

*Tree With Deep Roots: 9.25/10

Triple: dropped at episode 9. To this day I don’t know why I watched that many episodes.

Twelve Men in a Year (2012): 6/10 (This drama has a lot of potential and ended up being standard kdrama fare.)

*What’s Up: 9/10

What’s Up Fox? (2006): 8/10

Wild Romance:

Women in the Sun: dropped

You’re Beautiful (2009): 5/10 (Only because you gave me Lee Hyun Jin am I this gracious. Otherwise, 3/10)

Taiwanese Films

Leaving Gracefully (2011): 9.5/10

Makeup (2011): 6/10

Taiwanese Dramas

Down With Love (2010): 8/10

Hi My Sweetheart (2009): 7.5/10

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