If you’re going to date Chinese girls, you might want to learn a thing or two about the most romantic Asian movies. Most people think that every Asian movie is about Kung Fu or martial arts or that the majority of them are scary horror flicks. The truth of the matter is that many of them are pretty romantic – perfect for a movie night with Chinese girls.
If you want to know what to put on your Netflix, read on…
- Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Hong Kong, 1996) – Directed by Peter Chan Ho-sun, this film is based on the book of the same name and follows a pair of star-crossed lovers who tempt fate and take chances to see if their love will stand the test of time.
- Farewell My Concubine (China, 1993) – Spanning a 50-year period, this film directed by Chen Kaige is filled with passion, intrigue, and heartache. This sensual story about a Peking opera star tormented by a broken heart and unfulfilled desire is the only Chinese movie to ever win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
- The Love Eterne (Hong Kong, 1963) – This musical film directed by Li Han-hsiang draws plenty of inspiration from The Butterfly Lover and tells the tale of a girl dressed as a boy who is deeply in love with her best friend. It’s a magically sweet movie.
- Spring in a Small Town (China, 1948) – This movie, which was remade in 2002, is one of the most romantic Asian films out there. Directed by Fei Mu and set in China as it recovers from war, the film follows a couple that struggles to stay together even after their initial passion has fizzled out. The underlying themes are resilience and commitment.
- You are the Apple of My Eye (Taiwan, 2011) – Although this movie might appeal more to teens, it is worth watching. It’s the sweet story of the girl everyone wants but only one boy can make a move. It reminds us of what love is really all about: surprise, excitement, and fun.