Not everyone has time to binge on a TV series, no matter how great, in one sitting. This is why it's so frustrating when we end up scrolling aimlessly on Netflix, wasting time instead of actually spending our few hours of downtime enjoying a good film. So in the spirit of finding satisfying movies that will surely not waste your time, here are must-watch Asian films on Netflix that are worth hitting that play button for.
One of the most globally known animé series of all time, fans rejoiced at the much-anticipated premiere of Bleach's live-action movie last year. Made available to the international audience via Netflix's streaming platform, the film stars Fukushi Sota and Sugisaki Hana as leads Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia.
Retelling the story of a normal teenager acquiring the powers of a reaper and earning the responsibility of keeping some chaotic souls in check, the adaptation earned high praises from fans. And whether or not you've seen the animé, the storytelling of the film makes it easier even for casual fans to enjoy the ride.
Thought-provoking while still maintaining the right balance between humour and drama, we mean it when we say that PK should definitely be on everyone's watchlist — and we mean everyone. Telling the story of humanity from an alien's point of view, this 2014 film will make you rethink your philosophies on life and faith, and the daily nuances of humanity without being preachy or overly dramatic.
It also covers socially relevant issues such as inter-religious marriages and questionable faith leaders. This is without losing its ability to tug at the heartstrings once in a while given Aamir Khan's amazing performance as the movie's lead.