Best award winning movies with a magic realism from Vietnam

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a magic realism from Vietnam! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a magic realism from Vietnam, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Quiet American (2002)

In early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, the trio sinks deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

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2002-11-22 | Romance / Thriller

Cast

Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #101 for
    callow
  2. Ranked #128 for
    like Pride & Prejudice
  3. Ranked #191 for
    stoic

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2 Furie (2019)

When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.

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2019-02-22 | Action / Drama

Cast

Veronica Ngo, Phan Thanh Nhiên

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    glistening
  2. Ranked #1 for
    durable directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    tough-minded

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3 The Third Wife (2019)

Though only 14 years old, May is selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favours her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she is certain will be the desired male progeny. But trouble is quietly brewing: she witnesses a forbidden tryst that will spark a chain reaction of misfortunes — and stir in May urges that until now had been dormant.

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2019-01-11 | Drama

Cast

Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Trần Nữ Yên Khê

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #249 for
    gut-wrenching
  2. Ranked #326 for
    cruel twist
  3. Ranked #376 for
    scattershot

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4 Father and Son (2017)

Living by a river, a father and son make their living by fishing every day. The little boy, Ca, contracts a serious illness. The treatment is very expensive. Will the father be able to catch enough fish to pay for it?

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2017-04-05 | Family / Drama

Cast

Ngo The Quan, Do Trong Tan

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    murky
  2. Ranked #1299 for
    misty
  3. Ranked #1317 for
    foster father

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5 The Girl From Dak Lak (2022)

Suong, a young girl from rural Vietnam, migrates to the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City to work in a local eatery with two other migrant workers. Within the caging, barren walls of the eatery, their days are filled with repetitive tasks and with vacuous, tedious hours. However, behind her veil of apathy, Suong battles a dilemma that she soon has to face with her family.

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2022-04-29 | Drama

Cast

Huynh Thi Phuong, Suong

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #214 for
    razzle-dazzle
  2. Ranked #486 for
    sharply contrasting imagery
  3. Ranked #514 for
    desaturated

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6 Buffalo Boy (2005)

Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. During the rainy season, there's no grass and the buffalo are starving. Kim volunteers to take the beasts inland to find food. On this coming-of-age journey, Kim sees men mistreat women, men fight with men, and French taxes rob the poor. He works for Lap, a buffalo herder whose past is entangled with Kim's parents, and he makes friends who will lead him to his place in the world.

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2005-03-23 | Drama

Cast

Kim Long Thach, Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #397 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #440 for
    altered state
  3. Ranked #446 for
    reverse shot

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7 The Rebel (2007)

In French ruled Vietnam in 1922, the French and Vietnamese officers plot to sniff out arch-rebel De Canh.

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2007-04-27 | Action / Drama

Cast

Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo

Rating

rating icon 6.897
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #90 for
    gun fu
  2. Ranked #109 for
    swordsmanship
  3. Ranked #175 for
    chopsocky

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8 The Housemaid (2016)

When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife... who is out for blood.

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2016-09-16 | Romance / Horror

Cast

Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud

Rating

rating icon 6.242
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #181 for
    most horrifying
  2. Ranked #311 for
    most captivating
  3. Ranked #337 for
    fakeout

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9 Cyclo (1996)

Follows a young cyclo driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to petty crime on behalf of a mysterious Madame from whom he rents his cyclo.

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1996-03-22 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Rating

rating icon 7.057
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #713 for
    foster father
  2. Ranked #1375 for
    showing underbelly
  3. Ranked #1404 for
    neo-realism

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10 The Way Station (2017)

Phuoc wanders aimlessly and stops at the restaurant ‘White Night’, owned by the Boss. Sharing the space with those who work there, Phuoc learns about the lives of the Boss’s family.

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2017-05-05 | Drama

Cast

Pham Hong Phuoc, Ngoc Thanh Tam

Rating

rating icon 0.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5102 for
    lowbrow
  2. Ranked #5473 for
    churlish
  3. Ranked #5476 for
    nightmarish visual

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