Best asian gang movies

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Triad and Tested: Hong Kong’s 10 best gangster films

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This list contains only the Asian gang movies. My list contains the notable Asian Gangster movies.. Not alone in the Genre of action and crime, I've added love too.. R min Action, Crime, Drama.

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Hong Kong was going through a tumultuous period, dealing with social unrest, poor living conditions, and a rising mainland Chinese immigrant population, while existing as a colonial city edging towards being returned to China. Gang violence was a regular enough occurrence. Taking inspiration from such real-life events—director John Woo has seen fatalities occur in police and triad clashes right where he lived—Hong Kong directors took the gangster format and placed the emphasis on the themes of loyalty and brotherhood. There was a feeling of alienation from traditional Chinese values that people feared might be reinforced upon them after the handover, and a certain resistance appeared in how gangster films turned the classic Chinese hero on its head with a delinquent identity while grappling with the topic of survival even in the face of calamity.
Beyond the classics though, some films of the category are still produced, and although the majority comes from S. Korea, other Asian countries have a representation in the genre, with a number of great films. Here is a list with some of the best Asian Gangster films of the latest years, in random order, which as you will see, does not include thrillers specifically, but extends to dramas and social films. The criteria for the selection was for the film to have premiered during the last ten years and for the protagonist s to be members of organized crime, or at least cops who act like gangsters.