In the United States, May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here are 20 Best Movies Starring Asian or Pacific Islanders. You can find various selections, which include Movies About Hawaii featuring the culture and heritage of Asian or Pacific Islanders.
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About Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States will begin on May 1 and end on May 31. It’s an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States.
How to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
According to the UWCI, 8 Ways to Celebrate Asian/Pacific Heritage Month:
Explore AAPI History.
Read Books with AAPI Connections.
Watch a Movie.
Support Central Indiana’s Asian/Pacific Communities.
Explore Asian/Pacific Art.
Discover Asian/Pacific Horticulture.
Try Asian/Pacific Gourmet.
Learn about Indianapolis’ Three Asian Sister Cities.
As Japan awakened from the horrors of WWII, the bittersweet sounds of American country music began drifting across the radio airwaves. Seventy years later, a devoted group of Japanese musicians pursued a lifelong passion for country music in honky-tonks from Tokyo to Nashville.
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
An epic set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon combines the exhilarating martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix) with the sensitivity and classical storytelling of an Ang Lee film. The result is something truly unexpected: romantic, emotionally powerful entertainment.
Jake (Gerald Anderson) and Tintin (Arci Munoz) are both reeling from bad breakups and sadly, are not over their exes. They decide to use each other physically to heal faster from them for nothing serious.
But what happens, if one of them does want to take it to a serious turn and define the relationship? “Always Be My Maybe” is a Filipino romantic comedy film from Star Cinema.
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, the leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization.
Mei Lee is a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter and the chaos of her youth. As if that were not enough, she turns into a big red panda when she gets too excited. | Stream on Disney+
A summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.| Stream on Netflix