Looking for something to watch while you unwind this weekend? Well here’s an awesome list of 3 movies that features asians as the main leads, in roles that break away from the stereotypes we have so often been portrayed as.
Everything Before Us (2015)
An American romantic drama film that tells the unique story of two couples trying to maintain and strengthen their love as they struggle to stay within the rules of the Department of Emotional Integrity, and organisation that monitors all romantic relationships. The film features a primarily asian cast, and is produced by Wong Fu productions, whose all time standing vision is ‘using Asian faces to tell an everyday story -to show that it exists.”
Maze Runner (2014)
A dystopian science fiction action thriller that will keep you on your toes. Thomas wakes up in a community of boys after having his memory erased. They are all trapped in a maze, and he must join forces with other fellow ‘runners’ in an attempt to escape. The head runner, Minho is played by actor Ki Hong Lee, and his role does not rely on stereotypes or accentuating his race to create his character. Instead he breaks through them by having a complex profile of being an athletic, brave and natural leader.
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
A comedy movie that follows the adventure of Harold, an Asian American, and his Indian friend, Kumar, as they go on a quest to satisfy their craving of the burgers from White Castle. The two challenge typical racial stereotypes by not fitting into them.
So what are you waiting for, go grab yourself some popcorn and relax!