Asian and Black Couples In The Movies


One day, probably real soon, someone is going to make a mega-blockbuster movie featuring an Asian and Black couple. I can feel it in my bones. Who knows, maybe I will step up and produce this groundbreaking movie – I would love to do that 🙂 Until that day, here is where you will find Asian and Black couples in the movies. In this video listing, we look at feature length movies featuring BMAW (Black Male, Asian Women) and AMBW (Asian Male, Black Women) couples. There are a number of short films (typically under 20 minutes long) that show Asian and Black couples, but in this post, we only focus on full feature-length movies. In most of these movies, the Asian and Black couples are only a small part of the movie and are not featured prominently – except for a few like Mississippi Masala, The Father’s Love, and the documentaries – but at least they are shown, which is more than you can say for other movies. No worries though, I’m sure a change is coming soon 🙂

Also by the way, the cover photo is Sam Okyere (Ghanaian), and Hyeon-kyeong Ryu (Korean) from the 2015 Korean movie,  나의 절친 악당들 (Intimate Enemies).

Black Male, Asian Woman (BMAW) Movies

Guerrilla – 2017 / UK/USA
Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto


Guangzhou Dream Factory – 2017 / USA
Kingsley Azieh Che and Wang Shuang, plus others


Barry – 2016 / USA
Robert McKay and Marion Yue, who play James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs 


Bazodee – 2016 / USA / Trinidad & Tobago
Machel Montano and Natalie Perera


A Weekend With The Family – 2016 / USA
Dorien Wilson and Suzanne Whang, also Marques Houston and Karrueche Tran

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나의 절친 악당들 (Intimate Enemies) – 2015 / South Korea
Sam Okyere and Ryu Hyeon-kyeong, also Egypt Yuna Collier as their daughter


Pretty Rosebud – 2014 / USA
Marco Antonio Martinez (Afro Cuban) and Chuti Tiu (Chinese, Filipino, Spanish)
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Pancakes – 2014 / USA
Dante Carver and Yuri Nakamura
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The Father’s Love – 2014 / USA
Erik McKay and Angela Lin
Jabari Gray and Angela Lin
Buy The DVD


No Wushu, No Life – 2014 / Republic of the Congo
Steve Dzibril Kouma and Li Ran


Karaage USA (カラアゲ★USA) – 2014 / Japan
Dante Carver and Ai Takahashi
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD



Moon Dream (ムーン・ドリーム) – 2013 / Japan
Bobby Ologun and Nao Minamisawa
Autobiographical movie of Bobby Ologun’s life in Japan
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Cold Harbour – 2013 / South Africa
Tony Kgoroge and Nan Yu
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


The Protector 2 – 2013 / Thailand
RZA and Yayaying Rhatha Phongam
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs – 2013 / USA
Documentary about Grace Lee Boggs (Chinese), the wife of the late James Boggs (African American), both of whom were life long political activists and authors.
Stream It Online or Buy It


20 Feet From Stardom – 2013 / USA
Documentary about backup singers that features Judith Hill, Japanese/Black Blasian, a former backup singer for Michael Jackson.
Stream It Online Or Buy The DVD


A Lot Like You – 2012 / Tanzania / USA
Documentary about African/Korean film maker Eliaichi Kimaro who goes in search of her paternal Tanzanian roots
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Politics of Love – 2011 / USA
Brian White and Mallika Sherawat
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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The Man With The Iron Fists – 2012 / USA / Hong Kong
RZA and Jamie Chung
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Karate Kid (Gongfu Meng) – 2010 / USA / China
Jaden Smith and Wenwen Han
Stream It Online


One Big Hapa Family – 2010 / Canada
Various Blasian families
Stream It Online



The Harimaya Bridge (Harimaya-bashi) – 2009 / USA
Victor Grant and Saki Takaoka
Buy The Blu-ray/DVD Combo


A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy – 2008 / USA
Alphonso Johnson and Emily Lui
Stream It Online


Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown – 2008 / USA
John Hervey and Priscilla Tjio Hervey
Also shows Angela Chao Roberson, African American / Chinese Blasian
Stream It Online


Fashion – 2008 / India
Unnamed Black Guy and Priyanka Chopra
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Codename: The Cleaner – 2007 / USA
Cedric The Entertainer and Lucy Liu
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Hattrick – 2007 / India
Charles Abomeli and Amruta Khanvilkar
Stream It Online


2001 Maniacs – 2005 / USA
Mushond Lee and Bianca Smith
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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Stealth – 2005 / USA
Jamie Foxx and Jaypetch Toonchalong
Stream It Online OR Buy The DVD
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Back In The Day – 2005 / USA
Ving Rhames and Tia Carrere
Buy The DVD


My Baby’s Daddy – 2004 / USA
Anthony Anderson and Bai Ling
Buy The DVD


Fei Ying (Silver Hawk) – 2004 / Hong Kong
Michael Jai White and Bingbing Li
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Tiger: The Authorized DVD Collection – 2004 / USA
Earl Woods and Kultida Woods
Buy The DVDs
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Choice of Weapons – 2002 / USA
Documentary movie on Peter Westbrook, born to an African American father and Japanese mother, who dominated US fencing for 20 years, became an Olympic medalist, and started the Peter Westbrook Foundation which has trained several Olympics and international fencing champions.


Snow Dogs – 2002 / Canada / USA
Cuba Gooding Jr and Joanna Bacalso
Stream It Online



Face – 2002 / USA
Treach and Kristy Wu
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


S2pid Luv – 2002 / Philippines
Blakdyak and Maui Taylor (AKA Maureen Anne Tupaz)
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The Breed – 2001 / USA
Bokeem Woodbine and Bai Ling
Stream It Online


Rush Hour 2 – 2001 / USA / Hong Kong
Don Cheadle and Audrey Quock
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD

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Wild Wild West – 1999 / USA
Will Smith and Bai Ling
Stream It Online Or Buy The DVD


The Tiger Woods Story – TV Movie – 1998 / USA
Keith David and Freda Foh Shen
Stream It Online or Buy The VHS
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One Night Stand – 1997 / USA
Wesley Snipes and Ming-Na Wen
Stream It Online


Fakin Da Funk – 1997 / USA
Duane Martin and Margaret Cho
Buy The DVD


Gridlock’d – 1997 / USA
Bokeem Woodbine and Lucy Liu
Buy The DVD


Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children – 1995 / USA
Documentary by acclaimed African American director, Reggie Life, exploring the lives and experiences of the children born to American soldiers and Japanese women during the U.S. occupation of Japan after World War II, including several who have Black fathers and Japanese mothers.


Struggle and Success: The African American Experience in Japan – 1993 / USA
Documentary by acclaimed African American director, Reggie Life, that examines the success and struggles of African Americans living and working in Japan, some who have married Japanese spouses.


Bhaji On The Beach – 1993 / UK
Mo SeSay and Sarita Khajuria
Buy the DVD


Bad Attitude – TV Movie – 1993 / USA
Leon and Gina Lim
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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Mississippi Masala – 1991 / UK / USA
Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury
Buy The DVD



Bed Time Eyes (ベッドタイムアイズ) – 1987 / Japan
Michael Wright and Kanako Higuchi
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人間の証明 (Proof of the Man) – 1977 / Japan / USA
AKA Ningen no shômei
Robert Earl Jones, Mariko Okada, and Joe Yamanaka (Caribbean/Japanese)
Buy The DVD
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Black Samuri – 1977 / USA
Jim Kelly and Essie Lin Chia
Buy The DVD
Jim Kelly and Essie Lin Chia   Is this the first Black / Asian kiss on film?


S.T.A.B. (Special Tactical Airborne Brigade) – 1976 / Hong Kong / Thailand
Greg Morris and Thẩm Thúy Hằng


The McMasters – 1970 / USA
Brock Peters and Nancy Kwan (who played a native American)
Stream It Online


Orfeu Negro (Orpheus Black) – 1959 / Brazil / France / Italy
Breno Mello and Marpessa Dawn (French actress of Filipino/African American descent)
This movie won the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the 1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film.
Steam It Online Or Buy The DVD


キクとイサム (Kiku to Isamu) – 1959 / Japan
Emiko Takahashi and George Okunoyama both Black and Japanese play a Blasian brother and sister
Buy the DVD
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Asian Man, Black Woman (AMBW) Movies

I’m Having An Affair With My Wife – 2018 / USA
William Jeon and Stacey Malone
Go support them now at Seed & Spark!


Someone Else – 2015 / USA
Leonardo Nam and Michaela Waters
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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Tut – TV mini-series – 2015 / Canada / USA
Avan Jogia and Kylie Bunbury
Stream It Online OR Buy The DVD


Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem To China – 2014 / Canada / USA
Documentary about Paula Williams Madison searching for descendants of her Chinese grandfather in China.
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan – 2013 / Japan / Ghana / Mexico
Documentary which includes David Yano, a Blasian with a Japanese father and Ghanaian mother
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


A Picture of You – 2013 / USA
Andrew Pang and Teyonah Parris
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Joyful Noise – 2012 / USA
Francis Jue and Angela Grovey
Roy Huang and Angela Grovey
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Always Together: Chinese-Jamaicans In Reggae – 2012 / USA / Canada / Jamaica
Documentary about the impact of the Chinese in Jamaican Reggae which includes biracial Chinese Jamaican / African Jamaicans such as Tom “The Great Sebastian” Wong, and Chinese Jamaicans such as Leslie Kong, the first record producer to record Bob Marley.


Politics of Love – 2011 / USA
Gerry Bednob and Loretta Devine (far right and far left in the photo)
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD
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Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story – 2011 / USA
Sean Baek and Taraji Henson
Stream It Online


How to Make Love to a Woman – 2010 / USA
James Kyson Lee and Telisha Shaw
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Ninja Assassin – 2009 / USA / Germany
Rain and Naomie Harris
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Romeo Must Die – 2000 / USA
Jet Li and Aaliyah
Stream It Online


Catfish in Black Bean Sauce – 1999 / USA
Chi Muoi Lo and Sanaa Latham
Buy The DVD


Fakin Da Funk – 1997 / USA
Dante Basco and Tatyana Ali
Buy The DVD


Cinderella – TV Movie – 1997 / USA
Brandy Norwood and Paolo Montalban
Buy the DVD


Rumble in the Bronx – 1995 / Hong Kong
Bill Tung Biu and Carrie Cain-Sparks
Stream It Online or Buy The DVD


Prinsesa Naranja – 1959 / Philippines
Fernando Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Ramsey


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