One day, probably real soon, someone is going to make a mega-blockbuster movie featuring an Asian and Black couple. We can feel it in our bones. Who knows, maybe we will step up and produce this groundbreaking movie – we 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, we are 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

Michael Yo: Blasian

2018 / USA, Comedy
Michael Yo, AfrAm and Korean Blasian comedian who recognizes his parents Oliver Simmons, AfrAm, and Kum Simmons, South Korean.
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Michael Yo, comedian

ULAM: Main Dish

2018 / USA, Documentary
Miguel Trinidad and Nicole Ponseca
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Miguel Trinidad and Nicole Ponseca

Unlovable 

2018 / USA, Comedy, Drama
Paul James and Charlene deGuzman
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Paul James and Charlene deGuzman from the movie Unlovable

Set It Up 

2018 / USA, Rom-Com
Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu
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Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu in "Set It Up"

Fits and Starts 

2017 / USA, Comedy
Wyatt Cenac and Greta Lee
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Wyatt Cenac and Greta Lee in Fits and Starts

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

2017 / USA, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran
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Guerrilla 

2017 / UK/USA, Drama, TV Mini-Series
Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto
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Guangzhou Dream Factory

2017 / USA, Documentary
Kingsley Azieh Che and Wang Shuang, plus others

Barry 

2016 / USA, Biography, Drama
Robert McKay and Marion Yue, as James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs

Bazodee 

2016 / USA / Trinidad & Tobago, Rom-Drama, Musical
Machel Montano and Natalie Perera
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A Weekend With The Family 

2016 / USA, Comedy
Dorien Wilson and Suzanne Whang, also Marques Houston and Karrueche Tran

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나의 절친 악당들 (Intimate Enemies)

2015 / South Korea, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Sam Okyere and Ryu Hyeon-kyeong, also Egypt Yuna Collier as their daughter

Sam Okyere,  Hyeon-kyeong Ryu, and Egypt Yoona Collier as a Blasian family in the 2015 Korean movie,  나의 절친 악당들 (Intimate Enemies).

Pretty Rosebud

2014 / USA, Drama
Marco Antonio Martinez (Afro Cuban) and Chuti Tiu (Chinese, Filipino, Spanish)
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Pancakes

2014 / USA, Drama
Dante Carver and Yuri Nakamura
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The Father’s Love

2014 / USA, Rom-Drama
Erik McKay and Angela Lin
Jabari Gray and Angela Lin
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No Wushu, No Life

2014 / Republic of the Congo, Action, Martial Arts, Romance
Steve Dzibril Kouma and Li Ran

Karaage USA (カラアゲ★USA)

2014 / Japan, Comedy, Family
Dante Carver and Ai Takahashi
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Moon Dream (ムーン・ドリーム)

2013 / Japan, Biography, Comedy
Bobby Ologun and Nao Minamisawa
Autobiographical movie of Bobby Ologun’s life in Japan
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Cold Harbour 

2013 / South Africa, Action, Crime, Thriller
Tony Kgoroge and Nan Yu
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The Protector 2

2013 / Thailand, Action
RZA and Yayaying Rhatha Phongam
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RZA The-Protector-2

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

2013 / USA, Documentary, Biography
Grace Lee Boggs (Chinese) and James Boggs (African American)
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Finding Mr. Right 

2013 / China & Hong Kong, Comedy
Trevor Bess and Gloria Tan
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20 Feet From Stardom 

2013 / USA,
Documentary about backup singers that features Judith Hill, Japanese/Black Blasian, a former backup singer for Michael Jackson.
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A Lot Like You

2012 / Tanzania / USA
Documentary about African/Korean filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro who goes in search of her paternal Tanzanian roots
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Politics of Love 

2011 / USA, Rom-Com
Brian White and Mallika Sherawat
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Brian White Mallika Sherawat

The Man With The Iron Fists 

2012 / USA / Hong Kong, Action
RZA and Jamie Chung
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Karate Kid (Gongfu Meng)

2010 / USA / China, Action Drama, Family
Jaden Smith and Wenwen Han
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One Big Hapa Family 

2010 / Canada, Documentary, Family
Various Blasian families
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The Harimaya Bridge (Harimaya-bashi) 

2009 / USA, Drama
Victor Grant and Saki Takaoka
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The Harimaya Bridge

A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy

2008 / USA, Rom-Drama
Alphonso Johnson and Emily Lui
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Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown 

2008 / USA, Documentary
John Hervey and Priscilla Tjio Hervey
Also shows Angela Chao Roberson, African American / Chinese Blasian
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Fashion 

2008 / India, Drama
Unnamed Black Guy and Priyanka Chopra
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Codename: The Cleaner 

2007 / USA, Action, Comedy, Crime
Cedric The Entertainer and Lucy Liu
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Hattrick

2007 / India, Rom-Com, Drama
Charles Abomeli and Amruta Khanvilkar
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hattrick

2001 Maniacs

2005 / USA, Comedy, Horror
Mushond Lee and Bianca Smith
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Stealth

2005 / USA, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jamie Foxx and Jaypetch Toonchalong
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Back In The Day 

2005 / USA, Action, Crime, Drama
Ving Rhames and Tia Carrere
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My Baby’s Daddy

2004 / USA, Comedy
Anthony Anderson and Bai Ling
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Fei Ying (Silver Hawk)

2004 / Hong Kong, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Michael Jai White and Bingbing Li
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Tiger: The Authorized DVD Collection

2004 / USA, Documentary
Earl Woods and Kultida Woods
Buy The DVDs
Tiger Woods Biography

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.

The Scorpion King 

2002 / USA/Germany/Belgium, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson and Kelly Hu
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kelly Hu

Snow Dogs 

2002 / Canada / USA, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Cuba Gooding Jr and Joanna Bacalso
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Face 

2002 / USA, Drama
Treach and Kristy Wu
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S2pid Luv

2002 / Philippines, Rom-Com
Blakdyak and Maui Taylor (AKA Maureen Anne Tupaz)
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s2pid luv

The Breed 

2001 / USA, Action, Adventure, Horror
Bokeem Woodbine and Bai Ling
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Rush Hour 2 

2001 / USA / Hong Kong, Action, Comedy, Crime
Don Cheadle and Audrey Quock
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rush hour 2

The Art of War 

2000 / USA/Canada, Action, Adventure, Crime
Wesley Snipes and Marie Matiko
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Wesley Snipes and Marie Matiko

Wild Wild West

1999 / USA, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Will Smith and Bai Ling
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The Tiger Woods Story 

1998 / USA, Biography, Drama, Sport – TV Movie
Keith David and Freda Foh Shen
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Tiger woods story

One Night Stand

1997 / USA, Rom-Drama
Wesley Snipes and Ming-Na Wen
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Wesley Snipes and Ming Na Wen from the One Night Stand movie

Fakin Da Funk

1997 / USA, Comedy
Duane Martin and Margaret Cho
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Gridlock’d

1997 / USA, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bokeem Woodbine and Lucy Liu
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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, Comedy, Drama
Mo SeSay and Sarita Khajuria
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Bad Attitude

1993 / USA, Action, TV Movie
Leon and Gina Lim
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bad attitude

Mississippi Masala

1991 / UK / USA, Rom-Drama
Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury
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mississippi-masala

Bed Time Eyes (ベッドタイムアイズ)

1987 / Japan, Drama
Michael Wright and Kanako Higuchi

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人間の証明 (Proof of the Man)

1977 / Japan / USA, Crime, Drama
AKA Ningen no shômei
Robert Earl Jones, Mariko Okada, and Joe Yamanaka (Caribbean/Japanese)
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proof of the man

Black Samurai

1977 / USA, Action, Crime
Jim Kelly and Essie Lin Chia
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Jim Kelly and Essie Lin Chia

Green Eyes 

1977 / USA, Drama, War
Paul Winfield and Victoria Racimo
Green Eyes movie cover

Hot Potato

1976 / USA, Action, Comedy, Drama
Jim Kelly and Irene Tsu

S.T.A.B. (Special Tactical Airborne Brigade)

1973 / Hong Kong / Thailand, Action, Adventure
Greg Morris and Thẩm Thúy Hằng
Stab

The McMasters

1970 / USA, Action, Drama, Western
Brock Peters and Nancy Kwan (who played a native American)
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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter 

1970 / Japan, Crime, Thriller
Ken Sanders AKA Hajime Kamioka and Mari Koiso
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Ken Sanders and Mari Koiso

Gate of Flesh (Nikutai no mon)

1964 / Japan, Drama
Chico Roland and Yumiko Nogawa

Orfeu Negro (Orpheus Black)

1959 / Brazil / France / Italy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
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.
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キクとイサム (Kiku to Isamu)

1959 / Japan, Drama
Emiko Takahashi and George Okunoyama both Black and Japanese play a Blasian brother and sister
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kiku to isamu

Asian Man, Black Woman (AMBW) Movies

Always Be My Maybe

2019 / USA, Rom-Com
James Saito and Karen Holness
James Saito and Karen Holness in the movie Always Be My Maybe

The Sun is Also A Star

2019 / USA, Rom-Drama
Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi
The Sun Is Also A Star movie

Someone Else 

2015 / USA, Rom-Drama, Thriller
Leonardo Nam and Michaela Waters
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Aaron Yoo Michaela Waters

Tut

2015 / Canada / USA, Biography, Drama, History, TV mini-series
Avan Jogia and Kylie Bunbury
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Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem To China

2014 / Canada / USA
Documentary about Paula Williams Madison searching for descendants of her Chinese grandfather in China.
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finding samuel lowe

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
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A Picture of You

2013 / USA, Drama
Andrew Pang and Teyonah Parris
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Joyful Noise

2012 / USA, Comedy, Drama, Music
Francis Jue and Angela Grovey
Roy Huang and Angela Grovey
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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, Rom-Com
Gerry Bednob and Loretta Devine (far right and far left in the photo)
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Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

2011 / USA, Drama, TV Movie
Sean Baek and Taraji Henson
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How to Make Love to a Woman

2010 / USA, Comedy
James Kyson Lee and Telisha Shaw
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Ninja Assassin

2009 / USA / Germany, Action, Thriller
Rain and Naomie Harris
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Romeo Must Die

2000 / USA, Action, Crime, Thriller
Jet Li and Aaliyah
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

1999 / USA, Comedy, Drama
Chi Muoi Lo and Sanaa Latham
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Fakin Da Funk

1997 / USA, Comedy
Dante Basco and Tatyana Ali
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Cinderella

1997 / USA, Action, Adventure, Comedy, TV Movie
Brandy Norwood and Paolo Montalban
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Rumble in the Bronx

1995 / Hong Kong, Action, Comedy, Crime
Bill Tung Biu and Carrie Cain-Sparks
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Prinsesa Naranja

1959 / Philippines, Drama
Fernando Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Ramsey

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