If you feel empowered and enlightened after watching the smash Hollywood hit, Crazy Rich Asians, you're not alone. Everyone is talking about the blockbuster movie starring an entire cast of Asian actors. It's funny, smart, cultural and heartwarming all at the same time.
If you're like me, then you're probably still buzzing from the movie and want to watch anything and everything that will give you the same vibe. We've compiled a short list of movies and TV shows that star an Asian actor/actress or entire Asian cast that you seriously need to watch.
All of these shows and movies are currently available on Netflix Canada.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
This is an obvious one. The brand new teen romance movie is getting a ton of buzz since it released a few short weeks ago. The story follows Lana Condor, a half Korean, half caucasian teenager as she navigates through her first love, loss and high school drama. It's a must-watch!
Terrace House: Aloha State
Terrace House is literally the Japanese version of MTV's The Real World, where six girls and six boys of different backgrounds are all invited to live in a house together. The TV show may be in another language, but it's worth reading subtitles for. The Aloha State version of this show takes place in beautiful Oahu.
Some of the housemates were born and raised in the United States whereas others were brought up in different parts of Japan, showcasing the differences that they face when they're stuck together.
Kim's Convenience follows a Korean Canadian family that owns a convenience store. The show is hilarious but still highlights the cultural differences that first generation Canadians deal with when they're parents are from another country. The show is amazing in every way!
This movie isn't an all Asian cast, but it does star Crazy Rich Asians actress, Constance Wu. If you really want to see more of her, this is definitely something you should check out! The movie is about two girls celebrating their upcoming weddings with a bachelorette weekend in wine country.
Ali Wong Baby Cobra
If you haven't heard of Ali Wong, what are you doing with your life?! Ali Wong is one of Netflix's funniest comedians, and it just so happens that she's Asian and a woman. This Netflix special that Wong made while she was pregnant was so crude and hilarious that fans couldn't stop watching her. She centers her jokes on culture, feminity and dating. It's a must-watch!
Ali Wong Hard Knock Wife
Ali came back this year with a hilarious follow up to her seriously scandalous Netflix special. In this special, she reveals the nitty-gritty details of being a mom. She still talks about what it's like to be a wife and mother and she doesn't hold back. Her crude jokes aren't for everyone, but they're pretty hilarious!