films, arranged chronologically, and counting. Every entry fails to pass the Asian-male-Bechdel Test. All your favorites, cultural landmarks, and major hits are here. Red films are either severely offensive, well-known, or curious entries.
Ghost in the Shell 2017 – Scarjo kills hordes of lineless, grotesque-looking Asian-male criminals (dehumanization, de-indivualization). Again. Just like she did in Lucy. Just like Uma Thurman did in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 before her. Scarjo, like Uma Thurman, has a fetish for beating up Asian men. Who wants a man that gets beat up by the opposite sex? (Also note that the original Ghost in the Shell is Japanese.) There is also a scene of an Asian man being strangled by one of the geisha-robots.
Get Out 2017
I was on board with this movie, as I totally support its goals, but that was up until the scene with “Hitori Tanaka” came on screen. It was a particularly disturbing scene as, just like all Western films, it had to shit on Asian men.
The film depicts Asian men as being 1) a perpetual foreigner, done through giving him a Japanese last and first name, as well as giving him a thick accent; 2) unabashedly racist, to the point where he’s at a slave auction (dat anti-black-Asian myth + rich Asian/model minority myth); 3) conventionally unattractive; 4) the only character in his introductory scene without a sexual/romantic partner (a.k.a. emasculation), and 5) implied to be envious of The Black Penis (emasculation again).
As for the fourth point, a reader has pointed out that “Hitori” means “alone” in Japanese (confirmed). There is no way, then, that Peele didn’t know what he was doing; in fact, he was very intentional in his effort to emasculate Asian men. We can now understand why he needed The Black Man’s Body (Point 5).
It’s unfortunate to see so many Af-Am-male voices, in order to be heard, be wrapped in a anti-Asian/Asian-male message. This is rampant in films like Black Dynamite, Do The Right Thing, The Man with the Iron Fists, etc. Django Unchained surprisingly manages to restrain itself from doing so, but Tarantino’s pretty anti-Asian-male himself. Not only this but that one rapper’s suggestion to rob Asians because they’re weak targets, Childish Gambino’s verse regarding having beef with an Asian guy because he stole his girl, Chris Rock’s jab at Asians just existing, and Steve Harvey shitting on Asian men are disturbing as well. POC should be working together, and these jabs like this, this, or this are just fucking pathetic.
It’s perplexing because Asian men did not do anything to oppress Af-Am men in history and in the present day, whereas white Americans have and do. Yet Asian men get caught in the crossfire for reasons that exude ignorance on the actants’ part. (And fuck this movie for also referencing that piece of shit Eyes Wide Shut, which depicted Japanese men as being small, makeup-wearing, and pedophiliac. Because Asian men are the ones who go to poor Western countries to start pedophilia rings. Riiiight.)
A film trying to combat (anti-African-male) racism by being racist (against Asian men)… EPIC FAIL. It wasn’t horror, it wasn’t comedy, and it didn’t even come close to being as good of a social satire as The Boondocks.
John Wick: Chapter 2 2017 – Keanu kills two Asian men with a pencil (as advertised) in the most violent and gratuitous way possible. Revels in Asian-male-gore. (See: John Wick , Street Kings .)
Guardians 2017 – Russian Avengers knock-off. Protagonist kills a bunch of Agent Smith-type of Asian Men. Well, because Asian men are a monolith of worthless beings.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017
First Asian man we see is an old man working at a Chinese restaurant (stereotype).
The second Asian man we see is a robber, who is comedically vanquished by a soccer ball (villainization, emasculation).
The casting of Chinese stars Kris Wu and Donnie Yen (as a villain, no less) is an attempt to pander to mainland China. If they actually cared about Asian men, they would have hired Asian-American actors.
Once again, Asian men are villains. Antiheros, yes, but we are only tolerable as villains.
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 – We all know Marvel hates Asian men. In all their TV Shows, all the villains are just Asian ninjas. In this movie, an conventionally unattractive Asian male is paired up with hero Peter Parker.
Kong: Skull Island 2017
Asian men are represented to be short savages ruled by a white male (Reilly) who wields a katana stolen from a Japanese pilot he killed. In one trailer, all the men are shorter than the woman.
You also have obligatory white male lead (Hiddleston) who beats up Asian men.
Backdrop is a war that is aesthetic/”nostalgic” to Westerners but devastating to Asian men.
Power Rangers 2017 – This film does not add to the list count. For this adaptation of Japanese IP, fight between the white leader and Asian man confirmed. They’ll probably make up. We’ll see what happens. A ranger is also set to die. We’ll see who and how it is.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie 2017 – This film does not add to the list count. Stereotyped to hell with Uncle (Jackie) Chan willfully participating. Let’s see how that plays out.
Life 2017 – This film does not add to the list count. Asian man silently watches as everyone else discusses ways to solve the situation/save their fellow crew member. White man also jokes about said Asian man being cucked. We’ll see how it goes.
Wish Upon 2017 – This film does not add to the list count. Chinese artifact wreaks havoc. We’ll see what Ki Hong Lee does.
Deathnote 2017 – This film does not add to the list count. Asian guy from Heroes is listed as cast member but has no credits. Another Asian man cast as a dictator. We’ll see how this goes.
Mulan TBD – This film does not add to the list count. Will be monitored.
Little America TBD – Universal funds Michael Bay’s dystopia-film of how America defaults all debts and China now controls America (Yellow Peril). Story is about an American soldier saving an Asian woman (see: Safe ). Let’s see how that plays out.
Crazy Rich Asians TBD – Warner Bros. funds film to perpetuate Model Minority Myth and Yellow Peril. Let’s see how that plays out. But no one cares about the facts.
Inhumans TBD – Marvel casts Ken Leung as karate expert “Karnak” (steretotype), and Mike Moh as a fucking fish-human hybrid (dehumanization). All this kinda makes sense. Americans do not see Asian men as humans. Let’s see how all this plays out.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016
The first Asian male (Donnie Yen of Ip Man fame) I see is a blind monk with an accent who talks in Confucianisms. I mean, it’s a Western movie. And they always have to fuck up the eyes (this, of course, is just a part of the long-standing Hollywood tradition: see Minority Report , Blade Runner , Kill Bill: Volume 1 , Blindness , Push , Slow West , Constantine , Big Short , Cars 2 , TV shows like Sherlock, etc.)
Third Asian male I see gets no dialogue in the back. Okay.
Fourth Asian male I see is, conventionally-speaking, an unattractive pilot that gets 3 seconds of speaking-time yelling for help and then gets blown up by a masked TIE fighter. (A bit after, a conventionally attractive Asian female pilot gets a line and survives. No surprise there on the disparity of Asian representation). A very sly move but I caught it (These casting directors are getting sneakier and sneakier).
A bunch of Muslim-surrogates also get some bad representation, basically all POC featured die, and “white” main characters die romantically in the “sunset.”
Typical Hollywood, Western trash. POC, do not let “diversity” fool you. It’s just a sly way of killing more POC on-screen while pandering to get the dim-witted POC in America and mostly abroad out there to pay money to see it. You have been warned for the 290th time (see Star Wars: Force Awakens).
Arrival 2016 – Dat Oscar-nominated Yellow Peril.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: This is just some of that good old, Anti-China propaganda Hollywoood trash.
As is expected from Hollywood–The West’s greatest propaganda machine–China is shown to be an aggressor, in no doubt to fuel sinophobia in the US and elsewhere. Geopolitically speaking, China would never behave like this, but I guess shitting on Russia was an 80’s thing. The inclusion of geopolitics in the film, while making the short story better suited to be a blockbuster, is insulting.
And of course, they get an RAAM (Racism Against Asian Men) rating for their emasculation of General Shang, which seems like to be a dig against the originator of the film’s story, (Ted) Chiang. Too sonically similar to think it wasn’t intentional or subconscious disrespect.
“I’m just a foreigner who brought disaster.”
Silence (2016) is a film about a white “savior” who aims to keep the word of The “White” Savior alive in Japan. He, like all other Western invaders, only ends up creating much more suffering in the world than is necessary, in part due to his delusions of grandeur, asking himself “WWJD?” every step of the way while trying to bring a 2000-year-old fairy tale/facilitative instrument of Western colonization to the shores of the island nation.
Obstructing “The Padre” in his quest is a sadistic, buck-toothed Jap whose voice is so nasally annoying and accent so stereotypical, he must be evil and represent all Japs in all his monstrous caricature. This is all, of course, hilariously ironic in that the real evil ones are colonizers, not the natives. It’s crucial to remember that the Portuguese weren’t angels themselves. They gave their Japanese slaves to other slaves. Look it up.
This sequel(?) to Unbroken (2014), and 2 millionth film where Asian men are villains, does an excellent job of portraying “Them” as being misogynistic, unknowing of love, unfeeling, overly talkative, desperate for salvation, unruly, untrustworthy, greedy, lying, corrupt, barbaric, cruel, clumsy, servile, traitorous, bigoted, envious of the white man’s stature, uncouth, cowardly, miserable, deserving of disembodiment, and offensive to the eyes, nose, and ears. Most of the time, the Asian actors are even positioned lower than Garfield (see Hacksaw Ridge ) in the frame.
The Padre also gets an Asian wife and the whole shebang. (See: Satan Never Sleeps ).
Now, Scorcese is no stranger to shitting on Asian men, as he did so twice on his adaptation of a Chinese work, The Departed (2006), which save for those anti-Asian moments, was a great film (also in The Wolf of Wall Street , Casino , and Goodfellas ). But the attempt here was just so comical in terms of its excess. Well, in some perverse way, at least it wasn’t as anti-Japanese-male as The Wolverine (2013). Also note that Silence is an adaptation of a Japanese novel.
In short, did he who made The Goodfellas (1990) make thee?
Lots of Indian-mocking, saying Chinese are ugly (Chinatown scene), and gore pornography of an Asian man’s death (opening scene). Typical Hollywood and their pathetic base.
… And not surprising that T.J. Miller doesn’t think racism is real (according to IGN interview). He’s also in that piece of shit, anti-Asian/Indian male show Silicon Valley. Which, considering the actual Silicon Valley, makes sense.
Sausage Party 2016 – Seth Rogen and his “edgy” goons make a movie where Chinamen are slanty-eyed bottles of soy sauce with Asian Faces and Accents. “Equal-opportunity” racism doesn’t exist since the races don’t stand on equal ground, dipshit.
Doctor Strange 2016
Rated MRAAM for Mild Racism Against Asian Men (18 fucking counts). Even for a white-savior film (technically) dealing with Asian aesthetics and featuring Hong Kong, that’s a new low (or high).
Also, fuck this movie for the whitewashing and the tacked-on, stereotypical role they gave to Wong.
(And fuck all of Marvel’s shit TV shows; it’s just white people killing off droves of Asian men.)
The Edge of Seventeen 2016
Don’t drink piss just because it isn’t shit. Bad representation of Asian men. Asian character is an awkward (stereotype) pushover who is simply a financial safety net (Model Minority Myth) for the protagonist girl when it doesn’t work out with the white male she is really attracted to. The relationship between the two is non-physical. People cry that it’s all good because he gets the girl in the end. So does Long Duk Dong.
She makes stereotypical assumptions about him, which he says are completely fine, making audiences feel that Asian men are pushovers who’ll gladly accept racist remarks.
Birth of the Dragon 2016 – Story of Bruce Lee somehow becomes story of WMAF romance.
Hacksaw Ridge 2016 – Japs are the bad guys! Compare that with the heroic protagonist that doesn’t even carry a gun to war. Oscar-nominated. You know what’s really interesting about the Oscars? It’s controlled by Asians who don’t like Af-Ams!
Come Together 2016 – A short film by Wes Anderson. Conventionally unattractive, small, and old Asian actor was cast (Desexualization). He is depicted to be absolutely clueless, and the only one who has this depiction. Only there for comedic effect.
Now You See Me 2 2016
They make a big deal about Chinese henchmen being outwitted. Characters visit a stereotypical mystical magic shop run by the Chinese.
Chinese men get their asses beat.
A woman reprimands one Chinese henchman preemptively, fearing he’ll take her bra off for her at a security checkpoint. Part of a long list of films that eschew the idea of Asian male straightness (e.g. Fargo, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine, etc.).
Colossal 2016 – Comedy monster-disaster movie set in Seoul. It’s so funny seeing a bunch of Koreans die, isn’t? (Destruction is caused by a white woman, no less).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 – An accented Asian guy, a black guy, and an alien try to destroy Murica. Asian guy works under alien, and is later frozen by him. Brought to you by Michael Bay. Also, fuck Will Arnett and his funny but fucking anti-Asian male (William Hung, Ahn-Young) show Arrested Development.
Ride Along 2 2016 – Ken Jeong plays a hacker only there to shit on Asian men. Only Asian male character mocked at as being asexual, irrelevant, and subservient to “real” men. Contrast with Asian female character who is depicted like a human being. Read more at Kulture.
Office Christmas Party 2016 – Asian man gets rejected by (white) woman because he is a sexual deviant. Reminiscent of films that punish Asian men for expressing their heterosexuality (see: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Now You See Me 2, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, Fargo, etc.).
The Great Wall 2016 – White savior. Cus Asian men cannot save themselves.
Magnificent 7 2016 – In this adaptation of an adaptation of a Japanese film, Lee Byung-Hun plays a white man’s knife-wielding lapdog. Remember that Lee Byung-Hun also gets treated like dog shit in Hollywood.
War Dogs 2016 – Asian man selling weapons (villainization) and is an outsider in the conference room where most white men are sitting down (otherization).
La La Land 2016 – Fashion designer berates subservient Asian male assistant. Gosling also uses the verb “Shanghai,” which is outdated and originates from Yellow Peril.
Central Intelligence 2016 – Asian joke
The Asian Connection 2016 – Fuck Steven Seagal
Paterson 2016 – Japanese guy living in the U.S. has accent is so thick, it needs subtitles (otherization).
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 – Several anti-Japanese/Asian jokes
The Accountant 2016 – Asian criminal sniper dies after being ordered around by white superior.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 – Asian criminal guy dies and is only there to die.
Weiner 2016 – Documentary where Asian male aide is super subservient and colored as quasi-antagonist. Directors also chose to put in Asian politician who seems like he has a stick up his ass.
Army of One 2016 – Near the beginning, in the department store, conventionally unattractive Asian man is cast.
Suicide Squad 2016 – Japanese-speaking Asian guys die. Only the Asian female is part of the cast.
Star Trek: Beyond 2016 – Erasure of straight-Asian-male identity. Hollywood cannot tolerate a straight, sexual Asian man. Strategy devised by Simon Pegg. Even George Takei himself has issue with it. Star Trek also has anti-Asian-male roots (see: Vulcans; Khan).
Warcraft 2016 – Inscrutable Fu-Manchu-type, mystic character with accent
The Warrior’s Gate 2016 – White savior film. Cus Asian men are worthless.
The Big Short 2015
Gosling’s character presents to the other protagonists his Asian “quant.” Essentially a human calculator (dehumanization, stereotype). Look at how flustered and confused the Asian male is directed to look. “Look at his eyes, look at his face,” his handler says. Can you imagine any other race being treated like that on film? Gosling’s character also keeps lying that his “quant” doesn’t speak English, when in fact, he does, and also gets his name wrong (Perpetual Foreigner).
The “quant” himself saying that he does speak English and Carrell’s character saying that the eyes comment was “racist” absolutely does not excuse this garbage. Once again, you had every stereotype thrown in the book to shit on Asian men and to make him an object of comedy. And as you saw, Paramount Pictures uses this as a selling point for their film.
Also, consider the scene where Pitt nods to the strange Asian man wearing a face mask in the trailer for the film (something that mainland Asians do but in the film is used to otherize Asian men).
Also, consider the depiction of Asian bond manager Wing Chau as an evil guy who fucks people over. What is with this movie and Asian men?
Star Wars: Force Awakens 2015 – The only Asian men (except one) to appear are criminal bounty hunters who get eaten up by an alien monster. The Irish bounty hunters speak normal English. The voice of the Asian men were digitally altered to sound more alien, and they speak an alien language. Even other aliens speak English (see: Men in Black 3, The Day the Earth Stood Still , etc.).
Slow West 2015 – I really did not expect an Asian man to be in this film. It’s a Western set in the late 1800’s. But lo and behold, the only Asian man in the film is a villainous Chinese. Before he gets shot in the face (a fate no other character experiences), he pokes a hole in the paper window and peeks in. He is shot in the eye. Hollywood loves making in-jokes regarding Asian-male eyes (see: Minority Report, Blade Runner, Slow West, Push, Blindness, Cars 2, Big Short, The Man with the Iron Fists, Rogue One, etc.).
Terminator Genisys 2015 – Asian man is a literal speechless, robot villain. (See: Robocop 3.)
No Escape 2015
Another contender, starring Owen Wilson, for one of the worst Asian male representations out there:
In one scene Asian men try to rape a white woman (Yellow Peril), but our protagonists manage to kill them off. The woman later kills an Asian man (emasculation).
Generally speaking, Asians cause a lot of problems. It’s because of leaders and rebels that a good ol’ American company has to shut down (Yellow Peril). The behavior of corrupt leaders lead to rebels who cause even more chaos. The rebels, because they are Asian, have no morals, and kill hordes of innocent people, both native and white (dehumanization).
The whole film is just anti-Asian-male porn.
Jurassic World 2015 – Asian guy soldier-dude dies (he has to!). Also, Asian scientist fucks everything up for everybody.
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest 2015 – Kids’ movie featuring Yellow Peril in the form of main villain Dr. Zin. This is the exact same character from the 60’s cartoon Johnny Quest and has made appearances in many Adult Swim animations. Keeping the tradition going, I suppose.
Entourage 2015 – “Lloyd Lee” from the TV show. Erasure of Straight-Asian-Male Identity.
Blackhat 2015 – White male (Hemsworth) beats up Asian men. Gets the Asian girl over the Asian guy. Read more at Kulture.
Focus 2015 – Asian man is a con man (dishonest stereotype), has low EQ (stereotype), is creepy (desexualization), is a misogynist (stereotype), has a thick accent (Perpetual Foreigner), and is generally unlikeable and emasculated. Read more at Kulture.
Look Who’s Back 2015
German film depicts Asian men as being O.K. with anti-semitism (3 times). Note that Kaiser Wilhelm II is the Father of Yellow Peril Propaganda.
But did good job in exposing deep-seated German racism in general, and the Westerners’ love for dogs more than POC, the latter of which illuminated a great sense of self-awareness (not for Asian men or brown people, however).
Furious 7 2015 – Directed by Justin Lin, but features tiny Asian male Tony Jaa getting his ass whooped by Paul Walker.
The Martian 2015 – Creepy Chinese man cast, only role is to be shady and scheming
The Invitation 2015 – Asian guy dies (he has to!). Directed by an AF.
Ant-Man 2015 – Asian men are waiters and scientists.
The Duff 2015 – Ken Jeong says he didn’t go to any schoo dances because he was a “nerd” and makes a fool out of himself.
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance 2015 – See entry for Samurai Cop
Minions 2015 – Makes fun of Japanese (sumo scene). Oh, and remember Sacha Baren-Cohen’s jokes about little yellow, hard-working fellows with tiny dongs at the 2015 Oscars?
7 Days in Hell 2015 – Subservient and awkward looking Asian man picks up tennis balls for white male leads (emasculation).
Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon 2015 – Contains elements of Yellow Peril. Khan kills white prince and fights Neil Armstrong. Also features Mystical Old Asian man (The Wizard).
Inside Out 2015 – During construction scene, one of the workers makes an overt reference (“Forget it Jake, it’s Cloudtown”) to Chinatown (1974). Writers celebrate, with the audience, a film that spread the myth of how unruly Chinatown and the Chinese are.
In one scene, Scarjo threatens an Asian man with a gun, asking him if he speaks English (white superiority complex, emasculation). It makes the man look pathetic. This scene, in fact, is what Universal Pictures uses to advertise the film.
The rest of the movie is Scarjo shooting and creatively killing hordes of stereotypically villainous, inhumane, and one-dimensional Asian gangsters. There is such revelry in her acts of violence against Asian men. (See: Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol. 1). What woman would would be interested in a man she can kick the shit out of?
Directed by anti-Asian-male Luc Besson (see: Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional, Transporter). (Also see: Everly .)
Magic in the Moonlight 2014
In this film, Colin Firth dons Yellow Face to be a Fu Manchu villain in his play. While Emma Stone, who thought she was half-Asian in Aloha says, “I dreamt I was being followed by a sinister Chinese!” Can you imagine Emma Stone being directed to say the same thing about any other race?
Yellow Face & Yellow Peril. Reminds me of how the director of this film, Woody Allen, donned Yellow Face himself in Zelig.
Birdman 2014 – Protagonist (Michael Keaton) complains he looks like a “Mongoloid,” while his daughter (Emma Stone) complains it smells like kimchi after going into a flower shop owned by a Korean man. High-grade racism, brought to you by the 2015 Oscar-winner.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 – Vietnamese is tricked and incapacitated by white female mutant for expressing his heterosexuality (emasculation, desexualization). (See: Wolverine, Now You See Me 2, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, Fargo, etc.)
Unbroken 2014 – Sadistic Japanese guy is sadistic to good ol’ Murican POWs. How will our heroes overcome the evil Asian man??? (See Bridge on the River Kwai .)
Sherlock – The Sign of Three 2014
*This list is only for films, but Sherlock episodes are technically films.*
“The Sign of Three” is one of the better episodes, but it devolves into portraying Asian men as the perpetual foreigners/tourists, while also shitting on little people.
This is relatively mild, however. The show is simply a bastion of anti-Asian-male racism:
“The Blind Banker” is probably the worst offender. It portrays Asian men as being misogynistic, cruel, inhumane, of small stature, having “small feet,” weak, unfair, corrupt, servile, tourists, alien, having accents, emotionally sterile, willing to kill family, easily influenced, and, as usual, being violence fodder.
Like several Western works, they have a fixation with the Asian male eye (3 counts), and this episode also manages to evoke The (literally!) Yellow (spray paint) Peril.
Ancillary to all this, on “The Great Game,” an Indian man is killed off for committing the crime (or at least that’s what is to the white writers) of dating a white woman.
In “The Hounds of Baskerville,” a hapa male is nothing but gullible (such an unoriginal anti-Asian-male trope), while in “Many Happy Returns,” Asians are just mystical monks and Indian men get the credit for a white man’s work (lol!). Additionally, in “The Empty Hearse,” Asian men are portrayed as conventionally unattractive criminals/”rats.”
Should I even bother watching the fourth season after this?
Black Mirror: White Christmas 2014
*This list is only for films, but the Black Mirror: White Christmas special is technically a film.*
“Black Mirror”? More like “Yellow Peril.” White man gets “his” woman stolen by a lying Asian man. This is not the only Yellow Peril episode. See “The Entire History of You” (according to these writers, millionaire perverts had to be Chinese) and “Playtest.” Along with shitty portrayals in “Nosedive” and “Hated in the Nation.”
Lmao. 6/13 eps, basically half the show.
Seriously, fuck this show.
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 – Near the end of this Japanese-manga adaptation, an Asian soldier with no lines is killed (Why else would he be cast?). In another “comedic” scene, Tom Cruise has trouble with a machine because it speaks Japanese (those inscrutable Japs and their language), and in another scene, after passing Chinese officials, he makes a comment about a “yellow band.” There are no coincidences.
The Interview 2014 – Asian men die, Asian jokes, and WMAF
22 Jump Street 2014 – In the end credits scene/montage, Asian gangsters chase down the protagonists (villainization).
John Wick 2014 – Only Asian male character is a doctor and criminal (stereotype, villainization). (See John Wick: Chapter 2.)
Selma Hayek and another actress succumb to Scarjo/Thurman syndrome this movie: She kills hordes of Asian men.
Asian men are sadistic, misogynistic, kidnappers, and gangsters. One of them is literally called “The Sadist.” Another forced the antagonist into prostitution after kidnapping. Film also features Asian Male Body Horror and Asian Male Gore Porn. People at this garbage as being Feminist and combating “muh Asian patriarchy” lmfao. Once again, Asian men are scapegoats for non-Asian misogyny.
Brought to you by a man named “Lynch” lol.
See: Lucy (2014).
Revenge of the Green Dragons 2014 – Another entry brought to you by Scorcese. Asian men are only tolerable on screen when related to gang violence.
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 – Tiny Asian martial arts guy cast (emasculation, stereotype). Starring Marky Mark who did some terrible things.
Bad Johnson 2014 – Penis joke and stereotypes.
Left Behind 2014 – Asian man emasculated. Little people are also shat on in this film.
Seventh Son 2014 – Asian warlock subservient to white witch (source).
A Stranger in Paradise 2014 – Asian men are gangsters. Again.
The Gambler 2014 – Insults Japan
Penguins of Madagascar 2014 – Asian male penguin erasure!
X+Y 2014 – Asian math nerds (stereotype) in a story about WMAF
Tokyo Fiancée 2014 – Several stereotypes of Asian men focused upon
The Wolverine 2013
One of the most offensive movies I’ve ever seen regarding Asian men.
Opening scenes: “Oppressed” American POW Hugh Jackman (see: Real Steel), out of the kindness of his heart, saves a Japanese soldier’s life from the atom bomb (the irony). The Asian is shown to be pathetically helpless and cowardly.
Throughout the rest of the movie, Jackman kills hordes of Asian men. These include the Yakuza, ninjas, and samurais (stereotype). One Asian man is killed off by a white woman for trying to express his heterosexuality (see X-Men: Days of Future Past). He is mutated in a disgusting manner. (Ctrl F: Asian Male Body Horror.)
He then defends and helps an Asian woman from “The Asian Male Patriarchy.” The woman’s Asian fiancee, who is a corrupt Minister of Justice, is revealed to have planned to kill her for money.
The ending twist: The Japanese man Jackman saved in the beginning is the primary antagonist of the entire film, who tries to kill the Wolverine to achieve immortality. That is how Japs repay their thanks, apparently. But this villain and his evil henchman are vanquished by him and his newfound Asian girl.
This is what happens when Spielberg (Minority Report) teams up with an Aussie (anti-Chinese).
Kick-Ass 2 2013
“When are you gonna grow up?”
One of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen in terms of their portrayal of Asian men.
In an earlier scene, a convenience store clerk is called “spring roll” and is shown cowering underneath a counter. In a later scene, a mostly Anglo team takes glee in beating and literally castrating Asian men who have apparently sold their compatriot women into prostitution. In one film, the familiar stereotypes of the Perpetual Foreigner (accents and using their native language), Asian male emasculation (including a literal castration scene), Asian male misogyny, and Yellow Perilism dominate with an ignorance, brazenness, and enthusiasm unparalleled by even most other Anglo-films that partake in the same kind of attacks against Asian men.
Oh, and then there’s another Triad member so cleverly named “Genghis Carnage” whose main job is to get fraps. Oh, and the one Asian superhero in the entire film, nameless, very scrawny, getting tazed probably made for some good Anglo comedy.
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 – North Koreans take over. Lol. A product of insecurity, narcissicism, and fantasy, all presented in an elegant Yellow Peril package. See: Red Dawn (2012).
Rated RAMIM for Racism Against Mongoloid and Indian Men.
Seriously, you’re not that clever for putting a ping-pong paddle and traditional gold coin in the Chinese satellite. My fellow semi-Mongoloid friend Alfonso, that would be like me putting a pinata in the Mexsat-3. Not only that, but there’s a comedy scene involving what the protagonist thinks is the Chinese language.
Also fuck the new, interesting concept of the classic white-savior trope, where they save the POC AFTER he’s dead.
Only God Forgives 2013 – Ryan Gosling (see: The Big Short) goes out on a spree killing a bunch of Asian guys in the corrupt world of Bangkok (dehumanization, villainization).
Fast & Furious 6 2013 – Asian male lead is the most expendable so he’s killed off. Dgaf if the director’s Asian.
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear 2013 – White martial artist’s Asian wife murdered. Leads to beating the asses of loads of Asian men in the humiliating of ways. Read more at Kulture.
Make Your Move 2013 – Asian men only there to show how “oppressive” they are to Asian girl. Lol. White man comes to the rescue. Read more at Kulture.
Red 2 2013 – Asian antagonist guy is a contract killer. Asian men are only tolerable as villains.
47 Ronin 2013
Stop portraying Asian males as being castrated, racist, cowardly, dishonest, mechanical, emotionless, misogynistic, jealous, conniving, one-dimensional, evil, and replaceable. Stop making Asian people in Asia speak accented English (especially in isiolationist Edo Japan). Stop making movies where Asians can only be saved by white or part-white saviors. Stop fetishizing and appropriating the iconographies and aesthetics of our countries’ cultures. I know all of this is a pillar in American filmmaking, but stop. I know you tried this time to not go out of your way to be racist, but you still hit every note along the way despite your good intentions.
The Double 2013 – Protagonist makes joke about a Chinese virgin (emasculation). Everyone laughs. Fuck Richard Aoyade.
About Time 2013 – This movie really loves to shit on the Chinese (one-child policy, ping-pong). And Indian men. Whih is not what a British film should be doing.
Unhung Hero 2013 – In a mockumentary about small penises, how can a white male not shit on Asian men?
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 – Otherizes the Japanese several times and makes them look greedy.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 – Asian male bodyguard only there to be hypnotized and be incompetent. Another Asian male character, who is straight in real life, is a gay male in this depiction. Part of a long list of the systematic erasure of the straight-Asian-male identity in media. Read more at Kulture.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 – Asian men can only be ninja-antagonists and nothing more.
21 & Over 2013 – Qausi-white-savior film featuring a stereotypically robotic, Confucian, patriarchal Asian father.
R.I.P.D. 2013 – Veteran James Hong used for comedic effect. The farthest thing away from an Asian man is a (white) woman. The two are juxtaposed for maximum comedic effect. Because the Asian man’s existence is funny.
Rapture-Palooza 2013 – Ken Jeong plays God who tried to kill Jesus. He is hit by a shovel, gets electrocuted, and dies.
Despicable Me 2 2013 – Ken Jeong plays tiny white Fu Manchu…
Chink 2013 – Protagonist revels in gruesome murder of an Asian man
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 – “Chester Ming,” representative of the real-life Victor Wang, depicted as amoral. Inclusion of this character is unnecessary. Real-life Jordan Belfort himself described Wang as the “depraved Chinaman.” Scorcese here also shits on little people.
Pacific Rim 2013 – “Tendo Choi” is a yellow-faced character. WMAF is not the reason this movie is on this list.
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone 2013 – Old mystical Asian man stereotype. He dies. Gotta start conditioning them young.
The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody 2013 – White actor uses prosthetics to play “Glen Rhee”
Monsters University 2013 – Randall, with squinty eyes, no backbone, studious nature, and eventual villainy implies that he is Asian.
The Hangover Part III 2013 – Ken Jeong hurts.
Men in Black 3 2012
Restaurant gets busted for violating health codes because it sells aliens as food. Cook says one of the aliens is a dish that is “very traditional in China.” Relies on stereotype of Asians eating weird food. (See: Contagion .)
Asian male cook is an alien (Perpetual Foreigner). And Asian Male Body Horror is a thing.
He gets slapped around a bit by a white man for lying. The Asian alien’s name is “Wu” (see: Mr. Wu ).
He also says: “On the behalf of my pathetic self and worthless children, you stay. Allow me most honorable benefit of serving you favorite noodles, K?” To this Agent K responds, “Don’t nobody want none of yo nasty ass noodles, Wu.” The white agent then says, “You’re a piece of shit, Wu.”
Wu then looks at them scornfully as they go to their table to eat what they ordered. Then cut to scene with a single eye in the noodles (in-joke about Asian eyes).
Then they talk about his “skirt” (emasculation). Like they did in the 1800’s.
Then the white agent finds a random Asian alien male cook and beats his face flat with a pan. Remember that “pan-face” is a slur against Asians.
We then see Wu, dead, impaled onto the wall by spikes.
See: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), where an old alien Asian man is also named “Mr. Wu.”
Seth McFarlane would be nothing without Asian men (just like Matt and Trey Parker). Family Guy is a show dedicated to shitting on Asian men. The way he targets Asian men is different from the way he targets all other groups. It is just pure hatred. It’s not satire. He doesn’t Asian-male lampoon stereotypes, he perpetuates them.
In Ted, the protagonists’ “final battle” is against a screaming, accented Chinese guy who attacks with his knife and chases a duck. Flash Gordon himself appears and attacks the man, thinking that the Chinese man is Ming the Merciless, a Yellow Peril character from the 1980 movie Flash Gordon. Fucking disgusting.
See Matt and Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police.
Cloud Atlas 2012 – Yellowface: White male actor (Jim Sturgess) turned into an Asian man with prosthetics (see: 21 ). Then he’s paired up with a full Asian actress. Artistic context/device does not excuse yellowface. Can you imagine an Asian male actor using prosthetics to be a white male, and being paired up with an white woman? Because the roles could not have been reversed, the film was anti-Asian male. Can you imagine female yellowface of Asian men? It only happens in men nowadays (e.g. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry , Magic in the Moonlight ).
Red Dawn 2012 – Ragtag group of hillbillies protect their town from an Asian commie invasion. Yellow Peril, much?
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012
All kinds of wrong with this movie.
Russell Crowe is very problematic in this film. In one of his earliest scenes, he “saves” an Asian prostitute from a rotund Asian man, and kills him in the most bloody way possible. And no one cares, as he walks away with his girls, while making a Chinese-eating-dog joke (Lucy Liu laughs to this).
In another scene, while he is getting intimate with Lucy Liu, he tells a small Asian man, “What are you looking at, dirty little man?” In another scene, several women help him don actual Yellow Face, with the eyes and all, as he says, “Me… rikey.” To this, of course, all the girls laugh along as he spews Chinese.
Near the end, Crowe, whose character is British, kills a stereotypical semi-Fu Manchu (completely with white hair) and finishes off with a joke about Opium.
This is just over-the-top emasculating. Asian women in this film cannot resist the white/black man, and also talk shit about all the Asian men, who are depicted as immoral, misogynistic savages. They are also depicted as racists against RZA, calling him “blackie” (to perpetuate the Racist Asian myth).
The only Asian-male protagonist in this Asian-male-gorefest has a ponytail and constantly needs RZA’s help (emasculation). The main Asian-male antagonist is also given an unbearable shrill laugh.
RZA also plays up the myth of Asian-male misogyny as well, as Lucy Liu and her girls decide to rise up against the men, by her words, hold all the power, and kill them all.
And of course, as part of Hollywood tradition, there’s an in-joke about the Asian-male eye, as it is punched out of an Asian man’s head (see: Minority Report , Blade Runner , Kill Bill: Volume 1 , Blindness , Push , Slow West , Constantine , Big Short , Cars 2 , TV shows like Sherlock, etc.).
Unsurprisingly, the banner right now for this film on Letterboxd (the ones that shadowbanned me from their service), in fact, is an Asian woman (minor character) going for the strike against a rotund Asian man. Typical.
Safe 2012 – Jason Statham saves Asian girl from the Triad (white savior, villainization).
Skyfall 2012 – Violence against groups of Asian men. The James Bond M.O. (see other Bond films on this list). Chinese government stepped in and took some of these scenes out.
Looper 2012 – White male protagonist goes to China to kill Asian gangsters (villainization, de-humanization) and beds the Asian girl.
The Dictator 2012 – Bobby Lee plays the accented, scheming, misogynistic, closet homosexual (erasure of straight-Asian-male identity), and evil Mr. Lao from China.
Total Recall 2012 – As John Cho is about to shoot white protagonist, he is gunned down
The Master 2012 – Protagonist talks about killing “Japs” during the war
Branded 2012 – Asian Male Body Horror is a thing. Russian film.
Goon 2012 – Asian hockey player is a stereotypical med student (idgaf that it’s based on a true story). Model Minority is bad for all POC.
Real Steel 2011 – Like every movie ever, the main antagonist is an Asian man. The story of the father and son builds up to the final hurdle and climactic battle against an Asian man (Yellow Peril). That’s literally the whole point of the movie. Hugh Jackman plays a similar role in Wolverine (2013).
Contagion 2011 – Virus leads to global catastrophe. Turns out, the whole thing is due to an Asian male chef’s carelessness (stereotype, Yellow Peril). The impulse that drove this creative decision mirrors impulse of some to call Asian men “SARS monkeys.” Brought to you by Warner Bros. (See: Men in Black 3, Contagion.)
The Candidate 2011 – Even in a short film, this director manages to squeeze in a bit where thousands of people hate an Asian family so much, they die. Other people die this way but their faces are never shown.
Cars 2 2011 – Japanese cars a sushi chef with slanted-eyes. Involved in joke about wasabi. Why else would this character be animated?
The Tree of Life 2011 – Pitt’s characters says that if the Chinese don’t accept his business offer, “damn ’em all to Hell.” Almost sounds like today’s rising Yellow Peril as China rises. This movie is all about nostalgia, or pleasant memories. This is one of those for the director.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 – Holmes disguises himself as a Chinese
In the end scene, Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend are served by Chinese waiter who speaks, of course, Chinese at a Chinese restaurant (Perpetual Foreigner, emasculation, stereotype).
The device of showing how smart Cooper is by showing us he speaks Chinese is because China is the farthest thing from the Western identity (Perpetual Foreigner). This is seen in on TV shows, ads, and in films such as The Truman Show.
The Hangover Part II 2011 – Ken Jeong hurts me.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 – Ken Jeong plays a crazy, creepy, Asian man working who gets thrown off a building for talking too much and dies.
Zookeeper 2011 – Ken Jeong plays “Venom,” who is a weird Asian man who acts sexually creepy towards an Asian woman of a WMAF couple.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 – Several references to Mr. Wu. Check out the history of Mr. Wu the film, and the popular song.
Dirty Movie 2011 – “Chinaman” scene
The Green Hornet 2011 – Remake. Seth Rogen emasculates another Asian man.
Thor 2011 – “Hogun” is the butt-end of a stereotype joke.
Inception 2010 – Opening: A bunch of Asians die. Central to the plot is Yellow Peril, as Japanese CEO Saito tries to bring about the destruction of an American company for world dominance, using murder and other criminal activities. He also gets injured and causes problems for everyone.
Easy A 2010 – Obligatory Awkward Asian guy.
She’s Out of My League 2010 – Dick joke
The Karate Kid 2010 – Remake of the original where Uncle “Jackie” Chan helps protagonist beat up a bunch bad Chinese kinds (villainization).
TEKKEN 2010 – Kung Fu stereotypes
Resident Evil: Afterlife 2010 – Cowardly Asian guy causes problems for every one (emasculation).
Jonah Hex 2010 – IMDb credits section literally has the actor listed as “old Chinese guy” (desexualization). Found on Ethnic Muse.
Furry Vengeance 2010 – Evil Asian CEO sterotype. He gets attacked by animals.
Black Dynamite 2009
Features Asian male subservience, cucking, Fu Manchu, small-dick stereotype, violence against Asian men, a comedic scene with a dying Vietnamese boy with a “Chinese face” and “Chinese knees,” cultural appropriation, slurs directed at Asian men, Asian male disembodiment, anti-Asian male physiognomical phrenology (centering on facial protrusion and eye-shape), mocking of Asian languages, Asian male clumsiness, Asian male emasculation, Yellow Peril, Dr. Wu homages, Asian male cowardice (aka being yellow), etc. all portrayed unironically with zero Asian-male humanization.
The film asserts that Asian men do not even have the rights to their own representation, or even their own stereotypes. African-American creators here ‘wield’ their stereotypes in an ironic manner in a definite, pro-Black Power way, an exaggerated form of racial-pride as was seen in Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012).
Black male representation on film is so fucking different than Asian male representation on film that what this film does is unacceptable. This film’s overall goal is to positively portray Black males (great!). Asian men, however, never having been portrayed positively on film, cannot be treated in this manner, especially on film. Here, Asian-male stereotypes are co-opted used to our detriment in an unironic, non-subversive way.
It’s a shame. Besides this Black-on-Yellow bullshit, I thought the film was absolute artistic and comedic genius.
(500) Days of Summer 2009 – Watch this. Two white romantic lovers juxtaposed with asexual Asian nerd pushing up glasses. Assumption is made that all Asians are Chinese.
Push 2009 – Asians are so loud they can break glass and they have alien eyes. Asian men also just take orders and are villains yet again.
The Hangover 2009 – Ken Jeong’s character, “Leslie Chow.” Need I say more? This dude is the new Uncle Chan.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 – Token Asian nerd. Aside from this extra, people gang up on and beat Ken Jeong because he’s Asian and makes pathetic joke about Asian eyes (see: Minority Report, Blade Runner, Slow West, Push, Blindness, Cars 2, Big Short, Rogue One, Men in Black 3, The Man with the Iron Fists, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, etc.).
Asian dad leaves kid all alone (lolwut).
The boy is an example of Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, asexualized, thus emasculated. (Look up Short Round, From Dusk Till Dawn, Gran Torino, etc.)
Dragonball Evolution 2009 – Goku (lead) is white-washed, while Grandpa Gohan, Mai, Master Roshi, and Yamcha are not. Goku is paired up with Chi Chi (Jamie Chung).
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 – Yes. Cus All Asian men are ninjas (stereotype, villainization).
Crank: High Voltage 2009 – David Carraine yellowfaces as “Poon Dong.” Chinese are all criminal-doctors.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 – Asian man who vied for white female’s attention in first film seen crying (emasculation).
Hanger 2009 – Chinese man with Down syndrome played by white man
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies 2009 – Suspiciously high amount of stereotypes
Good Hair 2009 – Makes Asians seem anti-Black and exploiting Af-Ams. Perhaps this is the motivation for his jab at the 88th Academy Awards?
Funny People 2009 – Family makes fun of Chinese language
Inglourious Basterds 2009 – Why the fuck does a Nazi have to talk about Fu Manchus? Tarantino, we already know you love that stereotype!
The Cove 2009 – Weird Japanese people focused on (otherization) and made to seem corrupt and heartless (villainization, dehumanization).
Watchmen 2009 – Two protagonists kills Viets like its nothing
Gran Torino 2008 – Old white man kills a bunch of bad Asian men. Takes young Asian boy under tutelage a.k.a. Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, asexualized, thus emasculated (See: Short Round, From Dusk Till Dawn, Up, etc.).
Rambo 2008 – Stallone and white male friends slaughter Burmese men in droves. But it’s all cool though, since those evil Burmese massacres innocents. Stallone doing the same shit he did 30 years ago… and they accuse us of being uncreative and racist… lmao.
Tropic Thunder 2008 – Viet men are villains. Their head honcho is just a boy shat on by the likes of Tom Cruise’s character. The head honcho is an example of Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation and thus, asexualization.
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008
Veteran James Hong plays “Mr. Wu” (see Mr. Wu ), an old Asian man that is actually an alien in disguise (Perpetual Foreigner) who, in Chinese, talks about how bad humans are to Keanu Reeves. The Chinese portion doesn’t include subtitles to reinforce how alien he is (See: Men in Black 3).
A female character asks a younger Asian man if he is also “one of them.” Flustered Asian man doesn’t know what she’s talking about (har har). At best, this is a failed commentary on making assumptions based on looks. I doubt it’s that, however.
Asian man goes blind while driving (in-joke about Asian drivers). He is the patient zero of a blindness epidemic. This film is a part of a long list of films that make in-jokes about the Asian-male eye (see: Minority Report , Blade Runner , Kill Bill: Volume 1 , Rogue One , Push , Slow West , Constantine , Big Short , Cars 2 , The Man with the Iron Fists , TV shows like Sherlock, etc.).
Also consult: Contagion (2011).
Main role of this true story is white-washed by Jim Sturgess (erasure). Only Asian man to appear is stereotypical math nerd building robots. (See: Cloud Atlas .)
The Dark Knight 2008 – Of course Nolan had to shoehorn in an Asian villain (“Lau”). This Chinese mob boss is “good with calculation” and is a “squealer.” Defeated in the end.
Hancock 2008 – In the opening scenes, Will Smith insinuates that Asian gangsters (villainization) who are speaking a foreign language (Perpetual Foreigner) are homosexual (erasure of Straight-Asian-male identity). He proceeds to vanquish them in a most humiliating and emasculating manner.
Street Kings 2008 – Korean men imprison and rape two 14-year-old Asian girls. Keanu Reeves kills them. One Asian man is credited as “toilet man” while another is credited as “towel man” (source). (See: John Wick: Chapter 2).
Pineapple Express 2008 – Ken Jeong plays a stereotypical, accented assassin/ninja. He dies along with Bobby Lee who was working with him. In one deleted scene, he is infanilized via tickling. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, emasculated, and thus asexualized.
Twilight 2008 – Asian male desperate for white female’s attention.
Bangkok Dangerous 2008 – Blurb coming soon.
Sex and the City 2008 – Asian man comes to interview wearing a suit, but also pink heels. Erasure of straight-Asian-male identity (source).
Blonde and Blonder 2008 – Canadian film. Asian head of the Triads kidnaps white protagonist female and gets arrested.
Role Models 2008 – Once again, Asian man is the primary antagonist. Always.
The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 – White boy who hangs out with “chink[s]” saves China. Because Chinese men cannot do that without the help of a white boy.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 – Asian men antagonists in hordes
W. 2008 – College student says “Japs” are kamikazes and says they’re crazy
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007
Film portrays Chinese Pirates as inhuman, visually offensive, and especially villainous.
Chow Yun-Fat’s character is a semi-Fu Manchu who is depicted as being creepy for showing interest in white female lead. Hollywood cannot fathom the straight Asian male (see: Fargo, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Now You See Me 2).
He dies at the end and gives all his power to a white female (emasculation).
Depiction was so bad, the Chinese Government stepped in censored some portions.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007
Rob Schneider colors his face yellow, adds a prosthetic nose, dons a bowl-cut wig, comically large glasses, wears buckteeth, and puts on a thick accent. One of the worst yellowfacing instances I’ve seen in the 21st century.
Balls of Fury 2007 – LITERAL FU MANCHU as the antagonist! In two-fucking-thousand-and-seven! Fuck Christopher Walken.
Disturbia 2007 – Asian character is a creepy guy that spies on people making out, and doesn’t get the girl unlike his white protagonist friend (Shia Labeouf).
Rush Hour 3 2007 – Really?
Superbad 2007 – Asian men are jokes again.
Norbit 2007 – Yellowface by Eddie Murphy.
Ocean’s Thirteen 2007 – The “Amazing” Yen is a stereotypical Chinese acrobat
American Gangster 2007 – Asian men are villains/criminals
Hack! 2007 – Straight Asian man cast as overly flamboyant homosexual. Erasure of straight-Asian-male identity. Said Asian man characterized as being cowardly. Gets shot.
Boarding Gate 2007 – French film. Asian men drug and rape a white woman. Another Asian-male character cheats on his wife (source).
Shanghai Baby 2007 – Asian woman prefers married white man over an Asian man she used to love. Said Asian man dies due to drug overdose (source).
Grindhouse 2007 – Yellowface by Nic Cage. Wonder how his hapa son feels about that.
The Departed 2006
Great film, adapted from the Chinese film Infernal Affairs. But very anti-Asian male.
Jack Nicholson’s character makes a comment about some Asian gangsters’ small dicks (villainization, emasculation), while some subordinate Chinese guy translates all this like a good little House Chan (emasculation).
Later on, Matt Damon’s character stabs a random Chinese guy to death while he’s in Chinatown (Asian guy dies trope).
Crank 2006 – One “funny” scene involves Statham and his girlfriend having public sex in a Chinese crowd. Chinese were chosen because Asians are asexual and their men, the farthest thing from heterosexuality.
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 – Only Asian male character is a villain
Casino Royale 2006 – “Fukutu” is not only a villain, but looks the most foreign in terms of stylization (otherization). He’s the only one at the table with white hair (a la old kung fu movies) and a ponytail (emasculation).
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 – White protagonist defeats corrupt Japs at their own game.
Ultraviolet 2006 – Cowardly Asian man (stereotype, emasculation)
Scary Movie 4 2006 – Hollywood loves to use Asian kids to make fun of us
Exit 38 2006 – Asian-male vampire coming for your white women!
Cloud 9 2006 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Cutting Edge: Going for Gold 2006 – Asian-male figure skater is too/weak incompetent (source).
Thank You for Smoking 2005 – I was utterly surprised at how many anti-Asian male moments this movies had. Like, why? Personal vendetta? Absolute ignorance? In one scene that is particularly memorable to me, the white lead from The O.C. tells some elderly Asian man to keep raking an Oriental/zen sand pit, telling “Hiroshi” that the “sands not gonna rake itself” (emasculation, subordination, stereotype).
Batman Begins 2005 – Liam Neeson’s the leader of a bunch of Asian ninjas and Christian Bale beats ’em up (villainization, de-individualization).
Kicking & Screaming 2005 – This movie just loves to make fun of little “Bing Bong.” There are so many scenes of them making fun of him. Example. How can they go so low as to make fun of a child on film? No wonder the Asian youth suicide rate is so high. This attitude is what makes the 2016 Oscars happen. Also reminds me of Vitamin C’s “Graduation,” where the Asian nerd is a) shown to be clumsy/metaphorically beat up, and b) is not receptive to female attention, while Asian female students are shown to be social.
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 – Blurb coming soon.
Constantine 2005 – Asian men doesn’t follow protagonist’s orders, open his eyes (har har), and is cursed because of it.
Hitch 2005 – WMAF alone does not warrant a spot on this list. But when every race has a partner, and the only Asian man in the film is a newspaper store clerk, it’s a different story (emasculation).
Team America: World Police 2004
Matt and Trey Parker would be nothing without Asian men (like Seth McFarlane). South Park is a show dedicated to shitting on Asian men. The way they target Asian men is different from the way he targets all other groups. It is just pure hatred. It’s not satire. He doesn’t lampoon Asian-male stereotypes, he perpetuates them.
In this film, Kim-Jong-Un is the chief antagonist (Yellow Peril) of this film, with an overblown accent, who at one point sings this. How uncreative do you have to be to use the “L” and the “R” joke? And it doesn’t end there…
See: Seth McFarlane’s Ted (2012).
Korean guy is a human trafficker. Is called “Chinaman.” The scene where he gets run over is literally called “Foreign Obstacle.” Pretty apt description.
In a film that tries to address race, it unironically fails with Asian men. Which is probably why it won 3 Oscars. But Bill Maher may have a different take.
Mean Girls 2004 – Asian male math nerd. See: Kicking & Screaming (2005).
Catwoman 2004 – Asian man is an evil accountant (double stereotype).
Collateral 2004 – While other antagonists speak English and have some back story, Korean gangsters only speak Korean and are killed off right away. Head honcho is conventionally unattractive via casting.
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America 2004 – Rated RAAM for Racism Against Asian Men (2 counts). Also, too much Canada-worship; Canadians are some of the most racist people on the planet against Asians (see: r/canada, “nip-tipping”).
Ocean’s Twelve 2004 – The “Amazing” Yen is a stereotypical Chinese acrobat
Sorry for Kung Fu 2004 – Croatian film. Story of white single mother of hapa son.
The Stepford Wives 2004 – Asian man is part of the crew that replaces real wives with subservient robot wives. Movies depict this myth of Asian male misogyny, even though we are the most gender egalitarian on all metrics according to research. See: Get Out (2017).
Alfie 2004 – Emasculation of Asian man (source).
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 – Why remake this movie with such a racist history?
Lost in Translation 2003 – Westerners fuck around in Japan. Scarjo shown to hate Asian men here (like A LOT of movies she’s in).
The Last Samurai 2003
This enjoyable film (which makes it all the more deadly) unfortunately manages to weaponize almost every Asian-male stereotype in the book. But what does it matter to the audience, who takes special revelry in the gore of disembodied Asian men and is expected to sympathize with a hunter of Native Americans? Not to mention also how fucking ridiculous the film is: Tom Cruise learning how to become the “last” samurai in one year is believable as “muh Asian patriarchy,” which Hollywood loves to tote.
But for the woke Asian male, this film shines an important light on the crucial question of assimilation. A film portraying the wildly successful assimilation of a white man into an Asian society/way of life/household, presents a stark contrast to the apparatus of assimilation for Asian men in Western countries.
The dilemma, catch-22 is that Asian men who attempt assimilation are met with hostility as they appear to be competing with the dominant race and to be attempting to break stereotypes that were established to benefit the dominant race. The flip-side of that coin is that Asian men who reject or have given up on assimilation are lampooned as fulfilling stereotypes, being foreign and thus hostile, and/or rejecting the dominant culture.
But studies (e.g. this) show that Asians get hired 28% less than white counterparts due to their last names. White Americans say they hate us because we do not assimilate, but the results of the study were true regardless of first names, which we often Anglicize in order to be accepted. The number is probably way higher for men.
Unlike the protagonist of this film, there is no way to win for us.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003
Uma Thurman kills hordes of Asian villains known as “The Crazy 88” all by herself (emasculation). There is much revelry in the killing of these pests. Perhaps inspiration for Scarjo’s roles in Lucy and Ghost in the Shell.
At one point, she spanks a younger-looking adult member, and scolds him as she would her son. This is an example of Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, emasculated, and thus asexualized.
In another scene, she plucks out one of their eyes. Hollywood loves making in-jokes regarding Asian-male eyes (see: Minority Report, Blade Runner, Slow West, Push, Blindness, Cars 2, Big Short, Rogue One, Men in Black 3, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard).
And don’t forget Hattori Hanzo, the swordsmith, who perpetuates the stereotype of the Mysterious Old Asian man.
School of Rock 2003 – Asian nerd child mocked. Similar to “Bing Bong” from Kicking & Screaming two years later. In other words, Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, asexualized, thus emasculated.
The Matrix Reloaded 2003
The Key-master is an old, helpless man who is in constant need of rescuing (emasculation). His childish antics cause problems for everyone (infantilization).
Evil Asian henchman is also killed with a spiky mace to the head.
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 – The Key-master.
MTV Movie Awards Reloaded 2003 – Technically a short TV film (go to the bottom for the TV shows list). The Key-master is scoffed at for showing heterosexual interest in women.
Japanese Story 2003 – Australian film. Japanese man cheats on his wife with white woman. He drowns. (See: The Ballad of Little Jo .)
Fear and Trembling 2003 – French film. All Japanese men are patriarchal and emotionless (dehumanization).
The Transporter 2002
Asian man is a human trafficker (villainization, stereotype). His daughter shoots him. She is paired up with white male protagonist, Jason Statham.
Directed by anti-Asian-male Luc Besson (see: Lucy, Leon: The Professional, Fifth Element).
Minority Report 2002
Tom Cruise gets an eye from the black market. We find out it belonged to a Japanese man named “Yakamato” (implied violence against Asian men). Hollywood loves making in-jokes regarding Asian-male eyes (see: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Blade Runner, Slow West, Push, Blindness, Cars 2, Big Short, Rogue One, The Man with the Iron Fists, Men in Black 3, etc.).
The Perpetual Foreigner stereotype is also perpetuated when with his new eyes, as Cruise goes into a gap. Using eye-recognition tech, an ad refers to Cruise as “Mr. Yakamoto.” The scene only works with the understanding that the farthest thing from a normal human being (like Cruise) is an Asian man. (See: The Truman Show).
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 – “See, I believe in the brotherhood of man. Last week I got fucked by an Oriental,” says a white woman (source). George Clooney’s directorial debut. Good goin’, George.
Gangs of New York 2002 – Chinese with their queues get treated like animals, are rough-handled, and are ordered around by protagonists several times throughout the film, and not one of them has a line (emasculation, dehumanization).
Die Another Day 2002 – James Bond kills more Asian men. E.g. “Zao.” Yes!
Samouraïs 2002 – Asian-male demon rapes an Asian woman. She loves a white male (source).
The Quiet American 2002 – Viet man “Hinh” is villain
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist 2002 – Asian men are stereotypical kung fu masters. It’s a movie where violence against and the pain of Asian men is funny. When people see Master Tang’s leg being pecked at by an eagle, you are supposed to laugh at his pain.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 – Japanese golfer joke at the beginning
Saving Silverman 2001 – Old (desexualization) Asian man seen jerking off. Has unnaturally heavy accent. He thinks he’s going to get lucky but ends up falling down the stairs, having injured his scrotum in the process. Fucking disgusting.
The Fast and the Furious 2001 – Asian men and their gangs are the villains here (Yellow Peril).
Pearl Harbor 2001 – Japs are the enemy! They’re all the same and they have no emotion!
Silent Force 2001 – Undercover Asian-female agent has sex with Asian-male criminal to get closer to Chinese gang. Turns into a WMAF ending (source).
Rush Hour 2 2001 – Really?
Donnie Darko 2001 – Asian man at the meeting the only one without female partner (asexualization).
Ocean’s Eleven 2001 – The “Amazing” Yen is a stereotypical Chinese acrobat
Romeo Must Die 2001 – Another film about Asian gangsters. Additionally: “Afropean female has more romance with her brother (she actually kisses him) than with her East Asian lover (they do hold hands)” – Ethnic Muse. They removed the kiss scene due to unfavorable reactions from test audiences.
The Family Man 2000 – In an early scene, Nic Cage’s Af-Am guardian angel is accused of lying by an accented Asian-male convenience store owner while another Old Asian man watches (geriatrification is a form of asexualization). Further spreads Anti-Black Asians Myth (source).
Chain of Command 2000 – China tries to start WWIII with Murica. White protagonist’s family is taken hostage by evil chinks and Asian men get killed.
Fight Club 1999 – Raymond K. Hessel is a white name. Yet here, an Asian man is used to create one of the most emasculating moments for Asian men in the history of film. He didn’t need to be Asian. In the book, nothing said he was. But the hatred against Asian men is just too strong for Fincher. Possible foreshadowing of Pitt’s tumultuous relationship with his Cambodian son?
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 – Depicts Japanese men as being small, makeup-wearing, and pedophiliac. Because Asian men are the ones who go to poor Western countries to start pedophilia rings. Riiiight.
eXistenZ 1999 – Asian Male Body Horror is a thing. The movie’s most famous object (bone gun) is used to kill an Asian man working at a Chinese restaurant. Oh and there’s a dog. Cus Asians eat dogs. Don’t tell me it’s a coincidence. Coincidences do not involve cinematic blocking, writing, and directing.
Bridge of Dragons 1999 – WMAF must take down evil Asian man.
Anna and the King 1999 – A beautiful tale about a white woman that goes to Asia and does whatever she wants and gets away with it. A breathtaking depiction of a fierce white woman battling Asian misogyny. Her teachings inspires the end of slavery in Siam (Thailand), and the radical anti-imperialist primary antagonists learn a lesson about messing with Westernization. Film garnered unfavorable reviews due to its portrayal of an unabashedly heterosexual and powerful Asian man. Read the reviews; the disgust and discomfort of seeing an Asian-male love interest is palpable.
The Corruptor 1999 – Chinese are evil. Interesting how Marky Mark is in this movie. He blinded an old Asian man in one eye and call him a “gook.”
Man on the Moon 1999 – Asian men shown to be liars. Main character goes into get experimental treatment for cancer, but is swindled by a lying Asian man selling snake oil.
Star Wars: Episode I – A Phantom Menace 1999 – Pesky and unlikable male aliens on Naboo theorized of being Asian. Jar Jar Binks sometimes theorized to possibly be Asian.
Rush Hour 1998 – Really?
Mulan 1998 – An animated film that does Yellow Peril (not with the Chinese), but the Huns. Out of the thousands of stories Disney could have adapted, they chose to make a story about how an Asian woman saves China. A Chinese man saving China? No way. Unmarketable. They chose to adapt a story about how an Asian woman beats the Asian-male patriarchy(!), in a world where myths of the Asian-male patriarchy still exists and harm Asian men. Another Disney rip-off of an Asian story (Lion King  obviously isn’t/can’t be on this list, but I will mention it here that it plagiarized significant elements from Kimba the White Lion [1965-1967]).
Enemy of the State 1998 – Asian woman excited to see Will Smith disrobe while her Asian husband is right there (source). (See: Get Out .)
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 – Jet Li ninja assassin (stereotype). Also, random Asian man cheats on wife with her sister (source).
The Truman Show 1998 – In a scene used to show how far-reaching the eponymous Truman Show is, an Asian man is shown watching it. Asian men have always been used (like in the 2017 Tide commercial) to show how far-reaching something is. Because we are in the Far East, the farthest thing possible from The West.
Meet Joe Black 1998 – Subordinate Asian man workin’ in the kitchen
Pi 1998 – Asian man shown to be doing Tai Chi (stereotype)
Donnie Brasco 1997
Undercover agent (supposed good guy) doesn’t take off his shoes when a male Japanese restaurant worker asks him to. There is absolutely no reason for him to do this.
One of the gang members gets impatient, and so, the entire gang, including the undercover agent beat him to a bloody pulp.
Another bout of senseless violence against Asian man. Perhaps I’m seeing something that the writer or director never had the balls to do, but always wanted to.
Bloodsport III 1997 – Mystical Asian man “Sun,” who helped white protagonist beat up other Asian men in the film’s predecessor, is killed.
The Game 1997 – Rated MRAAM for Mild Racism Against Asian Men (7 counts). Fincher definitely has an anti-Asian Male fetish (a la Fight Club). Example: Weird (otherization) Asian men in the kitchen of an Asian restaurant (stereotype).
Contact 1997 – Near the end, they go to Japan. Men are shown to be robotic and acting stereotypically.
The Fifth Element 1997 – Only Asian male represenation by old man selling noodles. Directed by anti-Asian-male Luc Besson (see: Lucy, Leon: The Professional, Transporter).
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997 – Yellow Peril
Red Corner 1997 – WMAF vs. evil Chinese men
McHale’s Navy 1997 – Asian man plays technical expert (sterotype)
Seven Years in Tibet 1997 – Brad Pitt tutors the young Dalai Lama. #whitemansburden
The Pest 1997 – Protagonist dons Yellowface. Twice.
Fargo 1996 – Weird Asian guy (who turns out to be mentally insane) unsuccessfully tries to seduce a white woman who thinks the proposition is laughable. Asian men are always punished for being straight (Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Now You See Me 2, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, etc.).
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 – Asian adoptee a.k.a Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, asexualized, thus emasculated.
Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite 1996 – White male gets betrayed by Asian criminal. He gets put in prison and is mercilessly tortured by an Asian man named “Demon” who hates our white male protagonist especially. White man then vanquishes a bunch of Asian men through martial arts.
The Phantom 1996 – Superhero film that features a Fu Manchu antagonist. The Fu Manchu antagonist dies. The protagonist also has a Filipino manservant.
The Cable Guy 1996 – Weird (otherization) Asian guy at party. Casting directors know exactly what they’re doing.
The Usual Suspects 1995 – “Mr. Kobayashi” a.k.a white-washed Yellow Peril.
Beyond Rangoon 1995 – American tourist (white woman) kills Asian man that tries to rape her.
Strange Days 1995 – Opener is the white protagonist watching people kill Asian men (called “chinks” in the film) at a restaurant. The glee this guy had watching this was disturbing. Also, weird Japanese guy is another character.
Nixon 1995 – Humanizes Nixon, who killed a million Indo-Chinese, through using the “monster” Mao as a foil…? >:/. That’s pretty pathetic. Also, fuck Anthony Hopkins, and Westworld, the most unabashedly anti-Asian male American TV show currently in broadcast.
La Senorita Lee 1995 – Short film. Asian woman must choose between her Latino man or an Asian doctor her parents are forcing on her (source). Probably spawn of The Joy Luck Club.
Casino 1995 – Japanese antagonized as someone who sucks the money dry from the protagonist’s casino. Calls him a “whale.” I caught that, Scorcese.
Mortal Kombat 1995 – Yellow Peril
Tank Girl 1995 – James Hong plays cybernetics doctor (double stereotype). (See: Blade Runner .)
Midnight Man 1995 – Yellowfaced detective vs. evil Cambodians
Bad Company 1995 – James Hong as an Asian bookie. Asian merchant/seller stereotype. (See: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.)
Thunder in Paradise 3 1995 – Hulk Hogan movie. Japanese man plays “Mason Lee” who takes a school hostage.
Leon: The Professional 1994 – Hordes of Asian male gangsters (villainization). Called “chinks” in the film. Directed by anti-Asian-male Luc Besson (see: Transporter, Lucy).
The Seventh Floor 1994 – Psychotic Asian killer tries to kill white woman (source). Australian production. Not surprised. Additionally, an internet forum also pointed out a crucial point: the danger of this film is that it shows that even an assimilated Asian man is a threat.
Double Happiness 1994 – Canadian The Joy Luck Club knock-off starring Sandra Oh. Once again, pushing the narrative of a strict Asian father (who emasculates his own son by disowning him) who only cares about money “oppressing” an Asian woman. Said Asian woman hates going on arranged dates with rich Chinese men. Despite her father wanting her to marry a Chinese man, she has the hots for an awkward white male and has a white female friend. Another case of self-hate.
Pulp Fiction 1994 – Cartoon making fun of Innuits (conflated with Asian male stereotypes) is a focal point of a scene involving Christopher Waken talking about greedy “gooks.”
Speed 1994 – Cowering Asian man in the elevator (emasculation)
Deadly Target 1994 – White men and Asian woman take down Asian-male gangsters.
The Joy Luck Club 1993
According to this adaptation of Amy Tan’s novel, Asian men are all cheating, undesirable, abusive, polygamous, racist assholes that can’t ever satisfy a woman. On the other hand, white men make better husbands.
Amy Tan’s novel was one of the seminal pieces of cultural product in terms of peddling the “Asian male patriarchy/misogyny” Myth. While Asian men are the least misogynistic group of males, the aforementioned myth is used frequently as faulty justification for why white men are better.
Robocop 3 1993 – Backdrop: Detroit.
Evil Japanese CEO tries to oust people out of their home. He develops ninja androids with Asian faces that all look the same (triple stereotype) called Otomo to fight rebels. (See: Terminator Genisys .) Otomo is seen meditating because robots meditate. He is beat by Robocop as his head is blown off and he keeps swinging his sword without a head (dehumanization). In another scene, Asian Male Body Horror is used. In the end, Evil Japanese CEO literally kowtows to Robocop and others. Oh, and the Asian chick helps the heroes take down evil Asian men.
Eerily reminiscent of hate crime incident against Vincent Chin.
Menace II Society 1993 – Korean man is shot dead. Korean man is depicted as a racist, dishonest (with money), accented liquor store owner. The murder is caught on video, and is a source of entertainment for characters.
Wayne’s World 2 1993 – James Hong at it again, this time, as an Asian man who, turns out, knows kung fu.
Rising Sun 1993 – White prostitute killed. Japanese man is an initial suspect (see: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Now You See Me 2, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, Fargo, Office Christmas Party, etc.) This Japanese man is killed by other Japanese. They just can’t make a movie with the Japanese in it without the Yakuza who bury a white man in wet concrete, and immoral businessmen who may or may not have been aware of the cover-up of the prostitute’s murder and may or may not have punished a scapegoat to escape implication.
Falling Down 1993 – White protagonist shits on Asian convenience store owner (stereotype) for not being able to speak proper Engish, like confusing “L”s and “R”s. Har har. (See: Lucy).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993 – Due to a technicality of travelling through time, he switches clothes with a woman (emasculation). His father is an oppressive Asian man/warlord, whom an Asian female rebel is trying to overthrow. Additionally small Asian boy needs saving. Warlord is eventually vanquished in a comedic way (emasculation). Apparenty, Murican kids are able to relate to talking turtles more than Asian men.
The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 – Asian manservant rescued from lynching by a white woman who pretends to be a man (emasculation). He eventually falls sick and dies. (See: Japanese Story .)
Talons of the Eagle 1992 – Main antagonists are Chinese gangsters. Also features old Asian kung fu master stereotype, who guides the protagonists.
The Lover 1992 – French film. Wealthy but awkward Asian man who lacks confidence has an affair with a 15 year-old white girl. Girl says the man’s body lack signs of masculinity (source).
American Me 1992 – Asian man “El Japo” is a gang member (villainization).
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 – Asian men are, against, criminals in need of vanquishing by a white male. The attempt to depict Asian men as gratuitously misogynistic to (white) women, is so over-the-top, it’s comical. Part-Asian Brandon Lee is one of the protagonists, however, because he at least has some good (white genes) in him.
Double Impact 1991 – Triad squad kills protagonists’ parents. (One of the protagonist’s name is literally Chad, lol.) After one of their girlfriends is taken hostage and torture, the protagonists kill a bunch of Asian men.
Samurai Cop 1991 – Japanese villain is a character that no one wants to fuck, keeps trying to hook up with a white woman who really loves the white protagonist, and brings crime to a peaceful town.
A Thousand Pieces of Gold 1991 – Asian girl is sold by her family. She is sold to an old Chinese merchant. He tries to sell her virginity off to the highest bidder. White man swoops in and prevents transaction. Pissed off Chinese man says she needs to work to pay off the money he would have gotten from selling her virginity. At one point, Chinese man sexually assaults the Asian girl. She marries the white man and lives happily ever after.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 1991 – Yellow Peril. Murican kids are able to relate to talking turtles more than Asian men.
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis 1991 – Japs attack and heroic Murican medical soldier is heroic (see: Hacksaw Ridge ).
Mystery Date 1991 – Mysterious Old Asian Man stereotype via “Fortune Teller” character.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 – Yellow Peril. Murican kids are able to relate to talking turtles more than Asian men.
Come See the Paradise 1990
White male falls in love with Japanese woman (who rejects Asian man) in late 30’s California. Her “racist” Japanese parents forbid her from seeing this man, while the state law forbids miscegenation. That’s right, somehow Asian “racism” is at equal footing with a fucking legal system, that his own people set up. LOL.
The two lovers elope to Seattle. When WWII breaks out, the “racist” Asian father is put into an internment camp. LOL.
Goodfellas 1990 – Only Asian males are chefs in the kitchen
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 – “Mr. Wing” who sells the Gremlin. Mysterious Asian stereotype. He also dies in this movie.
Jacob’s Ladder 1990 – Viets are the enemies!
Tango and Cash 1989
Chinese are criminals. Features an interrogation scene where a white man emasculates an Asian man. The session is called “English 101.” One of the most emasculating scenes in film history (may have inspired the one in Fight Club).
In one deleted scene, after Cash vanquishes a Chinese assassin, he says, “I hate you karate guys.”
License to Kill 1989 – Blurb coming soon.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects 1989 – Japanese businessman, in imitation of a train groping he saw in Tokyo, gropes a white woman in LA. He runs away when she screams and in the process is beaten by a mugger. This same man loses his daughter to a gang and needs the assistance of law enforcement to get her back.
Gleaming the Cube 1989 – Skater movie. White male lead’s Viet stepbrother is strangled to death after figuring out a conspiracy behind the efforts of a Vietnamese relief fund organization. The organization is actually smuggling weapons into Vietnam. It is headed by a Viet Colonel. One of his henchman follows the white lead; the henchman is killed by a white antagonist. White lead dates his dead Viet stepbrother’s girlfriend, who is the Colonel’s daughter. While lead gets chased down by Viet gang members. The white antagonist kills the Colonel, but everything works out and the WMAF couple lives happily ever after.
Kickboxer 1989 – White man (Van Damme) beats up Asian men. (See: Bloodsport .)
Black Rain 1989 – Michael Douglas goes to Japan to take out Japanese-male garbage
Do the Right Thing 1989 – Helpless, accented Korean shop owner begs to be spared
The Last Warrior 1989 – White man must use the jungle to his advantage to kill the evil Japs hunting him.
The Vineyard 1989 – Asian man plays old man who kills young people for their youth. Directed by said Asian man…
Rambo: First Blood Part II 1988 – More Viets killed.
Bloodsport 1988 – White man (Van Damme) beats up Asian men. This film basically made Van Damme. Why? Cus Muricans love seein’ this shit. (See: Kickboxer .)
Die Hard 1988 – Of course the Asian guy dies (why else would he be in the movie?). Not to mention the Asian henchman (subordination, villainization).
Braddock: Missing in Action III 1988 – Third movie in the series featuring a sadistic Asian-male military antagonist. This General kills Chuck Noriss’ wife and puts Noriss and Norris’ half-Asian son in a torture camp. The General captures missionary kids. Norris escapes with his half-Asian son kills countless Asian men and the General. Once again, Asian boys can be tolerated, but not the men (infantilization). Oh, and four people died in the making of this movie.
Bulletproof 1988 – Asian man in a flashback is a thug.
Full Metal Jacket 1987
Viet men are otherized throughout the film.
In the end, you are expected to sympathize with a dying Viet female soldier. Of course, the gender could never be reversed with an Asian man. You know the motto: “Rape the women, kill all the men”…
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 1987 – Veteran actor plays weird, Old Asian man, who is also written to be excessively disgusting and unappealing (desexualization via geriatrification and otherization).
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 – See: Police Academy 3 (1986).
China Girl 1987 – Asian men are gangsters in this WMAF film.
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 – Viets are so weird man! Good going, Robin Williams!
Robocop 1986 – Asian man part of antagonist’s gang. Gets shot and dies.
Platoon 1986 – Viets are the enemy. White and black soldiers take revenge on evil Viets for lynching an Af-Am man. Asian male horde villainization (source).
Big Trouble in Little China 1986 – James Hong is a LITERAL Fu manchu with long-ass Chinese nails.
Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 – Incompetent Asian man is just an object of comedy for a string of anti-Asian-male “jokes.”
Kung Fu: The Movie 1986 – David Carradine movie. Stereotypes abound.
The Golden Child 1986 – Eddie Murphy movie. Features “Doctor Hong,” the obligatory Mystical Old Asian Man.
Armed Response 1986 – David Carradine movie. Asian men are just yazkuzas and Tongs… again.
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 1985 – Sadistic Viet Colonel tortures Murican POWs. Goes back on deal and gives sick POW opium instead, causing him to die. The Viet Colonel also betrays his French partner-in-crime. White male protagonist (Chuck Norris) kills hordes of Asian men.
Year of the Dragon 1985 – Asian men are rapists, misogynistic, and Triads. Also features WMAF. Fuck this movie.
Pray For Death 1985
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 – Mystical old Asian man (stereotype, desexualization) lacks empathy and is a dick to our white protagonist.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984 – White-washing of Asian man.
Sixteen Candles 1984 – Long Duk Dong. Need I say more?
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 – Short Round. Asian male infantilization. Infantilization is a subset of emasculation. It pervades the industry because Hollywood cannot fathom an Asian man. The only way Asian males can be tolerated is they are infantilized, asexualized, thus emasculated.
The Karate Kid 1984 – Mystical Asian Man, Mr. Miyagi. This is some Hattori Hanzo shit.
Missing In Action 1984 – Chuck Norris must save Murican POWs still being held captive by an evil Viet 10 years after the war. He slaughters Viet men, using martial arts to fight them.
Gremlins 1984 – “Mr. Wing” sells the Gremlin in his Oriental shop. Mysterious Asian stereotype.
A Christmas Story 1983 – Fa Ra Ra Ra at “Chop Suey Palace.” Asian men are always jokes.
Zelig 1983 – Pedo Woody Allen dons yellow face several times. In Magic in the Moonlight (2014), he makes Colin Firth don a Fu Manchu Yellowface.
Girls of the White Orchid 1983 – Asian men try to rape white woman. Asian men are sex traffickers of white women (source).
High Road to China 1983 – White male helps defend Asian village from Asian warlord. He is vanquished.
The Last Ninja 1983 – They does the last [insert Asian warrior type] have to bea white male? (Source).
Breathless 1983 – They literally casted James Hong as a grocer. Because that’s all Asian man can be.
WarGames 1983 – Only Asian male representation in the form of computer scientist nerds
Blade Runner 1982 – James Hong plays weird-ass (asexualization) doctor (stereotype) who by his own words, only does work on eyes. Hollywood focuses on the Asian male eye way too fucking much (e.g. Slow West, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Minority Report, Blindness, The Man with the Iron Fists, Cars 2, etc.).
First Blood 1982 – Beginning of the Rambo franchise. Viets are evil and they tortured our protagonist! On a side note, R.I.P. Vincent Chin.
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 – Yellowface of Asian man by a white woman. (See: Dr. Strange).
Conan the Barbarian 1982 – Yellowfacing by one of the roles
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 – Genghis Khan? Yellow Peril. Also Vulcans are Asian. C’mon.
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 – Yellowfaced henchmen (villainization of AM)
Hardly Working 1981 – Yellowface of Asian man
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen 1981 – Yellowface of Asian man
Thief 1981 – Chinese waiter speaking in an accent and shit grammar (stereotypes)
Flash Gordon 1980 – A Fu Manchu called “Ming the Merciless” is the anatagonist in this story about an American football player (symbolic of America). He is merciless because he is Asian and thus has no humanity. Inspired Seth McFarlane’s Ted (2012).
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980 – Dat Yellow Peril + Yellowface by Peter Sellers (as usual)
Airplane! 1980 – James Hong as the inscrutable Asian man
Apocalypse Now 1979 – Viets are villains
The Deer Hunter 1978 – Viets are villains
Revenge of Pink Panther 1978 – Peter Sellers dons Yellowface (again)
The World’s Greatest Lover 1977 – James Hong is literally “Yes man #3” (emasculation).
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 – Screaming Asians made to look barbaric.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 1977 – Jawa traders are a stand-in for Asian men: Tiny, loud, speaks indecipherable language, and show their stinginess as a merchant race.
Network 1976 – Movie has an obsession with Mao Zedong
Murder by Death 1976 – Peter Sellers in Yellowface (as usual)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 – White man kills Chinese gangsters. That’s it. Lol.
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing 1975 – Yellowface of multiple Asian men
Chinatown 1974 – All Chinese are evil, untrustworthy, creepy, etc. Uncle Chan Veteran James Hong makes an appearance.
The Green Hornet 1974 – Bruce Lee reduced to an Asian male/House-chan sidekick (aka Subordination, Emasculation)
Lost Horizon 1973 – Yellowface of Asian man
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 – White woman says, “I’m not fucking any Chinaman” around other white women/Asian woman. Somehow, they just had to emasculate Asian men in a fucking Western. Happens from time to time. Oh, a woman also says that “chinks” prefer fucking white women over other chinks. Smh.
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go 1970 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Aristocats 1970 – Watch this. Chopsticks, Chinese accent, and the jingle. You gotta start ’em young.
The Castle of Fu Manchu 1969
The Blood of Fu Manchu 1968
The Green Berets 1968 – Viet men are rapists (again). John Wayne movie (source).
You Only Live Twice 1967 – James Bond diguises himself as a Japanese
Belle de Jour 1967 – Weird foreign Chinese man with foreign bug contraption pays for sex with white woman
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu 1967
Invasion 1966 – Aliens invade Earth. They resemble Asians.
The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 – British/German film. How appropriate.
7 Women 1966 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation 1965 – Short animated film with villains “Weft,” “White,” and “Wong.” Drawn stereotypically Asian and says “Confusion” sayings (play on Confucian) (source).
The Face of Fu Manchu 1965 – British/German film. How appropriate. Britain dealt the opium, and Kaiser Wilhelm II fathered “Yellow Peril.”
The Return of Mr. Moto 1965 – Yellowface of Asian man
Genghis Khan 1965 – Yellowface of Asian man
Goldfinger 1964 – Oddjob, the henchman. Need I say more?
7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1964 – Yellowface of Asian man
Dr. No 1962 – That’s right. James Bond started because of Yellow Peril. This is just a goofy-ass, cheesy-ass, Uncle Tom-having, East Asian-aesthetics-appropriating, Asian-male-misogyny-myth-propagating, Asian-male-expending, Yellow-Peril-fear-mongering, Asian-man-emasculating, Asian-dehumanizing (“With you disregard for human life, you must be working for the East”) pile of Anglo shit.
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 – Yellow Peril & Yellowface of Asian man
Satan Never Sleeps 1962 – Oppressed white priest in China harassed by Commies. Asian girl has the hots for him. Asian men destroy his little chapel. Asian man rapes Asian girl. Meanwhile, another white man saves everyone through self-sacrifice…
Brushfire 1962 – Asian men are rapists to be vanquished (source).
Majority of One 1962 – Yellowface of Asian man by Alec Guinness (Obi Wan Kenobi)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961 – Mr. Yunioshi. Need I say more?
Flower Drum Song 1961
Terror of the Tongs 1961 – Yellowfacing of multiple Asian men by Christopher Lee (Saruman).
The Moutain Road 1960 – Yellowface of an Asian man.
Five Gates of Hell 1959 – Shares its lineage with a long list of films that feature Viet rapists (source).
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 – O.G. Sessue Hayakawa plays the evil Japanese (again).
China Gate 1957
Sayonara 1957 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 – Yellowface of Asian man by Marlon Brando
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu 1956
The King and I 1956 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Conqueror 1956 – Yellowface of Asian man by John Wayne
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing 1995 – Its the oppressed white-male-hapa-couple vs. the “racist” Chinese!
Blood Alley 1955 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Left Hand of God 1955 – Yellowface of Asian man
Three Came Home 1950 – Evil Jap tries to rape heroine; Japs kill and torture for no reason
Tokyo Joe 1949 – Asian man smuggles in war criminals in Japan and tries to start anti-Murican movement.
The Black Widow 1947 – Yellowface of an Asian man who vies for global domination.
Know Your Enemy: Japan 1945 – Propaganda film whose sole purpose was to villify the Japanese (source).
First Yank in Tokyo 1945 – White man uses surgery to look Asian. Rescues American from the evil Japanese.
The Red Dragon 1945 – Yellowface of Asian man (source)
The Jade Mask 1945 – Yellowface of Asian man (source)
Ziegfeld Follies 1945 – Yellowface of Asian man
Scarlet Clue 1945 – Yellowface of Asian man (source)
Anna and the King of Siam 1944 – Yellowface of Asian man
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 1944 – Yellowface of an Asian man
Charlie Chan in the Chinese Cat 1944 – Yellowface of an Asian man
Black Magic 1994 – Yellowface of an Asian man (source)
The Purple Heart 1944
The Dragon Seed 1944 – Yellowface of Asian man
Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs 1943 – Extremely anti-black film where “Murder, Inc.” is willing to kill “Japs” for “free.” Also shits on little people.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. 1942 – Yellowface of Asian man
Prisoner of Japan 1942 – Yellowface of an Evil Jap (source)
Shanghai Gesture 1941 – Yellowface of Asian men (source)
Drums of Fu Manchu 1940
The Mystery of Mr. Wong 1939 – Yellowface of Asian man
Island of Lost Men 1939 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mr. Moto’s Last Warning 1939 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mr. Moto in Danger Island 1939 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation 1939 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mysterious Mr. Moto 1938 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance 1938 – Yellowface of Asian man
Mr. Moto’s Gamble 1938 – Yellowface of Asian man
Think Fast, Mr. Moto 1937 – Yellowface of Asian man
Thank You, Mr. Moto 1937 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Good Earth 1937 – Yellowface of Asian man
San Francisco 1936
Mysterious Mr. Wong 1934- Yellowface of Asian man
The Painted Veil 1934
The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1933 – Backdrop is 1920’s China where white missionaries try to save the depraved locals during a time of Civil War (lol). General Yen, played by a white man, gives two white people trying to save Chinese orphans (lol) a form that ultimately gets their car stolen. One of them is Megan, who is detained by the General. She is abhorred by all the torture that the General is in charge of. Additionally, Megan indirectly helps the General’s concubine (actually a spy) relay info about the General’s war chest to an enemy. Having lost all his funds, the General is deserted. So he cries and kills himself with poisonous tea. Megan is suggested to have romantic inclinations toward the General.
The Son of Kong 1933
The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932
Shanghai Express 1932 – Devious Yellowfacing Eurasian “Chang” is interested in a white woman, but she is saved by a white man. After being knocked down by the white man, Chan is stabbed to death by an Asian woman. White lovers go on happily every after.
The Secrets of Wu Sin 1932 – “Wu Sin” tries to control whom his niece marries. Pathetic reference to “sin” and Mr. Wu (1927).
The Hatchet Man 1932 – Yellowface of Asian man
Daughter of the Dragon 1931 – Yellowface/Fu Manchu
Chinatown After Dark 1931 – Chinese are evil
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu 1930
The Mysterious Mr. Fu Manchu 1929
Mr. Wu 1927 – Yellowface. Chinese father kills daughter because she loves a white (British) man.
The Thief of Bagdad 1924 – Mongol female and Ahmed (Douglas Fairbanks) vs. Mongol men (source).
Broken Blossoms 1919 – Yellowface of Asian man
The Forbidden City 1918 – Yellowface of Asian man
Madame Butterfly 1915 – Yellowface of many Asian men
The Cheat 1915 – Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood’s original sex-symbol is a villain here, asking, “Where the white women at?” He brands a woman and gets shot by her. Nothing has changed.