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Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American Resources: Popular Media

Streaming Movies/Shows

Streaming Movies/Shows

Bellow find some ideas of shows and movies that feature Asian American stories and actors put together by CCC Asian Student Association (not a comprehensive list. (*CCC Asian Student Association Recommended)


Broken Bread: In partnership with KCET, Broken Bread showcases inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities through food. Restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi takes viewers on a journey through Los Angeles.

Fresh Off the Boat: Set in the '90s, hip-hop loving teenager Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family have lived in Orlando for a few years now and are assimilating nicely into the suburban American lifestyle.

Minding the Gap: Filmmaker Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity.

*Parasite: A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

The Mindy Project: is a single-camera comedy, starring Mindy Kaling, that follows a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.

Superstore: "Superstore" centers around Amy (Ferrera), who recently was promoted to be the store manager and is the glue holding the place together, and Jonah (Feldman), a dreamer determined to prove work doesn't have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the sweet and clueless Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom), and the perpetually dismissed Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi).

Other Hulu videos featuring Asian American creators, actors, and stories include:

  • Dr. Pimple Popper
  • Killing Eve
  • Marvel's Runaways
  • PEN15
  • Sanjay and Craig

Always Be My Maybe: Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other's worlds.

Seoul Searching: Teens of Korean descent who were born and raised in other countries travel to Seoul to learn about their cultural heritage at a summer camp in 1986.

Tigertail: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

*To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You: To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Five intense crushes. Five soul-baring love letters. She never planned to mail them. Now they're out. Life, as she knows it, is over.

Ugly Delicious: All of the flavor. None of the BS. Star chef David Chang leads friends on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying grub.

·*Mary Kom: A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream

·*Dangal: Dangal: Revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who is forced to give up his dreams of winning gold for India in international wrestling due to lack of financial support.

· *Queen: An under-confident Punjabi girl from New Delhi embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding

Other Netflix videos featuring Asian American creators, actors, and stories include
  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
  • Champions
  • Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
  • Kim's Convenience
  • Let It Snow
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
  • Burning
  • Community
  • Terrace House: Aloha State
Amazon Prime
  • Made in Heaven
  • The Farewell
  • Columbus
  • The Namesake
Some Anime Titles
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Naruto
  • Fairy Tail
  • Haikyu
  • My neighbor Totoro
  • Spirited Away
  • Howl’s moving castle
  • Fruits Basket


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