Binge-Watch Movies and Shows – It’s been over two years, but we haven’t finished Crazy Rich Asians yet. Now we all know we’re getting the entire Kevin Kwan trilogy in film form, but awareness of when they’ll come out is still up in the air. That said, while we’re all eagerly awaiting more updates on Crazy Rich Asians 2’s development, we’ve put together a list of shows and movies you can watch nonstop in the meantime to fill that hole in the shape of a CRA in your heart.
1. Emily In Paris
Starring: Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo
If you liked Crazy Rich Asians for its fashion, check out Emily In Paris! The show centres on Emily, a midwestern 20-year-old girl who transforms her life when she unexpectedly lands her dream job with a marketing company in Paris. Face her new reality in the City of Love with her head held high as she learns to juggle work, friendship and blossoming romance.
2. Kim’s Convenience
Starring: Simu Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andrea Bang
Need another Asian-focused wellness comedy to lighten up your day? It would be best if you gave Kim’s Convenience a chance. This television series follows a Korean-Canadian family and their Toronto convenience store business. A series of setbacks ensues as they interact with customers, each other, and the complicated but evolving world around them.
3. Always Be My Maybe
Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Keanu Reeves
Yet another all-Asian-led rom-com movie, Always By My Maybe sees Ali Wong and Randall Park as two best friends reconnecting for the first time in 15 years. For your information, Randall starred alongside Constance Wu on the hugely popular American sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, which concluded its six seasons in February 2020.
4. Ocean’s 8
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina
Packed with a star-studded cast of strong, empowering women – including the always hilarious Awkwafina who played Goh Peik Lin in CRA—Ocean’s 8 follows Debbie Ocean, a convict just released from prison. Her first assignment as a free woman? Her nerve-wracking task is Stealing a $ 150 million diamond necklace from the Met Gala. A known ingenious mastermind, she brings together seven qualified women to complete the great robbery.
5. The Feels
Starring: Constance Wu, Angela Trimbur, Josh Fadem
For anyone missing Constance Wu, check out her impromptu romantic comedy film, The Feels, on Netflix. Here he plays Andi, half of a lesbian couple who are celebrating their wedding on a bachelorette party weekend with their group of friends. Angela Trimbur plays her fiancé as Lu who, while drunk, accidentally derails their fun escape by admitting that she has never had an orgasm, shocking Andi and their companions alike.
6. The Half Of It
Starring: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire
In this Cyrano de Bergerac-inspired coming-of-age drama, shy heterosexual student Ellie agrees to write love letters to sweet, well-meaning athlete Paul, addressed to her crush Aster Flores. Difficulties arise that threaten their growing friendship when they realize that they are both in love with the same lady.
7. Seoul Searching
Starring: Justin Chon, Jessika Van, Cha In Pyo
In 1986, this South Korean-Chinese comedy-drama followed a group of overseas-born Korean teenagers who fly to Seoul to learn about their culture and heritage at a summer camp.
8. When We First Met
Starring: Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell
After being divided into friendship zones by the girl of his dreams, Noah stumbles upon a time machine in a photo booth that allows him to relive the same night over and over again. He plans to take advantage of this strange discovery until it finally wins Avery’s heart.
9. Love Wedding Repeat
Starring: Olivia Munn, Sam Claflin, Eleanor Tomlinson
A mountain of trouble ensues when Jack goes through several versions of the same day to ensure his little sister gets the perfect marriage. Included in the revolving door of the obstacles he faces are an angry ex-girlfriend, a gatecrasher with a secret, a misplaced sleeping pill, and an unexpected reunion with the girl that she loved.
10. Tiger tale
Starring: Christine Ko, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Hayden Szeto
At the behest of his stubborn and complicated daughter, Grover reminisces about his difficult childhood and childhood in Taiwan. Once nourished with vibrant dreams for the future, he ends up a shell of the man he once was after leaving the love of his life for America and another woman he didn’t care about and absolutely no connection.