Movies & TV That Applaud Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heroes & Competitors
Tenacious competitors, accomplished athletes, heroic protectors, martial arts masters: The movies and TV shows on this list feature the impressive stories of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) prodigies. While many of these movies feature the prowess of martial art fighters, the picks below depict the diversity of AANHPI competitors and warriors beyond just ninjas and samurais. From thrilling action and adventure films to thoughtful documentaries and biopics, families looking to celebrate the courage and resolve found in AANHPI communities have plenty to choose from. After you've watched these, come back to find more recommendations that honor AANHPI cultures and resilience.