Movies and TV shows set in cambodia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in cambodia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking and touching films and TV shows about / with khmer rouge, vietnam war, violence, life is a bitch, nude, society, family relations, culture clash, soldier and suspense plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, France, Cambodia and other countries.
cambodia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cambodia: The Killing Fields (1984), First They Killed My Father (2017), Apocalypse Now (1979), Holly (2006), The Gate (2014), Same Same But Different (2009), Funan (2018), Holy Lola (2004), Rice People (1994), Diamond Island (2016).

List of movies set in cambodia

The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, political, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, war, photographer, brutality, friendship, anti war, politics, reporter, escape attempt, khmer rouge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: cambodia, vietnam, iraq, asia, new york
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First They Killed My Father (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Cambodia, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: genocide, forced labor, war, communism, little girl, mass murder, ideology, crime against humanity, khmer rouge, wartime, imperialism, murder ...
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: cambodia
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: vietnam war, insanity, jungle, anti war, mission, military, violence, army, soldier, violent, war, secret mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, the philippines, southeast asia
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Holly (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Israel, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, bleak, touching ...
Plot: innocence lost, child prostitution, lifestyle, going straight, young heroes, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, social decay, youth, village ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, asia
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The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: survival, confined, captivity, against humanity, political repression, ideology, mass murder, khmer rouge, communist, communism, genocide, crime against humanity
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, unlikely couple, social differences, society, hopes, culture clash, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, interracial relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Style: anime, exciting, disturbing, visually appealing, touching ...
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, teenager, khmer rouge, leech, starvation, frog, suicide by hanging ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1975, year 1977, 20th century
Place: cambodia
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Holy Lola (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child, which leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia. On their difficult and transformative adventure, they must contend with obstructive authorities and the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: adoption, family relations, interracial adoption, orphan, bribery, adoptive father, babies and infants, society, couple relations, politics, bureaucracy, adoptive mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia
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Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Style: political
Plot: rice, social injustice, family relations, khmer rouge, locked in a cage, farming, countryside, death of husband, farmer, village, husband wife relationship, paranoia ...
Place: southeast asia, cambodia
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Diamond Island (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Germany, Qatar, Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bora, an 18-year-old, leaves his village to work on the construction sites of Diamond Island, a project for an ultra-modern paradise for the rich and a symbol of tomorrow’s Cambodia. He befriends his fellow workers and finds his elder brother, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: 18 year old, brother brother relationship, friendship, teenager, long lost brother, coming of age, poverty, construction worker, sick mother, parents and children, escapades, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe
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In the Life of Music (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of how one song 'Champa Battambang,' a song made famous by Sinn Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations.
Style: romantic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: genocide, society, three generations, music, life is a bitch, life, social relations, war, generation, khmer rouge
Place: cambodia
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Ghost Game (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ghost Game tells the story of 11 contestants who sign up for a scary reality show which forces them to confront the supernatural and their innermost fears. They're brought to an ancient war museum in Cambodia, which was used as a Khmer Rouge ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, mystical, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, game, fictional reality show, fictional game show, vengeful ghost, supernatural, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, survival horror, paranormal activity, risk, mysticism ...
Place: cambodia
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Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, twisted ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, uncover truth, marketplace, pregnant wife, graphic violence, life turned upside down, siblings relations, riddles and clues, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, cambodia, asia
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: charity, un, war, abroad, corruption, survival, brutality, love, surgery, starvation, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, year 1984, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, london, cambodia, england, europe ...
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The Sea Wall (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers around a young French widow and her two adolescent children attempt to carve out a meager life for themselves by farming rice fields alongside the ocean in French Indo-China in the 1930's. Their efforts are hampered each year ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: corruption, social differences, righting the wronged, fighting the system, mother daughter relationship, landowner, dam, lack of money, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, indochina, asia
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City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: intense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, father son relationship, character study, greed, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, cons and scams, unlikely friendships, friendship, runaway, fbi ...
Place: usa, cambodia, new york, bangkok thailand
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Two Brothers (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.
Style: emotional, compassionate, scenic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, tiger, animals, survival, destiny, animal abuse, nature, sibling relationship, getting home, captivity, coming of age, chase ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, france, indochina, thailand
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Intrusion: Cambodia (1983)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag group is assembled for a secret mission into Cambodia, led by legendary special forces commando Richard Harrison.
Style: cult film
Plot: vietnam war, mercenary, swat team, jungle, helicopter, american soldier, soldier, shooting
Time: 60s
Place: cambodia, vietnam
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Angkor: Cambodia Express (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Thailand, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a tale of drama and adventure, young journalist Andy Cameron (Robert Walker) has to get into Cambodia (it is assumed this is during the genocidal reign of Pol Pot). Cameron has to smuggle out his girlfriend Mieng (Nit Alisa) before she is killed ...
Style: cult film
Plot: intrigue, vietnam war, rescue, guide, war veteran, vietnam veteran, khmer rouge, american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vietnam vet, african american, death of girlfriend ...
Place: cambodia, thailand
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The Violent Breed (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A military group led by Henry Silva and Woody Strode are bound by their honor, to execute their orders to kill as many enemies as possible.
Style: cult film
Plot: spy, kgb, refugee, vietnam war, cold war, agent, violence, drugs, behind enemy lines, nude, exploitation, partisan ...
Place: cambodia
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Buoyancy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An innocent Cambodian boy is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he starts to wonder if his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious
Plot: slave, slavery, sea, revenge, murder, teenage boy, fishing boat, human trafficking, running away from home, suspense, gay, teenager ...
Place: cambodia
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Where There Is Shade (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Cambodia still haunted by the crimes of the Khmer Rouges, a 45 years old French crossdresser, Mirinda, lives as a prostitute in the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Meeting a young trafficked girl, he gradually discovers the feeling of fatherhood.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful
Plot: transvestism, youth, gender, redemption, on the run, hopes, child in peril, transvestite, male nudity, little girl, gay, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia
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Last Seen at Angkor (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Singapore
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeremy Oden returns to Cambodia four years after his fiance disappeared from the streets.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, missing person, life is a bitch, immigrants, private detective, prostitute, amateur detective, addiction, drug abuse, prostitution, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, thailand, laos, bangkok thailand
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No Dead Heroes (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Left for dead in Vietnam, Lieutenant Cotter became a guinea pig for KGB baddie Mitovitch. Implanted with a mind control microchip, he is turned into a mindless killer. His colleague Lieutenant Sanders goes looking for him in Cambodia, then in El ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, assassination, chaos, battles, cons and scams, computers and web, captivity, law enforcement, buddies, military, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, russia
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The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, fighting the system, undercover, espionage, rebellion, military life, rivalry, society, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, china, asia, vietnam
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Purple Storm (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total amnesiac, Todd wakes from a coma to find he's been ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, kung fu, political conspiracy, boat, undercover, terrorism, tunnel, a.i., redemption, save the day, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, korea, hong kong
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Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, melancholic, light, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, pilot, heroes, military, aviation, military life, destiny, justice, battle zone, society, idealism, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: southeast asia, laos, vietnam, cambodia, los angeles
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Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Spalding Gray sits behind a desk throughout the entire film and recounts his exploits and chance encounters while playing a minor role in the film 'The Killing Fields'. At the same time, he gives a background to the events occurring in ...
Style: talky, humorous, heartbreaking, thought provoking, breathtaking ...
Plot: distopia, culture clash, greed, art, transformation, adaptation, runaway, catastrophe, philosophy, artist, childhood, genocide ...
Place: usa, new york, cambodia
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Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Anitha, a government official, embarks on a journey to find Chandramouli, an archaeologist, who went to Vietnam to search for any existence of the prince of the Chola dynasty.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, epic
Plot: missing person, supernatural power, prince, fight, fictional war, violence, death, magic, expedition, suspense, ancient civilization, rape ...
Place: india, cambodia
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, high school football, anti war, parents and children, homecoming, doctors and patients, captivity, hospital, couple relations, military life, chaos and mayhem, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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