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, suspenseful, captivating, rough and bleak films and TV shows about / with escapades, violence, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, society, family relations, redemption, murder and crimes plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, Cambodia, France and other countries.
cambodia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cambodia: The Killing Fields (1984), Apocalypse Now (1979), First They Killed My Father (2017), The Gate (2014), Holy Lola (2004), Wish You Were Here (2012), Same Same But Different (2009), Funan (2018), Holly (2006), Where There Is Shade (2015).

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: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, wartime life, human spirit, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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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: tense, psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: army, anti war, vietnam war, military, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, jungle, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
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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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: genocide, imperialism, forced labor, mass murder, communism, ideology, little girl, murder, anti war, drastic change of life, wartime, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: cambodia
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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, serious, captivating, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: survival, confined, against humanity, captivity, political repression, ideology, mass murder, genocide, communist, communism, crime against humanity
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, bribery, babies and infants, society, couple relations, politics, adoptive mother, male female relationship, bureaucracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, romance, pregnant wife, marketplace, graphic violence, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, australia, 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: atmospheric, touching, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, society, couples, hopes, interracial relations, culture clash, fall in love, terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe, germany, asia
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia, USA
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: exciting, disturbing, visually appealing, touching
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, food, starvation, illness, cutting hair, ant, hunger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1975, 20th century
Place: cambodia
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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: emotional, psychological, touching, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: innocence lost, child prostitution, lifestyle, prostitute, young heroes, going straight, sexual abuse, redemption, social decay, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia
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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: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: danger, youth, gender, transvestism, child in peril, redemption, on the run, chases and races, hopes, transvestite, male nudity, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, kidnapping, crimes, private detective, immigrants, prostitute, amateur detective, deadly, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, thailand, laos, bangkok thailand
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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kidnapping, kung fu, heroes, jungle, graphic violence, danger, daring rescue, kickboxing, fistfight, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand, 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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, vietnam war, heroes, chases and races, espionage, rebellion, buddies, law enforcement, dishonesty, escapades, undercover, military ...
Place: cambodia, vietnam, russia, asia
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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: atmospheric, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: righting the wronged, social differences, fighting the system, teenage life, rebellion, hopes, society, youth, love and romance, family relations, interracial relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia, indochina
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, military life, undercover, espionage, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, deadly, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia, china, 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, tunnel, undercover, martial arts, tough heroes, revolution, special agents, escapades, deadly, rivalry, master criminal, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, korea, hong kong
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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, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: 18 year old, brother brother relationship, friendship, teenager, construction worker, sick mother, long lost brother, coming of age, poverty, escapades, youth, family ...
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: captivating, thought provoking, romantic
Plot: genocide, society, three generations, life, life is a bitch, generation, music, war, social relations
Place: cambodia
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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.
Plot: swat team, american soldier, soldier, vietnam war, shooting, helicopter, jungle
Time: 60s, 1960s
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 ...
Plot: african american, american abroad, massacre, vietnam war veteran, death of girlfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vietnam vet, black american, journalist, war veteran, guide, rescue ...
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.
Plot: kgb, refugee, nudity (full frontal - brief), partisan, behind enemy lines, drugs, cold war, violence, exploitation, spy, agent, female nudity
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 ...
Plot: rice, rice field, farming, family relations, death, mother daughter relationship, death of father, father daughter relationship, countryside, farmer, village, paranoia ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
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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: captivating, sincere, emotional, compassionate, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tiger, jungle, adventure, animal abuse, destiny, survival, danger, getting home, captivity, sibling relationship, separated, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, indochina
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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, captivating, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, starvation, surgery, pianist, desert, un, landmine, love affair, romance, negotiation, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1988, year 1993, year 1984 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, ethiopia ...
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 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: bleak, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, vietnam war, captivity, anti war, homecoming, hospital, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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Kill Zone (1993)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An American colonel will pay any price to defeat the Viet Cong. When his unauthorized fighting force in Cambodia is discovered, he becomes a one man army, fighting a war of his own for a cause he knows is just.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: adventure, one man army, rivalry, military, heroes, tough heroes, battles, disability, graphic violence, war, escapades, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, vietnam
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Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, hitman, crimes, betrayal, crime, gang, survival, vengeance, track down, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, cambodia, seoul
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Dead & Deader (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lt. Bobby Quinn is a Special Forces commando killed during a recon mission in the Cambodian jungle. But when Quinn interrupts his own stateside autopsy, he discovers that the rest of his dead squad has been resurrected with a ravenous apetite for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, plastic surgeon, plague, escapades, supernatural, a.i., apocalypse, survival, danger, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cambodia, 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
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Wonders of the Monsoon (2014)
Genre: Documentary
TV show
Story: The wildlife and cultures of southern Asia have been shaped by one of the greatest phenomena on Earth: the mighty monsoon winds that sweep across this vast region, turning drought into deluge. All life – human and animal – is dominated by this ...
Style: nature documentary, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: nature, world spanning, forces of nature, escapades, dangerous animal, animal life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, himalaya, india, cambodia, bangladesh
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