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, rough, captivating and bleak films and TV shows about / with danger, escapades, heroes, violence, crimes, rivalry, redemption, vietnam war, murder and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, France, Cambodia and other countries.
cambodia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cambodia: The Killing Fields (1984), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Gate (2014), Wish You Were Here (2012), Holy Lola (2004), Holly (2006), Where There Is Shade (2015), Last Seen at Angkor (2006), No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987), No Dead Heroes (1986).

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, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, 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: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anti war, army, vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, insanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, 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: realistic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: captivity, against humanity, confined, survival, mass murder, communism, communist, political repression, ideology, genocide
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia
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Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, holiday, pregnant wife, tourist, life is a bitch, mystery, siblings relations, uncover truth, riddles and clues, crimes, romance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, australia, 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: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: adoption, orphan, bribery, interracial adoption, family relations, society, politics, couple relations, babies and infants, corruption, hotel, human trafficking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, mine
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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, bleak, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: child prostitution, innocence lost, lifestyle, prostitute, young heroes, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, sexual abuse, society, social decay ...
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: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: redemption, on the run, transvestism, gender, youth, danger, hopes, chases and races, money, little girl, prostitution, unsimulated sex ...
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, amateur detective, kidnapping, investigation, deadly, addiction, missing person, private detective, drug abuse, life is a bitch, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 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: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, jungle, kung fu, vengeance, buddies, rivalry, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, master warrior ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, 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, bleak, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, vietnam war, dishonesty, deadly, buddies, state affairs, chases and races, special agents, cons and scams, escapades, law enforcement, danger ...
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, russia
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The Sea Wall (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 115 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: stylized, sentimental, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, hopes, interracial relations, forces of nature, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, righting the wronged, power relations, youth ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: cambodia, asia
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The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, military, soldier, car chase, undercover, chases and races, state affairs, war, chaos and mayhem, heroes, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: cambodia, asia, china, vietnam
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Purple Storm (1999)
Genre: Action
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tunnel, terrorism, martial arts, tough heroes, frame up, ship, rescue, revolution, moral dilemma, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, korea, hong kong
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation
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 ...
Plot: communism, struggle for survival, wife husband relationship, starvation, leech, cutting hair, night, suicide by hanging, illness, boat, stabbing, duck ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1978, year 1977
Place: cambodia
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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.
Plot: genocide, little girl, murder, forced labor, snake, conservative, imperialism, ideology, child soldier, secretary of state, mass murder, communism
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: shooting, vietnam war, soldier, jungle, american soldier, helicopter
Time: 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: vietnam vet, massacre, african american, journalist, guide, american abroad, vietnam war veteran, death of girlfriend, war veteran, black american, rescue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
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: refugee, kgb, cold war, agent, spy, exploitation, drugs, violence, 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, death of father, death, single parent, farm, death of husband, locked in a cage, farmer, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, father daughter relationship ...
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: emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: jungle, tiger, siblings relations, family, adventure, destiny, survival, chase, adventurer, rivalry, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: cambodia
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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, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, negotiation, surgery, starvation, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984, year 1989 ...
Place: africa, england, ethiopia, cambodia, chechnya ...
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely couple, life is a bitch, interracial relations, fall in love, young lovers, social differences, society, urban, romance, hopes, youth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, asia, cambodia, europe
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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
Plot: couple relations, chaos and mayhem, military, soldier, military life, homecoming, vietnam war, hospital, power relations, family relations, doctors and patients, life is a bitch ...
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: battles, tough heroes, military life, one man army, disability, military, rivalry, adventure, war, heroes, escapades, waterboarding ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cambodia, vietnam
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Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 86 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, track down, betrayal, gang, crime, survival, vengeance, hitman, frame up, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, cambodia, asia, korea
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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: humorous, rough, semi serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plastic surgeon, gas explosion, hangar, infection, plague, disorder, gory, deadly, soldier, car chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia
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Wonders of the Monsoon (2014)
Genre: Documentary
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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: nature, escapades, dangerous animal, forces of nature, animal life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, himalaya, india, bangladesh, cambodia
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Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Plot: vice president, september 11 2001, u.s. president, iraq war, war on terror, george w. bush, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, restaurant, money, alcohol, worker ...
Time: year 1976, year 2003, year 1963, year 1968, year 2001 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, pentagon, united states, 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 ...
Plot: karaoke, long lost brother, 18 year old, coming of age, night, poverty, brother brother relationship, singing, island, nightclub, construction site, teenager ...
Place: cambodia
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Kampuchea: The Untold Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After seeing his parents and grandmother killed by the Vietnamese, a 12 year old Khmer boy flees with his baby sister in an attempt to reach safety in Thailand. On the way he befriends a group of Khmer fighters.
Plot: gun, death, jungle
Place: thailand, vietnam, cambodia
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