Movies and TV shows set in tibet

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in tibet ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, visually appealing, atmospheric and dramatic films and TV shows about / with buddhism, transformation, escapades, redemption, monk, culture clash, adventure, danger, brutality and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, China, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tibet: Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Kundun (1997), Milarepa (2006), The Golden Child (1986), Windhorse (1998), Little Buddha (1993), One Mile Above (2011), Mountain Patrol (2004), Bulletproof Monk (2003), The Quest (1996).

List of movies set in tibet

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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 7.0
 25K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, monastery, politics, exile, communism, buddha, buddhist monk, injustice, hopes, political unrest, dedication, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, india ...
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 7.0
 906
Milarepa (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Bhutan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Milarepa depicts the humble beginnings of the man who was to become Tibet's greatest saint. A true story based on centuries-old oral traditions, a youthful Milarepa is propelled into a world of sorrow and betrayal after his father's sudden ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, village, self discovery, rivalry, vengeance, supernatural, hopes, adventure, righting the wronged, clergy, danger, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages
Place: tibet, asia, china
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The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, chosen one, missing child, social worker, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, monk, supernatural, heroes, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, nepal, california
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 6.5
 158
Windhorse (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a ...
Style: serious, contemplative, bleak, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: murder, politics, buddhism, wartime life, religions or cults, dishonesty, political corruption, innocence lost, injustice, society, coming of age, clergy ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1979
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
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 6.1
 15K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, monk, self discovery, buddhist, teachers and students, enlightenment, religions or cults, power relations, buddha, human nature, introspection, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 6.7
 239
One Mile Above (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuhao is a 24 year old Taiwanese university graduate. His older brother Shuwei, whom he has idolized since childhood, dies on a bicycle ride to Lhasa. He decides to complete Shuwei's journey, hoping to prove himself through this challenging ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: cycling, last wish, direction and purpose, on the road, self discovery, danger, escapades, wilderness, mountain, dead brother, riding a bicycle, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
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Mountain Patrol (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.
Style: captivating, rough, serious
Plot: survival, leadership, journalism, danger, extinction, village, animal life, poacher, volunteer, escapades, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, heroes, good versus evil, prophecy, martial arts, knife fight, scroll, adventure, supernatural, culture clash, supernatural ability, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1943
Place: tibet, usa, san francisco, asia, hong kong ...
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 5.6
 23K
The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, martial arts, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, island, escapades, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, fight scenes, one man army, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, tibet, thailand, asia, new york
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 6.1
 22K
The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, tense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, atomic bomb, heroic mission, danger, undercover, vigilante, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: tibet, usa, new york, asia
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 6.5
 222
Dreaming Lhasa (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She wants to reconnect with her roots but ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: escapades, missing person, self discovery, homecoming, religions or cults, adventurer, culture clash, hopes, adventure, political unrest, society, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, india, asia
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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, memory loss, fish out of water, silly humor, undercover, double agent, danger, intrigue, race against time, buddies, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, tibet, asia, india
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Paths of the Soul (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: PATHS OF THE SOUL follows a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes to make a "bowing pilgrimage" — laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps — along the 2,000-kilometre road to Lhasa. Though ...
Style: no music
Plot: pilgrimage, newborn, tent, road trip, male nudity, car accident, praying, cattle, birth, baby, prayer, urination ...
Place: tibet
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Prince of the Himalayas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in ancient Tibet under the shadow of the Himalayas, the young prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father's mysterious death and returns to the Kingdom Jiaobo. Troubled by his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle Kulo-ngam, he swears to ...
Style: classic literature, tragic ending
Plot: firewood, dying words, forbidden love, young love, confrontation, meditation, regicide, harp, remorse, slingshot, jewelry, buddhism ...
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, persia
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The Horse Thief (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Devout Buddhists, Norbu and Dolma live with their young son Tashi in a clan in Tibet. Norbu is a highwayman. After Norbu is charged with stealing from the temple, he and his family are banished. Impoverished and marginalized, they can do little when ...
Plot: thief, horse, chinese, nomad, buddhist, poverty, theft, death of son, death of child, very little dialogue, starvation, lamb ...
Time: 1920s
Place: tibet, himalaya
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Doctor Strange (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dr. Stephen Strange embarks on a wondrous journey to the heights of a Tibetan mountain, where he seeks healing at the feet of the mysterious Ancient One.
Style: futuristic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: superhero, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary, escapades, friends, danger, friendship, rivalry, kendo, training ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
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Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic
Plot: youth, wilderness, love and romance, society, danger, coming of age, tradition versus modernity, hopes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, tibet, russia
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 7.0
 3K
The Cup (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Bhutan, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, coming of age, culture clash, society, politics, ambition, small town, youth, hopes, small town life, monk ...
Time: 90s
Place: tibet, india, himalaya, asia, tokyo ...
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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, youth, virginity, politics, apprentice, redemption, teenage life, life is a bitch, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, tibet, asia, tokyo
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 7.5
 5K
Himalaya (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK, Nepal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, monastery, rivalry, adventure, social relations, family relations, power relations, parents and children, escapades, disobey, wisdom of life, defiant ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, asia, tibet, tokyo
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 4.5
 2K
The Touch (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, artifact, buddhism, obsessive quest, danger, siblings relations, escapades, acrobat, rivalry, adoption, clergy, showbiz ...
Place: tibet, china
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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, private detective, investigation, save the day, disorder, animal life, human animal relationship, crimes, goofy hero, stupidity, jungle, tribe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, nigeria, china, asia, tibet
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 4.6
 1K
Lemon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.
Plot: blindness, name calling, piano, bird, brother sister relationship, menstruation, screaming, aunt niece relationship, mirror, actress, crying woman, orphan ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, tunisia, israel, japan, dallas texas ...
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 1.5
 303
Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: intellectual, underground film, avant garde
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, moral dilemma, gay marriage, ultimatum, american dream, hit in the crotch, gay love, hoodie, landlord, true love, illegal immigrant ...
Place: california, canada, new york, quebec, vancouver british columbia canada ...
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Prince of the Sun (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cynthia Rothrock helps to protect a Buddhist boy from villains who wish to stop him from becoming the Prince of the Sun.
Plot: martial arts, stowaway, traitor, protector, magic, buddhism, kung fu
Place: tibet
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The Last Monk (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Last Monk is the journey of a young newly-married woman from the world of the newly-rich, 30-something IT engineers and corporate managers in New Delhi, to the vast, stark beauty of Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas. It is a journey from the ...
Plot: sexuality, surrealism, self discovery, journey, exploration, enlightenment, spirituality, reality
Place: tibet
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A Kid from Tibet (1991)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the evil sect known as the Black Section of Esoteric Buddhism wreaks havoc on Tibet, a young monk named Wong La (Biao Yuen) is sent to Hong Kong to recover a sacred urn that holds the power to defeat the enemies. Wong soon meets and safeguards a ...
Plot: bald, hand to hand combat, tough guy, mixed martial arts, warrior, violence, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, showdown, chinese man, martial artist, stylized violence ...
Place: tibet, hong kong
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 8.4
 3K
Yodha (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Ashokan (Mohanlal) goes on a trip to Nepal to meet his uncle (MS Thripunithura) who is settled there. To his surprise, his rival from his village Appukuttan (Jagathy) is already there impersonating him. He is unable to convince his uncle about the ...
Plot: warrior, buddhism, satanic ritual, attempted kidnapping, impersonation, rescue, sword fight, sword, cult, brutality, chosen one, boy ...
Place: nepal, tibet
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The Wolfman Never Sleeps (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man has had a werewolf curse cast upon him. If he doesn't get rid of it, he turns into a killer werewolf when the moon is full.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sadistic
Plot: mad scientist, werewolf, deadly creature, confined, disorder, deadly, curses spells and rituals, violence spree, supernatural, investigation, experiment, coffin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, tibet
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