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, atmospheric, breathtaking and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with buddhism, escapades, transformation, redemption, society, adventure, culture clash, mentor, monk and buddhist plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, China, Hong Kong and other countries.
tibet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tibet: Kundun (1997), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Windhorse (1998), The Golden Child (1986), Little Buddha (1993), The Shadow (1994), Milarepa (2006), One Mile Above (2011), Paths of the Soul (2015), Prince of the Himalayas (2006).

List of movies set in tibet

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, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddha, monastery, politics, exile, communism, leadership, political unrest, mountain, buddhist monk, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, poland ...
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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, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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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, bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, religions or cults, buddhist monk, buddhism, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
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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, offbeat, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: social worker, monk, chosen one, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, demon, missing person, evil, missing child, kidnapping, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: self discovery, reincarnation, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, introspection, buddha, parents and children, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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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: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, invisibility, adventure, vigilante, heroic mission, monk, hypnosis, danger, undercover, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, tibet, usa, asia
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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: stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, redemption, adventure, righting the wronged, escapades, hopes, rivalry, clergy, master and servant, dealing with death, downfall, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages
Place: tibet, asia
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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: serious, uplifting, road movie
Plot: cycling, last wish, on the road, self discovery, danger, escapades, direction and purpose, little boy, wilderness, nature, bicycle, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, china
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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 ...
Plot: pilgrimage, baby, urination, killing an animal, car accident, childbirth, newborn, road trip, male nudity, tractor, cattle, birth ...
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: poison, palace, death of mother, adultery, pursuit, cemetery, uncle nephew relationship, tent, wedding party, love, wealth, politics ...
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, temple, village, mountain, cruelty, vulture, goat, lamb, dancer, mask ...
Time: 1920s
Place: tibet, himalaya
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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: serious, captivating, rough
Plot: danger, heroes, mountain, journalism, leadership, village, survival, village life, animal life, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
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The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, adventure, island, against the odds, ambition, escapades, rivalry, one man army, mixed martial arts, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, thailand, tibet, new york, asia
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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Genre: Comedy, 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, humorous, feel good, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, memory loss, nothing goes right, adventure, on the road, buddies, master villain, secret agents, espionage, race against time, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, tibet, asia, india
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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
Plot: self discovery, adventure, culture clash, injustice, hopes, society, adventurer, fighting the system, fall in love, homecoming, missing person, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, india
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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, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monk, martial arts, heroes, prophecy, good versus evil, scroll, knife fight, injection, adventure, culture clash, rivalry, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1943
Place: tibet, san francisco, usa, asia, hong kong ...
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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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Plot: martial arts, artifact, buddhism, danger, escapades, adventure, thief, collector, heroes, rivalry, romance, criminal heroes ...
Place: china, tibet
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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: wizards and magicians, superhero, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary, danger, escapades, rivalry, friends, supervillain, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, tibet
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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, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, monk, monastery, escapades, adventure, leadership, parents and children, elderly, society, family relations, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, asia, tibet, 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: emotional, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, rape, society, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, witty, realistic ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, teachers and students, sport, small town life, religions or cults, small town, hopes, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india, tokyo ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: society, youth, coming of age, danger, hopes, wilderness, love and romance, tradition versus modernity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, russia, tibet, mongolia
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, human nature, buddhist, buddhism, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, temptation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
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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, dead bird, circus, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, masturbation, knife, bedroom, pajamas, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vomiting, sister sister relationship, jewish ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, india, tunisia, morocco, tibet ...
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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, avant garde
Plot: secret identity, suffering, border crossing, immigration, pharmacy, apartment, illegal alien, isolation, refugee, oxygen, tree, night ...
Place: tibet, quebec, venice beach california, vancouver british columbia canada, new york ...
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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, protector, magic, kung fu, buddhism, traitor
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, spirituality, reality, enlightenment, journey, self discovery, exploration
Place: tibet
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A Kid from Tibet (1992)
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: martial arts, warrior, bald, villain, monastery, mixed martial arts, brawl, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, chinese man, chinese, chinaman ...
Place: hong kong, tibet
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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, attempted kidnapping, satanic ritual, buddhism, rescue, sword, chess, brutality, sword fight, cult, rivalry, unlikely hero ...
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: werewolf, mad scientist, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, violence spree, curses spells and rituals, confined, disorder, grave robbing, luger, mind control ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, tibet
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