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, talky and harsh films and TV shows about / with buddhism, transformation, escapades, redemption, monk, adventure, culture clash, mountain, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, China, Hong Kong and other countries.
tibet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tibet: Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Kundun (1997), The Golden Child (1986), Windhorse (1998), Little Buddha (1993), Bulletproof Monk (2003), One Mile Above (2011), Mountain Patrol (2004), Milarepa (2006), 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: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: expedition, mountain, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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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, realistic, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: communism, exile, politics, monastery, buddhism, buddha, buddhist monk, hopes, dedication, leadership, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, hiroshima japan ...
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: chosen one, adventure, good versus evil, social worker, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, missing child, monk, supernatural, heroes, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california
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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: realistic, emotional, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, politics, coming of age, society, injustice, clergy, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, crimes, political corruption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
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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: sentimental, serious, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, reincarnation, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, religions or cults, power relations, buddha, hopes, parents and children, society, introspection ...
Place: tibet, usa, seattle, asia, seattle washington
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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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, heroes, martial arts, prophecy, good versus evil, knife fight, scroll, adventure, supernatural, culture clash, master warrior, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 40s, 21st century, year 1943
Place: tibet, usa, san francisco, asia, hong kong ...
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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: uplifting, serious, road movie
Plot: cycling, last wish, on the road, self discovery, direction and purpose, escapades, danger, buddhism, dream, mountain, wilderness, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: serious, rough, captivating
Plot: deadly, leadership, animal life, survival, crimes, escapades, village life, heroes, journalism, danger, village, extinction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, village, vengeance, rivalry, danger, family relations, righting the wronged, wizards and magicians, downfall, supernatural, society, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages
Place: tibet, asia
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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, stylized, serious, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, martial arts, contests and competitions, island, ambition, escapades, against the odds, rivalry, mixed martial arts, one man army, fight scenes, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: himalaya, tibet, thailand, new york, asia
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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: 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, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, tibet, usa, asia
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, missing person, escapades, adventure, fall in love, hopes, life is a bitch, adventurer, religions or cults, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, india
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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: feel good, witty, not serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, fish out of water, chase, partners, buddies, dishonesty, disorder, secret agents, getting home, heroic mission, intrigue, heist ...
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, cattle, tractor, newborn, car accident, prayer, baby, tent, male nudity, road trip, praying, journey ...
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: tragic ending, classic literature
Plot: poison, tent, death of mother, adultery, suspect, pursuit, palace, cemetery, uncle nephew relationship, knife, wealth, ghost ...
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: horse, thief, chinese, prayer, dancing, husband wife relationship, isolation, cruelty, goat, shepherd, lamb, survival ...
Time: 1920s
Place: tibet, himalaya
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: society, wilderness, coming of age, youth, danger, love and romance, hopes, tradition versus modernity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mongolia, tibet, asia, russia
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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: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, coming of age, culture clash, small town life, youth, society, power relations, refugees, friends, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, 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: disturbing, emotional, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, teenage life, youth, rebelliousness, society, redemption, life is a bitch, virginity, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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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, realistic, captivating, tense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, monk, monastery, adventure, wisdom of life, power relations, family relations, elderly, escapades, parents and children, social relations, disobey ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, tibet, asia, tokyo
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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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, buddhism, artifact, escapades, chases and races, adventure, danger, showbiz, rivalry, religions or cults, adoption, clergy ...
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, imaginary, heroes, escapades, friends, danger, friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, sword, duel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, tibet
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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, animal life, disorder, save the day, human animal relationship, crimes, goofy hero, stupidity, jungle, tribe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, asia, tibet, china, nigeria
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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, car won't start, orphan, piano, 6 year old, 40 year old, watching television, marital separation, knife throwing, sculpture, misery, uncle niece relationship ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, tunisia, japan, israel, morocco ...
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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: avant garde, intellectual
Plot: gay relationship, secret identity, isolation, sex standing up, intelligence, asthma, hypocrisy, government, tenant, hoodie, hit in the crotch, gay marriage ...
Place: california, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, 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, kung fu, magic, 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: reality, enlightenment, exploration, spirituality, surrealism, sexuality, journey, self discovery
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: kung fu, kung fu master, asian man, philosophy, fighting style, bad guy, buddhist, duel, fistfight, monk, fight, evil man ...
Place: tibet, hong kong
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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, buddhism, satanic ritual, attempted kidnapping, sword fight, rescue, sword, cult, kidnapping, love triangle, good versus evil, 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: mad scientist, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, confined, violence spree, deadly creature, disorder, deadly, supernatural, transformation, cult, wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, tibet
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