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, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with buddhism, escapades, transformation, culture clash, redemption, society, adventure, danger, rivalry and monk plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, China, UK and other countries.
tibet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tibet: Seven Years in Tibet (1997), The Golden Child (1986), Kundun (1997), 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, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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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: chosen one, good versus evil, social worker, adventure, kidnapping, culture clash, private detective, rescue, missing child, monk, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california
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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, captivating, thought provoking, touching, epic ...
Plot: politics, communism, exile, monastery, buddha, buddhism, oppression, injustice, religions or cults, righting the wronged, dedication, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, pearl harbor ...
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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, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: murder, politics, political corruption, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, innocence lost, religions or cults, injustice ...
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: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, parents and children, power relations, youth, coming of age ...
Place: tibet, usa, asia, seattle, 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, stylized, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, martial arts, heroes, prophecy, scroll, injection, knife fight, good versus evil, adventure, culture clash, escapades, wiretap ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, contemporary, 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, direction and purpose, escapades, self discovery, danger, on the road, death, bicycle, little boy, id card, accident ...
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: rough, serious, captivating
Plot: extinction, leadership, deadly, animal life, survival, journalism, crimes, village life, escapades, danger, village, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tibet, china, 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: serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, redemption, dealing with death, adventure, hopes, curses spells and rituals, escapades, master and servant, society, rise and fall, village life, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: tibet, asia
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, island, adventure, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, escapades, one man army, mixed martial arts, 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, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, adventure, undercover, danger, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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: hopes, fall in love, injustice, missing person, self discovery, homecoming, culture clash, escapades, life is a bitch, adventure, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, india, 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: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, memory loss, heroes, buddies, partners, disorder, dishonesty, on the road, mistaken identity, race against time, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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, tractor, cattle, birth, childbirth, road trip, tent, male nudity, newborn, killing an animal, urination, car accident ...
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: pursuit, death of mother, knife, adultery, ghost, uncle nephew relationship, poison, wealth, cemetery, tent, suspect, palace ...
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, prayer, husband wife relationship, dancing, poverty, death of son, theft, death of child, mask, dancer ...
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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, love and romance, coming of age, wilderness, danger, youth, society, tradition versus modernity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, russia, tibet
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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, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: monastery, friendship, coming of age, culture clash, monk, youth, power relations, refugees, religions or cults, friends, social relations, society ...
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, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, society, politics, virginity, youth, redemption, rebelliousness, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
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, tense, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, rivalry, monastery, adventure, disobey, defiant, leadership, elderly, escapades, parents and children, power relations, wisdom of life ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, asia, tibet, 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, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Plot: martial arts, artifact, buddhism, chases and races, crimes, escapades, romance, rivalry, religions or cults, adoption, clergy, danger ...
Place: tibet, china
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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, escapades, imaginary, danger, rivalry, friendship, friends, heroes, good versus evil, sword fight, sorcerer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, tibet
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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, sculpture, 6 year old, 40 year old, braille, toilet paper, acting class, audio flashback, apology, wheelchair, song, doctor ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, tunisia, india, africa, denmark ...
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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: globe, trapped, lesbian couple, asthma attack, true love, star, buddhist, discrimination, flag, immigration, tree, apartment ...
Place: california, usa, new york, vancouver british columbia canada, quebec ...
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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: traitor, protector, martial arts, stowaway, kung fu, magic, buddhism
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, self discovery, exploration, sexuality, surrealism, enlightenment, journey, spirituality
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: monk, asian man, fighting style, kung fu master, buddha, philosophy, religion, kung fu, fistfight, buddhism, 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, cult, rescue, sword fight, sword, kidnapping, good versus evil, love triangle, 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, confined, curses spells and rituals, violence spree, deadly creature, disorder, deadly, supernatural, chained, masked villain, luger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, tibet
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Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: explorer, royal family, human spirit, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, adventure, state affairs, on the road, danger, culture clash, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, persia, tibet
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