Movies and TV shows set in sri lanka

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sri lanka ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, touching and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with family relations, violence, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, flashback, father daughter relationship, civil war, murder, death and tamil plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in Sri Lanka, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sri lanka: Frangipani (2014), Goal (2018), Village in the Jungle (1980), With You, Without You (2012), Burning Birds (2016), Machan (2008), Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013), Funny Boy (2020), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Light Arose (2017).

List of movies set in sri lanka

 7.1
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Frangipani (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sarasi does not want Chamath to be the only boy in her bridal dressing class but she couldnt help wrapping the beautiful wedding saris that Chamath embroiders. Sarasi wants Chamath to rescue her from an arranged marriage but Chamath wants to run ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, touching, romantic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, gay slur, gay cruising, reconciliation, homosexual, rejection, gay couple, love and romance, love, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sri lanka
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 6.8
 149
Goal (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Goal is the story of bunch of ordinary village children who challenge the impossible with the help of a teacher who refuses to see them fail.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: soccer, teacher, football player, children, football, football team, teenager, soccer match, soccer coach, school, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sri lanka
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Village in the Jungle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Baddegama or, more correctly, Beddegama is a 1980 award winning Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book titled as "The ...
Plot: fortune teller, henchman, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, marriage, false accusation, superstition, demon, witch, village, jungle ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: sri lanka
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With You, Without You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film set, in post war Sri Lanka, brings us close to two characters who collide quite accidentally, and through them we experience the deep and seemingly unbridgeable chasm that conflict almost always creates. Will love help them cross the ...
Style: psychological, tense, touching, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: marriage, husband wife relationship, death of wife, suicide, secret, marriage proposal, gold, motorcycle, pawnshop, hugging, rain, rich man poor woman ...
Place: sri lanka
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Burning Birds (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Since her fish salesman husband was killed by militant thugs for his political affiliations, Kusum has been left alone to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. She does this by breaking rocks in a nearby quarry. But of course, things can ...
Plot: female nudity, large family, released from prison, suicide, violence, poverty, brothel, death of husband, dead animal, sex scene, slaughterhouse, cruelty ...
Place: sri lanka
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 7.7
 2K
Machan (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two friends, Manoj (Gihan De Chickera), a bartender, and Stanley (Dharmapriya Dias), a fruit vendor, wish to immigrate to the West to seek their fortune, but have difficulties getting their visa applications approved. They come across an application ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: handball, friendship, ambition, starting over, society, dishonesty, working class, petty criminal, misfit, hopes, best friends, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sri lanka, europe, asia
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Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sri Siddhartha Gautama is a Sinhala movie released on 24 January, 2013. The movie is directed by Saman Weeraman and featured Anchal Singh and Gagan Malik as lead characters.
Style: spiritual
Plot: buddhism, ancient civilization, enlightenment, palace, buddhist, meditation, buddha, peace
Place: sri lanka, asia, india
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 6.5
 928
Funny Boy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, India, Sri Lanka
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A student must navigate issues of sexuality, identity and family amid Sri Lanka's social turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, name calling, gay teenager, civil war, relationship problems, relationships, family relations, ethnic slur, star crossed lovers, lgbtq, family problems ...
Place: sri lanka
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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, suicide bomber, family problems, uncover truth, parents and children, on the run, adopted daughter, civil war, baby, flash forward, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, sri lanka, asia
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 8.3
 7K
Light Arose (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aloko Udapadi is a Sinhalese epic historical film based on the story of King Valagamba of Anuradhapura (89 – 77 BCE).
Plot: buddhism, medieval, king, fight, drought, temple, sword, army, queen, power, attack, security ...
Place: sri lanka
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 4.5
 2K
A Common Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, crimes, law enforcement, terrorism, threat, terrorist plot, chase, graphic violence, track down, race against time, twists and turns, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, sri lanka
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 4.4
 117
Spies, Inc. (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spies from different nationalities stationed in a small Asian island work out a plot to create an international incident taking profit from it. Defrauding CIA through fake reports and running a front company using operating funds, they control the ...
Plot: spy, cia, island
Place: sri lanka
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 7.2
 16K
Dheepan (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Style: political, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: brutality, immigrants, survival, culture clash, violent, greed, character study, gangsters, family, orphan, illegal immigration, gang war ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, sri lanka
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 5.8
 8K
Greed (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retail billionaire's 60th birthday party is celebrated in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Plot: fashion show, millionaire, bankruptcy, party, filmmaking, bribery, flash forward, yacht, satire, scam, swindle, husband wife relationship ...
Place: greece, monaco, sri lanka
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 7.4
 194
A Level (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting through the O/L Examination with outstanding results, Anuththara with his friends eagerly look forward to experience their final years in school as seniors in the A/L class. They befriend Ahinsa and the other new girls who join their ...
Plot: high school life, family, romance, coming of age, friendship, school, girlfriend, love, aunt, bicycle, mother, boyfriend ...
Place: sri lanka
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Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Austria, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even sci-fi elements. Watch for Harris' great karate fight ...
Style: eurospy, cult film
Plot: spy, espionage, kidnapping, romantic rivalry, male objectification, bodyguard, death threat, secret laboratory, plane crash, male male relationship, male female relationship, bondage ...
Place: sri lanka, asia
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 6.7
 20K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, political ...
Plot: war correspondent, kurd, female nudity, journalism, war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, women, wartime life, military, military life, wartime ...
Time: year 2009, year 2001, year 2003, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: syria, iraq, baghdad iraq, afghanistan, libya ...
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The Compensation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Sri Lankan crime drama
Plot: rape, freedom, malaria, poor, gem, doctor, gang rape, henchman, brutality, colonialism, death of child, wilderness ...
Time: year 1946, 20th century
Place: sri lanka
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 5.7
 21
Loku Duwa (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 150 min.
Story: "Loku Duwa" depicts an attractive and self-sacrificing daughter of the middle class in the city who is trapped in a family of traditional values.
Plot: male female relationship, urban setting, con artists, family relations, women's rights, illness, mistress, dowry, police, money, female executive, father daughter relationship ...
Place: sri lanka
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Him, Here, After (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to his community after defeat in the Sri Lankan civil war, a former Tamil rebel known only as "Him" faces hostility, suspicion and bitter recriminations in Asoka Handagama's beautifully elegiac meditation on the aftermath of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, rebellion, politics, state affairs, starting over, village, post war, poverty, loss of job, island, post civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, sri lanka
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It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures that took her to the far side of the world. Now a charming ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, love and romance, couples, parents and children, midlife crisis, wealth, ex lover, father daughter relationship, dying, death of father, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sri lanka, paris france, venezuela, atlantic ocean, africa ...
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 7.6
 25K
Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, political
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, politics, conspiracy, undercover, manipulation, secret agents, state affairs, escapades, dishonesty, assassination attempt, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
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A Letter of Fire (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A schoolboy and his friend are caught at school looking at pornography on the computer. Punished, they wrongly believe that the police are going to arrest them so they hide in an abandoned building and as the boys feel cornered, and fearing for ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, erotic
Plot: mother son incest, murder, coming of age, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family secret, mystery, on the run, life is a bitch, criminal, family relations, accused of murder ...
Place: sri lanka
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