Movies and TV shows set in southeast asia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in southeast asia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, exciting and humorous films and TV shows about / with jungle, explosion, murder, danger, soldier, flashback, martial arts, death, violence and shot in the head plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Singapore and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as southeast asia: Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982), Tropic Thunder (2008), Preman Pensiun (2019), All Saints (2017), Operation Rogue (2014), The Possessed (2005), Surf Ninjas (1993), The Sapphires (2012), Mile 22 (2018), Primary Target (1989).

List of movies set in southeast asia

Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Bring 'Em Back Alive is an adventure television series starring Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan and Ron O'Neal. The series was shown in the United States from September 1982 to May 1983. Set in Singapore, it was one of several shows like ...
Style: wild
Plot: jungle, wild animal, smuggler, spy, world war two, sultan, love interest, adventurer, animal lover, trapper, imperial japan, hotel manager
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: southeast asia, asia, singapore
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Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, jungle, disguise, filmmaking, actor, chaos and mayhem, peril, rivalry, danger, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
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Preman Pensiun (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After three years, the business of Muslihat, who has retired as a thug, has a problem. Sales decline. Muslihat also faces new problems when Safira, her only daughter, grows up in adolescence and begins to be visited by boys. A bigger problem: ...
Style: suspense, tense, humorous, entertaining, exciting
Plot: friendship, disorder, vengeance, danger, family, adventure, misfit, drunkenness, family relations, betrayal, gangsters, crimes ...
Place: southeast asia, indonesia
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All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Plot: pastor, refugee, church, salesman, community, farming, school bus, farmer, refugees, husband wife relationship, faith, garden ...
Place: asia, southeast asia
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Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, jungle, soldier, military, danger, crimes, confined, heroes, terrorist bombing, blood, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, southeast asia, manila philippines
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The Possessed (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Whilst growing up in rural Thailand, a young orphan girl is taught the ways of magic by her grandmother. But when grandmother falls sick, Dau is lured to Bangkok to find work so that she can buy medicine. She finds herself working in a go-go bar, ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, asian horror
Plot: bar, rivalry, supernatural, suicide, spell, vampire, orphan, hate, evil spirit, witch, exorcism, snake ...
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Surf Ninjas (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two Asian-American "surfer-dude" brothers discover they are the long lost princes from a China Sea Island. Part of their inheritance are magically-induced martial arts prowess. Using their new powers they act to overthrow the island's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: surfing, martial arts, ninja, revolution, surf, adventure, family, imaginary, mischievous children, legends and myths, siblings relations, daring rescue ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, vietnam, southeast asia, asia ...
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The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, music band, native, mother child separation, girl group, desire for fame, backstage, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, scout, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: australia, vietnam, asia, melbourne australia, southeast asia ...
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black ops, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, political corruption, danger, secret agent, machismo, bravery, terrorist group, surveillance, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
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Primary Target (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Action movie directed by Clark Henderson.
Plot: river, jungle, child murder, rescue mission, atrocity, dead children, money, baby, military camp, child execution, opium, mass child killing ...
Place: southeast asia, thailand, usa
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Beyond Skyline (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.
Style: suspense, light, surprise ending
Plot: alien, survival, invasion, police officer, head butt, severed leg, subway station, hand grenade, warrior, walkie talkie, fictional war, blindness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
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Psycho-Pass: The Movie (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Year 2116—The Japanese government begins to export the Sibyl System unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union), brings in the ...
Plot: civil war, cyberpunk, injustice, terrorism, conspiracy, computer, interrogation, bus, criminal, fire, escape, female protagonist ...
Time: near future
Place: southeast asia
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Night Creature (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A big-game hunter brings a killer leopard to his private island and turns it loose so he can hunt it down. However, unexpected visitors arrive at the island and interrupt his hunt. Meanwhile, the leopard begins to hunt the inhabitants of the island.
Plot: father daughter relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship, revenge, murder, rain, female photographer, ends with freeze frame, scaffold, camera, dog, asian woman ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, thailand
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Double Target (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miles O’Keeffe stars as an ex-military specialist in Vietnam trying to recover his son after learning that his wife has died in a concentration camp. The government considers the child their property since the war is over. There are others ...
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: hostage, corpse, broken leg, stabbed in the back, on the run, photograph, helicopter crash, stealing a car, colonel, shot to death, palm tree, gore ...
Place: hong kong, bangkok thailand, malaysia, southeast asia, thailand ...
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Cobra Mission (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ten years after the end of the war in Vietnam, four ex-Marines decide to return to S.E. Asia to investigate reports of American POWs still being held there. These four include Roger, whose daughter's just been married, the unemployed James, ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, flashback, investigation, exploding helicopter, corporal punishment, vietnam war veteran, male nudity, colonel, ex marine, beating, torture, abuse
Place: asia, vietnam, southeast asia
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Our Sister Mambo (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Singapore
Story: Loosely based on 1957's "Our Sister Hedy" and 1961's "The Greatest Civil War on Earth", this romantic comedy follows the Wong household, where the father acts as the glue that holds everyone together while Mambo, the ...
Plot: birthday, lawyer, old couple, sister sister relationship, cinema, chef, mother daughter relationship, pub, anniversary, temple
Place: singapore, southeast asia
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Deathfight (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When family fortune, beautiful mistresses and control of an international smuggling operation are at stake, family rivalry turns to rage as two brothers meet in one final battle...a deathfight.
Plot: fight, sex scene, love interest, car chase, tournament, businessman, martial artist, murder of wife, gangster, police, jail, hand to hand combat ...
Place: southeast asia
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The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
Plot: adventure, war hero, native, pow, landmine, canoe, guerilla warfare, driving, interracial friendship, rescue, american soldier, corporal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: southeast asia
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Things we do when we fall in love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Second part of the trilogy
Plot: on the road, swimming pool, chinese, highway, amusement park, motel, teacher
Place: southeast asia
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Force majeure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Force Majeure (Uncontrollable Circumstances) begins with a drug deal involving tourists Phillipe (Patrick Bruel) and Daniel (Francois Cluzet), and a Dutch stranger. Two years pass: the Dutchman has been arrested in an unspecified Asian country, ...
Plot: moral dilemma, death penalty, hashish, journalist, airport, female nudity, drugs, prison, self sacrifice, friendship, mathematics, tourist ...
Place: southeast asia, paris france
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Black Magic Part II (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A doctor suspects black magic on his hospital after experiencing some bizarre incidents and sends for two doctors (who are a couple) from Hong Kong. The wife is very skeptical and places volunteer for a spell. It became obvious that here is an evil ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, magic, curse, witch doctor, abortion, voodoo doll, breast feeding, spell, spitting blood, hand chopped off, breast suckling ...
Place: southeast asia
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881 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Singapore
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two Singaporean girls join together to form the Papaya Sisters, a getai group that sings at performances during the seventh lunar month. Big Papaya is estranged from her mother, who disapproves of her performances, whilst Little Papaya is an orphan ...
Plot: mute, tradition, mother daughter relationship, singer, love triangle, hospital, chinese, ghost, duo, sabotage, terminal illness, temple ...
Place: southeast asia, singapore
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Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Plot: false accusation, secretary, job interview, chinese, earring, theft, mahjong, funeral, lawyer, elevator, husband wife relationship, parking ticket ...
Place: singapore, southeast asia
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Gubra (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Malaysia
Story: Seven years after Jason, Orked is now married to a much older guy, Arif. Everything seems ideal in their marriage at first glance. One fateful morning, Orked is awakened by a distressing phone call from Mak Inom with news that Pak Atan has become ...
Plot: single mother, bathroom, koran, flashback, promise, servant, prayer, dentist, widow, chinese, infidelity, hospital ...
Place: southeast asia
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Gie (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by ...
Plot: friend, teacher, flashback, university, library, chinese, love triangle, teenage boy, communist, political activist, prostitute, corruption ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: suspense, realistic, touching, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, forces of nature, fear, tragic event, parents and children, tragedy, survivor, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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River (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
Plot: doctor, sexual assault, river, volunteer, murder, running from police, accused of murder, drunkenness, police, rape, american abroad, bar ...
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
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Privates on Parade (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: military, heroic mission, performer's life, war, gays and lesbians, wartime life, officers and cadets, jungle, coming out, anti war, gender, soldier ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
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Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, terrorism, politics, soldier, ship, heroic mission, escapades, losing-it hero, undercover, rivalry, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, asia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Jungle Fighters (1961)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they ...
Plot: soldier, jungle, anti war, army, main character dies, japanese army, stabbed with a bayonet, submachine gun, punched in the face, cigarette smoking, world war two, british soldier ...
Time: year 1942
Place: burma, southeast asia
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