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, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with jungle, runaway, brutality, danger, betrayal, explosion, soldier, death, heroes and gun plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as southeast asia: Tropic Thunder (2008), Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982), The Ugly American (1963), Indochine (1992), Operation Rogue (2014), Preman Pensiun (2019), The Impossible (2012), The Quiet American (2002), Air America (1990), All Saints (2017).

List of movies set in southeast asia

Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, 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, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, jungle, satire, explosion, actor, disguise, profanity, chaos and mayhem, peril, filmmaking, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
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Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: wild animal, jungle, hotel manager, spy, love interest, adventurer, animal lover, world war two, sultan, imperial japan, smuggler, big game hunter ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: southeast asia, asia, singapore
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The Ugly American (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: politics, rebellion, revolution, military coup, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, imperialism, chaos, injustice, culture clash, idealism, anti war ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: southeast asia, asia, indochina
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, naval officer, love triangle, adoption, arranged marriage, cabaret, communism, navy, communist, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, indochina, southeast asia, france ...
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
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Preman Pensiun (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, exciting, entertaining
Plot: vengeance, disorder, friendship, family, misfit, adventure, danger, gangsters, drunkenness, betrayal, family relations, greed ...
Place: southeast asia, indonesia
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, 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: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, love triangle, journalism, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina, saigon, southeast asia ...
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Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, pilot, military life, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, helicopter, airplane, drug smuggling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, cambodia, los angeles
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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 ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: refugee, pastor, church, salesman, husband wife relationship, farming, farmer, faith, garden, farm, old photograph, hopes ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, nashville tennessee
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Emmanuelle II (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very puzzled by their openness.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian rape, voyeurism, lesbian, lesbian cunnilingus, gays and lesbians, looking for sex, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, southeast asia
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Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A team of maritime salvage workers are about to embark on a recovery dive. However the 1883 Krakatoa Volcano eruption provides more pressing problems.
Style: disaster movie, serious, tense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, rescue, tsunami, volcano, daring rescue, danger, save the day, adventure, adventurer, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: southeast asia, asia, indonesia
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Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, battles, soldier, jungle warfare, escapades, buddies, heroes, war, military, danger, chaos ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: burma, japan, asia, pacific ocean, southeast asia
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Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped beind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, behind enemy lines, stoners, chaos, gory, heroes, escapades, adventure, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, saigon, asia
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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, military life, heroic mission, danger, daring rescue, military, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., thailand, asia ...
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1898. Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish troops in the Philippines Have to fight for their lives as they are forgot by the Spanish Empire
Plot: siege, church, military, hallucination, paranoia, desertion, jungle, disease, tribute, respect, rain forest, drugs ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: the philippines, spain, usa, 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: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soul music, music band, vietnam war, family relations, girl group, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, goodhearted, musical tour, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, new south wales, melbourne ...
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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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, suspense
Plot: cyberpunk, terrorism, conspiracy, injustice, police, investigation, trap, military police, interrogation, murder, soldier, criminal ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, southeast asia, tokyo
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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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: animal attack, island, human animal relationship, father daughter relationship, scaffold, little girl, asian woman, hunting, ruins, novelist, rain, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Double Target (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy, Philippines, India
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: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: car bomb, kicking in a door, news report, uzi, ak 47, pistol, car accident, statue, foot chase, freedom fighter, flashlight, jumping from a car ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, bangkok thailand, vietnam, malaysia, thailand ...
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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.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense
Plot: accused of murder, sexual assault, doctor, river, running from police, murder, volunteer, pursuit, false accusation, chase, manhunt, runaway ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand, laos, bangkok thailand, asia, southeast 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: military, bittersweet, power relations, battles, anti war, coming out, heroic mission, world war two, heroes, performer's life, gays and lesbians, 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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, heroes, politics, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, losing-it hero, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, russia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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Jungle Fighters (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
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 ...
Style: suspense
Plot: soldier, world war two, british army, anti war, jungle, army, abandoned building, sergeant, submachine gun, racial slur, lighting a cigarette, bayonet ...
Time: year 1942
Place: burma, southeast asia
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Nam's Angels (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Some bikers are hired by the CIA during the Vietnam War to rescue a captured agent from the clutches of the Red Chinese army. After a round of drinking, fighting, and whoring around, the cycle gang, led by Big Bill Smith, fix up their Yamahas with ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran, death, gangster, swat team, battles, gangsters, commando unit, drug use, battle, escape, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
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Clash of the Empires (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along with his father and sister, must seek help from the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, light, sincere
Plot: dragon, giant spider, prehistoric man, giant lizard, midget, sword and sorcery, miniature person, dwarf
Place: southeast asia, indonesia
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Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, chinatown, gangsters, police detective, racism, crime, crimes, police corruption, violence spree, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
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Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, bookies, communist, naivete, cia, communism, debt, bridge, cold war, wealth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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Lord Jim (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
Style: epic, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, tunnel, shame, honor, cowardice, haunted by the past, starting over, imperialism, sea disaster, leadership, downfall, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 80s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, cambodia
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, royal family, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, forbidden love, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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