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 exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with jungle, danger, death, soldier, explosion, martial arts, shot to death, military, brutality and rescue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Singapore, UK and other countries.
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southeast asia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as southeast asia: Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982), The Ugly American (1963), Tropic Thunder (2008), Preman Pensiun (2019), All Saints (2017), Operation Rogue (2014), Krakatoa: East of Java (1968), Merrill's Marauders (1962), Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).

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, world war two, spy, trapper, imperial japan, smuggler, animal lover, adventurer, hotel manager, love interest, sultan
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, disturbing, thought provoking, serious
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, military coup, fighting the system, life is a bitch, heroes, political unrest, imperialism, chaos, state affairs, culture clash ...
Time: 1950s
Place: southeast asia, asia
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 7.0
 365K
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, actor, disguise, chaos and mayhem, peril, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, danger, rivalry, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
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 7.3
 105
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, entertaining, exciting
Plot: friendship, vengeance, disorder, family, adventure, danger, misfit, family relations, gangsters, drunkenness, betrayal, marriage ...
Place: indonesia, southeast asia
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 6.0
 1K
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, school bus, farmer, garden, farming, farm, refugees, faith ...
Place: southeast asia, 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, military, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, crimes, heroes, rescue, bomb, timebomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
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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, suspenseful, tense, serious, 70mm film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, rescue, ship, volcano, treasure hunt, heroes, obsessive quest, chases and races, adventure, escapades, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: indonesia, asia, southeast asia
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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, rough, realistic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, jungle, soldier, injustice, anti war, campaign, escapades, heroes, war, chaos, battles, wartime life ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: burma, japan, asia, 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: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, violence, behind enemy lines, danger, against the odds, gory, apocalypse, chaos, heroes, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, southeast 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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, iraq war, rescue, cia, saddam hussein, military life, daring rescue, heroic mission, danger, military, escapades, tough heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, thailand, tennessee, asia ...
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It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.
Style: sitcom
Plot: entertainer, army, british humour, military, colony, servant, singer, world war two, coward, british empire, colonel, bald man ...
Time: 1940s
Place: asia, india, southeast asia, burma
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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, war, paranoia, food, military, hallucination, tomb, sea, machete, jungle, beach ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century
Place: spain, asia, southeast asia, united states
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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, suspenseful, serious, asian horror
Plot: supernatural, evil spirit, rivalry, grandmother granddaughter relationship, loner, revenge, prostitute, witch, spell, grandmother, supernatural ability, danger ...
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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 5.1
 7K
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, nostalgic, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: surfing, ninja, martial arts, revolution, surf, adventure, family, righting the wronged, siblings relations, legends and myths, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, southeast asia, vietnam, asia ...
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 7.0
 13K
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: humorous, captivating, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music band, vietnam war, girl group, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, family relations, musical tour, goodhearted, showbiz, soul music ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, melbourne, southeast asia ...
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 6.1
 59K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, black ops, secret agents, martial arts, secret agent, terrorist, political corruption, danger, machismo, terrorist group, bravery, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, 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: massacre, dead children, opium, vietnam war veteran, atrocity, death, murder, vietnam veteran, money, baby, child execution, mass child killing ...
Place: usa, southeast asia, thailand
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 5.3
 17K
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, disturbing, captivating, exciting, light ...
Plot: alien, survival, invasion, danger, chase, death, murder, transformation, warrior, fight to the death, fear, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 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 ...
Style: psychological, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: cyberpunk, terrorism, conspiracy, injustice, police, investigation, trap, manhunt, interrogation, soldier, military police, criminal ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, southeast asia
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 3.6
 202
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: ruin, novelist, sister sister relationship, bus, gasoline, mother daughter relationship, dog, camera, little girl, tourist, tour guide, asian woman ...
Place: asia, thailand, southeast asia
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 4.8
 194
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: psychotronic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: freedom fighter, hut, sonar, helicopter pilot, russian accent, war veteran, abandoned building, flare gun, watching television, righteous rage, bilingualism, father son reunion ...
Place: malaysia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand, thailand, vietnam ...
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 5.1
 167
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, exploitation, flashback, abuse, exploding helicopter, investigation, beating, torture, colonel, corporal punishment, ex marine, vietnam war veteran ...
Place: southeast asia, vietnam, 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 ...
Style: nostalgic
Plot: sibling rivalry, dysfunctional family, pub, temple, anniversary, sister sister relationship, chef, birthday, cinema, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, old couple
Place: singapore, southeast asia
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 5.3
 73
Deathfight (1993)
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: love interest, fight, sex scene, framed for murder, businessman, female nudity, revenge, police, murder of wife, martial arts, topless, car chase ...
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: war hero, canoe, japanese occupation, flower, grenade, airfield, driving, interracial friendship, on the road, jungle, pow, 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: amusement park, motel, swimming pool, chinese, teacher, on the road, highway
Place: southeast asia
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 6.3
 412
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: first person narration, mathematics, friendship, death penalty, hashish, tourist, self sacrifice, airport, drugs, capital punishment, punishment, moral dilemma ...
Place: southeast asia, paris france
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Black Magic Part II (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 92 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, female nudity, spitting blood, hand chopped off, spell, curse, breast feeding, breast suckling, peeping tom, ghost, worm ...
Place: southeast asia
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 6.3
 306
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: tradition, temple, goddess, terminal illness, duo, kitsch, glamour, death, mute, gay interest, mother daughter relationship, singer ...
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: secretary, chinese, job interview, cell phone, earring, heart attack, housewife, greed, condominium, insurance agent, parking ticket, country club ...
Place: southeast asia, singapore
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