Movies and TV shows set in thailand

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in thailand ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, touching and stylized films and TV shows about / with danger, culture clash, brutality, rivalry, vengeance, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, revenge and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in Thailand, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as thailand: The Impossible (2012), Bangkok Hilton (1989), Chocolate (2008), The Beach (2000), Shutter (2004), Anna and the King (1999), 30 Degrees in February (2012), The Kick (2011), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), The Iron Ladies (2000).

List of movies set in thailand

 7.6
 181K
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: heartbreaking, suspense, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, tragedy, forces of nature, fear, disaster film, death, danger, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, interracial relations, betrayal, injustice, prison life, escape, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, london, australia ...
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 6.9
 17K
Chocolate (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, kung fu, martial arts, yakuza, vengeance, autism, gangsters, financial problem, treatment, crimes, parents and children, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 6.7
 211K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Plot: marijuana, beach, obsessive quest, utopia, delusion, island, survival, map, community, tourist, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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 7.1
 38K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: asian horror, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, polaroid, suicide, secret lover, danger, uncover truth, revenge, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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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, romantic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, politics, royal court, forbidden love, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: starting over, hopes, family life, follow your dream, immigrants, unfulfillment, teenage love, fish out of water, human nature, misfit, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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 5.6
 790
The Kick (2011)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: Thailand, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Korean family made up of taekwondo experts moves to Thailand, where they set up a taekwondo gym. However, one member of the family, Taeju, wants to become a famous pop singer instead. The family becomes famous after stopping treasure robbers.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: taekwondo, martial arts, parents and children, master warrior, hopes, heroes, follow your dream, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, workplace, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, running, one man army, master warrior, adventure, brutality, one against many, illegal fistfight, blood, thief, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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The Iron Ladies (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The two main characters, Mon and Jung, play two gay transvestites, who had been constantly overlooked by volleyball coaches because of their appearance. However, when a local team changes coaches, the new coach holds tryouts for a new team. When Mon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, volleyball, gay, coming out, gender bending, transvestism, against the odds, fighting the system, society, injustice, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
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 5.1
 10K
Elephant White (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loss of daughter, one man army, escapades, sex trafficking, tough heroes, vengeance, chases and races, danger, little girl, rescue, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 7.9
 885
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: musician, society, injustice, prodigy, ambition, politics, rebellion, lifestyle, rivalry, performer's life, music, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.8
 631
Slice (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A serial killer is preying on the rich and influential, exposing their sexual proclivities, dismembering them and dumping them and their severed body parts in various locations around Thailand. The police officer on the case is not even close to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending, serious
Plot: serial killer, hitman, killer, police detective, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, crimes, false accusation, psychopath, danger, race against time, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
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 3.5
 658
The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: adventure, escapades, heroes, love and romance, romance, master warrior, chases and races, treasure hunt, state affairs, dishonesty, adventurer, manhunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.6
 1K
Nang-Nak (1999)
Genre: Horror, Romance, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a rural village in Thailand, Mak (Winai Kraibutr) is sent to fight in a war and leaves his pregnant wife, Nak (Intira Jaroenpura). Mak is injured and barely survives. He returns home to his doting wife and child, or so he thinks.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, gloomy
Plot: ghost, death in childbirth, revenge, eclipse, social relations, village, pregnancy, true love, battles, supernatural romance, couples, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.9
 2K
Dorm (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Ton transfers to an all-boys boarding school, he's taunted by his peers and terrified by their tales about the ghosts that inhabit the school. Ton is utterly miserable -- until he befriends a mysterious fellow pupil.
Style: bleak, serious, touching, scary
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, ghost, boarding school, dormitory, rescue, nightmare, little boy, adultery, teenager, drowning, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.4
 45K
Kickboxer (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, revenge, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, siblings relations, escapades, contests and competitions, buddies, master warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: tsunami, natural disaster, survival, sea disaster, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, village life, danger, village, journalism, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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Hotel Very Welcome (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, twentysomething life, buddies, nightlife, rave, lifestyle, longing, society, human nature, self discovery, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, india, asia
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 5.4
 2K
Sacrifice! (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives, and after months of living with them, he marries the chief's daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: jungle, wilderness, cannibal, violence, photographer, river, captivity, survival, kidnapping, love affair, village life, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, asia, burma
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Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, martial arts, buddhist monk, gays and lesbians, friendship, boxing, gay, ambition, desire, friends, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, california
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 7.1
 4K
Teddy Bear (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bodybuilder, living with parents, thirtysomething life, love and romance, looking for love, girlfriend, mother son relationship, awkwardness, condom, helmet, brushing teeth, thirty something ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, denmark
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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, police brutality, smuggling, false accusation, heroin, drug dealing, escape attempt, airport, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, bangkok thailand ...
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Spirited Killer (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of travelers visiting the exotic forests of Thailand is suddenly attacked by a multi-weapon wielding maniac. Some manage to escape, others perish under his merciless blows. The maniac is the Spirited Killer, a forest dweller who kills anyone ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, escapades, master warrior, heroes, deadly, tough heroes, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, afterlife, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fun-filled trip to Thailand turns out to be a deadly one for four best friends when they accidentally killed the sister of a local sorcerer. When one of them mysteriously died upon returning the remaining trio discovers that a curse has been cast ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, scary, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, ghost, invisibility, gory, deadly, wizards and magicians, rivalry, best friends, life is a bitch, escapades, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong
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Belly of the Beast (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jake and Sunti go to meet Mongkol, the leader of the Abu Karaf. Mongkol confirms that ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Jantapan has worked to corner the narcotics and arms markets. Jake must engage in a battle that will put ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, one man army, terrorism, martial arts, cia, race against time, tough heroes, missing person, government agency, wiretap, crimes ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, washington d.c., hawaii
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The Bodyguard 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.
Style: semi serious, humorous, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, heroes, chases and races, working undercover, crimes, undercover, tough heroes, terrorism, one man army, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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 5.5
 266
Bitter/Sweet (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancée. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: village, cultural difference, coffee shop, estranged father, love, business trip, engaged couple, coffee, self discovery, culture clash, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.9
 9K
Mammoth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: globalization, maid, dysfunctional family, rich and poor, couple relations, solace, couples, family problems, social problems, family relations, lovers apart, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
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Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, stripper, friendship, gun, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, love and romance, crimes, love affair, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo
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