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 realistic, serious, rough, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with danger, rivalry, culture clash, vengeance, escapades, blood, betrayal, catastrophe, dialogue and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in Thailand, USA, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as thailand: The Impossible (2012), Bangkok Hilton (1989), 30 Degrees in February (2012), Chocolate (2008), Sacrifice! (1972), Kickboxer (1989), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), The Beach (2000), Shutter (2004), Anna and the King (1999).

List of movies set in thailand

 7.6
 202K
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, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: prison, heroin, injustice, smuggling, escape, prison life, interracial relations, betrayal, false accusation, life is a bitch, fighting the system, father ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, london, australia ...
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30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, self discovery, family relations, culture clash, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, debt, martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, treatment, financial problem, parents and children, deadly, crimes, exile, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 5.4
 2K
Sacrifice! (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Romance
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, scary, sexy ...
Plot: hostage, jungle, wilderness, nudity (full frontal - brief), river, photographer, cannibal, violence, kidnapping, village, village life, captivity ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, asia, burma
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 6.5
 50K
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: realistic, serious, exciting, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, vengeance, revenge, hopes, master warrior, graphic violence, muay thai, fight, mentor, fighting movie, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, master warrior, wrestler, anger, robbery, bet, theft, thief, sadism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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 6.7
 224K
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, tense, serious, scenic, stylized ...
Plot: utopia, marijuana, tourist, obsessive quest, adventurer, desire, secret place, island, beach, hippie, delusion, map ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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 7.1
 41K
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: scary, twist ending, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, photographer, polaroid, suicide, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
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, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, royal family, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, social differences, culture clash, palace, politics, death sentence, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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 5.6
 822
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: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: taekwondo, martial arts, follow your dream, family business, rescue, heroes, workplace, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, crimes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 3.5
 671
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: epic, realistic, serious, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: treasure hunt, royal family, state affairs, dishonesty, adventurer, adventure, rivalry, love and romance, political unrest, romance, master warrior, manhunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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Hotel Very Welcome (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, contemplative, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: tourist, self discovery, travel, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, society, longing, rave, tourism, buddies, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, india, asia
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, transvestite, volleyball, transvestism, gay, coming out, gender bending, against the odds, gay athlete, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
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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: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: mother son relationship, bodybuilder, looking for love, love and romance, living with parents, vacation, family disapproval, thirtysomething life, girlfriend, moving, domineering mother, lip synching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, denmark, asia
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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: rough, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, undercover, working undercover, deadly, danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, laos
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 5.5
 268
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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, village, love, business trip, cultural difference, coffee shop, self discovery, fall in love, disorder, lifestyle, fish out of water, wedding ring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, danger, protagonist as suspect, martial arts, rivalry, motorcycle chase, chases and races, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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 5.1
 10K
Elephant White (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loss of daughter, one man army, escapades, sex trafficking, chases and races, danger, vengeance, foot chase, rescue, arms dealer, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 7.9
 914
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: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, lifestyle, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, injustice, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rescue, slasher, serial killer, escapades, deadly, danger, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, humorous, offbeat, scary, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, ghost, invisibility, rivalry, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, gory, wizards and magicians, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, rescue, martial arts, one man army, race against time, crimes, danger, lone wolves, government agency, wiretap, parents and children ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, hawaii, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 10K
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: thought provoking, sincere, melancholic, depressing, contemplative ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, maid, family problems, moral dilemma, parents and children, corporate world, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, mother, family relations, globalization ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: thailand, new york, the philippines, asia, usa ...
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Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, 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: tense, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, friendship, gangsters, love affair, mute or deaf, danger, deadly, rivalry, killer, assassination, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo
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 5.6
 9K
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, cold war, wealth, naivete, debt, bridge, cia, communism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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 6.7
 2K
Bang Rajan (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: axe, battles, battlefield, warrior, resistance, battle, massacre, army, leader, sword fight, village, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: thailand, burma, asia, massachusetts
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, battles, betrayal, rivalry, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A golden bullet has 007 engraved on it as it smashes into the secret service headquarters. The bullet came from the professional killer Scaramanga who has yet to miss a target and James Bond begins a mission to try and stop him.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret service, espionage, chase, assassin, dwarf, undercover, secret agents, gold, martial arts, karate, duel ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, bangkok thailand, england ...
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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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