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, suspenseful, touching, rough and stylized films and TV shows about / with danger, culture clash, vengeance, brutality, rivalry, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, escapades and blood 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), The Beach (2000), Bangkok Hilton (1989), Chocolate (2008), Anna and the King (1999), 30 Degrees in February (2012), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Elephant White (2011), The Overture (2004), Slice (2009).

List of movies set in thailand

 7.6
 175K
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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 6.6
 206K
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, exciting, tense, 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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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, betrayal, interracial relations, prison life, injustice, father, escape, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, australia, london ...
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 7.0
 16K
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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: debt, martial arts, martial arts school, autism, yakuza, vengeance, gangsters, financial problem, righting the wronged, the underworld, danger, treatment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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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, stylized, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, social differences, 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, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: family life, starting over, hopes, interracial relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, follow your dream, teenage love, couples, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, danger, bet, destruction, sadism, running, anger, thief, robbery, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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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: one man army, hitman, loss of daughter, escapades, sex trafficking, chases and races, tough heroes, danger, vengeance, rescue, one against many, arms dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 8.0
 872
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, captivating, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, rebellion, injustice, politics, ambition, rivalry, life is a bitch, performer's life, lifestyle, society, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.9
 611
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: serious, rough, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, serial killer, killer, friendship, ultimatum, rape, abuse, psychopath, sexual abuse, false accusation, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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 3.4
 653
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, serious, rough, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: escapades, master warrior, romance, adventure, state affairs, chases and races, love and romance, treasure hunt, heroes, royal family, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 7.0
 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: scary, touching, bleak, serious
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, friendship, coming of age, boarding school, little boy, rescue, nightmare, guilt, dormitory, adultery, swimming pool, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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 6.4
 44K
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, exciting, rough, serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, sport, vengeance, contests and competitions, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, bar fight, buddies, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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 5.8
 774
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: martial arts, taekwondo, family in danger, workplace, danger, kidnapping, family relations, rescue, heroes, follow your dream, crimes, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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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, survival, sea disaster, society, village, village life, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, journalism, danger, natural disaster
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, friends, disorder, nightlife, longing, human nature, society, lifestyle, rave, culture clash, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, india, asia
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 5.5
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, wilderness, cannibal, photographer, violence, river, love affair, gory, deadly, animal life, crimes, village ...
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, captivating, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, martial arts, buddhist monk, gays and lesbians, friendship, boxing, gay, gender, lifestyle, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, california
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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, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, gay, transsexual, coming out, underdog, working class, injustice, misfit, gender, society, gender bending, fighting the system ...
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, serious
Plot: bodybuilder, love and romance, living with parents, looking for love, thirtysomething life, girlfriend, mother son relationship, taxi, water bottle, beach, jealousy, hotel room ...
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, escape attempt, airport, false accusation, heroin, drug dealing, smuggling, police brutality, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, 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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, martial arts, psychopath, survival, tough heroes, danger, afterlife, master warrior, deadly, heroes, slasher, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
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, semi serious, humorous, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, ghost, invisibility, wizards and magicians, best friends, danger, curses spells and rituals, life is a bitch, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly, gory ...
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, rescue, cia, wiretap, heroes, retiring, tough heroes, missing person, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: thailand, asia, hawaii, washington d.c.
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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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, danger, tough heroes, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, kidnapping, one man army, terrorism, working undercover, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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 5.6
 264
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: village, business trip, coffee shop, estranged father, cultural difference, family farm, love, engaged couple, coffee, countryside, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: globalization, maid, dysfunctional family, power of love, lovers apart, parents and children, couple relations, rich and poor, hotshot, business venture, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
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Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: stylized, rough, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, stripper, gun, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, fall in love, love and romance, mute or deaf, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo
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 6.9
 744
The Unseeable (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1934 Siam, the story involves a young pregnant woman named Nualjin who's searching for her missing husband. She comes to stay in the spooky rural mansion of a widow, Runjuan.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: pregnancy, ghost, danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, mystery, curses spells and rituals, estate, deadly, haunted house, supernatural, human flesh ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: thailand, asia
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 5.5
 8K
Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, gag humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, wealth, communist, cold war, debt, bridge, cia, communism, chase, jungle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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