Movies and TV shows set in saigon

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in saigon ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, talky, emotional and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with vietnam war, betrayal, photograph, runaway, brutality, storytelling, culture clash, friendship, society and war plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, Vietnam, UK and other countries.
saigon movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as saigon: Noble (2014), Owl and the Sparrow (2007), Monsoon (2019), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), The Beautiful Country (2004), Lost in Paradise (2011), Cyclo (1995), Cop Game (1988), Vietnam (1987), The Quiet American (2002).

List of movies set in saigon

Noble (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Vietnam
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, emotional, feminist film ...
Plot: poverty, orphan, strong female lead, catholic orphanage, father daughter relationship, social activism, female protagonist, social injustice, empowerment, youth, hopes, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: ireland, saigon, vietnam, asia
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Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: serious, sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: matchmaking, youth, orphan, couples, friendship, grownups, street kid, optimism, society, romance, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, saigon, vietnam
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Monsoon (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kit can’t remember much of his native Vietnam. When he returns to the Land of the Golden Star for the first time in over thirty years, he takes in his local surroundings as any Western tourist would, and the environment is as exotic as the ...
Style: romantic, psychological, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay couple, lgbt, gay love, gay relationship, talking about love, sex talk, cousin cousin relationship, interracial romance, brother brother relationship, interracial relations, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vietnam, saigon
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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, military, soldier, adultery, corruption, patriotism, peasant, ambassador, womanizer, warrior, helicopter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia
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The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, stereotypes, life philosophy, loneliness, secrets, betrayal, social misfits, social differences, self discovery, society, immigrants, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, texas, saigon, california, new york ...
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Lost in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gay, gay asian, prostitute, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love affair, gay hustler, theft, pimp, mentally challenged, friends, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, stylized, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: poverty, vietnam war, gangsters, gang, coming of age, youth, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, violence, drugs, poetry ...
Time: 90s
Place: saigon, hong kong, vietnam, asia
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Cop Game (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the final days of the Vietnam War, someone is killing the officers of the elite Cobra Force. Two undercover M.P.'s are assigned to the case. The trail leads from the streets of Saigon to the war zone.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: vietnam war, commando, traitor, prostitute, jungle, revenge, conspiracy, party, drugs, secret police, secret agents, police officer killed ...
Time: 70s
Place: saigon, vietnam, thailand
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Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman becomes an anti war activist when she sees what is happening in Veitnam after the Australians got involved.
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war, election, rape and murder, anti war protest, schoolgirl, minefield, family reunited, hospital, village, execution, nightclub ...
Time: 60s
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam
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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: thought provoking, realistic, intense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, love triangle, cia, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, moral ambiguity, spy, tragedy, complex characters, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, london, southeast asia, indochina, saigon ...
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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: humorous, feel good, sweet, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, girl group, friendship, music band, family relations, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, goodhearted, musical tour ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: australia, vietnam, saigon, england, southeast asia ...
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, on the run, drug trade, greed, police corruption, homecoming, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: vietnam, california, los angeles, saigon, asia ...
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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: sexy, epic, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, colonialism, women, love story, adoption, love triangle, naval officer, beautiful scenery, sexual content, war, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia, indochina, france ...
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: funny, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, radio, radio dj, military, violence, satire, anti war, death, war, rebellion, friendship, teaching ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, iraq, saigon, asia
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Revenge in Olympia (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In the middle of a desperate search for his well-connected American father, a young Vietnamese boy named Dustin decides -- ill-advisedly -- to spend a romantic night in the woods with his gay lover. News of a brutal bias attack on the couple by a ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: gay, interracial sex, gay interest, man in a wheelchair, prejudice, personal trainer, abduction, child sexual abuse, hospital, motor home, discrimination, billiards ...
Place: thailand, los angeles, vietnam, saigon
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Furie (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.
Style: suspense, serious
Plot: human trafficking, martial arts, female assassin, mother daughter relationship, crimes, strong female lead, life is a bitch, murderer, chase, dishonesty, one man army, violence ...
Place: vietnam, saigon
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Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, behind enemy lines, vietcong, battles, stoners, chaos, heroes, military, war, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, southeast asia
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Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, stylized, visually appealing, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, serial killer, war, murder, bdsm, crimes, police investigation, undercover, investigation, military, violence, prostitution ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, australia, asia, saigon
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Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gay, friendship, photographer, father son relationship, love triangle, life is a bitch, society, submissive woman, urban ghetto life, poverty, birth control, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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Frankie's House (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: In 1964 in Laos, young Tim Page discovers his vocation as a photojournalist and is given a job, a camera, and a trip to Vietnam. There, he learns the ropes, learns about the war first in Saigon, and then "in country" on patrol with troops. ...
Plot: vietnam war, photographer, war photographer, vietcong, journalism, boat, helicopter, motorcycle, tank, execution, brothel, photograph ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, french riviera, england, saigon, laos
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Operation C.I.A. (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young CIA agent is assigned to Saigon to stop a planned political assassination.
Plot: spy, vietnam war, espionage, cia, sports car, fistfight, u.s. marine, taxi, hotel, airport, snake, buddhist temple ...
Place: saigon
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Fist of Glory (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Vietnam. The last days of the war. A crack squad of Army special forces commandos led by Johnny Reynolds undertakes an unauthorized combat mission behind enemy lines with disasterous results.
Plot: martial arts, vietnam war, competition, fight, martial arts tournament, friendship between men, ak 47, illegal fistfight, underground tournament, jungle, gladiator, rescue mission ...
Place: vietnam, saigon
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Vietnam Texas (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A priest (Robert Ginty) learns that he fathered a child during his tour of duty in Vietnam and that the mother and child has relocated to Houston, Texas in the Little Saigon quarters. Searching for them, he also finds massive prejudice against the ...
Style: political
Plot: vietnam war, priest, veteran, fishing, racism, prejudice, vietnam veteran
Place: houston texas, saigon
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A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The year is 1974. A young Hong Kong Chinese, Mark (Chow Yun-Fat), travels to Saigon to make his fortune. There, he encounters a mysterious femme fatale, the lovely Kit. As he becomes more involved in her various underworld deals, a tragic romance ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, gang, rivalry, daring rescue, vengeance, master criminal, gangsters, crimes, friendship, love triangle, violence, death of father ...
Place: hong kong, vietnam, saigon
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: scenic, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, love, poetry, culture clash, catastrophe, honest, leprosy, happy ending, women, philosophy, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, new jersey, asia, saigon
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Saint-Ex (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Plot: writers, aviation, world war two, pilot, unhappiness, bombing, cousin cousin relationship, flying, novelist, cow, bible, wedding dress ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: cairo egypt, paris france, argentina, mediterranean sea, saigon ...
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Path to War (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: From director John Frankenheimer ('The Manchurian Candidate') comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way our country goes to war--as seen from inside the LBJ ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, political
Plot: vietnam war, politics, white house, political corruption, military, state affairs, campaign, heroes, head of state, assassination attempt, idealism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966
Place: vietnam, asia, pentagon, saigon, texas
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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sexy, erotic, allegory, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: music, animal abuse, peasant, coming of age, youth, master and servant, friendship, cooking, death, existentialism, catastrophe, solitude ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: funny, touching, unusual plot structure, splatter, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, vengeance, orphan, fight, car chase, violence, chase, torture, revenge, happy ending, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, bangkok thailand, saigon, thailand ...
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Saigon Eclipse (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Saigon Eclipse is inspired by the "Story of Kieu", the classic Vietnamese epic poem written by Nguyen Du in the early 19th century. Our story revisits and updates the poem's principal themes of filial devotion, redemption and ...
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, woman in danger, heroes, family problems, destiny, impossible love, romance, crimes, love and romance, lovers on the run, young lovers, strong female presence ...
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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