Best Thai Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Thai Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting and tense. Plot: danger, rivalry, friendship, flashback, vengeance, violence, murder, blood, runaway and chase. Genre: Drama, Action and Thriller. Country: Thailand, USA and Spain.
Best Thai Movies
Best Thai Movies
TOP Movies: The Legend of Suriyothai (2001), The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010), Bad Genius (2017), The Hangover Part II (2011), Shutter (2004), The Impossible (2012), No Escape (2015), Extraction (2020), Chocolate (2008), Heart Attack (2015), Ong Bak 2 (2008), Love of Siam (2007), Pee Mak Phrakanong (2013), Alone (2007), 13 Beloved (2006), The Protector 2 (2013), The Pool (2018), Rambo (2008), My Girl (2003), Beautiful Boxer (2003).

List of Best Movies

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, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, battles, rivalry, betrayal, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, escapades, intrigue, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on a true historic figure, Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who went to Ayothaya in the 16th century and became a soldier in King Naresuan's army. After the war in Burma it's restless in Ayothaya, because of a mysterious group ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, vengeance, disorder, military, martial arts, gang, soldier, misfit, village, crimes, fish out of water ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 19K
Bad Genius (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lynn, a brilliant student, after helping her friends to get the grades they need, develops the idea of starting a much bigger exam-cheating business.
Style: psychological, humorous, disturbing, tense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, father daughter relationship, brunette, mastermind, escapades, friendship, hopes, rivalry, prodigy, resourceful, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, australia, sydney australia
Is relevant ?
The Hangover Part II (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, hung over, wedding, disappearance, dentist, sting operation, memory loss, silly humor, weirdo, friends, drugs/alcohol, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, thailand, usa, los angeles, bangkok thailand ...
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 7.1
 42K
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: twist ending, scary, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, car accident, nightmare, supernatural, polaroid, suicide, photographer, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 207K
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, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 81K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 170K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, swat team, ex special forces, mercenary, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, human trafficking, kidnapping, death threat, crime boss, jungle ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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 7.0
 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, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, debt, martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, financial problem, treatment, parents and children, deadly, danger, rage, exile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 2K
Heart Attack (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-worker freelancer who falls in love with a doctor. While his life is getting worse every second. He must find the way to release his life to the beyond of everything.
Style: light, entertaining, romantic, captivating, dark
Plot: workaholic, doctor, surrealism, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, problem solving, coping, love story, male female relationship, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 30K
Ong Bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, weird, harsh, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, destiny, one man army, vengeance, obsessive quest, danger, rivalry, human spirit, obsession, graphic violence ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, middle ages
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 4K
Love of Siam (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, missing person, musician, loss of child, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, best friends, supportive parent, dysfunctional character, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
Is relevant ?
Pee Mak Phrakanong (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Some time during the Rattanakosin Kingdom, Mak becomes a soldier and has to leave his pregnant wife Nak at home in Phra Khanong. In the distant frontline he meets four soldiers who become his best friends. Menwhile his wife Nak struggles to give ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: true love, ghost, supernatural, couples, child birth, romance, friendship, couple relations, childbirth, village, gossip and rumors, supernatural romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra (2018)
Genre: Animation
Country: Thailand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When the mystical kingdom of Ramathep is besieged by a monstrous army of Yaksa Clan, the faith of the kingdom lies in a young Muay Thai warrior determined to use a sacred weapon -the 9th Satra- to restore peace to the kingdom.
Style: exciting, entertaining, intense, captivating, scenic
Plot: friendship, heroic mission, adventure, legends and myths, prophecy, martial arts, mentor, warrior, magical, good versus evil, artifact, danger ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 5K
Alone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "ALONE" tells the story of Pim who moved from Thailand to Korea to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a conjoined twin. Flashbacks to Pim's childhood show how the bittersweet relationship with her sister, and their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, twins, siamese twins, twin sister, haunted by the past, dealing with death, supernatural, death of sister, psychologist, death in the family, unfulfillment, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bangkok thailand, thailand, south korea
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 6K
13 Beloved (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: debt, mysterious character, mind game, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, down on your luck, fictional game show, greed, deception, loss of job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
Is relevant ?
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, tough heroes, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 2K
The Pool (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Left alone to clean up a 6-meter-deep deserted pool, Day falls asleep on an inflatable raft. When he wakes, the water level has sunk so low that he can't climb out on his own. Stuck in the pool, Day screams for help, but the only thing that ...
Style: serious, psychotronic, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: alligator, escape, crocodile, animal horror, girlfriend boyfriend relationship, film set, swimming pool, survival, danger, dangerous animal, monster, animal life ...
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, lone hero, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, doctor, hostage, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 2K
My Girl (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood in 1980s Thailand. He remembers always being late to school, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, romance, love and romance, friendship, best friends, village life, love triangle, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, eating disorder, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
Beautiful Boxer (2003)
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, psychological, captivating, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, martial arts, gays and lesbians, gender bending, athlete's life, friendship, boxing, ambition, lifestyle, desire, muay thai ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, japan, bangkok thailand, california
Is relevant ?
The Billionaire (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, motivational, captivating, based on true events
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rise to the top, teenage protagonist, entrepreneur, intern, business, dream, get rich quick scheme, school, youth
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Dorm (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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: serious, bleak, touching, scary
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, ghost, coming of age, nightmare, rescue, little boy, boarding school, guilt, drowning, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, fighting the system, prodigy, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, injustice, politics, rivalry, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, dark, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, deadly, haunted house, ghost, black cat, death, evil spirit, paranormal activity, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
Is relevant ?
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason. She struggles to ...
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, best friends, social relations, friends, first love, schoolgirl, fall in love, education, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: thailand, asia, france
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 3K
4bia (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 240 min.
Story: 4bia or Phobia (Thai: สี่แพร่ง or See Prang) is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, black magic, car accident, drowning, mystery, supernatural, vengeance, woman in danger, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
6ixtynin9 (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. However, the people that left it there soon want it back.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: money, gangsters, serial killer, self defense, escape, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, woman in danger, disorder, deadly, chase, stolen money ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, tokyo, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 1K
May Who? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pong is a high-school geek who belongs to a group of high school outcasts known as the “Invisibles”, and enjoys letting his imagination run wild by drawing cartoons. May-Who is also one of the “Invisibles” and has an extraordinary secret: ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: secret, socially awkward, teenage boy, teenage girl, love triangle, friendship, low self esteem, prank, electrocution, shyness, school, supernatural ...
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 13K
Ong Bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, muay thai, village, one man army, heroes, kung fu, supernatural ability, deadly, reincarnation, destiny ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: thailand, asia
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