Southeast Asian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

My favourite region on Earth :)

OK here are the tallies:

Cambodia 1
Indonesia 13
Malaysia 1
Philippines 22
Singapore 4
Thailand 17
Vietnam 8

As far as I can see, there are none from Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Brunei, or East Timor.

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1.
The Rice People (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries"... (125 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
“ Cambodia ” - kingwilson
 
2.
Naga bonar (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Naga Bonar is a pickpocket. During the withdrawal of the Japanese occupying forces from Indonesia in 1945 he declares himself a general of the Liberation Forces. Soon a mask becomes his true self, and he becomes a true soldier and patriot. (95 mins.)
Director: M.T. Risyaf
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
3.
Tjoet Nja' Dhien (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in 1896, Tjoet Nja Dhien celebrates one of Indonesia's great heroes who fought for independence from the Dutch... (150 mins.)
Director: Eros Djarot
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
4.
Langitku rumahku (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This is a story about two boys, Andri and Gempol. Andri is rich, educated but unhappy. Lonely and neglected by his parents... (103 mins.)
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
5.
Bibir Mer (1992)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Arifin C. Noer
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
6.
Leaf on a Pillow (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady's eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world of adults. (83 mins.)
Director: Garin Nugroho
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
7.
Sri (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Sri is a village girl married to Hendro, a 70-year old Javanese aristocrat. When Hendro falls ill, she has to nurse him back to health and negotiates with the God of Death not to take him away. (102 mins.)
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
8.
Ca-bau-kan (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman, given up for adoption when she was young, returns from Holland to Indonesia to find out about her parents. She is about to discover a shocking truth... (120 mins.)
Director: Nia Di Nata
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
9.
Biola tak berdawai (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman with a dark past dedicates herself to taking care of multi-handicapped children. When a young musician comes into her life, she is forced to face her history, or it will destroy her future. (99 mins.)
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
10.
Gie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Soe Hok Gie is an activist who lived in the sixties. Set in the darkest era of Indonesian modern history, GIE is an interpretation of what happened based on his journal. (147 mins.)
Director: Riri Riza
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
11.
Love for Share (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Nia Di Nata
“ Indonesia LOL @ English title ” - kingwilson
 
12.
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
13.
Jamila and the President (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(87 mins.)
Director: Ratna Sarumpaet
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
14.
How Funny (This Country Is) (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Deddy Mizwar
“ Indonesia ” - kingwilson
 
15.
A Legendary Love (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In the late 15th century, a forbidden romance blossoms between Gusti Putri, a Javanese Hindu princess and Hang Tuah, a Malay Muslim warrior from Melaka, against a backdrop of war and mysticism. (145 mins.)
Director: Teong Hin Saw
“ Malaysia ” - kingwilson
 
16.
Genghis Khan (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Temujin, who later became Genghis Khan is wise, or sometimes cunning. He goes through several heroic episodes; competing at the Man of Men contest... (88 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
17.
Anak dalita (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(119 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
18.
The Moises Padilla Story (1961)
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Based on actual events, "The Moises Padilla Story" tells of a man's gallant stand, courage and struggle to fight an oligarchic governor who commands a private army to enforce his repressions of freedom.
Director: Gerardo de Leon
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
19.
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
20.
Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community. (136 mins.)
Director: Eddie Romero
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
21.
Of the Flesh (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(123 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
22.
Bayan ko: Kapit sa patalim (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Arturo and his wife, Luz Manalastas, both work in a printing press. After Luz becomes pregnant, Arturo ("Turing") is forced to ask for a raise... (108 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
23.
Harvest Home (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(103 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
24.
Segurista (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the daytime, Karen is an insurance saleswoman in Manila, but in the evening she works as an escort in a club... (111 mins.)
Director: Tikoy Aguiluz
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
25.
Milagros (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Milagros is a prostitute who becomes the maid of a family of four men. With them, she finds the family she never had... (130 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
26.
In the Navel of the Sea (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor... (116 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
27.
The Kite (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Though widowed ex-cop Homer is a kindly father to his ten-year old son Rex, he is considered to be something... (87 mins.)
Director: Gil Portes
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
28.
Anak (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago... (135 mins.)
Director: Rory B. Quintos
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
29.
In the Bosom of the Enemy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After her husband was arrested from being a Guerilla warrior, Pilar agreed to be a wet nurse to the... (101 mins.)
Director: Gil M. Portes
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
30.
Mga munting tinig (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Nice movie and the character was so good. (109 mins.)
Director: Gil M. Portes
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
31.
The Seventies (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship. (128 mins.)
Director: Chito S. Roño
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
32.
Crying Ladies (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A whimsical comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally. (111 mins.)
Director: Mark Meily
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
33.
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities. (100 mins.)
Director: Auraeus Solito
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
34.
Donsol (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
About two lonely people who met during the whaleshark watching season in Donsol, Sorsogon. (105 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
35.
Ploning (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(106 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
36.
Ded na si Lolo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A large family with lots of issues gather together to mourn the death of the family patriarch. But getting... (90 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
37.
Noy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Desperate to find means of support for his family, Noy (Coco Martin) fakes his credentials to get a job as a TV journalist... (104 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - kingwilson
 
38.
Jiang shan mei ren (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
“ Singapore NOTE: Though the IMDB page states it's a Hong Kong movie, I'm certain this is the correct film. ” - kingwilson
 
39.
Be with Me (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died... (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
“ Singapore ” - kingwilson
 
40.
881 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story is about two good friends who grew up with genuine love for the Getai culture, a form of art with stage and song performances... (115 mins.)
Director: Royston Tan
“ Singapore ” - kingwilson
 
41.
My Magic (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A single dad looks to give up drinking and his bartender job in order to impress his son and find work as a magician. (75 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
“ Singapore ” - kingwilson
 
42.
Nam Pu (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(130 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
43.
The Elephant Keeper (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Chai, a forestry official, tells a campfire tale about his first days on the job and why he believes the forest is protected by an elephant's spirit... (136 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
44.
Song for Chao Phraya (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The film focuses on the lives of three boat people on Chao Phraya - Sang, Prang and Tubtim - who load sand from Chainart... (107 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
45.
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
46.
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
47.
Who Is Running? (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Everything seems to be going well for Jiab and Wan, a young couple looking forward to their impending marriage...
Director: Oxide Chun Pang
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
48.
6ixtynin9 (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However... (118 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
49.
The Moonhunter (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Moonhunter tells a true story of two young Thai revolutionaries. Seksan Prasertkul, a fearless student leader... (107 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
50.
Transistor Love Story (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village... (90 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
51.
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister. (112 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
52.
The Overture (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music... (103 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
53.
The Tin Mine (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Set in 1950 and based on the series of autobiographical short stories by Archin Panjabhan, the beginning... (111 mins.)
Director: Jira Maligool
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
54.
Ahimsa: Stop to Run (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ahingsa (Boriwat Yuto) is a petty thug who lives a carefree life with his friends in the high-tech world of modern Thailand... (90 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
55.
The Legend of Naresuan: Part 2 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Prince Naresuan is now the crown prince of Ayutthaya and the king of Burma is dead. While the new Burmese king is waging war... (165 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
56.
Love of Siam (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had. (154 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
57.
Best of Times (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Some people spend most of their lives trying to forget their first love, but some spend a lifetime reminiscing about their last love... (117 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
58.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee recalls his many past lives. (114 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - kingwilson
 
59.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
60.
Gate, gate, paragate (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Quang Minh Hô
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
61.
Three Seasons (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor... (113 mins.)
Director: Tony Bui
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
62.
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end... (112 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
“ Vietnam (What a cool title!) ” - kingwilson
 
63.
The Buffalo Boy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere... (102 mins.)
Director: Minh Nguyen-Vo
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
64.
Pao's Story (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, the film tells the story of a Hmong tribe girl named Pao... (98 mins.)
Director: Quang Hai Ngo
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
65.
The White Silk Dress (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Wartime epic involving a poverty-stricken family who struggle to make ends meet, and the mother who does the unthinkable to provide her daughters with the traditional silk dresses required to attend school. (142 mins.)
Director: Luu Huynh
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson
 
66.
Don't Burn (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the spring of 2005, an old mother living in Hanoi receives a diary. The diary carries the notes of... (100 mins.)
Director: Dang Nhat Minh
“ Vietnam ” - kingwilson