Best Movies about Cambodia

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1. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 45,101 | Gross: $34.70M

2. Holy Lola (2004)

128 min | Drama

6.6
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The trials and tribulations of a French couple's efforts to adopt an orphan baby in Cambodia.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Isabelle Carré, Bruno Putzulu, Lara Guirao

Votes: 620

3. S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (2003)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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75 Metascore

A unique documentary on the notorious S-21 prison, today the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with testimony by the only surviving prisoners and former Khmer Rouge guards.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Khieu 'Poev' Ches, Yeay Cheu, Nhem En, Houy Him

Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Enemies of the People (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath | Stars: Thet Sambath, Nuon Chea, Pol Pot, Khieu Samphan

Votes: 431 | Gross: $0.07M

5. L'empire du tigre (2005 TV Movie)

210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Director: Gérard Marx | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Nadia Farès, Thierry Frémont, Evelyne Bouix

Votes: 34

6. City of Ghosts (2002)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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57 Metascore

A con man (Matt Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for.

Director: Matt Dillon | Stars: Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 4,547 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 12,839 | Gross: $18.95M

8. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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33 Metascore

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

Votes: 170,528 | Gross: $131.14M

9. Same Same But Different (2009)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, David Kross, Jens Harzer, Stefan Konarske

Votes: 1,656

10. Un barrage contre le Pacifique (2008)

115 min | Drama

6.2
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A troubled mother's spirit crumbles when her adult children strike out for independence. Feeling abandoned she contemplates taking drastic action.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Randal Douc

Votes: 617

11. Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

5.9
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Director Patrice Leconte weaves an impressionistic, sensorial tapestry of existence in and around early 21st-century Cambodia. Journeying through the country's farmlands, factories, streets... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte

Votes: 183

12. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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32 Metascore

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 24,079 | Gross: $4.43M

13. Holly (2006)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

In Cambodia, Holly, a 12 year old Vietnamese girl, encounters Patrick, an American stolen artifacts dealer. The story follows their strong connection and her unrelenting efforts to escape her fate.

Director: Guy Moshe | Stars: Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, Udo Kier, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 739 | Gross: $0.18M

14. L'oiseau de paradis (1962)

117 min | Drama

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Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Bopha Devi, Sam El, Narie Hem, Nop Nem

Votes: 10

15. Lord Jim (1965)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 3,017

16. Wish You Were Here (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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60 Metascore

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Mistress of the World (1960)

113 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Richard Angst | Stars: Martha Hyer, Carlos Thompson, Micheline Presle, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 73

18. Site 2 (1989)

92 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 18

19. Les artistes du Théâtre Brûlé (2005)

82 min | Documentary, War

6.9
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Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Bopha Chheng, Hoeun Ieng, Rotha Kèv, Sok Ly

Votes: 44

20. Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise (2007)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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The film is situated as close as one can get to the life - and thus the spiritual death - of a prostitute.

Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 85

21. Le sommeil d'or (2011)

96 min | Documentary

7.5
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73 Metascore

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Director: Davy Chou | Stars: Yvon Hem, Dy Saveth, Liv Sreng, Ly Bun Yim

Votes: 78

22. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll (2014)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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79 Metascore

Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll' examines and unravels Cambodia's tragic ... See full summary »

Director: John Pirozzi | Stars: Norodom Sirivudh, Norodom Sihanouk, Sisowath Kossamak, Samley Hong

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.12M

23. The Last Reel (2014)

106 min | Drama

8.0
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A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.

Director: Kulikar Sotho | Stars: Rous Mony, Ma Rynet, Dy Saveth, Hun Sophy

Votes: 76

24. Le temps des aveux (2014)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Phoeung Kompheak, Olivier Gourmet, Thanet Thorn

Votes: 249