MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,902 this week

Beautiful Boxer (2004)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 2,444 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 39 user | 45 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for his sex change operation.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 02 May 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 Apr 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Beautiful Boxer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Beautiful Boxer (2004) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beautiful Boxer.
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I.D. (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

Director: Philip Davis
Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick
Breaking Away (1979)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lifelong friends learn the traditional techniques and skills of Muay Thai Fighting that has been past down from generations. When their training camp is shut down they begin to fight ... See full summary »

Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri
Stars: Akara Amarttayakul, Danny Arroyo, Sonthaya Chitmanee
Riding Giants (2004)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama
The Coffin (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Following the Thai custom to cheat death and rid oneself of bad luck, a man who lays in a coffin for an evening subsequently experiences a series of terrifying incidents.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Stars: Ananda Everingham, Florence Faivre, Andrew Lin
The Overture (2004)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Ittisoontorn Vichailak
Stars: Anuchit Sapanpong, Adul Dulyarat, Pongpat Wachirabunjong
Intramural (2014)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With marriage, graduation, and the real world looming on the horizon, fifth year senior Caleb Fuller reassembles the ol' team of misfits for one last epic run in Intramural football.

Director: Andrew Disney
Stars: Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon
The FP (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution(TM).

Directors: Brandon Trost, Jason Trost
Stars: Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu
Sports Night (1998–2000)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman
Gymkata (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The lives of pleasure seekers and pleasure providers intertwine one night in Singapore's red light district.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Ananda Everingham, Zihan Loo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A black comedy centered on a recently engaged celebrity couple and the fans who have been following every stage of their romance.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Stars: Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Charles 'Blackie' Chen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asanee Suwan ...
Nong Toom / Parinya Charoenphol
Sorapong Chatree ...
Pi Chart
Orn-Anong Panyawong ...
Nong Toom's Mother
Nukkid Boonthong ...
Nong Toom's Father
Sitiporn Niyom ...
Nat
Somsak Tuangmkuda ...
Pi Moo (as Somsak Tuangmuka)
Kyôko Inoue ...
Herself (Female Wrestler) (as Kyoko Inoue)
...
Jack (the Reporter)
Yuka Hyodo ...
Japanese fan (as Hyouda Yuka)
Tanyabuth Songsakul ...
Tam
Sarawuth Tangchit ...
Young Toom
Natee Pongsopol ...
Novice Monk Toom
Nattama Narkpo ...
Pi Nam
Chayaporn Tometh ...
Pi Nid
Panuwath Kongsamuth ...
Jate
Edit

Storyline

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muay Thai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman. The movie chronicles her life from a young boy who likes to wear lipstick and flowers to her sensational career as a kickboxer - whose specialty is ancient Muay Thai boxing (moves which she can execute expertly with grace) - to finally confronting her own sexual identity, which leads to her sex change op. Written by theunraveler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the true story of a remarkable champion. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

29 April 2004 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Biutiful Boksoe  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,713 (USA) (21 January 2005)

Gross:

$199 (USA) (19 September 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol See more »

Quotes

[Nong kisses a defeated, dazed and barely conscious opponent]
Nong Toom: The crowd love it whenever I did that, especially the reporters, but they don't know that I kiss to say, "I'm sorry, I don't like to hurt strangers, but in the ring you have no choice."
See more »

Connections

Featured in SexTV: Nong Toom/Allyson Mitchell/The Big Bang (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl I Knew
music by Bruno Brugnano
lyrics by Nitipong Hornak
Performed by Asanee Chotikul
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Beautiful boxer
13 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautiful Boxer a coming of age story about a man who wants to be female. In order to earn a living and save enough money, he starts to kick box on a dare at a temple festival. As time goes on, it shows how he is finally accepted by his group of friends who are also boxers. Yes, there were several missteps by his friends, but overall they accepted him for he is, and who they wanted him to be.

It is refreshing to see a third gender represented in another culture, without the shame and stigma attached to it. In this culture we are so obsessed with being perfect and correct that we sometimes alienate ourselves from our friends and families.

Jules


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Transsexuals are not Transvestites giraffelover
I disagree with the 8.1 rating Angus_Nugget
Ong Bak stuurjeding
An oxymoron? bama1111
Music Sountrack DOLLYSMUM
Thai Attitudes davegering
Discuss Beautiful Boxer (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?