Indonesian Best Movies

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1. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 166,084 | Gross: $4.11M

2. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

Votes: 97,790 | Gross: $2.63M

3. Killers (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond.

Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya

Votes: 4,214

4. Dead Time (2007)

102 min | Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

A jaded cop. A narcoleptic journalist. A nation divided. A Fantasy you'd wish never come true.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Donny Alamsyah, Fachry Albar, Ario Bayu, Fahrani

Votes: 713

5. Macabre (II) (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

Two newly weds Adjie and Astrid, along with 3 of their best friends decided to have an interstate road trip as a last attempt to reconcile Adjie with his estranged little sister Ladya. ... See full summary »

Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Ario Bayu, Sigi Wimala

Votes: 2,327

6. Pintu Terlarang (2009)

115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The life of a successful sculptor named is turned upside down when he began receiving mysterious messages from someone who asked for his help.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Fachry Albar, Marsha Timothy, Ario Bayu, Tio Pakusadewo

Votes: 1,473

7. Ritual (2012)

R | 87 min | Thriller

A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman, Aridh Tritama

Votes: 2,182

8. Laskar Pelangi (2008)

124 min | Drama

In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Cut Mini Theo, Ikranagara, Tora Sudiro, Slamet Rahardjo

Votes: 1,582

9. Gie (2005)

147 min | Biography, Drama

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.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Jonathan Mulia, Thomas Nawilis, Christian Audi

Votes: 686

10. Janji Joni (2005)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A film delivery man promises a beautiful young woman to deliver a film reel on time to a movie theater. But the the whole city seems to conspire against him.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Mariana Renata, Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Surya Saputra

Votes: 1,045

11. Keramat (2009)

80 min | Horror

A behind-the-scenes story of a group of filmmakers that turns into a terrifying journey to the other "world" to save their mythically missing actress, Migi, by a supernatural power.

Director: Monty Tiwa | Stars: Poppy Sovia, Migi Parahita, Sadha Triyudha, Miea Kusuma

Votes: 183

13. ? (2011)

100 min | Drama

A story of interconnecting lives in modern day Semarang, all struggling with the differences of their faiths.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Reza Rahadian, Revalina S. Temat, Agus Kuncoro, Endhita

Votes: 158

14. Merantau (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal

Votes: 8,530

15. Arisan! (2003)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

Friendship and principles are put to a test in the circle of Jakarta's social elite which can be as turbulent as the city's slums.

Director: Nia Di Nata | Stars: Cut Mini Theo, Tora Sudiro, Aida Nurmala, Surya Saputra

Votes: 660

18. Parts of the Heart (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8 stories about Peter, a gay man living in Jakarta from the age of 10 to 40 and his experiences with love that help to shape the man he is today.

Director: Paul Agusta | Stars: Joko Anwar, Endy Arfian, Bobby Asmoro, Tuhdil Haqiqi

Votes: 20

19. Cin(T)a (2009)

79 min | Drama, Romance

Cina and Annisa love God and God loves them both. But Cina and Annisa cannot love each other because they call God by different names

Director: Sammaria Simanjuntak | Stars: Sahat Gultom, Saira Jihan, Sunny Soon

Votes: 204

20. Dilema (2011)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Dilemma is an omnibus film, five stories that depict dark side of Jakarta's underbelly. Jakarta's underground world that seldom to talk about, and forgotten by most of the people.

Directors: Adilla Dimitri, Robby Ertanto, Rinaldy Puspoyo, Robert Ronny | Stars: Kenes Andari, Abimana Aryasatya, Ario Bayu, Rangga Djoned

Votes: 58

21. Sang Penari (2011)

112 min | Romance

Young teenagers Rasus and Srintil fall in loved amidst living in poverty in their small, poor village of Dukuh Paruk in 1960s. Srintil is blessed with her dancing moves said to have certain... See full summary »

Director: Ifa Isfansyah | Stars: Prisia Nasution, Oka Antara, Slamet Rahardjo, Dewi Irawan

Votes: 194

22. Berbagi suami (2006)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

This is the story of women those are live in polygamy life. It's about their consequence to accept the status as other wife. There are three stories, packed with satire and surprisingly ... See full synopsis »

Director: Nia Di Nata | Stars: Jajang C. Noer, Shanty, Dominique Agisca Diyose, El Manik

Votes: 352

24. Jermal (2008)


After his mothers death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim, Orlow Seunke | Stars: Iqbal S. Manurung, Didi Petet, Yayu A.W. Unru, Chairil A. Dalimunthe

Votes: 151

25. Belenggu (2012)

100 min | Mystery, Thriller

There are dead people. Dreams of an oversized rabbit. More dead people, various murders and a detective.

Director: Upi Avianto | Stars: Abimana Aryasatya, Imelda Therinne, Laudya Cynthia Bella, Verdi Solaiman

Votes: 147

26. Sang Pemimpi (2009)

120 min | Drama

This movie is an adaptation from a popular novel by the same title, and sequel to Laskar Pelangi. It portrays two village boys with a dream of traveling to Paris, to study at Sorbonne University.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Rendy Ahmad, Maudy Ayunda, Azwir Fitrianto, Mathias Muchus

Votes: 269

27. Fiksi. (2008)

90 min | Thriller

Alisha (Ladya Cheryl) never feel comfortable staying in her cool and spacious home until one day she meets Bari (Donny Alamsyah) who introduces her the meaning of love.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Ladya Cheryl, Donny Alamsyah, Aty Cancer, Egy Fedly

Votes: 240

28. Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2002)

112 min | Drama, Romance

A popular girl has to choose whether she wants to stay as a part of her clique or fall for the brooding literature-loving boy in her school.

Director: Rudy Soedjarwo | Stars: Dian Sastrowardoyo, Nicholas Saputra, Ladya Cheryl, Titi Kamal

Votes: 1,929

29. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 29,048 | Gross: $0.49M

30. Rectoverso (2013)

110 min | Drama

Rectoverso is an omnibus or anthology of Indonesian movie nuances of love. This film is an adaptation of a work of music albums Dewi "Dee" Lestari titled Rectoverso which was released in 2008.

Directors: Olga Lydia, Rachel Maryam, Happy Salma, Cathy Sharon, Marcella Zalianty | Stars: Asmirandah, Fauzi Baadila, Indra Birowo, Yama Carlos

Votes: 186

32. Jalanan (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

JALANAN ('Streetside') is the captivating story of Boni, Ho and Titi - three gifted, charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta - and through them a mostly unknown story of contemporary Indonesia... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ziv

Votes: 178

33. Something in the Way (I) (2013)

89 min | Drama

Sangat menyukai film indonesia

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman

Votes: 186

34. Rocket Rain (2013)

99 min | Drama

A video artist working on his latest project, is unexpectedly visited by his long lost friend, Jansen. Jansen is having a troubled relationship with his wife. He escapes the city and meet ... See full summary »

Director: Anggun Priambodo | Stars: Narpati Arwangga, Rain Chudori, Maya Norman, Anggun Priambodo

Votes: 17

35. The Sinking of Van Der Wijck (2013)

164 min | Drama, Romance

A film adapted from a classic novel with the same title, tells a love story between Zainuddin, Hayati, and Aziz. With a background of social differences and life struggles, that leads ... See full summary »

Director: Sunil Soraya | Stars: Herjunot Ali, Pevita Pearce, Reza Rahadian, Randy Nidji

Votes: 759

36. Lovely Man (2011)

76 min | Drama

Anchored by an outstanding turn by Asian Film Award-winner Donny Damara and bathed in an appropriately seedy neon wash, Indonesian indie writer-director Teddy Soeriaatmadjas Lovely Man is, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Donny Damara, Raihaanun Soeriaatmadja, Yayu A.W. Unru, Ari Syarif

Votes: 179

37. Comic 8 (2014)


Eight young people from various backgrounds and life stories coincidentally rob a bank at the same time.

Director: Anggy Umbara | Stars: Ernest Prakasa, Kemal Palevi, Arie Kriting, Fico Fachriza

Votes: 745

38. Minggu pagi di Victoria Park (2010)

97 min | Drama

About a young woman who struggle in foreign countries to improve her self esteem to her family and to the community.

Director: Lola Amaria | Stars: Donny Alamsyah, Lola Amaria, Titi Rajo Bintang, Donny Damara

Votes: 58

39. Selamat Pagi, Malam (2014)

94 min | Drama

A tender, melancholic night is experienced through the eyes of three women as they struggle to find themselves in this ever-changing jungle of Jakarta.

Director: Lucky Kuswandi | Stars: Paul Agusta, Marissa Anita, Ina Panggabean, Dira Sugandi

Votes: 79

40. The Sun, The Moon & The Hurricane (2014)

101 min | Drama, Romance

A story about Rain, a man in his thirties, in quest of happiness, love and the purpose of his life and all incident that occurred. About the people he met and places he went to that shaped his destiny.

Director: Andri Cung | Stars: Natalius Chendana, William Tjokro, Gesata Stella, Cornelio Sunny

Votes: 22

41. We Are Moluccans (2014)

151 min | Biography, Drama, History

Five years conflict, thousands casualties, a football team united them

Directors: Angga Dwimas, Angga Dwimas Sasongko | Stars: Abdurrahman Arif, Aufa Assagaf, Glenn Fredly, Ridho Hafiedz

Votes: 115

42. Mencari hilal (2015)


With special agreement with his sister, not so close son agree to accompanied his strictly religious father journey to find "Hilal".

Director: Ismail Basbeth | Stars: Oka Antara, Haydar Salishz, Deddy Sutomo

Votes: 53

43. A Copy of My Mind (2015)

116 min | Drama

A female cheap salon worker and a pirated DVDs subtitle maker fall in love during the turbulent presidential election in Indonesia.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Chicco Jerikho, Maera Panigoro, Paul Agusta

Votes: 447

44. Siti (2014)

95 min | Drama

A young mother to her son, Siti has to find ways and means to care for the boy, her husband and her mother-in- law. By day, she sells snacks; by night, she works as a karaoke guide. Tainted... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Cahyono | Stars: Chelsy Bettido, Titi Dibyo, Delia Nuswantoro, Haydar Salishz

Votes: 161

45. 3: Alif, Lam, Mim (2015)

123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3 worlds collide for the bigger purpose

Director: Anggy Umbara | Stars: Cornelio Sunny, Abimana Aryasatya, Agus Kuncoro, Prisia Nasution

Votes: 235

47. Ada Apa dengan Cinta? 2 (2016)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

14 years after their budding romance in high-school, Rangga and Cinta reunite in Yogyakarta to have their closure after Rangga had left Cinta with no explanation years prior.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Titi Kamal, Adinia Wirasti

Votes: 1,225

48. Emma' (Mother) (2016)

77 min | Drama

Athirah's life is shattered when another woman enters her husband's life. In a time and cultural background where polygamy is still widely accepted, Athirah struggles alone with the hurt and humiliation.

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Cut Mini Theo, Christoffer Nelwan, Nino Prabowo, Arman Dewarti

Votes: 59

49. Cek Toko Sebelah (2016)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Right when everything is going well for Erwin, his father falls sick and asks him to drop everything and help out at the family store disappointing Yohan, his irresponsible older brother.

Director: Ernest Prakasa | Stars: Ernest Prakasa, Dion Wiyoko, Kin Wah Chew, Adinia Wirasti

Votes: 1,013

50. Moammar Emka's Jakarta Undercover (2017)

129 min | Drama, Romance

Pras wants to realize his dreams of having a significant life and career as a journalist, but Jakarta changes everything.

Director: Fajar Nugros | Stars: Oka Antara, Ganindra Bimo, Edo Borne, Tiara Eve

Votes: 78

51. Istirahatlah kata-kata (2016)

97 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama