TOP 40 Best THAI movies!

by hondigo | created - 09 Nov 2013 | updated - 29 May 2016 | Public

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1. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Phetthai Vongkumlao

Votes: 37,545 | Gross: $11.91M

2. Beautiful Boxer (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Biopic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her gender reassignment surgery.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong

Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

Votes: 18,298 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Pawarith Monkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit

Votes: 3,692 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Phetthai Vongkumlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 75,047 | Gross: $4.56M

6. Headshot (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Sirin Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit

Votes: 1,800 | Gross: $0.00M

7. 6ixtynin9 (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

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. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas, Sirisin Siripornsmathikul

Votes: 2,187

8. Syndromes and a Century (2006)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents, who were both doctors, and the director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Votes: 4,278 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The Overture (2004)

103 min | Biography, Drama, History

Inspired by the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII.

Director: Itthisoontorn Vichailak | Stars: Anuchit Sapanpong, Adul Dulyarat, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Narongrit Tosa-nga

Votes: 992 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Raging Phoenix (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Romance

A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched ... See full summary »

Director: Rashane Limtrakul | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Kazu Patrick Tang, Nui Saendaeng, Sompong Leartvimolkasame

Votes: 2,323

11. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 15,985 | Gross: $0.18M

12. 13: Game of Death (2006)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Krissada Sukosol, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nattapong Arunnate

Votes: 6,040

13. Bang Rajan (2000)

R | 71 min | Action, Drama, History

59 Metascore

Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies.

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Jaran Ngamdee, Winai Kraibutr, Theerayut Pratyabamrung, Bin Bunluerit

Votes: 2,033 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Dangerous Flowers (2006)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

Five undercover agents, each with her own specialty, must combat international terrorists who have come to Thailand. They must use every resources available and known to them as this mission will be one that is unlike any they have known.

Director: Poj Arnon | Stars: Jintara Poonlarp, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Supakson Chaimongkol, Bunyawan Pongsuwan

Votes: 437

15. Tropical Malady (2004)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

78 Metascore

A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon

Votes: 5,725

16. Som and Bank: Bangkok for Sale (2001)

90 min | Drama, Crime

Mak, a street urchin in Bangkok, dreams of being a tough gangster. He earns some money as a drugs runner. One day he meets a young prostitute, who turns out to live nearby and they fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Pawarith Monkolpisit, Wanatchada Siwapornchai, Chalermporn Paprach, Saithip Boonyasomphop

Votes: 361

17. Wonderful Town (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl... See full summary »

Director: Aditya Assarat | Stars: Anchalee Saisoontorn, Supphasit Kansen, Dul Yaambunying, Prateep Harnudomlap

Votes: 911

18. The Bodyguard (2004)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy

A hapless bodyguard is fired from his client's son for the death of his clients father. The son is then hunted by assassins who do not want him to inherit his fathers company.

Directors: Panna Rittikrai, Phetthai Vongkumlao | Stars: Phetthai Vongkumlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Piphat Apiraktanakorn, Surachai Chantimatorn

Votes: 1,570

19. Born to Fight (2004)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of athletes helping a poor village must stop an evil tyrant and his men from terrorizing the village.

Director: Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Nappon Gomarachun, Santisuk Promsiri, Dan Chupong, Piyapong Piew-on

Votes: 2,968

20. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 11,230 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Muay Thai Giant (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

An action movie about a 7-foot-tall docile man who learns Muy Thai and then uses his new skills to help solve a case of stolen diamonds.

Director: Nontakorn Taweesuk | Stars: Dan Chupong, Kessarin Ektawatkul, Jason Fenton, Philip Hersh

Votes: 573

22. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

A film crew documents a folk story-exquisite corpse combination by random Thai people; the story is reenacted.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Duangjai Hiransri, Kome Kongkiat Komesiri, Saisiri Xoomsai

Votes: 1,499

23. Ong Bak 2 (2008)

R | 98 min | Action

47 Metascore

A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree, Primrata Dej-Udom

Votes: 30,872 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Rak haeng Siam (2007)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Sinjai Plengpanich, Songsit Roongnophakunsri, Pimpan Buranapim, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 4,073

25. BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2010)

R | 106 min | Action

A group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend.

Director: Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Sorapong Chatree, Kerttisak Udomnak, Krittiya Lardphanna, Supakson Chaimongkol

Votes: 1,584

26. Bangkok Assassins (2011)

R | 104 min | Action

Kidnapped as children and trained as martial artists, five teenagers seek justice for the assassination of their Shaolin kung fu master.

Director: Yuthlert Sippapak | Stars: Abid, Kefi Adwen, Arak Amornsupasiri, Paiboon Anansuwan

Votes: 214

27. Invisible Waves (2006)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

After inadvertently killing his girlfriend, a man (Asano) flees Macau for Thailand in an attempt to cope with his guilt, and avoid possible arrest. But the relocation doesn't prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kang Hye-jeong, Eric Tsang, Maria Cordero

Votes: 1,674

28. The Kick (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Sport

After the son foils an attempt to steal a priceless Thai artifact, the family becomes national heroes and the target of revenge by the criminal gang whose robbery they stopped.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Ji-won Ye, Phetthai Vongkumlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 915

29. The Iron Ladies (2000)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

50 Metascore

A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team.

Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon | Stars: Jesdaporn Pholdee, Sahaphap Tor, Ekachai Buranapanit, Giorgio Maiocchi

Votes: 1,426 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Citizen Dog (2004)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go... See full summary »

Director: Wisit Sasanatieng | Stars: Mahasamut Boonyaruk, Saengthong Gate-Uthong, Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya, Nattha Wattanapaiboon

Votes: 1,876

31. Jan Dara (2001)

108 min | Drama, Romance

Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of his stepfather, Khun Luang who married his mother after she became pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Eakarat Sarsukh, Suwinit Panjamawat, Kanchit Thamthong, Santisuk Promsiri

Votes: 2,211

32. Fireball (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tai, a young man arrested on a crime charge, is discharged thanks to his twin brother Tan's dogged help. After being set free, he finds Tan in a coma with severe injuries. Tan's girlfriend,... See full summary »

Director: Thanakorn Pongsuwan | Stars: Preeti Barameeanat, Khanutra Chuchuaysuwan, Kumpanat Oungsoongnern, Phutharit Prombandal

Votes: 1,012

33. Bangkok Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An informant and a hit man (both men) end up passionately entwined after winding up together on the bad side of crimes lords.

Director: Poj Arnon | Stars: Rattanaballang Tohssawat, Chaiwat Thongsaeng, Wiradit Srimalai, Chutcha Rujinanon

Votes: 1,447

34. Dynamite Warrior (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

48 Metascore

The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang (Dan Chupong) is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert who steals back water buffalo taken from poor Isan farmers by unscrupulous cattle ... See full summary »

Director: Chalerm Wongpim | Stars: Dan Chupong, Panna Rittikrai, Samart Payukaroon, Leo Putt

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Sars Wars (2004)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The fourth generation of the virus SARS is found in Africa! It's more dangerous and causes the patients to transform into bloodthirsty zombies. The virus quickly lands to Thailand, Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Taweewat Wantha | Stars: Suthep Po-ngam, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Phintusuda Tunphairao, Lena Christensen

Votes: 887

36. Muay Thai Fighter (2007)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Lifelong friends learn the techniques of Muay Thai Fighting. The fighting in the ring reflects the fight for their life, when the highly anticipated fight demonstrates to be their biggest challenge they're prepared to die for one another.

Director: Kome Kongkiat Komesiri | Stars: Akara Amarttayakul, Danny Arroyo, Sonthaya Chitmanee, Don Ferguson

Votes: 742

37. Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story (2009)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

An urban love story set in the center of Bangkok where 30-year-old Mei Li is struggling to find true love. When Mei Li accidentally meets a handsome BTS engineer whom she considers the ... See full summary »

Director: Adisorn Trisirikasem | Stars: Sirin Horwang, Theeradej Wongpuapan, Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha, Panisara Arayaskul

Votes: 1,910

38. The Bodyguard 2 (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy

The best agent of Vieng, the country near the boundary of Thailand received the important mission that he had to catch two armed dealers who could be the dangerous for his country.

Director: Phetthai Vongkumlao | Stars: Phetthai Vongkumlao, Jacqueline Apitananon, Janet Khiew, Surachai Sombutchareon

Votes: 1,054

39. The Tsunami Warrior (2008)

R | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Jarunee Suksawas, Jacqueline Apithananon, Anna Reese, Dan Chupong

Votes: 1,034

40. 407 Dark Flight 3D (2012)

R | 105 min | Horror, Thriller

A senior flight attendant named New has to deal with a supernatural event and mystery on the plane when the passengers begin to die one by one.

Director: Isara Nadee | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Peter Knight, Paramej Noiam, Patcharee Tubthong

Votes: 975



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