Thai Movies of all Time and all GenreS

by bkekakis | created - 11 Jul 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

The cinema of Thailand dates back to the early days of filmmaking, when King Chulalongkorn's 1897 visit to Bern, Switzerland was recorded by Francois-Henri Lavancy-Clarke. The film was then brought to Bangkok, where it was exhibited. This sparked more interest in film by the Thai Royal Family and local businessmen, who brought in filmmaking equipment and started to exhibit foreign films. By the 1920s, a local film industry was started and in the 1930s, the Thai film industry had its first "golden age", with a number of studios producing films. The years after the Second World War saw a resurgence of the industry, which used 16 mm film to produce hundreds of films, many of them hard-driving action films. Competition from Hollywood brought the Thai industry to a low point in the 1980s and 1990s, but by the end of the 1990s, Thailand had its "new wave", with such directors as Nonzee Nimibutr, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang and Apichatpong Weerasethakul as well as action hero Tony Jaa being celebrated at film festivals around the world.

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1. Sang sattawat (2006)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 3,140 | Gross: $0.02M

2. 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: 16,066 | Gross: $0.01M

3. On-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, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 26,751 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | 99 min | Action

38 Metascore

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 11,539 | Gross: $0.01M

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, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 65,211 | Gross: $4.56M

6. 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: 1,753

7. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 35,337

8. 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, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 32,371 | Gross: $11.91M

9. Skin Trade (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

39 Metascore

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White

Votes: 6,434 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi

Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $0.05M

11. The Asian Connection (2016)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance. When Sam is ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Pim Bubear, John Edward Lee, Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White

Votes: 1,117

12. Tom yum goong 2 (2013)

R | 104 min | Action

45 Metascore

When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect and on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces. But luck is on ... See full summary »

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Zero Tolerance (I) (2015)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Johnny and Peter, former paramilitary operatives, search Bangkok - leaving carnage in their wake - to find the men who killed Johnny's daughter, Angel.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Scott Adkins, Gary Daniels

Votes: 1,350

14. Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (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: 10,890 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (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: 10,243 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Gwai wik (2006)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Soi Cheang, Ekin Cheng, Lawrence Chou

Votes: 4,451

17. The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

Director: Bill Muir | Stars: William Brent, John Marengo, Sammi Hanratty, James Hong

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.55M

18. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

58 Metascore

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

Votes: 1,741 | Gross: $0.45M

19. Fan chan (2003)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood ... See full summary »

Directors: Vijjapat Kojiw, Songyos Sugmakanan, Nithiwat Tharatorn, Witthaya Thongyooyong, Adisorn Trisirikasem, Komgrit Triwimol | Stars: Charlie Trairat, Focus Jirakul, Charwin Jitsomboon, Wongsakorn Rassamitat

Votes: 1,419

20. 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: 1,910

21. 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: 1,275

22. Suddenly Twenty (2016)

Comedy, Romance

Parn is a stubborn old woman in her 70's whose only pleasure in life is to brag about her son who she single-handedly raised to be a professor. One day, she learns that her son is planning ... See full summary »

Director: Araya Suriharn | Stars: Davika Hoorne, Saharat Sangkapricha, Kritsanapoom Pibulsonggram, Neeranuch Patamasood

Votes: 213

23. 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: Petchtai Wongkamlao | Stars: Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jacqueline Apitananon, Janet Khiew, Surachai Sombutchareon

Votes: 856

24. Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Hom rong (2004)

103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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, Narongrit Tosa-nga

Votes: 840 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Rak haeng Siam (2007)

Not Rated | 154 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: 3,380

27. Mah nakorn (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: 1,651

28. Sud pralad (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: 4,100

29. Rot fai faa... Maha na ter (2009)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

An urban love story set in the center of Bangkok where thirty-year-old Mei Li 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, Piyakarn Butprasert

Votes: 1,154

30. Ruang talok 69 (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: 1,785

31. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Not Rated | 83 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: Djuangjai Hirunsri, Kongkiat Khomsiri, Saisiri Xoomsai

Votes: 912

32. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Markus Waldow

Votes: 9,630

33. 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: 5,051

34. Alone (I) (2007)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan, Rachanu Boonchuduang, Hatairat Egereff

Votes: 4,505

35. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Romance

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: 3,273 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Sing lek lek tee reak wa rak (2010)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

Life of a 14 year old girl Nam, who falls in love with her senior of tenth grade P'Shone and tries desperately to win his attention.

Directors: Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn, Wasin Pokpong | Stars: Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, Mario Maurer, Tangi Namonto, Yanika Thongprayoon

Votes: 3,512

37. Pee Mak (2013)

115 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

Mak served in the war during the beginning of the Rattanakosin Dynasty. At war he became friends with Ter, Puak, Shin, and Aey, whose lives he saved. Once the war was over, Mak invited his ... See full summary »

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun | Stars: Mario Maurer, Mai Davika Hoorne, Nattapong Chartpong, Pongsatorn Jongwilak

Votes: 3,447

38. Ghost House (2017)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

A young couple go on an adventurous vacation to Thailand only to find themselves haunted by a malevolent spirit after naively disrespecting a Ghost House.

Director: Rich Ragsdale | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hébert, Mark Boone Junior, Russell Geoffrey Banks

Votes: 2,662

39. Bad Genius (2017)

130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 9,275

40. Pop Aye (2017)

104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Director: Kirsten Tan | Stars: Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Bong, Sasapin Siriwanji

Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Soldiers (2010)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A military veteran and former mercenary named Frenchy (JCVD) is haunted by his childhood, as well as his past in the military.

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols, John Colton, Josef Cannon

Votes: 1,329

42. One Day (VI) (2016)

135 min | Drama, Romance

This is a story about an IT worker called Denchai who doesn't get along with his co-workers well.He falls in love with one of his co-worker who he thought was different from others called ... See full summary »

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun | Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nittha Jirayungyurn, Theerapat Sajakul, Prim Bulakul

Votes: 1,023

44. Puen Tee Raluek (2017)

114 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Ib and Boum decide to commit suicide together in Bangkok in 1997. After reneging on the promise, the vengeful ghost of Ib returns 20 years later to haunt Boum and her 15 year old daughter, Bell.

Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit | Stars: Numthip Jongrachatawiboon, Apichaya Thongkham, Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen, Panisara Rikulsurakan

Votes: 351

45. Program na winyan akat (2008)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

What kind of scenes in a horror film scares you the most? When a ghost appears totally unexpectedly? When the main character does not see the ghost sneaking up behind him? When at the very ... See full summary »

Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit | Stars: Vorakarn Rojjanavatchra, Chantavit Dhanasevi, Sarinrat Thomas, Thanatorn Oudsahakul

Votes: 1,988

46. May nai fai rang frer (2015)

Comedy

Super standard girl in school (May Who) is on a quest to win the love of a school senior heart-throbber (Fame) with her new-found friend (Pong). The only secret is that she can discharge electricity when she gets excited.

Director: Chayanop Boonprakob | Stars: Sutatta Udomsilp, Thiti Mahayotaruk, Thanapob Leeratanakajorn, Narikun Ketprapakorn

Votes: 662

47. 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, Hye-jeong Kang, Eric Tsang, Maria Cordero

Votes: 1,495

48. The Bodyguard (2004)

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, Petchtai Wongkamlao | Stars: Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Piphat Apiraktanakorn, Surachai Juntimatorn

Votes: 1,239

49. All I See Is You (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery

43 Metascore

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O'Reilly, Miquel Fernández

Votes: 3,504 | Gross: $0.22M

50. See prang (2008)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery