Movies Set In Tibet

by Ginkoro | created - 21 Aug 2017 | updated - 23 Aug 2017 | Public

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1. Paths of the Soul (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A group of Tibetans make a 1200 kilometer pilgrimage to Lasa.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Tsring Chodron, Tsewang Dolkar, Jiangcuo Seba, Pei Yang

Votes: 748 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Once Upon a Time in Tibet (2010)

Drama, Romance

At the beginning of World War II, American pilot Robert Smith is taking part in the effort to help China fight against the Japanese forces. During a liaison cargo mission from India to ... See full summary »

Director: Wei Dai | Stars: Joshua Hannum, Peter Ho, Jia Song, Tino Bao

Votes: 82

3. The Knot (2006)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Taiwanese medical student defects to Mainland China due to Nationalist persecution, became an army surgeon during Korean War, and later went to Tibet as a doctor, while pining for his ... See full summary »

Director: Li Yin | Stars: Kun Chen, Vivian Hsu, Bingbing Li, Steven Cheung

Votes: 444

4. Song of Tibet (2000)

104 min | Drama

'Song of Tibet', displays the last century of Tibetan history by telling the love story of Yeshe Dolma a Tibetan woman, her romance with three men and her whole life. The actors and actress are all of Tibetan nationality.

Director: Fei Xie | Stars: Danzengzhuoga, Laqiong, Dawangdui, Dunzhu Renqing

Votes: 44

5. Ganglamedo (2006)

93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

The movie is about one of the most popular Tibetan folk songs, Ganglamedo ("Snow lotus"), about two girls and two men. The story begins sixty years ago, in Tibet. A local girl, who sings ... See full summary »

Director: Wei Dai | Stars: Bojie Hao, Dunzhu Renqing, Se-Jung Kang, Hao Zheng

Votes: 17

6. Kong Fan Sen (1996)

Not Rated | 112 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of the beloved Kong Fan Sen, a government official of Ali, an outlying area of Tibet. Kong leads the people of Ali to build a better home, but unfortunately dies on the way of an investigation.

Directors: Guoxing Chen, Ping Wang | Stars: Ming Gao, Yaobin Jiang, Yun Qu, Xingdong Wang

Votes: 6

7. Red River Valley (1997)

115 min | Drama, History, Romance

At the turn of the century, a young Chinese girl escapes from a religious sacrifice, and is rescued by an honorable Tibetan herdsman. The two fall in love, but problems arise when she is ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoning Feng | Stars: Jing Ning, Bing Shao, Zhen Ying, Paul Kersey

Votes: 292

8. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 7,554

9. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 26,404 | Gross: $5.53M

10. Travelers and Magicians (2003)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Tshewang Dendup, Gup Kado Duba, Dasho Kado, Sonam Lhamo

Votes: 2,102 | Gross: $0.51M

11. Milarepa (2006)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

52 Metascore

Milarepa is a tale of greed and vengeance - demons, magic, murder and redemption. It is the story of the man who became Tibet's greatest mystic.

Director: Neten Chokling | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Kelsang Chukie Tethtong, Jamyang Lodro, Jamyang Nyima

Votes: 947

12. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 130,041 | Gross: $37.96M

13. Little Buddha (1993)

PG | 123 min | Drama

After the death of Lama Dorje, Tibetan Buddhist monks find three children - one American and two Nepalese - who may be the rebirth of their great teacher.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Ruocheng Ying, Chris Isaak

Votes: 15,819 | Gross: $4.86M

14. Valley of Flowers (2006)

155 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A great Asian love story, an unforgettable tale about passion, death and reincarnation. A mesmerizing Himalayan epic that spans two centuries, from the Silk Route of the early 19th century to the bustling metropolis of modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Milind Soman, Mylène Jampanoï, Naseeruddin Shah, Jampa Kalsang Tamang

Votes: 1,765

16. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 629 | Gross: $0.58M

17. Dreaming Lhasa (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Karma, a young Tibetan woman from New York City comes to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, in search of her roots. She is making a documentary film about former... See full summary »

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Stars: Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Tenzin Jigme, Jampa Kalsang, Jampa Kalsang Tamang

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Old Dog (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price.

Director: Pema Tseden | Stars: Yanbum Gyal, Drolma Kyab, Lochey, Tamdrin Tso

Votes: 78

19. Mountain Patrol (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

77 Metascore

A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Duobujie, Lei Zhang, Dao Qi, Xueying Zhao

Votes: 4,736 | Gross: $0.14M

20. The Silent Holy Stones (2005)

102 min | Drama

A young Tibetan monk go back home for the New Year's celebrations. Fascinated by television, he wants to bring his family's television to the monastery to show it to his master.

Director: Pema Tseden

Votes: 60

21. Windhorse (1998)

97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wagner | Stars: Dadon, Jampa Kelsang, Richard Chang, Yu Lu

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.28M

22. Summer Pasture (2010)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

An intimate glimpse into the experiences of a young Tibetan family struggling to reconcile their traditional way of life with a rapidly modernizing world.

Directors: Lynn True, Nelson Walker III, Tsering Perlo

Votes: 73

24. Bringing Tibet Home (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

When a Tibetan refugee dies from a terminal illness, his last wish to set foot on his native soil remains unfulfilled - until his son, a New York-based artist, embarks on an unthinkable journey.

Director: Tenzin Tsetan Choklay | Stars: Tenzing Rigdol, The Dalai Lama, Topten Tsering, Neljor

Votes: 30

25. Blindsight (I) (2006)

PG | 104 min | Documentary, Adventure

72 Metascore

Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung

Votes: 644 | Gross: $0.09M

26. My Reincarnation (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Tibetan Buddhist Master Choogyal Namkhai Norbu watches as his western-born son, Yeshi, who was recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, considers departing from tradition to embrace the modern world.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Yeshi Silvano Namkhai, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.09M

27. Journey from Zanskar (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR reveals the lengths to which a dedicated community will go to seek an education for its children--on foot, on horseback, by jeep or bus--whatever it takes.

Director: Frederick Marx | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Lobsang Dhamchoe, Richard Gere, Geshe Lobsang Yonten

Votes: 29

28. Blind Mountain (2007)

95 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang, Yunle He

Votes: 1,680 | Gross: $0.01M



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