Best SE Asian Movies

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1. The Teacher's Diary (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

It follows the story of two lonely teachers, a male and a female. They were assigned at the same rural school but a year apart. The girl being assigned first, attempted to write her ... See full summary »

Director: Nithiwat Tharatorn | Stars: Laila Boonyasak, Sukrit Wisetkaew, Sukollawat Kanarot, Chutima Teepanat

Votes: 2,053

2. Bad Genius (2017)

TV-MA | 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: 16,628

3. Bitcoin Heist (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy

To catch the world's most wanted thief, an Interpol agent assembles a team of elite hackers to plan the ultimate crypto-currency heist.

Director: Ham Tran | Stars: Kate Nhung, Thanh Pham, Petey Majik Nguyen, Suboi

Votes: 331

4. How to Fight in Six Inch Heels (2013)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

A neurotic junior fashion designer from New York discovers her fiancé, KIET, working overseas in Vietnam may be having an affair with a supermodel. With jealousy burning and her wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Ham Tran | Stars: Kathy Uyen, Truc Diem, Jayvee Mai The Hiep, Phuong Mai

Votes: 112

5. Owl and the Sparrow (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama

In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Melancholia (2008)

Not Rated | 450 min | Drama

Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Roeder Camanag, Dante Perez

Votes: 365

7. I Fine..Thank You Love You (2014)

117 min | Comedy, Romance

Yim goes to English school to keep his Japanese girlfriend in this Thai romantic comedy.

Director: Mez Tharatorn | Stars: Sora Aoi, Puttachat Pongsuchat, Preechaya Pongthananikorn, Popetorn Soonthornyanakij

Votes: 1,831

8. Heart Attack (2015)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hard-worker freelancer who falls in love with a doctor. While his life is getting worse every second. He must find the way to release his life to the beyond of everything.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Sunny Suwanmethanont, Davika Hoorne, Violette Wautier, Torpong Chantabubpha

Votes: 2,219

9. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

93 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

77 Metascore

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly, Tumpal Tampubolon, Yoga Pratama

Votes: 2,331 | Gross: $0.02M

10. By the Time It Gets Dark (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

In 1970, She was student activist, a waitress who keeps changing her job, now a film director. All lives loosely connected to each others.

Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong | Stars: Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Arak Amornsupasiri, Achtara Suwan, Inthira Charoenpura

Votes: 415

11. Assalamualaikum Beijing (2014)

Drama, Romance

After her wedding fails, Asma (Revalina S. Temat) accepted a job offer from Beijing. In Beijing, she meets a Chinese man who introduces her to the legend of love story of Ashima, the Princess of Yunnan, and then he falls in love with her.

Director: Guntur Soeharjanto | Stars: Revalina S. Temat, Ibnu Jamil, Laudya Cynthia Bella, Deddy Mahendra Desta

Votes: 232

12. Verses of Love (2008)

130 min | Drama, Romance

A man who try to get through a complicated relationship in the Islamic way.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Fedi Nuril, Rianti Cartwright, Carissa Putri, Zaskia Adya Mecca

Votes: 978

13. Jailbreak (2017)

TV-MA | 92 min | Action, Comedy

What started as a simple escort mission will soon turn to chaos as the prisoners of Koh Kla take over the prison grounds. A special task force [Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Tharoth Sam] gets ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Henderson | Stars: Celine Tran, Jean-Paul Ly, Laurent Plancel, Tharoth Sam

Votes: 1,180

15. 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: 39,972

16. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Apprentice (2016)

115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Inevitably, a transfer to a maximum security prison will eventually challenge the integrity and ethics of a young correctional officer on his way to become a chief executioner.

Director: Junfeng Boo | Stars: Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Peter Boon Koh

Votes: 1,448 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Cowboys in Paradise (2009)

83 min | Documentary, News

Get between the sheets of Bali's male sex trade and discover why Western women prefer to 'spare a horse and ride a Kuta Cowboy.'

Director: Amit Virmani

Votes: 58

19. 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: 1,905

20. Norte, the End of History (2013)

TV-MA | 250 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 1,743

21. Laskar Pelangi (2008)

124 min | Adventure, 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, Zulfanny, Ikranagara, Lukman Sardi

Votes: 2,036

22. 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: 1,581

23. The Forbidden Door (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: 1,791

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: 3,073 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

When a poor bicycle-taxi driver has his cyclo stolen, he is forced into a life of crime. Meanwhile, his sister becomes a sex worker.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,634 | Gross: $0.08M

26. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Khanh Le, Quang Hai Ngo

Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $0.46M

27. The Road to Mandalay (2016)

108 min | Drama

Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war in search of a new life in Thailand.

Director: Midi Z | Stars: Kai Ko, Ke-Xi Wu

Votes: 598

28. Mudras Calling (2018)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

When US-raised Jaden returns to his birthplace Myanmar, to search for his roots, he discovers a shocking truth, a new love and ultimately a possible future in his homeland.

Director: Christina Kyi | Stars: Zenn Kyi, Hla Yin Kyae, Nann Wai Wai Htun, Htoo

Votes: 1,217

29. The Rocket (2013)

96 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Laos. In a land ravaged by war and exploitation, a boy whose family believe he is cursed must redeem himself by taking part in a dangerous rocket competition.

Director: Kim Mordaunt | Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam, Boonsri Yindee

Votes: 2,903

30. Deception: Oo Pel Dan Myin (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

Min Htet possesses a perfect life which will be envied by a lot. He is rich; owns a gallery and in addition to all that, has a beautiful wife called Zin Mar. He is the epitome of happiness ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Kyi | Stars: Zenn Kyi, Thet Mon Myint, Aung Myint Myat, Kaew Korravee

Votes: 1,432

31. ATM: Er Rak Error (2012)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

Sua (Ter - Chantavit Dhnasevi) and Jib (Ice - Preechaya Pongthananikorn) are like any other couple in this world except for one exception: for the past 5 years they have kept their ... See full summary »

Director: Mez Tharatorn | Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Preechaya Pongthananikorn, Anna Chuancheun, Pongsatorn Jongwilak

Votes: 1,970

32. 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: 5,546

33. 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: 3,717

34. My Girl (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: 1,797

35. Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story (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, Panisara Arayaskul

Votes: 1,612

36. Yes or No (2010)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and ... See full summary »

Director: Saratswadee Wongsomphet | Stars: Sushar Manaying, Supanart Jittaleela, Arisara Thongborisut, Soranut Yupanun

Votes: 1,737

37. The Overture (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: 907 | Gross: $0.00M

38. 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: 1,773

39. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 7,705 | Gross: $1.91M

40. Ba mùa (1999)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bui | Stars: Ngoc Hiep Nguyen, Ngoc Minh, Phat Trieu Hoang, Diem Kieu

Votes: 3,019 | Gross: $2.02M

41. Satan's Slaves (2017)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Dimas Aditya, Endy Arfian

Votes: 6,803

42. Macabre (II) (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 2,835

43. Killers (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 4,702

44. 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: 836

45. What's Up with Love? (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: 2,437

46. Sherina's Adventure (2000)

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family