Top 100 Thailand Movies

by pieceofthi | created - 11 Apr 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Top 100 Thailand movies as rated by IMDb Users (Top 100 phim Thái Lan hay nhất)

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1. 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: 70,106 | Gross: $4.56M

ONG-BAK: THE THAI WARRIOR (2003) (Truy Tìm Tượng Phật) Award: 2 wins & 5 nominations

2. 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: 39,928

SHUTTER (2004) Award: 1 win & 1 nomination

3. 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: 34,703 | Gross: $11.91M

THE PROTECTOR (2005)

4. 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, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 28,936 | Gross: $0.10M

ONG BAK 2 (2008) Award: 1 win & 7 nominations

5. 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: 17,047 | Gross: $0.01M

6. 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: 16,581

7. 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: 13,418 | Gross: $0.18M

Submited FOREIGN FILM - Academy Award 2010

8. 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: 10,734 | Gross: $0.03M

Submited FOREIGN FILM - Academy Award 2003

9. 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: 5,543

10. 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: 4,952

11. Pee Mak (2013)

115 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

After serving for the war, Mak invites three soldiers whom he befriended, to his home. Upon arrival they witness the village terrified of a ghost. The three friends hear rumors that the ghost is Mak's wife. Based on Thai folklore.

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

Votes: 4,544

12. A Little Thing Called Love (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: 4,491

13. 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: 4,073 | Gross: $0.05M

14. 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: 3,715

Submited FOREIGN FILM - Academy Award 2008

15. Syndromes and a Century (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: 3,721 | Gross: $0.02M

16. 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: 3,481 | Gross: $0.02M

17. 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: 3,071 | Gross: $0.00M

18. 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: 2,778

19. Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker.

Director: Wisit Sasanatieng | Stars: Chartchai Ngamsan, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Suwinit Panjamawat

Votes: 2,634 | Gross: $0.07M

20. Phobia (2008)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about... See full summary »

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Paween Purikitpanya, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Maneerat Kham-uan, Witawat Singlampong, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Chon Wachananon

Votes: 2,920

21. 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: 2,109

22. 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: 1,926 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Coming Soon (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: 2,380

24. Hello Stranger (2010)

130 min | Comedy, Romance

A couple who met in South Korea. They had fun together but when they both fell in love, everything changed.

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun | Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nuengthida Sophon

Votes: 2,620

25. Blissfully Yours (2002)

125 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Pongpas, Sa-gnad Chaiyapan

Votes: 2,197

26. 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: 1,915

Submited FOREIGN FILM - Academy Award 2000

27. 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: 1,836 | Gross: $0.45M

28. 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: 1,903

29. 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

30. Phobia 2 (2009)

125 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films. A teenager who committed a crime goes to a sacred place for meditation and ... See full summary »

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Visute Poolvoralaks, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Ray MacDonald, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Apasiri Nitibhon

Votes: 2,243

31. 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: 1,684 | Gross: $0.00M

Submited FOREIGN FILM - Academy Award 2012

32. Dorm (2006)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Every dorm has a tale. But this tale, you will never forget.

Director: Songyos Sugmakanan | Stars: Charlie Trairat, Chintara Sukapatana, Sirachuch Chienthaworn, Pakasit Pantural

Votes: 1,810

33. 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

34. Nang Nak (1999)

100 min | Horror, Romance, War

Mak goes home from war and lives together with his wife and baby happily until a friend decides to reveal a secret.

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Inthira Charoenpura, Winai Kraibutr, Manit Meekaewjaroen, Pramote Suksatit

Votes: 1,573

35. SuckSeed (2011)

130 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Ped (Jirayu La-ongmanee) was a shy boy who had never listened to music until introduced to the world of Pop and Rock by would-be childhood crush Ern (Nattasha Nualjam). Ern soon left for ... See full summary »

Director: Chayanop Boonprakob | Stars: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Pachara Chirathivat, Nattasha Nauljam, Thawat Pornrattanaprasert

Votes: 2,045

36. Ploy (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

Every relationship has an expiration date. Every relationship needs its fantasies...some more real than others... A violent death of a relative brings Wit and his wife, Dang, back to ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Lalita Panyopas, Porntip Papanai, Thaksakorn Pradapphongsa

Votes: 1,419

37. 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: 1,734

38. 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: 1,314 | Gross: $0.11M

39. 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: 1,968

40. Yamada: Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on a true historic figure during Ayothaya Era, the film depicts the life of Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who gained considerable influence in Thailand and became the ... See full summary »

Director: Nopporn Watin | Stars: Seigi Ozeki, Kanokkorn Jaicheun, Sorapong Chatree, Winai Kraibutr

Votes: 1,232

41. Laddaland (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When a family moves to Laddaland, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover life in their new neighborhood isn't so perfect when they encounter a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit | Stars: Saharat Sangkapreecha, Piyathida Woramusik, Sutatta Udomsilp, Athipich Chutiwatkajornchai

Votes: 1,853

42. 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: 2,213

HEART ATTACK (2015)

43. 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: 1,607

44. 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: 2,051

Submited BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Academy Award 2014

45. 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: 1,825

46. Friend Zone (2019)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3