Movies: Best Movies in Indonesian(Bahasa Indonesia)

Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia, [baˈ in.ˈdɔ.nɛ.sja]) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized variety of Malay, an Austronesian language that has been used as a lingua franca in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world—of which the majority speak Indonesian, which makes it one of the more widely spoken languages in the world. Most Indonesians, aside from speaking the national language, are fluent in at least one of the more than 700 indigenous local languages; examples include Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese, which are commonly used at home and within the local community. However, most formal education and nearly all national mass media, governance, administration, and judiciary and other forms of communication are conducted in Indonesian. The term "Indonesian" is primarily associated with the national standard dialect (bahasa baku). However, in a more loose sense, it also encompasses the various local varieties spoken throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Standard Indonesian is confined mostly to formal situations, existing in a diglossic relationship with vernacular Malay varieties, which are commonly used for daily communication, coexisting with the aforementioned regional... ()

Indonesian is spoken in Indonesia and 1,288 movies (between 1934 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Indonesia (1,182). Popular genres for Indonesian movies are Drama (710), Horror (321) and Comedy (288). The Raid 2 (2014), The Raid (2012), Comic 8 (2014), The Act of Killing (2012) and Merantau (2009) are among the best known & most successful Indonesian movies.

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The Raid 2(2014)

| 2h 30min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 844 votes)

After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

The Raid(2012)

| 1h 41min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,202 votes)

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.

Directed by Gareth Evans - With Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian

Comic 8(2014)

1h 45min | Action, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Eight young people from various reasons and motives coincidentally rob a bank at the same time. They had to work together to find answers to the puzzles, and find the best solution for all.

Directed by Anggy Umbara

The Act of Killing(2012)

| 1h 55min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 242 votes)

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only into the memories and imaginations of mass murderers, but also into a frighteningly banal regime of corruption and impunity.

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer


1h 46min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 64 votes)

In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta.

Directed by Gareth Evans - With Iko Uwais

Tour on Mud(2017)

Eleven years has passed, 16 villages are flooded by mud in Sidoarjo. Locals are forced to get used to the disaster and managed to create jobs on their own. They are selling the view of their drowned villages as tourist attraction and motorbike taxis to ride along the mud shore. Everyday, the motorbike taxi drivers shares their experience when the mud erupted and drowned their villages with the tourists.

Anxietus Domicupus(2021)

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Night Bus(2017)

2h 19min | Drama

A group of civilians share a bus ride to Sampar, a town full of natural resources. It is heavily guarded by the state army who is fighting against the rebel militias, who want freedom over their homeland.

Chants of Lotus(2007)

1h 45min | Drama

This is an omnibus film, directed by 4 females and consists of 4 stories about women.

I Am Hope(2016)

1h 48min | Drama

Mia is a writer who's very eager to make her own play with her musician father, Raja Abdinegara, until that very dream halts due to her newly found lung cancer, the same disease that once claimed the life of her mother. Mia and Raja, who came from wealth, now have barely enough for their needs, for the cost of her mother's treatment in the past means the musician has lost his muse. When Mia discovers she has only eight months left to live, accompanied by the presence of the Rainbow Girl, her own fictional character that was inspired by her mother, Mia sets herself to be as positive as possible. When Mia attends an independent play, she meets a young actor, David. As their relationship becomes romantic, they seem to resolve their grief.

Senggol Bacok(2010)

3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

When Galang tries to forget her fiance, fate brings him to Laras, a sweet girl who melts his heart. Unfortunately, Galang's temperament distanced himself from Laras. Not intentionally, Galang successfully beat up Lara's father who he suspected a criminal. Lara's father also had to be hospitalized because of good intentions of Galang who spread peanut butter. Galang and Lara's love increasingly complicated by the presence of a new boarding house residents, Donny. Youth calm but this cunning, guile have a million in his brain to get the heart Laras. Strategy struggle of "muscle" versus "brain" between Galang and Donny grab attention of Laras who was unavoidable. Discos and aided by a motivator psychiatric first-class, Galang trying to control his emotions in order to win the battle against Donny.

Directed by Iqbal Rais

Die Before Blossom(2014)

1h 29min | Documentary

An observational documentary about the end of childhood, describing how young Muslim girls grow up in Indonesia 's middle class of today.

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1h 29min | Horror, Thriller
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A college teen gets possessed by three satanic spirits after retrieving a mysterious odd doll. With the help of her two friends, they must race against time in order of what is something sinister happening to her before time runs out.

Directed by Rizal Mantovani

Pocong Mandi Goyang Pinggul(2011)

1h 13min | Comedy, Horror
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Drunken Ferdi goes home from a night club and hits a car. A month latern Ferdi often sees ghosts. At the time Ferdi is also in a relationship with Sasha through cyberspace. Ferdi’s family who are suspicious try to investigate the background of Sasha. They find a connection between the presence of Sasha and Ferdi’s accident.

Hari Untuk Amanda(2010)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love

It tells about a girl in hesitation before her marriage, for her ex-lover, who once shared 8 years of romance with her, returns to her life. In the end she must choose one of them.

Jamila and the President(2009)

1h 27min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Jamila is a prostitute serving a life sentence behind bars. She surrenders herself to the authorities after admitting she killed a high-ranking minister, and refuses to be represented by any lawyer or request a plea to ease her sentence.

A Very Slow Breakfast(2003)

6min | Drama

When a boy is too confused to speak with his non-communicative family, words eventually lose their meaning. He decides to communicate with his dandruff and a cup of cold coffee instead. His father ignores these eccentricities, assuming it is just a ploy to get attention. Meanwhile, the boy's sister likes exercising seductively in front of men and is better able to capture her father's attention than her brother. Their mother is oblivious, perpetually talking to people on her mobile phone and the space the family occupies grows narrower and narrower.

Supernova: The Knight, the Princess, & Shooting Star(2014)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After meeting at a party, two Indonesian students studying in the US embark on a project to create a science fiction epic that will captivate the masses.

Catatan (Harian) Si Boy(2011)

1h 39min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Satrio and Natasha met in an incident. Satrio who is interested in Natasha decides to help her find the owner of a diary of a man named "Boy".

Directed by Putrama Tuta

Rocket Rain(2013)

1h 39min | Drama

A video artist working on his latest project, is unexpectedly visited by his long lost friend, Jansen. Jansen is having a troubled relationship with his wife. He escapes the city and meet him who has gone through a similar problem. During their awkward reunion, they became aware of how far apart they have grown, and at the same time unfolding each others breakdowns. Rocket Rain touches on the human longing for inner peace within the shifting values of contemporary Indonesian family. In a country where traditions are considered sacred, the concept of nature and social values are being mediated by the demands of modernity. Rocket Rain is a story of people who are trying to cope with this complexity of endless contradictions.

Banda, The Dark Forgotten Trail(2017)

1h 34min | Documentary

A documentary about the illustrious history of spice trade in Banda East Indonesia.

The Warrior(1981)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Barry Prima plays Jaka Sembung, a Robin Hood figure who possesses mystical powers. Captured, tortured and left for dead, he returns even more powerful than before. In desperation the invaders resurrect an evil wizard and set him against Jaka Sembung in a fierce fight to the death.

The Warrior and the Ninja(1985)

1h 34min | Action, Fantasy
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Balung Wesi was defeated in battle and is seeking revenge on Ki Sapu Angin, the teacher of Jaka Sembung, The Warrior. In mobilizing power to fight the Dutch, The Warrior makes the acquaintance of Bajing Ireng (Black Ninja).

Directed by H. Tjut Djalil

The Warrior and the Ocean Goddess(1990)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Jaka Sembung enlists the help of a sea goddess, Nyi Roro Kidul to help fight against the Dutch colonialist from conquering his country.


Fantasy flick starring Suzzanna and the usual magic special effects.

Samson Dan Delilah(1985)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Gory indonesian version of "Samson & Dalilah", starring Suzanna, the indonesian scream queen and directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra (the psycho who made Jaka Sembung, among others). In fact, this works like a rip off of Jaka Sembung but with Samson instead of Jaka. Gore and cheesyness for everybody!!!

War Victims(1983)

1h 36min | War, Drama

A women in prison movie set in a Japanese POW camp during World War 2.

The Seen and Unseen(2018)

1h 26min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Tantra and Tantri are inseparable. When they secretly steal eggs from the family’s sacrificial offering, Tantri always gets the whites and Tantra the yolks. One day, however, the yolk is missing, as is Tantra. Her brother gravely ill and in hospital, Tantri starts slipping into magical parallel worlds, approaching the inevitable farewell through costumes, body paint and dance. When at one point Tantri’s mother washes the paint from her face, it is as if tenderly to expel the illusion that things can remain as they are. In long dream sequences and against the background of the Balinese philosophy of sekala – the seen – and niskala – the unseen – Andini relates how one ten-year-old girl deals with parting and grief.

Bangkit dari Kubur(2012)

The car that Marlon, Ranggo, and Aril were in crashed into a motorcycle with a married couple. They flee but are haunted by Pocong and Kuntilanak.

Directed by Nayato Fio Nuala

Go Eight(2013)

2h 2min | Drama

When a journalist researches a story on corruption in a football league, her investigation leads to the potential involvement of a star player.

Directed by Andibachtiar Yusuf
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