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Movies: Best Movies in Thai(ภาษาไทย)

Thai, or Central Thai (historically Siamese; Thai: ภาษาไทย), is a Tai language of the Kra–Dai language family spoken by the Central Thai, Mon, Lao Wiang, Phuan people in Central Thailand and the vast majority of Thai Chinese enclaves throughout the country. It is the sole official language of Thailand. Thai is the most spoken of over 60 languages of Thailand by both number of native and overall speakers. Over half of its vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language. Thai has a complex orthography and system of relational markers. Spoken Thai, depending on standard sociolinguistic factors such as age, gender, class, spatial proximity, and the urban/rural divide, is partly mutually intelligible with Lao, Isan, and some fellow Thai topolects. These languages are written with slightly different scripts, but are linguistically similar and effectively form a dialect continuum. Thai language is spoken by over 69 million people (2020). Moreover, most Thais in the northern (Lanna) and the northeastern (Isan) parts of the country today are bilingual speakers of Central Thai and their respective regional dialects because (Central) Thai is the language of television, education, news reporting, and all fo... ()

Thai is spoken in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia and 1,255 movies (between 1923 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Thailand (1,145). Popular genres for Thai movies are Drama (518), Comedy (421) and Romance / Love (306). Bad Genius (2017), Pee Mak (2013), The Protector (2005), Ong-Bak (2003) and Friend Zone (2019) are among the best known & most successful Thai movies.


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Bad Genius(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 363 votes)

Lynn, a brilliant student, after helping her friends to get the grades they need, develops the idea of starting a much bigger exam-cheating business.

Directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya - With Chanon Santinatharakul, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Thaneth Warakulnukroh

Pee Mak(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Horror
3.6/5 (with 55 votes)

Mak's friends just want to protect him, but his wife Nak won't let a small thing like her own death get in the way of true love in this horror-comedy.

Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun - With Mario Maurer, Davika Hoorne, Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk, Sean Jindachot, Nimit Luksameepong, Pongsatorn Jongwilak, ...

The Protector(2005)

R
| 1h 51min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 394 votes)

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.

Ong-Bak(2003)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Thriller, Crime, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 784 votes)

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.

Friend Zone(2019)

3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

In this world, there are many people who seem to be wandering along a relationship border-lining friends and lovers. This borderline is also commonly known as the friend zone. It is a special area for those who are stuck in the middle where they cannot really stay friends with their close friends, nor move forward to be their friends' lovers.

Directed by Chayanop Boonprakob - With Naphat Siangsomboon, Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul, Jason Young

Alone(2007)

1h 30min | Horror, Mystery, Drama
3.6/5 (with 98 votes)

When Pim and Ploy, twins conjoined at the stomach, are separated, the operation leaves Pim the surviving sister, haunted by Ploy's vengeful ghost.

Ong Bak 2(2008)

R
| 1h 38min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 296 votes)

Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the vicious slave traders who enslaved him as a youth and the treacherous warlord who killed his father.

Directed by Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai - With Tony Jaa

Kingdom of War: Part 1(2007)

2h 14min | Drama, History, War, Action
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.

The Medium(2021)

2h 9min | Horror, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 282 votes)

A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. But the goddess that appears to have taken possession of a family member turns out not to be as benevolent as it first appears.

Phobia 2(2009)

2h 5min | Thriller, Horror
3.1/5 (with 36 votes)

An anthology of five macabre short stories about hungry ghosts, comatose brain dead, a group of bright-eyed actors, an unscrupulous car salesman, and careless backpack tourists.

Hello Stranger(2010)

3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

Two strangers meet in South Korea, each on a vacation. When he misses his tour bus, he asks a woman if he can hang out with her for a few days. They have fun together, but never tell each other their names. So when the trip is over they don't know how to contact each other.

The Protector 2(2013)

R
| 1h 44min | Action
3.0/5 (with 120 votes)

Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham returns to his village to live in peace. But for someone as good in martial arts as him, peace is but a wishful thought.

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The Teacher's Diary(2014)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

Finding the diary of his predecessor, rural schoolteacher Song falls in love with its author, Ann, and sets out on a winding journey to find her.

Directed by Nithiwat Tharathorn - With Chermarn Boonyasak, Sukrit Wisetkaew, Sukollawat Kanaros

Chocolate(2008)

1h 33min | Action, Crime
3.7/5 (with 224 votes)

Zen, an autistic teenage girl with powerful martial arts skills, gets money to pay for her sick mother Zin's treatment by seeking out all the people who owe Zin money and making them pay.

Saranair: The Movie(2009)

1h 30min | Comedy, Documentary
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Comedy troupe Saranae get two interns to play pranks on a series of Thai and Korean celebrities.

Ong Bak 3(2010)

R
| 1h 35min | Action, Adventure, History
3.0/5 (with 199 votes)

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 and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel.

Long Live Love!(2023)

4.2/5 (with 6 votes)

A story about a party-animal Sati, a man whose attitude has left a broken family at home. Meta, his wife, is preparing to leave him. At age 15, his daughter, Namo is already jaded from a lifetime of broken promises.

Khun Pan(2016)

3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

This is a story about a police officer named Khun Phan in WWII. He is off on an undercover mission to take down a governor at an island which everyone there is considered as bandits.

Directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri

Daughter(1994)

1h 56min | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 1 vote)

Filmed in documentary style, Daughter is the story of four girls who face family problems and turn to heavy drug use in order to cope with their sad realities.

Oops! There's Dad(2005)

3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

It's been 30 years since Tum and Oh became the sweetest couple and the best father and mother. They have one lovely teenage daughter and son. Their family life gets into trouble when they secretly plan to visit the daughter Bitong for her birthday party without knowing that Bitong is hiding her artist boyfriend in the room. Meanwhile, Namtoey, their beloved son is trying very hard to reveal the truth about himself to the parents. Now, Tum and Oh have to confront the upside-down in their family.

Sunset at Chaophraya(2013)

2h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Set in 1939, the early days of World War II in Siam, to Angsumalin meeting one last time with her childhood friend, a young Thai man named Vanus. He is leaving for England for his studies and hopes that Angsumalin will wait for him and marry him when he returns.

Best of Times(2009)

1h 52min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

When friendship deepens into what veterinarian Keng hopes could become love, he learns that beautiful Fai still harbors feelings for her ex-husband who also happens to be Keng's best friend.

Adventure Planet(2012)

2.5/5 (with 6 votes)

Story of the adventures of three young men from two of the world's metropolis, New State Trinity Capital and Karen village in Northern Thailand. To help save the world from disaster recovery due to global warming.

Directed by Kompin Kemgumnird

The Giant King(2012)

3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A re-interpretation of Ramayana, the Thai animation film tells the story of a giant robot, Kiew, who's left wandering in a barren wasteland after a great war. Kiew meets Peuk, a puny tin robot who's lost his memory and is now stuck with his new big friend. Together they set out across the desert populated by metal scavengers, to look for Ram, the creator of all robots.

Directed by Prapas Cholsaranon

Spicy Beauty Queen of Bangkok(2004)

1h 57min | Comedy, Action, Crime
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Four drag queens plan to rob the bank but on the very same day another group of teenager have the same task as them.

Directed by Poj Arnon

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives(2010)

1h 54min | Drama, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 164 votes)

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave—the birthplace of his first life.

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul - With Jenjira Pongpas

Coffee Please(2013)

1h 45min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A man who wants to become a barrister falls for an architect, while another man heads up north to pursue a dream of starting a coffee plantation, where he meets a woman who shares his passion.

The Holy Man(2005)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Formerly a troubled youth, a monk is given charge of a Buddhist temple that is neglected by superstitious villagers who are under the spell of a fake psychic.

Directed by Note Chern‑Yim - With Pongsak Pongsuwan, Somlek Sakdikul

Beautiful Boxer(2003)

1h 57min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman.

Vow of Death(2007)

1h 38min | Comedy, Horror
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Ake, Whan, Don, and Moe are four high-school friends who always misbehave and never focus on school. When the time for their college entrance exams comes along, all of them decide they'll need some special help in order to pass. They visit a holy banyan tree and pray for themselves to easily pass the exams. Their wish is granted. However, when they come back to the holy banyan tree to redeem their vow to the tree, they find that the holy banyan tree has been cut down and transferred to be made into toothpicks! The foursome must now struggle to collect every little piece of the tree before their fortune reverses.

Directed by Piyapan Choopetch
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