SuckSeed is a Thai comedy movie directed by Chayanop Boonprakob in 2011. Starring Jirayu Laongmanee and Pachara Chirathivat, this film was based on the director's short film about the young members of a band.
The Overture is a musical drama movie directed by Ittisoontom Vichailak starring Anuchit Sapanpong in 2004. Based on a Thai palace musician's story, this film won several awards at Thailand National Film Association Awards.
Chocolate is a Thai action movie directed by Prachya Pinkaew starring Yanin Vismitananda and Hiroshi Abe in 2008. This film follows the story of a girl who has an autism learning martial arts.
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Did you know that Pee Mak is currently the highest grossing film of Thai cinema? Pee Mak is a 2013 Thai film combining 3 different genres such as romance, comedy, and horror. The film is an adaptation of popular local folklore about Mae Nak. Mae Nak or Nang Nak is a well-known female ghost in Thailand. One of the most dominant genre in Thai films are horror films. Majority of the best Thai movies like Pee Mak loves to include spooky plot lines and feature ghosts. Other popular Thai horror films like Shutter, The Eye, Coming Soon, and Art of the Devil film series also received international success.
Another popular Thai film genre and what probably takes the crown, are Thai action films. The film, Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior starring Thai actor and martial artist, Tony Jaa paved the way for Thai action films to be recognized internationally. Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior with the U.S. title, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior was directed by Prachya Pinkaew and was released in 2003. Tony Jaa was internationally named as the next big martial arts star for his performance on the said film. Other popular Thai film genres aside from horror and action are comedies, animation, crime, historical, and gay films.
#4Love of Siam
Love of Siam is a Thai romantic drama movie directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul in 2007. It received accolades at the Starpics Awards, Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards, Kom Chad Luek Awards, and Osaka Asian Film Festival.
Shutter is a Thai horror movie directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom in 2004. It was nominated for Best Film at Golden Kinnaree Award and became the fifth highest-grossing film of the same year.
#6Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is an international martial art and action film directed by Prachya Pinkaew. It was first released on February 11, 2005, by Magnolia Pictures with an MPAA rating of R. It starred Tony Jaa and Petchtai Wongkamlao.
Bangkok Dangerous is a Thai crime movie directed by Pang Brothers in 1999 starring Adirek Wattaleela. Following the story of a deaf-mute hitman, this film won an International Critics' Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bad Genius is a Thai heist thriller movie directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya starring Chutimon in 2017. This film became the highest-grossing Thai film of 2017 which earned several awards from different countries.