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.
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