A Little Thing Called Love, My Girl and Friendship are just a few relatively new romantic comedies from Thailand that you are sure to enjoy. All of them include captivating plots that will make you both sigh in contentment and laugh like crazy, and the talented actors and actresses in all three of these movies make the whole thing really shine. Along with checking out these three popular and enticing romantic comedies from Thailand, consider checking out a few other titles. If you do, you are sure to be glad that you did, and you might just find that Thai romantic comedies are your new favorite movies.]]>
The Iron Man
This 1975 war epic stars Krung Srivilai and Sombat Methanee. Although it is filled with exciting action, it also tells the story of heartfelt characters and their reactions to the violence of war.
This 1982 Thai action film tells the tale of a ruthless hit man as he battles a mafia chief.
Well done and superbly acted, â€œThe Bodyguardâ€ solidified Thailand’s reputation as an action movie powerhouse in 2004.
This classic was particularly popular in the west thanks to Tony Jaa’s direction and its nonstop action. The second film in the series tells the tale of a young boy learning all the martial arts, and the third is a revenge story with plenty of riveting action scenes.
Tony Jaa also directed this action blockbuster, and the plot is similar to his earlier films, but the action is even more intense.
Born to Fight
This film features less martial arts and more gun violence than others on this list, but it is definitely a Thai action film classic.
This sci-fi and fantasy action flick is a great introduction to the world of Thai films for children, but adults will enjoy it too.]]>
Panom Yeerum, formerly known as Tony Jaa in Western Culture. Yeerum, is a one man wonder. He does stunts, coreography, acting, directing, and martial arts. Three of his most well-known movies are Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, and Tom-Yum-Goong.
One of the newest young actors out there is Mario Maurer. At the age of 16 the actor had already made a name for himself with his leading role in the award winning movie The Love of Siam.
Chupong Changprung is known to his Western audience as Dan Chupong. The martial arts film actor began as a stunt man before becoming a leading actor. Before filming his role in the movie Dynamite Warrior he even took acting lessons.
Thun Thanakor is considered one of Thai’s “other” hot actors. (Mario Maurer takes first place.) Thun has been such movies as Fighting Beat and Seeyama.
Aof Chanapol Sattaya is an actor who is rising to the top of the Thai charts fast. He was cast in the leading role of â€˜Dr. Pawat’ and quickly rose to fame.]]>
In Thai cinema the first matinee idols paired together in numerous films were Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowaraj. After the success of their first film together Pimchaweeâ€™s Love Diary led to a series of collaborations throughout the 1960s.
Socially conscious movies became popular in the 1970s following the student uprisings in Thailand of 1973, and the attacks on demonstrating students in 1976. Chatrichalerm Yukol is one of the Thai cinematic legends to become popular during this period; during the 1980s Yukolâ€™s action movies based on police and government corruption became hugely popular. Sombat Matanee often starred in the action movies of Yukol, along with his popular onscreen love interest Aranya Namwong.
Matanee once held the world record for the most film appearances of over 600, including the 2000 international success Tears of the Black Tiger. This was the first Thai film to be shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and was directed by Thai new wave director Wisit Sasanatieng. The director mixed 1950s melodrama with modern action in Tears of the Black Tiger and 2004s Citizen Dog to become an internationally acclaimed film director.]]>
The first movie we picked was “The Victim”, which starred Pitchanart Sakakon as “May”. Her performance was very believable. She was hired by the police to re-enact the deaths of murder victims. She went on to act in “The Fatality” and “Saturday Killer”.
“Ong-Bak” is probably one of the greatest martial arts movies, and has to be on the list.Is this new to you? Catch up here This movie starred Tony Jaa. Jaa plays the role of Ting, who must go to the big city, and take on the underworld, when the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen.
The movie “Khan Kluay” was a groundbreaking introduction for Thailand’s first computer-animated feature. Digitally animated movies have become popular in the industry, so seeing this movie come out of Thailand was special.
You couldn’t have a top movie list without the film “Blissfully Yours”. This romantic movie was highly praised at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Finally, one of the funniest movies to come out of Thailand was “My Girl”, which starred Charlie Trairattana. We’ve all gone through crushes, and this takes you back to your youth, or shows how present-day love is put into funny situations.]]>
The origins of cinema in Thailand can be traced back to the beginning of film in the late nineteenth century. The way the story goes is when King Chulalongkorn was visiting Switzerland his journey was recorded and brought to Thailand to be presented. This moment in history created a stir and Thailand’s interest in film making was born. By the 1930′s Thailand had a burgeoning cinema scene inside its city walls. Thailand had many production companies and movies were being shown regularly throughout Bangkok. 16mm hit the scene after World War II and hundreds of films were created during this time that were rife with action and violent scenes being depicted in the movies. It wasn’t until the late 90′s that Thai cinema had a full on resurgence of cinema. Due to the competing force of Hollywood movies Thai cinema kind of fell off the maps throughout the seventies and eighties. Thailand experienced and new wave of movie making in the nineties which is still cherished today. As Thai cinema continues to compete in the world of movie making, there has been a lot of development both in terms of cinematography and mise en scene that has made Thai cinema unique and historically important.]]>