Tuesday, October 16, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Thailand (27 Greatest Films 1929-2005)


When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.


1975 S.T.A.B. (Philip Chalong)
1977 Tongpan (Euthana Mukdasanit, Surachai Janthimathorn)
1979 The Scar* (Cherd Songsri)
1983 Puen Paeng (Cherd Songsri)
1984 The Citizen (Chatrichalerm Yukol)
1986 Butterfly and Flowers (Euthana Mukdasanit)
1987 Funbar Karaoke (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
1987 The Elephant Keeper* (Chatrichalerm Yukol)
1990 The Song of Chao Phyra (Chatrichalerm Yukol)
1994 Once Upon a Time... This Morning* (Bhandit Rittakol)
1997 Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters* (Nonzee Nimibutr)
1999 6ixty-Nin9* (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
1999 Iron Ladies (Youngyooth Thongkonthun)
1999 Nang Nak (Nonzee Nimibutr)
2000 Bang Rajan (Tanit Jitnukul)
2000 Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2000 Tears of a Black Tiger* (Wisit Sasanatieng)
2000 The Iron Ladies* (Youngyooth Thongkonthun)
2001 Monrak Transistor* (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
2001 The Moonhunter (Bhandit Rittakol)
2002 Blissfully Yours* (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2002 Isan Special (Mingmonkul Sonakul)
2003 Beautiful Boxer (Ekachai Uekrongtham)
2003 Last Life in the Universe* (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
2003 Sayew (Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Kiat Songsanant)
2004 Citizen Dog (Wisit Sasanatieng)
2004 Tropical Malady* (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

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