Bhutan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)

110 min | Drama, Family

An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia.

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji | Stars: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam

Votes: 213

The Cup (1999)
70 metascore

The Cup (1999)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor

Votes: 2,846 | Gross: $1.07M

Milarepa (2006)
52 metascore

Milarepa (2006)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Milarepa is a tale of greed and vengeance - demons, magic, murder and redemption. It is the story of the man who became Tibet's greatest mystic.

Director: Neten Chokling | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Kelsang Chukie Tethtong, Jamyang Lodro, Jamyang Nyima

Votes: 948

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (2016)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

Somewhere deep in a forest of Bhutan, there is a gathering every twelve years of men and women chosen by the Old Man to enjoy a few days of anonymity. Masked silhouettes participate in ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Votes: 205

Travelers and Magicians (2003)
71 metascore

Travelers and Magicians (2003)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Drama

The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Tshewang Dendup, Gup Kado Duba, Dasho Kado, Sonam Lhamo

Votes: 2,103 | Gross: $0.51M

The Red Phallus (2018)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

We all live in one story but different realities. Or perhaps, we all live in one reality but different stories. And in between, there is just a mask.

Director: Tashi Gyeltshen | Stars: Tshering Euden, Dorji Gyeltshen, Singye

Votes: 231

Vara: A Blessing (2013)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama

In rural India, a young woman named LILA and her mother VINATA, a temple dancer wed to a Hindu god, find themselves on the fringes of society, struggling to make ends meet.

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Shahana Goswami, Ruvin De Silva, Swaroopa Ghosh, Devesh Ranjan

Votes: 86

Shelldon (2008– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of a shellfish named Shelldon and his friends Herman and Connie.

Stars: Jason Kesser, Samuel Sadovnik, Lee Tockar, Michael Daingerfield

Votes: 30

Gringo Trails (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Gringo Trails raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism. With stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan, the film follows... See full summary »

Director: Pegi Vail | Stars: Costas Christ, Yossi Ghinsberg, Pico Iyer, Holly Morris

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.01M

Crossing Bhutan (2016)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

Crossing Bhutan tells the story of four veteran athletes' journey to explore Bhutan's enigmatic policy of Gross National Happiness by making the first 485-mile, border-to-border crossing of this isolated kingdom entirely by foot and bike.

Director: Ben Henretig | Stars: Imogen Heap, Tony Lillios, Terri Schneider, David Kelly

Votes: 26

Arrows of the Thunder Dragon - Director's Cut (2013)

89 min | Drama, Family, History

Set in the 1970s in the ancient Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, the story follows the drama of a remote village brother and sister passionate about the National sport of archery.

Director: Greg Sneddon | Stars: Tshering Zangmo, Kandu, Tandin Phub, Shacha

Votes: 27

Honeygiver Among the Dogs (2016)

PG | 132 min | Mystery

In remote Bhutan, an undercover detective investigates the case of a missing Buddhist nun and falls into a risky alliance with his only suspect- an alluring young woman known as the village "demoness."

Director: Dechen Roder | Stars: Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Sonam Tashi Choden, Chencho Dorji, Kunga Dorji

Votes: 172

Baeyul, the Hidden Paradise (2014)

160 min | Action

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Director: Tshering Gyeltshen | Stars: Tshering Choden, Sonam Penjore, Kencho Wangdi

Kushuthara: Pattern of Love (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

One single thread weaves the story of the past and present lives of two people. Two people born on the opposite sides of the world, destined to meet, and realize karmic conditions and their... See full summary »

Director: Karma Deki | Stars: Karma Chedon, Emrhys Cooper, Bumpa Dorji, Gyem Dorji

Votes: 20

The Farmer (II) (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

THE FARMER is the story of one man's resistance against the seemingly unstoppable megatrends of our time, spearheaded by a Bhutanese farmers' leader, Sangay, and told from the perspective ... See full summary »

Director: Irja von Bernstorff | Stars: Sangay Rinchen, Deki Selden

Gyalsey: Legacy of a Prince (2015)

100 min | Drama | Completed

Gyalsey, Legacy of a Prince is a dramatic feature film set in the Himalayan country of Bhutan, the last surviving Vajrayana Buddhist kingdom in the world. The essence of the Buddhist theme ... See full summary »

Director: Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk | Star: Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk

The Container (II) (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama, Family

This movie is based on a true story that took place in Bhutan about 30 years ago. It is about a mother who is trying to help her sick baby. When the mother wants to collect her baby's ... See full summary »

Director: Jamyang Jamyang

Yangsi (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

Recognized as the reincarnation ('yangsi') of one of the most revered Tibetan Masters of the 20th century, Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup must train to perpetuate this legacy, starting with an... See full summary »

Director: Mark Elliott | Stars: Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Votes: 22

Return of the Lotus-Born Master (2019)

Documentary, Biography, History

Shambhala Studio and William Lou Shanghai Productions Presents: "RETURN OF THE LOTUS-BORN MASTER: Decrypting the Dakini Code" Directed by Laurence Brahm Produced by William Lo and Laurence ... See full synopsis »

Director: Laurence Brahm | Stars: Ian Bake, David Bartosch, Laurence Brahm, Kunzang Choden

49th Day (2006)

135 min | Drama, Fantasy

A woman learns that her daughter, who lives in the capital city with her ex-husband and his new wife, is missing she rushes off to Thimphu. On the way, she meets with a terrible accident ... See full summary »

Director: Namgay Retty | Stars: Karma Chedon, Gyem Dorji, Ngwang Tshomo

The Container (I) (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Jamyang Dorji | Stars: Deki Yangzom, Sachiko Jamyang, Karma Tshering, Rinchen

Bardo: The Intermediate State (2010)

150 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Tenzin is a pious and an enterprising businessman loved and adored by his wife Peydey. The couple is doing extremely well when Tenzin is murdered by his elder brother Wangdue under the ... See full summary »

Director: Chencho Dorji | Stars: Tshering Phuntsho, Lhaki Dolma, Sonam Choki, Karma Chhechong

Gasa lamai singye (1989)


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Director: Ugyen Wangdi

3 Year 3 Month Retreat (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Can Lhamo, a young, wounded girl facing the harsh gaze of the world, find her own form of retreat and redemption?

Director: Dechen Roder | Star: Dechen Zangmo

Votes: 12

Thank You, Sir! I Am A Teacher (2012)

190 min | Drama

A passionate teacher believes that a teacher dedicated to his/her calling can change the world.

Director: Tshering Gyeltshen | Stars: Tshering Gyeltshen, Namgyel Lhamo, Tshering Zangmo

Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

An adventure documentary from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This little Buddhist nation, home to the world's most ambitious commitment to protect nature, faces urgent pressure to dam ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Hamilton | Stars: Hari Chhetri, Jean-Andre Corpuz, Aikta Suri Dhillon, Misty Dhillon

Singye (2018)


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Director: Sonam Dorji Casper | Stars: Gyrm Dorji, Thakur Anoop Singh, Sangay Tsheltrim, Tshering Yangki

School Among Glaciers (2003)

72 min | Documentary

School Among Glaciers is a compelling documentary about a schoolteacher who sets out on a 14-day journey on foot to Lunana. He survives a number of narrow trails and high passes including ... See full summary »

Director: Dorji Wangchuk

Norbu, My Beloved Yak (2006)

90 min | Drama

"There are more mountains beyond those mountains."

Director: Pelden Dorji | Stars: Sonam Choki, Choeku Dorji, Kezang Tobden

Votes: 7

Muti thrishing (2005)

165 min | Drama

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Directors: Pelden Dorji, Tshering Gyeltshen | Stars: Sonam Choki, Tshering Gyeltshen

Votes: 6

Bhutan (2013)

Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure | Completed

Explore the culture and beauty of Bhutan.

Director: Nathan Herbeck

Do You Know Your Child? (2013– )


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Star: Choni Zug Selden

Prophecy (2015)

92 min | Drama

When an ancient Buddhist scripture is discovered, a senior Buddhist monk embarks on a long journey in search of a young boy who is prophesied to be a reincarnate Lama destined to propagate ... See full summary »

Directors: Zuri Rinpoche, Zuri Rinpoche | Stars: Lekzin Choden, Lekzin Choden, Loday Chophel, Loday Chophel

Votes: 10

Shooting for Democracy (2010)

56 min | Documentary, History, News

Shooting for Democracy brings together voices of students in the world's smallest emerging democracy with those in its most established. The film is a vibrant portrayal of two nations as ... See full summary »

Directors: Meghan Shea, Mike Rogers

Lekzin (2016)

120 min | Drama

Seven year old Lekzin is brought to a bridge leading to a temple by her mother Bidha, and asked to wait for her to come back. Night falls and thunders roar, but Bidha is no where to be seen... See full summary »

Director: Druksel Dorji | Stars: Tshering Chophel, Lhaki Dolma, Chencho Dorji, Chencho Dorji

Searching for the Lotus Born Master: Eight Manifestations of Quantum Energy (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

A Himalayan Film Expedition Explores weather the founder of Tibetan buddhism may also be the father of Quantum Physics

Director: Laurence Brahm | Stars: Allen T. Cheng, Senge Chokha, Khenpo Thinlay Dorjay, Ani Choyin Drolma

Lengo (2005)


A sad story, which revolves around a village 'Lengo' (literally: a dumb guy) who foolishly believes one of prettiest girls in the village is in love with him.

Director: Chencho Dorji | Stars: Gyem Dorji, Rinchhen Namgay, Karma Chedon, Damcho Zam

The Last Dragon Kingdom (2009)

5 min | Documentary, Short, History

This short film is a meditation on the nature of change and the Buddhist precept of impermenance. A visual journey through the ancient Kingdom of Bhutan, a Buddhist country experiencing ... See full summary »

Directors: Aine Carey, David Emery

In Search of a Nation (2015)

109 min | Drama, Family

2014, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees there are 51.2 million people forcibly displaced across the world. Among them, 120,000 refugees are from Bhutan.

Director: Prakash Angdembe | Stars: Hemanta Budhathoki, Baboo Bogati, Meena Koirala, Aruna Karki

Votes: 13

Nge Tsawai Lama (2017)


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Director: Wangchuk Talop | Stars: Gyem Dorji, Tashi Penjor Dorji, Sonam R. Kuensel, Sherab Lhamo

The Red Door (2014)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

A man wakes up to the sound of water drops leaking from the sky of his bleak world. A contact with the outside world comes through a mobile phone devoid of human connect. The journey begins... See full summary »

Director: Tashi Gyeltshen | Star: Karma Wangchuk

Journey for Happiness (2013)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

A women travels for happiness on a pilgrimage to the sacred Buddhist site Bodh Gaya in India. She wants to do good, create good karma, and happiness. But how is it possible confronted with ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Venoe Thesbjerg | Star: Phub Wangmo

Ap Bokto (2014)

53 min | Animation

Ap Bokto travels through a thick forest where he meets various wild animals which includes a bear, leopard and a tiger who are willing to make him as their meal. The story revolves around ... See full summary »

Director: Karma Dhendup

Votes: 9

Das Tal der Frauen: Erlebnisse einer Schweizer Bäuerin in Bhutan (1994 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Marianne Pletscher | Stars: Dorje Dölma, Tina Joos

Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan (2011)

64 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

'Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan' takes you on an inner and outer journey into the heart of the last remaining Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan as it transitions into the world's newest ... See full summary »

Directors: Emily Davidow, Joshua Davidow | Stars: Rebecca Riedy, Robert Thurman

Tshangpa (2002)

135 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Pema Rinzin | Stars: Lhaki Dolma, Samdrup Dolpa, Namdruk Dorji, Thinley Phuntsho

DHARMA: finding the right path (2016)

95 min | Drama | Completed

Alcoholism is a disease. And many have succumbed to it. Dharma is a young, vivacious man, whose life turns topsy-turvy, when his personal relationship with his wife fails. He resorts to ... See full summary »

Director: Chencho Dorji

Price of Knowledge (2000)

35 min | Short

Day by day, 11 year old Sherab Dorji walks three hours to school. In the early morning he meets the other children of his village at a chorten, a Buddhist shrine. From there, they walk to ... See full summary »

Director: Ugyen Wangdi

Sacrifice (V) (2015)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

A retired Army General from the Kingdom of Bhutan recounts his memories, to his grand-daughter, of his servitude during a restless period for the country and the sacrifices he made

Director: Zuki Juno Tobgye

An Original Photocopy of Happiness (2011)

23 min | Short, Drama, Family

A 16 year old girl goes looking for her father, who she has never met, and whose identity her mother will never reveal. A touching first person narrative, following a day in the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Dechen Roder | Star: Dechen Tsomo

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