Lao (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Rescue Dawn (2006)
77 metascore

Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

Votes: 100,399 | Gross: $5.49M

Air America (1990)
33 metascore

Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 26,790 | Gross: $31.05M

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
87 metascore

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 13,809 | Gross: $0.18M

River (I) (2015)
57 metascore

River (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Thriller

In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

Director: Jamie M. Dagg | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Douangmany Soliphanh, Sara Botsford, Ted Atherton

Votes: 2,011

Mekong 2030 (2020)

93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

MEKONG 2030 is an anthology film comprising five short stories that envision the future of the Mekong River from different cultural perspectives.

Directors: Anysay Keola, Sai Naw Kham, Pham Ngoc Lan, Kulikar Sotho, Anocha Suwichakornpong | Stars: Minh Chau, Hoang Ha, Rous Mony, Khamhou Phanludeth

Votes: 22

The Long Walk (2019)

116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother's painful death.

Director: Mattie Do | Stars: Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy, Vilouna Phetmany, Por Silatsa, Noutnapha Soydara

Votes: 90

The Rocket (2013)
72 metascore

The Rocket (2013)

96 min | Drama

Laos. In a land ravaged by war and exploitation, a boy whose family believe he is cursed must redeem himself by taking part in a dangerous rocket competition.

Director: Kim Mordaunt | Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam, Boonsri Yindee

Votes: 2,916

Dearest Sister (2016)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

A village girl travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin who has lost her sight and gained the ability to communicate with the dead.

Director: Mattie Do | Stars: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk, Manivanh Boulom

Votes: 287

Origin Story (2018)

106 min | Documentary

When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, 'Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad.' Twenty years later, she's finally ready ... See full summary »

Director: Kulap Vilaysack | Stars: Kulap Vilaysack, Scott Aukerman, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael

Votes: 144

The Betrayal (2008)
78 metascore

The Betrayal (2008)

96 min | Documentary

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath | Star: Thavisouk Phrasavath

Votes: 397

Heartbound: A Different Kind of Love Story (2018)

90 min | Documentary

In the small northern region of Jutland, Denmark, over 900 Thai women are married to Danish men, a trend that started 25 years ago when a former sex worker from Northeastern Thailand ... See full summary »

Directors: Janus Metz, Sine Plambech

Votes: 235

Soi Cowboy (2008)

117 min | Drama

A Thai woman tries to avoid working in the red-light district of Bangkok and seeks some security by living with a European man.

Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Nicolas Bro, Pimwalee Thampanyasan, Petch Mekoh, Natee Srimanta

Votes: 198

Century of Smoke (2019)

90 min | Documentary

Laosan, a young family man, spends all his time smoking opium. For his community, lost in the heart of the Laotian jungle, opium farming is the only way to survive. But opium is also the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Graux | Stars: Pyawqdzei Dzanrbo, Lome Armyovq, Byevpyawq Dzanrbo, Sawvqnm Ngap

Votes: 12

Mekhong Full Moon Party (2002)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

Khan, a Nong Khai native now attending university in Bangkok comes home for the annual Naga fireballs festival, just as a debate is raging over the cause of the fireballs. A local physician... See full synopsis »

Director: Jira Maligool | Stars: Thidarat Chareonchaichana, Noppadol Duangporn, Boonchai Limathibul, Jonathan Morrill

Votes: 286

Noo Hin: The Movie (2006)

102 min | Comedy, Musical

Based on the popular Thai comic strip, "Noo-Hin" centers on the adventures of a diminutive and accident-prone girl from rural Northeastern Thailand who moves to Bangkok and ends up working ... See full summary »

Director: Komgrit Triwimol | Stars: Rungrawan Tonahongsa, Kochakorn Suppakarnkitjakul, Panisa Buacharoen, Adisorn Insee

Votes: 64

Bangkok Nites (2016)

183 min | Drama

Bangkok, 2015. Ozawa, a Japanese man who had nowhere to go, meets Luck, a woman has reached the height of her glory on Thaniya Street, a place that flourishes by servicing only Japanese men.

Director: Katsuya Tomita | Stars: Subenja Pongkorn, Sunun Phuwiset, Chutipha Promplang, Tanyarat Kongphu

Votes: 155

Rina 2 (2017)


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Director: Harlif Hj Mohamad | Stars: Tauffek Ilyas, Chintana Soukkavongsa, Phongsavanh Boulom, Khouan Souliyabapha

Panya Raenu (2011)

Comedy, Drama, Music

Set in a village in Northeastern Thailand, "Panya Raenu" is a story of friendship and dream that centers on a young boy named Panya who has a talent to sing, but who is too poor to afford a... See full summary »

Director: Bin Bunluerit | Stars: Chothiwat Phonratsamee, Suthida Hongsa, Salinee Duangta, Yeong Lookyee

Votes: 41

Lost in Laos (2015)

71 min | Drama

When Coen gets a disturbing call from a clinic in Bangkok informing him that his brother David is seriously ill, Coen decides to follow the footsteps of his brother to find out what happened to him.

Directors: Jonathan Kray, Vincent Lodder | Stars: Chia Moua Julengkao, Jonathan Kray, Vincent Lodder, Paul John Macormaic

Votes: 24

Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

When backpackers visit a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West. Two worlds meet at... See full summary »

Director: Daan Veldhuizen

Votes: 127

Yam yasothon (2005)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Petchtai Wongkamlao | Stars: Petchtai Wongkamlao, Janet Khiew, Waew Jokmok, Chaipan Ninkong

Votes: 137

At the Horizon (2011)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

AT THE HORIZON is about two different worlds colliding: the wealthy influential people on the one hand and the poor and honest on the other hand. Sin, a wealthy boy had been spoiled by his ... See full summary »

Director: Anysay Keola | Stars: Khounkham Sidthiyom, Khamhou Phanludeth, Vatsana Sayoudom

Votes: 24

Chanthaly (2012)

98 min | Horror

A sickly young woman experiences visions of her dead mother. She struggles to determine if the apparition is simply a side effect of her daily medication, or her mother actually reaching out to her from beyond the grave.

Director: Mattie Do | Stars: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Douangmany Soliphanh, Soukchinda Duangkhamchan, Khouan Souliyabapha

Votes: 95

The Remnants (I) (2017)

75 min | Documentary, War | Completed

What is the most heavily bombed country in History? A country that never formally entered a war, Laos.

Directors: Riccardo Russo, Paolo Barberi, Riccardo Russo

Votes: 8

Broken Line North (2019)

16 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Two broken people - a Lao-Australian woman and a teenage hitchhiker - must navigate grief, isolation and an unlikely connection forged over one night in a roadside motel.

Director: Sunday Emerson Gullifer | Stars: Alice Keohavong, Kai Lewins, Shaun Komalla, Sandra Keohavong

Good Morning, Luang Prabang (2008)


A Thai photographer is sent to Laos by his boss. He had originally planned to travel to Japan to persue his photography. Little does he know he begins to fall in love with his Laotian tour guide.

Directors: Sakchai Deenan, Anousone Sirisackda | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Khamly Philavong

Votes: 100

Really Love (2014)

Comedy, Horror

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Director: Phoumsana Sirivongsa

Above It All (2015)

96 min | Drama

Noy, a male medical graduate who seems to lead a perfect life, is pressured by his parents to marry his beautiful rich girlfriend. When he can no longer deny and hide his sexual preference,... See full summary »

Director: Anysay Keola

Votes: 11

You're There in the Sun Let Go (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama, Music

A 70 year old Laotian man finds musical inspiration through an unlikely encounter with an abusive father.

Director: Van Ditthavong | Stars: Voradeth Ditthavong, Tanner Garmon, Christopher Phipps

Lucky Loser (2006)

Comedy, Sport

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Director: Adisorn Trisirikasem | Stars: Jakrit Panichpatikam, Noi Po-ngam, Praew Prapintip, Michael Shaowanasai

Votes: 41

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story (2019)

Short, Drama, Horror

A middle-aged Laotian refugee struggles with his harrowing past, failing marriage, and demanding career when he is haunted by a mysterious, supernatural entity from his homeland.

Director: Phet Mahathongdy | Stars: Phet Mahathongdy, Ova Saopeng, Lidet Viravong

PBTB E-San Indy (2014)


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Directors: Jinnapat Ladarat, Uthen Sririwi | Stars: Thanachat Tullayachat, Boonsri Yindee

Votes: 17

From Pakse with Love (2010)


Ray McDonald is a photographer who is down on his luck when he travels to Pakse in Southern Laos to take on an assignment as a wedding photographer. There he meets a beautiful Lao woman who... See full summary »

Director: Sakchai Deenan | Stars: Ray MacDonald, Khamly Philavong

Votes: 16

Land of Freedom (1970)

Not Rated | 67 min

For several years, Arina, her father Valeri, Nicolai, Roman have been coming to the natural reserve of Stolby, situated a few kilometers away from the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, ... See full summary »

Director: Phonepheth Inphom

Vientiane in Love (2015)

105 min | Drama

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Directors: Phanumad Disattha, Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, Anysay Keola, Vannaphone Sitthirath

20 Years of the Revolution (1965)

60 min

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Director: Sisana Sisane

River (I) (2019)

29 min | Short

An unknown time, on a remote ferry, lived a boatman. Known as the hermit. On the other side of the river, there's a temple hidden in the jungle, behind the mountain. Pilgrims cross the ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Luo | Stars: Khamphoun Boliboun, Gnannavouthi Chanthalangsy, Piyamarth Phounpaseuth

Lao Wedding (2011)

77 min | Romance

A magazine writer visits Laos for an assignment and meets a beautiful local girl. Will a series of unexpected events keep them apart?

Director: Sakchai Deenan | Stars: Pakorn Chadborirak, Khamly Philavong, Thaniya Ummaritchoti

Votes: 13

Hello Yasothorn 2 (2009)

Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Director: Petchtai Wongkamlao | Stars: Petchtai Wongkamlao, Janet Khiew, Harin Suthamjarus, Sudarat Butrprom

Votes: 45

Papaya (2019)

12 min | Short

A love letter to cultural identity. The film follows the "life" of papaya and takes a glimpse at a family beyond the Southeast Asian diaspora. A young mother's unspoken trauma is triggered, but also comforted by.

Director: Kayleb Lee | Stars: Safinah Chau, Kimberly Nguyen, Heather Saelee, Liam Hendrix Tay

Luang Prabang (2010)

64 min | Documentary

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Director: Guy Mousset

Bua daeng (1988)

81 min | Drama, War

Set in a small village in Vientiane Province in the early 1970s. Pathet Lao troops have gained the upper hand over the US-backed Royal Laotian army. The government wants to use the village ... See full summary »

Director: Som-Ok Southiphone | Stars: Khanthaly, Amkha Ouparasane, Vongdeuane Phonsavan, Somchit Vongsamang

Votes: 15

Our Land (1973)


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Life and Death in Vientiane (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

In a city without an official ambulance service, volunteers at Vientiane Rescue have the responsibility of being the difference between life and death on the streets.

Director: Rob Innes

The Sound of Gunfire from the Plain of Jars (1983)

81 min | Drama, War

The Sound of Gunfire from the Plain of Jars is a fictional recount about the escape of Pathet Lao unit surrounded by Royal Lao Government forces in 1958 in the plain of Jars. This movie was... See full summary »

Directors: Ky Nam Pham, Somchith Pholsena | Stars: Nang Khamseng Deuan, Khamphay Khamvongsa, Noy Nouathgnam, Sokhith Saygnakoumman

Fallen Star Rising Sun (2019)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A unique, short documentary about the first Lao-American bodybuilder, Ko Chandetka, and his bodybuilding career. From stardom to the fall from grace, the struggles and the journey back to ... See full summary »

Director: Bake Phouikham | Star: Ko Chandetka

Mekong, Paraná (2017)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Ignacio Luccisano

Moon City: The Rise of Ninja Attack (2018)

100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

In a distant future a new society of peace and order comes under attack from an ancient Evil force. Only a young newsreporter and her high flying ninja friends can save the city from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hans Kaufmann, Passaya Pholsena | Stars: Koy Chantakaly, Hans Kaufmann, Pantheen Luanglath, Thepsouda Nandhavong

The Area of Elephant Captors (1982)


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Director: Bounluane Bounlath

Those Below (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama

A young American man is forced to travel to the country of Laos to search for his estranged father who cut off contact with the family. With help from a local taxi driver, he finds his ... See full summary »

Director: Xaisongkham Induangchanthy | Stars: Michael Bate, Chris Kapeleris, Khamly Philavong, Kaewkun Saengphachan

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