Embark on an emotional voyage through the captivating world of Thai movies streaming on Netflix, where storytelling goes beyond boundaries and touches the deepest chords of the human heart. This thoughtfully curated collection introduces the most poignant narratives within Thai television, offering a journey enriched with emotional and poignant moments, compelling characters, and themes that resonate universally. As Netflix opens doors for a global audience, Thai movies emerge as powerful storytellers, telling stories that arouse empathy and have a lasting impression. From heart-wrenching romances to soul-stirring family movies, each film in this list is a testament to the emotional depth and artistic brilliance of Thai storytelling. Embark on this journey with us as we explore the top 10 most touching Thai movies available for streaming on Netflix.
1. Dear Galileo
Cherry and Noon, two Thai girls, intend to spend a year travelling around Europe. They took off for some motives that are incomprehensible to the adults but quite understandable to most youngsters. One faces a suspension from university, while the other experiences heartbreak. They had a fairly straightforward plan: they would obtain a student visa to enroll in an English school, but their real goals were to travel, explore the world, save money, and escape from the rigid reality of adulthood. The movie touches on the hard part of adulthood and the solid and emotional bond between two friends.
2. Die Tomorrow
Die Tomorrow is a compilation of stories depicting the final moments of people’s lives across Thailand, drawing inspiration from newspaper headlines. This slow-burning piece is the work of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and explores the meaning of life and death. For this complex cinematic masterpiece, the director drew inspiration from real-life news headlines, both the strange and the wonderful.
3. The Trapped 13: How We Survived The Thai Cave
The Trapped 13: How We Survived The Thai Cave is a documentary film produced by Netflix. The documentary acts as an oral chronicle of the incident told from the perspective of a coach and 12 boys stuck in the cave. Along with old footage from other media sources, it also features interviews with their parents, divers, and local government representatives.
4. Inhuman Kiss
A naïve teenage girl named Sai lives in a remote village and later learns that she has inherited the curse of Krasue. Her head would separate from her body at night and search for blood and flesh. The demise of their livestock frightens the villagers, which is when the Krasue hunt starts. Jerd, a buddy who joined the hunt for an unspecified purpose, and Noi, a childhood acquaintance who had recently returned to the village, chose to remain with Sai despite knowing a terrible truth.
5. Happy Old Year
Jean is a woman who returns from Sweden to Bangkok after three years and starts cleansing her family’s home by removing things that are not required or used anymore. However, Jean encounters a significant obstacle when she finds some belongings that once belonged to Aim, her ex-boyfriend. Jean and Aim try to resume their friendship despite their breakup due to Jean's aspirations to become an interior designer for the rest of her life, which brings back the old memories of their past.
6. Final Score
Final Score, a documentary released in 2007, delves into the narrative of four senior boys in high school as they brace themselves for the monumental challenge of their youth, the University entrance exam. The movie provides an in-depth view of the education system of Thailand and the challenges students have to go through to get accepted into a good college, which many students can resonate with.
7. Heart Attack
Yoon is a 30-year-old, busiest freelance graphic designer based in Thailand. After working for five days straight, strange and sudden changes appear in his body. Yoon is a person for whom time is money, which he does not want to waste by going to the hospital for his check-up. Yet, one day, Yoon is brought to the hospital against his will by Yoon, where he crosses paths with Doctor Imm, who is facing her own set of challenges. Since the encounter with Doctor Imm, Yoon appears to struggle to concentrate on his work, prompting his junior producer to constantly remind him to meet deadlines. Can Doctor Imm uncover what’s ailing Yoon before his heart condition deteriorates further? The film exposes the harsh reality of professionals working as freelancers and the challenges of time management.
After receiving the body of a boy named Min, a soul is given 100 days to unravel the mystery behind his suicide. If the soul is prosperous in revealing the mystery behind the suicide, then he will get a second chance to live. If he is unable to determine the motive behind the suicide of Min, what will happen? As the story proceeds, it uncovers the touching, thrilling, and intense side of the story that will make it fun for you to watch.
9. You & Me & Me
A heartwarming coming-of-age story unfolds, centered around identical twin sisters, You and Me, who share an incredibly close bond and everything in their lives. However, one day, a boy named Mark enters their life and tests their unbreakable relationship. However, they can share any stuff until it comes to a boy. What will be their next step? You & Me & Me is a 2023 movie that depicts the unconditional and strong bond between the two sisters and their love for each other.
10. Where We Belong
Sue's greatest dream has always been to move far from her hometown. However, when Sue finally gets the opportunity to move away from her hometown, she finds it difficult to do so because of her best friend, whom she cannot leave behind. Where We Belong is a beautiful coming-of-age story that gives an overview of Genz's who have different ideas and views on life from those of previous generations. The movie was released in 2019, touching the emotional part of the story.