Article: Top 10 Women-Centric Thai Movies

In this day and age where feminism is in full swing, we need movies with more female representation, films with a strong female lead who is not in the movies just as the love interest will encourage women to be like them, and more women-led movies should release. There are female-centric movies, but they are not enough society needs more movies with women in the lead speaking out their truths and standing up for themselves. As we speak of women's empowerment and female-oriented films, here are the top 10 Thai movies with female leads:

1. Visible Silence (2015)

Visible silence is a  2015 documentary directed by Ruth Gumnit. This documentary shows the sad reality of lesbians living in Thailand fighting for their acceptance. In the traditional Buddhist Society, people don't accept their sexuality. This documentary shows their fight against homophobia and discrimination. This documentary will take you on a journey of understanding their life closely.

2. Queen Of Langkasuka (2008)

Queen of Langkasuka is a 2008 movie directed by Nonzee Nimibutr. This movie belongs to the pirate fantasy genre. This movie is about a kingdom that will be under attack by pirates, so to protect their kingdom, three queens of Langkasuka unite to stop the invaders.

3. Where We Belong (2019)

Where we belong is a 2019 movie directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee about the journey of a girl about to step into her adulthood. This movie is about a girl who doesn't like where she lives and wants to leave everything behind in her hometown, even her best friend. When she decides to leave the town, she realizes it is hard to leave her best friend behind.

4. Bangkok Traffic Love Story (2009)

Bangkok Traffic Love Story is a 2009 rom-com directed by Adisorn Tresirikasem. The story revolves around a woman desperately searching for love as all her friends are getting married. She ends up meeting a boy, but she is tired of waiting for him to make the first move, so she takes matters into her own hands. It is interesting to see a girl not waiting for a man to take the first step.

5. The Legend of Suriyothai (2008)

The legend of Suriyothai is a 2008 movie directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol. The movie shows the life of the Thai queen Suriyothai who was considered very brave. She and her husband fought for her kingdom, and she sacrificed herself. This movie shows the strength of a woman who was never afraid to fight.

6. Raging Phoenix (2009)

Raging phoenix is a Rashane Limtrakul-directed movie that came out In 2009. This movie focuses on a girl searching for a mysterious gang abducting young girls. The Jaguar gang kidnaps those girls with a unique smell. The protagonist decides to learn martial art to fight this gang.

7. This Girl Is Badass (2011)

This Girl is a Badass is the 2011 movie directed by Mum Jokmok. The story is about a girl, Jakkalan, who lives with her uncle. Their life takes turns when she ends up being a bike messenger. She gets stuck between two gangs and their bosses who make her smuggle goods, the movie has a lot of action, and the lead is total badass like the title suggests.

8. Chocolate (2008)

Chocolate is a 2008 martial art film directed by Prachya Pinkaew. The movie follows the story of an autistic girl, Zena. She was interested in martial arts from a very young age. Her mother Zin becomes ill, and she needs money for her treatment. She decides to collect the debt from all the debtors with the help of her martial arts skill, and many more secrets get revealed.

9. Bad Genius (2017)

Bad Genius is a Nattawut Poonpiriya-directed 2017 movie based on a true story of an exam cheating racket on a crazy level. It is a story about Lynn, an intelligent student who used to leak question papers for money. But things got out of hand when she tried to do a cheating racket on an international level.

10. Samui Song (2017)

Samui Song is a 2017 crime thriller movie directed by Pen-Ek. This story is about a Thai soap actress in her 30s and her husband who religiously follows a very charming cult leader. As the actress can't bear her husband anymore, she decides to hire a sniper, but everything takes a U-turn when the plan fails. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seats till the end.