Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Thailand

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List of famous film directors from Thailand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Thailand has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Thai directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Thailand and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

This is a list that includes items like Kalp Hongrattanaporn and Areeya Chumsai.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Thai directors?" and "Which directors are from Thailand?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Thailand in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Thai directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Aditya Assarat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 47
Aditya Assarat is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer.
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Anand Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 56
Anand Tucker is a film director and producer based in London. He began his career directing factual television programming and adverts. He co-owns the production company Archer Street. He was ...more
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Anocha Suwichakornpong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 43
Anocha Suwichakornpong is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter and producer.
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 49
Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of ...more
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Areeya Chumsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 48
Areeya Sirisopa or Areeya Chumsai is an American model, teacher and filmmaker.
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Banjong Pisanthanakun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Bangjong Pisanthanakun is Thai filmmaker and screenwriter. With Parkpoom Wongpoom, he co-directed and co-wrote the hit 2004 Thai horror film, Shutter, and the 2007 horror film, Alone.
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Bhandit Rittakol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Dec. at 58 (1951-2009)
Bhandit Rittakol was an award-winning Thai film director, producer and screenwriter. His films include the controversial biographical film of Thai communist revolutionary Seksan Prasertkul, The ...more
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Bhandit Thongdee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 48
Bhandit Thongdee (Thai: บัณฑิต ทองดี, born March 1, 1971) is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His films include Mercury Man and The Unborn.
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Bhanubandhu Yugala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Bhanubandhu Yugala Dec. at 85 (1910-1995)
General Major Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala was a Thai film director, producer and screenwriter, playwright, composer and author. He was a grandson of King Chulalongkorn, the maternal grandfather of ...more
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Bin Bunluerit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 56
Bin Bunluerit is a film director and an actor.
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Bongkoj Khongmalai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 34
Bongkoj Khongmalai, nickname "Tak", is a Thai film actress. Films she has appeared in include Tom-Yum-Goong. She portrayed a young Thai woman forced into prostitution in Australia who ...more
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Chalie Intravichit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Chalie Intravichit age 96
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Chatrichalerm Yukol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 77
Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, or usually known by his nickname Mui, is a Thai film director, screenwriter and film producer. A prolific director since the 1970s, among his films is the 2001 ...more
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Cherd Songsri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)
Cherd Songsri was a Thai film director, screenwriter and film producer. A maker of period films that sought to introduce international audiences to his vision of Thai culture, his best-known ...more
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Chukiat Sakweerakul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 38
Chookiat Sakveerakul, born 1981 in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is also credited as Ma-Deaw Chukiatsakwirakul or Matthew Chukiat Sakwirakul. Chookiat's first ...more
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Ekachai Uekrongtham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 52
Ekachai Uekrongtham is a Thai theatre and film director. Based in Singapore, Ekachai is the founding artistic director of ACTION Theatre, a Singapore professional theatre company. Among his ...more
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Emmanuelle Arsan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)
Marayat Rollet-Andriane formerly Marayat Krasaesin or her birthname Marayat Bibidh, known by the pen name Emmanuelle Arsan, was a French novelist of Eurasian origin, best known for the novel ...more
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Euthana Mukdasanit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 67
Euthana Mukdasanit is a Thai film director and screenwriter. As a contemporary of Chatrichalerm Yukol, Euthana was among a group of directors that during the 1970s made films that focused on ...more
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Haeman Chatemee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Haeman Chatemee
Haeman Chatemee is a Thai film director. His debut film was the horror-comedy Body Jumper in 2001.
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Kongkiat Khomsiri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 44
Kongkiat Khomsiri is a Thai film director and screenwriter.
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Jakrawal Nilthamrong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Jakrawal Nilthamrong age 42
Jakrawal Nilthamrong is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.
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Jira Maligool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 58
Jira Maligool is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. He has directed three films, Mekhong Full Moon Party, The Tin Mine and Seven Something, and was the screenwriter behind the ...more
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Kalp Hongrattanaporn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Kalp Hongrattanaporn
Kalp Hongrattanaporn is a film director.
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Kirati Nakintanon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Kirati Nakintanon
Kirati Nakintanon is a film director.
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Kittikorn Liasirikun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Kittikorn Liasirikun age 52
Kittikorn Liasirikun, also known as Leo Kittikorn, is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His films include Bus Lane and Saving Private Tootsie.