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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 46 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 55 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 42 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 48 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 47 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
Died 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 47 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 Died 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 55 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 33 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 95

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Chatrichalerm Yukol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 76 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
Died 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 37 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
Died 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 66 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 43 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 41 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 57 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 51 Kittikorn Liasirikun, also known as Leo Kittikorn, is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His films include Bus Lane and Saving Private Tootsie.

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Kohtee Aramboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 38 Koti Aramboy is an actor and film director.

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Kongdej Jaturanrasamee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 46 Kongdej Jaturanrasamee is a Thai screenwriter and film director. His screenplays include The Letter, Tom-Yum-Goong, Noo Hin: The Movie and Me ... Myself. His own films include Sayew and Midnight ...more

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Lee Chatametikool is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Lee Chatametikool Lee Chatametikool is a Thai film editor and sound editor. He is a frequent collaborator with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and other Thai independent directors, but has also worked on commercial ...more

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Mingmongkol Sonakul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 47 Mom Luang Mingmongkol Sonakul is a Thai film producer and independent film director. As the head of her own production company, Dedicate Ltd., she has produced films by Apichatpong ...more

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Mitr Chaibancha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Died at 36 (1934-1970) Mitr Chaibancha was a Thai film actor who made 266 films from 1956 to 1970. He died on October 8, 1970 at Dongtan Beach, Jomtien, Pattaya, after falling from a helicopter during the filming of a ...more

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Ml Bhandevanov Devakul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Ml Bhandevanov Devakul age 65 M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul is a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Peter Chan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 56 Peter Ho-sun Chan is a film director and producer.

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Monthon Arayangkoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Monthon Arayangkoon age 46 Monthon Arayangkoon is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. His credits include Garuda, the first all-digital Thai film production. His other films include The Victim and The House. ...more

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Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit age 34 Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Nithiwat Tharathorn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Nithiwat Tharathorn age 41 Nithiwat Tharathorn is a Thai film director. He made his directorial debut alongside five other directors on the 2003 childhood romantic comedy Fan Chan and his solo debut with the romantic ...more

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Nonzee Nimibutr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 56 Nonzee Nimibutr is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. Best known for his ghost thriller, Nang Nak, he is generally credited as the leader among a "New Wave" of Thai ...more

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Ong-Art Singlumpong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Ong-Art Singlumpong age 47 Ong-Art Singlumpong is a Thai film director.

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Pakphum Wongjinda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 50 Pakphum Wonjinda, Thai: ภาคภูมิ วงศ์จินดา, is a Thai film director and screenwriter. His first screenplay was for the horror-comedy, Body Jumper, which was based on a Thai ghost folktale. He ...more

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Panna Rittikrai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Died at 53 (1961-2014) Panna Rittikrai or birth name Krittiya Lardphanna was a Thai martial arts action choreographer, film director, screenwriter and actor. The leader of the Muay Thai Stunt team, he is best known ...more

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Parkpoom Wongpoom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 40 Parkpoom Wongpoom is a Thai filmmaker and screenwriter. With Banjong Pisanthanakun, he co-directed and co-wrote the hit 2004 Thai horror film, Shutter, and the 2007 horror film, Alone.

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Patchanon Thammajira is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Patchanon Thammajira Patchanon Thammajira is a film director.

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Paul Spurrier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 51 Paul Spurrier, is a British former child actor on stage, television, and film, and a screenwriter and film director. He appeared in more than thirty different roles, with credits including Anna ...more

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Payut Ngaokrachang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Died at 81 (1929-2010) Payut Ngaokrachang was a Thai cartoonist and animator. He created Thai cinema's first cel-animated feature film, The Adventure of Sudsakorn.

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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 56 Pen-Ek Ratanaruang is a Thai film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his arthouse work, Last Life in the Universe, and is considered to be one of Thai cinema's leading "new ...more

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Petchtai Wongkamlao is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 53 Petchtai Wongkamlao, is a Thai comedian, actor and film director. He is best known in Thailand by his stage name, Mum Jokmok; and is a popular Thai television personality. He is variously ...more

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Pimpaka Towira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 48 Pimpaka Towira is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter and film producer. Her films include One Night Husband and The Truth Be Told: The Cases Against Supinya Klangnarong.

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Pisut Praesangeam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Pisut Praesangeam is a Thai actor, film director, film producer and screenwriter. His films include Bangkok Haunted and Thai Thief.

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Poj Arnon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Poj Arnon age 44 Poj Arnon is a Thai film director. He is best known for his 2007 film Bangkok Love Story that won him the Grand Prize at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival.

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Pongpat Wachirabunjong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
age 57 Pongpat Wachirabunjong is a Thai singer, actor and film director. He is well known in Thailand for his role in the action films Heaven's Seven and Seven Street Fighters, as the red-shorts-clad ...more

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Pongsak Pongsuwan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Thailand
Pongsak Pongsuwan age 52 Pongsak Pongsuwan is a Thai comedian and actor. He is best known in Thailand by his stage name, Theng Therdtherng. A popular comedian in Thai nightclubs and on television, Theng made his ...more