5 Movies set in Bangkok
1) Good Morning Vietnam
One of the best films portraying life in Southeast Asia. This was also one of Robin Williams’ most defining roles, playing a radio DJ during the Vietnam War. While the film portrays life in Saigon, Bangkok was actually the setting used for the city scenes. His object d’amour in the film was also a noted Thai actress: Jintara Sukapat.
2) The Hangover II
The raunchy U.S. comedy shot its sequel to the Las Vegas party epic in Bangkok, along with Krabi down south. The rooftop scenes were shot at the Sky Bar in the Lebua State Tower, and spawned the creation of the bar’s signature drink, the Hangovertini.
3) Bangkok Dangerous
This crime thriller starring Nicholas Cage was shot on location in Bangkok. An interesting note about the film was that the filming was delayed due to the political coup d’état that occurred while the movie was being made.
4) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The sequel to the popular romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary was filmed both in Phuket and Phang Nga Bay as well as in Bangkok, and starred Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger, and Colin Firth. Most of the Bangkok scenes were shot around the Red Light nightlife area of Soi Cowboy, which has become a popular shooting area for films wanting an infamous and iconic Bangkok landmark.
5) The Man with the Golden Gun
The James Bond classic with Roger Moore was shot in Bangkok as well as down on the islands around Phang Nga Bay. The film’s epic car chase scene was done in Bangkok, as was the muay thai boxing match, which was filmed at Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium.
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