A movie produced by the late Yasmin Ahmad, named after the Malay word meaning ‘slit eye’, is a film about racial tensions. A local Chinese boy and a Malay schoolgirl newly in love are urged to. separate because of their racial and social differences. Sepet is definitely a good film to study on the pressures of society places on individuals.
Petaling Street Warriors (2011)
A classic comedy filmed locally, the story is based on a legend about a deposed emperor who fled China to escape assassins hired by his usurping uncle.
Although it is a fiction, it is great to see a local film living up to the standards.
The Journey (2014)
Malaysia’s highest grossing film when it was premiered, directed by Chiu Keng Guan and written by Ryon Lee; the movie is about the clash between a conservative father who was not happy with his daughter’s choice of a Caucasian husband. The couple embark on a journey to deliver their wedding invitation, and on the way, they forge a bond that enables them to overcome their differences. A film that promotes multiculturalism and mutual understanding, it encourages us to appreciates both similarities and differences between people.
Crossroads: One Two Jaga (2018)
The film portrays the life of corrupt cops from the Royal Malaysia Police who takes bribes from small business owners and get caught in criminal activity.
The uncensored version of the film was released on Netflix as an original film.
Jagat is a captivating Tamil-language film that tells a story about Malaysia’s Indian ethnic community. It is about a 12 year old boy named Appoy that grows up in a small town in the 90s. Despite his family wants him to have good education, he have different ideas. He immerses himself in Bollywood dramas, was drawn into his uncle’s life of crime and causes problems.
PASKAL is a movie that tells the story of Malaysian movie, and perhaps it is one of the best military film produced in Malaysia.
The movie tells a story about an officer from the Malaysian navy special forces unit, Arman Rahmat, who gets involved in anti-piracy operations, UN peacekeeping missions and a hostage situation off-Borneo.
Ola Bola (2016)
If you are one who is passionate and loves our own nation, Ola Bola will definitely bring you goosebumps when watching it. Besides telling stories about patriotism, the film also promote the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
It’s a movie about that highlights the glory of Malaysia’s football team in the 1980s. Inspired by true events, it reminds all of us Malaysians to be united as one, that is the true glory that Malaysia should achieve.