The Best Vietnamese Movies 🎬 Learn Vietnamese The Fun Way

Learn Vietnamese With These Amazing Vietnamese Movies

If you are a regular reader you will probably know by now we don’t like just learning a language through textbooks. It’s about having fun and today we do just that as we discuss the best Vietnamese Movies to learn Vietnamese!

Learning languages through movies is one of the most popular and effective ways used by students and you can see why.

Movies are not just for entertainment but also give you a cultural education that enriches your language comprehension.

Perhaps more importantly, they expose you to a more natural form of the language with authentic vocabulary and slang used in daily conversations.

This is particularly useful for a language like Vietnamese where the North and South have very different dialects.

If you are learning Vietnamese, check out these five awesome V-movies hand-selected by our Vietnamese teaching team!

Vietnamese Movies #1 – Taxi, What’s Your Name?

Vietnamese Movies #2 – Naughty Kitchen God

Vietnamese Movies #3 – 200 Pounds Beauty

Vietnamese Movies #4 – Goodbye, Mother!

Vietnamese Movies #5 – Jailbait

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Vietnamese Movies #1 – Taxi, What’s Your Name?

“Taxi, What’s Your Name?” is a humorous journey of Thuong Phong and a cab driver named Binh Chi.

Thuong Phong is an absent-minded scientist who studies reptiles.

They meet when Thuong Phong missed a flight from Saigon to Da Lat.

Phong must catch a cab to the flower land in time for his proposal to his girlfriend May Ha.

Along the way, they encounter many awkward stories, including a stop by the hostel of a rather odd couple.

The chemistry between them slowly grows and they naturally fall in love with each other.

Thuong Phong’s proposal plan fails while suddenly he has to choose between two women.

This movie is one hour and a half long with actors from the South of Vietnam. It is a rom-com with a good pace for non-natives to get to grips with the language.

What will happen to Thuong Phong – Binh Chi and May Ha? Who will he choose?

You better tune in the find out!

Taxi, What’s Your Name? Trailer

How to Watch?

Watch it right here… or stream it on Netflix!

The link below has the film with English subtitles so you can follow it easily.

Vietnamese Movies #2 – Naughty Kitchen God

This is one of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Movies released in 2021.

Also a comedy, this Vietnamese movie is about a Kitchen God who manages the daily affairs of Minh’s house kitchen and Minh, a man infamous for his frivolous actions, debauchery, drunkenness, and revelry.

An unexpected accident occurs that causes the two (a God and a human) to stick together with a magic cord.

The Kitchen God and Minh go everywhere to find ways to untie this strange rope.

On this interesting and humorous journey, the two discover that there is a dark force gathering all the most powerful Kitchen Gods energy sources in the world, preventing all Kitchen Gods from returning to Heaven on 23rd December each year (according to Vietnamese folklore to dominate the Fire of mankind).

  • What do the Kitchen God and Minh have to do to combat this dark conspiracy?
  • What is that strange magic chain?
  • How does it link to the destiny of the Kitchen God?

There are certainly a lot of unanswered questions for us to understand here!

However, this comedy is a great way to understand Vietnamese traditions during the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year).

Again, the actors are all from the South so you may catch a bit of a Southern accent from it.

How To Watch?

Watch it right here.

The link below has the film with English subtitles so you can follow it easily.

Vietnamese Movies #3 – 200 Pounds Beauty

200 Pounds Beauty starring famous singer Vietnamese Minh Hằng is a remake of a popular Korean movie.  

The plot surrounds an overweight woman with a stunning voice who wants to fulfil her dreams of coming out of the shadows, and into the spotlight.

Desperate for success, she undergoes extensive plastic surgery to change her appearance, become a slender beauty and achieve her goals.

From ghost-singing for a not-so-talented pop star, she becomes viral with her new identity. 

The story is touching and shows the secrets behind show business in the entertainment industry where beauty is valued more than talent.

In this movie, the actors have a standard Northern Vietnamese accent.

200 Pounds Beauty Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoURjBWrT8U

How to Watch?

Check out the full movie below, or if you prefer, stream it on Netflix.

The video below also has English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQZ2ogm-zjk&t=101s

Vietnamese Movies #4 – Goodbye, Mother!

This Vietnamese Movie is a hugely popular one!

To prove that very fact, get this…

Recently, Goodbye, Mother jumped into the top ten most-watched movies in Vietnam three days after it was released on Netflix.

Van, the heir of a Vietnamese clan, returns home from the US for the first time in 9 years for the move of his father’s tomb.

The whole family is surprised to hear Van decides to bring a young Vietnamese American man named Ian along with him.

No one knew that Ian and Van were a thing. Many questions were unanswered!

In fact Van’s widowed mother Mrs Hanh fully expected him to get married and have kids to fulfil the heir’s duties.

To top it all off, his grandmother, who has senile dementia, mistakes Ian for her grandson.

While struggling to find the perfect occasion to come out, Van finds out instead that Mrs Hanh is seriously ill.

Van and Ian want to reveal their relationship but Van gets so overwhelmed by his filial duties.

This is a heartwarming piece beautifully depicting loving family relationships which are highly appreciated in Vietnam.

Goodbye, Mother! Trailer

How To Watch

Watch it here or stream it on Netflix.

Vietnamese Movies #5 – Jailbait

The drama-comedy, Jailbait, was one of the highest-grossing Vietnamese movies in 2018.

The story chronicles a playboy’s life which changes forever after he meets and sleeps with a feisty high schooler who is yet to turn 18.

To avoid legal trouble, he agrees to be her fake boyfriend.

It turns out that the naïve girl knows exactly what she’s doing as she attempts to blackmail the playboy to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.

Jailbait Trailer

How To Watch

You can stream it on Netflix.


If you are learning Vietnamese we highly recommend you check those Vietnamese Movies out!

As we stated at the beginning of the article…. Take away the formality of your studies and enjoy kicking back with a drink and some popcorn and take in genuine, authentic native speaking Vietnamese accents!

Have you seen a Vietnamese Movie you want to share? Why not comment below and tell us what you thought of it. We’ll watch it and include it in the list if we like it!

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Vietnamese Movies – FAQ’s

How do you say Movie in Vietnamese?

Movie in Vietnamese is bộ phim.

What are some recent, popular Vietnamese movies I can watch?

Recently, Goodbye, Mother jumped into the top ten most-watched movies in Vietnam three days after it was released on Netflix.

Another favourite of ours is the drama-comedy, Jailbait, was one of the highest-grossing Vietnamese movies in 2018.

What is the movie “Taxi, What’s Your Name” about?

“Taxi, What’s Your Name?” is a humourous journey of Thuong Phong and a cab driver named Binh Chi.

Thuong Phong is an absent-minded scientist who studies reptiles.

They meet when Thuong Phong missed a flight from Saigon to Da Lat.

Phong must catch a cab to the flower land in time for his proposal to his girlfriend May Ha.

Along the way, they encounter many awkward stories, including a stop by the hostel of a rather odd couple.

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