Best new Indonesian/Bahasa Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Indonesian/Bahasa movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Joko Anwar, Joshua Oppenheimer & Gareth Evans Indonesia's biggest directors?

For a country with over a 250 million residents, Indonesia’s movie industry is relatively unknown for many of us in America and Europe. So read on to find out which movies from the archipelago you definitely shouldn’t miss!

New Indonesian/Bahasa movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Dilan 1990

    DIRECTOR: Fajar Bustomi
    CAST: Iqbaal Dhiafakhri Ramadhan, Vanesha Prescilla, Yoriko Angeline, Gusti Rayhan

    Indonesia, 1990. Milea has just moved from Jakarta to Bundang. At high school, she doesn't know anybody. But then she meets Dilan, an eccentric and intelligent boy who is unlike all the boys. A sweet and touching coming-of-age story. Read more

    RATING: 77/100

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Best Indonesian/Bahasa movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Indonesian/Bahasa movies

  • Solo, Solitude

    DIRECTOR: Yosep Anggi Noen
    CAST: Gunawan Maryanto Marissa Anita Eduward Manalu

    A contemplative biopic about controversial Indonesian poet Wiji Thukul, who was banished by the Suharto regime because of his critical texts. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 19th, 2017

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Best Indonesian/Bahasa movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Indonesian/Bahasa movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Selamat Pagi, Malam

    DIRECTOR: Lucky Kuswandi
    CAST: Dayu Wijanto Adinia Wirasti

    A spectacle of a melancholy night through the eyes of three very different women who have their respective visions of the dynamics of this urban jungle known as Jakarta. Read more

    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 19th, 2014

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  • The Act of Killing

    DIRECTOR: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous
    CAST: Anwar Congo Herman Koto Syamsul Arifin

    An eccentric documentary that presents to the members of former death squad leaders in Indonesia, a challenge to create a re-enactment of their atrocities and... Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 8th, 2013

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  • The Raid 2: Berandal

    DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans
    CAST: Iko Uwais Yayan Ruhian Arifin Putra

    Just after a raid that almost costed Rama his life, he has to join a criminal syndicate as an undercover agent not just to bring it down but also to identify the corrupt... Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 11th, 2014

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  • Sang Kiai

    DIRECTOR: Rako Prijanto
    CAST: Ikranagara Christine Hakim Agus Kuncoro

    The film depicts the strategies of a strong-willed religious leader who was thefounder of Southeast Asia's largest Islamic organization, to attain his country's... Read more

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 30th, 2013

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  • The Raid

    DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans
    CAST: Iko Uwais Ananda George Ray Sahetapy

    A S.W.A.T team falls victim to corruption and treachery while executing a surprise raid on an influential mobster's tenement, they end up getting trapped and... Read more

    RATING: 76/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 13th, 2012

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  • Sang Penari

    DIRECTOR: Ifa Isfansyah
    CAST: Prisia Nasution Oka Antara Slamet Rahardjo

    A telling tale circling the dimensions of love, culture, duty and fate; Two teenagers fall in love but the harsh turns of fate have them separated to test their passion... Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 10th, 2011

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