Watching foreign series dubbed in Thai allows you to reach a new audience. Dubbing helps you understand the storyline better, while preserving the original performance of the actors. Netflix’s new slate of Thai content includes Once Upon a Star, a drama film about a travelling pharma-cinema troupe. It follows the troupe’s adventures while bringing movie magic to small towns.

Why Dubs Are Popular

A big reason why dubs are so popular is that they make foreign films and TV shows more accessible to a wider audience. This is especially true in the age of streaming, where many viewers can access a wide range of international content with the click of a button. The process of dubbing involves casting actors to voice the scripts for the film or TV show, and then matching those voices with the character on screen. The goal is to create a natural and consistent experience for the viewer. This can be challenging, but it is important to remember that the end result should be what the director and producers originally envisioned.

Streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu offer dubbed versions of their international content, which makes it easier for non-native speakers to enjoy. This also helps preserve cultural nuances that can be lost in translation. Moreover, it allows audiences to get a deeper understanding of the plot and acting performance.


Most popular anime series will have both subbed and dubbed versions available to ดูซีรี่ย์ฝรั่งพากย์ไทย. You can usually switch between the two from within a streaming service app or by changing the language on DVD and Blu-ray releases. One of Netflix’s most highly acclaimed foreign dramas, Fauda is a politically charged thriller about an elite team of Israeli commandos working in Palestine. With a frantic pace and sequences of white-knuckle suspense that would make it right at home in 24 or Homeland, this show delivers a complex view of the Middle East that’s not often shown on TV.

SMART is an online video-on-demand service that offers both subbed and dubbed anime for Thai audiences. Its extensive library includes globally popular shows like Boruto, One Piece, Gakuen Heaven, and Tokyo Ghoul. The site also has organized categories for dubbed and subtitled anime so viewers can easily find their favorites.

Live-Action Dramas

The biggest Thai stars elicit a wide range of emotions in their films – from machismo to melodrama. Some rely on a particular genre, such as teen films featuring the love stories of hunky young heroes and their doting mothers. Others draw on more political themes, such as Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram’s 1940 propaganda film King of the White Elephant that aimed to inculcate nationalist values. Once Upon a Star, directed by Nonzee Nimibutr, evokes the nostalgia of Thailand’s film history with its story of a quartet of traveling cinema dubbers who project silent movies for rural audiences while selling ’fever-breaking’ and ‘stomachia’ remedies slyly to their customers. While not based on a true story, it pays tribute to the kind of sentimental melodrama that was once a staple of Thai cinema. It’s a fitting love letter to cinema as an art form.

Sci-Fi Thrillers

There’s nothing quite like a good sci-fi thriller to take your mind off of mundane concerns and propel you into a world of sweeping possibilities. From classics like Alien and Blade Runner to newer offerings that push the boundaries of storytelling, sci-fi movies are known for their adrenaline-fueled action and thought-provoking philosophic questions. Sci-fi (withyasaastr) movies are less popular in Thailand (wiyyaan). People tend to prefer movies about spirits as it’s linked to the local beliefs.

But if you’re willing to stretch your imagination, there are plenty of sci-fi thrillers that can be found on the Thai cinema. One such film is – The Kitchen, the feature directorial debut of actor Daniel Kaluya. This dystopian sci-fi drama takes place in a housing estate in London where class differences have reached their limit. It premiered at the 2023 London Film Festival. Watch the trailer here.


Dubbing plays an important role in the way the Thai people enjoy international content. Platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion and Viki offer a variety of Thai dramas dubbed in English for viewers around the world.

By Hazel