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The History of Malaysian Cinema from 1948 to the Present Day

     
     
  1948  
     
    P Ramlee
   

 

   

P. Ramlee makes his film debut in Cinta (Love).   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1951  
     
   

Hsu Chiu Meng establishes the Nusantara Film Company.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1955  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

Hang Tuah (Phani Majumdar) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1959  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Musang Berjanggut (1959)
   

 

   

Musang Berjanggut (The Bearded Fox) (P. Ramlee) [MUCH] [ADD]

   

 

   

Pendekar Bujang Lapok (The Three Bachelors as Warriors) (P. Ramlee) [MUCH] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1960  
     
   

Ho Ah Loke establishes the Merdeka Studio in Kuala Lumpur.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Malaysia 1960: Other Films of Note

   
    Antara Dua Darjat (1960)
   

 

   

Ali Baba Bujang Lapok (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Antara Dua Darjat (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   
  1961
   
   

H. M. Shah builds the Merdeka Studio on the edge of Kuala Lumpur.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
    Malaysia 1961: Other Films of Note
     
    Hamg Jebat (1961)
     
   

Hang Jebat (Hussain Haniff) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

Puteri Gunong Ledang (The Princess of Mount Ledang) (S. Roomai Noor) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

Seniman Bujang Lapok (The Three Bachelors as Actors) (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1962  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Ibu mertuaku (1962)
     
   

Ibu Mertuaku (My Mother-in-Law) (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

Labu dan Labi (Labu and Labi) (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

Nasib Si Labu Labi (The Fate of Labu and Labi) (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1964  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Madu Tiga (1964)
     
   

Madu Tiga (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

Tiga Abdul (The Three Abduls) (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1965  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Bidasari (Jamil Sulong) [MORE] [ADD]

     
    Masam Masam Manis (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1968  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Ahmad Albab (P. Ramlee) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Raja bersiong (Vampire King) (Jamil Sulong) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1972  
     
   

- Perfima (Malaysian Film Industries) is established.   The government rules that cinemas are set up in every state to show Perfima films, and suggests domestic producers attune their product to a multi-racial audience.   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1975  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Keluarga Comat (Comat’s Family)  [MORE] [ADD] 

     
     
     
  1976  
     
    – The government rules that all non-Malaysian feature films must carry Bahasa Malaysia subtitles. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1981  
     
    – The National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia is established to develop and stimulate growth in the domestic film industry. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  2000  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Leftenan Adnan (Aziz M. Osman) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2003  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Paloh (Adman Salleh) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2004  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Puteri Gunung Ledang (Saw Teong Hin)  [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Sepet (Yasmin Ahmad) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Ungdommens råskap (Raw Youth) (Margreth Olin) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2006  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Cicak Man (Yusry) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Lelaki Komunis Terahkir (The Last Communist) (Amir Muhammad) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Mo shi mo wang (Love Conquers All) (Tan Chui Mui) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2007  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Sumolah (Let’s Sumo!) (Afdlin Shauki)  [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Apa khabar orang kampong (Village People Radio Show) (Amir Muhammad)  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2008  
     
  18/12 - Film producer David Teo complains to the New Straits Times that website YouTube is pirating his films.[MORE]
     
     
     
  2009  
     
  31/5 -

A police Labrador named Paddy leads Malaysian police to six warehouses used to store 35,000 pirate DVDs in the state of Johor. [MORE]

 
 
 
  2011
 
  30/3 -

Malaysia’s first gay-themed romantic movie, Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman’s Dalam Botlo (Love in a Bottle), recoups its' production and marketing costs within five days of its' release.   The film tells the story of a Muslim man whose decision to undergo a sex change to please his male lover has unforeseen consequences. [ADD]

 
  23/6 -

Hackers attack 198 websites – including 51 government sites - in protest against the Government’s move to block 19 sites suspected of containing pirated content. [ADD]

 
 
 

 

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