[TOP 25] BEST FORCED/FAKE/ARRANGED MARRIAGES THAI DRAMAS

Whenever I see "contracted relationship" in a Thai Drama or in Lakorn synopsis, I just know that I have to watch it. Contracted relationships are situations in which the main leads decide to either get married or be in a pretend romantic relationship. They sometimes sign a contract, other times it's a verbal agreement. There are various reasons that make the characters want to fake a relationship including getting an inheritance, parental pressure, and keeping up appearances or may . The benefit for us viewers are forced skin ship, cohabiting hi-jinks, the inevitable falling in love, and perhaps even permanent relationships.



Full House


Aom is a writer who got swindled out of her house during her trip to Korea. She finds out that her house was sold to Mike and in an attempt to get her possessions back, she enters a contract marriage with Mike for one year. Though she lost everything, Aom remains optimistic and takes things in stride. What started out as a business relationship between the two becomes personal as they start to care for each other. 

Leh Ratree


Kate's father stole money from Sake's company and when he finds out he starts looking for Kate's father. However, Kate's father runs away. When they find him he has to go to the hospital because of a heart condition. There, he decides to sell Kate to Sake to pay off his debts and because he knew Sake's family wanted an heir and would take care of Kate. Sake gradually begins to fall in love with Kate. Meanwhile, Sake's ex-wife Itsala doesn't believe Sake has moved on to Kate and continuously chases after him. 

 You're My Destiny


Pawut is the successor to a large company. Wanida is a secretary in a law firm. They both go on the same cruise, with Pawut planning to propose to Kaekai, his girlfriend, and Wanida planning on losing her virginity to her boyfriend. However, Wanida ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and accidentally went to Pawut's hotel room, while he was drugged. They spent the night together. Three months later, Wanida finds out that she is pregnant. 

 Princess Hours


The plot takes place in Bhutin, a fictitious country. Crown Prince In and Kaning get married due to a promise between both of their families. Before getting married to Kaning, Prince In had a close friend who is close enough to be called his "girlfriend" named Minnie. He has asked Minnie for her hand in marriage, but Minnie rejected him. Minnie now regrets doing so, and want Prince In back. Also, the former Crown princess also wants the throne back for her son, Prince In's cousin. But as Prince In and Kaning spend time together every day they begin to understand each other more and develop feelings for each other. How will Prince In and Kaning's love story unfold? 

Jao Sao Jum Yorm


Maysarin is a famous socialite who's engaged to Sarut, but he left her on the day of the wedding. Kadethaen is a 30 year-old real estate businessman who's waiting for Pinmanee, his bride at the reception of a luxury hotel, but he saw her escape the wedding with another man. Kade walked out to a party at the beach, where he met May, who was still in her wedding dress drinking alone. They started drinking together and people thought they were a couple, so they went along with it and he jokingly proposed to her. Afterwards, they went back to the hotel and spent the night together. In the morning, May regretted what happened and wants to forget about Kade, but he's not going to give up on her.


Piang Chai Khon Nee Mai Chai Poo Wised


Sattawat is a doctor whose mother has a gambling addiction, and Anusaniya's family owns a wealthy company. Sattawat's mother owes a lot of money to Anusaniya's company and in order to erase the debt, Sattawat's mother and Anusaniya's aunt cook up a plan to marry Sattawat and Anusaniya to each other to get rid of the debt. Anusaniya's half-uncle, Chayakorn, breaks up with his girlfriend, Somika, and reveals his love for Anusaniya. Anusaniya, not wanting Chayakorn to have any hope, agrees to marry Sattawat. Desperate Somika falls for Sattawat but finds out that he belongs to Anusaniya, her greatest rival. In vengeance, Somika tries everything to split the couple.

The Sand Princess


Kodnipa was an orphan girl who went to the city to pursue her education. There, she "befriended" Jirapat, a wealthy heir. Their friendship was based on a mutual benefit, with Jirapat paying her to do trivial things and Kodnipa accepting the money she needed by acting as his servant. Things got complicated when Jirapat impregnated a girl who Kodnipa knew and abandoned the baby in Kodnipa's house. Since Jirapat could not officially proclaim his child as his own due to his circumstances, he offered Kodnipa two million baht, a condo and monthly "wages" in exchange for Kodnipa's help in raising the baby as her own. Otherwise, he would send the child to an orphanage. Kodnipa reluctantly accepted as she was against sending the child to the orphanage. Growing up, she started to love Mochi, Jirapat's baby, like her own. However, her fate was later entangled with Kirakorn, Jirapat’s older brother, resulting in a complicated relationship with the two. 

 Cubic


The father of Ruthainark is in debt with a man called Lin Lang Ser who is a well known member of the Hong Kong mafia. As the ugly duckling of the family Ruthainark is a very intelligent student but cannot compare with her sister's beautiful looks. Lin Lang Ser decides to accept her sister as a payback for the high debts of her family, but when the day comes to pay the debt the girl's father decides to run away with his eldest daughter. As a result of this Ruthainark is captured by Lin Lan Ser's men and brought to his mansion.

Majurat See Nam Pueng


This is a story of two close families that promised and agreed of their children's marriage before they were born. Madam Lamphao, the head of Wichanee family, has two daughters: An elder daughter called Rojanasnai and her youngest Romereuthai. The elder sister already has a lover named Prawut Wuttisak. While Madam Preme, the head of Pathamakul family, has only one son called Paat Pathamakul. When the time came and the youngest daughter Romereuthai learned that she had to marry a son of her mother's friend, she was dissatisfied and opposed it because in her opinion Paat is a rustic, old-fashionable fool. So she forced her sister to marry him instead but Rojanasnai also defied it since she had her lover. In order to get her sister consent to get married Romeruethai used her last choice by revealing the truth that Rojanasnai was not her biological sister but an orphan that her mum adopted at the very young age. Overwhelmed with consciousness of gratitude Rojanasnai finally accepted the marriage to pay back the debt of gratitude.When Pathamakul heard the news of marriage acceptance Paat came to see his fiancé for the very first time and when he arrived and found out that his fiancé is not Madam Lamphao's daughter he was angry thinking that they tried to fool him and that she was after his money. When Romereuthai met Paat she was stunned, she never thought that a rural guy could be that amazingly handsome. So she tried each and every way to seduce him but he didn't fall for it or worse he was not interested in her at all. Paat decided to bring Rojanasnai back to his home and under the mutual misunderstanding and conflict he always threatened and reminded her that they were only technically married. And if she leaves him during the first three months this will mean war between these two families... Will this loveless marriage which was born of a promise and hate turn to love at last? 

Pin Anong


Yai causes the death of his stepmother's lover and runs away from his farm to comeback later after his father's death in order to get his inheritance and get revenge...he falls for innocent Pin, the daughter of his stepmother's loyal servant but she's already in love with Na the real son of his stepmother. 

Sawan Biang


Leela is going to get married in a few day but unfortunately, she and her groom get into an accident when they are hit by Kid's car . Her groom dies but she survives. Kid, their litigant, also loses his wife in the accident. He pays for Leela's medical treatment and visits her every day. Their relationship quickly deepens, and she soon finds out his son is Kawee, a man she was in love with in her youth. Leela had stalked and pursued the arrogant Kawee, but was mercilessly rejected and humiliated by him. She does not love Kid, but is encouraged by her younger sister, Narin, to accept his marriage proposal. Leela's main motive is to seek revenge on Kawee. Leela and her family, which includes her mother, younger brother and sister Narin, all move to Kid's house. Kawee becomes enraged by the marriage and the new family members moving in. He specifically targets Narin because she stands up to him and defends her sister. He quickly finds himself intrigued by her, but also enjoys making Leela mad with envy, whenever he pays attention to Narin. The relationships turn volatile, with conflicting emotions of revenge, loyalty, duty, hate and love, all thrown into the mix.

Sanaeha Sunya Kaen


Kin, the wealthy President of KTK Corporation just married his long-time, girlfriend of 7 years, Ganok. On their wedding night, the bride, Ganok realizes she has forgotten to bring a wedding present she had made for Kin. She rushes home to retrieve it. Meanwhile, a young lady named Tawan has just left the airport after finding out that her long-time fiancé has been cheating on her with another woman who is pregnant with him and is breaking off their engagement. Tawan has faithfully supported her fiance financially and emotionally for years, sacrificing herself, only to find out that all along he has been using her. Tawan, hurt and heart-broken, walks home in the rain, but while crossing the street is hit by Ganok's car. In the aftermath of the accident, Tawan is hospitalized, but Ganok is pronounced dead. Kin is devastated that he has just lost the love of his life, newly married for not even one night. Kin demands to know who caused his wife's car accident. When he discovers her identity, he vows to do everything in his power to exact revenge on Tawan for killing his bride. Tawan unwittingly falls right into his trap when she signs an employment contract with Kin. Will Kin ever be free from his anger and hurt, or will his need for revenge drive both him and Tawan into greater tragedy? 

Wanida


Set in the 1940'ese, this lakorn revolves around two families, the old and proud, but money poor Mahasak family and the newly rich Wongwiboon family. Wanida (Aff) is the daughter of Dao, a loan shark. She is beautiful, lovely, brave and strong-will. Mejar Prajuab Mahasak (Tik) who came from the noble family Mahasak is a kind-hearted man, a very good son and a family man. The two met in an accident and quickly develop dislike feeling for each other, due to their very contrast personality. However, fate seems to have its own plan for them. Lek, Khun Prajak’s brother borrowed some money from Dao and was unable to pay the debt. Dao gave him a condition for him to marry his daughter to cancel the debt. However, Lek ran away and left Khun Prajak to replace him. Without knowing anything, Wanida agreed to the wedding and then their chaotic marriage finally begins...

Mia Taeng


Kongkai lives his life as a playboy, so his mother wants him to get married with a girl who can make him better. So, she forces him to marry with Arunprapai, a good girl she finds for him. Arunprapai accepts to marry with a guy who she doesn't love to avoid the rumor that she commits adultery with Phuchong, her ex-boyfriend who is going to have a baby with another girl by accident. However, Kongkai and Arunprapai's marriage life is not smooth because Kongkai also has girlfriend named Prungchat and she wants to get him back.

Roy Marn


A lakorn involving a forced marriage that wasn't meant to be. Bee's cousin should have married Mark but the day before the wedding, her cousin was kidnapped by a guy who had loved her for years. He kidnapped her, assaulted her, got her pregnant, and thus everything changed. The young and bratty Bee had to take the place of her cousin because it was a marriage to erase a debt. Her uncle owed money to Mark and his father. Since he can't use his daughter, he'll use his niece instead.

Oum Ruk


Napat is a beautiful but head-strong young lady. Against her father's wishes to come and live with him in the States, Napat decides to stay back in Thailand and earn her way through modeling. During Napat's first magazine photo-shoot, she meets a fast-mouthed photographer, Chen, who predicts she will never be famous in the industry. However, despite Chen's "prediction", Napat turns out to be a huge success, with everyone in the business wanting to work with her. Napat's lucky streak comes to a halt when she bumped into Chen for the second time, while at a beach-side anniversary party for a famous magazine. Due to a drinking competition during the party, both Chen and Napat get badly drunk and end up in bed together. It isn't long before Napat realizes that she is pregnant. However, rumour has it that Chen is currently dating Jasmin, one of Napat's biggest rivals in the modeling industry.

Samee


This lakorn is about honor and pride. Mom Ratchawong Rasika Prakardkiat is a royalty descendant. She was taught by her father that pedigree is the most important thing in life. Her mother remarried a new emergent wealthy Chinese businessman, Jao Sua, to pay off the family debt after her father's death. Due to Khun Ying Ai's social prejudice and her father's death, she refused to accept this marriage as well as associate herself with a Chinese family for she deem them as unworthy to be a part of her royal bloodline. Impressed and outraged by Khun Ying Ai arrogant, strong will, and with a desire to protect her from harm due to her adopted uncle attempted murder, Jao Sua then want a marriage between her and his youngest son, Ram. However, his oldest son, Rarp, wants to marry Khun Ying Ai instead. Can a marriage born out of this hate really work? And will Rarp be able to soften Ai's heart?

Khing Kor Rar Khar Kor Rang


In order to get news, Nit follows Pawee and his father to a psych ward where she finds out that Pawee's mother is still alive and not dead like his father had announced to the media. Nit's mother who is a nun goes to the psych ward to see Pawee's mother often to talk to her, there Pawee's mother, who went crazy from Pawee's playboy father, begins to form a bond with Nit. Pawee is upset from the news about his mother still being alive (because it was supposed to be a secret) and begins to have a lot of misunderstandings with Nit, while his girlfriend Pen is very upset at this secret. Ni, who is Nit's sister, is a mistress to Pen's father. Nit does not agree with her sister's actions and refuses to acknowledge this older man, but she cannot stand to leave her sister who has a weak personality. After some time Pawee's father is able to comfort Pawee's mother to go home. Pawee's mother hates Pen at first sight and forces Pawee to marry Nit. Will Pawee and Nit fall in love after being tied down together? How will their will their relationship be after all the twist and turns?

Mia Tuean


Fah is a young lady who meets a man named Kade while working as a host at a car show. Kade falls instantly in love with her and comes to her aid to fight off a purse snatcher. When he offers to drop her off at the hospital to visit her father she agrees. Kade receives an important phone call, and Fah, not wanting to be a burden to him, leaves without telling him. Suddenly she receives a phone call from her step-sister's boyfriend saying that her step-sister is hurt and that he is coming to pick her up. When her step-sister's boyfriend picks her up, Kade sees her getting into the car with him. Meanwhile, Fah's dad is ill, and her stepmom owes a large debt to Film. She sends Fah to work as a maid at Kade's house to pay off the debt. Kade grows angry with her when he sees other men flirting with her. Fah doesn't understand Kade's sudden change in behaviour. Hanging onto the memory of their sweet first encounter and to the thought of her father who needs the money for his hospital treatment, Fah perseveres despite the hardship.

Koo Za Rot Zab


Rosirin's family owns the largest Isani company for the production of fermented fish. When she returns from abroad after graduation she finds out that her family business is failing and is on the verge of bankruptcy. To overcome the crisis, Ros decides to lead the company and start to borrow money from her father's friend to return his generosity he asked Rosirin to marry his son Korn, unsuccessful and a playboy, our heroine Intelligent and educated and absolutely not interested in a disordered man. On the other hand, she's not his taste also, Always in a constant quarrel, but Korn's sister likes Ros a lot she will do everything to bring them together, After overcoming many difficulties and misunderstandings, the two fell in love. 

Jao Sao Rim Tang


Nang’ek is an out of luck, poor, orphan girl raised by her money-hungry foster mom, who has a spoiled brat daughter. Her foster mom also has a no-good boyfriend, who on occasion will try to assault nang’ek Rasa. Nang’ek is the ultimate angel, she is a diligent worker–values education, values hard-work, kind to others, innocent, virginal, not too shabby on the eyes. Though they treat her as an ATM machine, she refuses to abandon her makeshift, foster family because she feels indebted to them. Soon after her mother passed away so did her father, her foster mother took her in when she had no one to turn to. She feels a moral obligation to her evil foster mom who on many occasions will abuse and take advantage of her. Pra’ek Akrin is a good-looking, rich playboy with charm. He is a heir to a well-known fitness complex called M Fitness. Akrin sees women as a plaything and love as a game. His grandfather Amnat is fed up with his immature, careless, insincere lifestyle and wants him to get married. If he doesn’t get marry by a certain time, he won’t inherit M Fitness. It will be given to his competitive sister, Ornuma, who also has to get marry if she wants to inherit the family business. As the the marriage deadline slowly approaches and he doesn’t like any of his potential brides, Akrin decides to hire someone as his bride. He hires Rasa, the girl he likes and the only girl in Thailand who has the audacity to reject him every time he makes a move on her. Their marriage will be a sham, it will be for one year and he will pay her 2 million baht ($66,766 USD) total. He will give her 1 million baht at the beginning of their marriage and 1 million baht at the end of their marriage. Rasa accept his offer because she needs the money. Around that time, her foster mother finds herself in the hospital and needs immediate surgery. Thus, this is how their life together begins through a fake marriage.

Kha Khong Khon


One of those typical lakorns, an arrogant pra’ek with jealousy issues who falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend to whom he thinks is not good enough for his younger brother. Nang’ek is poor and in debt because of a her stupid older brother, he owes a group of hoodlums 10 million baht. For the sake of her older brother, when arrogant pra’ek offers her money to leave his younger brother to be his kept woman, she takes the offer and says she will do it for 10 million baht. They get married, crazy family drama ensues, jealousy because nang’ek does have a male friend who likes to hang around often, then they fall in love and all is forgiven. 

Likit Kammathep


Karnploo is an orphan that has been raised by an aunt who treats her like a servant. When her aunt wants money to continue her lavish lifestyle, she sells Karnploo to an older, wealthy man. Karnploo is unaware of her aunt's arrangement, and believes she is going there as a servant. The older man has a grown son, Nit, who misunderstands Karnploo and thinks she is his intended bride rather than his father's. He accuses Karn of selling herself and trying to cheat his family out of their fortunes. He treats her like a prostitute, even going so far as to rape her. When he discovers that Karnploo is actually his father's intended wife, he continues to mistreat her, hoping she will back out of the arrangement. She has no choice, however, as her aunt has forced her into the arranged marriage. After the wedding, she avoids consumating her relationship with Nit's father, but Nit is unaware of that and continues to believe she is someone who sleeps around with many men. A week after her marriage, Nit's father has a heart attack and passes away. Soon after, it is discovered Karnploo is pregnant. Nit is furious and both he and Karn continue their maliciousness and misunderstandings toward each other other. When their jealous exes and family comes to break them apart and swindel them out of their fortunes, will they learn to mend their ways or will their misunderstandings lead to greater tragedy for everyone involved?


Rahut Rissaya


After her parents’ deaths, Palai decided to find evidence that her parents’ deaths were not accidental, but actually murder. She not only lost her parents, but she lost her house, her company and her money to her aunt, who claimed that she got everything legally from Palai’s parents. Palai wanted to find any proof that her aunt and Siva’s father were the ones who took everything from her. Palai threatened Siva that she was going to send all the information on her website about his dad’s corruption to the reporters if he doesn’t marry her. If he marries her, she will give him the password to the website. However, there wasn’t any information on the said site. She was buying time to get information about Siva’s dad and her aunt by living in Siva’s house.

Mai Sin Rai Fai Sawart


Patawee’s and Chitchaba’s fathers had built a successful business together. Unfortunately, Patawee had committed suicide after Chitchaba’s father had cheated him and resulted in his family wallowing in poverty. Patawee returned as multi-millionaire businessman to take revenge on her father. She was forced to become his mistress for a year in exchange for her father’s mansion, the last piece of her family fortune.


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