Here are two interesting articles on the treatment of monks in movies - mostly Thai related movies.
Monks in the movies
Whether saints or sinners, tough guys or buffoons, the men in saffron remain a staple of siamese cinema
Bangkok Post http://www.bangkokpost.com/arts-and-cul ... the-movies
The Emotional Lives of Buddhist Monks in Modern Thai Film
Journal of Religion and Film
Vol. 14, No. 2 October 2010http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol14.no2/Mc ... dhist.html