1970s Korean-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 39 movies or TV shows/series

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To Kill with Intrigue(1977)

| 1h 46min | Action, Drama
2.8/5 (with 17 votes)

Young master Cao Le chases his pregnant girlfriend away from the family castle. He does it in order to save her from vicious bandits who are going to murder his family.

Directed by Lo Wei - With Jackie Chan, Hsu Feng

Io Island(1977)

1h 50min | Mystery, Drama
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

A company is studying the possibility to open a spa hotel named after a mythical island, Ieodo. The island is inhabited by the souls of drowned sailors. During a study trip to the location of the hotel lost a journalist under mysterious circumstances. One of the contractors go to Ieodo's neighboring island, populated by widows of the dead sailors, to unravel the disappearance.

Directed by Kim Ki-young

Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave(1976)

| 1h 35min | Action, Crime, Drama
2.2/5 (with 6 votes)

A lightning bolt strikes the grave of Bruce Lee. However, that is as much as Bruce Lee has to do with it. Then a kung fu instructor starts a quest to avenge a friend's death, and on the way has a romance with a girl with similar problems. He eventually finds the bad guys behind it all, and has several fights with them...

Directed by Lee Doo-yong

The Insect Woman(1972)

1h 50min | Horror
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A schoolgirl goes from braids to bouffant when her mother makes her a bar hostess/prostitute. She cures impotence for Professor Lee and becomes his concubine. His entrepreneurial wife is initially shocked but soon accepts the arrangement and even gives the girl an allowance.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Youn Yuh-jung, Namkoong Won

Enter the Game of Death(1978)

1h 29min | Action
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

It's approaching World War 2 and China is expecting to be invaded by Germany and Japan. Mr Ang is hired by a Chinese group who are after a "secret document." Many other groups want to get their hands on it as well. It's on the top floor of a tower and Ang must fight his way to the top.

Directed by Joseph Velasco, Kuo-Hsiang Lin - With Bruce Le, Bolo Yeung, Chiu Chi-ling, Steve James

The March of Fools(1975)

3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

The story is set in the 1970s during the period of military dictatorship. Schools were frequently closed and society seemed to face bleak prospects on all fronts. Nonetheless, Byung Tae, a college student, enjoys pursuing romance in blind group dates. It's during one of these ventures that he meets Young-ja, a French literature student.

Directed by Ha Gil-jong

Woman of Fire(1971)

1h 40min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The lives of a composer and his wife, who live on a chicken farm, are thrown into turmoil when a femme fatale joins their household.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Namkoong Won, Jeon Gye-hyeon, Youn Yuh-jung

Yalkae, a Joker in High School(1976)

1h 30min | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Nicknamed Yalkae, notorious high school prankster Du Su (Lee Seung Hyun) is always up to no good with his buddy Yong Ho (Jin Woo Young). Both of them have been held back a year, but instead of studying they continue to cause trouble for their teachers and classmates. Du Su gleefully pulls a prank on his tattling classmate Ho Cheol, but he has a change of heart when he finds out Ho Cheol gets injured as a result.

Directed by Seok Rae-myeong

Yeong-ja’s Heydays(1975)

1h 43min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Chang-su recalls the girl whom he loved before he entered the military. At that time she had been working as a housemaid. They meet again years later at a police station and the girl, Yeong-ja reveals that she quit her job after being raped by the son of her employer. Her life got steadily worse until finally she lost an arm in a car accident and had to work as a prostitute to pay for an artificial limb.

Directed by Kim Ho-sun - With Song Jae-ho

Promise of the Flesh(1975)

1h 35min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Mild-mannered and modest Sook-young looks like your usual middle-aged woman, but happens to be a man-killing murderess. On a train trip to Mokpo, she remembers an earlier trip as a prisoner on furlough accompanied by a menacing but kind butch female guard. On the train they meet Hoon, a young man who falls for Sook-young. The guard lets them be alone at a bizarre marriage in a hill-top graveyard.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Kim Ji-mee

A Woman After a Killer Butterfly(1978)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A melodrama about a man who survives an attempted double suicide with a stranger while picnicking with friends. He goes on a cave expedition for a famous archaeologist where he discovers a skeleton several thousand years old. He meets the spirit of the skeleton in a dream, and then becomes romantically involved with the archeologist's daughter.

Directed by Kim Ki-young

Wang-geon, the Great(1970)

General Wang-gun marches on the capitol and overthrows the usurper Ku-jin who had slain the last king of the Shilla Dynasty. Wang-gun becomes king and begins a new era in Korean History--the Koryo Dynasty.

Directed by Choi In-hyeon
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Never Never Forget Me(1976)

1h 33min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Yeong-su and Jeong-ah experience many problems as their budding romance defies the strict rules of the co-ed highschool they attend. After graduation when it looks like they can be free to live their own lives, Yeong-su joins the military and their relationship will never be the same.

Directed by Mun Yeo-song - With Lim Ye-jin, Lee Deok-hwa

A Story of Two Sisters(1972)

1h 30min | Horror, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Jang-Soe is the stepbrother of Jang-Hwa and Hong-Ryeon. Jang-Soe's mother kills two sisters to take all properties from their father. Later Jang-Hwa and Hong-Ryeon become resented spirits. They appear to their father Mr. Bae and the chief of district to tell that their stepmother Mrs. Heo killed them. The honorable chief of district knows the truth and arrests Mrs. Heo and Jang-Soe to punish them. Jang-Hwa revives from death and marries to her beloved Mr. Jeong.

Returned A Single-Legged Man(1974)

1h 25min | Action, Adventure
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Yong-cheol, a gangster living in the 1930's, gains the reputation of having amazing fighting skills. However, he decides to give up his lucrative but dangerous calling for his girlfriend. He agrees to do one more job for his boss, but during the robbery, he winds up killing his girlfriend's brother.

Directed by Lee Doo-yong

The Road to Sampo(1975)

1h 35min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Passing through a jail and construction site, Young-Dal, a young laborer, meets middle-aged Mr. Jeong, who is returning to Sampo after ten years' absence. Together, they track down Baek-Hwa, a young woman who ran away from the restaurant she was waitressing at, but instead of turning her in for a reward, the trio decide to go on an adventure together.

Directed by Lee Man-hee - With Baek Il-seob

Water Lady(1979)

1h 57min | Drama

Jin-seok returns from the Vietnam war, injured and marries Sun-ok. But financial difficulties cause them to argue. One day, Sun-ok brings bamboo trees from her parents' home and succeeds in running a bamboo ware manufacturing company. Sun-ok has a stuttering problem and their son inherits the habit and he is sent to a special school. Meanwhile Jin-seok falls for Chu-wol and begins abusing Sun-ok...

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Kim Ja-ok, Lee Hwa-si


1h 51min | Drama

Chim-Ae, an orphan, is saved by an old monk of Seo San Temple, Mu Bul Dang while he is wandering in war fires. Then he enters the priesthood and trains himself a mountaineering asceticism. When he becomes an eminent young priest, the last trial to receive the mantle of the preceding abbot applies on him. The old monk sends the fairest of the fair, Myo-Hyang of cottage Ni Am to Chim-Ae to form a connection with her. But Chim-Ae quickly removes his earthly desires towards woman and goes through this hardship by fasting meditation. However the old monk recognizes that love sprouted between two youngsters and shows Chim-Ae the face of transgression which he mentally violated without hesitation to make Chim-Ae and Myo-Hyang go back to mundane existence.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Choi Bool-am

A War Diary(1978)

2h 5min | War, History, Drama

Admiral Lee Sun-shin designs and builds the 'Turtle Ships' in preparation of the Japanese invasion during the Injin War. He is promoted after his victories, but due to his expanding influence and increased popularity in military circles, the king comes to fear him and has him imprisoned. A year later, the Japanese navy attempts another invasion and the king is required to enter the prison and beg the admiral's assistance.


2h 5min | Drama

While working on a case with farmers, lawyer Heo Seung comes to believe that the rural development movement is the only lasting way to preserve the identity of the country. With conviction, Seung throws himself into the rural area. However, this position is against the Japanese occupation policies and eventually, even his wife, Yun Jung-sun, ends up leaving him. The Japanese judge Masaki Hiroshi determines that Seung's rural development activities are actually a rebellion against Japan. He has Seung imprisoned as an ideology criminal. After spending five years in jail, Seung returns to the country to see his wife, Jung-sun, continuing her husband's work and waiting for him.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Lee Hwa-si

A Horrible Double-Faced Man(1975)

1h 16min | Mystery, Horror
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

On a rainy and windy day, an experiment to bring a dead man back to life in a laboratory of a mental hospital. Dr. Jeong was not hesitant about killing innocent people for the experiment, and his helpers, Junsu and Ilsu, were going to hoard the data secretly. The experiment was performed successfully at last, and Dr. Jeong went to Mountain Odae with Ilsu and dug up the grave of Ono to retrieve the corpse. Ono had blackmailed a large amount of diamonds in China during wartime, and Dr. Jeong wanted to bring Ono, who was the only person who knew where the diamonds were, back to life. However, his method of restoring life, which was putting the soul of a man near death into the body of the dead man, made a double-faced man, who had separated body and soul. And Dr. Jeong was killed by the double-faced man he made.

Directed by Lee Yong-min


1h 50min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

During the era of Japanese occupation, Sol Jin-young, a Korean patriarch refuses to obey the law to change the family's name to a Japanese name. Tani, a member of the Japanese occupation forces, is sent to persuade Sol to comply with the order. Tani is conflicted between his duty, his respect for Korean culture and his attraction to Sol's daughter.

Directed by Im Kwon-taek

The General in Red Robes(1973)

1h 28min | History

General Kwak, despite having retired from military service, organizes a small army to resist the onslaught of an invasion from Japan in the early Chosun Dynasty.

Directed by Lee Doo-yong

The Earth(1974)

2h 10min

Ha Dong, Kyung Nam Province in 1890. Choi Chi-Su's family is a grand land lord of the region from generation to generation. His mother Mrs. Yoon gives birth to another son Hwan after she was raped by Kim Gae-Ju when he is 10 years old. Later Hwan becomes a servant of Choi family but he falls in love with Chi-Su's wife and they flee by night. Meanwhile after a reign of 40 years of King Ko Jong, cholera prevails all over the country and years of famine follows it. While people suffer from natural disasters and diseases, one of Chi-Su's maternal relative Cho Jun-Ku and his wife make a plot to take Choi family's enormous wealth and strengthen the foundation for his status. In this chaos some villagers and Seo-Hee, Chi-Su's daughter leave their village for Buk Kan Do.

Directed by Kim Su-yong

Really Sorry(1976)

1h 20min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Yeong-su learns that Jeong-ah, a woman he thought dead, is alive and well but her parents will not allow him to see her because she is engaged to be married. When he does finally meet her, he cannot understand the attitude of his former high school sweetheart, not realizing that she is keeping a secret from him.

Directed by Mun Yeo-song - With Lim Ye-jin, Lee Deok-hwa

Bun-rye's Story(1971)

1h 42min

Bun-rye, the eldest daughter in a poor family, is violated by Yong-pal, who is a married man, and out of desperation she becomes a concubine of Young-cheol, a gambler who is impotent. Kong Jo-shi is in love with Bun-rye, though she still has feelings for Yong-pal. After losing his money, Young-cheol takes out his anger on Bun-rye and throws her out of his house. In retaliation, Jo-shi kills Young-cheol, and Bun-rye is driven to madness.

Directed by Yu Hyun-mok - With Yoon Jeong-hee, Heo Jang-gang, Lee Soon-jae, Ahn In-sook, Ju Jeung-ryu, Sa Mi-ja, ...

Love Of Blood Relations(1976)

1h 40min | War, Drama

North Korean agents are sent to Seoul to disrupt the visit of important international dignitaries.

Directed by Kim Ki-young - With Lee Hwa-si

The Tragedy of Deaf Sam-yong(1973)

1h 50min | Drama

Kwang-shik misunderstands his wife's motherly attentions for mute Sam-yong, a servant on his land, leading to Sam-yong being fired. Kwang-shik is having an affair of his own and when his mistress' husband finds out, he plans to take revenge on all of Kwang-shik's household.

Directed by Byeon Jang-ho - With Kim Hi-ra

Remodelled Beauty(1975)

1h 21min | Horror

An obstetrician Jeon Dong-Kuk' wife gives birth to a cat baby. Taken a pessimistic view of this, he replaces the baby with a newborn baby in the hospital. Nineteen years later, developing a new remodeling technology, Dong-Kuk comes back to Korea and has his daughter's birthday party. At that time, a cat woman, Yun-Ok comes to Dong-Kuk and he undergoes a plastic operation on her face. Then, his daughter, So-Young's face turns into a cat's. When Dong-Kuk operates on Yun-Ok's face again, So-Young gets back her face. Yun-Ok tries to kill Dong-Kuk. Finally, Dong-Kuk and his real daughter Yun-Ok die together.

With Lee Nak-hoon, Yu Ji-in

Oyster Village(1972)

1h 36min

The villagers of a remote fishing village on the west coast of Korea have a belief that if someone drowns in the sea, his spirit cannot depart until the next person dies. The drowning of one fisherman sets in motion a series of tragic events.

Directed by Jung Jin-woo - With Yoon Jeong-hee
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