Movies: Best Movies in Korean(한국어)

Korean (South Korean: 한국어, hangugeo; North Korean: 조선말, chosŏnmal) is the native language for about 80 million people, mostly of Korean descent. It is the official and national language of both North Korea and South Korea (geographically Korea), but over the past 75 years of political division, the two Koreas have developed some noticeable vocabulary differences. Beyond Korea, the language is recognised as a minority language in parts of China, namely Jilin Province, and specifically Yanbian Prefecture and Changbai County. It is also spoken by Sakhalin Koreans in parts of Sakhalin, the Russian island just north of Japan, and by the Koryo-saramcode: kor promoted to code: ko in parts of Central Asia. The language has a few extinct relatives which—along with the Jeju language (Jejuan) of Jeju Island and Korean itself—form the compact Koreanic language family. Even so, Jejuan and Korean are not mutually intelligible with each other. The linguistic homeland of Korean is suggested to be somewhere in contemporary Northeast China. The hierarchy of the society from which the language originates deeply influences the language, leading to a system of speech levels and honorifics indicative of the formality of any given situation. Modern Korean is written in the Korean sc... ()

Korean is spoken in People's Republic of China, South Korea and North Korea and 4,218 movies (between 1919 and 2023) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in South Korea (3,601). Popular genres for Korean movies are Drama (2,150), Romance / Love (783) and Comedy (700). Parasite (2019), Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Extreme Job (2019), Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) and The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) are among the best known & most successful Korean movies.

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| 2h 13min | Comedy, Thriller, Drama
4.3/5 (with 7,662 votes)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho - With Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, ...

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds(2017)

| 2h 19min | Drama, Fantasy, Action
4.1/5 (with 399 votes)

Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he’s able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.

Extreme Job(2019)

1h 51min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 102 votes)

A drug squad attempts to take down a criminal organization and they must go undercover to do so, so they begin working at a chicken restaurant, that becomes famous for its delicious chicken. Due to the unexpected popularity, the detectives find themselves in a situation they never expected.

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days(2018)

| 2h 21min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure
4.1/5 (with 233 votes)

As the deceased soul Ja-hong and his three afterlife guardians prepare for their remaining trials for reincarnation, the guardians soon come face to face with the truth of their tragic time on Earth 1,000 years earlier.

Directed by Kim Yong-hwa - With Ha Jung-woo

The Admiral: Roaring Currents(2014)

2h 6min | War, Action, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 120 votes)

The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea 1592-1598, where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi.

Ode To My Father(2014)

2h 6min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

Korea, 1950. A child's vow to take care of his family marks the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning sixty years.

The Roundup(2022)

| 1h 46min | Action, Crime
3.6/5 (with 69 votes)

The 'Beast Cop' Ma Seok-do heads to a foreign country to extradite a suspect, but soon after his arrival, he discovers additional murder cases and hears about a vicious killer who has been committing crimes against tourists for several years.

Directed by Lee Sang-yong - With Ma Dong-seok, Son Seok-koo, Choi Gwi-hwa, Park Ji-hwan, Heo Dong-won, Ha Jun, ...


2h 20min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 97 votes)

In Japanese-occupied Korea, three freedom fighters are assigned a mission to assassinate a genocidal military leader and his top collaborator. But the plan goes completely awry amidst double-crossings, counter-assassinations, and a shocking revelation about one of the assassins' past.

The Host(2006)

3.5/5 (with 1,179 votes)

Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like creature appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.


| 1h 59min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 82 votes)

When an old collaborator gets severely injured, a veteran policeman tries to figure out the way to bring to justice the ultimately suspected aggressor, a spoiled young executive, heir to a mega corporation, who believes he is above the law.

Directed by Ryu Seung-wan - With Hwang Jeong-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hai-Jin, Oh Dal-su, Jang Yoon-ju, Kim Shi-hoo, ...

Train to Busan(2016)

3.9/5 (with 3,120 votes)

When a zombie virus pushes Korea into a state of emergency, those trapped on an express train to Busan must fight for their own survival.

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho - With Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Choi Woo-shik, Sohee, ...


| 2h 7min | Action, Science Fiction, Drama
3.4/5 (with 4,267 votes)

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

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The Thieves(2012)

| 2h 15min | Action, Crime
3.3/5 (with 124 votes)

A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.

A Taxi Driver(2017)

2h 18min | Action, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 375 votes)

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

Miracle in Cell No. 7(2013)

4.0/5 (with 184 votes)

A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully imprisoned for murder and his relationship with his 6 year old daughter.

The Attorney(2013)

2h 7min | History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 73 votes)

In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student activist Park Jin-woo. When Jin-Woo is brutally tortured and put on trial for his activism, Woo-seok decides to defend Jin-woo as his client.

Dragon Wars: D-War(2007)

2.2/5 (with 167 votes)

Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter.

Tidal Wave(2009)

3.5/5 (with 187 votes)

On Haeundae Beach, a guilt-ridden fisherman takes care of a woman whose father accidentally got killed. A scientist reunites with his ex-wife and a daughter who doesn't even remember his face. And a poor rescue worker falls in love with a rich city girl. When they all find out a gigantic tsunami will hit the beach, they realize they only have 10 minutes to escape.


1h 43min | Action, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 90 votes)

At his mother's 70th birthday party, Yong-nam runs into Eui-joo, who rejected him in college. When the city is engulfed in toxic gas from a terrorist attack, the two must find a way to escape using all the techniques they learned in their college rock climbing club.

Directed by Lee Sang-geun - With Jo Jung-suk, Im Yoon-ah, Go Doo-shim, Park In-hwan, Kim Ji-young, Kang Ki-young, ...

The Pirates(2014)

3.5/5 (with 87 votes)

At the cusp of the founding of Joseon Dynasty, an envoy from China is delivering Emperor’s Ming’s Royal Seal. But nature in the form of a giant whale intervenes and swallows the royal seal. When a generous reward is offered to whomever can retrieve the royal seal from the belly of the whale, the race is on. A group of mountain bandits led by Jang Sa Jung and a group of pirates led by Yeo Wol go after the lost treasure, but who will get to to it first?

Directed by Lee Seok-hoon - With Son Ye-jin, Yoo Hai-Jin, Oh Dal-su, Kim Tae-Woo

Inside Men(2015)

2h 10min | Drama, Crime, Action
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

A disgruntled henchman teams up with an ambitious prosecutor to bring down a leading presidential candidate and the news editor behind him who is truly pulling the strings.

Directed by Woo Min-ho - With Lee Byung-hun


3.4/5 (with 239 votes)

A group of unlikely heroes from across the Korean peninsula try to save the day after a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

Directed by Kim Byung-seo, Lee Hae-jun - With Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ma Dong-seok, Jeon Hye-jin, Bae Suzy, Lee Sang-won, ...

Confidential Assignment(2017)

| 2h 5min | Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.

The Age of Shadows(2016)

2h 20min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 139 votes)

Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them.

The Outlaws(2017)

2h 1min | Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 130 votes)

In Chinatown, law and order is turned upside down when a trio of feral Chinese gangsters arrive, start terrorizing civilians, and usurping territory. The beleaguered local gangsters team up with the police, lead by the badass loose cannon Ma Seok-do, to bring them down. Based on a true story.

Directed by Kang Yun-seong - With Ma Dong-seok, Yoon Kye-sang, Jo Jae-yun, Choi Gwi-hwa, Im Hyung-joon, Jin Seon-kyu, ...

The Wailing(2016)

| 2h 36min | Horror, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 696 votes)

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

1987: When the Day Comes(2017)

2h 9min | Drama, History, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 58 votes)

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and he begins looking into the case for truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

Operation Chromite(2016)

| 1h 51min | History, Drama, War, Action
2.9/5 (with 86 votes)

A squad of soldiers fight in the Korean War's crucial Battle of Incheon.

War of the Arrows(2011)

3.6/5 (with 111 votes)

13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the attack. While on his mission to rescue her, he is being traced by Jushinta, a fierce Chung Warrior, and his band of malicious men who are out to stop him. Na-mi has but a day to rescue his sister before she is taken away to be a slave. When Na-mi finally finds his sister, Jushinta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.

The Berlin File(2013)

3.4/5 (with 85 votes)

When an illicit arms deal goes bad, North Korean spy Pyo Jong-seong finds himself targeted not just by the South Koreans but also his own bosses.

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