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Movies: Best Movies in Korean(한국어)

Korean (South Korean: 한국어/韓國語, hangugeo; North Korean: 조선말/朝鮮말, chosŏnmal) is an East Asian language spoken by about 77 million people, mainly Korean, as of 2010. It is the official and national language of both North Korea and South Korea (originally Korea), with different standardized official forms used in each country. It is a recognised minority language in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County of Jilin Province, China. It is also spoken in parts of Sakhalin, Russia and Central Asia. Modern linguists classify Korean as a language isolate; however, it does have a few extinct relatives, which together with Korean itself and the Jeju language (spoken in the Jeju Province) form the Koreanic language family. The linguistic homeland of Korean is suggested to be somewhere in Manchuria. Modern Korean is written in Hangul, a system developed in the 15th century for that purpose. Modern Hangul uses 24 basic letters and 27 complex letters. Originally Korean was written in Hanja, based on the Chinese characters, and Hanja is still used to a very limited extent in South Korea. ()

Korean is spoken in South Korea, People's Republic of China and North Korea and 3,349 movies (between 1926 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in South Korea (2,945). Popular genres for Korean movies are Drama (1,672), Comedy (610) and Romance / Love (609). 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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Parasite(2019)

R
| 2h 13min | Comedy, Thriller, Drama
4.3/5 (with 5,737 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)

NR
| 2h 19min | Drama, Fantasy, Action
4.0/5 (with 190 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 51 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)

NR
| 2h 21min | Drama, Fantasy, Action
4.1/5 (with 107 votes)

In the afterlife, one guardian helps a man through his trials, while his two colleagues help a former guardian on earth.

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

The Admiral: Roaring Currents(2014)

2h 6min | War, Action, Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 87 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
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

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

The Host(2006)

3.5/5 (with 931 votes)

Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like 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.

Veteran(2015)

NR
| 1h 59min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 63 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)

NR
| 1h 58min | Action, Horror, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 2,390 votes)

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, 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, ...

Snowpiercer(2013)

R
| 2h 7min | Action, Science Fiction, Drama
3.5/5 (with 3,619 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.

The Thieves(2012)

NR
| 2h 15min | Action, Crime
3.4/5 (with 94 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 | Drama, History, Action
4.1/5 (with 232 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.

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Miracle in Cell No. 7(2013)

4.2/5 (with 136 votes)

A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.

Dragon Wars(2007)

2.2/5 (with 127 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)

3.4/5 (with 111 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.

EXIT(2019)

1h 43min | Action, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

When an unknown toxic gas strikes Seoul in an unprecedented act of terror, Yong-nam has just met Eui-ju from college by chance at his mother's birthday banquet. The city falls under sudden noxious gas attack and together, they must escape the panic-stricken city.

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

Inside Men(2015)

2h 10min | Drama, Crime, Action
3.4/5 (with 40 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

Ashfall(2019)

3.3/5 (with 123 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)

NR
| 2h 5min | Action
3.5/5 (with 27 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
3.7/5 (with 107 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 | Crime, Action
3.9/5 (with 65 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 523 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 39 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)

R
| 1h 51min | History, Drama, War, Action
2.9/5 (with 70 votes)

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

War of the Arrows(2011)

3.5/5 (with 72 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 65 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.

Sunny(2011)

2h 4min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 51 votes)

Na-mi, a transfer student, becomes a laughingstock on her first day of school because of her strong southern dialect. Six girls jump in to help the new kid adapt to the new environment, and the girls come to call their circle of friends "Sunny.".

The Man from Nowhere(2010)

R
| 1h 59min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.9/5 (with 422 votes)

His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...

Directed by Lee Jeong-beom - With Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron

The Great Battle(2018)

R
| 2h 15min | War, History, Action
3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang Man-chu, who will do everything possible to stop the invasion, even if his troops are outnumbered by thousands of enemies.

Peninsula(2020)

1h 56min | Action, Horror, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 746 votes)

A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula.

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