Korean action movies

List of the best Korean action movies selected by visitors to our site: The Great Battle, I Saw the Devil, Escape from Mogadishu, The Villainess, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, V.I.P, Running Man, The Tower, Veteran, Asura: The City of Madness.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Great Battle (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34

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.

I Saw the Devil (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:21

Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.

Escape from Mogadishu (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea

Diplomats from the North and South Korean embassies in Somalia attempt a daring joint escape from Mogadishu when the outbreak of civil war leaves them stranded.

The Villainess (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12

A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

V.I.P (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12

A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.

Running Man (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:07

Jong-Woo (played by Sin Ha-gyoon) is a poor, beleagured taxi driver with a bad attitude, understandable given the kind of clients he has to deal with. So when one night, a polite, well-dressed man offers an outrageous sum of money to rent the taxi for an extended period, Jong Woo doesn't ask any questions, though he does make rather cheerful and inappropriate conversation with his uninterested charge. It's difficult to blame Jong-Woo for this, given that it takes him some time to realize that he is not the protagonist of a low-brow comedy, but of an action-packed thriller.

The Tower (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:01

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones?

Veteran (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:59

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.

Asura: The City of Madness (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:32

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crime drama from Korean maestro Kim Sung-soo (The Warrior).

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Seobok (2021)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea

A former intelligence agent gets involved with the first human clone, Seo Bok, who others seek, causing trouble.

Believer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:42

After a traumatic event, a drug trafficker turns sides and conspires with a dangerously ambitious undercover police officer to bring down the mysterious kingpin of a major drug cartel. (Remake of the Chinese film “Drug War,” 2012.)

Steel Rain (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:11

Amid a coup, a North Korean agent escapes south with the country's injured leader in an attempt to keep him alive and prevent a Korean war.

Bad Guys (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea

To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. He is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. He then gathers team members: Park Woong Chul who is a gangster, Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer. Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young also joins the team and she tries to have these guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.

Vagabond (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a secret ops agent in order to support her mom and younger siblings, although all she wanted to do is to become a civil servant.

The Outlaws (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24

Ma Seok-do works as a detective squad chief. His team struggles to bust a criminal ring who originally came from Yanbian, China and led by Jang Chen.

The Divine Fury (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39

After waking up with mysterious wounds on his hands, a champion fighter finds himself in an otherworldly battle against evil forces that wreak havoc in the human world.

The Flu (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:02

A case of the flu quickly morphs into a pandemic. As the death toll mounts and the living panic, the government plans extreme measures to contain it.

Pandora (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:23

Jae-Hyeok lives with his mother, his sister-in-law and nephew Min-Jae in a small Korean town. He is dating Yeon-Joo, while working at the local nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Pyung-Sub works at the same nuclear power plant. He is worried about conditions there, but nobody in the government listens to him. An earthquake strikes the small town where Jae-Hyeok lives and causes explosions at the nuclear power plant. The situation quickly spirals out of control, leading the entire nation to panic. To prevent another nuclear disaster, Jae-Hyeok and his co-workers return to the nuclear power plant.

The Front Line (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:13

In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there. But he gets spiraled into the war that’s more terrifying than death itself when he meets his friend Kim, who has transformed into a war machine, and his unit. As the countdown for ceasefire begins, both sides become more vicious, resulting in deaths of countless lives until the last man could claim the land.

Fabricated City (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33

In real life, Kwon Yoo is unemployed, but in the virtual game world he is the best leader. Kwon Yoo is then framed for a murder. With the help of hacker Yeo-Wool, he tries to uncover the truth behind the murder case.

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06

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.

The Huntresses (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, adventure
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:47

Set in the Joseon Period, three beautiful musketeers fight against a powerful group who tries to overturn the royal family and gain absolute power. The leader of the Beautiful Three Musketeers is Jin-Ok (Ha Ji-Won), a smart and righteous woman. Hong-Dan (Gang Ye-Won) is the only married woman among the three women. Ga-Bi (Son Ga-In) is the youngest among the musketeers and excels at fighting.

Assassination (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34

Assassination is set in Korea and Shanghai in the 1930's during the Japanese occupation. The government resistance assigns a secret commando group with killing collaborators.

Man on High Heels (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05

A transgender cop's retirement plans are interrupted by a gang seeking revenge for their arrest.

Golden Slumber (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39

A delivery man has to flee for his life when he is framed for the assassination of a political candidate and the evidence against him begins to accumulate.

Ashfall (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountrySouth Korea

Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

Unstoppable (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:07

Dong-Chul and Ji-Soo are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Operation Chromite (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40

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

War of the Arrows (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:02

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.




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