Korean action movies

List of the best Korean action movies selected by visitors to our site: The Man from Nowhere, The Great Battle, The Villainess, I Saw the Devil, The Kick, Escape from Mogadishu, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, Train to Busan, Deliver Us from Evil, Ashfall.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:59
CharactersMafia, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men

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...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceCastle, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12
CharactersCIA, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Death, Chase, Fear
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Police, Brides
PlotRevenge
PlaceKorea

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, sport
CountryThailand, South Korea
CharactersHeroes
PlotMartial Arts
StyleExciting

Korean family made up of taekwondo experts moves to Thailand, where they set up a taekwondo gym. However, one member of the family, Taeju, wants to become a famous pop singer instead. The family becomes famous after stopping treasure robbers.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlaceEmbassy

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Mafia, Serial killers, Gangsters
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Motorcycles, Chase, Funeral
PlaceHospitals, Korea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, action, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family, Military, Soldier, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Cars, Death, Baseball
PlaceTrains, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Touching, Depressive

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…

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersHired assassins
PlotFight, Chase
PlaceJapan, Korea

An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose brother he killed.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMilitary
PlotVolcanoes
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes, Police, Losers
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:02
CharactersFirefighters
PlotSurvival, Viruses
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:06
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Snow, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse, Winter
StyleDystopian, By comics, Heavy, Smart, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:48
CharactersDisabled people, Losers, Blind
PlotBoxing, Breakup, True love
PlaceKorea
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Cheol-Min, a man with a dark, picks up a part-time night job as a parking lot attendant. He sits in the tiny pay booth in the parking lot and stares at the small television. A woman named Jung-Hwa walks into the booth. Cheol-Min realizes the woman is blind and she is confusing him for the parking attendant who worked there previously. Nevertheless, the woman comes back on another night to watch the same television drama series. Cheol-Min starts becoming attached to Jung-Hwa and they find out they are connected by the same incident in the past.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:37
CharactersKnights, Killers, Heroes, Friends, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Mythology, Justice, Sword Battles
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Depressive, Serious

When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53

Gang-pae is #2 gangster in his organization who longs to become an actor. Su-ta is a superstar actor who takes on the role of a gangster in an action movie called Rough Cut. When another actor leaves the set due to Su-tas violent ways, the production is on the verge of shutting down. Su-ta asks Gang-pae, whom he met by chance, to play alongside him in the movie in order to save the production.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersStrong women, Musicians, Family, Soldier, Ants
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Prison Break, Fight, The escape
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Japan
TimeFuture, Night
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySouth Korea, USA
CharactersMonsters, Dragons, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Saving the World
PlaceKorea, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersLifeguards
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceBeach, Helicopters, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Man-sik and Yeon-hee, are unsure as to whether they can overcome past wounds and continue being a couple. Dr. Kim, who cautions against a possible mega-tsunami at Haeundae, collapses in agony springing from an unexpected turn-up of his daughter and divorced wife. Hyoung-sik, after rescuing a woman from Seoul, rides out a ferocious storm to gladden her heart. A tsunami which destroys Haeundae symbolizes the establishment of a typical axis called provocation of conflicts, and later the inner spaces of the couples without anything left behind after all conflicts have ended

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival, Fog, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Dorama

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:51
CharactersDogs
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Money, Weapon, Blackmail
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the detective’s hit-and-run, but instead of asking for money, he wants to know about the body’s whereabouts, leading to a do-or-die showdown of the witness and detective.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersGay, Gangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceHospitals, Night Clubs
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, western
CountryUSA, South Korea, New Zealand
Duration01:40
CharactersSamurai, Ninja, Heroes, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceForest, Deserts, Cemetery, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Epic, Serious, For men

An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:34
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotFriendship
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMafia, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Friendship
PlaceCasino

Four young men who want to leave their dystopian world behind and go to a distant paradise execute a money robbery, a daring act that will have unexpected consequences.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00

Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on him with another, younger man, with the mandate that he must kill them both if he discovers their affair.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Chief of the ‘Special Crime Unit’, OH Gu-tak, looks for the former gangster, PARK Woong-chul, whom he had worked with before, and recruits a con artist, KWAK No-soon, and a convicted cop, KO Yoo-sung in the new team. With new blood, the ‘Bad Guys’ have become stronger and tougher. As they dig deeper into the case, they sense that a much bigger crime organization is behind it all and they begin the hunt for bad guys…

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSpecial agents, Defenders
PlotRoad adventures, Superpowers
PlaceKorea

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





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