Korean monster movies

List of the best Korean monster movies selected by visitors to our site: Dragon Wars: D-War, Monstrum, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Colossal, The Host, Sector 7, Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Okja, The Swan Princess Christmas, Dead Space: Downfall.

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

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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: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:00
CharactersKings, Monsters, Heroes, Hunters, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Water, Chase
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Ancient Korea, 1506. The tyrannical King Yeonsan-gun of Joseon is overthrown by his half-brother Jung-jong, whose reign begins with a blood bath. Over the years, traitors plot against him, sinking the kingdom into chaos. In 1528, frightened rumors come to royal palace, regarding a mysterious creature, known as Monstrum by the peasants.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration02:30
CharactersVampire, Witch, Werewolf, Monsters, Dragons
PlotMummies, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Ocean, Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle
TimeVacation
StyleFor children, Unexpected ending, Light, Black humor

Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka, who’s secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryCanada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration01:58
CharactersMonsters, Alcoholics, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Mystery, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, USA, Korea, Small cities, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea, Singapore
Duration02:00
CharactersMonsters

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. 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 and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature.. In detention, Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, merely trapped in a sewer. With his family to assist him, he sets off to find Hyun-seo.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun's father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Death, Weapon, Chase
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

After being kidnapped as a small child and raised by the five men who abducted him, a teenage boy is now forced to join their life in crime.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountrySouth Korea, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersMonsters, Childrens, Strong women, Scientists, Bodyguards
PlotRevenge, Cars, Obsession, Friendship, Water
PlaceAircraft, Mountains
StyleCute, Touching, Sad ones

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Family, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Fate, Holidays, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Serious

Princess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends reunite in this all-new adventure for their first Christmas celebration together! As the kingdom prepares for a festive holiday, the villainous Rothbart plots to destroy Christmas. Will the castle friends be able to stop Rothbart and save the day? Told in beautiful CG animation for the very first time and featuring music by Anna Graceman from TV’s America’s Got Talent, The Swan Princess Christmas is an enchanting musical holiday treat the whole family will enjoy!

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:14
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Heroes, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Supernatural
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleSerious, Disturbing

On a deep space mining mission to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic - thought to be proof of the existence of God - is unearthed and brought aboard. When the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven transforms the ship into a living Hell. A prequel to the events of the 2008 video game Dead Space.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, China, West Germany, Japan, France, Hong Kong
Duration01:27
CharactersSuperhero, Monsters, Mutant, Ninja, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Saving the World, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Disturbing

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City.

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: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration02:03
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Mutant, Giants, Scientists
PlotWar, Apocalypse, Tsunami, Supernatural, Weapon
PlaceJapan, USA
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:34
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Supernatural, Expeditions, Missing people
PlaceCaves
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration01:41
CharactersAliens, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Adventure, Alien invasion, Expeditions
PlacePyramid, Antarctica
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Monsters, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Multi-part
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Archaeologists
PlotTime travel, Mummies, Supernatural
PlaceEgypt, Africa, England, Tomb
Time19th century
StyleFancy, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersManiacs
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Dolls, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceHotels, Abandoned houses
StyleShort Story

Horror webtoon writer Ji-woo arrives at a shabby apartment called Gwanglim Mansion in search of ideas. The middle-aged caretaker with an expressionless facial expression unravels a bundle of strange events that happened in the apartment, and rooms 504, 708... The more Ji-woo hears the story, the more he becomes obsessed with the Ghost Mansion.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends, Investigators
PlotInternet, Ghosts, Fear
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
TimeDark ones, Night
StyleCreepy, Disturbing

An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their online show.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Japan, USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration02:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Giants, Heroes, Cyborgs
PlotWar, Survival, Alien invasion, Saving the World
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Serious

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Family, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Death, Alien invasion, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest
TimePost apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Incredible, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Morocco
Duration02:04
CharactersLovers, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Mummies, Supernatural, Chase, Expeditions
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleExciting, For men

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Giants, Military, Friends
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Fear
PlaceParty, Helicopters, New York
StyleHeavy, Tense, First person, Depressive, Disturbing

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Robots, Mutant, Cyborgs
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceAsia, Korea
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Makes me think, Disturbing

In 'A Brave New World', a virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. In 'The Heavenly Creature', a robot reaches enlightenment while working at a temple, but its creators deem this phenomenon a threat to mankind. In the final segment, 'Happy Birthday', a young girl logs onto a strange website and places an order for a new billiard ball for her father. Soon afterwards a meteor heads toward Earth and people flee to underground bomb shelters.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersZombie, Streamers
PlotSurvival
PlaceKorea
StyleSerious, Disturbing

As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Dinosaurs, Monsters, Heroes, Tourists
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase
PlaceJungle, Islands, Rides
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, For men, Disturbing

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Witch, Teens, Hired assassins, Elves
PlotAdventure, Fighting Evil, Test, Sword Battles

Escaping from poverty to become a witcher, Vesemir slays monsters for coin and glory, but when a new menace rises, he must face the demons of his past.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, action, comedy, sport
CountryCanada
Duration01:29
CharactersVampire, Witch, Werewolf, Monsters, Dracula
PlotMummies, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Black humor

Eight of the world's most legendary monsters, along with their diabolical managers, compete in a wrestling tournament deathmatch to determine the most powerful champion of all time. Interviews, pre-fight breakdowns, trash talking, and monster origin segments round out this ultimate fight of the living dead.

CharactersMutant
PlaceBunker, Canada

Mercenaries with nothing to lose are hired to rescue a bioengineer imprisoned in a cold war bunker. Upon entering the ominous facility, they find themselves in a fight for their lives when they come under attack from an unknown and deadly creature.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:52
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive?





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