Korean survival movies

List of the best Korean survival movies selected by visitors to our site: Tunnel, The Tower, The Yellow Sea, Mr. Sunshine, EXIT, #Alive, A Million, The Guard Post, A Quiet Place, The Maze Runner.

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

Country
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Bears, Journalists, Fathers, Reporters
PlotSurvival, Cars, Death, Water, Snow
PlaceCaves, Mountains, Korea
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A police detective from 1986 travels in time to the present to save his daughter.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:01
CharactersFirefighters
PlotLove, Survival, Self-sacrifice, Fires
PlaceHelicopters, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:37
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Taxi drivers
PlotSurvival, Chase
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:25
CharactersSoldier
PlotSurvival, Relationship, Love triangle, Fate
PlaceKorea
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Patriotic

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

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: 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: 5.5
Genrethriller
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceIslands, Korea

8 contestants compete for a billion wons ($1 Million USD) in a survival reality TV show. The challengers must spend 7 days in the Australian desert. On the second day, one contestant is found dead. The other contestants then find themselves in horrifying situations as they deal with each others' lies and deceits.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:01
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival
PlaceBunker, Korea
StyleSerious, Disturbing

The plot concerns Guard Point 506, where an entire squad of soldiers have been killed in mysterious circumstances, bar one survivor who's in a coma. Military Investigators are dispatched to the base, and discover they're dealing with a virus that turns humans into ravenous flesh-eating killers!

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: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends
PlotSurvival, Love, The escape, Apocalypse, Adventure
PlaceLabyrinths
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot, By books

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMutant, Military, Soldier, Cannibals, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Rivalry, Release of hostages
PlaceCaves, Deserts, Russia
StyleLight, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel, Abduction
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotSurvival
PlaceKorea

Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. Things take a turn for the worse when Yeo-jin gets distracted from her duty and the police raid the motel where Jae-yeong is meeting with a client. To avoid getting caught, Jae-yeong jumps out of a window, fatally injuring herself.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryJapan, South Korea
CharactersVampire, Teens, Heroes, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Missing people
PlaceVillage, Islands, Forest
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryBrazil
PlotSurvival, Fog, Mystery, Environmental disasters, Video Call
StyleFascinating

Giovana and Yago are strangers who share a spark after meeting at a party. When a deadly cloud mysteriously takes over their city, they are forced to seek shelter with only each other for company. As months pass and the planet settles into an extended quarantine, their world shrinks, and they are forced to come to terms with an accelerated timeline for their relationship. With all their other interactions governed by screens, and with the strain of isolation setting in, Giovana and Yago struggle to reinvent themselves and reconcile the differences that threaten to tear them apart.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Tourists
PlotSurvival, Travel
PlaceShips
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place.

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: 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: 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: 6.6
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: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious, Disturbing

A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

Markimdb: 9
Genrecomedy, reality TV, game
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival

These days, variety entertainment is gradually disappearing. It is one of Korea's representative variety entertainment shows that has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over 10 years. In this program, many stars and members play games and missions together. It is characterized by going around several places. In particular, this program focuses solely on laughter among the many fun elements of entertainment.Open your eyes! Big fun enters!Open your mouth! A big smile enters!Open your mind! Instructive lesson enters!

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Swimming
PlaceSchool, Korea
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Se-hee is haunted by her step sister Tae-yeon who used to be a promising swimmer but suddenly killed herself in a swimming pool 2 years ago. During the summer vacation, she joins the study camp at school for upcoming college entrance exam with other 30 elite students. On the first night, when Se-hee finds a riddling passage scribbled in the desk, she soon sees a dead girl’s body hung upside down. Then the TV monitors are on and the students watch another friend crushed by his bike in the corridor. Since then, the succession of cruel killings occurs whenever they fail to answer the given questions in time. Meanwhile, the hidden truth behind Tae-yeon’s suicide is slowly revealed and terrified students struggle to death to undo the puzzle before they become the next victim.

Mark
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival

Seong-cheol is a high school student who grew up neglected. In order to make money in a harsh society that abandoned him, he teamed up with Gi-joon, who is two years younger than him, to use his status as a minor to make money and seek a big blow. A father who left home, a sick brother and a mother whose cares for him. Seong-cheol, who was abandoned in hellish reality, starts a desperate survival in his own way.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Teens, Childrens, Killers, Family
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Ghosts, Genetic experiments
PlaceVillage, School, Russia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Ja-yoon is a high school student who struggles with memory loss after she endured some unknown trauma during her childhood. While trying to uncover the truth, she is unwittingly dragged into a world of crime and finds herself on a journey that will awaken many secrets hidden deep within.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada, South Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Space wars, Rivalry
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An untold chapter in the Mass Effect saga, following the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega, as he leads a squad of elite special forces into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must protect the inhabitants from an invasion of the deadly insectoid warriors determined to collect the population for unknown purposes. Soon after the attack, Vega's commanding officer falls in battle, forcing the young officer to embrace the responsibility of leadership for the colony's survival. Having idolized Earth's greatest hero and warrior, Commander Shepard (the central character in the Mass Effect video games), the young and idealistic Vega must now make life and the death decisions that will effect not only the lives of his squad, but the lives of every person in the colony - all of whom he has sworn to protect...

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Snow, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Everest
StyleFascinating, Tense

Based on true events, renowned mountaineer UM Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber's body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:47
PlotSurvival, First love
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive

A child abandoned in a subway coin locker is sold to a ruthless and calculating loan shark and gangster boss dubbed “Mother” (Kim Hye-soo), who runs an organ-harvesting ring in Incheon’s Chinatown. Named Il-Young (Kim Go-Eun), the baby girl grows into Mother’s loyal right-hand enforcer and is groomed to be her eventual successor. But when Il-Young’s loyalty to Mother wavers, the clash between the two unleashes a merciless tidal wave of blood-soaked retribution and strife.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
PlotLove, Survival, Art, Ghosts
PlaceForest, Korea
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Five young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in the woods. What starts out as a fun trip to pose for new dolls soon turns into a nightmare that not everyone will survive.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:18
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleSerious, Disturbing

The End was only the Beginning.The year is 2509 and not only has Earth lost contact with the Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, but now also the USG O'Bannon, the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have survived. But what happened to the rest of the crew? What were they doing? What secrets are they keeping? All to be revealed...in the Aftermath! --- Dead Space: Aftermath is a fast paced, horrifying thrill ride told through the perspective of the four survivors by several renowned international directors. Dead Space: Aftermath is an animated film that bridges the storyline between the video games Dead Space and Dead Space 2.





MoviesList