Movies about Korea

List of the best movies about Korea, selected by visitors to our site: The Housemaid, Spa Night, Colossal, Murder at 1600, Slow Video, The Steel Helmet, Battle Hymn, The Interview, Seoul Searching, For the Boys.

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

Genre
Country
The Housemaid (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:47

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra. She even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.

Spa Night (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.

Colossal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryCanada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration01:58

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

Murder at 1600 (1997)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Slow Video (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, USA

Jang-bu was an ordinary boy except his special talent; To see every moving thing like a slow motion video. As friends teased him by calling ‘monster eyes’, he decided to stick at home and not to go out. Television has been his only friend. Time passes by, and now grown-up Jang-bu works at the CCTV control center which is the best job for him. When he sees people’s life through camera, he feels he’s sharing their ordinary life that he’s never had. This new job opens his heart to the world and Jang-bu starts to make some friends out of the control center. With his dear friends he receives sense of himself and finally decides to propose a girl that he loved for long from CCTV…

The Steel Helmet (1951)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Battle Hymn (1957)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.

The Interview (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Seoul Searching (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, South Korea, China

In the 1980s a group of foreign-born Korean teenagers who meet at a Seoul summer camp to learn what it means to be Korean. The three boys, from the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, then meet three girls who rock their world.

For the Boys (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too.

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Intruder (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Seo-jin is a widower still grieving his wife’s death. Then he receives the news that her long-lost younger sister, Yoo-jin, who went missing 25 years ago, has turned up. Unlike the rest of his family, who welcome her into their arms, Seo-jin feels that Yoo-jin is a stranger.

Friend: The Great Legacy (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:04

A sequel to Kwak Kyeong-taek's "Friend" in 2001, "Friends 2" is about three men who are gangsters based in the background of the year 1963 and 2010.

In Another Country (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:28

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Pied Piper (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:34

Drama series follows a police crisis negotiation team as they try to solve cases without using force. The police crisis negotiation team works on such cases like attempted suicides, hostage situations and terror situations.

Madame Antoine (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea

A famous fortune teller who claims to be spiritually linked to Marie Antoinette and calls herself 'Madame Antoine' goes head-to-head with a cold psychotherapist who runs a clinic also by the name 'Madame Antoine' and aims to prove that true love doesn't exist.

Jackpot (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea

Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome. Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King Yeongjo is a man who never lower his head without a convincing reason. Meanwhile, Dam-Seo exists solely to take revenge upon king.

The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:51

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

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.

Cheese in the Trap (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22

Hong Seol and Yoo Jung attend the same college, but they couldn't be more different. Hong Seol is a poor, unpopular student with no money, while Yoo Jung is rich, well-liked, extremely smart, and popular. Hong Seol just wants to get through her college career quietly, but finds herself getting caught up in whatever Yoo Jung drags her into. Can Hong Seol break away, or will she continue to be the only person who sees Yoo Jung's true self?

Tunnel (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55

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

An Ethics Lesson (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50

A bad guy, a cruel guy, a lame guy, a cowardly guy and the meanest woman gets involved in a beautiful university student's murder case.

Inside Men (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea

LEE Kang-hee, an editorialist of the influential conservative newspaper puts a congressman, JANG Pil-woo to the position of a leading candidate for President using the power of the press. Behind this, there was his secret deal with the paper’s biggest sponsor. AHN Sang-goo, a political henchman who supported LEE and JANG gets his hand cut as the price when he gets caught pocketing the record on the sponsor’s slush fund. WOO Jang-hoon, an ambitious prosecutor starts to investigate the relationship with JANG and the sponsor believing it is the only chance he can make it to the top. While getting down to the grass roots on the case, WOO meets AHN who has been deliberately planning his revenge. Now the war among the one blind for power, the one hell bent for vengeance, and the one eager for success starts.

Real (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, detective, film noir
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43

Jang Tae-Young is a popular trouble shooter in the criminal world. He is cold and ambitious. He dreams of building a casino hotel one day. A reporter then goes to Jang Tae-Young.

Master (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24

Korea’s biggest network marketing scam reveals a far greater network of corruption and conspiracy lurking underneath.

Marriage Contract (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:31

Kang Hye Soo is a single mom. Her husband dies in an accident and she raises her little daughter alone. Afterwards, She learns that she has brain tumor. She then signs a Marriage Contract with a rich man, Han Ji Hoon in order to find a guardian for her daughter.

Something About 1% (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:58

Lee Jae-In possesses a good appearance, he is smart and comes from a wealthy family, but he is also arrogant. His grandfather orders Jae-In to enter into a 10 month contract engagement with a female school teacher that he has never met in his life. Lee Jae-In slowly falls in love with her.

I Can Speak (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea

A grumpy old woman befriends a young civil servant and learns English from him. She then reveals to him her shocking past.

Deranged (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea

Jae-hyuk is a pharmaceutical worker for a medical supplies company. When a series of dead bodies are found floating in the Han River. The public is shocked to discovered that the deaths are related to a fatal outbreak of virus-infected mutant parasitic horsehair worms, called 'Yeongasi', that can control the human brain. Those infected shows symptoms of hunger and thirst, hence jumps into the river to combat dehydration. Whilst the authorities work to find a cure, Jae-hyuk struggles to save his family when they also exhibits similar symptoms.

My Sassy Girl (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea

Set in the Joseon Dynasty period, a romance takes place between cold-hearted Gyun-Woo and Princess Hyemyung who causes troubles.

Bring It On, Ghost (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:30

Hyun-Ji studied for her 19 years before she died in an accident. She is now a ghost and has wandered around the world for several years. Hyun-Ji then meets exorcist Park Bong-Pal. Hyun-Ji and Bong-Pal listens to various stories from ghosts and sends them to the otherworld.




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