Korean War

by antonivakin | created - 01 Nov 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

Korean War, 1950-53. Also background, aftermath, veterans, society during the war.

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1. The Piper (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Rebecca Davis, Dorah Fine

Votes: 974

2. Air Strike (1955)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Drama, War

A Navy Commander tries to mold a jet-fighter attack squadron into an efficient fighting machine.

Director: Cy Roth | Stars: Richard Denning, Gloria Jean, Don Haggerty, William Hudson

Votes: 33

3. Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974)

R | 85 min | Horror

A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Harvey | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland

Votes: 302

4. They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

A Korean man comes to America to thank the American GI who saved his life, but instead winds up running a struggling karate studio.

Directors: James Orr, Johnny Yune | Stars: Johnny Yune, David Mendenhall, Pat Paulsen, Joey Travolta

Votes: 429

5. Savage Drums (1951)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

There is this little small-island kingdom located off the South China coast and the United States offers a pact of economic aid and military assistance if needed. But there is this Asiatic ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Sabu, Lita Baron, H.B. Warner, Sid Melton

Votes: 28

6. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 533

7. The Jazz Singer (1952)

107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 280

8. The Big Chase (1954)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

An LAPD rookie tangles with state prison paroled convicts who plan to rob an armored payroll truck in Los Angeles.

Directors: Arthur Hilton, Robert L. Lippert Jr. | Stars: Glenn Langan, Adele Jergens, Lon Chaney Jr., Jim Davis

Votes: 53

9. 100 Miles to Lordsburg (2015)

Short, Drama

In 1961, Jack and Martha, a young, African-American couple, are traveling across the country for a new job opportunity in California. Jack, a Korean War Vet, and Monique, his very-pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Borger | Stars: Brian D. Mason, La Trice Harper, Archie Archambo, Pat Haley

10. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

Votes: 5,399 | Gross: $1.73M

11. Dial Red O (1955)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel B. Ullman | Stars: Bill Elliott, Helene Stanley, Keith Larsen, Paul Picerni

Votes: 58

12. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Fade in to Murder (1976)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An egotistical but successful star of a TV detective show murders his blackmailing producer and makes it look like a robbery.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Falk, William Shatner, Bert Remsen, Alan Manson

Votes: 1,400

13. Thunder Road (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Votes: 2,855

14. W*A*L*T*E*R (1984 TV Short)

25 min | Comedy, Short

The neurotic but perceptive Walter "Radar" O'Reilly joins the police force after the Korean war.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Gary Burghoff, Ray Buktenica, Victoria Jackson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 162

15. The Wild McCullochs (1975)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A Story about the rich McCulloch Family, their overbearing father and the children's misguided blaming him for everything that doesn't go right.

Director: Max Baer Jr. | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Julie Adams, Max Baer Jr., Janice Heiden

Votes: 84

16. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 27,186 | Gross: $1.00M

17. Flower in Hell (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama

A country bumpkin (Dong-shik) goes to Seoul in order to bring his older brother (Young-shik)back to the country. Little does he know Young-shik is a petty crook involved with a prostitute (Sonia) who is servicing American GIs. Then Sonia comes onto Dong-shik...

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Hak Kim, Eun-hie Choi, Hae-won Jo, Seon-hui Gang

Votes: 119

20. Search Unit (1964)

Drama, War

A scouting unit spies on enemy camps and reports back to their base on the enemy's strength. Following one such mission, they find a baby abandoned in some ruins. They take her with them and take turns caring for her.

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong | Stars: Seok-hun Nam, Sang-sa Lee, Woon-ha Kim, Ko-seong Dok

23. A Stranger in My Arms (1959)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

After the Korean War, an Air Force pilot meets the family of his KIA navigator and recalls, in flashbacks, the circumstances of their ordeal, after being shot down.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee, Charles Coburn

Votes: 138

24. An Annapolis Story (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy, Alvy Moore

Votes: 96

25. Return from the Sea (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

A hardened career navel officer must come to terms with adapting to civilian life with the help of a waitress that can see through his tough veneer.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Jan Sterling, Neville Brand, John Doucette, Paul Langton

Votes: 78

26. Going All the Way (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane, Rose McGowan

Votes: 1,756 | Gross: $0.09M

27. Forward March Hare (1953)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs mistakenly gets his neighbor's draft notice and causes a stir when he shows up as ordered.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith

Votes: 576

28. The Eternal Sea (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama, War

Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith, Ben Cooper, Dean Jagger

Votes: 194

29. Underwater Warrior (1958)

91 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), _UnderWater Warrior_ follows the evolution of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dan Dailey, James Gregory, Ross Martin, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 32

30. Air Cadet (1951)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Drama, War

A group of cadets have assorted problems at the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Academy.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, Richard Long

Votes: 107

31. Cease Fire! (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Documentary, War

A real military action during the last year of the Korean War is re-enacted on the spot with real soldiers.

Director: Owen Crump | Stars: Roy Thompson Jr., Henry Goszkowski, Richard Karl Elliott, Albert Bernard Cook

Votes: 92

32. Birthday Boy (2004)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

During the Korean War in 1951, little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the... See full summary »

Director: Sejong Park

Votes: 544

33. No Man's Land (1964)

72 min | Drama, War

An American Corporal stationed in a sparsely occupied Korean province unexpectedly finds true love amidst the horrors of war.

Directors: Pat Boyette, Russ Harvey | Stars: Russ Harvey, Kim Lee, Lee Morgan, Osvaldo Martínez

Votes: 6

34. Iron Angel (1964)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A green lieutenant volunteers five men to carry out a mission to take out a North Korean mortar position that's preventing supply convoys from reaching the front line. Afterwards they must ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Kennedy | Stars: Jim Davis, Don 'Red' Barry, Margo Woode, R. Wayland Williams

Votes: 85

35. The Young and the Brave (1963)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, War

A boy accompanies three soldiers in their escape from the enemy in Korea.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Rory Calhoun, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Arlen

Votes: 111

36. Sniper's Ridge (1961)

Approved | 61 min | War, Drama

A treaty to end the Korean War is about to be signed, but tensions between enemy forces are still high. Capt. Tombolo (John Goddard), who heads a combat unit with a shaky reputation, orders... See full summary »

Director: John A. Bushelman | Stars: Jack Ging, Stanley Clements, John Goddard, Douglas Henderson

Votes: 104

37. Operation Dames (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Korean War, a troupe of traveling USO entertainers find themselves behind enemy lines with a squad of American soldiers. Together they try to find their way back to their own ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen | Stars: Eve Meyer, Chuck Henderson, Don Devlin, Ed Craig

Votes: 67

38. Hold Back the Night (1956)

80 min | Drama, War

A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Mona Freeman, Peter Graves, Chuck Connors

Votes: 100

39. Hell's Horizon (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Interaction among men of a bombing squad in the Korean War.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: John Ireland, Marla English, Bill Williams, Hugh Beaumont

Votes: 56

40. Sky Commando (1953)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

Colonel Ed Wyatt (Dan Duryea) is regarded by pilots under his command as being a ruthless disciplinarian. His co-pilot, Lt. Hobson Lee (Mike Connors as Touch Connors), and Jo McWethy (... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Dan Duryea, Frances Gifford, Mike Connors, Michael Fox

Votes: 50

41. Flight Nurse (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama, War

During the Korean War, a United States Air Force nurse with the Medical Air Evacuation Unit flies on C-47 transport aircraft based in Japan where she ferries servicemen wounded in combat.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Franz, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 67

43. Japanese War Bride (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, Marie Windsor

Votes: 88

44. Torpedo Alley (1952)

84 min | Drama

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes, killing his two crewmen. He returns to civilian life but ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, Charles Winninger, Bill Williams

Votes: 115

45. Mr. Walkie Talkie (1952)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Comedy, War

Joe Sawyer and William Tracy return in another wacky service comedy, Sawyer as the exasperated sergeant of a GI trainee (Tracy) who remembers everything he has ever heard. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Margia Dean, Robert Shayne

Votes: 34

46. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 422

47. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,494 | Gross: $7.03M

48. At War with the Army (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin, Jimmie Dundee

Votes: 1,970

49. Korea Patrol (1951)

59 min | Drama, War

4.1