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1. The Great Battle (2018)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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A historical film about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against 500,000 invading Tang dynasty men to defend it.

Director: Kwang-shik Kim | Stars: In-sung Jo, Seol-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hyuk Nam, Sung-woong Park

Votes: 1,548 | Gross: $0.47M

2. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 99,243 | Gross: $0.01M

3. 1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

7.8
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In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Hae-jin Yoo, Tae-ri Kim

Votes: 2,130

4. A Taxi Driver (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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69 Metascore

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo, Jun-yeol Ryu

Votes: 8,997 | Gross: $1.53M

5. Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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50 Metascore

A team of spies is sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions ahead of the invasion by UN forces.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jon Gries, Josie Bissett, Justin Rupple

Votes: 3,772 | Gross: $1.02M

6. Six Flying Dragons (2015–2016)

Drama, History

8.8
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Story of the the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and ambition, success and fall of several real and fictional characters.

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Yo-han Byun, Se-Kyung Shin, Kyun-Sang Yoon

Votes: 411

7. The Throne (2015)

125 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ah-in Yoo, Geun-young Moon, Hae-sook Kim

Votes: 1,558

8. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-Woong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 8,766 | Gross: $2.59M

9. Masquerade (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

7.8
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A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Director: Chang-min Choo | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Seung-ryong Ryu, Hyo-Joo Han, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 5,139 | Gross: $0.92M

10. A Frozen Flower (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 3,276

11. The King and the Clown (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,633

12. The Fortress (2017)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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In 1636, King Injo hides in the mountains to avoid being part of the Qing dynasty.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Yoon-Seok Kim, Hae-il Park, Soo Go

Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Chuno (2010– )

Action, Drama, History

8.8
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Dae-gil is the leader of a group of slave hunters that are hired to find a runaway slave named Tae-ha, who was once a great warrior.

Stars: Hyuk Jang, Ji-Ho Oh, Da-hae Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 470

14. Empire of Lust (2015)

113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the... See full summary »

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Ha-kyun Shin, Ha-Neul Kang, Han-na Kang

Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.01M

15. War of the Arrows (2011)

R | 122 min | Action

7.2
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A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Mongols with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Chae-won Moon

Votes: 10,145 | Gross: $0.25M

16. Faith (2012)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.1
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When the queen-to-be of medieval Korea is badly wounded, Captain Choi Young uses a wormhole to "heaven," which is actually 21st-century South Korea, to bring back the spoiled Dr. Yoo Eun-Soo who becomes a pawn in a game of human chess.

Stars: Hee-seon Kim, Min-Ho Lee, Se-young Park, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 1,570

17. The Face Reader (2013)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History

6.9
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About Nae-kyung who is able to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at his face. Because of his abilities, he gets involved in a power struggle between Prince Sooyang and Kim Jong-Seo.

Director: Jae-rim Han | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Jung-jae Lee, Yun-shik Baek, Jung-suk Jo

Votes: 1,733 | Gross: $0.52M

18. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.06M

19. May 18 (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of events leading up to the 1980 Gwangju massacre in South Korea when thousands of students and protesters were killed by armed troops during an anti-government demonstration.

Director: Ji-hoon Kim | Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Yo-won Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Tae-won Kwon

Votes: 902

20. The Great Seer (2012–2013)

Action, History, Romance

7.4
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The story set in the late Goryeo Dynasty in which a group of Feng Shui advisers to the government authorities help the hero Lee Sung Gye become the first king of the Joseon Dynasty.

Stars: Kil-kang Ahn, Jae-woong Choi, Tae-Joon Choi, Gi-seok Do

Votes: 48

21. The Divine Weapon (2008)

Not Rated | 134 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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An historical, epic tale of Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow.

Director: Yoo-jin Kim | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Eun-jeong Han, Jun-ho Heo, Sung-Ki Ahn

Votes: 680

22. Jang Yeong-Sil (2016)

Drama, History

8.2
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Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong Shil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong Shil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong notices his ... See full summary »

Stars: Il-guk Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Yeong-cheol Kim, Gyu-ri Park

Votes: 51

23. Immortal Yi Soon-shin (2004– )

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Historical drama centered on the famous Korean Admiral Yi Soon-Shin (1545-1598), who saved Korea and China from conquest by Japan in a string of brilliant naval victories. Yi used iron-clad... See full summary »

Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Jae-Sung Choi, Jae-ryong Lee, So-yi Kim

Votes: 83

24. Shadows in the Palace (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body, place physician Chun-ryung discovers that the dead maid was ... See full summary »

Director: Mi-jung Kim | Stars: Jin-hee Park, Se-ah Yun, Yeong-hie Seo, Jeong-eun Lim

Votes: 459

25. Jeong Do-jeon (2014– )

Biography, History

8.4
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Set between late Goryeo Dynasty and early Joseon Dynasty period. Jung Do-Jeon plans for the new country of "Joseon" and new culture as an influential advisor to King Taejo. Jung Do-Jeon resistance among those that want to keep Goryeo.

Stars: Na-eun Go, Jae-Hyun Cho, Jae-mo Ahn, Tae-seong Jang

Votes: 20

26. Hero of the Age

Animation, Short, History

It is the year 645 AD. Carrying the Mandate of Heaven, the Chinese emperor Taizong leads his grand legions to conquer the Korean kingdom of Goguryeo. As the Chinese armies cut a blazing ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyun Sung | Stars: Joomin Hwang, Kiyun Sung, Hyojin Park

27. Wang-Gun the Great (1970)

Biography, Drama, History

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General Wang-gun marches on the capitol and overthrows the usurper Ku-jin who had slain the last king of the Shilla Dynasty. Wang-gun becomes king and begins a new era in Korean History--the Koryo Dynasty.

Director: In-hyeon Choi | Stars: Myeong-jin Kim, Yeong-gyun Shin, Ji-mee Kim, Am Park



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