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1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 47,971

2. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 477,915 | Gross: $0.71M

3. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 121,832 | Gross: $2.13M

4. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.0
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85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 90,698 | Gross: $2.20M

5. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 92,286

6. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 64,692 | Gross: $81.60M

7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 57,956 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Forgotten (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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When his abducted brother returns seemingly a different man with no memory of the past 19 days, Jin-seok chases after the truth behind the kidnapping.

Director: Hang-jun Jang | Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Mu-Yeol Kim, Seong-kun Mun, Young-hee Na

Votes: 9,845

9. Silenced (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.1
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Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 9,109

10. The Housemaid (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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68 Metascore

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences.

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yuh Jung Youn, Woo Seo

Votes: 8,582 | Gross: $0.15M

11. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 72,886 | Gross: $2.38M

12. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 46,298 | Gross: $0.24M

13. The Empress Ki (2013– )

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hye-Rin Han, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,160

14. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 10,410

15. Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 11,391 | Gross: $1.70M

16. Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)

TV-MA | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a duration of 7 years, the plot focuses on political ... See full summary »

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Hyo-Joo Han, Woo-sung Jung, Han Yeri

Votes: 3,023

17. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-Hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Richard Epcar

Votes: 7,192 | Gross: $0.54M

18. Joint Security Area (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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58 Metascore

In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 24,284

19. Secret Garden (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A rich young CEO falls for a poor stuntwoman despite class differences, cultural traditions and the man's firmly objecting mother.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hyun Bin, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Sa-rang Kim

Votes: 4,486

20. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.6
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Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011)

Stars: Joon-Gi Lee, Ji-eun Lee, Ha-Neul Kang, Jong-Hyun Hong

Votes: 3,400

21. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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64 Metascore

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Won Bin, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 36,376 | Gross: $1.11M

22. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

3.5
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33 Metascore

Once in 500 years, ancient mythical creatures come to Earth, wreaking havoc and destruction. This time they must be stopped.

Director: Hyung-rae Shim | Stars: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Craig Robinson

Votes: 23,209 | Gross: $10.98M

23. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Myeong-hoon Park, Min-ki Lee, Kyung-gu Sol

Votes: 3,587

24. The Spy Gone North (2018)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

In the mid-1990s, a loyal South Korean secret agent is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho, Ji-Hoon Ju

Votes: 2,422 | Gross: $0.50M

25. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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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: 9,296 | Gross: $2.59M

26. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

Votes: 22,847 | Gross: $3.75M

27. The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A county magistrate's plan to release mermaids into the ocean backfires when they're caught by fisherman.

Stars: Ji-Hyun Jun, Min-Ho Lee, Shin Won Ho, Jung-woo Choi

Votes: 3,302

28. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,704

29. Steel Rain (2017)

TV-MA | 139 min | Action

7.1
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A coup in North Korea forces an agent to defect to South with unconscious "Number One". While operatives from North hunt for both of them, the agent has to work with South Koreans to stop the nuclear war.

Director: WooSuk Yang | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Do-won Kwak, Eui-sung Kim, Kyeong-yeong Lee

Votes: 3,204

30. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 9,673 | Gross: $0.07M

31. The Tiger (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Seok-won Jeong, Ji-so Jung

Votes: 3,961

32. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 8,225 | Gross: $7.06M

33. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyun-sook Kim

Votes: 6,806

34. 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, Myung-Min Kim, Se-Kyung Shin

Votes: 527

35. Tunnel (2016)

TV-14 | 126 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Director: Seong-hun Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh, Jeong-geun Sin

Votes: 5,963

36. War of the Arrows (2011)

R | 122 min | Action, History, War

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: 10,491 | Gross: $0.25M

37. The Fortress (2017)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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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: 1,333 | Gross: $0.25M

38. The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012)

TV-Y | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mi-seon Jeon, Mi-kyeong Yang, Eung-soo Kim, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 1,382

39. Empire of Lust (2015)

113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (... See full summary »

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

Votes: 315 | Gross: $0.01M

40. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007)

55 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A tomboy, mistaken for a lad, maintains the deception for the sake of employment. The situation becomes complicated when her male boss begins to develop feelings for this "boy."

Stars: Yoo Gong, Eun-hye Yun, Sun-kyun Lee, Jeong-an Chae

Votes: 3,417

41. Assassination (2015)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Ji-Hyun Jun, Jung-jae Lee, Jung-woo Ha, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 5,258 | Gross: $1.90M

42. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 4,105

43. Swiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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50 Metascore

South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim, Kang-ho Song

Votes: 7,652 | Gross: $0.10M

44. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The unlikely love story between a crown prince and his eunuch.

Stars: Bo-Gum Park, Yoo-Jeong Kim, Soo-bin Chae, Dong-yeon Kwak

Votes: 1,403

45. Masquerade (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

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: 5,421 | Gross: $0.92M

46. The Secret Reunion (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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A fired South Korean agent and a deserted North Korean spy meet by chance after six years and start a business partnership, each with the intention of stealing information from the other.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dong-won Gang, Yun-seo Choi, Kyeong-min Go

Votes: 3,350

47. A Girl at My Door (2014)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters ... See full summary »

Director: July Jung | Stars: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang

Votes: 2,146

48. The Net (2016)

114 min | Drama

7.3
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A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-bum Ryoo, Won-geun Lee, Young-min Kim, Gwi-hwa Choi

Votes: 2,314

49. The Housemaid (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Eun-shim Lee, Aeng-ran Eom

Votes: 2,789

50. Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jin-woong Cho, Hyun-Sung Jang, Seong-gyoon Kim

Votes: 3,528



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