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1. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 564,890 | Gross: $202.36M

2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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41 Metascore

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-Hun Lee

Votes: 167,471 | Gross: $122.52M

3. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 242,156 | Gross: $98.93M

4. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 149,874 | Gross: $118.59M

5. Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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56 Metascore

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens

Votes: 194,627 | Gross: $160.94M

6. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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72 Metascore

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews

Votes: 473,772 | Gross: $251.51M

7. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 281,153 | Gross: $118.31M

8. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Jong-Un Kim, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 290,950 | Gross: $6.11M

9. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

Votes: 153,105 | Gross: $32.77M

10. Spawn (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.3
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34 Metascore

An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle

Votes: 61,114 | Gross: $54.97M

11. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,528 | Gross: $0.28M

12. The Divide (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 34,039 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.1
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35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

Votes: 50,078 | Gross: $32.12M

14. The Spy Gone North (2018)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

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: 2,183 | Gross: $0.50M

15. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 20,062

16. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

Votes: 27,078 | Gross: $25.83M

17. 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: 24,045

18. 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: 36,176 | Gross: $1.11M

19. 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: 3,096

20. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror

3.8
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After a nuclear attack in Tokyo, the female population is attacked by infected males who have become sex-crazed zombies, hungry for human flesh. Officeworker Momoko and nurse Nozomi seek ... See full summary »

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Rina Aikawa, Yui Aikawa, Kazuyoshi Akishima, Asami

Votes: 682

21. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft, Clive Oppenheimer

Votes: 5,948

22. Shiri (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: 7,612 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.5
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 604 | Gross: $5.20M

24. Summer Palace (2006)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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79 Metascore

Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Xiaodong Guo, Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui

Votes: 2,699 | Gross: $0.06M

25. 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: 2,253

26. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 5,450 | Gross: $0.01M

27. The King 2 Hearts (2012)

65 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The crown-prince of South Korea is forced to work alongside a female North Korean military officer. Political and emotional complications lead to an uneasy marriage engagement.

Stars: Seung-gi Lee, Ji-won Ha, Jung-suk Jo, Jason-Patrick Taylor

Votes: 793

28. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $2.20M

29. 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: 3,299

30. Battle Ground 625 (2005)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ha-kyun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Ha-ryong Lim

Votes: 6,248

31. 71: Into the Fire (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Sang-Woo Kwon, Seung-Hyun Choi, Seung-woo Kim

Votes: 4,756

32. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.5
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Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...

Director: James Dodson | Stars: Nicholas Gonzalez, Matt Bushell, Keith David, Denis Arndt

Votes: 5,303

33. The Rescue (1988)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Christine Harnos, Edward Albert, Ellen Barber

Votes: 1,057 | Gross: $5.86M

34. R-Point (2004)

R | 107 min | Action, Horror, War

6.3
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Sun-kyun Lee, Won-Sang Park

Votes: 4,875

35. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,773 | Gross: $0.52M

36. Confidential Assignment (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action

6.5
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When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.

Director: Sung-hoon Kim | Stars: Hyun Bin, Hae-jin Yoo, Ju-hyuk Kim, Hae-Young Lee

Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $0.48M

37. Under the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

7.4
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81 Metascore

A propaganda documentary about North Korea that reveals a few hidden facts because the director continues filming between the scripted scenes.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong

Votes: 4,000 | Gross: $0.07M

38. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,622 | Gross: $0.44M

39. Soar Into the Sun (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-won Kim | Stars: Rain, Joon-Sang Yoo, Seong-su Kim, Lee Hana

Votes: 1,458

40. Pulgasari (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri

Votes: 841

41. North Korea: Michael Palin's Journey (2018– )

45 min | Documentary

8.1
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As diplomatic relations between DPRK and South Korea begin to slightly thaw after decades of hostility, comedian and world traveler Michael Palin is allowed to visit North Korea for two weeks and, to a limited extent, explore the country.

Star: Michael Palin

Votes: 328

42. Night and Day (2008)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yeong-ho Kim, Su-jeong Hwang, Eun-hye Park, Boris Baum

Votes: 877

43. Battle Circus (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Robert Keith

Votes: 1,225

44. Consumed (2014 Video)

10 min | Short, Action, Crime

5.8
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An online video trailer for David Cronenberg's debut novel, "Consumed".

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Evelyne Brochu, David Cronenberg

Votes: 69

45. Jet Attack (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

3.5
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Three American pilots are shot down behind enemy lines during the Korean war, where they encounter a mysterious Russian nurse. Their life is in her hands.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Audrey Totter, Gregory Walcott, James Dobson

Votes: 146

46. Starlift (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Musical

5.9
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To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force crewman pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson

Votes: 375

47. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 412 | Gross: $11.00M

48. A Better Tomorrow (2010)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea, they left behind Hyuk's younger brother Chul. ... See full summary »

Director: Hae-sung Song | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Seung-heon Song, Kang-woo Kim, Han Sun Jo

Votes: 967

49. Retreat, Hell! (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The saga of a battalion of U.S. Marines during the Korean War, starting with their training, landing at Inchon in 1950, advance into North Korea and their subsequent retreat back to the 38th parallel.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Richard Carlson, Anita Louise, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 351

50. The Red Chapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,691 | Gross: $0.01M



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