Korea War in films

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1.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility. (92 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
2.
I Want You (1951)
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In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription. (102 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
3.
The Hunters (1958)
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In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle. (108 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
4.
The Hook (1963)
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In the final days of the Korean War, an enemy airman is captured by three American soldiers who cannot bring themselves to follow the order to execute their prisoner. (98 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
5.
Hold Back the Night (1956)
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A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from. (80 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
6.
Hell in Korea (1956)
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During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill. (81 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
 
7.
Hell's Horizon (1955)
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Interaction among men of a bombing squad in the Korean War. (80 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
8.
Battle Hymn (1957)
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A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War. (108 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
9.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. (102 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
10.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
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A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
11.
The Glory Brigade (1953)
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During the Korean War, an American unit of combat engineers must work with Greek troops in order to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines. (82 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
12.
Going All the Way (1997)
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After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
13.
Field of Honor (1986)
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Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him. (95 mins.)
 
14.
The Front Line (2011)
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. (133 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
15.
Blue (2002)
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An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. (116 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Ando
 
16.
Battle Circus (1953)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
17.
All the Young Men (1960)
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During the Korean War,a platoon leader dies leaving his inexperienced black sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men. (87 mins.)
Director: Hall Bartlett
 
18.
71: Into the Fire (2010)
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War. (120 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
19.
Hell in Korea (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill. (81 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
 
20.
Hold Back the Night (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from. (80 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
21.
The Last Witness (2001)
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Based on a true story and a legendary Korean novel, this movie follows Detective Oh (superstar Lee Jung... (104 mins.)
Director: Chang-ho Bae
 
22.
MacArthur (1977)
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Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War. (130 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
23.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
24.
Men in War (1957)
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief. (102 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
25.
MASH (1970)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
26.
The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)
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A weary sergeant in Korea commands military prisoners on a dangerous mission and is joined by a nun and a group of schoolgirls in enemy territory. (74 mins.)
Director: Franklin Adreon
 
27.
War Is Hell (1961)
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not... (81 mins.)
Director: Burt Topper
 
28.
War Hunt (1962)
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Dispatched to the front lines during the Korean War, an idealistic American soldier discovers the horrors of combat and comes at odds with a psychopathic member of his platoon. (83 mins.)
Director: Denis Sanders
 
29.
Time Limit (1957)
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During the Korean War former prisoner of war, Major Harry Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel William Edwards wants the details. (96 mins.)
Director: Karl Malden
 
30.
Take the High Ground! (1953)
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In 1953, at Fort Bliss, Texas, two former Korean War combat veterans work as drill sergeants and fall in-love with the same woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
31.
The Steel Helmet (1951)
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. (85 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
32.
Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
33.
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
34.
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
35.
The Coast Guard (2002)
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At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high... (91 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
36.
Joint Security Area (2000)
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In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park