Korea War in films

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1. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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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.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

Votes: 1,372

2. I Want You (1951)

Passed | 102 min | Drama

6.7
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In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire, Farley Granger, Peggy Dow

Votes: 290

3. The Hunters (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

Votes: 1,118

4. The Hook (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

Votes: 493

5. Hold Back the Night (1956)

80 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 71

6. Hell in Korea (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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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.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

Votes: 347

7. Hell's Horizon (1955)

80 min | Drama, War

5.5
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Interaction among men of a bombing squad in the Korean War.

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

Votes: 39

8. Battle Hymn (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore

Votes: 825

9. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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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.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,544

10. 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, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 34,219 | Gross: $1.11M

11. The Glory Brigade (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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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.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Victor Mature, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Richard Egan

Votes: 219

12. Going All the Way (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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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: 1,703 | Gross: $0.09M

13. Field of Honor (1986)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

5.4
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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.

Directors: Dae-hie Kim, Hans Scheepmaker | Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Brandsteder, Bart Römer, Anis de Jong

Votes: 112

14. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

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: 4,862 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Blue (II) (2002)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Hiroshi Ando | Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Manami Konishi, Asami Imajuku, Jun Murakami

Votes: 247

16. Battle Circus (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, War, Drama

5.8
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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: 1,023

17. All the Young Men (1960)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

6.2
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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.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, James Darren, Glenn Corbett

Votes: 389

18. Pohwasogeuro (2010)

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: 4,328

19. Hell in Korea (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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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.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

Votes: 347

20. Hold Back the Night (1956)

80 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 71

21. Heugsuseon (2001)

104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Based on a true story and a legendary Korean novel, this movie follows Detective Oh (superstar Lee Jung Jae) and his investigation into the mysterious murder of a North Korean. His ... See full summary »

Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-yeon Lee, Jun-ho Jeong

Votes: 290

22. 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: 3,722

23. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 64,995

24. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 1,925

25. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.6
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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: 60,166 | Gross: $81.60M

26. The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, War

5.0
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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.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Robert Webber, Anna Sten, Leo Gordon, Hari Rhodes

Votes: 59

27. War Is Hell (1961)

81 min | Drama, War

6.4
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Baynes Barron, Michael Bell, Bobby Byles, Wally Campo

Votes: 66

28. War Hunt (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War

6.3
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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.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Tommy Matsuda

Votes: 692

29. Time Limit (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Karl Malden | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart

Votes: 785

30. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

6.2
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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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart, Carleton Carpenter

Votes: 713

31. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

Votes: 3,006

32. Sayonara (1957)

Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 4,862 | Gross: $26.30M

33. 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: 306

34. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | War, Drama, Action

7.1
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 3,595 | Gross: $4.02M

35. Hae anseon (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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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. PFC Kang and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Jeong-hak Kim, Ji-a Park, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 2,921

36. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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: 21,519