Historical Korean Movies

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The King and the Clown (2005)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
 
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War of the Arrows (2011)
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian. (122 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
 
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The Servant (2010)
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A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life. (124 mins.)
Director: Dae-woo Kim
 
4.
Untold Scandal (2003)
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Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty... (124 mins.)
Director: Je-yong Lee
 
5.
Hwang Jin Yi (2007)
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The life of the famous gisaeng (female entertainer), Hwang Jin Yi, who lived in 16th century Korea. (141 mins.)
Director: Youn-hyun Chang
 
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. (133 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
 
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The Evil Twin (2007)
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(Korean with English subtitles) So-yeon awakens from a 10 year coma, with no memory of the tragic drowning of her sister... (95 mins.)
Director: Kim Ji-Hwan
 
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Forbidden Quest (2006)
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A noble, high-class scholar starts to write erotic novels in 18th century of Chosun dynasty. He falls in love with a king's woman. (142 mins.)
Director: Dae-woo Kim
 
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The Concubine (2012)
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A tragic love triangle story between Hwa-Yeon, a daughter of a nobleman, her true love Kwon-Yoo, a servant and the man who will be King, Prince Sungwon. (122 mins.)
Director: Dae-seung Kim
 
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Masquerade (2012)
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Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double... (131 mins.)
Director: Chang-min Choo
 
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The Sword with No Name (2009)
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A Joseon dynasty bounty hunter becomes the body guard of the queen he secretly loves. (124 mins.)
Director: Yong-gyun Kim
 
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The Face Reader (2013)
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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. (142 mins.)
Director: Jae-rim Han
 
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Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)
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A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility. (137 mins.)
Director: Jong-bin Yun
 
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The Treacherous (2015)
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The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance. (133 mins.)
Director: Kyu-dong Min