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1. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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74 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Chan-wook Park, Chun-hyeong Lim, Jo-yun Hwang, Joon-hyung Lim | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

2. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

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

8.5
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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

3. The Pacific (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

4. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, War, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

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

Writers: Richard Hooker, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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94 Metascore

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

6. Best of the Best (1989)

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

6.3
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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?

Writers: Phillip Rhee, Paul Levine, Max Strom | Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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56 Metascore

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

Writers: Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee, Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

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

R | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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85 Metascore

On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

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

9. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

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

10. Swiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

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

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

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, War

4.6
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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...

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

12. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

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

6.4
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

Writers: Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy, Christopher Wood | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

13. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately ... See full summary »

Writer: Je-gyun Yun | Director: Youn Jk | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Jeong-hwa Eom, Kyung-gu Sol, Nicole Dionne

14. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Writer: Ki-duk Kim | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

15. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Hanna is the famous Korean pop singer. She suffers from having extremely poor self-esteem, as she has been ignored because of her appearance. At last, she makes the decision of a lifetime to have full-body plastic surgery.

Writers: Seon-jeong Kim, Yong-hwa Kim, Hye-yeong No, Yumiko Suzuki | Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Ah-jung Kim, Jin-mo Ju, Yong-geon Kim, Dong-il Song

16. 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.

Writers: Paul Osborn, James A. Michener | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

17. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

18. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Richard Rush, Paul Brodeur | Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

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

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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64 Metascore

A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Writers: Ji-hoon Han, Je-kyu Kang, Sang-don Kim | Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

20. The Housemaid (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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68 Metascore

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

Writers: Ki-young Kim, Sang-soo Im | Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-Jae Lee, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Woo Seo

21. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Writers: John Patrick, Han Suyin | Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

22. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)

110 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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 »

Writers: Seong-san Jeong, Hyun-seok Kim, Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, Sang-yeon Park | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim

23. Off the Map (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.

Writer: Joan Ackermann | Director: Campbell Scott | Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, Amy Brenneman

24. In Another Country (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Writer: Sang-soo Hong | Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joon-sang Yoo, Yu-mi Jeong, Yeo-jeong Yoon

25. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clotilde Courau

26. Chattahoochee (1989)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Writer: James Hicks | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

27. Sky Blue (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation

6.8
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53 Metascore

Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Keyes, Moon-saeng Kim, Jay Lender, Jun-Young Park, Sunmin Park, Yong-jun Park, Howard Rabinowitz, Jeffrey Winter, Micah Wright | Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay

28. The Warrior (2001)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.

Writer: Sung-su Kim | Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Sung-kee Ahn, Jin-mo Ju, Ziyi Zhang

29. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

Writer: Ki-duk Kim | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Yeo-reum Han, Ji-min Kwak, Eol Lee, Kwon Hyun-Min

30. Silenced (2011)

125 min | Drama

7.9
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Gang In-ho, who is working to earn money for his daughter's surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju. But what he discovers there is an ugly truth: the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jee-young Cong, Dong-hyuk Hwang | Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jeong, Hyeon-soo Kim, Ji-yeong Kim

31. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.8
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A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Writers: Robin Moore, Laird Koenig, Paul Savage | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

32. The Eleventh Hour (2008)

93 min | Action, Thriller

4.5
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An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp... See full synopsis »

Writer: John Lyde | Director: John Lyde | Stars: Adam Abram, Johnny Ahn, Britani Bateman, Sarah Bell

33. WaSanGo (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Fantasy

6.1
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Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

Writers: Tae-gyun Kim, Dong-heon Seo | Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Min-a Shin, Su-ro Kim, Sang-Woo Kwon

34. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Nixon, Anatoli Dobrynin, John F. Kennedy

35. My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010– )

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.2
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Cha Dae-woong (Lee Seung Gi) accidentally releases a troublesome gumiho, a legendary fox with nine tails, sealed inside a painting by Grandma Samshin . Fleeing the scene, Dae-woong suffers ... See full summary »

Stars: Min-a Shin, Seung-gi Lee, Min-woo No, Hie-bong Byeon

36. 301/302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Writer: Suh-Goon Lee | Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-Hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

37. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

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

38. The City of Violence (2006)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »

Writers: Jung-min Kim, Won-jae Lee, Seung-wan Ryoo | Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jae-mo Ahn, Kil-Kang Ahn, Seok-yong Jeong, Deok-hyeon Jo

39. The Hunters (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his ... See full summary »

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Salter | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

40. Failan (2001)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met.

Writer: Jirô Asada | Director: Hae-sung Song | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Cecilia Cheung, Dae-Hoon Jeong, Hyeong-jin Kong

41. The Doll Master (2004)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Writer: Yong-ki Jeong | Director: Yong-ki Jeong | Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyeong-tak Shin, Ji-young Ok

42. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-leol Jeon

43. Typhoon (2005)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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46 Metascore

A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.

Writer: Kyung-Taek Kwak | Director: Kyung-Taek Kwak | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Jung-Jae Lee, Mi-yeon Lee, David Lee McInnis

44. Battle Ground 625 (2005)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

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

45. Hwang Jin Yi (2007)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The life of the famous gisaeng (female entertainer), Hwang Jin Yi, who lived in 16th century Korea.

Writer: Hyeon-jeong Kim | Director: Youn-hyun Chang | Stars: Hye-kyo Song, Ji-tae Yu, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Young-doo Oh

46. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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40 Metascore

A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

Writers: Sang-hak Lee, Si-myung Lee, Carl Macek | Director: Si-myung Lee | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo, Goo Shin

47. Forbidden Quest (2006)

142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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.

Writer: Dae-woo Kim | Director: Dae-woo Kim | Stars: Jong-ryol Choi, Suk-kyu Han, Gyo-jin Hong, Min-jung Kim

48. Blood Rain (2005)

119 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Blood Rain tells the story of a slew of grisly murders plaguing a small, fairly isolated island village. However, it's not just the mounting death toll that's causing residents to worry, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dae-seung Kim, Seong-jae Kim, Won-jae Lee | Director: Dae-seung Kim | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Yong-woo Park, Seong Ji, Se-ah Yun

49. Address Unknown (2001)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »

Writer: Ki-duk Kim | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Dong-kun Yang, Min-jung Ban, Young-min Kim, Eun-jin Pang

50. Dream High (2011– )

Comedy, Music, Romance

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Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who sings ... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-eun Lee, Jin-woon Jung, So-ra Kang, Ji-Yeon Park