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1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

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

8.4
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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

Votes: 47,287

2. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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77 Metascore

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

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 466,751 | Gross: $0.71M

3. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 114,281 | Gross: $2.13M

4. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 89,758

5. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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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: 63,934 | Gross: $81.60M

6. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.0
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85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 86,941 | Gross: $2.20M

7. Forgotten (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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When his abducted brother returns seemingly a different man with no memory of the past 19 days, Jin-seok chases after the truth behind the kidnapping.

Director: Hang-jun Jang | Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Mu-Yeol Kim, Seong-kun Mun, Young-hee Na

Votes: 8,470

8. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

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

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 56,830 | Gross: $0.05M

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

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

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

Votes: 71,920 | Gross: $2.38M

10. The Housemaid (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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68 Metascore

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

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yuh Jung Youn, Woo Seo

Votes: 8,403 | Gross: $0.15M

11. The Empress Ki (2013– )

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Hye-Rin Han, Ji-won Ha, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,058

12. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

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

6.5
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 10,263

13. Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)

TV-MA | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a duration of 7 years, the plot focuses on political ... See full summary »

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Hyo-Joo Han, Woo-sung Jung, Han Yeri

Votes: 2,767

14. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong, Ji-min Han

Votes: 6,762 | Gross: $0.54M

15. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 45,503 | Gross: $0.24M

16. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

3.5
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33 Metascore

Once in 500 years, ancient mythical creatures come to Earth, wreaking havoc and destruction. This time they must be stopped.

Director: Hyung-rae Shim | Stars: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Craig Robinson

Votes: 23,030 | Gross: $10.98M

17. Silenced (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.1
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Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 8,635

18. Best of the Best (1989)

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

6.4
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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?

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 11,208 | Gross: $1.70M

19. 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: 1,973 | Gross: $0.50M

20. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.6
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Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011)

Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Jong-hyeon Hong, Sun-Woo Yoon, Han-na Kang

Votes: 3,145

21. 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: 23,824

22. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 8,108 | Gross: $7.06M

23. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-woong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 9,054 | Gross: $2.59M

24. The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A county magistrate's plan to release mermaids into the ocean backfires when they're caught by fisherman.

Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Min-Ho Lee, Shin Won Ho, Jung-woo Choi

Votes: 3,026

25. 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.

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

Votes: 1,710 | Gross: $0.26M

26. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 22,599 | Gross: $3.75M

27. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 9,474 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Six Flying Dragons (2015–2016)

Drama, History

8.8
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Story of the the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and ambition, success and fall of several real and fictional characters.

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Yohan Byun, Se-Kyung Shin, Kyun-Sang Yoon

Votes: 462

29. Office (2015)

111 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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The investigation following a sales manager brutally killing his entire family leads to a track of mystery and tragedy in an overwhelmed work team at Seoul.

Director: Won-Chan Hong | Stars: Ko Asung, Seong-woo Bae, Eui-sung Kim, Chae-eun Lee

Votes: 1,695

30. Secret Garden (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A rich young CEO falls for a poor stuntwoman despite class differences, cultural traditions and the man's firmly objecting mother.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hyun Bin, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Sa-rang Kim

Votes: 4,268

31. 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: 2,985

32. Tunnel (2016)

TV-14 | 126 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Director: Seong-hun Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh, Jeong-geun Sin

Votes: 5,698

33. War of the Arrows (2011)

R | 122 min | Action

7.2
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A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Mongols with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Chae-won Moon

Votes: 10,340 | Gross: $0.25M

34. The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012)

TV-Y | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mi-seon Jeon, Mi-kyeong Yang, Eung-soo Kim, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 1,303

35. Assassination (2015)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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64 Metascore

While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Jung-jae Lee, Jung-woo Ha, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 5,078 | Gross: $1.90M

36. The Piper (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Rebecca Davis, Dorah Fine

Votes: 973

37. Empire of Lust (2015)

113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (... See full summary »

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Ha-kyun Shin, Ha-Neul Kang, Han-na Kang

Votes: 293 | Gross: $0.01M

38. The Fortress (2017)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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In 1636, King Injo hides in the mountains to avoid being part of the Qing dynasty.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Yoon-seok Kim, Hae-il Park, Soo Go

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.25M

39. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,615

40. The Mimic (2017)

100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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The Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, encounters a family affected by the creature.

Director: Jung Huh | Stars: Jung-ah Yum, Hyuk-kwon Park, Jin Heo, Rin-Ah Shin

Votes: 858

41. 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: 35,992 | Gross: $1.11M

42. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007)

55 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A tomboy, mistaken for a lad, maintains the deception for the sake of employment. The situation becomes complicated when her male boss begins to develop feelings for this "boy."

Stars: Yoo Gong, Eun-hye Yun, Sun-kyun Lee, Jeong-an Chae

Votes: 3,232

43. 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: 2,187

44. Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jin-woong Cho, Hyun-Sung Jang, Seong-gyoon Kim

Votes: 3,396

45. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Kyung-gu Sol, Uhm Junghwa, Ye-won Kang

Votes: 3,507

46. Game of Death II (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.2
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After Billy Lo is killed while seeking the murderers of his friend, his brother Bobby goes all out to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Directors: See-Yuen Ng, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Bruce Lee, Tae-jeong Kim, Jung-Lee Hwang, Roy Horan

Votes: 2,644

47. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The unlikely love story between a crown prince and his eunuch.

Stars: Bo-Gum Park, Yoo-Jeong Kim, Soo-bin Chae, Dong-yeon Kwak

Votes: 1,317

48. Masquerade (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

7.8
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A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Director: Chang-min Choo | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Seung-ryong Ryu, Hyo-Joo Han, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $0.92M

49. Dream High (2011– )

70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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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: Jin-young Park, Suzy Bae, Iu, Jin-woon Jung

Votes: 1,858

50. The Tiger (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Seok-won Jeong, Ji-so Jung

Votes: 3,836



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