The Best Korean Action Movies Of All Time

Looking for more movies like The Man from Nowhere? Here are the top Korean action movies, ranked by fans everywhere. From action comedy, like Extreme Job, to gangster thrillers, like Veteran, this list of popular Korean action movies includes '90s classics and recent box office hits. Some good Korean action movies, like The Villainess and The Outlaws, are available to stream online, so be on the look out. Which famous action flicks stand out from the rest? 

Vote up the best action films from South Korea, and add your favorites if they deserve to be ranked here. 

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  • Train to Busan
    1
    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
  • The Man from Nowhere
    2
    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Young-chang Song
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Lee Jung-beom
  • Veteran
    3
    Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Ryoo Seung-wan
  • I Saw the Devil
    4
    Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
    5
    Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol, Kim Sung-kyu
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Lee Won-tae
  • The Chaser
    6
    Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Young-hee
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Na Hong-jin
  • Oldboy
    7
    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Extreme Job
    8
    Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Ha-nee, Jin Seon-kyu
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Lee Byeong-heon
  • The Outlaws
    9
    Ma Dong-seok, Yoon Kye-sang, Jo Jae-yoon
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Kang Yoon-sung
  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird
    10
    Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • The Host
    11
    Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • Lady Vengeance
    12
    Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Assassination
    13
    Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, Ha Jung-woo
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Choi Dong-hoon
  • The Suspect
    14
    Gong Yoo, Park Hee-soon, Gi Ju-bong
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Won Shin-yun
  • The Villainess
    15
    Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Jeong Byeong-gil
  • The Berlin File
    16
    Jun Ji-hyun, Han Sukgyu, Ryoo Seung-bum
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Ryoo Seung-wan
  • A Bittersweet Life
    17
    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Yeong-cheol, Shin Min-ah
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • A Hard Day
    18
    Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-hoon, Ju-bong Gi
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Kim Seong-hun
  • New World
    19
    Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Park Hoon-jung
  • Snowpiercer
    20
    Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • The Yellow Sea
    21
    Ha Jung-woo, Cho Seong-ha, Kim Yun-seok
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Na Hong-jin
  • The Great Battle
    22
    Jo In-sung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Park Sung-woong
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Kim Kwang-sik
  • The Age of Shadows
    23
    Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • Hwayi: A Monster Boy
    24
    Moon Sung-Keun, Lee Gyeung-young, Yoo Yeon-seok
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Jang Joon-hwan
  • Midnight Runners
    25
    Park Seo-joon, Kang Ha-neul, Park Ha-sun
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Jason Kim