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The Best Korean Animated Movies Of All Time

Updated April 16, 2021 289 votes 27 voters 2.5k views27 items

Here are the best Korean animated movies ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring comedy, fantasy, and horror, these famous South Korean animated movies include cute movies for kids as well as animated films for older audiences, like Seoul Station, the prequel to Train to Busan. For new and recent titles, Underdog and On the White Planet are two of the latest Korean animated movies that were well received by both critics and audiences. 

Vote up the best top Korean animated films, and add other good animation features if they deserve a spot on this list. 

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    Empress Chung

    Empress Chung is a 2005 South Korean-North Korean animated fantasy film directed by Nelson Shin. Based on a famous Korean folk tale, a daughter sacrifices herself to restore her blind father's...  more
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    Underdog is a 2018 South Korean animated family film directed by Oh Sung-yoon and Lee Chun-baek. Stray dogs who have been abandoned by humans realize the meaning of freedom and self-identity....  more
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    Seoul Station is a 2016 South Korean animated zombie film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. A man desperately searches for his runaway daughter as the government struggles to shut down the area around a...  more

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    Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox is a 2007 animated fantasy Korean film by Lee Sung-gang. A young fox who was raised by aliens disguises herself as a human and finds that she likes her new form....  more

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    The King of Pigs is a 2011 South Korean animated drama film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Haunted by their troubled childhoods, Jung Jong-suk and Hwang Kyung-min reunite one evening and recall their...  more

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    Aachi & Ssipak is a 2006 South Korean animated comedy film directed by Jo Beom-jin. In a world where energy is derived from excrement, people receive addictive frozen treats for every successful...  more
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    The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

    The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a 2014 South Korean animated family film directed by Jang Hyun-Yun. Il-ho, a satellite girl, wants to learn about human emotions, so she transforms into a human and...  more
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    My Beautiful Girl, Mari is a 2002 South Korean animated film directed by Lee Sung-gang. Two boys encounter a white-haired maiden when a lighthouse portal takes them to another world....  more
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    Wonderful Days, also known as Sky Blue, is a 2003 South Korean animated science fiction film directed by Kim Moon-saeng. In the year 2142, Earth's ecosystem has finally given over to overbearing...  more
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    Doggy Poo is a 2004 South Korean stop motion-animated family film directed by Kwon Oh-sung, based on the 1968 South Korean children's book Doggy Poo by Kwon Jung-saeng. After being "created" by a...  more
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    Life Is Cool is a 2008 South Korean animated romance film directed by Choi Equan and Choe Seung-won. Three thirty-something best friends meet up for the first time in ten years, but things get...  more
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    Pororo, The Racing Adventure, also known as The Little Penguin: Pororo's Racing Adventure, is a 2013 South Korean-Chinese animated family film directed by Park Young-Gyun. Pororo, a curious little...  more
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    Hammerboy is a 2003 South Korean animated family film directed by Ahn Tae-geun. An orphan rescues a princess from a villainous general and flies her home on his solar-powered tricycle....  more
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    Robot Taekwon V

    Robot Taekwon V is a 1976 South Korean animated sci-fi film directed by Kim Cheong-gi. Dr. Kim creates Robot Taekwon V to save the world from an evil scientist bent on world domination....  more
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    Oseam

    Oseam is a 2003 South Korean animated drama film directed by Sung Baek-yeop. After a fire claims the life of her mother and her eyesight, young Ga-mi and her brother, Gil-son - who is unaware of...  more
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    Mug Travel

    Mug Travel, also known as My Friend Bernard, is a 2007 South Korean animated family film directed by Lim Ah-ron, based on the South Korean animated TV series Bernard. Sam, a shy boy, is afraid of...  more
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    Green Days: Dinosaur and I

    Green Days: Dinosaur and I, also known as Green Days, is a 2011 South Korean animated drama film directed by Ahn Jae-hoon and Han Hye-jin. Not wanting to lose, Yi-rang orchestrates a collapse in the...  more
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    The Fake is a 2013 South Korean animated drama thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The residents of a rural village place their hopes in an elder to find them a new home when the construction of...  more
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    Ghost Messenger

    Ghost Messenger is a 2014 South Korean animated fantasy film directed by Goo Bong-hee. Kang-rim, a ghost messenger whose job is to deliver a soul, gets trapped inside his soul phone while carrying...  more
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    Daisy, a Hen Into the Wild, also known as Leafie, A Hen into the Wild, is a 2011 South Korean animated drama film directed by Oh Sung-yoon. Leafie the hen escapes an egg production line, survives an...  more
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    Pororo: Cyberspace Adventure, also known as Pororo, Cyberspace Adventure, is a 2015 South Korean animated family film directed by Park Young-kyun. Pororo and his friends go into a computer game and...  more
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    Speckles: The Tarbosaurus, also known as The Dino King, is a 2012 South Korean animated adventure film directed by Han Sang-Ho. Speckles, a young dinosaur, grows into an adult and fights the...  more
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    The House is a 2011 South Korean animated fantasy film directed by Ban Joo-Young, Lee Hyun-jin, Lee Jae-ho, Park Eun-Young, and Park Mi-sun. Ga-young moves into an old neighborhood and befriends the...  more
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    On the White Planet is a 2015 South Korean animated drama film directed by Hur Bum-Wook. In a world where everything is colorless and white, a boy born with yellow skin navigates life as an outsider....  more
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    My Tyrano: Together, Forever is a 2018 South Korean-Japanese-Chinese animated family film directed by Kōbun Shizuno. A lonely Tyrannosaurus rex, Tyrano, and an orphaned baby dinosaur, Punon, begin...  more