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The Best War Movies From South Korea

Here are the best war films from South Korea ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular historical dramas filled with intense action, these famous South Korean war movies include 2004 award-winning Taegukgi and 2014's Ode to My Father, one of the country's highest-grossing film. If you're looking for new and recent titles, 2018's The Great Battle depicts the eight-eight day battle, the Siege of Ansi. Other good Korean war movies include The Admiral, War of the Arrows, and Sunny.

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    Sunny

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    Sunny is a 2008 South Korean war drama film directed by Lee Joon-ik. In hopes of reuniting with her husband, who left for the Vietnam War without telling her, a woman becomes the lead singer of a  ...more
  • The Battle: Roar to Victory is a 2019 Korean-Japanese period action war film directed by Won Shin-yun. Over a four-day period, a fierce battle takes place between Korean independence militias and  ...more
  • The Battleship Island is a 2017 South Korean period action film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Roughly 400 Korean laborers try to escape from Battleship Island during the Japanese colonial era.  ...more
  • The Admiral: Roaring Currents, also known as The Admiral, is a 2014 South Korean epic action-war film directed by Kim Han-min. Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend  ...more
  • My Way is a 2011 South Korean wartime action drama film directed by Kang Je-gyu. In World War II-era Korea, two rival runners, one Korean and one Japanese, go to war together against the Soviets.  ...more
  • Northern Limit Line is a 2015 South Korean naval war thriller film directed by Kim Hak-soon. On June 29, 2002, the night before the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, two North Korean Navy patrol boats  ...more
  • Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War is a 2004 South Korean war film directed by Kang Je-gyu. When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if  ...more

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    The Unforgiven

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    The Unforgiven is a 2005 South Korean drama film directed by Yoon Jong-bin. When Lee adjusts to life in the military, he is given command of an incompetent, slovenly newcomer.  ...more
  • The Long Way Home is a 2015 South Korean war comedy film directed by Cheon Sung-il. When a South Korean soldier is assigned a mission to deliver a classified military document that may decide the  ...more
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    In Love and War

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    In Love and War is a 2011 South Korean comedy romance war film directed by Park Geon-yong. When Seol-Hee's South Korean village is forced to serve the occupying North Korean regiment during the  ...more
  • The Great Battle is a 2018 South Korean historical action film directed by Kim Kwang-sik. Yang Manchun and his Goguryeo troops fight in an epic eighty-eight day battle against 500,000 Tang invaders  ...more
  • Welcome to Dongmakgol, also known as Battle Ground 625, is a 2005 South Korean comedy war film. During the Korean War, soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find  ...more

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  • War of the Arrows is a 2011 South Korean period action war film directed by Kim Han-min. During the second Manchurian invasion of Korea in 1636, a skilled archer sets out to save his kidnapped sister.  ...more

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  • Silmido is a 2003 South Korean action war film directed by Kang Woo-suk, based on the 1999 novel by Baek Dong-ho. After North Korea fails an assassination mission, the South Korean government decides  ...more
  • Ode to My Father is a 2014 South Korean family-drama war film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon. Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy vows to take care of his family, marking the beginning of a lifelong  ...more
  • Steel Rain is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Yang Woo-suk, based on his 2011 webtoon. A former agent from the North Korean intelligence (Jung Woo-sung) and a senior member of  ...more
  • 71: Into the Fire is a 2010 South Korean war drama film directed by Lee Jae-han. Seventy-one student soldiers face impossible odds as they battle hundreds of North Korean soldiers.  ...more
  • The Front Line is a 2011 South Korean war film directed by Jang Hoon. When a South Korean commander is killed by a friendly bullet during a cease fire, investigator Kang Eun-Pyo's trail leads him to  ...more
  • Joint Security Area is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. Two North Korean soldiers are killed in the border area between North and South Korea, prompting an  ...more
  • White Badge is a 1992 South Korean war film directed by Chung Ji-young, based on the 1983 novel White Badge: A Novel of Korea by Ahn Jung-hyo. A visit from an old friend sparks painful memories for a  ...more
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    A Little Pond

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    A Little Pond is a 2009 South Korean war drama film directed by Lee Saang-woo. A small Korean village is evacuated during the war as the retreating Americans approach.  ...more
  • The Guard Post is a 2008 Korean horror war film directed by Kong Su-chang. A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ and finds mysterious corpses and body  ...more
  • A Melody to Remember is a 2016 South Korean war drama film directed by Lee Han. Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeok leads his platoon during the Korean War and encounters a children's choir who have lost  ...more
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    Spring In My Hometown

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    Spring in My Hometown is a 1998 South Korean war drama film directed by Lee Kwang-mo. After seeing his mother with an American soldier, a young boy becomes a suspect for arson and disappears.  ...more
  • The Coast Guard is a 2002 South Korean war drama film directed by Kim Ki-duk. A member of Coast Guard Platoon 23, Private Kang monitors a high-infiltration stretch of beach lined with barbed-wire  ...more
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