Movies and TV shows set in busan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in busan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with crimes, rivalry, danger, korean, friendship, family relations, violence, murder, life is a bitch and ambition plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in South Korea, Japan, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as busan: Peninsula (2020), Train to Busan (2016), Hot Blooded (2022), For the Emperor (2014), The Attorney (2013), Reply 1997 (2012), Ode to My Father (2014), Pandora (2016), Broker (2022), Decision to Leave (2022).

List of movies set in busan

 5.5
 33K
Peninsula (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula
Style: atmospheric, macabre, suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, brutality, survival, living dead, supernatural, virus, pandemic, death, soldier, undead ...
Time: 2020s
Place: busan, south korea, korea, hong kong
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 7.6
 221K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, bloody, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, pandemic, apocalypse, epidemic, train, zombie attack, undead, father daughter relationship, quarantine, train crash ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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 6.0
 182
Hot Blooded (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kuam is a shabby port town in the shadow of stunning port city of Busan. Hee-su is a third-rate gangster who has been acting like a hotel manager under Don Son for 20 years. Seemingly out of nowhere, Yong-kang, who fled the country as a murder ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, criminal, organized crime, criminal gang, urban setting, bandit, gang war, drugs
Place: busan
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For the Emperor (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Yi-Hwan is a former professional baseball player. He was involved in fixing games and lost everything. Gang boss Sang-Ha runs a money lending business and a gambling location. He makes Yi-Hwan work for him. Meanwhile, Yi-Hwan falls for bar owner ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, crimes, greed, baseball player, murder, casino, gang war, organized crime, pride and honor, mob boss, vengeance, crime family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: busan
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 7.7
 7K
The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, righting the wronged, rivalry, legal action, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
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 8.0
 2K
Reply 1997 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. As the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: friendship, romance, first love, love, family, family relations, romantic triangle, past, parents and children, family problems, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: seoul, busan, korea
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Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, war, father, coal mine, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, friends, coming of age, korean, life is a bitch, changing lives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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 6.6
 8K
Pandora (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When an earthquake hits a Korean village housing a run-down nuclear power plant, a man risks his life to save the country from imminent disaster.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: nuclear power plant, disaster, tragedy, panic, earthquake, small town, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, workplace, workplace situations, save the day, survival ...
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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 7.1
 4K
Broker (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sang-hyeon is the owner of a launderette and a volunteer at the nearby church, where his friend Dong-soo works. The two run an illegal business together: Sang-hyeon occasionally steals babies from the church's baby box with the help of ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, road movie, inspirational
Plot: abandoned baby, baby, road trip, adoption, investigation, orphan, family, crime solving, detective inspector, police detective, child, family relations ...
Place: busan
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Decision to Leave (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Hae-Joon, a seasoned detective, investigates the suspicious death of a man on a mountaintop. Soon, he begins to suspect Seo-rae, the deceased's wife, while being unsettled by his attraction to her.
Plot: sea, language barrier, murder suspect, widow, investigation, korean, mountain climbing, forbidden love, police, murder mystery, police procedural, mountain ...
Place: south korea, busan
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Fight For My Way (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Drama tells the story of Ko Dong-Man and Choi Ae-Ra. In their school days, Ko Dong-Man took part in taekwondo. Now, he makes a living by working as a contract employee and also goes after the UFC title. Choi Ae-Ra hoped to become an announcer, but ...
Style: light, sincere, captivating, uplifting, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, romance, friends, ambition, youth, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, adaptation, rivalry, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, busan
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 7.9
 93
Golden Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Golden Time is a 2012 South Korean medical drama starring Lee Sun-kyun, Hwang Jung-eum, Lee Sung-min and Song Seon-mi. It aired on MBC from July 9 to September 25, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 23 episodes. In emergency medicine, ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, psychological, captivating, medical drama
Plot: doctors and patients, medicine, teamwork, ambulance, workplace situations, doctors, saving a life, coworker, race against time, physician, medical, injury
Place: busan, korea
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Man On The Edge (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: What if your fate was changed with a blink? The double life of a gangster and a shaman starts now!
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: shaman, organized crime, crime boss, duplicity, gang, lifestyle, split personality, irony, humour, gang member, healer, gangsters ...
Place: busan
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 6.7
 1K
Hero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Kohei Kuryu returns to Tokyo, reunites with his former colleagues, and goes up against one of the most famous lawyers in Tokyo to solve a new case and team up with his best partner, Maiko Amemiya.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, master warrior, legal action, investigation, partners, murder, uncover truth, love, friendship, prosecutor, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, busan, korea, asia
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Mood of the Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: By chance, a man and a woman meet on the KTX train and spend 24 hours in the unfamiliar city of Busan, South Korea.
Style: dorama, entertaining, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: one night stand, beefcake, opposites attract, womanizer, love, couple relations, love affair, friendship, first date, train travel, love interest, fall in love ...
Place: busan
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My New Sassy Girl (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gyun-woo is having difficulty forgetting the sassy girl. He then reunites with his childhood sweetheart, an elementary school classmate from China who was often teased about her broken Korean. They marry despite family opposition, and Gyun-woo has ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, semi serious
Plot: male female relationship, first love, relationships, romantic relationship, in love, love and romance, teenage love, couple relations, couples, love story, love affair, relationship problems ...
Place: busan
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Friend: The Great Legacy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A sequel to Kwak Kyeong-taek's "Friend" in 2001, "Friends 2" is about three men who are gangsters based in the background of the year 1963 and 2010.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: gang war, east asian lead, rivalry, buddies, friendship, betrayal, youth, adulthood, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, mafia ...
Place: korea, busan
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Lovers of Haeundae (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Haeundae Lovers is a 2012 South Korean television series about a prosecutor who goes undercover to infiltrate a crime family in Haeundae, Busan, then gets into an accident and loses his memory. Thinking he's a gangster, he falls in love with ...
Style: entertaining, light, romantic, captivating
Plot: working undercover, memory loss, memory lapse, fall in love, male female relationship, couple relations, romantic relationship, love and romance, love affair, in love, criminal, losing-it hero ...
Place: busan, korea
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Will You Be There (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Soo-hyun comes across magical pills that allow him to go back and forth in time. 30 years to the past, young Soo-hyun meets future Soo-hyun and learns that his girlfriend will soon die because of him. In order to save her, the two Soo-hyuns try to ...
Style: romantic, sincere, sweet, touching, sentimental
Plot: time travel, time loop, true love, time, terminal illness, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, sent to the past, moral dilemma, strange person, life changing experience ...
Place: busan
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The Con Artists (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ji-hyuk is an expert safe-cracker who lives the highlife stealing antiques and jewelry with his team. CHO, a powerful and cruel gang boss threatens them to steal $150 million with him. Ji-hyuk plans to get revenge on CHO, but ends up falling into ...
Style: tense, political, social
Plot: organized crime, heist, partners, corruption, partners in crime, criminal heroes, secret, gangsters, crimes, group of criminals, tragic villain, romance ...
Place: busan
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One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Emiri, a timid high school girl, is bullied mercilessly by her classmates, but when her friend, Asuka, stands up for her, Asuka becomes the target of the bullying instead. Emiri, not wanting to be bullied again, avoids Asuka. Worn down, Asuka ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, teenage life, supernatural ability, high school, crimes, cell phone, fright, abandoned house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, busan, asia
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 6.5
 3K
V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: crimes, runaway, maniac, serial killer, revenge, injustice, investigation, murder, rivalry, murderer, immorality, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, north korea, busan
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 5.6
 2K
The Mimic (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.
Style: psychotronic, gothic, scary, suspense, dark fantasy ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, hearing voices, mother daughter relationship, little girl, supernatural, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, demonic possession, paranormal phenomena, evil spirit, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, busan, korea
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The Classified File (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Busan in 1978. Gil-young, a veteran detective got the special request from the parents of a missing child, Eun-joo to investigate her case. As the clever kidnapper eludes the police, the case becomes more and more of a mystery. When Joong-san, the ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: crimes, investigation, child abduction, twists and turns, police detective, disappearance, uncover truth, desperation, chase, kidnapping, child, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: south korea, busan
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Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, gambler, betrayal, rivalry, twists and turns, criminal heroes, vengeance, ambition, on the run, cons and scams, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, busan, seoul
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 6.2
 719
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, drug abuse, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, dealer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: busan, asia, korea, south korea
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 7.2
 5K
Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, ambition, gang war, rise to the top, buddies, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, adulthood, right hand man, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, asia, korea, south korea
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 8.3
 47K
Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.
Style: suspenseful, bloody, tense, disturbing, sitcom ...
Plot: zombie, medieval, royal family, rivalry, zombie apocalypse, twists and turns, walking dead, family secret, illness, epidemic, mystery, dead man ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, busan, seoul
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 5.6
 5K
Tidal Wave (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Man-sik and Yeon-hee, are unsure as to whether they can overcome past wounds and continue being a couple. Dr. Kim, who cautions against a possible mega-tsunami at Haeundae, collapses in agony springing from an unexpected turn-up of his daughter and ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: tsunami, disaster, lifeguard, forces of nature, catastrophe, race against time, demolished city, post apocalypse, death of mother, apocalypse, natural disaster, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, busan, asia
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Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: serial killer, crimes, police detective, investigation, killing spree, showdown, murder confession, murder victim, violence, murder, confession, prison ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, busan
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