Joseon dynasty movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant joseon dynasty movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, tense, suspense, exciting, epic and psychological films and TV shows about / with joseon dynasty, king, rivalry, royalty, romance, palace intrigue, medieval, political intrigue, danger and love plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as joseon dynasty: Mr. Queen (2020), The Throne (2015), Empire of Lust (2015), The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), My Country: The New Age (2019), Hwang Jin Yi (2006), Tree With Deep Roots (2011), The Tale of Nokdu (2019), The Crowned Clown (2019), The Great Jang-Geum (2003).

List of joseon dynasty movies

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Mr. Queen (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: In the present day, Jang Bong Hwan works as a chef at the President's Blue House. She has a free spirit, but her spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So Yong in the Joseon period. King Cheol Jong has secrets. He seems like a ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, sweet, entertaining ...
Plot: time travel, joseon dynasty, husband wife relationship, gender bending, sent to the past, body swapping, king, queen, historical figure, chef, romance, romantic relationship ...
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 7.1
 3K
The Throne (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious, political
Plot: joseon dynasty, father son relationship, royal family, family conflict, korean history, medieval, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, politics, family relations, love story, punishment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
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 6.0
 676
Empire of Lust (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty ...
Style: suspense, erotic, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, japanese history, mistress, revenge, suicide attempt, rescue from drowning, sex scene, general, love and romance, crimes, political intrigue, protector ...
Time: 15th century, 14th century
Place: korea
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The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Moon Embracing the Sun is a 2012 South Korean historical television drama series, starring Kim Soo-hyun, Han Ga-in, Jung Il-woo and Kim Min-seo. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from January 4 to March 15, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, emotional, epic
Plot: joseon dynasty, loveless marriage, romance, true love, royal court, memory loss, royalty, society, state affairs, love and romance, intrigue, love affair ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea, ancient china, south korea, asia
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My Country: The New Age (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the turbulent time of the fall of Goryeo and the founding of Joseon, two former friends face-off against one another over a woman and the future shape of the nation.
Style: disturbing, sincere, exciting, tense, sad
Plot: joseon dynasty, friendship, power struggle, warlord, murder, rivalry, medieval, society, culture clash, destiny, violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 14th century
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 8.1
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Hwang Jin Yi (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng. This story is about the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet, Hwang Jin Yi, who seeks perfection in her art relentlessly and the hardship facing women due to their lowly social ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: joseon dynasty, romance, rivalry, dancer, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, love story, relationships, social problems, dancehall girl, love interest, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, power struggle, murder, political conspiracy, secret organization, palace intrigue, king, revenge, palace, rivalry, royal palace ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
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The Tale of Nokdu (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: While on the run for his life, a young man discovers that the best place to lie low is in a village of widows — disguised as a woman.
Style: dorama, exciting, romantic, sweet, epic
Plot: joseon dynasty, gender bending, cross dressing, hidden identity, romance, switching roles, disorder, love and romance, fake identity, strong female character, friendship, escape ...
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The Crowned Clown (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place at a time in Joseon history, when upheaval and power struggles surrounding the throne had reached extreme levels. In order to escape those who plan to assassinate him, the king puts a clown, who looks exactly like him, on the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, politics, romance, true love, king, family tragedy, unfulfilled love, love, friends, love affair, tragic love, death ...
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, politics, doctor, palace, medicine, orphan, intrigue, state affairs, royal family, eunuch, physician, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, political corruption, martial arts, traitor, treason, joseon dynasty, political intrigue, government corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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The Treacherous (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.
Style: erotic, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, humiliation, rape, revenge, obsession, medieval, palace intrigue, society, hopelessness, crimes, korean, sex ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: south korea
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Dong Yi (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1961, there is a young girl named Dong Yi who lives in a slave village. She then decides to work in the palace as a servant. A few years later, she meets King Sukjong and they fall in love with each other. The King later makes her his concubine. ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, sincere, epic
Plot: joseon dynasty, love, queen, palace, love triangle, rich man poor woman, palace intrigue, royal court, power struggle, life turned upside down, intrigue, fight ...
Place: korea
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 6.5
 4K
The Pirates (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to ...
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, joseon dynasty, martial arts, adventure, rivalry, escapades, battles, track down, ocean, ship, medieval, bandit ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: korea, ancient china
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The King's Doctor (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The King's Doctor is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Jo Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 50 episodes. The drama ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, semi serious, romantic
Plot: joseon dynasty, doctor, physician, peasant, medical, queen, princess, king, medicine, political intrigue, friendship, betrayal ...
Place: korea
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Splash Splash Love (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Danbi, a senior in high school, is whisked back in time to the Joseon Era. There she is mistaken for a servant and begins her life anew as the confidante of King Lee Do; her knowledge of mathematics and sciences, however, begins to cause ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: joseon dynasty, time traveler, time travel, supernatural, high school student, love and romance, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, struggle for survival, couple relations, romantic relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: korea
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The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, society, political unrest, dishonesty, politics, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, joseon dynasty, rivalry, hitman, master warrior, assassination attempt, murder, political unrest, royal court, king, torture, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, ancient china
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Seven Day Queen (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: In the Joseon period, a noblewoman from a powerful clan marries the Crown Prince but is deposed after only seven days as queen when he becomes king.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense, political
Plot: joseon dynasty, politics, kingdom, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, lovers apart, political conspiracy, love affair, family problems, royal family, relationships, political intrigue ...
Place: korea
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The Swordsman (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being blinded in a coup against the king, Joseon’s greatest swordsman (Jang Hyuk) goes into hiding, far removed from his city’s anguish. But when traffickers kidnap his daughter, he has no choice but to unsheathe his sword once more.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: sword fight, qing dynasty, joseon dynasty, fight, warrior, slave, violence, blindness, medieval, fight for supremacy, empire, power struggle ...
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Warriors Of The Dawn (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A crown prince emerges as a leader during the war between Korea and Japan in 1592.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: military, joseon dynasty, mercenary, teenager, medieval, wartime, battles, military officer, leader, young soldier, war, army ...
Time: 16th century
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 7.5
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Grand Prince (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Lee Kang is an ambitious prince. He falls in love with Sung Ja-Hyun. She is a beautiful woman from a prestigious family, but Lee Kang's younger brother Lee Hwi also loves her. To have Ja-Hyun, Lee Kang wants to become the King...even if he has ...
Style: suspense, touching, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: love triangle, joseon dynasty, romance, love, princess, love affair, male female relationship, unrequited love, young love, husband wife relationship, crush, family relations ...
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 5.8
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Duelist (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Nam-soon goes undercover with her partner Detective Ahn to investigate the counterfeit money. She discovers that one loyal henchman, Sad Eyes, a beautiful swordsman with a pale, blank face, is related to the truth. Nam-soon and Sad Eyes ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, tense, weird
Plot: joseon dynasty, martial arts, fall in love, investigation, political conspiracy, fighting crime, ancient korea, evil plot, conspiracy, female detective, female police detective, detective inspector ...
Place: korea
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The Joseon Gunman (2014)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: It’s the 19th Century and as western influences spread across Asia, Korea’s Joseon dynasty is experiencing great upheaval and rapid modernization. As the son of the last great swordsman, Park Yoon Kang is caught between two worlds, but the ...
Style: suspense, heartbreaking, political, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: joseon dynasty, revenge, murder of father, gunfight, gunslinger, homecoming, revolution, brother sister relationship, defamation, master warrior, gunfighter, male protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: korea
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Love in the Moonlight (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hong Ra On, disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Lee Young - future Crown Prince Hyomyeong. Hong Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Lee Young is unaware that Hong ...
Style: light, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: joseon dynasty, forbidden love, gender disguise, palace, romance, friendship, crown prince, cross dressing, coming of age, fall in love, couples, society ...
Place: korea
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 6.1
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Monstrum (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During an epidemic outbreak of Joseon, rumors spread about a dreadful man-eating creature that wrecks its plague-infested capital. Upon King’s order, an unsung military official, Yun Kyum, his daughter Myung, an archery prodigy and other warriors ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: monster, joseon dynasty, hunting, hunter, attack, rage, running, throne, adventure, medieval, warrior, chase ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
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Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place at the beginning of the 19th century. Goo Hae-Ryung is a historian who tries to fight gender stereotypes as her work is often looked down on. She meets Prince Yi Rim.
Style: political, emotional, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, korean, romance, novelist, historian, justice, sexism, meeting, social problems, social relations, discrimination, man-woman relation ...
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 7.8
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Jang Yeong Sil (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong-Sil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong-Sil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong notices his abilities and brings him to the palace. King Sejong grants him a ...
Style: intellectual, uplifting, philosophical, inspirational
Plot: scientist, historical figure, royalty, joseon dynasty, inventor, korean history, court, talent, greed, friends, life changing experience, buddies ...
Place: korea
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War of the Arrows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: bow and arrow, archery, master warrior, archer, kidnapping, battles, military, daring rescue, invasion, heroic mission, medieval, martial arts ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, ancient china, asia
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The Slave Hunters (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It aired on KBS2 from January 6 to March ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, psychological
Plot: slave, joseon dynasty, bounty hunter, slavery, conspiracy, love triangle, tragic hero, political intrigue, deception, false accusation, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea
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