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, exciting, tense, serious, realistic and stylized films and TV shows about / with joseon dynasty, rivalry, king, danger, murder, sword fight, society, royalty, revenge and romance plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as joseon dynasty: The Great Seer (2012), The Slave Hunters (2010), Tree With Deep Roots (2011), The Treacherous (2015), Empire of Lust (2015), Monstrum (2018), The Throne (2015), Rampant (2018), Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016), The Pirates (2014).

List of joseon dynasty movies

The Great Seer (2012)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The Great Seer is a 2012 South Korean historical television series, starring Ji Sung, Ji Jin-hee, Song Chang-eui, Kim So-yeon and Lee Yoon-ji. Set during the turbulent decline of Goryeo, it is about practicers of divination and the power that they ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, touching, family saga
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, conspiracy, monarchy, rivalry, king, assassination attempt, murder, betrayal, prophecy, coronation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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The Slave Hunters (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
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, tragic hero, political intrigue, love triangle, false accusation, chase, deception, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
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, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, murder, power struggle, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, king, revenge, palace, rivalry, injury ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: king, joseon dynasty, humiliation, rape, revenge, sex scene, obsession, danger, hopelessness, court intrigue, crimes, society ...
Time: 15th century
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 5.9
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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: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: mistress, joseon dynasty, revenge, suicide attempt, rescue from drowning, sex scene, japanese history, love and romance, general, crimes, danger, protector ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
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 5.9
 1K
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, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: king, giant monster, joseon dynasty, monster, hunting, hunter, attack, running, throne, rage, adventure, deadly creature ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
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 7.0
 2K
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, serious, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, crown prince, royal family, king, family conflict, joseon dynasty, royalty, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, palace intrigue, politics, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
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 6.3
 3K
Rampant (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon, vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung returns to the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: joseon dynasty, palace intrigue, prince, decapitation, crown, rivalry, master warrior, warrior, martial arts, vengeance, danger, duel ...
Time: 17th century
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Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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: humorous, captivating, touching, light
Plot: falling in love, romance, coming of age, joseon dynasty, fall in love, forbidden love, friendship, eunuch, crown prince, gender disguise, palace, couples ...
Place: korea
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 6.6
 3K
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, rivalry, adventure, escapades, track down, battles, danger, martial arts, ship, ocean or sea, joseon dynasty, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
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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: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, hitman, rivalry, master warrior, assassination attempt, danger, palaces castles and temples, political unrest, deadly, royal court, joseon dynasty, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia
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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: political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, joseon dynasty, society, dishonesty, politics, political unrest
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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My Country: The New Age (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Duration: 80 min.
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, tense, sincere, exciting
Plot: murder, warlord, power struggle, friendship, joseon dynasty, rivalry, culture clash, danger, society, destiny, king, life is a bitch ...
Time: 14th century
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, epic, realistic ...
Plot: war, battles, battleship, heroic mission, human spirit, against the odds, heroes, military, hopes, naval battle, joseon dynasty, navy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: korea, south korea
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
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, tense, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, palace intrigue, tragedy, betrayal, treason, political conspiracy, royal family, political corruption, political intrigue, political repression, government corruption, political prisoner ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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 8.4
 23K
Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 45 min.
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: bloody, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, bleak
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, royal family, rivalry, palace intrigue, crown prince, medieval, outburst, joseon dynasty, prince, undead, father son relationship
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
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 6.7
 1K
Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, island, mystery, crimes, deadly, supernatural, gory, curse, supernatural power, ghost ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: korea, asia
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, captivating, medical drama
Plot: female doctor, politics, state affairs, orphan, royal family, intrigue, political conspiracy, doctor, disease, emperor, cook, medical ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hidden in the ancient Korean folklore lies a tragic character with a massive inferiority complex. Byun’s problem stems from his seriously impaired libido, and to make matter worse, the entire village knows about it. But as fate would have it, he ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: sex, joseon dynasty, legend, lust, lightning, thunder, kicked in the crotch, fish, martial arts, hit in the groin, drought, sexually aggressive woman ...
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The King's Doctor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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 ...
Plot: doctor, joseon dynasty, royalty, dynasty, physician, veterinarian, medical, king, queen, princess, peasant
Place: korea
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Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a 2010 South Korean fusion historical drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty's highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Directed by Kim ...
Style: romantic, touching, humorous, exciting, inspirational
Plot: cross dressing, gender disguise, romance, student, friendship, love triangle, rivalry, king, female protagonist, sword fight, social differences, joseon dynasty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
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Heaven's Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, destiny, danger, rivalry, soldier, save the kingdom, master warrior, escapades, changing the past or future, time travel, village ...
Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, japan, china
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A series of high-ranking officials are being systematically eliminated by a sleek assassin and his female assistant, and arrogant master swordsman General Choi (Jo Jae-Hyeon) is charged with putting an end to the carnage. During a previous time of ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: martial arts, lone wolves, adventure, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, redemption, betrayal, political unrest, deadly, rivalry, friendship between men ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: korea, asia
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Forbidden Quest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Yun-seo comes across an 'indecent novel' by chance. Hesitant to read such a book at first, he is soon inspired to write one himself. He even asks his family rival and infamous captain of guards, Gwang-heon, to draw the illustrations for ...
Plot: adultery, revenge, erotic fantasy, joseon dynasty, court intrigue, investigation, cheating, mistress, period piece
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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Portrait of a Beauty (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.
Style: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, unfulfillment, performer's life, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, family relations, society, feminism, gender, injustice, prodigy, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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Untold Scandal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: seduction, loss of virginity, defloration, eroticism, virgin, virginity, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love and romance, sexual relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia
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 5.9
 549
The Magician (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Princess in the Joseon Dynasty travels to the Qing Dynasty to marry. On the way to there, she meets a young magician and falls in love with him.
Plot: joseon dynasty, magic, secret identity, walking on water, convoy, magic trick, magician, addiction, forest, illusionist, poverty, blindness ...
Place: korea
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Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A detective investigates a forgery ring in historical Korea. In the 19th year of Jeonjo’s reign, Kim Min, Joseon’s top detective, who used to be a King’s secret messenger, has been banished to a remote island for some unclear reasons. The only ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, adventure, escapades, mystery, missing person, island, partners, track down, crimes, martial arts, forgery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
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, stylized, serious, emotional, epic
Plot: royal court, loveless marriage, romance, true love, royal family, memory loss, political conspiracy, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, husband wife relationship, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Story: Drama series depicts the life of Hong Gil-Dong who is the the first revolutionist and dissident activist in Joseon.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: tyrant, romance, rebel, corruption, treason, slave, abuse of power, bow and arrow, king, robin hood, burglar, revenge ...
Place: korea
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