Movies and TV shows set in seoul

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in seoul ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, touching, psychological, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, love and romance, fall in love, love, korean, family relations, crimes, romance, couples and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in South Korea, France, China and other countries.
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seoul movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as seoul: Itaewon Class (2020), #Alive (2020), The Host (2006), Seoul Station (2016), The Tower (2012), Seoul Searching (2015), The Man Standing Next (2020), Reply 1994 (2013), So Not Worth It (2021), House of Hummingbird (2018).

List of movies set in seoul

 8.2
 14K
Itaewon Class (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: In a colorful Seoul neighborhood, an ex-con and his friends fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.
Style: uplifting, touching, romantic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: revenge, love, rags to riches, restaurant, romance, faithfulness, lgbtq, vendetta, criminal's revenge, professional, business, family business ...
Place: seoul, south korea
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 6.3
 40K
#Alive (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, survival, deadly virus, zombie apocalypse, isolation, walking dead, zombie attack, infection, virus, apocalypse, infestation, zombie outbreak ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, south korea
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 7.1
 123K
The Host (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du's one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, beast, giant, dark humor, trapped, family in danger, creature feature, creature, giant monster, daughter, quarantine, toxic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2000, year 2006
Place: seoul, south korea, korea, asia
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Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, father daughter relationship, violence, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
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 6.5
 6K
The Tower (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, skyscraper, firefighter, fire, survival, catastrophe, rescue, christmas, save the day, tower, 911, emergency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea
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Seoul Searching (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea, China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1980s a group of foreign-born Korean teenagers who meet at a Seoul summer camp to learn what it means to be Korean. The three boys, from the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, then meet three girls who rock their world.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, teenage love, youth, love and romance, camp, society, immigrants, friendship, rivalry, teenager, korean ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seoul, korea
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The Man Standing Next (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, bad ending
Plot: assassination of president, dictator, assassination, politics, tragedy, betrayal, crimes, spy, intelligence agency, military dictatorship, hearing, dictatorship ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: south korea, seoul, washington d.c., east asia, usa ...
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 7.8
 1K
Reply 1994 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Generation Y, meet Generation X: on the heels of the success of Answer Me 1997, ‘90s nostalgia continues with a series set in 1994. Journey with a group of high schoolers as they discover the now legendary—then new—K-pop group Seo Taiji and ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: family, social problems, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, society, grownups, family problems, lifestyle, memories, family life, childhood memory, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: seoul, korea
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So Not Worth It (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Korea, South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: New friends, new loves and new experiences mix together inside a colorful college dormitory in Korea that's home to students from around the world.
Style: sitcom, psychological, humorous, captivating
Plot: dormitory, student, roommate, living together, neighbor neighbor relationship, college roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neighbor, friendship, friends, lifestyle, relationships ...
Place: seoul, korea
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House of Hummingbird (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, relationships, personal growth, middle school, female protagonist, high school, teenage girl, female writer, coming of age, adolescence, lesbian, grownups ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea
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 7.2
 9K
The Outlaws (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ma Seok-do works as a detective squad chief. His team struggles to bust a criminal ring who originally came from Yanbian, China and led by Jang Chen.
Style: suspense, brutal, tense, harsh, intense ...
Plot: police, cruelty, brutality, strong violent content, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime boss, tough cop, police arrest, organized crime, extortion, peril ...
Time: 2000s
Place: seoul, south korea
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The Day He Arrives (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, professor, friends, film critic, cinema, countryside, piano, male female relationship, director, eating, bar, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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Once Upon a Time (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a heist comedy set in 1940s Korea, and stars Park Yong-woo and Lee Bo-young as a con artist and jazz singer who each plot to steal a valuable diamond from the Japanese authorities.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, heist, undercover, world war two, adventure, treasure hunt, escapades, dishonesty, military, gangsters, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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 6.0
 1K
#Iamhere (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Stéphane lives a quiet life as an eminent French Chef but when he decides to visit Soo, a mysterious Korean lady he fell in love with on Instagram, he'll embark on an adventurous journey full of discoveries.
Style: semi serious, entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: chef, social satire, love and romance, social network, family relations, humour, fall in love, escapades, self discovery, introspection, love interest, satire ...
Place: seoul, south korea
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 7.1
 15K
Pieta (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, revenge, criminal heroes, uncover truth, mother son incest, long lost relative, family relations, family reunited, parents and children, merciless, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
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 6.3
 55
Cafe Seoul (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jun, a Japanese freelance reporter, discovers hidden gem of Korean traditional bakery "Moran-dang" by chance in the middle of the city of Seoul, while covering stories of the city. Moran-dang takes him back to his memory of childhood and ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, family business, family relations, restaurant, friends, cooking and food, crimes, crime boss, training, lawsuit, food, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, korea, asia
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Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, dark ...
Plot: foot fetish, friendship, sex addict, lifestyle, split personality, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, dull life, addiction, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, university, love and romance, private vs public, couples, unsuccessful, down on your luck, party, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
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 6.4
 1K
Wish You (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Singing and dreaming together, a talented singer-songwriter and a same-aged keyboardist add harmony and love to each other's lives.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, talky, romantic ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay relationship, gay romance, gay crush, producer, gay interest, father son relationship, gay lead character, shyness, fall in love, singer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, south korea, korea
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 6.3
 312
Madeleine (2003)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story follows the lives of two girls living together and their separate love lives as they struggle to find and maintain their new relationships. The movie mainly focuses on pretty girl Lee Hee-Jin (Shin Min-a). Hee-Jin is a hair stylist working ...
Style: suspense, touching, romantic, exciting, contemplative
Plot: young adult, friendship, mother daughter relationship, fall in love, writers, grownups, jealousy, breakup, roommate, flashback, dating, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: seoul
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 7.3
 4K
The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, spy, military, prostitute, corruption, fisherman, video surveillance, capitalism, husband wife relationship, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, seoul, south korea
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Man on High Heels (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ji-wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite her perfectly masculine appearance, Ji-wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, Ji-wook decides to transition. ...
Style: exciting, tense, psychological, captivating, neo noir
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, gay, police, gang, flashback, revenge, car accident, hostage, cross dressing, lgbt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul
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Seoul Raiders (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequel to "Tokyo Raiders", wisecracking, kung-fu-fighting spy/private eye Lam jets off to Seoul...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, chase, espionage, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, cons and scams, vengeance, human nature, betrayal, crimes, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, seoul, china, hong kong, asia ...
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 7.2
 6K
Gangster (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Simran drowns her misery in booze. Her one friend in Seoul, is Aakash, a singer in an Indian restaurant. One night, Simran tells Aakash of her past and the reasons for her loneliness. Originally a bar dancer in Mumbai, Simran is the girlfriend of a ...
Style: serious, touching, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, pregnancy, on the run, dangerous attraction, love affair, romance, crimes, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, india
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Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A model student transfers to the notorious Jungmoon High School known for its severe corporal punishment by teachers and power struggles between school gangs.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, bruce lee, martial artist, rivalry, teenage life, troublemaker, youth, buddies, love and romance, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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 6.2
 760
Collectors (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: To acquire ancient artifacts for a private collector, a cunning grave robber and his band of ingenious thieves carry out a series of risky heists.
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: treasure hunt, grave robber, treasure hunter, treasure, hidden treasure, adventure, lost treasure, treasure chest, rivals, humour, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: seoul
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 8.2
 10K
Snowdrop (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: In 1987, when tear gas exploded like firecrackers, a bloody man jumped into a female college dormitory and a female student treats him thinking he's an activist student fighting for the generation. Based on the handwritten notes of a man who ...
Style: romantic, psychological, emotional, talky, touching
Plot: dormitory, activist, student, love at first sight, presidential election, university, true love, spy, love and romance, couple relations, love, love interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: seoul
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 8.0
 11K
Start-Up (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry.
Style: uplifting, touching, romantic, thought provoking, dorama
Plot: pen pal, computers and web, rags to riches, computer genius, professional, ambition, creativity, white lie, lifestyle, creator, youth, first love ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: seoul
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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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Hello, My Twenties! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: University students Yoon Jin-Myung, Jung Ye-Eun, Song Ji-Won, Kang Yi-Na and Yoo Eun-Jae share a house. Jin-Myung is busy supporting herself financially and studying. She suffers from lack of sleep. Ye-Eun is devoted to her boyfriend, she is clear ...
Style: dorama, humorous, thought provoking, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: female friendship, friendship, life lesson, youth, inferiority complex, love at first sight, house party, friends who live together, love and romance, love, teenager, college ...
Place: seoul, korea
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