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 realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense and touching films and TV shows about / with friendship, danger, couples, crimes, death, love and romance, murder, escapades, korean and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in South Korea, USA, Japan and other countries.
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seoul movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as seoul: Once Upon a Time (2008), The Host (2006), Pieta (2012), Seoul Searching (2015), Cafe Seoul (2009), #Alive (2020), The Man Standing Next (2020), The Outlaws (2017), The King and the Clown (2005), The Tower (2012).

List of movies set in seoul

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, disorder, cons and scams, track down, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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 7.1
 107K
The Host (2006)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, beast, giant, sacrifice, supernatural, family in danger, toxic, quarantine, danger, snow, daughter, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006, year 2000
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, asia
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 7.2
 13K
Pieta (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, uncover truth, criminal heroes, mother son incest, mother son reunion, mysterious character, parents and children, redemption, family reunited, family relations, vengeance, merciless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, south 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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, teenage love, camp, love and romance, youth, society, immigrants, friendship, rivalry, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seoul, korea
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 6.4
 49
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, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, restaurant, crimes, cooking and food, friends, training, lawsuit, crime boss, save the day, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea
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 6.2
 23K
#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: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, infestation, survival, apocalypse, isolation, apartment, virus, rescue, danger, zombie survival, chaos ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, south 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, bad ending, psychological
Plot: assassination of president, assassination, dictator, politics, tragedy, betrayal, dictatorship, president, korean history, intelligence agency, korean
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: seoul, south korea, washington d.c., east asia, asia ...
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 7.2
 4K
The Outlaws (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
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: intense, harsh, tense, brutal, suspense
Plot: police, police investigation, tough cop, crime boss, cruelty, street gang, extortion, crimes, strong violent content, organized crime, brutality, peril ...
Place: seoul, south korea
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The King and the Clown (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng (Gam Wu-seong) and Gong-gil (Lee Joon-gi), are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, sincere, cynical ...
Plot: king, jester, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, lifestyle, rich and poor, royal court, society, street performer, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 16th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
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 6.6
 5K
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, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire, catastrophe, firemen, skyscraper, rescue, danger, survival, helicopter, panic, explosion, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
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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: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, forgery, chase, espionage, master criminal, rivalry, undercover, crimes, cons and scams, human nature, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo ...
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Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, mutant, chaos, deadly, deadly creature, danger, heroes, on the run, race against time, friendship, forces of nature, little boy ...
Time: prehistory
Place: seoul, 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: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, bloody, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, death, zombie outbreak, zombie, zombie apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, addiction, infidelity, love and romance, life is a bitch, split personality, dishonesty, dull life, couples, city life, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
The Priests (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: To save a girl in danger, a priest and deacon jump into a mysterious case.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: catholic priest, evil spirit, exorcism, demonic possession, supernatural power, mysticism, fear, prayer, saving a life, friendship between men, hopes, religious faith ...
Place: seoul
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 8.3
 2K
Age of Youth (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: humorous, light, dorama, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: female friendship, landlady, inferiority complex, love at first sight, house party, life lesson, youth, friends who live together, love and romance, boarding house, murder mystery, allergy ...
Place: seoul, korea
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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, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: revenge, rags to riches, romance, bar, faithfulness, chef, ex convict, professional, food, love, single father, restaurant ...
Place: seoul
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Psychokinesis (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds he has superpowers he can use to help his spirited daughter and the people around them, but he also runs into trouble in the process.
Style: feel good, tense, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: telekinesis, father daughter relationship, superhero, supernatural power, security guard, restaurant, origin of hero, fighting crime, transformation, adaptation, adventure, korean ...
Time: contemporary
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, friends, professor, film critic, cinema, countryside, male female relationship, piano playing, piano, kiss, director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, police detective, disorder, graphic violence, profanity, hitman, track down, culture clash, tough law enforcer, partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, seoul, usa
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 2.5
 1K
Ape (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gorilla, newspaper reporter, prison, woman in danger, experiment gone awry, fall in love, dangerous animal, deadly, deadly creature, heroes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
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Haunted Village (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a suspension, and Lee, a new transfer from forensics. Min has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, afterlife, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, danger, sexual abuse, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
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The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently separated lovers (Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong) have a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, experimental
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, destiny, college, road not taken, sexual relations, resort, train, love affair, mountain, redemption, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea
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No Regret (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, proposal, workplace situations, prostitute, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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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: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, couples, unsuccessful, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
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A Bizarre Love Triangle (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eun-hee is an extravagant and selfish woman who lives a life of luxury. She constantly swears, acts extremely careless, and is unashamedly tactless. Yet she somehow manages to be loved by both her husband, Doo-chan, and Keum-sook, a childhood female ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, lovers reunited, love affair, true love, forbidden love, friendship, family problems, lifestyle, romance, breakup, wedding, outer space ...
Time: future
Place: seoul, korea
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A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, dysfunctional family, family relations, hopes, parents and children, nun, little girl, family problems, youth, father daughter relationship, girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 289
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, contemplative, exciting
Plot: friendship, young adult, fall in love, grownups, writers, reunion, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, honesty, concert, vocalist, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: seoul
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 7.3
 3K
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, exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, murder, capitalism, fisherman, military, corruption, husband wife relationship, money, breakdown, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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Man on High Heels (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: police officer, transsexual, transvestism, police, gang, car accident, cross dressing, crossdressing, hostage, flashback, revenge, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, south korea
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