Ancient korea movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient korea movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, exciting, tense, serious, epic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with ancient korea, rivalry, battles, king, political intrigue, sword, assassination plot, priestess, murder and prince plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in South Korea, North Korea, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient korea: Jumong (2006), The Kingdom of the Winds (2008), 100 Days My Prince (2018), Princess Ja Myung (2009), The King Dae Joyoung (2006), Gye Baek, Warrior’s Fate (2011), The King's Case Note (2017), Thousand Years of Love (2003), The Legend (2007), My Only Love Song (2017).

List of ancient korea movies

Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Silla dynasty, Sam Maekjong is the son of the fallen king and present queen regent, Jiso, but he has been kept in hiding for protection ever since he was a young boy, when his father was murdered. Over the years the powerful nobles ...
Style: captivating, dorama, disturbing, visually appealing
Plot: ancient korea, romance, heir to the throne, brotherhood, royal palace, martial arts, king, warrior, royal family, friends, fighting the system, unlikely friendships ...
Place: korea
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 8.1
 3K
Jumong (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jumong  examines the life of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Few details have been found in the historical record about Jumong, so much of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong ...
Style: family saga, serious, captivating, suspense, epic
Plot: ancient korea, archer, royal palace, rescue mission, love triangle, family secret, redemption, betrayal, emperor, love, treason, marriage ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: korea
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The Kingdom of the Winds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Kingdom of The Winds, also known as The Land of The Wind, is a 2008 South Korean historial drama, broadcast on KBS from 10 September 2008 to 15 January 2009. It was directed by Kang Il-soo, written by Choi Wan-gyu, Jung Jin-ok, Park Jin-woo; ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: ancient korea, legend, politics, betrayal, family relations, heroes, kingdom, conspiracy, rivalry, love triangle, family secret, rescue mission ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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100 Days My Prince (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Lee Yool falls off a cliff and nearly dies in an attempted assassination. He loses his memory, and wanders for 100 days under a new name and personality. During this period, he meets Hong Sim, head of the first detective agency in Joseon.
Style: dorama, sweet, light, romantic, feel good
Plot: ancient korea, romance, amnesia, memory loss, love story, social differences, fall in love, family relations, family life, husband wife relationship, king, joseon dynasty
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Princess Ja Myung (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Ja Myung Go is a 2009 South Korean historical drama starring Jung Ryeo-won, Park Min-young and Jung Kyung-ho. It aired on SBS from March 9 to July 21, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 39 episodes. It is based on the Korean folk tale Prince ...
Plot: ancient korea, dynasty, curse, murder, king, prince, magic, prophecy, conqueror, abandoned baby, royal family, fall in love ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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Su Baek-hyang, the King's Daughter (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This is the story of Su Baek-hyang, born as the elder daughter of King Mu-ryeong but unable to retain her title of princess due to her ambitious younger sister, Sol-hui. Humble and hard-working, she was taught never to want or to desire beyond what ...
Style: political, romantic, harsh, captivating, touching
Plot: ancient korea, princess, exile, battles, marriage, royal family, love, family relations, romance, true love, palace intrigue, romantic relationship ...
Place: korea
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The King Dae Joyoung (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This 100-episode epic drama vividly depicts the life of King Dae Jo-yeong and other heroes of the Balhae Kingdom, which dates back 1300 years ago.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: ancient korea, leader, rise to power, battles, political unrest, ambition, warlord, kingdom, political intrigue, marriage of convenience, korean history, tang dynasty ...
Time: 7th century
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Gye Baek, Warrior’s Fate (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set in the Baekje kingdom in the mid-7th century, the drama chronicles the life and times of the storied warrior General Gyebaek who is remembered in history for leading Baekje's last stand against the Silla in the Battle of Hwangsanbeol.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense
Plot: ancient korea, invasion, historical figure, warlord, palace intrigue, royal palace, king, battles, royal family
Time: 7th century
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The King's Case Note (2017)
Genre: Comedy, History, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A clever king of Joseon and his brilliant chronicler hunt for the truth behind a crime that threatens the throne and the stability of the country.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: conspiracy, ancient korea, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political satire, uncover truth, political unrest, crime solving, investigation, politics, dynasty, crime investigation ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea
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Thousand Years of Love (2003)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: It was about 1,400 years ago. The story revolves around Princess Buyeu Ju, the Daughter of last king, general Ari who attempts to reconstruct Bakje for the love of the princess, and general Yu Suk Kim from Shila whos after him. When the princess ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, romantic
Plot: ancient korea, sent to the future, time travel, time traveler, save the princess, fall in love, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, love and romance, emperor, relationships ...
Place: korea
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 7.9
 206
The Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given ...
Style: epic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: curse, power struggle, ancient korea, good versus evil, rivalry, warrior, sorcerer, conspiracy, self sacrifice, politics, father son relationship, murder ...
Time: 5th century, prehistory
Place: korea
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My Only Love Song (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Song Soo-Jung is an arrogant pop star who believes not only that status and money can get you anywhere, but that it defines your worth. She accidentally falls into a time-slip portal and travels back in time to the Joseon era where she meets On-Dal, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, touching, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, joseon dynasty, romance, fictional kingdom, ancient korea, time traveler, actress, sent to the past, fantasy world, relationships, time jump, couple relations ...
Place: korea
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 7.0
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Kim Soo Ro (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama charts the life of Kim Soo Ro, legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya, the ruling city-state of the Gaya confederacy, which dominated sea trade and iron working during the Three Kingdoms Period. Kim Soo Ro's fiery temperament, charisma ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, atmospheric, family saga
Plot: conspiracy, love, rivalry, love triangle, historical event, emperor, murder, sword fight, betrayal, rise to power, legend, slavery ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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 5.8
 1K
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: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: joseon dynasty, martial arts, conspiracy, investigation, evil plot, female detective, fighting crime, fall in love, ancient korea, political conspiracy, secret revealed, forbidden love ...
Place: korea
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 6.3
 4K
Rampant (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
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, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, joseon dynasty, prince, crown, palace intrigue, rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, warrior, martial arts, swords and armor, ancient korea ...
Time: 17th century
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 5.2
 1K
Bulgasari (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: North Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, allegory, propaganda film
Plot: battles, fight, monster, giant monster, army, revolution, injustice, conquering, chaos, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
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Battlefield Heroes (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This story unfolds 8 years after 'Battle of Hwangsanbeol', which destroyed Baekjae, when Silla-Tang Dynasty union attacks Goguryeo.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, tense, stylized ...
Plot: rivalry, political intrigue, militant, military, battles, battle zone, state affairs, conquering, soldier, war, heroes, weapon system ...
Time: 7th century
Place: asia, korea
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Shadowless Sword (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Wuxia adventure out of South Korea, The Legend of the Shadowless Sword is a handsome martial arts epic by Kim Yung-jun (Flying Warriors). The film's simple story allows for exceptionally creative action sequences about every three to four ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, escapades, assassination, destiny, chase, hopes, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 10th century
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: martial arts, coup d'etat, vengeance, vigilantism, adventure, redemption, political unrest, rivalry, betrayal, usurper, friendship between men, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: asia, korea
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The Great Battle (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang ...
Style: tense, exciting, intense, epic
Plot: siege, historical character, conquering, fortress, tang dynasty, battles, army general, mortal combat, tactics, courage, troops, combat ...
Time: 7th century
Place: korea, south korea
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, empire, royal family, political leader, prophecy, murder, palace, palace intrigue, revenge, warrior ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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Shine or Go Crazy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Wang So is the Prince of Goryeo who has a cursed fate. He had to get married with the Last Princess of Balhae, Shin Yool. She was born with the fate of becoming the light for another country. But because of this fate, she has to face death. Through ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: love triangle, star crossed lovers, rivalry, love, throne, princess, heir to the throne, royalty, historical figure, male female relationship, relationships, marital problem ...
Time: 10th century
Place: korea
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The Great Seer (2012)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
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, murder, monarchy, betrayal, king, rivalry, assassination attempt, coronation, treason, princess ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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