Movies and TV shows set in north korea

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in north korea ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with danger, military, murder, politics, betrayal, soldier, catastrophe, spy, inter-korean relations and revenge plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in South Korea, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as north korea: Steel Rain (2017), Crash Landing on You (2019), The Interview (2014), The Spy Gone North (2018), Confidential Assignment (2017), Ashfall (2019), 71: Into the Fire (2010), J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), The Net (2016), The King 2 Hearts (2012).

List of movies set in north korea

 7.1
 5K
Steel Rain (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former agent from the North Korean intelligence and a senior member of the South Korean security services conduct a secret mission to prevent the breakout of a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, political thriller
Plot: spy, nuclear war, sting operation, society, coup d'etat, crimes, rivalry, politics, inter-korean relations, us military, missile, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea, south korea, east asia, korea, seoul
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Crash Landing on You (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Plot: heiress, star crossed lovers, soldier, accident, romance, love, forbidden love, escapades, destiny, catastrophe, love and romance, inter-korean relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north korea
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 6.5
 321K
The Interview (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, topical humor, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, korea, usa, asia, new york ...
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: undercover agent, spy, political campaign, political corruption, undercover, top secret, operation, secret mission, military, dictatorship, disguise, government official ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, beijing china, china, korea ...
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Confidential Assignment (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.
Style: atmospheric, intense, semi serious, tense, disturbing
Plot: inter-korean relations, buddy cop, police, car chase, society, theft, crimes, north korean, culture clash, murder, destiny, revenge ...
Place: north korea, south korea
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 6.2
 4K
Ashfall (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, cataclysm, peril, volcanic eruption, disaster, self sacrifice, pregnant wife, destruction, earthquake, nuclear missile, race against time ...
Place: north korea, south korea, korea
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71: Into the Fire (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, battles, korean war, youth, military life, fight to the death, military, survival, against the odds, patriotism, ambition, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, crimes, state affairs, assassination, political conspiracy, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, korea, south korea, asia, israel
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 7.4
 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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, spy, torture, murder, military, capitalism, prostitute, corruption, video surveillance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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The King 2 Hearts (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: The King 2 Hearts is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi in the leading roles. It is about a South Korean crown prince who falls in love with a North Korean special agent. It aired on MBC from March 21 to May ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, tense
Plot: love, wedding, terrorist group, throne, king, tradition, bodyguard, love and romance, conspiracy, monarchy, prince, investigation ...
Place: korea, north korea, south korea
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Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A futuristic film about a crisis near the brink of war after three leaders are kidnapped by a North Korean nuclear submarine in a coup d’état during a summit between the two Koreas and the United States.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, political thriller
Plot: submarine, coup d'etat, inter-korean relations, peace, politics, society, crimes, political intrigue, rivalry, rules and policies, nuclear submarine, usa president ...
Place: north korea, south korea
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 6.8
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Hong Kil-dong (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: North Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Hong Kil Dong, a legendary 15th century Korean Robin Hood figure. It is a mildly entertaining action film with an anti-feudal message.
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, stylized, complex
Plot: super strength, supernatural power, mythology, good versus evil, folklore, surrealism, fight scenes, heroic mission, one man army, master warrior
Time: 80s
Place: north korea
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 6.1
 215K
Die Another Day (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Bond takes on a North Korean leader who undergoes DNA replacement procedures that allow him to assume different identities. American agent, Jinx Johnson assists Bond in his attempt to thwart the villain's plans to exploit a satellite that is ...
Style: sexy, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, helicopter, british secret service, world domination, 007, destruction, secret service agent, master villain, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north korea, hong kong, london, britain, korea ...
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, one man army, president, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, rough, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: war, battles, military life, infantrymen, squad, wartime life, friendship, soldier, army investigation, life is a bitch, military, korean army ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
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 8.0
 24
Red Scarf (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: South Korean Air Force pilots engage in perilous missions against Communist North Koreans during the Korean War.
Plot: communism, anti communism, air force, rescue, korean war, mountain, camaraderie, war widow, fighter pilot, patriotism, helicopter, war ...
Time: 50s, year 1952
Place: north korea, south korea, korea
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, korean war, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, seoul
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Red Vacance Black Wedding (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Red Vacance A young woman and a married middle-aged man have been involved in an affair for 6 years. They plan to go on a vacation, but the man's wife learns of their affair and takes her husband to a remote place. There the wife asks the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, light, romantic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance, dishonesty, adultery, love triangle, older man younger woman sex, ex lover, cheating, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, north korea
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 6.5
 2K
V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: runaway, maniac, investigation, crimes, injustice, revenge, murderer, rivalry, murder, violence, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, north korea, busan
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Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, true love, rebelliousness, social differences, road not taken, political unrest, college life, society, politics, life is a bitch, romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, germany, europe, north korea ...
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 7.6
 524K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, adoption, super villain, family, orphan, escapades, lifestyle change, chase, friendship, villain, theft, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
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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, tense, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, father daughter relationship, subway, zombie, zombie outbreak, zombie apocalypse, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
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 4.4
 1K
The Chamber (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film revolves around a special ops unit who commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, scary, suspenseful
Plot: swat team, military, murder, trapped, deathtrap, survival horror, escape attempt, trap, confinement indoors, fear, characters in danger, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea
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Bad President (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This black comedy answers the question that has obsessed America and the world since November 08, 2016. How did Donald Trump become President of the United States?
Style: parody
Plot: charity, satan, hell, kgb, mayhem, muslim, distopia, chaos, employer employee relationship, infidelity, golf, devil ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015
Place: slovenia, miami, north korea, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang, brother, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, north korea, south korea
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 5.2
 67K
Spawn (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda (Theresa Randle). In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, deal with the devil, devil, good versus evil, superhero, back from the dead, betrayal, death, vengeance, psychopath, master villain, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, hong kong
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, split personality, dark humor, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, nevada, southern california ...
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 2.8
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Inchon (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
Plot: invasion, stalinism, communist, american soldier, sergeant, u.s. army, dictatorship, admiral, korean war, dictator, communism, atrocity ...
Time: 50s, 80s, year 1950
Place: south korea, korea, north korea, asia, usa
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, president, terrorism, conspiracy, rescue, swat team, world domination, hidden identity, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: north korea, virginia, washington d.c., germany, pentagon ...
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Danger Beneath the Sea (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, submarine, military life, rebelliousness, adventure, race against time, undercover, rivalry, military, nuclear holocaust, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, korea, north korea
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