Movies and TV shows set in korea

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in korea ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, captivating, romantic, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with romance, love and romance, friendship, rivalry, society, fall in love, love triangle, flashback, family relations and danger plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in South Korea, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as korea: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017), My Love From Another Star (2013), The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Goblin (2016), You Are Beautiful (2009), The Heirs (2013), Cinderella and Four Knights (2016), Boys Over Flowers (2009), The Housemaid (2010), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012).

List of movies set in korea

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 67 min.
Story: She is no ordinary woman. Do Bong Soon is a woman who possesses Herculean strength. She can crush objects in her bare hands when she holds them too tightly. Although Bong Soon longs to be a dainty, elegant woman that men fall in love with, she ...
Style: sweet, romantic, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhuman powers, couple relations, fall in love, investigation, love triangle, heroes, friendship, destiny, hidden identity, crimes, danger, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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My Love From Another Star (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Do Min Joon is an otherworldly beauty, literally. After crash landing on Earth 400 years ago, Min Joon has diligently observed humans for centuries, ultimately coming to cynical conclusions. On top of being a super babe, Min Joon's got enhanced ...
Style: exciting, romantic, captivating, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love affair, danger, adventure, heroes, love and romance, destiny, supernatural ability, immortal, fall in love, romance, alien, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 1600s
Place: korea
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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, harsh, romanticism ...
Plot: love triangle, time travel, rivalry, prince, mother son conflict, broken heart, queen, time traveler, royal family, throne, kiss, sweetheart ...
Place: korea
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The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son ...
Plot: mermaid, sea, star crossed lovers, past life, rebirth, reincarnation, con artists, erased memory, underwater, super strength, promise, destiny
Place: korea
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 8.6
 8K
Goblin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kim Shin is an immortal “goblin,” and has the rather honorable title of being the Protector of Souls. His roommate Wang Yeo also happens to have the equally lofty, if thoroughly opposing, title of Angel of Death, and he acts as the storied grim ...
Style: mysterious, romantic, emotional, humorous
Plot: immortal, past life, destiny, supernatural, fiancee, demon, god, romance, reincarnation, ghost, punishment, sword ...
Place: korea
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You Are Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: You're Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy television drama series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island and Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue. It is about a fictional boy band A.N.Jell and the relationship ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, gender bending, music band, love and romance, cross dressing, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friends, friendship, fame, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.5
 6K
The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
Style: humorous, intense, romantic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, rich and poor, love and romance, teenage love, youth, family business, teenage life, romance, social differences, love triangle, half brother half sister relationship, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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Cinderella and Four Knights (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eun Ha-Won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-Won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car ...
Style: feel good, captivating, romantic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle, rivalry, kiss, family problems, family relations, ambition, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, love triangle, teenage love, teen romance, class differences, youth, high school, high school life, teenage life, high school hunk, rich man poor woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The Housemaid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, ...
Style: erotic, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: erotic thriller, strong sexual content, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, master and servant, high society, seduction, eroticism, maid, infidelity, destructive relationship, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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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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, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, nun, little girl, youth, family problems, father daughter relationship, girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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Suspicious Partner (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Noh Ji Wook is a prosecutor in the Central District Prosecutors’ Office who ends up switching professions to a private attorney. He harbors a trauma stemming from an event in his childhood involving his parents and his first love. Eun Bong Hee, a ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, sweet, romantic, humorous
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, teen drama
Plot: chase, romance, friendship, investigation, crimes, crime, justice, murder, family relations, love, couple relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.8
 2K
The K2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A patriotic bodyguard who was abandoned by his country and colleagues, a hidden daughter of leading Presidential candidate who regards love as a tool for revenge, and the First Lady contender who hides her ambition and charisma behind a kind and ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: bodyguard, first lady, corruption, politician, danger, protector, political intrigue, investigation, rivalry, crimes, government corruption
Place: korea
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200 Pounds Beauty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese manga, "Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu," this story revolves around Kang Han-na (Kim Ah-jung), an overweight phone sex employee and secret vocalist for Ammy, a famous Korean pop singer who actually lip syncs as she cannot ...
Style: humorous, touching, thought provoking, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: physical appearance, plastic surgery, self discovery, love and romance, hidden identity, self fulfillment, looking for love, music, overweight woman, society, starting over, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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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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Gu Family Book (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: Gu Family Book is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy. The fusion martial arts action historical drama is about a half man-half monster who is searching for a centuries-old book that according to gumiho legend, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: immortality, transformation, supernatural, betrayal, healing power, love, self healing, super strength, immortal, love and romance, couples, rivalry ...
Place: korea
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 8.5
 1K
Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, empress, love triangle, love, crown prince, betrayal, palace intrigue, battles, throne, female protagonist, friendship, culture clash ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters.
Style: romantic, light, scenic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: friendship, military officer, romance, playing footsie, doctor, group of criminals, medical, military, army, culture clash, doctors, soldier ...
Place: korea
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Princess Hours (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Princess Hours is a 2006 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Yoon Eun-hye, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Jeong-hoon and Song Ji-hyo. It is based on Korean manhwa Goong by Park So-hee. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from January ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sweet, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: royal family, friendship, youth, family relations, initially antagonists, fall in love, intrigue, family life, lifestyle change, couple relations, romance, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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Fight For My Way (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Drama tells the story of Ko Dong-Man and Choi Ae-Ra. In their school days, Ko Dong-Man took part in taekwondo. Now, he makes a living by working as a contract employee and also goes after the UFC title. Choi Ae-Ra hoped to become an announcer, but ...
Style: light, uplifting, captivating, sincere, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, workplace, friends, ambition, youth, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, rivalry, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.1
 3K
Playful Kiss (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Playful Kiss is a 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, starring Jung So-min and Kim Hyun-joong. It aired on MBC from September 1 to October 21, 2010 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. It is based on the Japanese ...
Style: light, realistic, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: school, opposites attract, first love, romance, fall in love, teenage love, arrogance, love and romance, unlikely couple, youth, teenage life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.3
 18K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, on the run, gangsters, survival, stabbing, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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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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 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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Secret Reunion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Six years ago a mysterious shooting takes place in Seoul. The after effects of the shooting results in Han-kyu Lee (Song Kang-Ho) losing his job at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). Six years later, Ji-won Song (Kang Dong-Won), an ex North ...
Style: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hidden identity, secret agents, private detective, undercover, foe turned friend, spy, danger, treason, investigation, haunted by the past, espionage, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea, north korea
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 6.9
 2K
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: sentimental, serious, twists and turns, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, forbidden love, social differences, love and romance, proposal, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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 7.2
 3K
Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, actor's life, hopes, rise to the top, human spirit, power relations, ambition, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1890s, turn of the century, 1880s ...
Place: korea, asia, china, japan, south korea
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In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, contemplative, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: beach, human nature, infidelity, couples, jealous spouse, destiny, lifeguard, interracial romance, cheating wife, adultery, french, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 8.1
 10K
Silenced (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: child abuse, sex crime, mute or deaf, disability, teacher student sex, rape, sexual abuse, punishment, life is a bitch, youth, social activist, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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