Korean war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant korean war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV shows about / with korean war, death, military, war, battles, soldier, family relations, mentor, dialogue and fight plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, South Korea, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as korean war: Operation Chromite (2016), Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017), The Battle of Jangsari (2019), 71: Into the Fire (2010), M*A*S*H (1972), As Time Goes By (1992), Death Wish (1974), Red Scarf (1964), Field of Honor (1986), The Taebaek Mountains (1994).

List of korean war movies

Operation Chromite (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A squad of soldiers fight in the Korean War's crucial Battle of Incheon.
Style: exciting, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: korean war, korean army, spy, korean history, overnight success, military training, black ops, capture, covert operation, invasion
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south korea, korea
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Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks ...
Style: touching, disturbing, factual, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: korean war, orphan, turk, little girl, soldier, school, child custody, military base, reunion, rescue, care, earthquake ...
Time: year 1950, year 2010
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The Battle of Jangsari (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Korean War, September 1950. In order to fight the enemy forces based in the South of the peninsula, General MacArthur orders the start of the Incheon Landing Operation, deploying diversionary attacks in other locations. Without real military forces ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, rough, brutal ...
Plot: korean war, soldier, shot to death, explosion, heroism, operation, combat, courage, battle zone, infantry, bravery, heroic mission ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1950
Place: 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, korean war, army, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, seoul
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, youth, military life, fight to the death, survival, against the odds, military, korean war, patriotism, leadership, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
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M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, cynical, witty ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, surgery, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, nurse, captain, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
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As Time Goes By (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two lovers are reunited after decades apart following a mutual misunderstanding.
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elderly, secretary, psychiatrist, boss and employee, fall in love, love affair, power relations, old love, couples, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: england, europe, kenya, los angeles, london
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city ...
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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: anti communism, communism, korean war, air force, patriotism, bridge, camaraderie, war widow, burning village, helicopter, fighter pilot, mountain ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1952
Place: north korea, south korea, korea
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Field of Honor (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him.
Plot: rescue mission, chinese, rape, desertion, battle, mercenary, korean war, raid, war crime, machine gun, battles, american soldier ...
Time: 20th century, year 1951, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea
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The Taebaek Mountains (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film originates from the great river story Taebaegsanmaek consisting of 10 volumes and is written by Cho Jeongrae. The story tries to describe and reveal a few generations-lasting conflicts between the haves (proprietors) and have-nots ...
Plot: korean, korean war, leftist
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: south korea, north korea, korea, asia
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Sniper's Ridge (1961)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Korean War drama.
Style: slang
Plot: ambush, communist, battle, uniform, korean war, cigarette smoking, communism, world war two veteran, battles, minefield, death of protagonist, u.s. army ...
Place: china, korea
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Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.
Plot: communist, secret mission, traitor, lawyer, trial, korean war, guilt, u.s. army, spy, court, military uniform, commander ...
Time: year 1950
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Cry for Happy (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
Plot: geisha, navy, filmmaking, love, tradition, bathing, shyness, japanese american, department store, korean war, war photographer, movie making ...
Place: japan
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Marine's, Let's Go (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Following combat duty in Korea, a group of United States Marines (Tom Tryon, David Hedison and Tom Reese) are given a furlough in Japan.
Plot: blood spatter, violence, bayonet, japanese army, semiautomatic pistol, u.s. marine corps, korean war, helmet, bar brawl, bar fight, end of war, martial arts ...
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The Wild McCullochs (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about the rich McCulloch Family, their overbearing father and the children's misguided blaming him for everything that doesn't go right.
Style: saga
Plot: domineering father, parent child relationship, father son relationship, truck driver, class conflict, drunkenness, teenager, blood, servant, father son estrangement, truck, funeral ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: southern usa, texas
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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.
Style: one man show, political, political comedy
Plot: friendship, u.s. president, atomic bomb, boss, world war one, republican party, conference, head of state, labor union, republican, vice president, senate ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1948, 50s
Place: america, japan, chicago illinois, israel, missouri ...
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Marine Battleground (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front.
Plot: flashback, mascot, machine gun, adoption, snow, massacre, korean war, mountain, withdrawal, madam, un, north korean ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: korea
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Twenty Plus Two (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Julia Joliet handles fan mail for movie stars. Now someone has a message for her, delivered at point-blank range. David Janssen (TV’s The Fugitive) brings his laconic cool to Twenty Plus Two as Tom Alder, a Los Angeles private eye who ties ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: private detective, bartender, missing person, escort, korean war, hotel room, hollywood, stewardess, unwanted pregnancy, investigation, blonde, secretary ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, 60s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, chicago illinois
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, police, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
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MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, dark humor, doctors and patients, soldier, buddies, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: political thriller, tense, suspenseful, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, senator, suicide, strangulation, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: new york, korea, usa, ussr, north korea ...
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, asia ...
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
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Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, war, war crime, pow, battles, behind enemy lines, battle zone, soldier, danger, military, life is a bitch, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, propaganda film, serious, rough, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, marine, military, heroes, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, u.s. military, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: north carolina, caribbean, vietnam
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Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, naivete, gardener, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, storytelling, family relations, circus, journey, fish, escapades, mermaid, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, morocco, russia, texas, miami ...
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Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: orphan, haunted by the past, self discovery, obsessive quest, hopes, introspection, homecoming, adoption, adopted son, parent child relationship, part animation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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