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List of South Korean Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of South Korean movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Reelgood, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Parasite

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8.6/10
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96/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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2. Oldboy

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8.4/10
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92/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now).

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3. Train to Busan

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7.6/10
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90/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Handmaiden

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8.1/10
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90/100
Released: 2016
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a young woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese count to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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5. Memories of Murder

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8.1/10
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88/100
Released: 2003Rated: G
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Man from Nowhere

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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7. Snowpiercer

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7.1/10
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87/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. The Wailing

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7.5/10
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86/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: An isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. I Saw the Devil

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Monsters Nightmares & Warriors Gangsters) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Mother

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. Okja

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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13. The Host

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7.1/10
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84/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. 3-Iron

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8.0/10
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84/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Burning

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7.5/10
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84/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Samsara

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8.5/10
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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. A Bittersweet Life

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 2005
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on him with another, younger man, with the mandate that he must kill them both if he discovers their affair.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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18. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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19. Kingdom

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8.4/10
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82/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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20. A Tale of Two Sisters

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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21. A Taxi Driver

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7.9/10
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81/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

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6.9/10
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80/100
Released: 2019
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok to catch the sadistic killer simply known as "K".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hiyah) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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23. The Chaser

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7.8/10
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79/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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24. Thirst

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7.1/10
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78/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Sang-hyun, a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, Sang-hyun is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for Tae-ju, the wife of his childhood friend.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. In order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things go horribly wrong, and the situation spirals rapidly into a cycle of violence and revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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26. Joint Security Area

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 2000
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: 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, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Microsoft).

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27. Tunnel

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Poetry

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7.8/10
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77/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson's shocking wrongdoing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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29. War of the Arrows

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7.2/10
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76/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, History

What it's about: 13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the attack. While on his mission to rescue her, he is being traced by Jushinta, a fierce Chung Warrior, and his band of malicious men who are out to stop him. Na-mi has but a day to rescue his sister before she is taken away to be a slave. When Na-mi finally finds his sister, Jushinta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hiyah) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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30. The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

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7.1/10
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76/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Ja-yoon is a high school student who struggles with memory loss after she endured some unknown trauma during her childhood. While trying to uncover the truth, she is unwittingly dragged into a world of crime and finds herself on a journey that will awaken many secrets hidden deep within.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. Masquerade

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7.8/10
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75/100
Released: 2012
Drama, History

What it's about: A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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32. Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

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7.3/10
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75/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he’s able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. The Thieves

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6.8/10
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74/100
Released: 2012
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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34. A Hard Day

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the detective’s hit-and-run, but instead of asking for money, he wants to know about the body’s whereabouts, leading to a do-or-die showdown of the witness and detective.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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35. New World

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 2013
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. The Good, The Bad, The Weird

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7.3/10
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74/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use a treasure map to uncover the riches of legend.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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37. Three… Extremes

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7.0/10
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74/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, they contain a gruesome secret ingredient. In "Box" a soft spoken young woman has a bizarre recurring nightmare about being buried in a box in the snow. Searching for her long lost sister, she realizes her dreams and reality may possibly be connected. In "The Cut" a successful film director and his wife are kidnapped by an extra, who forces the director to play his sadistic games. If he fails, his wife’s fingers will be chopped off one by one every five minutes

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. The Attorney

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7.7/10
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74/100
Released: 2013
History, Drama

What it's about: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student activist Park Jin-woo. When Jin-Woo is brutally tortured and put on trial for his activism, Woo-seok decides to defend Jin-woo as his client.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Hiyah).

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39. Nameless Gangster

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2012
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnership; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with the money from drug trafficking while Ik-hyeon lobbies for his partner Hyeong-bae. As the government declares war on crime, however, their partnership begins to crack.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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40. Secret Sunshine

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7.5/10
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74/100
Released: 2007
Drama

What it's about: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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41. It's Okay to Not Be Okay

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8.8/10
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74/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life, a psychiatric ward worker begins to heal with help from the unexpected—a woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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42. The Villainess

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Save the Green Planet!

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2003
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with a long-ago history of super-crime solving. The alienated South Korean youngster Lee Byeong-gu builds an isolated basement command post/torture chamber/film studio to force the awful truth out of the slimy, uncooperative politicians and businesspeople, then alert the public. Byeong-gu is helped by his devoted girlfriend, who buys his theories, but wonders if his horrible childhood has colored his thinking.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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44. Crash Landing on You

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8.7/10
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73/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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45. The Isle

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 2000
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love with Hyun-Shik, who is on the run from the police, and rescues him with a fish hook when he tries to commit suicide.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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46. Blade of the Immortal

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. The Spy Gone North

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: South Korea, 1993. An agent of the National Intelligence Service is sent to Beijing with the assignment of infiltrating a group of North Korean officials with the ultimate goal of obtaining information about the North Korean nuclear program.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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48. The Beauty Inside

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7.4/10
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73/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Woo-Jin changes into a different person when he wakes up. He falls in love with Yi-Soo.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. Barking Dogs Never Bite

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 2000
Comedy

What it's about: An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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50. The Yellow Sea

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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