North Korea (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Pulgasari (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri

Votes: 837

Under the Sun (2015)
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Under the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

A propaganda documentary about North Korea that reveals a few hidden facts because the director continues filming between the scripted scenes.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong

Votes: 3,988 | Gross: $0.07M

Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988)

84 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Terrorists are making genetic experiments on kidnapped girls. Professor Larson, dreams of creating a master race to rule the world. Scientific organizations in Asia and Europe hire a group of mercenaries who are tasked to kill them.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Mark Gregory, Romano Kristoff, Jinny Rockers

Votes: 74

Dalam-iwa Goseumdochi (1977– )

TV-14 | Animation, War

Two teenagers (Geumsaegi and Juldarami) fights against an evil army.

Stars: Lim Bok Hee, Kim Dae Hong, Won Jeong Suk, Gwon Nyeong Ju

Votes: 94

Hong Kil-dong (1986)

108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The illegitimate son of a nobleman defends peasants from greedy rulers, confounds local bandits, and struggles for permission to marry his tasty upper-crust sweetheart despite their vast societal differences. Then ninjas arrive.

Directors: Kil-in Kim, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Kye-Sung Chan, Son Hui Chang, Sun-bu Choe, Yong Il Hwan

Votes: 411

Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)

81 min | Comedy, Romance

A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.

Directors: Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Gwang Hun Kim | Stars: Jong-sim Han, Chung-guk Pak, Yong Ho Ri, Son-nam Kim

Votes: 225

The Huntsman's Son (2012 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation

A legendary huntsman gets killed in a bear hunt. His son, Daegwol, is gonna avenge him.

The Enchanted Mountain (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation

On Mount Kungang, both men and animals live in peace. Until one day when a fawn is wounded. When the animal is well again, he helps a lonely hunter obtain peace and fall in love with a beautiful fairy.

Director: Kim J. Ok

Votes: 32

A Flower Girl (1972)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Musical

The country is occupied by the Japanese imperialists. Koppun is selling flowers at the market to get some money to buy medicine for her sick mother. Her brother is imprisoned, her father ... See full summary »

Directors: Ik-gyu Choe, Hak Pak | Stars: Son Byung-ok, Chon Sob Han, Yong Hui Hong, Ren Rin Kim

Votes: 168

Bamboo Bears (1995–1996)


Bamboo-Lee, Dah-Lee and Slo-Lee are three bears with a goal: to save the world before more species become extinct. But can the bears stand up to the spineless villains behind Ratco Corporation?

Votes: 24

Project 200

Action, Drama, Family | Pre-production

Mongolian government bring 200 North Korean orphans in 1950-1953.

Directors: Ganzorig Chimedtseren, Jae-young Kwak

A Broad Bellflower (1987)

92 min | Drama

In a humble rural village, a man aspires of leaving his home behind and moving to the prosperous city, while his lover wishes to stay and transform the town into an ideal and harmonious community.

Directors: Eun-hie Choi, Kyun Soon Jo, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Ryung Jo Kim, Mi Ran Oh, Yeon Ock Song

Votes: 55

The Other Side of the Mountain (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

A North Korean nurse and a South Korean soldier fall in love during a tumultuous time of the Korean War, and experience lifetimes of consequences, separation and pain, with the hope of reuniting one day.

Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Hyang Suk Kim, Ryung Min Kim, Jung Taik Park

Votes: 6

My Look in the Distant Future (1997)

107 min

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Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Hye Gyong Kim, Myong Mun Kim

Votes: 8

Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 139

Pif and Hercules (1989–1990)

11 min | Animation

The hit series shows the adventures of Pif, a brown-yellow dog and Hercule, a black-white cat. They are constantly feuding and annoy each other but in fact they really are best friends.

Stars: William Coryn, Michel Mella, Jacques Alric, René Bouloc

Votes: 89

Unsung Heroes (1978)


The film follows Yu Rim, a Korean expatriate in the United Kingdom working as a journalist, who is ordered by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to proceed to Seoul and gather intelligence on the United States Forces Korea.

Directors: Ko Hak-lim, Ryu Ho-son | Stars: Larry Allen Abshier, Son Dae-won, James Joseph Dresnok, Kim Duk-sam

Votes: 21

The Tale of Chun Hyang (1980)

146 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A tender hearted young noble man, Mong Ryong, falls in love with the famous Chun Hyang, the most beautiful girl of a Korean village, who is also a pure hearted artist but unfortunately from... See full summary »

Directors: Yong-Gyu Yoon, Won Jun Yu | Stars: Sun Gyu Choe, Yong Suk Kim, Jong Hwan Ko, Son Yong Kim

Votes: 19

Aim High in Creation (2013)

96 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Determined to stop a gas mine being built near her inner-city Sydney home, Anna Broinowski, in a world first, goes to North Korea to meet the masters of propaganda filmmaking, who teach her... See full summary »

Director: Anna Broinowski | Stars: Peter O'Brien, Kathryn Beck, Susan Prior, Matt Zeremes

Votes: 130

Sea of Blood (1969)

260 min | War

A revolutionary novel, film, and opera created in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) about the mass killings during the long period of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

Director: Ik-gyu Choe

Votes: 17

CyberMercs (1998 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Horror

In the year 2114, you must fight alien life-forms as a Cybernetic Mercenary.

Director: Inwhan Nam | Star: Hee Joo

The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

A student experiences different conflicts as she works toward being a scientist.

Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Mi-hyang Pak, Jin-mi Kim, Cheol Kim, Jeong-mi Kim

Votes: 157

Order No. 027 (1986)

77 min | Drama, War

A group of elite soldiers is sent across the border to South Korea to destroy a military base. The soldiers are well aware of the inherent suicide nature of their mission, but are happy to ... See full summary »

Directors: Ki Mo Jung, Eung Suk Kim | Stars: Sung Chol Cha, Yong Chol Choe, Pong Ho Han, Kwang Jo

Votes: 124

The Tale of Chun Hyang (1959)


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Director: Yong-Gyu Yoon | Stars: Shin Chang-gyu, Eo In-hui, Kim Sun-Young

Pyongyang nalpharam (2006)

103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

"Taek" and "Kyon", children of the two Masters who founded the school of martial arts "Taek-kyon", must keep the school manual away from the hands of the Japanese occupiers (early 20th ... See full summary »

Directors: Phyo Kwang, Chil-min Maeng | Stars: Ryeong-hun Ri, Yeong-Chun Chol, Cheon-Yeol Kim, Gwang-Yeol Kim

Votes: 21

Empress Chung (2005)

93 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A young princess makes a drastic decision in order to save her father's eyesight.

Director: Nelson Shin

Votes: 19

Sogum (1985)

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Director: Sang-ok Shin | Star: Eun-hie Choi

Votes: 8

The Kites Flying in the Sky (2008)

98 min | Drama

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Directors: Hyon-Chol Kim, Phyo Kwang | Stars: Chang-sun An, Seo Hsin-Sook, Choi Hui-Yeong, Kim Il-Hyun

Votes: 9

Neuleongbaeng-i neoguli (1997 TV Movie)

18 min | Animation

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Majimak gihoe (2016 Video)

4 min | Short

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Thieu niên tuong soái (1982– )

Animation, Action, Drama

During the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo, a brave young soldier named Soe-Me goes to war against the evil Japanese and Chinese invaders.

From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. (1990)

82 min | War

Set during the Korean War, a squadron of North Korean soldiers must scramble across dangerous terrain to cut off an American attack with only 12 hours in which to do so.

Director: Kim Yu-Sam | Stars: Hyun Chang-Gyeol, James Joseph Dresnok, Jung Eui-Gyeom, Jeong Woon Kim

Votes: 10

My Brothers and Sisters in the North (2016)

90 min | Documentary

An intimate look at the everyday people of North Korea through the lens of a South Korean.

Director: Sung Hyung Cho | Star: Sung Hyung Cho

Votes: 109

Sekunda na podvig (1985)

135 min | Adventure, War

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Directors: Kil-son Om, Sang-ok Shin, Eldor Urazbaev | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Chhan-su Chve, Oleg Anofriev, Yon-hi Chon

Votes: 10

The Little Bear (1988– )

13 min | Animation

A raccoon dog is so smart that he can solve any problem he encounters, depending on adventures or incidents. He is often together with a male bear and a female cat.

A Hedgehog Defeats the Tiger (1984)

90 min | Animation

A tiger is angry and want to challenge the Hedgehog who once insulted him by spared his life.

Director: Sang-ok Shin

My Home Village (1949)

92 min | War

The first full-length North Korean film portrays the glorious revolution of patriots and low-class farmers against the oppression of landlords and Japanese imperialists.

Director: Hong-sik Kang | Stars: Yebong Mun, Kyongae Yu, Wonjun Yu

Votes: 6

The Favourite Young Man (1989)

61 min | Romance

A young plumber reunite with his girlfriend from the years in the army. His sister that he is a businessman. To make him more interesting and desirable. For a plumber is nothing to be, right?

Send in the Clowns (2017 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

On a theatre mission in North Korea. The most secluded and inpenetrable country in the World ruled by a young dictator who keeps his people in a tight grip. But who are the North Koreans? ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Greve

Lighthouse (1983)

79 min | Drama

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Director: Chun-sik Kim

Votes: 6

Wolmi Island (1982)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

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Director: Gyong-sun Cho | Stars: Hyun Chang-Gyeol, Gyong-sun Cho, Chang-su Choe, Jung Eui-Gyeom

Votes: 25

Ujjuldaedeon sudalg (1980)

15 min | Animation, Short

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Adieu mon amour (1989)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Norodom Sihanouk | Star: Vantha Talisman

Chaghan ma-eum (1995 TV Movie)

19 min | Animation

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Sun of the Nation (1984)

90 min | Documentary

A propaganda documentary about Kim Il Sung, directed by the kidnapped Sang-ok Shin.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Star: Kim Il-Sung

Finis Terrae

90 min | Documentary | Post-production

Communism is dead. Long live Capitalism! We learned the credo of our time, the era of market-compliant democracy: Live, but without ideas. Is that truly all there is? - An essay film in search of a lost utopia.

Director: Konstantin Ferstl | Stars: Torben Liebrecht, Alain Badiou, Ines Hollinger, Doris Buchrucker

Centre Forward (1978)

77 min | Sport

In Son is trying to become a successful football player. As his team is faced with poor results, their coach is taking a different approach to their training methods.

Directors: Kil-in Kim, Chong-Song Pak | Stars: In Son Cha, Sung-Shin Cho, Chang-su Choi, Yong-hui Chong

Votes: 25

The Raincoat (1966)

13 min | Animation, Short

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Sagwa ttal ttae (1971)

102 min | Drama

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Director: Yong-ho Kim | Stars: Son Byung-ok, Yong-hui Chong, Min Hwang, Se-Yong Kim

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