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: 900

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: 4,167 | Gross: $0.07M

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: 428

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: 183

Dalam-iwa Goseumdochi (1977– )

TV-14 | Animation, War

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

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

Votes: 103

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: 78

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: 39

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: 95

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: 22

From Spring to Summer (1988)

93 min | Action, War

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Directors: Nikita Orlov, San Bok Pak, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Elena Drobysheva, Chkhol Kim, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Aleksey Buldakov

Votes: 19

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: 160

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: 126

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: 19

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: 10

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: 134

Bamboo Bears (1995–1996)

Animation, Comedy

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: 25

Office 39 - Kim's Cash Machine (2020)

58 min | Documentary

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Directors: Sebastian Weis, Lukas Augustin, Carl Gierstorfer

Votes: 12

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: 233

A Traffic Controller on Crossroads (1986)

59 min | Drama

A driver learns the importance of obeying traffic regulations.

Director: Che Phun Ki | Stars: Ri Sol Hee, Ko Sam He, Ri Song Il, Ri Yong Nam

Votes: 56

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: 60

Sogum (1985)

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

Votes: 8

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: 134

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: 26

The Queen of the Swallows (2008)

81 min | Animation

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Director: Kim J. Ok

Votes: 12

Dangjeongchaeg-eul myeongjullo ganjighago - Wonsangudugongjang (2017 TV Special)

15 min | Documentary

A reportage about a shoe factory in Wonsan, North Korea.

Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 144

Gojumong (2016– )

40 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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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: 22

Widaehan changgunnim ui yongdo ttara touk arumdapke pyonmo toenun choguk kangsan (2003)

49 min | Documentary

A government made documentary highlighting how the natural beauty of North Korea was enhanced by Kim il-Jong for the enjoyment of the North Korean people.

Director: Dprk Government | Star: Il-Sung Kim

Votes: 5

Meet in Pyongyang (2012)

95 min | Drama

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Directors: Kim Hyan Choi, Xierzhati Yahefu | Stars: Alice Liu, Kim Ok Rim, Yuling Tao, Pak Jong Taek

Votes: 7

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: 20

Souls Protest (2001)


Billed as a North Korean "Titanic". On August 15, 1945, Japanese Imperialists were defeated and there echoed in Japan, too, shouts of victory of thousands of Korean people who had been ... See full summary »

Director: Chun-Song Kim | Stars: Kim Duk-sam, Woon-mo Jung, Chul Kim, Ryon Hwa Kim

Votes: 9

Ask Yourself (1988)

97 min | Drama

San Mae, a cattle herder, is asked to return to the city in order to marry resulting in a dilemma about whether to leave or stay.

Director: Jong-ju Pak

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: 28

Oh, Youth! (1995)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jong-pal Jon | Stars: Ryon Hwa Kim, Yong Suk Kim, Ryon-gu Nam, Hwang Song Ok

Votes: 28

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?

Lighthouse (1983)

79 min | Drama

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Director: Chun-sik Kim

Votes: 6

My Village at Sunset (1994)

63 min | Drama

NEARI is a young nurse at Siem Reap-Angkor provincial hospital. She recalls a recent memory: She remembers the arrival of SEIHA, a young doctor came back from France. The team of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norodom Sihanouk | Stars: Norodom Sihamoni, San Chariya, Mam Kanika, Ros Sarocun

Votes: 9

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.

Votes: 5

An Jung Gun Shoots Ito Hirobumi (1979)

142 min | Biography, Drama, History

This is a film based on the revolutionary drama "An Jung Gun shoots Ito Hirobumi", an immortal classic created by president Kim Il Sung during his early revolutionary activities. The "USA ... See full summary »

Director: Kil-son Om | Stars: Pak Bong-ik, Chang-su Choe, Son Dae-won, Min Hwang

Don't Expect Praises (2012)

108 min | Biography, Family, Fantasy

Yangjin and Wang Xiaobo,both 5 graders at elementary school are best friends for each other.Wang Xiaobo constantly brags about the river running through his hometown and numbers of crabs ... See full summary »

Director: Jin Yang | Stars: Shuchen LI, Chen Wang

Votes: 45

The Tale of Chun Hyang (1959)


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

The Day the Mountain Cried

107 min | Drama, Romance, War | Completed

A sumptuous, epic love story revealing the powers of passion during the time of war. Initially set in 1950's North Korea during the war with South Korea, Son-a, a stunningly beautiful young... See full summary »

Director: Jang In Hak

People are the Sky (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A naturalized American citizen born in North Korea, this filmmaker interweaves two themes: search for home and ordinary people, while exploring how North Korea has reached the current state... See full summary »

Director: Dai Sil Kim-Gibson | Star: Dai Sil Kim-Gibson

Votes: 5

Balloon Man (I) (2014)

9 min | Documentary, Biography | Completed

Mr. Lee is a North Korean defector trying to adjust to life in his newly adopted South Korean homeland. He yearns to help those in the north which he left behind and finds an unusual way to do so.

Directors: Dodge Billingsley, Scott Thornton

Runaway (II) (1984)

100 min | Drama

Considered by Shin to be his best North Korean film.

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

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: 20

On the Green Carpet (2001)

81 min | Comedy, Romance

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Directors: Kwang-il Jon, Chang-bom Rim | Stars: Gyong-hi Ri, Yong Ho Ri

Votes: 25

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