North Korea (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

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: 1,003

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: 447

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: Chon Sob Han, Yong Hui Hong, Ren Rin Kim, Ryon-suk Kim

Votes: 189

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: 113

Unsung Heroes (1978)

60 min | Action, Drama

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: Kim Ryong-lin, Jung-hwa Kim, Woon-mo Jung, Son Dae-won

Votes: 22

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: 259

Bamboo Bears (1995–1996)

Not Rated | 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: 31

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: 45

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: 22

Sogum (1985)

Drama

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

Votes: 9

Sagwa ttal ttae (1971)

102 min | Drama

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

Votes: 6

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

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: 10

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: 24

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

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: 138

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: 168

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: 70

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

Boy Partisans (1951)

97 min | Drama, War

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Director: Yong-Gyu Yoon | Stars: Se-Yong Kim, Ye-bong Mun, Seung-min Nam, Chansook Byun

Votes: 12

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

Gojumong (2016– )

40 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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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: 27

A Family Basketball Team (1998)

74 min | Sport

Sol Ok is in love with Chol Young. when they ask for his parents' acceptance for their upcoming marriage, she is denied by Chol Young's sports obsessed family for being a mere musician. Can... See full summary »

Director: Jong-pal Jon

Votes: 6

The Fourteenth Winter (1980)

Drama

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Director: Yong-ho Kim | Stars: Chang-su Choe, Seo Gyeong-Seob, Yong Hui Hong, Yu Kyung-ae

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

Sarang sarang nae sarang (1985)

133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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

Votes: 6

Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 147

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: 20

The Queen of the Swallows (2008)

81 min | Animation

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Director: Kim J. Ok

Votes: 15

Nation and Destiny 1-4: Choe Hyon Dok (1992)

378 min | Drama

Choe Hyon Dok indulged in anti-communism nearly all his life. At the end, he is forsaken by the nation and lives in exile in a foreign country. But in the embrace of his beloved home, his ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ho Kim | Stars: Chon Chae-yon, Hyun Chang-Gyeol, Chang-su Choi, Kim Duk-sam

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: 24

Souls Protest (2001)

Drama

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: 10

Americans in Pyongyang (2008 Video)

G | 53 min | Documentary, War

In summer 2007 the New York Philharmonic received an invitation that was unprecedented in the orchestra's history. North Korea, the world's most isolated and secluded country and ... See full summary »

Director: Ayelet Heller

Votes: 17

Peasants in Distress (1994)

75 min | Drama

Set in 1993 when UN forces come to Cambodia during a time of political upheaval and civil war, this story of jealousy, courage, and betrayal, a classic love triangle with a twist - two ... See full summary »

Director: Norodom Sihanouk | Stars: Keo Kalyane, Yethara Chhani, Khai Prasith, Tep Rindaro

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: 15

Our Fragrance (2003)

81 min | Comedy, Romance

Although an initial match-making attempt between Pyongho and Saebyol through their grandparents is unsuccessful, the two are brought together by fate to participate in the Pyongyang spring fashion show.

Director: Jong-pal Jon | Stars: Un-mo Jong, Un-yong Kim, Yun-su Ri, Yong Suk Kim

Votes: 20

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: 9

Somi, the Taekwon-do Woman (1997)

105 min | Action

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Director: Chang Yong Bok | Star: Ri Mi Yang

Votes: 6

Let Us Go to Mt. Kumgang (1986)

72 min | Adventure

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Director: San Bok Pak | Star: Jo Myeong-Seon

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: 66

The Tale of Shim Chong (1985)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Sang-ok Shin

Centre Forward (1978)

77 min | Drama, 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: 29

The Separation (1985)

95 min | Drama

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Director: Chang Sun Park | Stars: Mi Hwa Park, Won Jun Yu

Runaway (II) (1984)

100 min | Drama

Considered by Shin to be his best North Korean film.

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

Project 200

Action, Drama, Family | Pre-production

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

Directors: Ganzorig Chimedtseren, Jae-young Kwak

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

Star of Korea (1985)

Biography, History

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Directors: Ii Jong-Sun, Kil-son Om, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Min Hwang, Ri Song Il, Young-Keun Kim, Lee Moon-ho

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: 11

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