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
Under the Sun (2015)
81 metascore

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: 3,945 | Gross: $0.07M

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: 823

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 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: 51

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: Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-Guk, Yong Ho Ri, Kim Son-Nam

Votes: 221

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: 410

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

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, Yun Chan, Son Dae-won, James Joseph Dresnok

Votes: 21

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: 91

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

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: 156

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: 165

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

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

Juche Strong (2013)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

International observers have been predicting North Korea's imminent economic implosion for over two decades. And yet, the country persists. How? 'Juche Strong' provides an answer. This film... See full summary »

Director: Rob Montz

Votes: 6

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: 108

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: 123

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

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: 18

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: 24

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?

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: 7

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

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

Aeginamuwa sudong-i (1972)

10 min | Animation, Short

A boy breaks off branch of a small tree. Soon he is gonna learn why such a tree is very important.

Director: Lim Hong-Un

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

Meongmeong-iwa yaung-i (1965)

11 min | Animation, Short

A dog and a cat must protect a chicken farm from dangerous animals.

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: 18

Jag-eun hwabun (1964)

10 min | Animation, Short

A little boy is asked by his mother to carry a small flower pot to a kindergarten.

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: 6

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

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

The Queen of the Swallows (2008)

81 min | Animation

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Director: Kim J. Ok

Votes: 7

Our Lifeline, Part 1 (2002)

80 min

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Director: Kim Yu-Sam | Stars: Yong Ho Ri, Jong-Un Kim, Kim Son-Nam, Sol-hui Ri

Sogum (1985)

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

Votes: 8

Project 200

Action, Drama, Family | Pre-production

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

Directors: Ganzorig Chimedtseren, Jae-young Kwak

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: 42

The Respected Comrade Supreme Commander Is Our Destiny (2008)


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Star: Jong-Il Kim

Votes: 8

Gyotongjilseoleul jal jikijayo (2006–2019)

15 min | Animation, Family

North Korean kids learn traffic safety and rules in different ways.

Jebisamhyeongje (1961)

16 min | Animation, Short

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Prince Moon and Princess Sun (1990)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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Directors: Kim Kyong Ho, Kim Ryong Hyok, Kim In Son

Song of Restrospection (1986)

73 min | Drama

Mr. Komak, a musician from one foreign power, and Ra Sol Ju, Navy communicator of DPRK, who also does have a sense of music, met twice. First, on the Korean War, where she captured him, and... See full summary »

Director: Ryu Ho-son | Stars: Yun Chan, Kim Chong-hwa, Kim Chong-nam, Sor-hui Yi

Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 137

The Destiny of Keum-hee and Eun-hee (1974)

101 min | Drama

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Directors: Kil-son Om, Hak Pak | Stars: Chun-ran Chung, Moon Jung-bu, Kim Kwang-Moon, Choi Myung-Huang

In Between: Isang Yun in North and South Korea (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary, filmed in North and South Korea, explores whether music can overcome the boundaries of a divided country. There is one figure of the two Koreas, whose outstanding ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Stodtmeier | Stars: Barbara Unterbeck, Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer, Andres Lundgren, Wolfgang Vieweg

Boy Partisans (1951)

97 min | Drama, War

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Director: Yong-Gyu Yoon | Stars: Tian Ki-duk, Se-Yong Kim, Ye-bong Mun, Seung-min Nam

Votes: 9

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

Kkomabulg-eunbyeol (1961)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Lim Hong-Un

The Kites Flying in the Sky (2008)

98 min | Drama

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

Votes: 9

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