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: 814

Under the Sun (2015)
7.4
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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: 3,908 | 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: 90

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: 402

Bamboo Bears (1995–1996)

Animation

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: 23

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: 164

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: 29

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: 219

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

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: 129

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: 5

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

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: 106

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

A Broad Bellflower (1987)

92 min | Drama

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

Votes: 52

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: 47

Sogum (1985)

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

Votes: 7

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?

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

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: 153

Unsung Heroes (1978)

Action

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

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

An Emissary of No Return (1984)

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Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Chang-su Choe, Son Dae-won, Min Hwang, Kim Jun-sik

The Queen of the Swallows (2008)

81 min | Animation

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Director: Kim J. Ok

Votes: 7

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

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

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: 6

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

Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 137

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 Country I Saw (1987)

Drama

While serving as a journalist in World War 2 for the Imperial Army of Japan, "Takahashi Minoru" (Pak Ki Ju) sees first-hand the impact on Koreans who have had their national identity ... See full summary »

Directors: Eun-hie Choi, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Seo Gyeong-Seob, Lee Jin-Hwan, Pak Ki Ju, Rho Jung-won

Votes: 9

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

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, Doris Buchrucker, Alain Badiou, Ines Hollinger

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

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: 17

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: Yong Suk Kim, Sun Gyu Choe, Yong Suk Kim, Jong Hwan Ko

Votes: 17

Runaway (II) (1984)

100 min | Drama

Considered by Shin to be his best North Korean film.

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

Sarang sarang nae sarang (1985)

133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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

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

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

My Happiness (1987)

106 min | Drama, War

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Directors: Young-Ho Kim, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Gwang-Yeol Kim, Ock Heel Kim, Ryoo Kyoung-ae, Kim Ok-hui

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

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

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: Chong-pal Chon

A Flower on the Tokno Road (1984)

War

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Director: Hak Pak | Stars: Kim Byung-jun, Sun Gyu Choe, Chun-ran Chung, Pak Hyo-Shin

Wolmi Island (1982)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

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Director: Gyong-sun Cho | Stars: Yun Chan, Hyun Chang-Gyeol, Gyong-sun Cho, Chang-su Choe

Votes: 24

Young Warriors of Koguryo (2010–2014)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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

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