9 Best Korean Action Movies

Korean action movies offer intense emotions, gripping story line, and very realistic fight scenes. Korean action movies have a large fan following all over the world, and a number of actors of Korean origin enjoy immense popularity in Hollywood too. Here is a list of the best Korean action movies that you could watch.

The Villainness (2017)

The Villainess is a must watch for action lovers. Superfast action, crazy stunts mixed with bullets and knives, gripping story, top performance, and this movie is breathless exiting in which top assassin becomes a sleeper agent for South Korea’s intelligence agency.

Veteran (2015)

Veteran is a South Korean action comedy film, it is the 4th all-time highest-grossing film in South Korean cinema history. It is partially inspired by Lethal Weapon (1987).

The Suspect (2013)

It was a box office hit. The film currently holds a 75% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Action scenes are explosive and promise to send thrills to your nerves.

The Berlin File (2013)

It is a 2013 South Korean action thriller film tells the story of a North Korean agent in Berlin who is betrayed and cut loose when a weapons deal is exposed.

The Thieves (2012)

The Thieves is a heist film. It is currently the eighth highest-grossing film in Korean film history. It is Korean version of Ocean’s Eleven (2011) in Korean style. it is visually stunning with the blend of humour, romance and jaw dropping stunts.

The Man from Nowhere (2010)

It was South Korea’s highest grossing film in 2010. The film follows the story of a mysterious and shady man who embarks on a bloody rampage when the only person who seems to understand him, a little girl, is kidnapped. The Man from Nowhere has received positive reviews from English-language critics, holding a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

It is a 2008 South Korean western action film. It was inspired by Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It was the second highest grossing Korean film in 2008, and one of the highest grossing films of all time in South Korea.

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

This critically acclaimed stylish action film portrays the Korean ultra-violence genre. On Rotten Tomatoes, it currently holds a 100% rating, with an average score of 8.1 out of 10 based on ten reviews. Empire named it third in a poll of the “20 Greatest Gangster Movies You’ve Never Seen.

Shiri (1999)

Shiri was the first Hollywood-style big-budget blockbuster Korean film. The total budget of the film was US$8.5 million, at the time the single biggest budget allocated to a Korean movie, part of the budget was covered by the Samsung. The film was a critical and financial success in Korea and broke box office records.


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