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South Korea

Trailer: Battleship Island (South Korea, 2017)

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Remember that abandoned island in Skyfall? That's a real place, and a South Korea movie's being made about it.

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” premieres Feb 22

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Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Trailer: Korean action flick “Fabricated City” coming Feb 9

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From the director of "Welcome to Dongmakgol", "Fabricated City" is an action-thriller featuring a videogamer who must fight for his innocence after being unjustly framed.

Trailer: Confidential Assignment (South Korea, 2017)

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An action thriller starring Hyun Bin as a North Korean detective sent to the South for a cooperative investigation.

The 10 best Korean movies on Netflix

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Looking for the latest Korean movies online? Here's our list of the ten best Korean movies on Netflix. Even if you don't have a subscription,...

Review: The Handmaiden (South Korea, 2016)

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Renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook is back at it again with The Handmaiden, a sensual and dark piece centered around a mysterious heiress and...

Review: Reach for the SKY (South Korea/Belgium, 2016)

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An empathetic, intimate documentary that chronicles students taking the Suneung, South Korea's all-important college entrance exam.

Review: Train to Busan (South Korea, 2016)

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World War Z meets Snowpiercer in this Korean zombie blockbuster.

Review: Inside Men (South Korea, 2015)

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Picture this story: a white knight prosecutor in pursuit of justice finds unexpected common ground with a handsome underworld figure bent on revenge in a...

Review: My New Sassy Girl (China/South Korea, 2016)

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As a perennial reviewer of dark and depressing films, I don’t watch too many romantic comedies. I have, however, watched My Sassy Girl–which is a...