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10 South Korean dramas that feature North Korea

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The news isn't the only place where you can see North-South Korea relations—these K-dramas will both entertain and inform you!

The 11 best Korean movies of 2017

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The 11 best Korean movies from 2017 including action, drama, comedy, and historical films!

Review: The Mayor (South Korea, 2017)

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Available for easy international viewing on Netflix, "The Mayor" is yet another film that dramatizes electoral corruption from a South Korean perspective.

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 10 best Korean movies on Netflix, updated for 2018!

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.