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Review: “The Spy Gone North” Is A Thrillingly Relevant Look at Korean Politics

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Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.

How “A Taxi Driver” Helped Me Connect With My Family

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My family experienced a key moment of Korean history. I didn't know until I watched this movie.

Why Anyone Who Cares About Korea Should Watch “The Host”

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12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.

The 15 Best Korean War Movies

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The best war movies from Korea about the Korean War, Vietnam War, and beyond — streaming links included.

The 16 Best Korean Romance Movies

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The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.

The 11 Best Korean Action Movies

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Discover the top action movies from South Korea—streaming links included.

10 Movies About South Korea’s Democratization

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These ten movies are a great way to learn about how South Korea became the democracy it is today.

Review: “Psychokinesis” is South Korea’s First Superhero Movie

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"Train to Busan’s" director returns with another hard-hitting blockbuster.

Why Don’t Korean Dramas and Movies Like Americans?

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Americans are almost always the bad guys in Korean media. Why?