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Review: “The Negotiation” Is A Psychological Roller Coaster Highlighting Korean Corruption


Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.

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


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


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”


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

The 15 Best Korean War Movies


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

The 16 Best Korean Romance Movies


The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.

The 11 Best Korean Action Movies


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

10 Movies About South Korea’s Democratization


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


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

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