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The 13 Best Korean Horror Movies, Streaming Links Included


Cinema Escapist reveals the top Korean horror movies—with streaming links from Netflix, Amazon, and more.

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.

The 15 Best Korean War Movies


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

Revisiting “Pulgasari”: North Korea’s Godzilla In The Time of Peace Talks


North Korea made its own Godzilla — could it be a surprising metaphor for peace?

A Short History of North Korea’s Animation Industry


North Korea makes lots of animations—including some you might’ve seen.

10 South Korean Dramas That Feature North Korea


The news isn't the only place where you can see North-South Korea relations—these K-dramas will both entertain and inform you! We've updated this list for...

Top 10 Documentaries About North Korea


The best North Korea documentaries, compiled by someone who's actually been there.

Review: Under the Sun (Russia/North Korea, 2015)


Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.

Review: The Flower Girl (North Korea, 1972)


When I traveled to North Korea last summer, I talked with one of my guides, Ms. Pak, about movies. A friend of mine had asked...

Review: Order Number 27 (North Korea, 1986)


Despite my intense academic interest in North Korea, I actually haven’t fully dived into the country’s cinema yet. Yes, I’ve seen documentaries filmed in North...

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