Top 18 Best South Korean Movies About North Korea (Spy)

North & South are opposite, right? Here are some movies involving North Korea with some action & comedy.

When it comes to photography, storytelling, acting, and background music, you can always count on the very best from Korean films. They are one of the best when it comes to great plots.

Whatever be the genre – thriller, romance, comedy, mystery, life & more, Korean films are good in all the genres. The South Korean film industry is already popular for its Oscar-winning Parasite movie.

Netflix is also investing a large amount of money in Korean content & we will get to see many Korean dramas and movies ahead. It is good to see that Korea is getting more recognition.

Movies About North Korea

You may know that North Korea is the opposite of South Korea & other countries. They differ in their lifestyle and culture. If you are fascinated to know more about North Korea, a drama was also released called Crash Landing On You, you can watch it.

Korean movies about north korea

Many Korean movies have North Korea in their plot or storyline. The most common ones are action movies with North Korean spy on a mission, or a South Korean spy moving to North Korea, etc. Let’s move to the list.

1. Commitment

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Myung Hun’s father, who is a North Korean spy, is falsely accused. He then becomes a spy to kill a North Korean assassin in South Korea to save his younger sister. He also enters high school and begins to develop feelings for a troubled female student.

2. Confidential Assignment

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North Korean detective Chul Ryung is ordered to catch Ki Sung, the boss of a North Korean crime organization. He travels to South Korea & cooperates with a South Korean detective. For the first time, the two countries cooperate to take down a criminal.

3. Ashfall

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Mt. Paektu, an active volcano near the China-North Korea border, suddenly erupts, causing severe earthquakes in both North and South Korea. To prevent another disaster, an operation is conducted based on a theory by a professor.

4. Secretly Greatly

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Three North Korean spies infiltrate South Korea as a village idiot, a rock musician, and a high school student. Awaiting their orders, they get shocked when they are ordered to kill one another or face death at the hands of an elite hit team.

5. The Berlin File

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A North Korean agent in Berlin is betrayed and cut loose when a weapons deal is exposed. Together with his wife, a translator at the North Korean embassy in Berlim, they try to escape being purged. North and South Korean operatives are on their trail.

6. Joint Security Area

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Two North Korean soldiers are killed on the border leading to an investigation. The investigator receives differing accounts from the two sides. One claims he fired in self-defense, while another says it was a premeditated attack.

7. Steel Rain

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A military coup takes place in North Korea. The leader of North Korea and Chul Woo escape to South Korea. The two countries now face a crisis. Chul Woo and a South Korean government official carry out a secret operation to prevent a Korean war.

8. The Spy Gone North

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The movie follows a South Korean spy who infiltrates the North to obtain information on the country’s nuclear weapons plans in the mid-1990s only to find his side is manipulating his country’s political elections with the help of the North.

9. Operation Chromite

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South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Hak Soo, and 7 members of the KLO unit disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit and infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Incheon to carry out an operation.

10. Love Of South and North

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A comedy movie in which Chul Soo, a South Korean joins a discovery team in Yeon Byun, which is located in north-eastern China. Young Hee, daughter of a North Korean diplomat also joins the team. They both work together, but can they co-operate?

11. In Love and The War

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In 1950, soon after the Korean War breaks out, a troop of North Korean soldiers enter a small South Korean village. The captain lies to them hiding their true agenda. Eventually, strong and close friendship starts to build up between the soldiers and the villagers.

12. Poongsan

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A mysterious man named Poongsan crosses between the South and North Korean border as a courier for hire. His next task is to bring a North Korean woman into South Korea. Things take an unexpected turn when he falls in love with her.

13. North Korean Guys

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Two friends accidentally drift from North Korea into South Korea after falling asleep during a fishing trip. After their repeated attempts to escape South Korea’s fail, they enter a talent contest whose first prize is a trip to North Korea.

14. Secret Reunion

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Agent Han Gyo fails to stop the assassination of a North Korean dissident. The sleeper cell responsible includes Ji Won, who gets marked as a traitor. Six years later both men are working different jobs when they bump into each other.

15. Red Family

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A growing friendship with their neighbors softens the resolve of a group of North Korean spies, who are posing as an ordinary South Korean family, on a mission to take out defectors.

16. The Suspect

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Dong Chul is abandoned by the North Korean government. He settles down in South Korea. One night the chairman is killed by an assassin, but not before handing over a pair of glasses to Dong Chul. He is accused of murder & tries to find the truth.

17. Shiri

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A phantom sniper kills key figures in an intelligence investigation. Special Agent Ryu and his partner suspect North Korea’s most lethal female operative. With the theft of high-tech liquid explosive, they are certain there’s a mole within their ranks.

18. Carter

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A man wakes up without any memory of anything about himself or even his name. At that time, he receives a message and the other person tells him “Your name is Carter.” He is then enlisted in an operation without knowing the reason.

Wrapping Up

So, these were the 18 movies that involves North Korea & shows its relationship with South Korea. You can watch all of them on some free streaming sites with English subtitles.

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1. Are there any films about North Korea?

Yes, there are many films that talk about North Korea such as Confidential Assignment, Joint Security Area, The Spy Gone North, and more.

2. What is the difference between South and North Korea?

South Korea is a democratic, capitalist country, while North Korea is a totalitarian, communist country. South Korea is a republic, while North Korea is a dictatorship.

3. Can South Koreans go to North Korea?

No, South Koreans cannot go to North Korea without special permission from both governments. The same is for North Koreans entering South Korea.

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