North Korea (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Pulgasari (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri

Votes: 1,141

2. The Flower Girl (1972)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Musical

5.8
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The country is occupied by the Japanese imperialists. Koppun is selling flowers at the market to get some money to buy medicine for her sick mother. Her brother is imprisoned, her father ... See full summary »

Directors: Ik-gyu Choe, Hak Pak | Stars: Chon Sob Han, Yong Hui Hong, Ren Rin Kim, Seung-oh Kim

Votes: 218

3. Hong Kil-dong (1986)

108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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The illegitimate son of a nobleman defends peasants from greedy rulers, confounds local bandits, and struggles for permission to marry his tasty upper-crust sweetheart despite their vast societal differences. Then ninjas arrive.

Directors: Kil-in Kim, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Kye-Sung Chan, Son Hui Chang, Sun-bu Choe, Yong Il Hwan

Votes: 491

4. Dalam-iwa Goseumdochi (1977–2012)

TV-14 | Animation, War

4.6
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Two teenagers (Geumsaegi and Juldarami) fight against an evil army.

Stars: Jun Kim, ShockingRotom, Lim Bok Hee, Kim Dae Hong

Votes: 147

5. Sea of Blood (1969)

260 min | War

6.7
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A revolutionary novel, film, and opera created in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) about the mass killings during the long period of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

Director: Ik-gyu Choe

Votes: 31

6. The Story of Our Home (2016)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

4.3
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Ri Jong A, the heroine, is a girl in her late teens who has just finished a senior middle school. Going on an errand for her mother who was a colleague of Un Jong's parents before their ... See full summary »

Directors: Ri Yun-Ho Ki, Ha Yong

Votes: 6

7. A Traffic Controller on Crossroads (1986)

59 min | Drama

6.1
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A driver learns the importance of obeying traffic regulations.

Director: Che Phun Ki | Stars: Ri Sol Hee, Ko Sam He, Ri Song Il, Ri Yong Nam

Votes: 81

8. Unsung Heroes (1978)

60 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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The film follows Yu Rim, a Korean expatriate in the United Kingdom working as a journalist, who is ordered by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to proceed to Seoul and gather intelligence on the United States Forces Korea.

Directors: Ko Hak-lim, Ryu Ho-son | Stars: Kim Ryong-lin, Jung-hwa Kim, Woon-mo Jung, Son Dae-won

Votes: 29

9. The Other Side of the Mountain (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A North Korean nurse and a South Korean soldier fall in love during a tumultuous time of the Korean War, and experience lifetimes of consequences, separation and pain, with the hope of reuniting one day.

Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Hyang Suk Kim, Ryung Min Kim, Jung Taik Park

Votes: 21

10. The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A student experiences different conflicts as she works toward being a scientist.

Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Mi-hyang Pak, Jin-mi Kim, Cheol Kim, Jeong-mi Kim

Votes: 184

11. A Broad Bellflower (1987)

92 min | Drama

6.3
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In a humble rural village, a man aspires of leaving his home behind and moving to the prosperous city, while his lover wishes to stay and transform the town into an ideal and harmonious community.

Directors: Eun-hie Choi, Kyun Soon Jo, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Ryung Jo Kim, Mi Ran Oh, Yeon Ock Song

Votes: 79

12. Repatriation (2003)

149 min | Documentary

7.6
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North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 157

13. Order No. 027 (1986)

77 min | Drama, War

4.7
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A group of elite soldiers is sent across the border to South Korea to destroy a military base. The soldiers are well aware of the inherent suicide nature of their mission, but are happy to ... See full summary »

Directors: Ki Mo Jung, Eung Suk Kim | Stars: Sung Chol Cha, Yong Chol Choe, Pong Ho Han, Kwang Jo

Votes: 155

14. Oh, Youth! (1995)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

5.4
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A North Korean romantic comedy that involves martial arts.

Director: Jong-pal Jon | Stars: Ryon Hwa Kim, Yong Suk Kim, Ryon-gu Nam, Hwang Song Ok

Votes: 40

15. An Jung Gun Shoots Ito Hirobumi (1979)

142 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.4
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This is a film based on the revolutionary drama "An Jung Gun shoots Ito Hirobumi", an immortal classic created by president Kim Il Sung during his early revolutionary activities. The "USA ... See full summary »

Director: Kil-son Om | Stars: Pak Bong-ik, Chang-su Choe, Son Dae-won, Min Hwang

Votes: 5

16. The Tale of Shim Chong (1985)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Sang-ok Shin

17. The Favourite Young Man (1989)

61 min | Romance

6.2
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A young plumber reunite with his girlfriend from the years in the army. His sister that he is a businessman. To make him more interesting and desirable. For a plumber is nothing to be, right?

Votes: 6

18. The Tale of Chun Hyang (1980)

146 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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A tender hearted young noble man, Mong Ryong, falls in love with the famous Chun Hyang, the most beautiful girl of a Korean village, who is also a pure hearted artist but unfortunately from... See full summary »

Directors: Yong-Gyu Yoon, Won Jun Yu | Stars: Sun Gyu Choe, Yong Suk Kim, Jong Hwan Ko, Son Yong Kim

Votes: 26

19. The Story of a Blooming Flower (1992)

92 min | Drama

5.7
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A Japanese florist creates his masterpiece: the red begonia hybrids will represent the Juche ideology and stand as a symbol of love, justice and peace. In honor of the beloved leader, he gives her the name Kimjongilia.

Director: Sang Gyu Ri | Stars: Yu Son Chan, Yong Suk Kim, Hen Sun Pak, Mi Hyan Pyon

Votes: 22

20. Boy General (1982–2019)

Animation, Action, Drama

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During the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo, a brave young soldier named Soe-Me goes to war against the evil Japanese and Chinese invaders.

Star: Won Jeong Suk

21. Star of Korea (1985)

Biography, History

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Directors: Ii Jong-Sun, Kil-son Om, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Min Hwang, Ri Song Il, Young-Keun Kim, Lee Moon-ho

22. Marathon Runner (2002)

66 min | Sport

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DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) athlete Jong Song Ok's journey from a failed medal attempt at the Olympic games in Atlanta 1996 to her gold medal at the world championships marathon in Seville 1999.

Director: Li Chju Ho | Star: Jong Song-ok

23. Voice of North Korea

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Carla Ortiz

24. Prince Moon and Princess Sun (1990)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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Directors: Kim Kyong Ho, Kim Ryong Hyok, Kim In Son

25. The Destiny of Keum-hee and Eun-hee (1974)

101 min | Drama

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Directors: Kil-son Om, Hak Pak | Stars: Chun-ran Chung, Moon Jung-bu, Kim Kwang-Moon, Choi Myung-Huang

26. Simba Jr. And the Football World Cup (1995– )

Animation

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Votes: 34

27. Sogum (1985)

Drama

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Set in Gando in the 1930s, a family hides a wealthy Chinese-Korean merchant while the father is killed in a fight between the Japanese police and Chinese bandits. The wife believes the communists are the cause of her husband's death.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Star: Un Hui Choe

Votes: 12

28. Urban Girl Comes to Get Married (1993)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A romantic comedy that tells the story of a fashion designer from Pyongyang who comes to a small village to show her latest designs. Since the fashion designer is young and attractive, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yun Jong | Stars: Yong-sin Han, Jun-nam Kim, Kun-ho Ri, Kyong-hui Ri

Votes: 16

29. A Hedgehog Defeats the Tiger (1984)

90 min | Animation

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A tiger is angry and want to challenge the Hedgehog who once insulted him by spared his life.

Director: Sang-ok Shin

30. Dojeog-eul chyeobusin sonyeon (2005 TV Movie)

39 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Director: Sung Kwang Kim

31. Love the Future (1959)

Biography

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Directors: Sang-in Cheon, Choi Nam-son | Stars: Gye-Ryong Cha, Lm Hyang-ja, Se-Yong Kim, Seung-min Nam

32. The Blood Stained Route Map (2004)

140 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Phyo Kwang | Stars: Chang-su Choe, Ryon Hwa Kim, Ryeong-hun Ri, Yong Ho Ri

Votes: 9

33. Sarang sarang nae sarang (1985)

133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Director: Sang-ok Shin | Star: Eun-hie Choi

Votes: 8

34. Centre Forward (1978)

77 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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In Son is trying to become a successful football player. As his team is faced with poor results, their coach is taking a different approach to their training methods.

Directors: Kil-in Kim, Chong-Song Pak | Stars: In Son Cha, Sung-Shin Cho, Chang-su Choi, Yong-hui Chong

Votes: 37

35. Legend of Chunhyang (1959)

103 min | Drama

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Based on an old Korean legend about the tender and beautiful love of the poor girl Chun Hyang and the son of the formidable and cruel ruler Mong Nyoung.

Director: Yong-Gyu Yoon | Stars: In-hee Woo, Chang-gyu Shin, Sun-Young Kim, Ok-suk Ten

36. Gojumong (2016– )

40 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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37. Time Bomb (1967)

13 min | Animation, Short, Action

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An anti-US propaganda cartoon in which a North Korean boy must help his sick sister, while the evil US army invade their country.

38. Flower in Snow (2011)

87 min | Drama

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Director: Hyon-Chol Kim | Stars: Song-Chol Kim, Yong Suk Kim, Chol Ryo, Yong-ni Sin

39. Two Skippers (1980)

63 min | Drama

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A drama about two ship captains who innovate fishing industry in North Korea.

Director: Chang-bom Rim | Stars: Sun-bu Choe, Yong Chol Choe, Tu-Yong Chon, Pak Ki Ju

40. The Fourteenth Winter (1980)

Drama

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Director: Yong-ho Kim | Stars: Chang-su Choe, Seo Gyeong-Seob, Yong Hui Hong, Yu Kyung-ae

41. Sagwa ttal ttae (1971)

102 min | Drama

4.1
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Director: Yong-ho Kim | Stars: Yong-hui Chong, Min Hwang, Se-Yong Kim, Byung-ok Son

Votes: 8

42. Jomigwangyeui sae lyeogsaleul gaecheoghan segijeogmannam gyeong-aehaneun choegolyeongdoja Gimjeong-eun dongjikkeseo mihabjung-gug daetonglyeong-gwa lyeogsasang cheos jomisunoesangbong-gwa hoedam jinhaeng - Juche107, 2018. 6. 10-13 (2019 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

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A century-long encounter that pioneered a new history of US-Korean relations: A meeting between Kim Jong-un and President Trump in Singapore.

Stars: Jong-Un Kim, Lee Hsien Loong, Donald Trump

43. A Winged Horse (1983)

60 min | Animation

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44. Flutter (III) (2016)

10 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Norika Sefa

45. Lighthouse (1983)

79 min | Drama

5.5
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The protagonist of this movie was a lighthouse keeper before the liberation of Korea. He leads a better life after liberation, and despite his advancing age, he manages lighthouse in full working order, admirably, depending on his homeland

Director: Chun-sik Kim

Votes: 7

46. Nation and Destiny 11-13: Hong Yong Ja (1997)

207 min | Drama, History

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A film about a South Korean actress who has been involved in many political activities under President Park Chung-hee's rule. Ch'a Hong-gi persuades Kim Hyong-uk, the former KCIA director ... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Chong-hwa, Ri Sol Hee, Lee Ik-Seung, Kim Il-Hyun

47. My Look in the Distant Future (1997)

107 min

4.6
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Director: In Hak Jang | Stars: Hye Gyong Kim, Myong Mun Kim

Votes: 18

48. Wolmi Island (1982)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

5.5
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Director: Gyong-sun Cho | Stars: Hyun Chang-Gyeol, Gyong-sun Cho, Chang-su Choe, Jung Eui-Gyeom

Votes: 34

49. The Miss of Guerrillas (1954)

110 min | Drama, War

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Against the backdrop of the time when North Korea was fighting the war for the liberation of the Korean peninsula (1950-1953), the main character, Ok-khi Cho, participates in a guerrilla war in a village occupied by the American military.

Director: Yong-Gyu Yoon | Stars: Ye-bong Mun, Woon-bong Choi, Dong-gyu Kim, Moon Jung-bu

50. The Kites Flying in the Sky (2008)

98 min | Drama

5.8
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Directors: Hyon-Chol Kim, Phyo Kwang | Stars: Chang-sun An, Seo Hsin-Sook, Choi Hui-Yeong, Kim Il-Hyun

Votes: 14


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