Action Korean Movies to Watch: The Korean entertainment industry is in the spotlight because they made good quality movies. Korean action films are one of them. This genre is also no less interesting than the romance drama genre that is the mainstay of this Ginseng Country. Korean action films worthy of being juxtaposed with Hollywood action films. Here are recommendations for Action Korean Movies to Watch to entertain and add to your excitement in your spare time.

10 Action Korean Movies to Watch

1. Extreme Job (2019)

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime. 

Date of release: January 23, 2019

Cast: Ryu Seung-Yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Seon-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi, Gong Myung

Action Korean Movies to Watch: This film tells the story of 5 detectives working on many drug trafficking cases. On a mission, they set up a Korean restaurant for disguise and carry out a secret investigation. However, some unexpected things happen. Instead of carrying out a mission to catch drug kingpins, they are kept busy by the restaurant, which starts to get crowded.

2. Midnight Runners (2017)

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime. 

Date of release: August 9, 2017

Cast: Park Seo-joon, Kang Ha-neul, Park Ha-sun, Sung Dong-il, Go Jun. 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: It tells the story of 2 men who have just finished police school, Park Ki Joon and Kang Hee Yeol, who always act funny during their studies. But after graduating, they were faced with the kidnapping of a young woman. Finally, they both carry out the mission under the techniques and knowledge they get at school.

3. The Age of Shadows (2016)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama. 

Date of release: September 7, 2016

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min, Uhm Tae-goo, Shin Sung-rok

The Age of Shadows tells of Korean life in the 1920s, which was still under Japanese occupation. Many Koreans participated in the independence movement. However, Lee Jung Chool, who was once a member of the movement, is now a police officer for Japan.

4. The Villainess (2017)

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime. 

Date of release: June 8, 2017

Cast: Kim Ok-vin, Min Ye-ji, Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon, Kim Seo-hyung. 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: Sook-Hee was trained to become a murderer since she was a kid in Yanbian, China. After the death of her teacher, she saw an opportunity to start a new life. Then she went to South Korea and became a government agent with ten years of service. However, before long, two men named Joong Sang and Hyun Soo appeared in his new life. Slowly Sook-Hee begins to discover a deep dark secret about her past, making her take matters into her own hands.

5. Train to Busan (2016)

Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller.

Date of release: July 20, 2016.

Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee. 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: It tells the story of a struggling father named Seok Woo and his son Soo An against a zombie attack. The day before the birthday, Soo An asked to see her mother. Finally, Seok Woo has to take Soo An to Busan by train. However, on the way, a dangerous zombie virus spreads on the train and threatens Seok Woo and his son’s lives.

6. Cold Eyes (2013)

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Crime. 

Date of release: July 3, 2013

Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, Jin Kyung, Lee Junho

Action Korean Movies to Watch: Police detectives and their members are tasked with catching a group of bank robbers. They find it difficult to identify the perpetrators because the gang always uses masks in every action. Police action always acts with epic martial arts actions and surprising storylines.

7. New World (2013)

Genre: Action, Drama, Noir, Thriller.

Date of release: February 21, 2013

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min, Park Sung-woong, Song Ji-hyo

Action Korean Movies to Watch: Police officer Ja-Sung is selected to go undercover with the criminal organization called “Goldmoon”. Unfortunately, the leader of the criminal group “Goldmoon” suddenly died. Impossible if a large organization did nothing. Was Ja Sung chosen to be the next leader? So, what about the task of eradicating crime in Korea?

8. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)

Genre: Crime, Action. 

Date of release: February 2, 2012

Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kwak Do-won, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sung-kyun. 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: It tells the Korean mafia’s life from the 1980s to 1990. At that time, corruption and crime were rampant in Korea. Former customs officer Choi Ik-Hyun has to move and is fired for taking bribes. As time goes by, Ik-Hyun meets the leader of a famous criminal gang in Busan. The journey as a mafia begins.

9. Confession of Murder (2012)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Crime. 

Date of release: November 8, 2012

Cast: Jung Jae-young, Park Si-hoo, Jeong Hae-gyoon, Kim Young-ae, Choi Won-young. 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: Starting from a serial killer named Lee Doo Suk, who has ended his tenure, he launched a book that writes detailed crimes in the past. Detective Choi Hyung Goo carries out an investigation mission into the murder committed by Lee Doo Suk 15 years ago. Besides, Han Ji Soo wanted to take revenge on Lee Doo Suk, suspected of having killed his daughter.

10. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime. 

Date of release: August 5, 2010

Cast: Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Hee-won, Kim Sung-oh, Kim Tae-hoon, Thanayong Wongtrakul 

Action Korean Movies to Watch: Mother Hyo Jeong pawned the bag to So Mi, stolen from a nightclub. However, Hyo Jeong did not know that the bag contained heroin. Unfortunately, the mafia broke into So Mi’s house and was taken away by the mafia. The Man from Nowhere is a crime action film directed by Jeong-beom Lee, the author of the film.

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