A Comprehensive List of K-Movies to Watch on Netflix

You probably thought maybe it’s a good time to catch up on your to-watch list on Netflix.

If you’re struggling to find the movie to watch, we got you. We compiled all Korean movies available on the streaming site.


26 Years

Starring: Jin Goo, Han Hye Jin, Im Seul Ong

This film stars Jin Goo from Descendants of the Sun and 2AM’s Seulong. Based on a popular manhwa series, 26 Years tells the story of five people from different backgrounds who team up to kill the man responsible for the massacre of innocent civilians in Gwangju on May 1980. If you’re into political and social commentary, this film is for you.

Along with The Gods

Starring: Cha Tae Hyun, Ha Jung Woo, Ju Ji Hoon, Kim Hyang Gi, Do Kyung Soo

What happens to a soul once a person dies? This film—based on a popular webtoon—explores the answer. And with rich cinematography, action-packed scenes, existential questions, and a star-studded cast, this movie is definitely a must-watch. Its sequel, Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days, is also available on Netflix.

The Bros

Starring: Lee Dong Hwi, Ma Dong Seok, Lee Ha Nee

Train to Busan’s Ma Dong Seok team up with Reply 1988’s Lee Dong Hwi for a comedy-slash-family reunion film about two brothers who learn the secrets of their family through a strange lady.

The Drug King

Starring: Kang Song Ho, Jo Jung Seok, Bae Doona

If you’ve watched Narcos, this might be your cup of tea. Parasite’s Kang Song Ho stars in this true-life crime film as an infamous drug lord in South Korea in the 1970s.

Extreme Job

Starring: Ryu Seung Ryong, Lee Ha Nee, Jin Seon Kyu

This police comedy stars Miracle in Cell No. 7’s Ryu Seung Ryong, who plays the head of a bumbling group of detectives who aim to redeem themselves by busting the country’s top drug lord. The plan? Disguise themselves as owners of a chicken restaurant.

Read our review of Extreme Job here.


Starring: Kang Ha Neul, Kim Mu Yeol

This mystery thriller film tells the story of a young man named Ji Seok (Kang Ha Neul) investigates the circumstances that led to the disappearance of his brother (Kim Mu Yeol), Yoo Seok. Yoo Seok came back but with no memory of what happened, and not everything is what it seems.

High Society

Starring: Park Hae Il, Soo Ae, Yoon Je Moon

The husband is a professor at Seoul National University who is running for the National Assembly. The wife is the deputy curator of a chaebol-funded art gallery. Together, they’ll do anything to join the echelons of the elite.

The Host

Starring: Song Kang Ho, Park Hae Il, Byun Hee Bong

If you can’t move on from Parasite, then watch this classic Bong Joon Ho film. Song Kang Ho (who also starred in Parasite) plays a father who attempts to save his daughter who was kidnapped by a mutant creature.

Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage

Starring: Lee Sun Kyun, Jeon So Nee, Park Hae Joon

The film follows Jo Pil Ho, a corrupt homicide detective who is a suspect in a police warehouse explosion. He seeks the help of a teenage girl to uncover the conspiracy.

Lucid Dream

Starring: Go Soo, Sol Kyung Gu, Park Yoo Chun

Dae Ho (Go Soo) has been searching for his abducted son for three years and turns to lucid dreams to track down his missing child.


Starring: Kim Nam Gil, Kim Young Ae, Jung Jin Young

Kang Jae Hyeok (Kim Nam Gil) works at a local nuclear power plant in a small village. When an earthquake strikes the town and causes explosions in the plant, it’s up to him and his coworkers to prevent panic from spreading throughout the nation.

The President’s Barber

Starring: Song Kang Ho, Moon So Ri, Lee Jae Eung

The film follows the personal barber (Song Kang Ho) to President Park Chung Hee who gets tangled in the political chaos that gripped South Korea in the late 1900s.


Starring: Ryu Seung Ryong, Shim Eun Kyung, Park Jung Min

Directed by Yeon Sang Ho (Train to Busan), the film stars Ryu Seung Ryong as a bank security guard who gains telekinetic superpowers. He decides to use them to help his estranged daughter and her neighborhood from an evil construction company.

Seoul Searching

Starring: Cha In Pyo, Justin Chon, Jessika Van

In 1986, a group of teenagers of Korean descent but born and raised in other countries learn more about their cultural heritage by attending a summer camp in South Korea.

Steel Rain

Starring: Jung Woo Sung, Kwak Do Won

A former North Korean special forces agent (Jung Woo Sung) escapes to the south with the nation’s leader (Kwak Do Won) in an attempt to keep the latter alive and prevent a war between the two Koreas.

Tune in For Love

Starring: Kim Go Eun, Jung Hae In

For the hopeless romantics and 90s kids, this movie is for you. This film tells the story of two people who become friends and fall in love, but the timing prevents them from getting together.

Bea Mandachttp://youonlylutzonce.wordpress.com/
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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