South Korea has been the undisputed champion in the genre of action movies, with its twist-filled screenplays, stunning production, powerful performances and storylines that keep you on the edge-of-your-seat.
All the movies listed below are fine examples of that statement. Enjoy movie time filled with suspense and amazing action.
The Berlin File (2013)
Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean “ghost” agent finds himself in the crossfire of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Cast: Ha Jung Woo, Han Suk Kyu, Ryoo Seung Bum, Jun Ji Hyun
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Cha Tae-Sik (Won Bin) used to be a Special Forces agent but now he lives a solitary life. A young 7 years old neighbour girl is his only friend. When she is kidnapped by gangsters it’s up to Cha Tae-Sik to set things straight. Cha Tae-Sik soon finds himself surrounded from all sides as both the police and various underworld figures are on his trail.
Cast: Won Bin, Kim Sae Ron, Kim Sung Oh, Kim Tae Hoon
The Suspect (2013)
Dong-chul is the best field agent in North Korea until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. He becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, his attempts to uncover the truth.
Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Hee Soon, You Da In
The Target (2014)
An ex-soldier for hire is framed for the murder of a renowned corporate leader. He is accompanied by an ordinary doctor, desperate to save his abducted pregnant wife. Together they embark on a dangerous 36-hour pursuit.
Cast: Ryoo Seung Ryong, Lee Jin Wook, Yu Jun Sang, Jin Goo
A Company Man (2012)
Hyeong Do (So Ji-Sub) is an assassin for a Company. After one job he is supposed to kill his partner Hyun Yi. When he visits Hyun Yi’s family he starts to feel guilt, an unknown emotion for him before. The moment he decides to quit The Company, he becomes their next target.
Cast: So Ji Sub, Lee Mi Yeon, Kwak Do Won, Kim Dong Joon
This is Part 1 Top 5 Korean action movies, stay tuned for Part 2.