Article: Top 10 Patriotic Korean Movies

If you enjoy K-dramas and action movies, we have the perfect selection! Similar to Western films, South Korea has a fair number of war movies that will give us a better understanding of its lengthy and rich history. These movies range from gripping fictional tales to true-to-life incidents. The struggle of the Joseon Dynasty, a dynasty that is well-known in South Korea, is also depicted in war-themed Korean films, along with the battle when Korea at the time withstood Chinese incursions.

10. My Way

A World War II battle between the Soviet Union and two rival marathon runners from Korea and Japan is the subject of the war movie My Way. In the marathon of 1939, Kim Jun-Shik (Jang Dong-gun), a Korean, prevailed against Tatsuo Hasegawa (Joe Odagiri), a Japanese. Tatsuo's defeat, however, embarrassed Japan and pushed Jun-Shik to enter the match. Despite leading a hectic life as a rickshaw puller, Jun-shik decides to participate in the tournament. The contest was dishonest, though, and the fans lost their minds. After that, Jun-Shik joined others who had gone insane in fighting Japan against the Soviet Union during the war.

9. The Front Line

To establish a new border crossing between the two nations, a South Korean battalion engaged North Korea in a brutal battle on the border hills during the closing stages of the Korean War, as shown in the film The Front Line. This movie tells the ferocious tale of two nations' armies who both grasp boundary conflicts. This movie shows how the two associated groups are interested in the area they claim as their own. As a result, in the middle of stalled diplomacy, each country's army took as much land as was there.

8. The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The title Battle of Myeongnyang, which is one of Admiral Joseon Yi Sun-most sin's illustrious naval triumphs, took place in or around 1597 and is the focus of the movie The Admiral: Roaring Currents. Against a fleet of 333 Japanese ships assaulting the Joseon Dynasty, he led the 12 ships under his command to a heroic victory. The film finished with Joseon Admiral Yi Sun-victory sin's and managed to reach a big audience in a short period at its release.

7. 71: Into The Fire

The Korean War in front of the Pohang Girls' High School between 71 South Korean students and hundreds of North Korean soldiers is the basis for the movie 71: Into the Fire. The location is essential for protecting the Nakdong River boundary. Up to 71 kids were courageous soldiers who were not proficient with firearms. Consequently, this movie represents one of the instances of South Korean resistance during the 1950 civil war. The students who fought in the battle perished because they had to combat North Korea's Unit 766, armed with modern weaponry.

6. Northern Limit Line

North Korea uses this occasion to further its objectives as South Korea is preoccupied with hosting the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The North Korean Navy unexpectedly assaulted the South Korean Battleship Chamsuri 357 when they were off guard, beginning a bloody conflict between the two armies. The Second Battle of Yeonpyeong, a well-known historical event, is the basis for the movie. At that location, the battle ended with six people dead and 19 others hurt.

5. Operation Chromite

Operation Chromite is a film that portrays the tale of the conditions after North Korean soldiers captured South Korea in 1950. In the context of Operation "X-ray," American General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) despatched eight men from the Korea Liaison Headquarters, commanded by a South Korean Navy Lieutenant (Lee Jung-Jae), on a mission. For MacArthur to begin Operation Incheon Landing, the mission had to be successful. The historical CIA/military intelligence operation "Trudy Jackson" was a component of Operation Chromite.

4. The Great Battle

The Great War depicts the 88-day battle for the Ansi Fortress between Goguryeo armies headed by Yang Manchun and the Chinese Tang dynasty led by Emperor Li Shimin. The latter wins the fight, but Korean society mourns an avoidable loss if Manchun had obeyed orders. While Sa-mool, a Goguryeo warrior, is assigned to murder the seemingly inept general, they soon uncover the underlying motive behind Manchun's acts.

3. The Battle: Roar To Victory

In the military movie The Battle: Roar to Victory, the Korean freedom militia and Japanese imperialist troops fought a bloody four-day battle in Manchuria, China. The movie is among the top five highest-grossing films of 2019. It depicts the war Korea faced in 1920 against Japanese domination. This movie includes sword arts performances from the two countries in addition to being colored in the typical war movie locations.

2. The Battleship Island

Based on events from World War II, the Japanese took 400 Korean laborers captive and imprisoned them on an island near Nagasaki. They seek to flee the strongly guarded area after being forced into hard work and coal mining on Hashima Island. This 1945 historical fiction play dives into their lives as they risk all to return home.

1. The Battle Of Jangsari

The Battle of Jangsari is the Jangsari landing operation, which included 772 student troops with an average age of 17 years who had just had two weeks of training at the training camp. The forces under Lee Myeong-jun (Kim Myung-min) were ready to strike the North Korean-occupied Jangsari beach. In addition to Kim Myung-min, this movie on military loyalty also stars Lee Jae-Wook, Choi Min-ho(SHINee), and other Korean and American performers, including Megan Fox and George Eads.