The 10 best Korean action movies listed below will have your heart beating and your head spinning. From warriors of the past to modern gangsters, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Treat yourself to some of the world’s best action films

  1. “Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard.” In this blast from the past, Jeon Woochi from the Joseon era finds himself in modern-day Korea. Chaos ensues in this movie packed with action, adventure, and comedy.

  2. “Tidal Wave.” This is the product of South Korea’s first disaster film. See what happens when a tsunami threatens to destroy the region of Haeundae.

  3. “Typhoon.” When a present day pirate seeks to take revenge and strategizes an attack on North and South Korea, the result is this action-packed drama and thriller. You’ll see what happens with his master plan to create a nuclear typhoon.

  4. “A Better Tomorrow.” A larger scale remake of the 1986 film of the same name, this action movie brings together producers from South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan. In it, an ex-gangster finds it difficult to completely remove himself from his past gang.

  5. “Friend.” The director, Kwak Kyung-taek, poured his heart and soul into this movie, which is based on his friends and his hometown in South Korea. Through the course of the movie, the friends become enemies amidst a mob war.

  6. “Gangster High.” Two opposing gangs in this action movie find themselves entangled in a series of intensifying violent scenarios. You’ll want to catch the fight scenes in this youth violence flick.

  7. “The Warrior.” As one of the most significant action movies in Korean film history, this big-budget wonder won’t cease to amaze to you. Set in the fourteenth century, a group of Korean warriors try to get back to their homeland passing through hostile Chinese lands.

  8. “Silmido.” There’s something about true stories that make the action seem all the more intense. In this true story, death row inmates train to assassinate the North Korean president.

  9. “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War.” This gut-wrenching action movie set during the Korean War, follows two brothers who are forced to fight. It gained international success and won various awards for its dramatic tale.

  10. “The Good, the Bad, the Weird.” In South Korea’s take on a cowboy flick, three rebels see buried treasure. The movie is filled with action, especially when the Japanese and Chinese are on their tails seeking the same riches.