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Genres Drama, Romance, History, Action, Historical, Melodrama
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
The Huntresses (2014)
Alternative Titles : The Huntresses, 조선미녀 삼총사, The Joseon Beautiful Three Musketeers, Joseonminyeo Samchongsa, Three Joseon Angels Cast : Ha Ji Won, Son Ga In, Kang Ye Won, Joo Sang Wook, Choi Sung Min, Ko Chang Seok
Description : As a child, Jin-ok witnessed the murder of her father and narrowly escaped death. She is taken under the wings of Mu-myeong, the man who saved her life, and trains in martial arts alongside two other girls. 10 years have passed and the girls are now Joseon's best bounty hunters. One day, Jin-ok is asked to take on a case for a handsome reward. Against their master's wishes, the trio takes on the job, not knowing it would eventually lead them to the man responsible for the death of Jin-ok's father 10 years ago.
Genres Romance, Historical
Alternative Titles :Shin-eui, The Great Doctor, 神醫, 신의 Cast : Lee Philip, Lee Min Ho, Ryu Duk Hwan, Kim Hee Sun
Description : This drama shows the romance between a warrior from the ancient times and a female doctor from the modern times, their love transcending time and space. It will also tell the story about the process of making a true king.--HanCinema Yoo Eun Soo (Kim Hee Sun) is a 33-year old plastic surgeon in the year 2012. She was originally a general surgeon, but quickly found that it was an overworked, under-paid profession and jumped ship to plastic surgery. Her dream is to someday open her own practice. But one day, Choi Young (Lee Min Ho) kidnaps her and takes her back to the Goryeo era because needing her medical skills. Their love story spans centuries but also warring beliefs. He gave up on love to be an unflinching warrior.
Genres Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Melodrama
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Alternative Titles :Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, Moon Lovers; Time Slip Cast : Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Liu Zi
Description : The story set up in the early of Goryeo regime. Hae Soo, a 25-year-old girl from modern era got transported back to Goryeo dynasty and got trapped in the conflicts and struggles between princes of Wang’s House. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. ~~ Based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Hua.
Genres Romance, Historical, Melodrama
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Alternative Titles :Love in the Moonlight Cast : Jung Jin Young, Kim Yoo Jung, Park Bo Gum, Chae Soo Bin
Description : Hong Ra On disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyo Myeong. Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Hyo Myeong is unaware that Ra On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Ra On. His eunuchs become aware of this and attempt to get Ra On to become one of them.
Genres Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Melodrama
Gu Family Book
Alternative Titles : Book of the House of Gu, Gugauiseo, Kang Chi the Beginning, The Writings of Nine Houses, 구가의서 (九家의 書), Ancient Medical Book Cast : Lee Sung Jae, Suzy, Lee Seung Ki, Yoo Yun Suk, Jo Sung-Ha
Description : A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Choi Kang Chi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature, who goes through in order to become human and a story of Choi Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. Yoon Seo Hwa (Lee Yeon Hee) and the guardian god of Jiri mountains, Gu Wol Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk) fell in love but due to the trap of their enemies, the Yoon family status fell into ruins. While Seo Hwa was on the run with her maid (Kim Bo Mi), she received news that Wol Ryung had disappeared after a mishap. Feeling unable to raise her son while escaping, she sent him down the river in a basket hoping that someone could take him in. Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Ki) was raised by the Choi family after having been picked up from the river. Choi Kang Chi is the son of Gu Wol Ryung, the guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, and Seo Hwa, his human mother. Kang Chi is an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity. He realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. Dam Yeo Wool (Suzy) is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age.
Genres Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Historical
The Magician (2015)
Alternative Titles :조선마술사, Joseonmasoolsa, Joseon Magician Cast : Yoo Seung Ho, Go Ah Ra, Kwak Do Won, Jo Yoon Hee, Jo Dal Hwan, Son Byung Ho
Description : A Princess in the Joseon Dynasty travels to the Qing Dynasty to marry. On the way to there, she meets a young magician and falls in love with him.
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Arang The Magistrate
Alternative Titles :Arang and Magistrate, Arang and the Magistrate, 아랑 사또전 Cast : Shin Min Ah, Lee Jun Ki, Hwang Bo Ra, Yeon Woo-jin
Description : The beautiful Arang, the daughter of a magistrate during the Chosun Dynasty, is brutally murdered. The woman returns from the dead as a ghost, still full of light-hearted mischief and spirited fun. When she meets a young magistrate, Eun Oh, she discovers that he has the unique ability to communicate with the dead. She convinces him to help her uncover her killer and bring the person to justice. Can a ghost and a magistrate team up to solve a murder mystery and punish the wrongdoer?
Genres Romance, Fantasy, Historical
Night Watchman's Journal
Alternative Titles :Annals of the Night Watchman, Chronicle of the Night Watchman, Journal of the Night Watchman, Records of the Night Watchman, The Night Watchman, 야경꾼일지 Cast : Jung Il Woo, Kim Heung Soo, Yoon Tae Young, Ko Sung Hee, Jung Yun Ho, Seo Ye Ji
Description : This drama is set in Joseon dynasty about four King’s bodyguards who’re capturing ghosts during their routine night patrols.
Genres Romance, Historical, Melodrama
Scholar Who Walks the Night
Alternative Titles :Bameul Geotneun Sunbi, The Scholar Walking at Night, 밤을 걷는 선비 Cast : Kim So Eun, Jang Hee Jin, Lee Soo Hyuk, Shim Chang Min, Lee Joon Gi, Lee Yu Bi
Description : Jo Yang Sun is the daughter of a nobleman whose family loses everything when her father is framed for treason. To make ends meet, Yang Sun begins cross-dressing as a male bookseller, and meets the handsome and mysterious scholar Kim Sung Yeol, who works at the Hongmungwan. Sung Yeol is a vampire, and he continues to be haunted by the long-ago death of his first love Lee Myung Hee, especially when he meets Myung Hee's present-day look-alike Choi Hye Ryung, an aloof nobleman's daughter. Meanwhile, the evil vampire Gwi resides in the royal palace and uses his powers and political machinations to prevent the Crown Prince from ascending the throne.
Genres Drama, Martial Arts, Historical
Miyamoto Musashi SP (2014)
Alternative Titles :Miyamoto Musashi SP, Miyamoto Musashi , 宮本武蔵 Cast : Takuya Kimura, Ikki Sawamura, Yoko Maki, Yusuke Santamaria
Description : Musashi Miyamoto (Takuya Kimura) left his village and ended up fighting in the battle of Sekigahara with his friend Matahachi, but Musashi Miyamoto lost Matahachi. He goes back to the village to inform Matahachi's family about what happened. At the village, he is persecuted by people there. Musashi Miyamoto becomes worn down physically and mentally. At this time, Soho Takuan appears in front of Musashi Miyamoto. He then rebuilds his life with his sword. Musashi begins to travel for warrior training. He meets many masters of the sword and grows as a person.
Genres Romance, Comedy, Historical
Description : History is often made on the backs of truly passionate, talented young people. During the Kingdom of Silla, a group of elite youth known as Hwarang (literally "Flowering Knights") would wield great influence. These dashing, talented knights – Moo Myung, Sam Maek Jong, Soo Ho, Ban Ryu, Yeo Wool, Han Sung, and maiden Ah Ro – could outsmart and outfight anyone as they pushed for justice in Seorabeol, the capital city. One of them would become King Jin Heung of Silla and change the course of history.
Genres Romance, Suspense, Historical, Melodrama
Alternative Titles :조선 총잡이, Joseon Chongjabi; Chosun Gunman, The Joseon Shooter Cast : Lee Joon Gi, Nam Sang Mi, Han Joo Wan, Choi Jae Sung, Lee Min Woo
Description : In the time of enlightenment of 19th-century Joseon. It stars a hero who is the son of Joseon’s greatest swordsman. He loses his father and younger sister, after which he trades sword for gun as he embarks on his revenge mission, and in so doing the drama will “depict the pain and courage of the young people of the era
Genres War, Historical
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Alternative Titles :The Fatal Encounter, 역린, Yeokrin, King's Wrath Cast : Hyun Bin, Jo Jung Suk, Park Sung Woong, Jo Jae Hyeon, Han Ji Min, Jung Jae Young
Description : King Jeong Jo has been in power for only one year. He has already gone through several failed assassination attempts on his life and his hold on power is fragile at best. He trusts only his eunuch named Sang Chaek and the Commander of Geumwiyoung named Hong Kook Yeong. Meanwhile, Queen Jung Soon and the vassals from Noron plot to assassinate King Jeong Jo. Outside of the palace, Eul Soo was raised as an elite assassin by Gwang Bae. Gwang Bae then orders Eul Soo to kill King Jeong Jo otherwise his love Wol Hye will be killed.
Genres Romance, Fantasy, Medical, Historical
Mirror of the Witch
Alternative Titles :마녀보감, Manyeo Bogam, Witch Bogam, Witch Mirror, Witch Exemplar Cast : Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Sae Ron, Yum Jung Ah, Kwak Shi Yang
Description : This historical fantasy-romance drama is about an unfortunate princess Seo Ri who is abandoned as soon as she is born because she is born with a curse that turned her heart as cold as ice and becomes a witch until she meets the royal physician Heo Joon, who wrote the book Mirror of Eastern Medicine.
Genres Romance, Fantasy, Historical
Shine or Go Crazy
Alternative Titles :Bitnageona Michigeona, 빛나거나 미치거나 Cast : Lee Duk Hwa, Jang Hyuk, Ryu Seung Soo, Im Joo Hwan, Lee Ha Nui, Oh Yeon Seo
Description : The drama is about a fictional Goryeo-era prince who is first in succession for the throne. He belongs to a royal secret society, and is dogged his whole life by a prophecy that he will turn Goryeo into an ocean of blood someday. His character is meticulous and bold, and is especially good at making quick decisions on his feet. The heroine is the last princess from Balhae (there are only eight years of overlap in these two kingdoms), and is skilled in many areas, including astronomy, geography, and the art of war. She’s fated to bring light to the Goryeo prince, and she’s described as spunky and wise, and a believer in fated love. The drama will depict their palace romance, between a cursed prince and a princess of a lost nation.
Genres Fantasy, Action, Martial Arts, Science Fiction, Adventure, Historical
Alternative Titles :Iceman, Bing Fung Hup, The Iceman Cometh , The Frozen Hero, Bing Feng Xia, Gup Dung Kei Hhup, Ji Dong Qi Xia Cast : Yen Donnie, Huang Shengyi, Wang Bao Qiang, Yam Simon, Chan Benny
Description : An imperial guard from the Ming Dynasty, and his rival are both caught in an avalanche and buried for centuries until being discovered. While the bodies are shipped on the way to Hong Kong for further analysis, the two are accidentally defrosted and revived, and they continue their rivalry in the modern era.
Genres Historical, Thriller
The Handmaiden (2016)
Alternative Titles :아가씨, Agasshi; Lady, Fingersmith Cast : Ha Jeong Woo, Kim Min Hee, Kim Tae Ri, Jo Jin Woong
Description : Set in the 1930's in South Korea and Japan. Story revolves around 4 people: a noble lady who has inherited a fortune, a swindler count who is after her fortune, a young female pickpocket hired by the swindler count and the noble lady’s uncle, who is her guardian.
Genres Drama, Romance, War, Action, Historical
Musa The Warrior
Alternative Titles :Musa, Musa The Warrior (2001), 무사 Musa: The Warrior Cast : Joo Jin Mo, Ziyi Zhang
Description : In 1375, China was in a state of chaos because of fighting between the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. The korea dynasty, one of Korea's ancient kingdoms, sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave as envoys to make peace with the new Chinese government, Ming. However, this delegation was accused of spying and sent in exile to a remote desert. On the way, they were attacked by Yuan troops who killed all the Ming soldiers, leaving only korea warriors. The head envoy General CHOI Jung of the Royal Guard decides by himself that they must return to korea. Vice Envoy LEE Ji-hun dies from the strain of the march, and tension builds between LEE's bodyguard slave Yeosol and CHOI Jung. After overcoming countless obstacles, the korea warriors arrive at a peddler's inn in the middle of the desert and run into Yuan cavalry who have kidnapped Ming's princess Buyong. CHOI Jung falls in love with Buyong the moment he sees her. Meanwhile, Yeosol arrives later, dragging vice envoy LEE Ji-hun's body. He cuts off the head of a gypsy who spits on the dead body. Yuan general Rambulhwa sees Yeosol decapitate the gypsy with one strike. Princess Furong also looks on from her wagon. Yeosol is eventually taken captive by the Yuan cavalry. CHOI Jung picks up a note from Buyong written in her blood that says 'Help', and he decides to rescue her so that they can get a boat bound for korea. CHOI Jung's aide Ganam and a warrior from the Commoner's Army, Jinlip, oppose the idea, saying it would be futile. However, they end up proceeding with the rescue with Jinlip shooting the first arrow. Buyong is rescued, but only at the expense of many korea warriors' lives.
Genres Action, Historical
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Alternative Titles :The Admiral: Roaring Currents, 명량, 회오리 바다, Myeongryangm heuiori bada, Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea Cast : Choi Min Shik, Ryu Seung Ryong, Jo Jin Woong, Park Bo Gum, Ryohei Otani, Go Gyeong Pyo
Description : The story of Korean history’s most astonishing military victory by its greatly revered strategist, Admiral Yi Sunshin. The film focuses on the admiral's legendary victory in the Myeongnyang Strait (near Jindo Island) against the Japanese navy. It was a decisive maritime moment that had significant consequences for not only Korea, but also the whole region as one man, commanding just 13 Panokseons, comprehensively defeated Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 133 Japanese warships (with at least 200 ships supporting his fleet).
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