Top 25 Korean War Movies

2000s

1 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Chris

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War is probably the best modern movie depicting the Korean War, that I've found to date.  I'm putting it right up there with, if not a little higher than the ... Read More


1950s

2 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Published on August 15th, 2008 | by Chris

Yet another addition to the "all time best classic war movies" list, 1954's The Bridges at Toko-Ri stands as a shining example of quite possibly *the* perfect war movie. Well, maybe that's stretching it, but man, ... Read More


2010s

4 The Front Line (2011)

The Front Line (2011)

Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Chris

As the Korean War (well the shooting anyway) drew to a close in 1953, the Aerok Hills are still being fought over in a desperate series of battles.  The area changes hands frequently in bloody conflicts, ... Read More


1970s

5 M*A*S*H (1970)

M*A*S*H (1970)

Published on March 9th, 2007 | by Chris

So is M*A*S*H a "war movie" or an "anti-war movie?"  It's been called both, and I think they're right on both counts.  Robert Altman's 1970 masterpiece which spawned the spinoff TV series comes at you from ... Read More


2010s

6 71fire

71: Into the Fire (2010)

Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Chris

Wow, just wow.  I'd read a lot about this movie out of Korea, about a band of college students thrust onto the front lines during the start of the Korean War, but I had no idea ... Read More


1950s

7 Sabre Jet (1953)

Sabre Jet (1953)

Published on March 28th, 2011 | by Chris

I really, really wish I could find more information on this little-known movie, because as cliched and strange as it is, I found it highly interesting.  Not so much for the plot, but for some of ... Read More


1950s

8 Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Chris

Iconic director Samuel Fuller brings us Fixed Bayonets!, a film about a platoon in Korea with a dangerous mission... to cover the rest of the battalion's retreat and make the enemy think that they are facing ... Read More


1950s

9 The-Steel-Helmet-1951

The Steel Helmet (1951)

Published on May 27th, 2008 | by Chris

Before the epic The Big Red One, director Samuel Fuller created another war picture, The Steel Helmet. "Helmet" was a film about the Korean War, made right smack in the middle of the war, and in ... Read More


1950s

10 Submarine Command (1951)

Submarine Command (1951)

Published on January 21st, 2013 | by Chris

I found Submarine Command to be an interesting little movie.  Partly because of the angle they approach from, and partly because of the subtle propagandism going on within.  Not a particularly great movie, but interesting nonetheless... Read More


1960s

11 Marines, Let’s Go! (1961)

Marines, Let’s Go! (1961)

Published on September 28th, 2007 | by Chris

OK, so lets put on our imagination caps for a moment.  Imagine that Porky's or Stripes or Animal House had been made in '61, and for some reason it'd been set in Tokyo during the Korean ... Read More


1950s

12 Tank Battalion (1958)

Tank Battalion (1958)

Published on February 15th, 2011 | by Chris

Wow.  Just wow.  What a totally dreadful movie. OK, it starts out well enough, with a group of guys in a tank under fire in combat during the Korean war.  Mission accomplished, they head back to ... Read More


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