Korean Film Archive Channel – Title A to Z

The Korean Film Archive YouTube channel is one of the best – and totally free – resources online for anyone interested in the history of Korean Cinema with around 200 titles available with English subtitles.

There’s all sorts of great films to be found – from melodramas to horror films, comedies to political dramas – stretching from the 1930’s to the 1990’s.

Navigating the lists of films can be a little awkward and some of the titles of the films can be slightly different to how they may be known elsewhere – the titles on the channel are sometimes different to those listed on the Korean Movie Database – so below is a list of all of the titles currently available along with many of the alternative titles. New titles are added to the channel on occasion – and some removed – so this page will be updated to keep track of these where possible.

Below is an A-Z of titles – a list of these films organised by Decade of release can be found here.

A
The Ae-ma Woman (애마부인, Jeong In-yeob: 1982)
The Age of Success (성공시대, Jang Sun-woo: 1988)
Age of Success (1988) – aka The Age of Success (성공시대, Jang Sun-woo: 1988)
Aimless Bullet (오발탄, Yu Hyun-mok: 1961) [Read the EKC Review]
Aje Aje Bara Aje (1989) – aka Come Come Come Upward (아제아제바라아제, Im Kwon-taek: 1989)

B
The Ball Shot by a Midget (1981) – aka A Dwarf Launches A Little Ball (난장이가 쏘아올린 작은공, Lee Won-se: 1981)
The Bell Tower (종각, Yang Ju-nam: 1958)
The Bell Tower: Missing Another Dawn (1958) – aka The Bell Tower (종각, Yang Ju-nam: 1958)
Between the Knees (무릎과 무릎사이, Lee Jang-ho: 1984)
A Bloodthirsty Killer (살인마, Lee Yong-min:1965)
The Boarder (1966) – aka A Student Boarder (하숙생, Jeong Jin-woo: 1966)
The Body Confession (육체의 고백, Jo Keung-ha: 1964)
A Bonanza (노다지, Jeong Chang-hwa: 1961)
Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문, Shin Sang-ok: 1962)

C
A Case of a College Girl Lee Nan-Hee of Special Investigation Center (특별수사본부 여대생이난희사건, Sul Tai-ho: 1973)
A College Woman’s Confession (어느여대생의고백, Shin Sang-ok: 1958)
Come Come Come Upward (아제아제바라아제, Im Kwon-taek: 1989)
Coming Back (1967) – aka Homebound (귀로, Lee Man-hee: 1967)
Confession of an Actress (어느 여배우의 고백, Kim Soo-yong: 1967)
The Country Left Behind (1962) – aka Leaving the Fatherland (두고온 산하, Lee Kang-cheon: 1962)
A Court Lady (궁녀, Shin Sang-ok: 1972)
Crazy for You (진짜 진짜 좋아해, Mun Yeo-song: 1977)

D
The Daughters of Kim’s Pharmacy (김약국의 딸들, Yu Hyun-mok: 1963)
A Day Off (휴일, Lee Man-hee: 1968)
A Dwarf Launches A Little Ball (난장이가 쏘아올린 작은공, Lee Won-se: 1981)
Deaf Samryong (벙어리 삼룡, Shin Sang-ok: 1964)
Deaf Sam-yong (1964) – aka Deaf Samryong (벙어리 삼룡, Shin Sang-ok: 1964)
Declaration of Fools (1983) – aka Declaration of Idiot (바보 선언, Lee Jang-ho: 1983)
Declaration of Idiot (바보 선언, Lee Jang-ho: 1983)
Deep Blue Night (깊고 푸른 밤, Bae Chang-ho: 1985)
The Deep Blue Night (1985) – aka Deep Blue Night (깊고 푸른 밤, Bae Chang-ho: 1985)
A Devilish Homicide (1965) – aka A Bloodthirsty Killer (살인마, Lee Yong-min)
A Devilish Murder (1965) – aka A Bloodthirsty Killer (살인마, Lee Yong-min)
Does A Cuckoo Cry at Night (1980) – aka Shall Cuckoo Sing At Night (뻐꾸기도 밤에 우는가, Jeong Jin-woo: 1980)
Dongsimcho (동심초, Shin Sang-ok: 1959)
A Dream of Fortune (돼지꿈, Han Hyeong-mo: 1961)
Drifting Island (1960) – aka A Drifting Story (표류도, Gwon Yeong-sun: 1960)
Dreams (꿈, Shin Sang-ok: 1967)
A Drifting Story (표류도, Gwon Yeong-sun: 1960)
A Dry-Bones and a Fatty Go to the Nonsan Training Station (홀쭉이뚱뚱이 논산 훈련소에 가다, Kim Hwa-rang: 1959)

E
An Early Rain (1966) – aka Early Rain (초우, Jeong Jin-woo: 1966)
Early Rain (초우, Jeong Jin-woo: 1966)
The Eldest Son (1984) – aka The Oldest Son (장남, Lee Doo-yong: 1984)
The Empty Dream (춘몽, Yu Hyun-mok: 1965)
Eunuch (내시, Shin Sang-ok: 1968)
The Eunuch (1968) – aka Eunuch (내시, Shin Sang-ok: 1968)
Even the Clouds Are Drifting (구름은 흘러도, Yu Hyun-mok: 1959)
Evergreen Tree (상록수, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
The Evergreen Tree (1961) – aka Evergreen Tree (상록수, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)

F
Farewell Duman River (두만강아 잘있거라, Im Kwon-taek: 1962)
Farewell My Darling (학생부군신위, Park Chul-soo: 1996)
Farewell to the Duman River (1962) – aka Farewell Duman River (두만강아 잘있거라, Im Kwon-taek: 1962)
Father and Sons (오부자, Gwon Cheol-hwi: 1969)
A Female Boss (여사장, Han Hyeong-mo: 1959)
Five Marines (5인의 해병, Kim Ki-duk: 1961)
A Flower In Hell (1958) – aka The Flower in Hell (지옥화, Shin Sang-ok: 1958)
The Flower in Hell (지옥화, Shin Sang-ok: 1958)
Forever With You (그대와 영원히, Yu Hyun-mok: 1958)

G
Gagman (개그맨, Lee Myung-se: 1988)
The General’s Mustache (장군의 수염, Lee Seong-gu: 1968)
The General’s Son (장군의 아들, Im Kwon-taek: 1990)
Gilsotteum (길소뜸, Im Kwon-taek: 1985)
Gingko Bed (은행나무침대, Kang Je-kyu: 1996)
The Gingko Bed (1996) – aka Gingko Bed (은행나무침대, Kang Je-kyu: 1996)
Gunsmoke (초연, Jeong Jin-woo: 1966)

H
Hand of Destiny (1954) – aka The Hand of Destiny (운명의 손, Han Hyeong-mo: 1954)
The Hand of Destiny (운명의 손, Han Hyeong-mo: 1954)
The Hand of Fate (1954) – aka The Hand of Destiny (운명의 손, Han Hyeong-mo: 1954)
A Happy Businesswoman (또순이(부제:행복의 탄생), Park Sang-ho: 1963)
A Happy Day of Jinsa Maeng (맹진사댁 경사, Lee Yong-min: 1962)
Heavenly Homecoming To Stars (별들의고향, Lee Jang-ho: 1974)
Hello God (안녕하세요 하나님, Bae Chang-ho: 1987)
Holiday in Seoul (서울의 휴일, Lee Yong-min: 1956)
Homebound (귀로, Lee Man-hee: 1967)
A Hometown in Heart (마음의 고향, Yun Yong-gyu: 1949)
Horse-year Bride (말띠신부, Kim Ki-duk: 1966)
The Houseguest and My Mother (1961) – aka Mother and a Guest (사랑방 손님과 어머니, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
Hurrah! For Freedom (자유만세, Choi In-gyu: 1946)
Hwa-nyuh of ’82 (화녀 82, Kim Ki-young: 1982)
Hyperbolae of Youth (청춘쌍곡선, Han Hyeong-mo: 1956)
Hyperbola of Youth (1956) – aka Hyperbolae of Youth (청춘쌍곡선, Han Hyeong-mo: 1956)

I
I Am Really Sorry (진짜 진짜 미안해, Mun Yeo-song: 1976)
It’s Not Her Sin (그 여자의 죄가 아니다, Shin Sang-ok: 1959)

J
Jagko (짝코, Im Kwon-taek: 1980)

K
Kim’s Daughters (1963) – aka The Daughters of Kim’s Pharmacy (김약국의 딸들, Yu Hyun-mok: 1963)
King Gojong and Martyr An Jung-Geun (고종황제와 의사 안중근, Jeon Chang-keun: 1959)

L
Lady of the Court (1972) – aka A Court Lady (궁녀, Shin Sang-ok: 1972)
Late Autumn (만추, Kim Soo-yong: 1982)
Leaving the Fatherland (두고온 산하, Lee Kang-cheon: 1962)
Lee Chang-ho’s Baseball Team (이장호의 외인구단, Lee Jang-ho: 1986)
Let’s Meet at Walkerhill (워커힐에서 만납시다, Han Hyeong-mo: 1966)
Love Affair (로맨스그레이, Shin Sang-ok: 1963)
Love In The Rain (초연, Chung Jin-woo: 1975)
The Love Marriage (자유결혼, Lee Byung-il: 1958)
Love Marriage (1958) – aka The Love Marriage (자유결혼, Lee Byung-il: 1958)
Love Me Once Again (미워도 다시한번, Jung So-young: 1968)
The Lovers of Woomuk-Baemi (1990) – aka A Short Love Affair (우묵배미의 사랑, Jang Sun-woo: 1990)
The Love Story of Chun-hyang (춘향전, Hong Seong-ki: 1961)
Lullaby of Death (1936) – aka Sweet Dream (미몽 – 죽음의 자장가, Yang Ju-nam: 1936)

M
Madame Aema (1982) – aka The Ae-ma Woman (애마부인, Jeong In-yeob: 1982)
Madame Freedom (자유부인, Han Hyeong-mo: 1956)
Madam White Snake (백사부인, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
Maeng Jinsa’s Happy Day (1962) – aka A Happy Day of Jinsa Maeng (맹진사댁 경사, Lee Yong-min: 1962)
The Maiden Who Went to the City (도시로 간 처녀, Kim Soo-yong: 1981)
The March of Fools (바보들의 행진, Ha Gil-jong: 1975)
The Memorial Gate for Virtuous Women (1962) – aka Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문, Shin Sang-ok: 1962)
The Midnight Sun (0시, Lee Man-hee: 1971)
The Money (돈, Kim So-dong: 1958)
Mother and a Guest (사랑방 손님과 어머니, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
The Mountains and Rivers Left Behind (1962) – aka Leaving the Fatherland (두고온 산하, Lee Kang-cheon: 1962)
Mrs Emma (1982) – aka The Ae-ma Woman (애마부인, Jeong In-yeob: 1982)
Mulberry (뽕, Lee Doo-yong: 1986)
Mulleya Mulleya (1983) – aka Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (여인잔혹사 물레야 물레야, Lee Doo-yong: 1983)
My Dear Keum Hong (금홍아 금홍아, Kim Yu-jin: 1995)
My Sister Is a Hussy (언니는 말괄량이, Han Hyeong-mo: 1961)
My Sister Is a Tomboy (1961) – aka My Sister Is a Hussy (언니는 말괄량이, Han Hyeong-mo: 1961)

N
Nambugun (1990) – aka North Korean Partisan in South Korea (남부군, Chung Ji-young: 1990)
Nameless Stars (이름없는 별들, Kim Gang-yun: 1959)
Never Never Forget Me (진짜 진짜 잊지마, Mun Yeo-song: 1976)
The Night Before Independence Day (독립전야, Choi In-gyu: 1948)
Night Journey (야행, Kim Soo-yong: 1977)
North Korean Partisan in South Korea (남부군, Chung Ji-young: 1990)

O
Obaltan (1961) – aka Aimless Bullet (오발탄, Yu Hyun-mok: 1961) [Read the EKC Review]
The Oldest Son (장남, Lee Doo-yong: 1984)
The Old Jar Craftsman (1969) – aka An Old Potter (독짓는 늙은이, Choi Ha-won: 1969)
An Old Potter (독짓는 늙은이, Choi Ha-won: 1969)
Operation Air Raid – Red Muffler (1964) – aka The Red Scarf (빨간마후라, Shin Sang-ok: 1964)
Our Twisted Hero (우리들의 일그러진 영웅, Park Jong-won: 1992)

P
Palace of Ambition (1957) – aka The Palace of Ambition (풍운의 궁전, Jeong Chang-hwa: 1957)
The Palace of Ambition (풍운의 궁전, Jeong Chang-hwa: 1957)
Parrot Cries with Its Body (앵무새 몸으로 울었다, Jeong Jin-woo: 1981)
The Parrot Sings With Her Whole Body (1981) – aka Parrot Cries with Its Body (앵무새 몸으로 울었다, Jeong Jin-woo: 1981)
People in the Slum (꼬방동네 사람들, Bae Chang-ho: 1982)
People of Ko-bang Neighborhood (1982) – aka People in the Slum (꼬방동네 사람들, Bae Chang-ho: 1982)
People of the Slum (1982) – aka People in the Slum (꼬방동네 사람들, Bae Chang-ho: 1982)
A Petal (꽃잎, Jang Sun-woo: 1996)
Piagol (피아골, Lee Kang-cheon: 1955)
Prince Yeonsan (연산군 (장한사모편), Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
Ppong (1986) – aka Mulberry (뽕, Lee Doo-yong: 1986)
Public Cemetery (1967) – aka A Public Cemetery of Wol-ha (월하의 공동묘지(기생월향지묘), Gwon Cheol-hwi: 1967)
A Public Cemetery of Wol-ha (월하의 공동묘지(기생월향지묘), Gwon Cheol-hwi: 1967)
A Public Prosecutor and a Teacher (검사와 여선생: 변사 녹음 버전, Yun Dae-ryong: 1948)
Pursuit of Death (1980) – aka Jagko (짝코, Im Kwon-taek: 1980)

R
Rainbow Over Seoul (1989) – aka Seoul Rainbow (서울무지개, Kim Ho-sun: 1989)
Rainy Days (장마, Yu Hyun-mok: 1979)
Rainy Season (1979) – aka Rainy Days (장마, Yu Hyun-mok: 1979)
Really Really Don’t Forget (1976) – aka Never Never Forget Me (진짜 진짜 잊지마, Mun Yeo-song: 1976)
Red Muffler (1964) – aka The Red Scarf (빨간마후라, Shin Sang-ok: 1964)
The Red Scarf (빨간마후라, Shin Sang-ok: 1964)
A Reluctant Prince (강화도령, Shin Sang-ok: 1963)
Road to the Racetrack (1991) – aka The Road to Race Track (경마장 가는 길, Jang Sun-woo: 1991)
The Road to Race Track (경마장 가는 길, Jang Sun-woo: 1991)
Romance Gray (1963) – aka Love Affair (로맨스그레이, Shin Sang-ok: 1963)
Romance Papa (1960) – aka Romantic Papa (로맨스 빠빠, Shin Sang-ok: 1960)
Romantic Papa (로맨스 빠빠, Shin Sang-ok: 1960)
The Rose that Swallowed Thorn (가시를 삼킨 장미, Jeong Jin-woo: 1979)
A Rosy Life (1994) – aka Rosy Life (장미빛 인생, Kim Hong-joon: 1994)
Rosy Life (장미빛 인생, Kim Hong-joon: 1994)

S
Sad Palace Court (비전, Lee Hyung-pyo: 1970)
Sad Story of Self Supporting Child (1965) – aka Sorrow Even Up In Heaven (저 하늘에도 슬픔이, Kim Soo-yong: 1965)
The Sea Knows (현해탄은 알고 있다, Kim Ki-young: 1961)
School Excursion (수학여행, Yu Hyun-mok: 1969)
Seong Chun-hyang (성춘향, Shin Sang-ok: 1961)
Seoul Rainbow (서울무지개, Kim Ho-sun: 1989)
Seopyonje (서편제, Im Kwon-taek: 1993)
Shall Cuckoo Sing At Night (뻐꾸기도 밤에 우는가, Jeong Jin-woo: 1980)
A Short Love Affair (우묵배미의 사랑, Jang Sun-woo: 1990)
A Single Spark (아름다운 청년 전태일, Park Kwang-su: 1995)
Sister’s Garden (1959) – aka A Sister’s Garden (자매의 화원, Shin Sang-ok: 1959)
A Sister’s Garden (자매의 화원, Shin Sang-ok: 1959)
Soil (흙, Gwon Yeong-sun: 1960)
Sopyonje (1993) – aka Seopyonje (서편제, Im Kwon-taek: 1993)
Sorrow Even Up In Heaven (저 하늘에도 슬픔이, Kim Soo-yong: 1965)
Sorrow In The Heavens (1965) – aka Sorrow Even Up In Heaven (저 하늘에도 슬픔이, Kim Soo-yong: 1965)
A Small Ball Shot by a Midget (1981) – aka A Dwarf Launches A Little Ball (난장이가 쏘아올린 작은공, Lee Won-se: 1981)
Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (여인잔혹사 물레야 물레야, Lee Doo-yong: 1983)
Spring In The Korean Peninsula (1941) – aka Spring of Korean Peninsula (반도의 봄, Lee Byung-il: 1941)
Spring of Korean Peninsula (반도의 봄, Lee Byung-il: 1941)
Starting Point (시발점, Lee Man-hee: 1969)
The Stars Heavenly Home (1974) – aka Heavenly Homecoming To Stars (별들의고향, Lee Jang-ho: 1974)
The Starting Point (원점, Lee Man-hee: 1967)
A Story of Hong Gil-dong (홍길동, Shin Dong-hun: 1967)
Stray Bullet (1961) – aka Aimless Bullet (오발탄, Yu Hyun-mok: 1961)A Student Boarder (하숙생, Jeong Jin-woo: 1966) [Read the EKC Review]
The Surrogate Mother (1986) – aka The Surrogate Woman (씨받이, Im Kwon-taek: 1986)
A Sunflower Family (해바라기 가족, Park Seong-bok: 1961)
The Sunlit Path (1955) – aka Yangsan Province (양산도, Kim Ki-young: 1955)
The Surrogate Woman (씨받이, Im Kwon-taek: 1986)
The Surrogate Womb (1986) – aka The Surrogate Woman (씨받이, Im Kwon-taek: 1986)
Sweet Dream (미몽 – 죽음의 자장가, Yang Ju-nam: 1936)

T
A Thousand Year Old Fox (1969) – aka Thousand Years Old Fox (천년호, Shin Sang-ok: 1969)
Thousand Years Old Fox (천년호, Shin Sang-ok: 1969)
Three O’Clock P.M. In A Rainy Day (비오는 날의 오후 3시, Park Jong-ho: 1959)
Ticket (티켓, Im Kwon-taek: 1986)
Transgression (파계, Kim Ki-young: 1974)
A Triangular Trap (삼각의 함정, Lee Man-hee: 1974)
Tuition (수업료, Choi In-gyu: 1940)
Tyrant Yeonsan (폭군연산(복수, 쾌거편), Shin Sang-ok: 1962)

U
Under the Sky of Seoul (서울의 지붕밑, Lee Hyung-pyo: 1961)
An Upstart (구봉서의 벼락부자, Kim Soo-yong: 1961)

V
Village in the Mist (1982) – aka Village of Haze (안개마을, Im Kwon-taek: 1982)
Village of Haze (안개마을, Im Kwon-taek: 1982)
Viva Freedom! (1946) – aka Hurrah! For Freedom (자유만세, Choi In-gyu: 1946)

W
A Water Mill (물레방아, Lee Man-hee: 1966)
Way Home (1967) – aka Homebound (귀로, Lee Man-hee: 1967)
The Way of Hwarang (화랑도, Jang Il-ho: 1962)
The Wedding Day (시집가는 날, Lee Byung-il: 1956)
Whale Hunting (고래사냥, Bae Chang-ho: 1984)
What Happens in an Alley (골목안 풍경, Park Jong-ho: 1962)
When Acacias Bloom (아카시아 꽃잎 필때, Jo Keung-ha: 1962)
When Buckwheat Blossoms Bloom (1967) – aka When the Buckwheat Flowers Blossom (메밀꽃 필 무렵, Lee Seong-gu: 1967)
When the Buckwheat Flowers Blossom (메밀꽃 필 무렵, Lee Seong-gu: 1967)
Where is Miss Young? (미스 영의 행방, Park Nam-su: 1975)
White Badge (하얀전쟁, Chung Ji-young: 1992)
The Widow (미망인, Park Nam-ok: 1955)
The Wild Flower in the Battlefield (들국화는 피었는데, Lee Man-hee: 1974)
Winter Woman (겨울여자, Kim Ho-sun: 1977)
A Woman in the Wall (벽속의 여자, Park Jong-ho: 1969)
A Woman Judge (여판사, Hong Eun-won: 1962)
The Woman of Fire (1971) – aka Woman of Fire (화녀, Kim Ki-young: 1971)
Woman of Fire (화녀, Kim Ki-young: 1971)
The Woman of Fire ’82 (1982) – aka Hwa-nyuh of ’82 (화녀 82, Kim Ki-young: 1982)
Women of the Chosun Dynasty – aka Women of Yi-Dynasty (이조 여인 잔혹사, Shin Sang-ok: 1969)
Woman of Water (수녀, Kim Ki-young: 1979)
Women of Yi-Dynasty (이조 여인 잔혹사, Shin Sang-ok: 1969)

Y
Yangsan Province (양산도, Kim Ki-young: 1955)
Yeong Ja’s Heydays (영자의 전성시대, Kim Ho-sun: 1975)
Yu Gwan-Sun (유관순, Yun Bong-chun: 1959)


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