Korean War movies

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by mr_flintstone, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. mr_flintstone

    mr_flintstone Supporting Member

    I've always been a fan of good war movies. There's a ton of WWII movies and Vietnam War movies, but not so much for Korea. Probably the only war with fewer movies is Desert Storm. Anyway, I've been on the lookout for a few good Korean War movies, but all I've found so far is The Steel Helmet, and Men at War. I'll not count MASH because it's a comedy. Anyone got any suggestions?
     
  2. The other week I watched one, but don't remember the name of it.

    Last year I watched a Chinese one that was very good. About a guy who was in both ww2 & Korea and was the company bugler. This is a newer movie and somewhat famous, but I don't remember the name of that one either.

    I think these are the only Korean War movies I've ever seen that wasn't a documentary.

    There are a huge number of S. Korean movies about the war and a few N. Korean ones. That would be your best bet. This one looks good and I hope to watch it sometime, "Into the Gunfire".
     

  3. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member

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  4. cruiser

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    I like "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" a lot. "Saber Jet" is good also.
     
  5. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    +1 on The Bridges at Toko-Ri! I was trying to remember the name of that movie, but couldnt.
     
  6. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member

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    With a name like Tokyo you would think it was WWII, Oh it's toko not Tokyo!
     
  7. Hansj3

    Hansj3 Supporting Member

    The MASH movie technically counts, however I don't think its one you are looking for
     
  8. The book was good too.
     
  9. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    A lot of the Korean War movies are totally different from WW2 movies, they are less propaganda, less victory over the enemy, and more about the horrors and senselessness of war. They certainly did enjoy the twist in the plot where the hero dies, or at least where his victory is pointless.

    There's also some pro-socialism and even communism in some of it, where Hollywood is questioning what's so bad about that stuff that it's worth death to fight it.

    The Bamboo Prison is another Korean War film.