Korea

The Book of the Three Hans (2006)
180 B.C., Korean kingdom of Ancient Josun has fallen to China's Han Empire; Jumong (Song Il Gook, Sea God), founder of the Koguryo kingdom comes to the rescue
Once Upon a Time in the Battlefield (2003)
Three Kingdoms of Korea
600's, endless disputes between the three separate kingdoms on the Korean peninsula: Baekche, Koguryo and Shilla
Great Queen Seonduk (2009)
Three Kingdoms of Korea
Korea's first reigning queen (632-674); Kingdom of Silla
Shadowless Sword (2005)
Silla (57 BC – 935 AD)
Starts 927; female warrior is sent to find an exiled prince after the Killer Blade Army killed the royal family
Wang-Gun the Great (1970)
The Goryeo Dynasty (936-1388)
General Wang-gun overthrows the usurper Ku-jin who slew the last king of the Silla Dynasty and becomes king, starting the new dynasty
The Warrior (2001)
The Goryeo Dynasty (936-1388)
1375, Korean Koryo warriors band together to save the Yuan dynasty
A Frozen Flower (2008)
The Goryeo Dynasty (936-1388)
Homosexual relationship between king and his bodyguard Chief is complicated by the necessity to get the Queen pregnant (a task the King gives to the Chief)
King Taejo (1965)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
A general overthrows the old king and founds the Joseon Dynasty
Sejong the Great (1978)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Sejong the Great (1418-1450) of the Joseon Dynasty faces increasing hostility from Ming China
The Divine Weapon (2008)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow during 1418-1450 reign of Sejong the Great
The King and the Clown (2005)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Two clowns arrested for satirizing the king must make the king, the worst Joseon tyrant, laugh or they will be executed; during the reign of Yeonsangun of Joseon (reigned 1494–1506)
Blades of Blood (2010)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Late 1500s; two swordsmen face off with another swordsman who is trying to make himself the new king of the land of Korea
Sword in the Moon (2003)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Story of three friends caught up in a rebellion against the Korean King, following the Japanese invasions, 1592-1598
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
A Korean admiral with 12 ships fights off a Japanese fleet with 330 ships, 1597
War of the Arrows (2011)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
1623, brother-sister bond plus love story set during the second Manchurian invasion of Korea
Dong Yi (2010)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
TV series; Royal Noble Consort Suk (aka Dong Yi) (1670-1718) of the Choe clan was a concubine of King Sukjong of Joseon
The Accidental Gangster (2008)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Set in 1724 against back drop of gangster culture of Joseon Dynasty
Portrait of a Beauty (2008)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Painter Shin Yun-bok (pen name Hyewon), born 1758, known for his realistic depictions of daily life, is thought to be a woman
The Sword with No Name (2009)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Love affair between commoner and Queen Myeongseong married to King Gojong (reigned from 1864 to 1907)
Painted Fire (2002)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Famed Korean painter paints while Japan and China fight over Korea
Shadows in the Palace (2007)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
Fictionalized account of court maids during Joseon era
Heaven’s Soldiers (2005)
Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1896)
South Korean action and humorous film, but with some historical parts