Korean movies are renowned for being fast paced and exciting – whenever I hear about a new Korean action film, I get really excited because I know it’s going to be a thrill a minute. When I think of great Korean films, I think of titles like Train to Busan and Snowpiercer – 2 of my absolute favorite films of the past few years. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime has a huge number of these Korean films ready to watch online, many of which can be streamed for 100% free! So if you’re ready for some fast-paced Korean kick-ass cinema, check out this list of movies:
The Handmaiden has become a bit of a cult classic in terms of Korean films – and as you’ll see from the reviews on Amazon, it is considered to be very very good too. This is from Park Chan-wook, the same director who made the action packed classic film Oldboy, so you can already tell what type of film this will be. However I would say it’s a little bit less action and more tension driven, but that still makes it an exciting watch. The big yellow button on the Amazon Video page shows how you can watch it with a free trial, so check it out!
The Man From Nowhere
Now we’re getting more into the straightforward Korean action movies – just check out the Amazon reviews for this film, an average of 4 and a half stars from almost 1000 reviews! This film is basically a revenge film, and I won’t give too much away but the action is phenomenal and the reviews speak for themselves. Watch this if you’re in the mood for non-stop excitement. It’s ready to watch for free with an Amazon Prime 30 day trial, just cancel before the trial ends and pay nothing!
This is another Korean revenge movie, except this time it’s from the perspective of a woman who seeks revenge for the death of her sister. It’s got everything you’d want from this type of Korean film – it’s gruesome and action packed, plus it has a great story. You can watch it for free with Amazon Prime so check it out.
Masquerade is a little bit different from some of the other Korean movies we’ve included in this list – it’s a bit slower and a bit less action orientated, but the drama and tension in this film has led it to receive huge amounts of critical acclaim. It also has a great rating on Amazon Prime. If you’d like to watch this film, you can do so for free with an Amazon Prime trial (which you can of course easily cancel without paying anything). Check it out!