Gwangju Uprising Korean Dramas & Movies

A Taxi Driver

A Taxi Driver

Rank #52

“A Taxi Driver” is a South Korean movie based on a true story that took place in 1980. The story follows the life of a taxi driver named Kim Man-seob,...

Youth of May (2021)

Youth of May

Rank #138

Hee Tae becomes the pride of Gwangju when he enters Seoul National University College of Medicine with top marks. His best friend Kyung Soo, an avid pro-democracy activist, insists that...


May 18

Rank #2248

Having lost his parents at a young age, Min Woo takes care of his younger brother Jin Woo much like a father would. He harbours a secret crush on Shin...



Rank #2566

The Sandglass is a story of two men whose friendship is put to the test through the 1970s and 1980s, one of Korea’s politically tumultuous periods. Park Tae Soo, tough...

Peppermint Candy (2000)

Peppermint Candy

Rank #5735

Outdoor Excursion: Spring 1999. A group of middle-aged, working-class friends meet for the 20th year reunion of their old factory worker’s association. While they sing and dance up a storm,...

26 Years (2012)

26 Years

Rank #5999

A top-secret project led by athletes, gangsters, police officers, heads of companies, and heads of bodyguard departments to convict ‘that person’ who is the main culprit of the massacre that...

A Petal (1996)

A Petal

Rank #45908

The film tells the story of a girl who was caught up in the 1980 Gwangju uprising at the age of 15, and its effect on her life in later...

Fork Lane (2017)

Fork Lane

Rank #46193

Kim Gang Il was mobilized as a paratrooper to suppress the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Protests in 1980. Working as a forklift driver after retirement, he follows some inconvenient truths...

The Fifth Republic

The Fifth Republic

Rank #53887

This drama is about the takeover of the Korean government in 1979 by Chun Doo Hwan....

Kim Gun (2019)

Kim Gun

Rank #55662

“Kim Gun” begins with a photo of an armed young man taken during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising and the ensuing Massacre. 35 years later, the identity of the man has...

Gwangju Video: The Missing (2020)

Gwangju Video: The Missing

Rank #99999

There are people whose lives have been shaken by the ‘Gwangju Video’. On May of 1980, the course of their lives changed in front of a huge wave of truth...

The Confessions of May in the Wilderness (2020)

The Confessions of May in the Wilderness

Rank #99999

The movie is a compilation of the movie “Wilderness” in which a member of the airborne unit who terminateed a girl during the Gwangju Democratization Movement burned himself to death...