Poverty Korean Dramas & Movies

Punch (2011)


Rank #2555

Wan Deuk is a high school boy who lives with his hunchback father and has the unfortunate luck of having his high school homeroom teacher as his neighbor. Despite his...



Rank #3264

Yong Soo lives in a small coal-mine village in North Korea with his wife and young son. Although living in extreme poverty, the family is happy just to be with...

Please Don’t Save Me (2020)

Please Don’t Save Me

Rank #3731

Seon Yu’s father left this world with a large debt from his business. Mother and 12-year-old Seon Yu are trying to move to a new place and have new start....

Set Me Free

Set Me Free

Rank #6270

Yeong Jae lives at the group home Isaac’s House. He is set to turn 17-years-old and he has to leave the group, but he does not want to go back...

Drama Special Season 4: Come To Me Like A Star (2013)

Drama Special Season 4: Come To Me Like A Star

Rank #7643

Having to pay for his mother’s hospital bills, lecturer Kang Seok can’t seem to get ahead. He lives in room 303 of a hostel, while Ha Jin lives in room...

Bloody Reunion (2006)

Bloody Reunion

Rank #7844

Some alumni and their teacher meet for the first time in 16 years at a small class reunion in a countryside cottage. But the happy reunion turns into a nightmare...

Sponsor (2022)


Rank #8444

A romance thriller between four men and women running like a runaway locomotive toward different desires, including success, revenge, children and love. Lee Sun Woo, is a photographer and editor...

A Barefoot Dream

A Barefoot Dream

Rank #39807

Coach Kim Won Kang is a former soccer player who failed to manage his business – post-soccer career. After his business goes under, Kim Won Kang travels to the small...

Race to Freedom: Um Bok Dong (2019)

Race to Freedom: Um Bok Dong

Rank #41890

A true story about Uhm Bok Dong, a Korean hero, and the winner from the time when Japan held a bicycle race in order to take over Korea during the...

Drama Special Season 13: Stain

Rank #42509

The story of a music student who secretly practices piano at a junior’s house to get an opportunity to study abroad, but runs into catastrophe when he encounters an unexpected...

Sopyonje (1993)


Rank #45618

In a tavern during the early 1960s, Dong-ho who is in his 30s, recalls his past as he is listening to a rendition of “pansori” sung by the tavern owner....

Not Out (2021)

Not Out

Rank #47691

Gwang Ho, a prospect on his high school baseball team, is not drafted by a professional baseball team. His desire to continue playing baseball strains his relationship with his team...



Rank #48962

Jeong Cheol, a building labourer in the mountainous province of Gangwon, takes care of his niece and his mentally unstable sister. He sets to work at a failing farm where...

Jane (2017)


Rank #49893

Jungho – a character that the audience does not know anything about – abandons Sohyun. She is now on her own, away from home, somewhere in a motel, trying to...

The Queen of Crime (2016)

The Queen of Crime

Rank #51329

Mi Kyung runs a small hair salon. Her son Ik Soo is preparing for the bar exam and is staying at an apartment for bar exam students. Mi Kyung learns...

Mulberry (1986)


Rank #54147

During the Japanese occupation, there lived a woman named An Hyub in Yong-dam Village. Her husband was a gambler who comes by every few months to change his clothes and...

Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (1984)

Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women

Rank #54190

Gil Rye is a maiden from a respectable but poor family. She marries the deceased son of the powerful Official Kim’s household. She acts as young widow but she is...

The Journals of Musan (2011)

The Journals of Musan

Rank #54453

Jeon Seung Chul’s citizen registration number brands him as a North Korean defector. It is difficult to find a good job and it’s hard to get along with people at...

Obaltan (1961)


Rank #55165

The Aimless Bullet is a Korean classic, which captured the social issues at its extremities in Korea of the late 1950s. Song Cheol Ho, a clerk at an accounting office...

Love and Ambition

Love and Ambition

Rank #57793

Park Tae Joon is an intelligent law student and a filial son to his parents who run a mill. He has a younger brother, Tae Soo, who is not quite...

Tropical Manila (2012)

Tropical Manila

Rank #58768

Kim Doo Shik, who committed a tragic end in Korea, has settled down in the Philippines, in the city of Manila, for almost 15 years since he fled from his...

Evergreen Tree (1961)

Evergreen Tree

Rank #99999

Two college grads go to the country to modernize a small, rustic community. The woman establishes a school and the man organizes a youth hall. However, their activities arouse the...

CUBE (2020)


Rank #99999

Shin Young is preparing for a 9th-level civil servant position at the goshiwon. One day, when Shin Young opens her eyes, her body is a cube. Shin Young is transferred...