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12 Best Female Action Korean Movies | Women With Guns

ByNaz khaliq

Apr 22, 2022
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female action Korean movies

Just like the series, Korean Entertainment has plenty of Female action Korean movies where you would love to see women with guns and women with swords kicking the a**. Korean Entertainment Industry is gaining lots of fame worldwide for its content across the globe and people are looking for more good Korean content. Besides, people love to watch women-centric movies and Korean movies do not disappoint you, you would love to see female assassins and women with guns in Korean movies.

Here is the list of top female action Korean movies that you should watch.

1: Slate (2021):

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Slate is a fantasy Korean movie. The movie revolves around Yeon-hee who always wants to become an action star in the movies. She has an amazing command of the sword but it is tough for her to gain a name. She finally gets a chance to act in an action movie but is transported to the real world. However, this world is like a parallel universe where there are lots of enemies and she has to protect the villagers. She finally gets a chance to show her strength and abilities. The strong woman lead role is played by Cha Yeon Hee.

2: Punch Lady (2007):

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This is one of the strong woman Korean movies that focuses on a wife who is tired of his husband’s physical and verbal abuse. Her husband is a martial arts champion who does the same in the house and physically abuses her. The wife is tired of his behaviour and challenges her to fight with her in the ring. Punch Lady cast includes Do Ji-won, Son Hyun-Joo, Park sang-Wook and Sulli.

3: Princess Aurora (2005):

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This is one of the female action Korean movies where a mother gets revenge on people whom she thinks were involved in her child’s death. She is the ex-wife of a policeman who finally reaches to catch her but ends up spending a night with her.

She leaves a small hint behind every crime scene that proves it is revenge on a group of people. Uhm Jung-hwa played the lead role in the Korean movie Princess Aurora.

4: Miss and Mrs Cop (2019):

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Miss and Mrs Cop is one of the comedy female action Korean movies. The plot revolves around female cops working in the Public Service Center. The story progresses when a young female commits suicide and it has a connection with a gang of men who rape, abuse and drug women. The two female policewomen played by Ra Mi-ran and Lee Sung-kyung start a mission to catch the culprits as the higher officials are not interested in this case.

5: Lady Vengeance (2005):

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Lady Vengeance is a Korean psychological action movie. The movie plot revolves around a female prisoner who is out of prison for a long time. She is accused of a crime that she did not commit. When she is out of jail, she plans revenge on the person who ruined her life. She had to accept the crime because he threatens her with her newborn baby. Lee Young-ae played the lead role of a strong woman in Lady Vengeance.

6: The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022):

The Pirates is an action comedy movie that is based on a group of pirates and thieves. Their hunt begins for treasure and the captain of the pirates is a woman. They are not alone to get the treasure, a group of soldiers from the Joseon army is also after the treasure. The leader of the army wants to become the king and in order to do so, he wants some important things from the treasure.

The movie is so much fun to watch. You would love to see the lead woman with a sword fighting against her enemies and also commanding her men. The movie cast includes Kang Ha-neul, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Kwang-soo and Kwon Sang-woo. This is one of the strong woman Korean movies which is available on Netflix.

7: Kingdom: Ashin of the North:

Ashin of the North is one of the best strong woman Korean movies where you will see a woman taking revenge. Ashin lives with her family in the Kingdom of Joseon along with other tribes. Their tribe is considered lower and people are treated like insects. To serve their own purpose, the people who are supposed to protect them use Ashin’s father as bait. Ashin is the only survivor of her tribe after her whole tribe is murdered by the soldiers. She reaches out to the chief to take revenge and start living there as a non-living being.

Meanwhile, she trains herself in the jungle and has eyes on everything. One day, she comes to know that the man she trusted is actually plotting against her father and is the reason behind his whole tribe’s destruction. The best thing about this whole movie is the revenge that Ashin takes on the people who are the reason for her destruction and you cannot miss it.

The sad thing is the revenge part is at the end of the movie and it ends quickly but the movie actually narrates the events that lead to the Kingdom series (first and second seasons). Jun Ji Hyun played the lead role and we would love to see her in more action movies. The movie is available on Netflix but you can Watch here for free

8: No Mercy (2019):

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The movie plot revolves around a woman who works as a female bodyguard. Her disabled younger sister is assaulted by a politician and she attacks him. After that, she is sent to prison. When she comes back, she has concerns for her sister who is constantly bullied at school. Her sister is used by a gang for manipulating and grabbing money from rich men. They bully her and force her to do work for them. She is kidnapped by a gangster who sells her and she is trapped in human trafficking.

The elder sister takes everything into her hands and starts a mission to find her sister. This is an interesting Korean movie where you can see a woman with guns and also there are many disturbing scenes. Lee Si-Young played the lead role of a strong woman in the Korean movie No Mercy.

9: The Witch (2018):

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This is one of the best female action Korean movies that have lots of mystery and action. The storyline is interesting that will hook you up until the end. The plot of the movie revolves around a girl and her childhood mystery. The movie focuses on an experiment laboratory and its doctors who do strange experiments on children. A female child escapes and loses her memory. She is adopted by a family and grows up as their daughter. However, people from her past life come back again and try to catch her. If you love women with guns and female action movies, this movie is for you.

The best thing is its second part is expected soon and fans are very excited to see it. Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-Shik played the lead roles in the movie.

10: The Villainess (Femme Fatale) (2017):

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This is one of the best female action Korean movies that have lots of secrets, mysteries and action. The movie plot revolves around a female assassin who is caught by an agency and they do plastic surgery on her. After a while, they release her but keep an eye on her. She has to take revenge for the agency but there is someone else from her past who she wants to kill.

When her real enemy comes forward, it is hard to believe as he is the person she used to trust the most. There are a lot of emotions and actions that you cannot miss. Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun and Sung Joon played the lead roles in the movie.

11: Kill Boksoon (2023):

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It is one of the action thriller strong woman Korean movies. Boksoon is a single mother but she is also a murderer who works for Cha Min-Kyu. While she remains busy with her work and often disappears at night, her daughter thinks she is neglecting her. Her daughter is also bullied by her schoolmates but she hides it from her mother. The movie is about Boksoon’s strong personality which no one can defeat and her struggle as a mother.

Personally, I do not like the storyline of the movie because of its lack of intensity but you can give it a try to watch a strong woman who kills people with guns. The only thing which I like about the movie is the cameo of Lee Jae-wook who played a negative character in the movie. The movie is available on Netflix.

12: Ballerina (2023):

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This is one of the female action Korean movies whose story is predictable but still, you cannot leave the movie halfway. The genre of this Korean action film is an action thriller. The story revolves around Okju who has no one in her life. Okju makes a friend and she feels alive. However, her friend commits suicide and the reason for death is blackmailing. Okju’s investigation leads her to a mafia that blackmails girls by making their videos. The movie story is not that strong but the character of Okju played by Jeon Jong-seo compels you to watch it until the end. The movie is available on Netflix.

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6 thoughts on “12 Best Female Action Korean Movies | Women With Guns”
    1. I do not what movie or actress you are talking about. Can you please specify it or tell me the movie’s name, I will watch it and add to the article. Thank you for the comment and your suggestion.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation Willow but My Name is a sort of drama, not a movie that’s why I did not include that. I will check again though.

      1. I understand your reasoning, but My Name has some of the best choreographed fight scenes I’ve seen. It seems the series is very underrated.

        1. yes it is, actually in my articles the numbering is just random, and sometimes its based on my personal preference.

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