Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, is a famous South Korean actor. Although it took a while at the beginning of his career without much impression, but now he has earned his place in the hearts of the mass audience. Ma Dong-seok’s image in the movie is usually a righteous man who is good at fighting but lives emotionally, like a “superman” in real life. Here are Ma Dong-seok’s best movies that you shouldn’t miss.
#ten. The Soul-Mate (2018) – Annoying Ghost Friend
Coming in at number 10 is the underrated comedy by many. But The Soul-Mate deserves more than that because it’s not only funny but also has an emotional story. Jang-su (Ma Dong-seok) is a judo trainer who only wants a normal life with his daughter. But his wish is dashed when a ghost stalks him. That ghost is Tae-Jin, who was a police officer when he was alive. Tae-Jin can’t get away with peace of mind, so he convinces Jang-su to help investigate the unfinished case.
#9. Nameless Gangster: Rules of Time (2012) – Anonymous Gangster
This is the oldest film on the list, Ma Dong-seok then only played a supporting role with a much thinner appearance than now. The story is about a crafty customs officer Ik-hyeon who lives off of smugglers’ bribes. One day, he stole a large shipment of apricots. Thinking of his dream of getting rich, Ik-hyun teamed up with the crime boss to start his erotic career.
#8. The Villagers (2018) – The Villagers
The Villagers is a fascinating detective action movie. The story begins with a mysterious female student missing in the countryside, but no one cares anymore. At that time, gym teacher Ki-Chul (Ma Dong-seok) moves here to work and begins to feel abnormal. He accidentally meets Yujin, the only friend still determined to find the missing girl. He joined her. As they continued searching, they discovered someone was trying to erase the clues.
#7. Start-Up (2019) – Starting a Business
This comedy shows another side of Ma Dong Soek that we’ve never seen before: Don Lee with long hair. Talking about the movie, we get to know “Taek-il”, a student who hates school and is often disruptive. On the advice of his mother, Taek-il runs away from home and works at a Chinese restaurant run by a large man, Geo-soek (Ma Dong-seok). At the restaurant, Taek-il encounters unforeseen troubles and learns valuable lessons.
#6. Derailed (2016) – Derailed
Derailed is a crime action movie that has received many positive reviews from the audience. The film has a famous Korean cast such as: Ma Dong-seok, Minho (Shinee), Kim Jae Young, Jung Da Eun, etc. The film’s content revolves around the lives of two characters Jin-il and Ga-Young, Young people run away and try to survive in an environment full of traps. To get more money, they plan to scam the man Hyung-suk (Ma Dong-seok). But the other guy is not average, he holds Ga Young hostage and asks Jin-il to bring money to ransom.
#5. Unstoppable (2018) – Gloves Return
Unstoppable is a classic revenge movie with great action sequences. Who do you think is the best fit to play the angry man avenging his kidnapped wife? Of course, it was Ma Dong-seok. The story is about a man who was once a gangster Dong-Chul (Ma Dong-seok) who is now married and living a peaceful life. But one day his wife was kidnapped. The kidnapper called but didn’t ask for ransom, he wanted to pay Dong-Chul some money to get his wife. Enraged, Dong-Chul immediately searches for the kidnapper.
#4. Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) – Challenging the Gods: The Last 49 Days
This is a fantasy film that is not far away from Vietnamese audiences, Ma Dong-seok plays Gia Than in the film. In this movie, the three guardians Gang Rim, Hae Won Maek and Duk Choon have only 1 soul left that needs help to be able to reincarnate. When they complete this mission, they will be reincarnated as a new human being. However, during this last 49-day journey, the identities of the three guardians were also revealed. What is the mystery of their past lives?
#3. The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019) – Boss, Cop and Devil
Ma Dong-seok plays a cold gangster in this crime drama. Jang Dong-Soo (Ma Dong-seok) is the boss of a large gang that everyone has to fear. Boss Dong-Soo in a careless time was attacked by a stranger and had to be hospitalized. The killer escaped. Later, Dong-Soo is told by a policeman Kim Moo-Yeol that the murderer has killed many people recently. They shook hands to find the “evil”.
#2. Train to Busan (2016) – Train to Busan
Train to Busan has gained global fame, you should see this movie at least once in your life. The film follows Seok-Woo and his daughter on a train to Busan to meet her mother (they are divorced). The country of Korea is suddenly invaded by a zombie epidemic, and the disease is quickly infected on the ship. In a life-and-death battle to save their lives, father and son meet Sang-hwa (Ma Dong-seok) and a few others. They protect each other in the hope that the ship will reach Busan safely.
This action-comedy film starring Ma Dong-seok rocked the box office for a while. The film is based on a real event in 2007 in Guro district, Seoul. Inspector Ma (Ma Dong-seok) and his colleagues must find a way to improve the increasingly chaotic security situation when a group of illegal immigrants flood the city. The blood of the boss has caused Ma and his teammates to fall into a lot of trouble.
Above are the top 10 best movies of Ma Dong-seok, hopefully the Korean “uncle” will bring you moments of comfortable entertainment. Have fun watching movies!