Korean Movies I've Watched

Any one of which I could recommend to the Korean movie lover. Enjoy!
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1.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
2.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
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After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (112 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
3.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
4.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
5.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
6.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
7.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
8.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
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The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
9.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
10.
Daddy-Long-Legs (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Young-mi (played by the fresh and wonderful Ha Ji-won) lost her parents when she was still young, but despite such hardship... (99 mins.)
Director: Jeong-sik Kong
 
11.
Someone Special (2004)
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A struggling for love, Baseball players discovers he has terminal illness and meets a girl who has had a crush on him since times immemorial. The twists and turns of events bring them together. (107 mins.)
Director: Jin Jang
 
12.
Finding Mr Destiny (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Gi-joon starts an agency that helps people locate their long-lost first loves and Ji-woo becomes his first client... (112 mins.)
Director: You-jeong Chang
 
13.
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war. (133 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Hyun Park
 
14.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
15.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
16.
200 Pounds Beauty (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity. (120 mins.)
Director: Yong-hwa Kim
 
17.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
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A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
18.
The Beast and the Beauty (2005)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Gye-byeok Lee
 
19.
Ad Lib Night (2006)
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A young girl is asked by strangers to impersonate a prodigal daughter to fulfill a father's dying wish, and in doing so tests the fragility of family bonds. (99 mins.)
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
 
20.
Hello, Schoolgirl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thirty-year-old Yun-woo bumps into a high school student in the elevator while on his way to work. His... (113 mins.)
Director: Jang-ha Ryu
 
21.
My Little Bride (2004)
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A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties. (115 mins.)
Director: Ho-joon Kim
 
22.
My Tutor Friend (2003)
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A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background. (110 mins.)
 
23.
Love So Divine (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kyu-sik is a seminary student, who one day falls during a church service, dropping a precious, pope-blessed relic... (110 mins.)
Director: In-mu Heo
 
24.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
25.
Dream (2008)
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In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking. (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
26.
Time (2006)
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To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
27.
Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
28.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
29.
The Bow (2005)
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On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard... (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
30.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
31.
Wedding Campaign (2005)
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(120 mins.)
 
32.
This Charming Girl (2004)
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This film is a restrained, yet thoroughly engaging, study of a female post office worker's emotional life. (99 mins.)
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
 
33.
Speed Scandal (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter. (108 mins.)
 
34.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
35.
Secret Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
(Korean with English subtitles) Beautiful, young, and newly wed - yet Yeon-yi finds her world shattered when her husband... (111 mins.)
Director: Hoon-i Ryu
 
36.
No Mercy (2010)
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Sol Kyung-Gu plays a staff member of the National Institute of Scientific Investigation (NISI) in South Korea... (125 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-Joon Kim
 
37.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (128 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
38.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
 
39.
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Legendary assassin and a renowned problem solver,Soo has been searching for the twin brother he has not seen since their days in an orphanage... (122 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Sai
 
40.
Hello Ghost (2010)
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A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away. (111 mins.)
Director: Young-Tak Kim
 
41.
The Unjust (2010)
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A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect... (119 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo