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1.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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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
 
2.
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
 
3.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
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A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
Princess Aurora (2005)
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A woman gets killed in a department store. No one imagines this could lead to serial murders, but two days after the first murder... (106 mins.)
Director: Eun-jin Bang
“ aka PRINCESS AURORA ” - Pepper Baggins
 
7.
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
 
8.
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: Park Chan Wook
 
9.
Ssunday Seoul (2005)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Sung-hun Park
 
10.
Phone (2002)
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After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number... (104 mins.)
Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
 
11.
Cello (2005)
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A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck (94 mins.)
Director: Woo-cheol Lee
 
12.
Wishing Stairs (2003)
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A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins (97 mins.)
Director: Jae-yeon Yun
 
13.
One Missed Call (2003)
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People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. (112 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
14.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
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The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
15.
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
 
16.
Dead Friend (2004)
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A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost. (98 mins.)
Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
“ aka GHOST ” - Pepper Baggins
 
17.
Arang (2006)
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A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford... (97 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
 
18.
The Host (2006)
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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
 
19.
The Guard Post (2008)
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(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ... (121 mins.)
Director: Su-chang Kong
“ aka THE GUARD POST ” - Pepper Baggins
 
20.
The Coast Guard (2002)
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At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high... (91 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
21.
Untold Scandal (2003)
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Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty... (124 mins.)
Director: Je-yong Lee
 
22.
Spider Forest (2004)
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. (112 mins.)
Director: Il-gon Song
 
23.
The Show Must Go On (2007)
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In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife... (109 mins.)
Director: Jae-rim Han
“ aka PORTRAIT OF A GANGSTER ” - Pepper Baggins
 
24.
Antarctic Journal (2005)
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic. (115 mins.)
Director: Yim Pil-sung
“ aka ANTARCTIC JOURNAL ” - Pepper Baggins
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
3 Extremes II (2002)
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Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon... (140 mins.)
 
28.
Memento Mori (1999)
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In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond. (98 mins.)
 
29.
Hansel and Gretel (2007)
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After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape. (117 mins.)
Director: Pil-Sung Yim
“ aka HANSEL & GRETEL ” - Pepper Baggins
 
30.
Unborn But Forgotten (2002)
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A website is seemingly killing every woman who views it within fifteen days. While investigating the phenomenon, a female reporter begins an investigation that leads to the discovery of the site known only as The White Room. (95 mins.)
Director: Chang-jae Lim
 
31.
Running Wild (2006)
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Jang is a homicide detective who likes to use violence with criminals, while Oh is a prosecutor who believes in the importance of evidence... (124 mins.)
Director: Seong-soo Kim
“ aka RUNNING WILD ” - Pepper Baggins
 
32.
The Red Shoes (2005)
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A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go. (103 mins.)
Director: Yong-gyun Kim
 
33.
Hantu perawan jeruk purut (2008)
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(80 mins.)
“ aka TO CATCH A VIRGIN GHOST ” - Pepper Baggins
 
34.
Chaw (2009)
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A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeong-won Shin
 
35.
Into the Mirror (2003)
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An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors. (113 mins.)
Director: Sung-ho Kim
“ aka INTO THE MIRROR ” - Pepper Baggins
 
36.
Shadows in the Palace (2007)
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During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body... (112 mins.)
Director: Mi-jung Kim
 
37.
Diary of June (2005)
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On their chase of a serial killer two cops find a diary in which all committed murders and many more to come are predicted. (105 mins.)
Director: Kyung-Soo Im
“ aka BYSTANDERS ” - Pepper Baggins
 
38.
West 32nd (2007)
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A lawyer gets mixed up with Korean gangsters in New York City. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Kang
 
39.
Our Town (2007)
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Two killers are living in our town An ordinary small town is terrorized when local women are found brutally murdered and 'crucified' in public places... (112 mins.)
Director: Gil-young Jung
“ aka DARK TOWN ” - Pepper Baggins
 
40.
Possessed (2009)
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After Hee-jin's younger sister So-jin, who is possessed by a spirit,disappears,the neighbors die one by one and a secret underlying their deaths is revealed. (112 mins.)
“ aka POSSESSED ” - Pepper Baggins
 
41.
Voices (2007)
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This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead. (85 mins.)
Director: Ki-hwan Oh
 
42.
Black House (2007)
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Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums. (104 mins.)
Director: Terra Shin
“ aka BLACK HOUSE ” - Pepper Baggins
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
Death Bell (2008)
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Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank. (88 mins.)
Director: Chang
“ aka DEATH BELL ” - Pepper Baggins
 
46.
Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2010)
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Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp is about a group of high school students and teachers who get locked in the school after the swimming instructor is murdered. (84 mins.)
Director: Seon-dong Yu
“ aka DEATH BELL 2 ” - Pepper Baggins
 
47.
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
 
48.
Bedevilled (2010)
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
49.
71: Into the Fire (2010)
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War. (120 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee