Asian cinema: the Koreans

Asian cinema is my favorite of all. Here is a list of Korean films that amazed me and moved me.
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1.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end. (129 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
2.
Breathless (2008)
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A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father. (130 mins.)
Director: Ik-joon Yang
 
3.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
4.
Address Unknown (2001)
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Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism... (117 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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. (142 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
6.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
7.
Oasis (2002)
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An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her. (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
8.
Failan (2001)
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
11.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
12.
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
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Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world. (118 mins.)
Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
 
13.
Sunflower (2006)
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Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall. (116 mins.)
Director: Seok-beom Kang
 
14.
The Isle (2000)
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A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
15.
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
 
16.
Secret Sunshine (2007)
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A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life. (142 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
17.
Time (2006)
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To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
18.
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
 
19.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
20.
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
 
21.
Il Mare (2000)
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Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999... (105 mins.)
Director: Hyun-seung Lee
 
22.
Happy End (1999)
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When a wife becomes the breadwinner of her family after her husband loses his job, adultery becomes part of her life. (99 mins.)
Director: Ji Woo Chung
 
23.
The Housemaid (1960)
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A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for. (109 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
 
24.
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
 
25.
Windstruck (2004)
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The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever. (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
26.
Birdcage Inn (1998)
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Streetwise Jin-a moves into a boarding house run by a small, close-knit family. But her unacceptable behavior threatens to destroy them all. (105 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
27.
Public Enemy (2002)
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Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
28.
Rough Cut (2008)
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A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross. (113 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
29.
Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)
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By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam... (116 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
 
30.
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
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Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened... (141 mins.)
Director: Yoo Ha
 
31.
Into the Mirror (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
32.
The Quiet Family (1998)
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A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates. (101 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
33.
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
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One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper... (122 mins.)
Director: Jin-pyo Park
 
34.
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war. (133 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Hyun Park
 
35.
On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
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Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much... (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
36.
A Bloody Aria (2006)
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On a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape the advances of her lecherous professor and mentor... (115 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won
 
37.
Typhoon (2005)
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A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea. (124 mins.)
Director: Kyung-taek Kwak
 
38.
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
 
39.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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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
 
40.
R-Point (2004)
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point. (107 mins.)
Director: Kong Soo-chang
 
41.
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
 
42.
Tell Me Something (1999)
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In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces... (118 mins.)
Director: Youn-hyun Chang
 
43.
The Warrior (2001)
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops. (158 mins.)
Director: Sung-su Kim
 
44.
Swiri (1999)
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South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her. (125 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
45.
Painted Fire (2002)
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In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
46.
Cruel Winter Blues (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook... (118 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
 
47.
Crossing (2008)
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About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea. (107 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim