Film 2.0: 100 Korean Masterpieces (2008 Edition)

by lifeasfiction | created - 01 Oct 2011 | updated - 11 Nov 2012 | Public

Quite a few of these films are legally viewable on YouTube thanks to the Korean Film Archive:

Aimless Bullet The Seaside Village The Black Republic Road to the Racetrack Gagman Sopyonje Mulberry Flower in Hell The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well

Source

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
82 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 82,345 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Nowhere to Hide (1999)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
55 Metascore

A team of police hunt down a villain.

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Dong-gun Jang, Ji-Woo Choi

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $0.02M

Nowhere to Hide

3. Babodeuli haengjin (1975)

102 min | Comedy

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story is set in the 1970s during the period of military dictatorship. Schools were freequently closed down nd society seemed to face bleak prospects on all fronts. Nonetheless, Byung ... See full summary »

Director: Kil-jong Ha | Stars: Nam-hyeon Choi, Jae-yeong Ha, Myeong-jung Ha, Se-geun Jeong

Votes: 54

4. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-yeon Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 42,080 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Daijiga umule pajinnal (1996)

115 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Eun-sook Cho, Eui-sung Kim, Eung-kyung Lee

Votes: 626

The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well

6. Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)

114 min

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Myeong-Gil Choi, Dae-kun Lee, Joong-Hoon Park, Kap-suk Seo

Votes: 42

A Short Love Affair

7. Bakha satang (1999)

129 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, Jung Suh, So-ri Moon

Votes: 5,794

8. Wang-ui namja (2005)

119 min | Drama, History

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,245

9. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
56 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 51,362 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona (2000)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"Die Bad" is an inventive feature made up of four distinct episodes, each with their own style. With their criss-crossing characters and themes, they add up to a fairly comprehensive ... See full summary »

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Seong-bin Park, Seung-bum Ryoo, Jung-shik Bae, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 332

11. Hanyo (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Eun-shim Lee, Aeng-ran Eom

Votes: 2,214

12. No. 3 (1997)

108 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tae Ju, number 3 man in his gangster organization, he wants to be the number one. Can he realize his ambition?

Director: Neung-han Song | Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Min-sik Choi, Suk-kyu Han, Mi-yeon Lee

Votes: 494

13. Songhwan (2003)

149 min | Documentary

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

North Korean spies return to their homeland.

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 131

14. Golae sanyang (1984)

112 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-sook Lee, Su-chol Kim, Dae-kun Lee

Votes: 33

Whale Hunting

15. Babo seoneon (1983)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is a film which ridicules the weaknesses of South Korean society.

Director: Jang-ho Lee | Stars: Bo-Hee Lee, Myung-gon Kim, Hie-seong Lee, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 49

16. Gajokeui tansaeng (2006)

113 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Tae-yong Kim | Stars: Tae-gyu Bong, Tae-woong Eom, Heung-chae Jeong, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 290

17. Balambuleo joheun nal (1980)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is a film about the coming of age of three men.

Director: Jang-ho Lee | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Seong-chan Kim, Yeong-ho Lee, Ji-in Yu

Votes: 38

18. Banchikwang (2000)

112 min | Comedy, Sport

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock... See full summary »

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Sang-Myeon Park, Kang-ho Song, Ho-kyung Go, Hang-Seon Jang

Votes: 1,465

19. Chorok mulkogi (1997)

111 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Seong-kun Mun, Seong-kyu Han, Suk-kyu Han, Jae-yeong Jeong

Votes: 1,046

20. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
58 Metascore

In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 21,112

21. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
74 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 407,111 | Gross: $0.71M

22. Gibbeun woori jolmeunnal (1987)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Young-min saw Hye-rin in a play and sends anonymous flowers to every performance. Hye-rin doesn't know who her secret admirer is and marries Oh Seong-wu. They move to New York and Young-min... See full summary »

Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Bool-am Choi, Sin-hye Hwang

Votes: 33

23. Man chu (1966)

95 min | Crime, Romance

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Jeong-suk Moon, Jeong-cheol Kim

Votes: 10

24. Arirang (1926)

Action, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man comes to stay at a friend's house in the country. The household consists of a father, daughter, and a mentally disturbed son. The man falls in love with the daughter. One day she is ... See full summary »

Director: Ra Un-Gya | Stars: Woon-gyu Na, Il-seon Shin, Gung-un Nam, Myeong-seon Hong

Votes: 19

25. Tukabseu (1993)

110 min | Comedy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An easy-going corrupt detective is partnered up with a younger, more by-the-books detective. The two tries to influence each other in becoming like themselves but must cooperate when faced with a strange case.

Director: Woo-Suk Kang | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Yun-jeong Hong, Su-Won Ji, Seong-jin Kang

Votes: 189

26. Gilsoddeum (1986)

100 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A historical drama that incorporates real footage from the 1983 KBS campaign to reunite families divided by the Korean War with the fictional story of Hwa-yeong, a woman who leaves her ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Ji-mee Kim, Sung-il Shin, Ji-il Han, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 50

Gilsodom

27. The Coachman (1961)

120 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man tries to raise his two sons and two daughters under some of the most adverse conditions known to man. The father operates a horse-drawn cart, but in a city that is modernizing after ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-jin Kang | Stars: Seung-ho Kim, Yeong-gyun Shin, Jeong-sun Hwang, Mi-lyeong Jo

Votes: 70

28. Mandala (1981)

117 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story that follows the lives and interactions of two Buddhist monks living in South Korea.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mu-song Jeon, Jong-su Kim

Votes: 189

29. Waikiki beuladeoseu (2001)

109 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Members of a traveling cover band going nowhere deal with the bitterness of growing up.

Director: Soon-rye Yim | Stars: Eol Lee, Won-sang Park, Jung-min Hwang, Kwang-rok Oh

Votes: 182

30. Chingoo (2001)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo, Un-taek Jeong

Votes: 4,109

31. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
85 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 77,615 | Gross: $2.20M

32. Paupjeonya (1990)

105 min | Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

There are 200 miserably impoverished people working in the Dongseong Metalworks Factory. JU Wan-ik is introduced to the forging team as a new member of the team and they all go drinking together to welcome him.

Directors: Dong-hong Jang, Yun-hyeon Jang, Eun Lee, J.Q. Lee

Votes: 9

The Night Before the Strike

33. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001)

112 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
69 Metascore

In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-eun Jeong | Stars: Doona Bae, Yo-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)

137 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

About three monks in a remote monastery; an aging master, a small orphan and a young man who left his city life to seek Enlightenment.

Director: Yong-Kyun Bae | Stars: Yi Pan-Yong, Sin Won-Sop, Hae-Jin Huang, Su-Myong Ko

Votes: 1,041

35. Jayu buin (1956)

125 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Hyeong-mo Han | Stars: Na-yeong Ahn, Seol-hui Baek, Su-man Bang, Nam-hyeon Choi

Votes: 72

36. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
64 Metascore

A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 43,377

37. Gyeolhon iyagi (1992)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tae-gyu and Ji-hye get married. Two young lovers dreamed of the ideal married life which each had respect for each other. But honeymoon is soon over as each comes to realize that the other ... See full summary »

Director: Ui-seok Kim | Stars: Hie-do Lee, Hie-ryeong Kim, Seong-su Kim, Eun-hee Bang

Votes: 47

Marriage Story

38. The Black Republic (1990)

100 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a mining village layered in gray dust, a man posing as Kim Ki-Young finds refuge from winter and the law. Wanted by the police for an offense he commited under the authoritarian rule of ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-su Park | Stars: Jin-hui Kim, Min-oe Kim, Il-woo Lee, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 80

39. Byeoldeului gohyang (1974)

105 min | Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman slowly drinks herself to death as she is physically and emotionally used by one man after another

Director: Jang-ho Lee | Stars: In-suk Ahn, Sung-il Shin, Il-bong Yun

Votes: 32

40. Bomnaleun ganda (2001)

106 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sound engineer falls in love with a radio show host after they work together on a project capturing natural sounds.

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Ji-tae Yu, Sang-hui Baek, In-hwan Park

Votes: 1,199

41. Palwolui Keuriseumaseu (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ha Shim, Goo Shin, Ji-hye Oh

Votes: 2,853

42. Angae (1967)

95 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Soo-yong Kim | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Jeong-hie Yun, Bin-hwa Lee, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 41

43. Jiokhwa (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A country bumpkin (Dong-shik) goes to Seoul in order to bring his older brother (Young-shik)back to the country. Little does he know Young-shik is a petty crook involved with a prostitute (Sonia) who is servicing American GIs. Then Sonia comes onto Dong-shik...

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Hak Kim, Eun-hie Choi, Hae-won Jo, Seon-hui Gang

Votes: 101

44. Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)

139 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
77 Metascore

A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek, Hye-su Kim, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 1,482

45. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
64 Metascore

A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 33,973 | Gross: $1.11M

46. Cheob-sok (1997)

105 min | Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The male radio presenter Donghyun and the female TV home shopping phone operator Soohyun are both lonely. While Donghyun is focused on getting back to his ex-girl-friend Younghae who has ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-hyeon Jang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Do-yeon Jeon, Sang-mi Choo, Yong-soo Park

Votes: 335

47. Failan (2001)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met.

Director: Hae-sung Song | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Cecilia Cheung, Dae-Hoon Jeong, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 4,781

48. Kangwon-do ui him (1998)

110 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) Helmed by one of Korea's leading directors, Hong Sang-soo, Jisook joins two of her girlfriends for a holiday in Korea's Kangwon Province. But in an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Jong-hak Baek, Jaehyun Chun, Sunyoung Im, Yoosuk Kim

Votes: 582

49. Gyeongmajang ganeun kil (1991)

138 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

R returns from studying in France and reunites with J, whom he used to live with in Paris. For some reason, however, J refuses to have sex with R. Angered by her refusal, R travels to his hometown of Daegu.

Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Jong-mi Im, Soo-youn Kang, Bo-yeon Kim, Il-jong Kwon

Votes: 79

Road to the Racetrack

50. Gipgo puleun bam (1985)

93 min | Drama

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Baek Ho-bin jumps into an arranged marriage with Jane for a green card and a chance to succeed in America. Because she felt like an isolated foreigner, his love is a beacon of hope. When ... See full summary »

Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-hee Chang, Yu-yeong Jin, Min-hie Choi

Votes: 30

Deep Blue Night

51. Obaltan (1961)

110 min | Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A pressured accountant, his war veteran brother and their dysfunctional family struggle with integrating into post-War Korean society.

Director: Hyun-mok Yoo | Stars: Mu-ryong Choi, Jin Kyu Kim, Jeong-suk Moon, Ae-ja Seo

Votes: 349

Aimless Bullet

52. My Mother and Her Guest (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Yeong-seon Jeon, Jin Kyu Kim, Eun-jin Han

Votes: 87

53. Oasis (2002)

133 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
79 Metascore

An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, So-ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo

Votes: 6,017

54. Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
69 Metascore

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.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 28,686 | Gross: $0.13M

55. Jibeuro (2002)

PG | 80 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
63 Metascore

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee | Stars: Seung-ho Yoo, Eul-boon Kim, Hyo-hee Dong, Kyung-hyun Min

Votes: 4,234 | Gross: $0.44M

56. Chunhyangdyun (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
79 Metascore

Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul, Mongryong has to leave Chunhyang and finish his exams.... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Hyo-jeong Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Sung-nyu Kim, Hak-young Kim

Votes: 1,465 | Gross: $0.80M

ChunHyang

57. Gagman (1989)

127 min

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lee Jong-se is a third-rate comedian who believes himself to be a creative genius. He desires nothing more than to be a movie director. When he befriends barber, Mun Do-seok who has hopes ... See full summary »

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Sin-hye Hwang, Chang-ho Bae, Mu-song Jeon

Votes: 74

58. Gonggongui jeog (2002)

138 min | Action, Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Sung-jae Lee, Shin-il Kang, Jeong-hak Kim

Votes: 1,868

59. Gwilo (1967)

90 min | Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeong-suk Moon, Gye-hyeon Jeon

Votes: 23

60. Geuddae geusaramdeul (2005)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
68 Metascore

A look at the life of President Park Chung-hee and the events leading up to his assassination.

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Yun-shik Baek, Jae-ho Song, Eung-soo Kim

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.01M

61. Sopyonje (1993)

112 min | Drama, Music

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer).

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Myung-gon Kim, Jung-hae Oh, Kyu-chul Kim, Sae-kil Shin

Votes: 717

Sopyonje

62. My Love, My Bride (1990)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Young-min and Mi-yeong are college sweethearts who naively believe that their love will remain unchanged forever at the time of their wedding. But their married life gets off to a rocky ... See full summary »

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Jin-shil Choi, Bo-yeon Kim, Mu-song Jeon

Votes: 67

63. Iodo (1977)

110 min | Mystery

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An investor planning on developing a tourist resort begins an investigation into the legends of the mysterious Io Island in the hope of exploiting its unspoiled beauty.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Hwa-shi Lee, Jeong-cheol Kim, Yun-seok Choi, Mi-hye Kwon

Votes: 173

64. Janggunui adeul (1990)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The first chapter of the the General's Son trilogy follows Kim Du-Han's childhood, from the loss of his mother at age 8, to his rise as a gang leader who protects local vendors from expanding Yakuza forces in Japanese occupied Korea.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Sang-min Park, Hyeon-jun Shin, Il-jae Lee, Eun-hee Bang

Votes: 157

65. Ggobangdongne saramdeul (1982)

108 min | Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mosaic portrait of people living in an impoverished neighborhood in Seoul.

Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Bo-yeon Kim, Sung-Ki Ahn, Hee-ra Kim, Hyeong-ja Kim

Votes: 34

People in a Slum

66. Nageuneneun kileseodo swiji anhneunda (1987)

117 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man travels to various regions of South Korea to scatter the ashes of his dead wife.

Director: Jang-ho Lee | Stars: Myung-gon Kim, Bo-Hee Lee, Sok-Yang Choo, Sul-Bong Ko

Votes: 46

67. Beomjweui jaeguseong (2004)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got an elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Shin-yang Park, Jung-ah Yum, Yun-shik Baek, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 703

68. Sampoganeun kil (1975)

95 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Going through a jail and a site of construction, a young laborer Young-Dal meets middle aged Mr. Jeong on his way to his hometown Sampo after ten years' absence. They become to know a ... See full summary »

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Il-seob Baek, Jin Kyu Kim, Suk Mun, Ki-beom Kim

Votes: 71

A Road to Sampo

69. Yeogo goedam (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim, Roe-ha Kim

Votes: 2,516

Whispering Corridors

70. Yeogo goedam II (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Directors: Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeh-jin Park, Yeong-jin Lee, Jong-hak Baek

Votes: 2,844

71. Swiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
50 Metascore

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.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim, Kang-ho Song

Votes: 7,272 | Gross: $0.10M

Shiri

72. Yeong-jaui jeonseong shidae (1975)

103 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chang-su recalls the girl whom he loved before he entered the military. At that time she had been working as a housemaid. They meet again years later at a police station and the girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-sun Kim | Stars: Jae-ho Song, Bok-sun Yeom, Bool-am Choi, Do Kum-Bong

Votes: 50

Yeong-Ja’s Heydays

73. Barking dogs never bite (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Doona Bae, Sung-jae Lee, Hee-Bong Byun, Su-hee Go

Votes: 3,400

74. Hyuil (1968)

73 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jeon Ji-Yeon, Shin Seong-Il, Kim Sun-Cheol

Votes: 57

75. Najeun moksori (1995)

98 min | Documentary, War

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The first installment in Byun Young-joo's trilogy documenting the past and present lives of Korean women and girls who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two.

Director: Young-Joo Byun | Stars: Sun-deok Kim, Ok-nyeon Park, Yeong-suk Lee, Du-ri Park

Votes: 20

76. Maeui gyedan (1964)

108 min | Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man wants to leave his mistress so he can marry the daughter of the director of the hospital. However, complications ensue and the devil in this man is released.

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jeong-suk Moon, Jin Kyu Kim, Seong-ja Bang

Votes: 29

77. Mimong (1936)

46 min | Drama

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A woman abandons her husband and daughter to live in a hotel with her lover who turns out to be something other than the honest businessman she thought he was.

Director: Ju-nam Yang | Stars: Taek-won Jo, Han Kim, Keum-ryong Lee, Ye-bong Mun

Votes: 79

"Sweet Dream"

78. Misulgwan yup dongmulwon (1998)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two strangers with very little in common, find themselves forced to live together.

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee | Stars: Eun-ha Shim, Sung-jae Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Seon-mi Song

Votes: 451

Art Museum by the Zoo

79. Sechinku (1996)

93 min | Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Three young men face the university entrance exams upon which their economic and social fates depend. Kim Tae-Moo is a comic book artist whose art is plagiarized even as he's humiliated at ... See full summary »

Director: Soon-rye Yim | Stars: Hyun-sung Kim, Hee-suk Jung, Jang-won Lee, Young-soo Kim

Votes: 47

Three Friends

80. Ag-o (1996)

102 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman forms a twisted bond with a homeless violent thug who prevented her suicide.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Jae-Hong Ahn, Mu-song Jeon, Yun-kyeong Woo

Votes: 1,320

81. Milyang (2007)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
84 Metascore

A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Kang-ho Song, Yeong-jin Jo, Mi-kyung Kim

Votes: 4,661

82. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 47,050

83. Haepi-endeu (1999)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a wife becomes the breadwinner of her family after her husband loses his job, adultery becomes part of her life.

Director: Ji-woo Jung | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Do-yeon Jeon, Jin-mo Ju, Mi-seon Hwang

Votes: 1,108

84. Geomeuna dange huina baekseong (1996)

111 min

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Yong-Kyun Bae | Stars: Gyu-su Jeong, Mi-ji Kim, Byeong-in Min, In-bae Ko

Votes: 16

The People in White

85. Gameui beobjig (1994)

110 min | Action

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A car wash attendant Yong-dae decides move to Seoul with his girlfriend Tae-suk for join the most dangerous gang Yu Kwangcheon. On the way to Seoul they lost entire of savings to a swindler Man-su whom the most wanted by Yu Kwangcheon.

Director: Hyeon-su Jang | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Yeon-su Oh, Bu-seon Kim

Votes: 43

Rule of the Game

86. Mai jeneoreisheon (2004)

85 min | Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Dong-seok No | Stars: Byeong-seok Kim, Jae-kyeong Yu, Seong-jin Choi, Yo-han Kim

Votes: 51

87. Mang zhong (2005)

109 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Grain in Ear follows the plight of Cui (Liu Lianji), a young Korean mother living on the outskirts of Chinese society. With a husband in jail and a son to support, she barely makes a living... See full summary »

Director: Lu Zhang | Stars: Lianji Liu, Bo Jin, Guangxuan Zhu, Tonghui Wang

Votes: 82

88. Saenghwalui balgyeon (2002)

115 min | Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Sang-mi Choo, Ji-won Ye, George Georgiou, Choo-wol Kim

Votes: 925

89. Suchwiin bulmyeong (2001)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Dong-kun Yang, Min-jung Ban, Young-min Kim, Eun-jin Pang

Votes: 2,953

90. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 39,855

91. Jigureul jikyeora! (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
70 Metascore

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-hwan Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jeong-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee

Votes: 6,792 | Gross: $0.01M

92. Yongseobadji mothan ja (2005)

121 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

He just wanted to be a good man..

Director: Jong-bin Yun | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Sung-chun Han, Seo-won Jang, Hyun-woo Joo

Votes: 229

93. Hwabun (1972)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Kil-jong Ha | Stars: Ji-hie Choi, Kung-won Nam

Votes: 21

The Pollen of Flowers

94. Baramnan gajok (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: So-ri Moon, Jung-min Hwang, Yeo-jeong Yoon, In-mun Kim

Votes: 1,181

95. Sanggye-dong olrimpic (1988)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Korean government forced the redevelopment of Daldongne, for the poor hillside village was not to be seen by foreign guests arriving for the Games. ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-won Kim

Votes: 27

Sanggye-dong Olympic

96. Pong (1986)

114 min | Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sam-po is a gambler living without concern for how his wife will manage their houselhold without his earning money. In order to get food and provisions, his wife An-hyeob, sleeps with ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Mi-sook Lee, Dae-kun Lee, Mu-jeong Lee

Votes: 61

97. Five Fingers of Death (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong | Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao, Chin-Feng Wang

Votes: 2,316

98. Gaetmaeul (1965)

91 min | Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

At an ocean side village, many fishing boats never return from the high sea, and many of the women in the village assume they are widows when their husbands never return. One of them, Seongku, begins an affair with a coal worker.

Director: Soo-yong Kim | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Eun-a Ko, Jeong-sun Hwang, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 62

99. Chilsu and Mansu (1988)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A painter quits his job and looks to an old acquaintance for work and a place to stay.

Director: Kwang-su Park | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Chong-ok Bae, Joong-Hoon Park

Votes: 150

100. Uli hakgyo (2006)

135 min | Documentary

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This documentary is about the 3rd and 4th generation Korean residents of Japan who are students of Chosen elementary, middle, and high school on Hokkaido island, Japan. It follows the ... See full summary »

Director: Myung-jun Kim

Votes: 15