KOFA's 100 Korean Films (1996)

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1. Mimong (1936)

46 min | Drama

5.3
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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

2. Eohwa (1938)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Directors: Chul-yeong Ahn, Yasujirô Shimazu | Stars: Bug-yang Yun, Seong-ae Gye, No-gyeong Park, Hyeon Lee

Votes: 15

3. Jibeopneun cheonsa (1941)

73 min | Drama

6.8
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Myeong-ja, a flower vendor in Seoul, and her young brother Yong-pil, are orphans who have been taken in by some very bad people. Yong-pil finds refuge in a private orphanage and Myeong-ja takes her chances with a flower customer.

Director: In-kyu Ch'oe | Stars: Il-hae Kim, Ye-bong Mun, Eun-sun Hong, Shin-jae Kim

Votes: 44

4. Jayu manse (1946)

51 min

6.2
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Director: In-kyu Ch'oe | Stars: Yeo-heui Hwang, Chang-geun Jeon, Gye-seon Yu

Votes: 58

5. Geomsa-wa yeoseonsaeng (1948)

51 min | Drama

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Director: Dae-Ryong Yoon

6. Maeumui gohyang (1949)

77 min | Drama

7.2
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Do-seong is a child monk who lives at a small mountain temple with the head monk, learning the teachings of Buddha. He becomes attached to a young widow who comes to pray at the temple, and... See full summary »

Director: Yong-Kyu Yoon | Stars: Ki-jong Byeon, Heon-yong Oh, Seung-min Nam, Min Yu

Votes: 52

7. Eunmyeongui son (1954)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

6.6
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In-Ja, the madam of a cabaret is a mistress of the boss of espionage agent. She gathers information from the guests and gives it to Seon-Tae.

Director: Hyeong-mo Han | Stars: Seon-tae Ju, Hyang Lee, In-ja Yun

Votes: 52

8. Mimangin (1955)

90 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Nam-ok Park | Stars: Min-ja Lee, Seong-ju Lee, Tak-kyun Lee, Ae-shim Na

Votes: 25

9. Piagol (1955)

110 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A group of communist guerillas encounter jealousy and rivalry among themselves because of the presence of the female compatriot while one of their members plots to desert their band

Director: Kang-cheon Lee | Stars: Kyeong-hie No, Ye-chun Lee, Jin Kyu Kim, Jang-kang Heo

Votes: 48

10. Yangsan do (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Two lovers are forced into suicide as the only way to maintain their forbidden love.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Sam-hwa Kim, Yong-su Jo, Am Park, Seung-ho Kim

Votes: 46

11. Hyperbola of Youth (1956)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Poverty stricken Myeong-ho and first son of a trading company CEO, Bu-nam, attend the same university. A doctor recommends Bu-nam, who's ill from overeating, switch lifestyle with Myeong-ho... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-mo Han | Stars: Hae Hwang, Hak-ja Ji, Hun Yang, Bin-hwa Lee

Votes: 21

12. Jayu buin (1956)

125 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Hyeong-mo Han | Stars: Na-yeong Ahn, Seol-hui Baek, Su-man Bang, Nam-hyeon Choi

Votes: 72

13. Shijibganeun nal (1956)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Director: Byung-il Lee

Votes: 24

14. Don (1958)

123 min | Crime

6.6
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Director: So-dong Kim | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Nam-hyeon Choi, Noh Gyeong-hee, Ae-ran Jeong

Votes: 14

15. Jiokhwa (1958)

87 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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

16. Jonggak (1958)

99 min | Action, Drama

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An elderly bell maker reminisces about his life filled with tragedy.

Director: Ju-nam Yang | Stars: Min Chung Sook, Jang-kang Heo, Jeong-shik Maeng, Min-ho Jang

17. Ireum-eobsneun byeoldeul (1959)

106 min | Drama

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Director: Kang-yun Kim

18. Romaenseu ppappa (1960)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A middle-aged man is laid off from work but is too proud to tell his family. His children, however, learn of the situation and take jobs of their own to help him save face.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Jin Kyu Kim, Sung-il Shin, Seung-ho Kim

Votes: 26

19. Park Sa-bang (1960)

138 min | Drama

7.0
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A furnace repairman lives only for his children's happiness. But while his daughter is grateful and obedient, his son is constantly getting into trouble

Director: Dae-jin Kang | Stars: Seung-ho Kim, Jeong-sun Hwang, Jin Kyu Kim, Mi-lyeong Jo

Votes: 25

20. Hanyo (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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

21. Seong Chunhyang (1961)

120 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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The daughter of a kisaeng in Namwon falls in love with Lee, a noble's son. Her lover leaves to complete his studies in Seoul and Chunhyang awaits his return. Soon, a new magistrate, Byeon, ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Jin Kyu Kim, Do Kum-Bong, Jang-kang Heo

Votes: 38

22. The Coachman (1961)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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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

23. Obaltan (1961)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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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

24. Samdeung gwajang (1961)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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When his wife sees him helping his boss' lover, a low-level manager finds his marriage in shambles

Director: Bong-rae Lee | Stars: Seung-ho Kim, Do Kum-Bong, Jeong-sun Hwang, Hie-gab Kim

Votes: 17

25. My Mother and Her Guest (1961)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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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

26. Hyeon Hae-taneun algo itda (1961)

Drama, War

6.8
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A Korean man, forced into service in the Japanese army during WWII, marries his Japanese girlfriend despite everyone's objections. Later, he becomes the sole survivor when the Americans attack.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Woon-ha Kim, Sang-sa Lee, Ye-chun Lee

Votes: 14

27. Seoului jibungmit (1961)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Director: Hyeong-pyo Lee | Stars: Hie-gab Kim, Jeong-sun Hwang, Seung-ho Kim, Eun-hie Choi

Votes: 22

28. Dosuni (1963)

92 min

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Ttosun, a young hard-working woman with a good heart, falls in love with A driver but her father disapproves of the match.

Director: Sang-ho Park | Stars: Do Kum-Bong, Dae-yeob Lee, Nam-hyeon Choi

29. Burying Old Alive (1963)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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Prior to the adoption of Confucianism, it was the tradition to abandon one's parents on a mountainside if they were over 70 years of age. In the ancient kingdom of Goryeo, now modern Korea,... See full summary »

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Ye-chun Lee

Votes: 62

30. Marine Battleground (1963)

88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front.

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Pat Yi, Youngson Chon, Dong-hwi Jang

Votes: 71

31. Kim yakgukjib daldeul (1963)

97 min | Drama

6.3
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After an aggressive man lets his anger get the better of him, his wife takes her own life and he is forced to go on the run. The son he leaves behind grows up to have 4 daughters, but there is rumored to be a curse on his family.

Director: Hyun-mok Yoo | Stars: Dong-won Kim, Aeng-ran Eom, Ji-hie Choi, Min-ja Lee

Votes: 30

32. Hyeolmaek (1963)

83 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Soo-yong Kim | Stars: Seung-ho Kim, Jeong-sun Hwang, Ji-mee Kim, Nam-hyeon Choi

Votes: 13

33. Maenbaleui cheongchun (1964)

116 min

6.7
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Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Aeng-ran Eom, Mi-hye Kim, Han-seob Kim

Votes: 30

34. Yukche-ui gobak (1964)

131 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Keung-ha Jo

Votes: 5

35. Maeui gyedan (1964)

108 min | Thriller

6.8
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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

36. Geomeun meori (1964)

108 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jeong-suk Moon, Dae-yeob Lee, Ko-seong Dok, Hae-ryong Lee

Votes: 48

37. Chunmong (1965)

100 min

7.3
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A young man and a woman come to know each other while at the dentists's office. They are put under anesthesia and in the unconsciousness they fall in a love triangle with the dentist as if ... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-mok Yoo | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Su-jeong Park, Am Park

Votes: 25

38. Gaetmaeul (1965)

91 min | Drama

6.5
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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

39. Bimujang jidae (1965)

62 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The film exposes the atrocities of war through the eyes of two children who are stranded in the DMZ after the end of the Korean War. The DMZ, strewn with abandoned tanks, dead bodies, land ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ho Park | Stars: Mi-lyeong Jo, Kung-won Nam, Bin-a Ju, Yeong-kwan Lee

Votes: 40

40. Choyeon (1966)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Director: Jin-woo Jeong | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Hie Mun, Han-seob Kim

Votes: 10

41. Mullebanga (1966)

92 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A nameless drifter meets an enigmatic woman at the watermill during Chosun times. What follows is a tale full of most of the deadly sins. A very interesting morality tale with touches of ... See full summary »

Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Eun-a Ko, Jang-kang Heo, Ae-ran Jeong

Votes: 13

42. Sanbul (1967)

80 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Director: Soo-yong Kim | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Do Kum-Bong, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Jeong-sun Hwang

Votes: 12

43. Gwilo (1967)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeong-suk Moon, Gye-hyeon Jeon

Votes: 23

44. Angae (1967)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Soo-yong Kim | Stars: Sung-il Shin, Jeong-hie Yun, Bin-hwa Lee, Nak-hun Lee

Votes: 41

45. Janggun-ui suyeom (1968)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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The movie begins with the mysterious death of a journalistic photographer named Kim Cheol-hun. Veteran police detective Park (Kim Seung-ho) teams up with a young, intellectual detective (... See full summary »

Director: Seong-gu Lee | Stars: Seung-ho Kim, Jung-Hee Yoon

Votes: 11

46. Hyuil (1968)

73 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Man-hui Lee | Stars: Jeon Ji-Yeon, Shin Seong-Il, Kim Sun-Cheol

Votes: 57

47. Miwodo dashi hanbeon (1968)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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Hye-yeong had no idea that her lover, Shin-ho, was a married man until Shin-ho's wife and children arrive in town. She leaves him but reappears 8 years later asking him to take responsibilty for their child

Director: So-yeong Jeong | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Hie Mun, Gye-hyeon Jeon, Am Park

Votes: 13

48. The Old Jar Craftsman (1969)

95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A lonely old potter saves the life of a young woman. She is grateful to him, but does not return the love he feels for her. However she feels obligated to marry him. In time, her former ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Won Choi | Stars: Hae Hwang, Jeong-hie Yun, Kung-won Nam, Hee-ra Kim

Votes: 17

49. Cheonnyeon ho (1969)

89 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Once upon a time, under the reign of the three kingdoms, there was a woman who tempts a Buddhist priest named Cho. She is a one-thousand-year-old fox who intends to reincarnate as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Ji-su Kim, Hye-jeong Kim, Gye-shik Kang

Votes: 52

50. Hwanyeo (1970)

98 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The lives of a composer and his wife, who live on a chicken farm, are thrown into turmoil when a femme fatale joins their household.

Director: Ki-young Kim | Stars: Kung-won Nam, Gye-hyeon Jeon, Yeo-jeong Yoon

Votes: 64

51. Hwabun (1972)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Director: Kil-jong Ha | Stars: Ji-hie Choi, Kung-won Nam

Votes: 21

52. Byeoldeului gohyang (1974)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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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

53. Yeong-jaui jeonseong shidae (1975)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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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

54. Sampoganeun kil (1975)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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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

55. Babodeuli haengjin (1975)

102 min | Comedy

7.0
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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

56. Gogyo yalgae (1977)

90 min | Family

6.3
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Du-su is a highschool student who is always smiling. Despite making many mistakes, he always seems to land on his feet. His warm heart and positive outlook on life endear him to all he encounters.

Director: Rae-myeong Seok | Stars: Seung-hyeon Lee, Jeong-hun Kim, Myeong-jung Ha, Yun-hie Jeong

Votes: 17

57. Gyeoulyeoja (1977)

116 min | Drama

6.0
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High school senior Ie-hwa meets Yo-sub the day she passes the college exam. Yo-sub grew up in a wealthy family. Ie-hwa realizes that Yo-sub needs her. But when Yo-sub tries to hug Ie-hwa as... See full summary »

Director: Ho-sun Kim | Stars: Mi-hee Chang, Chu-ryeon Kim, Yongnyeo Seonwoo, Sung-il Shin

Votes: 7

58. Iodo (1977)

110 min | Mystery

6.9
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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

59. Sonagi (1979)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Country boy Suk-ie learns the meaning of love and loss when he meets city girl Yeon-ie.

Director: Young Nam Ko | Stars: Yeong-su Lee, Yun-suk Jo, Shin-jae Kim

Votes: 126

60. Jangma (1979)

114 min | War

6.9
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A young boy's village is overrun by the North Korean army soon after war breaks out. His uncle Sun-cheol joins the Communists, but tries to protect his in-laws; especially his intellectual ... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-mok Yoo | Stars: Dae-kun Lee, Jeong-sun Hwang, Seok-hun Kim, Shin-jae Kim

Votes: 19

61. Balambuleo joheun nal (1980)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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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

62. Pursuit of Death (1980)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Two ruined, old adversaries meet in a rehab center and reassess the conflict that dominated their lives since the Korean War. One man is a former cop and the other is a former communist ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Hee-ra Kim, Yun-seok Choi, Hie Bang, Jeong-ran Kim

Votes: 30

63. Choihui jeungin (1980)

158 min | Action

7.2
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Ji-hye, the daughter of an army captain, receives a treasure map from her father just hours before he is killed by communist guerillas in the mountains near their home. While the communists... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Myeong-jung Ha, Yun-hie Jeong, Bool-am Choi, Kil-su Hyeon

Votes: 59

64. Pimak (1981)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Seong-min, the eldest son of village chief Kang, becomes sick and a shaman is called. The shaman, while attempting a cure, finds that the cause of the illness is the vengeful spirit of her ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Ji-in Yu, Kung-won Nam, Jeong-sun Hwang, Seong-ho Choi

65. Mandala (1981)

117 min | Drama

7.4
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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

66. Nanjeongiga soaolrin jakeun kong (1981)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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Kim Bul is a midget, but despite his stature he has been able to live a successful life in his village and raise three children. When he, his wife and now-adult children prepare to move to ... See full summary »

Director: Won-se Lee | Stars: Yeong-ja Jeon, Sung-Ki Ahn, Chu-ryeon Kim, Bo-ra Geum

Votes: 40

67. Ggobangdongne saramdeul (1982)

108 min | Drama

6.1
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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

68. Angae maeul (1983)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

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A vagabond called Kaechoi is troubled by all the inhabitants of a remote South Korean village. His secret is unearthed by an innocent lady teacher who has moved to that village from the city.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Nam-kyeoung Cho, Dong-joon Choi, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 40

69. Babo seoneon (1983)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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

70. Yeoin janhoksa moulleya moulleya (1984)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Ki-rye, from a respectable but poor family, is married off to the deceased son of a powerful government official. Her father-in-law takes pity on her miserable and lonely condition and ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Mi-kyeong Won, Yeong-Ryong Shin, Jeong-suk Moon, Seong-kwan Choi

Votes: 17

71. Golae sanyang (1984)

112 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Chang-ho Bae | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-sook Lee, Su-chol Kim, Dae-kun Lee

Votes: 33

72. Jangnam (1985)

115 min

6.3
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Forced to leave their home because of the construction of a new dam which will flood their village, the eldest son in the family prepares land and money to construct a new house in Seoul ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Il-hae Kim, Jeong-sun Hwang, Hee-ra Kim, Sung-il Shin

Votes: 11

73. Daengbyeot (1985)

100 min

3.6
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Chun-ho and his wife Sun-hie wander Korea in search of a way to make a living under Japanese colonial occupation. They settle in a mining village where Sun-hie is forced to put up with her ... See full summary »

Director: Myeong-jung Ha | Stars: Myeong-jung Ha, Yong-won Jo, Sang-ho Ju, In-ok Lee

Votes: 8

74. Gipgo puleun bam (1985)

93 min | Drama

5.9
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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

75. Gilsoddeum (1986)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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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

76. Ticket (1986)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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A drama about several women who work in a "tabang" bar in Kangwon province, where sometimes customers exchange a "ticket" for something extra.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Ji-mee Kim, So-yeong Ahn, Hie Myeong, Hye-yeong Lee

Votes: 34

77. The Surrogate Woman (1987)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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BEST ACTRESS WINNER AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL !! Shin, a nobleman, had been trying to conceive a male heir to pass his family name. Unable to provide a male heir, Shin's wife gives her ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Soo-youn Kang, Gu-sun Lee, Yang-ha Yun, Eun-jin Han

Votes: 231

78. Nageuneneun kileseodo swiji anhneunda (1987)

117 min | Drama

6.8
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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

79. The Age of Success (1988)

110 min

6.4
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Kim Pan-chok (means "sales promotion") is assigned to work in the sales promotion department of Yumi Inc., a sweetener manufacturer. He falls ill after a heated sales war with Gammi Inc., a... See full summary »

Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Bong Choi, Ki-yeong Choi, Sang-suk Gong

Votes: 24

80. Chilsu and Mansu (1988)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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

81. Gagman (1989)

127 min

6.7
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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

82. Aje aje bara aje (1989)

134 min | Drama

6.9
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Sun Nyog struggles after joining a Buddhist temple as a nun for lack of discipline. She saves an alcoholic from suicide but he later rapes her and she is forced out of the temple. Still, ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Soo-youn Kang, Yeong-mi Jin, In-chon Yu, Mu-song Jeon

Votes: 111

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

137 min | Drama

7.8
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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

84. Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)

114 min

7.2
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Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Myeong-Gil Choi, Dae-kun Lee, Joong-Hoon Park, Kap-suk Seo

Votes: 42

85. Paupjeonya (1990)

105 min | Drama

6.1
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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

86. Nambugun (1990)

157 min | War

6.8
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Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Hye-yeong Lee, Jin-shil Choi, Min-su Choi

Votes: 63

87. The Black Republic (1990)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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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

88. My Love, My Bride (1990)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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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

89. Gyeongmajang ganeun kil (1991)

138 min | Drama

6.7
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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

90. Urideului ilgeuleojin yeongung (1992)

119 min | Drama

7.2
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A fifth-grade classroom takes on a political structure which reflects Korea's history of coups and dictatorial regimes.

Director: Jong-won Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Kyoung-In Hong, Goo Shin, Jeong-hoo Lee

Votes: 120

91. Hayan chonjaeng (1992)

Not Rated | 122 min | War

6.9
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South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam. When he's asked to write a book about the Korean ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Hye-jin Shim, Do-hun Ahn

Votes: 155

92. Gyeolhon iyagi (1992)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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

93. Cheot sarang (1993)

110 min

7.4
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A college freshman majoring in drama finds herself falling in love with a chain-smoking guest lecturer at her school despite their substantial age difference

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Young-chang Song, Min-gi Jo, Hye-yeong Kim

Votes: 41

94. Sopyonje (1993)

112 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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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

95. Geu seome gago shibda (1993)

102 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Moon Chae-Ku and his friend Kim Chul try to bring the body of Moon's father back to his native Kwisong Island for burial. Their ferry is intercepted by resentful islanders who will not let ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-su Park | Stars: So-young Ahn, Sung-Ki Ahn, Hyung-in Choi, Woo-hyeok Choi

Votes: 101

96. Gyae-got-un nalui ohu (1995)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In a suburban apartment on the hottest day of the century, we find the women fanning and chatting in one spot and the men drinking and scratching in another. Soon violence erupts as a ... See full summary »

Director: Min-Yong Lee | Stars: Bo-Suk Chung, Sun-Kyoung Chung, You-Mi Ha, Jin Jang

Votes: 100

97. Jeon tae-il (1995)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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The film intercuts two stories, one in black and white, one in color. From 1965 to 1970, we follow Jeon Tae-Il, a poor young man who quits street vending to work in a garment factory. Amid ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-su Park | Stars: Kyoung-In Hong, Bo-kyeong Kim, Sun-Jae Kim, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 185

98. Ggotip (1996)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country's takeover by the military the year ... See full summary »

Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Jung-hyun Lee, Seong-kun Mun, Yeong-ran Lee, Sang-mi Choo

Votes: 292

99. Daijiga umule pajinnal (1996)

115 min | Drama

6.8
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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

100. Chukje (1996)

108 min | Drama

7.2
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A number of old family conflicts emerge when a writer returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Kim Gyung-As, Eun-jin Han, Seon-kyeong Jeong

Votes: 132