My Favourite movies from South Korea

Mostly from the past decade, so far. Work in progress.
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1.
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
 
2.
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
“ On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate ” - EddyPieHands
 
3.
Woman on the Beach (2006)
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A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend's girlfriend. (127 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Woman on the Beach ” - EddyPieHands
 
4.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
“ Poetry ” - EddyPieHands
 
5.
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
“ Memories of Murder ” - EddyPieHands
 
6.
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000)
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Relationship filled with pitfalls between a pleasant female video producer and a gallery owner as they become embroiled in their self-spun web of illusions. Bitter-sweet serenade to modern courtship. (126 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors ” - EddyPieHands
 
7.
A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
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Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy. (105 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
“ A Good Lawyer's Wife ” - EddyPieHands
 
8.
One Fine Spring Day (2001)
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A sound engineer falls in love with a radio show host after they work together on a project capturing natural sounds. (106 mins.)
Director: Jin-ho Hur
“ One Fine Spring Day ” - EddyPieHands
 
9.
Barking dogs never bite (2000)
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An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action. (110 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Barking Dogs Never Bite ” - EddyPieHands
 
10.
This Charming Girl (2004)
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This film is a restrained, yet thoroughly engaging, study of a female post office worker's emotional life. (99 mins.)
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
“ This Charming Girl ” - EddyPieHands
 
11.
Someone Special (2004)
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A struggling for love, Baseball players discovers he has terminal illness and meets a girl who has had a crush on him since times immemorial. The twists and turns of events bring them together. (107 mins.)
Director: Jin Jang
“ Someone Special ” - EddyPieHands
 
12.
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
“ Samaritan Girl ” - EddyPieHands
 
13.
Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002)
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Jun-young (Kam Woo-seong) is a man in his early thirties who has seen his friends and younger brother... (103 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
“ Marriage is a Crazy Thing ” - EddyPieHands
 
14.
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school... (112 mins.)
Director: Jae-eun Jeong
“ Take Care of My Cat ” - EddyPieHands
 
15.
A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. (92 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
“ A Brand New Life ” - EddyPieHands
 
16.
The Isle (2000)
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A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ The Isle ” - EddyPieHands
 
17.
Wanee & Junah (2001)
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Wanee, a young animator, and Junah, a scriptwriter, are lovers leading a peaceful life together. And one day, an old friend of Wanee's pays her a visit and unearths Wanee's hidden memories of her first love, her stepbrother. (115 mins.)
Director: Yong-gyun 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
“ A Tale of Two Sisters ” - EddyPieHands
 
19.
Hahaha (2010)
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Two friends, while having drinks together, share their memories of visiting the seaside resort of Tongyeong. (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
20.
Feathers in the Wind (2004)
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Hyeon-seong, a film director struggling with writing a new screenplay, visits a remote southern island... (73 mins.)
Director: Il-gon Song
“ Feather in the Wind ” - EddyPieHands
 
21.
Family Ties (2006)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Tae-yong Kim
“ Family Ties ” - EddyPieHands
 
22.
My Dear Enemy (2008)
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Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
“ My Dear Enemy ” - EddyPieHands
 
23.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (129 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Mother ” - EddyPieHands
 
24.
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
“ The Housemaid ” - EddyPieHands
 
25.
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
“ Secret Sunshine ” - EddyPieHands
 
26.
The Room Nearby (2009)
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While searching for a room of her own, Eon-ju comes across a strange mansion. Its doors are always open and the homeless come in and out. Here she meets owner Seok-hee and form a bond together. (108 mins.)
Director: Goh Tae-Jeong
“ The Room Nearby ” - EddyPieHands
 
27.
Night and Day (2008)
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"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim... (144 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Night and Day ” - EddyPieHands
 
28.
Sa-kwa (2005)
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A woman breaks up with her boyfriend of seven years. Devastated, she throws herself into another relationship and decides to get married, only to have her exboyfriend return to her... (118 mins.)
Director: Yi-kwan Kang
 
29.
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)
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In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. (89 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim
 
30.
Blossom Again (2005)
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Thirty year old teacher In-young(KIM Jung-eun) falls in love with her own student, Lee Suk(LEE Tae-sung)... (115 mins.)
Director: Ji Woo Chung
“ Blossom Again ” - EddyPieHands
 
31.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
32.
The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
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(Korean with English subtitles) Helmed by one of Korea's leading directors, Hong Sang-soo, Jisook joins... (110 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ The Power of Kangwon Province ” - EddyPieHands
 
33.
The Surrogate Woman (1987)
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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... (100 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
“ The Surrogate Woman ” - EddyPieHands
 
34.
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
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In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Joint Security Area ” - EddyPieHands
 
35.
Like You Know It All (2009)
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Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director. (126 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Like You Know It All ” - EddyPieHands
 
36.
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
“ Breathless ” - EddyPieHands
 
37.
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
“ Happy End ” - EddyPieHands
 
38.
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
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A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness. (116 mins.)
Director: Hae-jun Lee
“ Castaway on the Moon ” - EddyPieHands
 
39.
Actresses (2009)
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When six famous Korean actresses gather for a Vogue photo shoot, egos collide as stars, who are used... (104 mins.)
Director: Je-yong Lee
“ The Actresses ” - EddyPieHands
 
40.
Bleak Night (2010)
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Three best friends, Ki-tae, Dong-yoon, and Hee-june; they thought their friendship would last forever... (116 mins.)
Director: Sung-hyun Yoon
“ Bleak Night ” - EddyPieHands