My Favourite movies from South Koreaby EddyPieHands | created - 06 Jan 2012 | updated - 06 Feb 2015 | Public
Mostly from the past decade, so far. Work in progress.
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2. Saenghwalui balgyeon (2002)
115 min | Drama
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 »
On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
3. Haebyeonui yeoin (2006)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 907 | Gross: $0.01M
Woman on the Beach
4. Shi (2010)
Unrated | 139 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 7,654 | Gross: $0.36M
5. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 86,665 | Gross: $0.01M
Memories of Murder
6. Oh! Soo-jung (2000)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
7. Baramnan gajok (2003)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
A Good Lawyer's Wife
8. Bomnaleun ganda (2001)
106 min | Drama, Romance
A sound engineer falls in love with a radio show host after they work together on a project capturing natural sounds.
One Fine Spring Day
9. Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy
An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action.
Barking Dogs Never Bite
10. Yeoja, Jeong-hye (2004)
99 min | Drama
This film is a restrained, yet thoroughly engaging, study of a female post office worker's emotional life.
This Charming Girl
11. Someone Special (2004)
107 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
12. Samaritan Girl (2004)
R | 95 min | Drama
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »
13. Gyeolhoneun michinjishida (2002)
103 min | Drama, Romance
Jun-young (Kam Woo-seong) is a man in his early thirties who has seen his friends and younger brother get married but has yet to open himself to a serious relationship. Rather he is happy ... See full summary »
Marriage is a Crazy Thing
14. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001)
112 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $0.00M
Take Care of My Cat
15. Yeo-haeng-ja (2009)
92 min | Drama
Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.
A Brand New Life
16. Seom (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle.
Votes: 11,097 | Gross: $0.02M
17. Wanee wa Junah (2001)
115 min | Drama, Romance
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.
18. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
A Tale of Two Sisters
20. Git (2004)
73 min | Drama, Romance
Hyeon-seong, a film director struggling with writing a new screenplay, visits a remote southern island he stayed 10 years ago to fulfill a promise he made with his girlfriend at the time. ... See full summary »
Feather in the Wind
21. Gajokeui tansaeng (2006)
113 min | Drama
22. My Dear Enemy (2008)
123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »
My Dear Enemy
23. Mother (2009)
R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.
Votes: 33,344 | Gross: $0.55M
24. Hanyo (1960)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.
25. Milyang (2007)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama
A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.
26. Geunyeodeurui Bang (2009)
108 min | Drama
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.
The Room Nearby
27. Night and Day (2008)
Not Rated | 144 min | Drama
"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and ... See full summary »
Night and Day
28. Sa-kwa (I) (2005)
118 min | Drama
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...
30. Sarangni (2005)
115 min | Drama, Romance
Thirty year old teacher In-young(KIM Jung-eun) falls in love with her own student, Lee Suk(LEE Tae-sung). What attracted her to the boy was the fact that he resembled her first love in ... See full summary »
32. Kangwon-do ui him (1998)
110 min | Drama
(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 »
The Power of Kangwon Province
33. The Surrogate Woman (1987)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
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 »
The Surrogate Woman
34. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
Joint Security Area
35. Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo (2009)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.
Like You Know It All
36. Ddongpari (2008)
Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Drama
A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father.
37. Haepi-endeu (1999)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a wife becomes the breadwinner of her family after her husband loses his job, adultery becomes part of her life.
38. Castaway on the Moon (2009)
116 min | Drama, Romance
A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.
Votes: 12,911 | Gross: $3.73M
Castaway on the Moon
39. Yeobaeudeul (2009)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
When six famous Korean actresses gather for a Vogue photo shoot, egos collide as stars, who are used to being the center of attention must now share the limelight. Director Je-yong Lee ... See full summary »
40. Pasookkoon (2010)
116 min | Drama
Three best friends, Ki-tae, Dong-yoon, and Hee-june; they thought their friendship would last forever. A few tiny cracks of distrust start to develop among these best friends. Ki-tae and ... See full summary »