Gangster Films S. Korean Style

This is the first part of a genere list of moslty Korean films. Maybe a couple of other Asian countries thrown in the mix, but all in the crime genre. I tried to have just serious gangster films. So My Wife is a Gangster and films like this did not make this list. I hate the fact that imdb rarely has pictures and info for korean films, but I assure if I put it on the list its worth watching.
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1.
New World (2013)
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Story about a conflict between the police and the mob through the eyes of an undercover cop. (134 mins.)
Director: Hoon-jung Park
 
2.
Election (2005)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society. (100 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
3.
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
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A legendary assassin and a renowned problem solver, Soo has been searching for the twin brother he has not seen since their days in an orphanage... (122 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Sai
 
4.
No Mercy for the Rude (2006)
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A mute hit-man vows to kill only the rude, and save up enough money for tongue surgery. (113 mins.)
Director: Cheol-hie Park
 
5.
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
 
6.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
7.
The Show Must Go On (2007)
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In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife... (109 mins.)
Director: Jae-rim Han
 
8.
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
 
9.
Triad Election (2006)
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As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China. (92 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
10.
Gangster High (2006)
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A group of friends form a soccer team and call themselves "Tigers". The group gets into a fight seniors... (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
 
11.
The City of Violence (2006)
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Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral... (92 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
 
12.
Friend (2001)
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s... (113 mins.)
Director: Kyung-taek Kwak
 
13.
Marine Boy (2009)
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A swim instructor loses everything he has and is offered a debt free life if he smuggles drugs into the country by swimming underwater. (118 mins.)
Director: Jong-seok Yoon
 
14.
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
“ This is one fantastic film. Not your usual gangster picture. If there ever was a date gangster film this would be it. But don't let that scare you away. It's still a very cool gangster film just with heart. One of my favs. ” - pattonfever
 
15.
Bloody Tie (2006)
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The underworld of pushers, addicts, cops, and mobsters in Buson. Sang-do is a pusher, selling meth, abstaining from using it... (117 mins.)
Director: Ho Choi
 
16.
Cruel Winter Blues (2006)
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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
 
17.
Hindsight (2011)
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A young assassin is sent to kill and retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him. (122 mins.)
Director: Hyeon-seung Lee
 
18.
General's Son (1990)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
19.
Terrorist (1995)
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Two orphan brothers grow up dreaming to become police officers. However, the twisted fate separates the two and leads them on two opposite sides of the law. (108 mins.)
Director: Young-bin Kim
 
20.
Righteous Ties (2006)
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An eccentric but faithful mafia, Chi-sung is sent to prison for his part in a gang fight. But when his... (126 mins.)
Director: Jin Jang
 
21.
The Unjust (2010)
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A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect... (119 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
 
22.
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
 
23.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
Running Turtle (2009)
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Jo Pil-seong, a rural detective, is an unhappy husband, often blamed by his older wife for gambling... (117 mins.)
Director: Yeon-woo Lee
 
27.
Public Enemy 3 (2008)
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KANG Chul-jung has been a detective fighting crime for 15 years and is at it again against a mob boss who recruits young kids to do his dirty work. (127 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
28.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
29.
Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
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In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss. (119 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
30.
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission. (118 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
31.
Another Public Enemy (2005)
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A public prosecutor looks to bring down a corrupt public official. (148 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
32.
A Better Tomorrow (2010)
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Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea... (124 mins.)
 
33.
My Tutor Friend (2003)
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A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background. (110 mins.)
 
34.
Na-neun Abba-da (2010)
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A corrupt detective infiltrates a gang and tries to save his daughter. One day he finds out the heart his daughter would receive as a transplant is from a magician he falsely accused. (99 mins.)
 
35.
Boys of Tomorrow (2006)
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Earning a living as a driver for rent, Kisu lives in a studio flat in the basement floor. When he feels choked up... (93 mins.)
Director: Dong-seok No
 
36.
Mr. Socrates (2005)
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A low-life scumbag gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang and put through inhumane training to become a mole inside the police force. (109 mins.)
Director: Jin-won Choi
 
37.
Running Wild (2006)
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Jang is a homicide detective who likes to use violence with criminals, while Oh is a prosecutor who believes in the importance of evidence... (124 mins.)
Director: Seong-soo Kim
 
38.
Les formidables (2006)
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Su-hyun wants to leave the syndicate and opens a small restaurant. Helping his life-long friend from an orphanage... (118 mins.)
Director: Min-ho Cho
 
39.
Bar Legend (2006)
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After living separate lives, three men try to reset their former turf that is now infested with gangsters to it's former glory . (94 mins.)
Director: Beom-gu Cho
 
40.
Fate (2008)
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Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins. (123 mins.)
Director: Hae-gon Kim
 
41.
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
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On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan. (134 mins.)
Director: Jong-bin Yun
 
42.
Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)
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(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles... (98 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-jun Bae
 
43.
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
 
44.
Friend (2001)
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s... (113 mins.)
Director: Kyung-taek Kwak