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1.
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
 
2.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
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.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
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The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
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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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
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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.
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
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One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper... (122 mins.)
Director: Jin-pyo Park
 
13.
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
 
14.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
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The Host (2006)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
16.
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
 
17.
War of the Arrows (2011)
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian. (122 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
 
18.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
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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. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
19.
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
 
20.
Hwasango (2001)
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Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape. (120 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
 
21.
Secret (2009)
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Sung-ryeol is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is an upright man, but is having an affair with his colleague's wife... (105 mins.)
Director: Jae-gu Yoon
 
22.
My Boss, My Hero (2001)
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When a young gang leader seems to be just a bit too stupid to effectively carry out his daily tasks--embarrassing... (98 mins.)
Director: JK Youn
 
23.
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
 
24.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
25.
Arahan (2004)
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As a dorky cop falls in with five Tao masters who admire his c'hi, an ancient foe comes looking for them all. (114 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
 
26.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
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After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (112 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
 
27.
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
 
28.
Blind (2011)
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A missing person case involving a female university student and the victim in a hit and run case appears to be the same person... (111 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
 
29.
Man of Vendetta (2010)
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One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo... (113 mins.)
Director: Min-ho Woo
 
30.
The Warrior (2001)
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops. (158 mins.)
Director: Sung-su Kim
 
31.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
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A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
32.
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