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1. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 411,012 | Gross: $0.71M

2. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-hyeok Lee, In-seo Kim

Votes: 83,875 | Gross: $0.13M

3. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 83,503 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 67,631 | Gross: $2.38M

5. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 47,297

6. Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 28,864 | Gross: $0.13M

7. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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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.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 49,952 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 78,189 | Gross: $2.20M

9. Thirst (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-suk Kim, Ha-kyun Shin

Votes: 34,681 | Gross: $0.30M

10. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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64 Metascore

A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 43,808

11. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-yeon Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 42,310 | Gross: $0.24M

12. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Hie-jin Choi, Byeong-ok Kim

Votes: 19,974

13. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 32,804 | Gross: $0.55M

14. Hwanghae (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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70 Metascore

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, but he doesn't hear from her since in 6 months. He plays ... See full summary »

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yun-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 14,200

15. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 4,817 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Chingoo (2001)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo, Un-taek Jeong

Votes: 4,121

17. Seom (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jung Suh, Yoosuk Kim, Sung-hee Park, Jae-hyeon Jo

Votes: 11,008 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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58 Metascore

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 »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 21,298

19. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Eol Lee, Ji-min Kwak, Yeo-reum Han, Hyun-min Kwon

Votes: 11,918

20. Bad Guy (2001)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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49 Metascore

One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags".

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 8,017

21. Shi (2010)

Unrated | 139 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hee-ra Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 7,556 | Gross: $0.36M

22. Hwal (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Yeo-reum Han, Si-jeok Seo, Gook-hwan Jeon, Seong-hwang Jeon

Votes: 9,442

23. 3 Extremes II (2002)

R | 140 min | Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon, is about a woman (Kim Hye-Soo) who disappears from the home she ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Jee-woon Kim, Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Leon Lai, Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat

Votes: 2,980

24. Bakha satang (1999)

129 min | Drama

7.8
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, Jung Suh, So-ri Moon

Votes: 5,828

25. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001)

112 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

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 »

Director: Jae-eun Jeong | Stars: Doona Bae, Yo-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Shadowless Sword (2005)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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So-ha, a deadly female warrior, is sent to find a exiled prince after the Killer Blade Army killed the royal family.

Director: Young-jun Kim | Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, So-yi Yoon, Seo-jin Lee, Ki-yong Lee

Votes: 2,626

27. Jjakpae (2006)

92 min | Action

6.7
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Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jae-mo Ahn, Kil-kang Ahn, Dong-Hyeon Baek, Richard Epcar

Votes: 3,765

28. Arahan jangpung daejakjeon (2004)

114 min | Action, Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Seung-bum Ryoo, So-yi Yoon, Sung-Ki Ahn, Doo-hong Jung

Votes: 3,331

29. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.06M

30. Tae-poong (2005)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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46 Metascore

A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Jung-jae Lee, Mi-yeon Lee, David Lee McInnis

Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $0.14M

31. Mo-bi-dik (2011)

112 min | Action

6.5
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A mysterious explosion occurs at the Balam Bridge in Seoul on November 20th, 1994. In front of hot-blooded local news reporter Lee Bang-Woo, Yoon Hyeok appears. Yoon Hyeok is from the same ... See full summary »

Director: In-je Park | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Goo Jin, Min-hee Kim, Sang-ho Kim

Votes: 267

32. Chi to hone (2004)

140 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 1,730

33. Bichunmoo (2000)

TV-MA | 118 min | Drama, Action, Fantasy

6.2
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A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.

Director: Young-jun Kim | Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Hee-seon Kim, Jin-young Jung, Dong-jik Jang

Votes: 2,504

34. Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.

Director: So Yong Kim | Stars: Chae Gil Byung, Jung Gil Ja, Shin Hyun Je, Kim Mi Jung

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.06M

35. 4:30 (2005)

93 min | Drama

6.7
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"4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, ... See full summary »

Director: Royston Tan | Stars: Young-jun Kim, Xiao Li Yuan

Votes: 466

36. Don-eui mat (2012)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue. The family bribes a government official to take ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Yun-shik Baek, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Hyo-jin Kim

Votes: 1,072