My favorite Asian movies

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1. Kaiji: Jinsei gyakuten gêmu (2009)

130 min | Drama

6.5
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Kaiji, a young gambler who is constantly in debt, enters a deadly gambling competition in order to wipe away his loans.

Director: Tôya Satô | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Teruyuki Kagawa, Tarô Yamamoto

Votes: 1,064

2. Kaiji 2: Jinsei dakkai gêmu (2011)

Drama

6.6
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Kaiji erased all of his debts in the first movie. A year later, he's back in the same debt ridden situation. Kaiji then gets a chance to clear himself of his 200 million Yen debt, but he has only 2 weeks.

Director: Tôya Satô | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yûsuke Iseya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Katsuhisa Namase

Votes: 468

3. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 149,983

First Asian movie I ever saw (back when I was a wee child of 13) left me with the love of Asian cinema

4. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 17,493

No where near as good as the first but still worth a watch

5. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 25,344

6. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 13,492

7. L: Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, Shunji Fujimura, Tatsuya Fujiwara

Votes: 6,690

8. Inshite miru: 7-kakan no desu gêmu (2010)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda, Masanori Ishii

Votes: 960

9. Sabu (2002 TV Movie)

122 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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When a young man is sent to a prison workhouse for a crime he did not commit his friend on the outside must find evidence to clear his name.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Tomoko Tabata, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 364

10. Kamen gakuen (2001)

90 min | Fantasy, Mystery

5.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Takashi Komatsu | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Maya Kurosu, Ikkei Watanabe, Yûma Ishigaki

Votes: 77

11. Chameleon (2008)

97 min | Drama

5.5
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The protagonist of this film is a con artist with ability to change depending on the environment and emotions of those around him. He leads of a group of street crooks, one day they ... See full summary »

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Asami Mizukawa, Shun Shioya, Kosuke Toyohara

Votes: 117

12. Kokuhaku (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 29,498

Little slow to start but blew me away in the end

13. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 15,128

Aka one missed call

14. 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: 47,270

15. Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan (2003)

R | 97 min | Horror, Drama

6.0
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A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins

Director: Jae-yeon Yun | Stars: Ji-hyo Song, Han-byeol Park, An Jo, Ji-Yeon Park

Votes: 2,599

16. Yeogo goedam (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim, Roe-ha Kim

Votes: 2,526

17. Ryeong (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

6.2
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A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Sang-mi Nam, Hye-bin Jeon, Yi Shin

Votes: 1,630

18. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 55,121

19. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 34,844 | Gross: $0.33M

20. Funuke domo, kanashimi no ai wo misero (2007)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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Traumatic incidents, conflicts, and bloody quarrels awaits the Wago family members who return home to bury their parents.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Eriko Satô, Aimi Satsukawa, Hiromi Nagasaku, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 618

21. Oasis (2002)

133 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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79 Metascore

An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, So-ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo

Votes: 6,051

22. Kansen (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 4,679

23. Yeongeo wanjeonjeongbok (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Young-Joo (Lee Na-Young) is selected by her co-workers to take an English class for her department. On her first day in class, things suddenly turn interesting when she meets Moon-Soo (Jang... See full summary »

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Na-yeong Lee, Hyuk Jang, Angela Kelly, In-mun Kim

Votes: 979

24. Gin gwai (2002)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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66 Metascore

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou, Jinda Duangtoy

Votes: 25,971 | Gross: $0.50M

25. The Eye 2 (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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After a failed suicide attempt, a pregnant woman gains the ability to see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Qi Shu, Eugenia Yuan, Jesdaporn Pholdee, Thanarat Poonnarattanakul

Votes: 4,246

26. Invitation Only (2009)

95 min | Horror, Romance

4.9
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Five people arrive at a party, fully unaware that the special night is just a cover for an evening of torture and murder.

Director: Kevin Ko | Stars: Liz Yang, Lene Lai, Jerry Chih-Wei Huang, Ray Chang

Votes: 939

27. Cheuuat gaawn chim (2009)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.4
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A poverty stricken woman starts a restaurant where she slaughters people and serves up human flesh, cut from her victims.

Director: Tiwa Moeithaisong | Stars: Mai Charoenpura, Rattanaballang Tohssawat, Wiradit Srimalai, Atitaya Shindejanichakul

Votes: 664

28. The Butcher (II) (2007)

75 min | Horror

4.7
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The making of a snuff film from both the perspectives the killers and of the victims.

Director: Kim Jin-won | Stars: You Dong-hun, Kim Sung-il

Votes: 169

29. Sil jong (2009)

99 min | Thriller

6.1
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(Korean with English subtitles) Inspired by the real story of a Korean serial killer, Missing is one woman's intense journey into the dark den of depravity. Hyeon-jeong ventures to a small ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-Hong Kim | Stars: Ja-Hyeon Chu, Min-hee Ha, Gi-ho Heo, Eun-jeong Hwang

Votes: 489

30. Laa-thaa-phii (2006)

100 min | Horror

4.9
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Ghost Game tells the story of 11 contestants who sign up for a scary reality show which forces them to confront the supernatural and their innermost fears. They're brought to an ancient war... See full summary »

Director: Sarawut Wichiensarn | Stars: Pachornpol Jantieng, Thanyanan Mahapirun, Phongsak Rattanapong, Zeenam Soonthorn

Votes: 378

31. Jiao zi (2004)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. ... See full summary »

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Pauline Lau, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Bai Ling, Meme Tian

Votes: 7,695

32. Koroshiya 1 (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 45,730 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Shinbu sueob (2004)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Kyu-sik is a seminary student, who one day falls during a church service, dropping a precious, pope-blessed relic. As punishment, he and his comic relief friend Seon-dal are sent away to a ... See full summary »

Director: In-mu Heo | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Ji-won Ha, In-kwon Kim, In-mun Kim

Votes: 801

34. Cheongchun-manhwa (2006)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Ji-hwan is a taekwondo student with a part time job as a stunt man, who dreams of becoming Korea's answer to Jackie Chan. Dal-rae is a drama student and aspiring actress, but tends to fail ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Jong-ryol Choi, Mi-ne Jang, Gyu-su Jeong, Gi-hwa Kang

Votes: 589

35. Maljukgeori janhoksa (2004)

116 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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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, Seoul. Hyun-Soo transferred to JungMoon High, Maljuk Street, Kangnam, Seoul. He... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Jung-Jin Lee, Ga-in Han, Hyo-jun Park

Votes: 2,184

36. Choyonghan kajok (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.1
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A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: In-hwan Park, Mun-hee Na, Kang-ho Song, Min-sik Choi

Votes: 3,282

37. 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: 410,704 | Gross: $0.71M

You knew this one had to be coming

38. Geomi sup (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

Director: Il-gon Song | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jung Suh, Kyung-hun Kang, Hyun-sung Jang

Votes: 1,872

39. Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,116

40. Seulpeumboda deo seulpeun iyagi (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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"K" loves Cream but has terminal cancer so he keeps his love for her secret and tries to find a mate for her before he dies so she will not be alone after he dies.

Director: Tae-Yeon Won | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Bo-young Lee, Beom-su Lee, Jong-hak Choi

Votes: 1,774

41. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 40,017

42. Nae-sa-rang ssa-ga-ji (2004)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Ha-yeong is dumped by her boyfriend on the 100th day of their relationship, an important milestone for every couple. Hyeong-jun is a wealthy and handsome man who melts women wherever he ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-yeob Shin | Stars: Jae-won Kim, Ji-won Ha, Tae-hyeon Kim, Min Han

Votes: 2,407

43. Pon (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi, Ji-yeon Choi

Votes: 4,435

44. Chello hongmijoo ilga salinsagan (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck

Director: Woo-cheol Lee | Stars: Hyun-Ah Sung, Da-an Park, Ho-bin Jeong, Jin Woo

Votes: 2,216

45. Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon (2011)

106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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So-yeun gets stuck with a Persian cat when its owner dies. From then on, she is haunted by a girl with green cat-like eyes.

Director: Seung-wook Byeon | Stars: Min-Young Park, Dong-wook Kim, Ye-ron Kim, Min-jae Kim

Votes: 936

46. Haendeupon (2009)

Not Rated | 137 min | Thriller

6.6
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Talent manager Seung-min sees Yoon Jin Ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-Ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former ... See full summary »

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Yong-woo Park, Tae-woong Eom, Sol-mi Park, Bo-yeon Hwang

Votes: 398

47. Shikoku (1999)

100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's ... See full summary »

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Yui Natsukawa, Michitaka Tsutsui, Chiaki Kuriyama, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 577

48. Versus (II) (2000)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda

Votes: 11,550

49. 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: 78,149 | Gross: $2.20M

50. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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64 Metascore

A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 34,091 | Gross: $1.11M

51. Pohwasogeuro (2010)

120 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Sang-Woo Kwon, Seung-hyun Choi, Seung-woo Kim

Votes: 4,315

52. Kairo (2001)

R | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 13,192 | Gross: $0.05M

53. Yogen (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.3
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While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

Votes: 3,628

54. 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: 83,801 | Gross: $0.13M

55. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 60,716

56. 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: 34,668 | Gross: $0.30M

57. 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: 43,759

58. 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: 83,407 | Gross: $0.01M

59. Bangkok Haunted (2001)

130 min | Horror, Mystery

5.1
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Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not ... See full summary »

Directors: Oxide Chun Pang, Pisut Praesangeam | Stars: Pimsiree Pimsee, Pramote Seangsorn, Dawan Singha-Wee, Kalyanut Sriboonrueng

Votes: 582

60. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 34,816

61. The Heirloom (2005)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Terri Kwan, Jason Chang, Chia-Hui Chang, Tender Huang

Votes: 703

62. Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)

101 min | Horror

5.2
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A young couple reawaken the spirit of a famous old Thai legend.

Director: Mark Duffield | Stars: Pataratida Pacharawirapong, Siwat Chotchaicharin, Porntip Papanai, Jaran Ngamdee

Votes: 702

63. End Call (2008)

94 min | Horror

4.5
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The Devil has a phone number, and if you call him on your mobile phone at midnight, he will grant your wish. In return however, he will control your life for the duration of the call.

Director: Kiyoshi Yamamoto | Stars: Yuria Haga, Asami Usuda, Tasuku Nagaoka, Rina Matsuki

Votes: 174

64. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 26,287

65. Nae maeumui punggeum (1999)

116 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Hong-yun is a high school girl in little mountain village when she falls head-over-heels for a handsome new school teacher, Mr. Jang. What with taking care of her youngest baby brother for ... See full summary »

Director: Young-jae Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jae-in Kim, Namhee Kwon, Byung-hun Lee

Votes: 754

66. 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: 67,606 | Gross: $2.38M

67. Saimin (1999)

110 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Gorô Inagaki, Miho Kanno, Takeshi Masu, Ken Utsui

Votes: 589

68. Gosa (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

Director: Hong-Seung Yoon | Stars: In-sook Choi, Da-Geon, Eun-jeong Ham, Sung Jin

Votes: 1,793

69. You're My Pet (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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On a rainy night, Eun-Yi walks home and finds a large blue box on front of her home. When she looks inside of the box she's shocked again to see the named In-Ho, sitting in the box. Ji-Eun ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-gon Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Keun-Suk Jang, Tae-Joon Ryu, Yu-mi Jeong

Votes: 800

70. Kidari ajeossi (2005)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Young-mi (played by the fresh and wonderful Ha Ji-won) lost her parents when she was still young, but despite such hardship, she manages to live her life cheerfully. Helping her out is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-sik Kong | Stars: Hyun Bin, Bo-ra Geum, Ji-won Ha, Jun-ha Jeong

Votes: 451

71. Tsumetai nettaigyo (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 8,684

72. 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: 28,850 | Gross: $0.13M

73. Minyeo-neun goerowo (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyeon-sook Kim

Votes: 5,779

74. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 249,314 | Gross: $4.71M

75. Baekmanjangja-ui cheot-sarang (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could be a millionaire by inheriting his deceased grandfather's wealth. Unfortunately his ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyun Bin, Yong-joon Cho, Do-hyeon Lee, Han-sol Lee

Votes: 4,065

76. Kuchisake-onna (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.5
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana

Votes: 2,108

77. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Directors: Sion Sono, Joe DiGiorgi, Tony Salerno | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,305

78. Apartment 1303 (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

4.8
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A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Arata Furuta, Eriko Hatsune, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 1,640

79. Gabal (2005)

106 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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In Seoul, Su-Hyeon is terminal with leukemia, and bald due the treatment of chemotherapy. Her sister Ji-Hyeon buys a long-haired wig, but she does not disclose the truth about Su-Hyeon's ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Min-seo Chae, Jung-sung Lee, Kyeong-bin Rah, Hyeon-jin Sa

Votes: 1,071

Really bad title, but good film all the same

80. Seuseung-ui eunhye (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Buried grudges have disasterous consequences for a class reunion in this unapologetically bloody film from Korean director Dae-wung Lim.

Director: Dae-wung Lim | Stars: Seong-won Jang, Eung-soo Kim, Yeong-Seon Kim, Dong-kyu Lee

Votes: 1,854

81. Hansel and Gretel (2007)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.

Director: Pil-sung Yim | Stars: Jeong-myeong Cheon, Eun Won-jae, Eun-kyung Shim, Ji-hee Jin

Votes: 3,709

82. 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: 32,781 | Gross: $0.55M

83. Goth (2008)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Morino and Kamiyama share a morbid fascination with cruelty and murder in this horror. Together they track down a brutal serial killer to find the latest two victims - not necessarily to ... See full summary »

Director: Gen Takahashi | Stars: Kanata Hongô, Rin Takanashi, Kunihiko Ida, Mika Kamiya

Votes: 488

84. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.0
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In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 9,632

85. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 166,104

86. Saam gaang yi (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

7.0
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66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 16,920 | Gross: $0.08M

87. R-Point (2004)

R | 107 min | Action, Horror, War

6.4
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Sun-kyun Lee, Won-sang Park

Votes: 4,537

88. The Guard Post (2008)

121 min | Horror

6.0
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(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Hyun-jae Cho, Kyoo-Hwan Choi, Byeong-Cheol Do

Votes: 1,446

89. Geoul sokeuro (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

Director: Sung-ho Kim | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-min Kim, Hye-na Kim, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 2,787

90. Hayanbang (2002)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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A website is seemingly killing every woman who views it within fifteen days. While investigating the phenomenon, a female reporter begins an investigation that leads to the discovery of the site known only as The White Room.

Director: Chang-jae Lim | Stars: Eun-ju Lee, Jun-ho Jeong, Seong-Yong Kye, Hyeon-suk Kim

Votes: 382

91. 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: 19,965

92. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

Votes: 2,452

93. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 28,822

94. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 51,645 | Gross: $0.05M

95. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 59,742 | Gross: $0.21M

96. Jibeuro (2002)

PG | 80 min | Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee | Stars: Seung-ho Yoo, Eul-boon Kim, Hyo-hee Dong, Kyung-hyun Min

Votes: 4,250 | Gross: $0.44M

97. The Doll Master (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong | Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyeong-tak Shin, Ji-young Ok

Votes: 1,591

98. Woochi (2009)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Soo-jung Lim, Dong-won Gang, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 2,528

99. 4 inyong shiktak (2003)

127 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Jeong-won is a man with no memory of his childhood and his real family. At the beginning of the film he witnesses the deaths of two young girls. He begins seeing the girls dead bodies ... See full summary »

Director: Soo-youn Lee | Stars: Shin-yang Park, Ji-hyun Jun, Seon Yu, Ok Jeong

Votes: 1,306

100. Jungdok (2002)

110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Two brothers, Ho-jin and Dae-jin, were the only family they had. The older brother Ho-jin married Eun-soo, extending their family to three, and they all lived happy, tranquil days together.... See full summary »

Director: Young-hoon Park | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Mi-yeon Lee, Eol Lee, Seon-yeong Park

Votes: 1,078