South Korean Films

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
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... (115 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
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In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
9.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
10.
Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
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Four disaffected youths rob a gas station but find their plans complicated and sidetracked before the night is through. (113 mins.)
Director: Sang-Jin Kim
 
11.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
May 18 (2007)
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The story of events leading up to the 1980 Gwangju massacre in South Korea when thousands of students and protesters were killed by armed troops during an anti-government demonstration. (120 mins.)
Director: Ji-hoon Kim
 
17.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
18.
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
 
19.
Secret Reunion (2010)
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A North Korean spy and a former South Korean agent form a tense partnership. (117 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
20.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
21.
The Front Line (2011)
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. (133 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
22.
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
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A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness. (116 mins.)
Director: Hae-jun Lee
 
23.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
24.
Pairan (2001)
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Masquerade (2012)
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Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double... (131 mins.)
Director: Chang-min Choo
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
 
29.
Barking dogs never bite (2000)
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An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action. (110 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
30.
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
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Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world. (118 mins.)
Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
 
31.
Bedevilled (2010)
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
32.
Confession of Murder (2012)
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After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography... (119 mins.)
 
33.
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war. (133 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Hyun Park
 
34.
My Brother (2004)
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The younger brother, Jong-hyeon (Won Bin) is a good-looking, class-A fighter. The older brother, Seong-hyeon... (112 mins.)
Director: Kwon-tae Ahn
 
35.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
36.
The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)
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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... (116 mins.)
Director: Young-jae Lee
 
37.
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school... (112 mins.)
Director: Jae-eun Jeong
 
38.
Time (2006)
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To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
39.
The Way Home (2002)
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Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work... (80 mins.)
Director: Jeong-hyang Lee
 
40.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
41.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
42.
The Bow (2005)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
43.
The Isle (2000)
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A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
44.
The Quiet Family (1998)
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A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates. (101 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
45.
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
 
46.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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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... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
47.
A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. (92 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
 
48.
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
 
49.
Montage (2013)
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15 years ago, a mother lost her child in a kidnapping case. A similar crime happens again and she won't let him go this time. (120 mins.)
Director: Geun-seop Jeong
 
50.
Silenced (2011)
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Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time. (125 mins.)
Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
 
51.
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
 
52.
Marathon (2005)
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An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon. (117 mins.)
Director: Yoon-Chul Chung
 
53.
Sunny (2011)
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Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time. (124 mins.)
 
54.
Private Eye (2009)
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The story takes place in occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, where a young student in medicine... (111 mins.)
Director: Dae-min Park
 
55.
The King and the Clown (2005)
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Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh. (119 mins.)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
 
56.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end. (129 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
57.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
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A story about love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Accused of murder and rape, her father's home is prison. (127 mins.)
Director: Lee Hwan-Kyung
 
58.
Cold Eyes (2013)
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A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers. (119 mins.)
 
59.
Oasis (2002)
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An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her. (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
60.
The Terror Live (2013)
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Young-Hwa Yoon, once a top national news anchor wants to get his title back through an exclusive live broadcast with a terrorist. (97 mins.)
Director: Byeong-woo Kim
 
61.
Guns & Talks (2001)
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Four unlikely assassins genuinely care about their customers and victims, meanwhile a prosecutor is on their trail. (120 mins.)
Director: Jin Jang
 
62.
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
 
63.
The Berlin File (2013)
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Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean "ghost" agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice. (120 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
 
64.
The Thieves (2012)
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In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job... (135 mins.)
Director: Choi Dong Hoon
 
65.
Train to Busan (2016)
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While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. (118 mins.)
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
 
66.
The Wailing (2016)
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A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter. (156 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
67.
Flu (2013)
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The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country... (122 mins.)
Director: Sung-su Kim
 
68.
Tunnel (2016)
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A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped. (126 mins.)
Director: Seong-hun Kim