85 of My Favorite South Korea Films (2000 - 2011)by doni_agustan | created - 15 Aug 2012 | updated - 15 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Late Autumn (2010)
116 min | Drama
Anna Chen's highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. ... See full summary »
2. Sseo-ni (2011)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
3. Do-ga-ni (2011)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
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.
6. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 51,062 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Shi (2010)
Unrated | 139 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 7,721 | Gross: $0.36M
15. The Chaser (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.
18. Night and Day (2008)
Not Rated | 144 min | Drama
"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and ... See full summary »
19. Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western
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.
Votes: 29,278 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Geu nom moksori (2007)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran ... See full summary »
23. Hansel and Gretel (2007)
TV-14 | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
24. M (I) (2007)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young writer can't write a word for his next novel, he also doesn't feel right with his fiancée; because he falls in love with a woman, but he can't remember who she is and can't figure out if she's real or just a dream.
25. Sebeun deijeu (2007)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty.
27. Jjakpae (2006)
92 min | Action
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 »
28. Haebyeonui yeoin (2006)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend's girlfriend.
Votes: 910 | Gross: $0.01M
30. The Host (2006)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 79,424 | Gross: $2.20M
31. Gajokeui tansaeng (2006)
113 min | Drama
Mira is a shy, single woman who runs a small restaurant and tends her plants with love and care. Her life is thrown into mayhem when her brother Hyung Chul, shows up out of the blue after ... See full summary »
32. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
33. Sasaeng gyeoldan (2006)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The underworld of pushers, addicts, cops, and mobsters in Buson. Sang-do is a pusher, selling meth, abstaining from using it, living the high life, and, passing on information to the police... See full summary »
35. Gukgyeong-ui namjjok (2006)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
Kim Sun-ho is a horn player in an orchestra in North Korea. As he belongs to a comparatively high class in his country, Sun-ho enjoys his life and has plans to marry his girlfriend Yon-hwa.... See full summary »
36. Minyeo-neun goerowo (2006)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
37. Horobicheu-reul wihayeo (2006)
108 min | Drama
Kim Ji-su is a 31-year-old single woman who once wanted to become a famous pianist like Horowitz. Her dream was shattered but she was able to go on by teaching children to play piano. One ... See full summary »
39. Hyeol-eui-noo (2005)
Not Rated | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller
Blood Rain tells the story of a slew of grisly murders plaguing a small, fairly isolated island village. However, it's not just the mounting death toll that's causing residents to worry, ... See full summary »
40. Wang-ui namja (2005)
119 min | Drama, History
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.
41. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly cruel and brutal means.
Votes: 60,794 | Gross: $0.21M
42. Jumeogi unda (2005)
134 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tae Sik, a troubled middle aged man and Sang Hwan, a troubled youth will meet in the ring with their respective mission. To change their life.
43. Neoneun nae unmyeong (2005)
G | 121 min | Drama, Romance
Seok-joong, a farmer in his mid thirties, is desperate to find a wife and settle down. After backing out of a scheme to set him up with a Filipino bride, he falls head over heels in love ... See full summary »
46. Yeonae-ui mokjeok (2005)
121 min | Comedy, Romance
An introvert, indifferent woman joins a high school as a student teacher, under supervision of a shameless, nymphomaniac man who is a year younger than her. On a school trip, the supervisor... See full summary »
47. Domabaem (2006)
117 min | Romance
One sunny day, a young boy named Jo-kang meets a curious young girl dressed in a bright yellow raincoat. She tells everyone in school that she is an alien and whomever she touches will be ... See full summary »
48. April Snow (2005)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident. After learning that their spouses have been having an affair, the two begin one of their own.
50. A Moment to Remember (2004)
117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
51. Ineo gongju (2004)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy