All Korean movies from 1998-2017

by sinistraI | created - 01 Oct 2013 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Here is my new list: My Favorite Korean movies

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1. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 99,146 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Baby and I (2008)

98 min | Comedy

A rebellious high school student sees his life take a strange turn when he goes to the grocery store and someone leaves a baby in his shopping cart, along with a note claiming he's the father.

Director: Jin-yeong Kim | Stars: Keun-Suk Jang, Shin-Ho Byun, Jae-Hwan Choi, Gyu-pil Go

Votes: 1,532

3. The Guard Post (2008)

121 min | Horror

(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, Young-hoon Lee, Jin-Woong Cho

Votes: 1,557

4. Treeless Mountain (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

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: 1,564 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Death Bell (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 2,001

6. The Divine Weapon (2008)

Not Rated | 134 min | Adventure, Drama

An historical, epic tale of Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow.

Director: Yoo-jin Kim | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Eun-jeong Han, Jun-ho Heo, Sung-Ki Ahn

Votes: 680

7. The Coffin (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

Following the Thai custom to cheat death and rid oneself of bad luck, a man who lays in a coffin for an evening subsequently experiences a series of terrifying incidents.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Florence Faivre, Andrew Lin, Karen Mok

Votes: 576

8. Dream (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Nayoung Lee, Mi-hee Chang, Tae-hyeon Kim

Votes: 3,384

9. A Frozen Flower (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 3,277

10. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 8,495 | Gross: $0.35M

11. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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: 30,488 | Gross: $0.13M

12. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 49,061

13. A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Byun, whilst a good fighter, is constantly ridiculed by the village women for his tiny 'package.' However, this ends when a monk provides Byun with a massive penis and amazing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Hansol Shin | Stars: Tae-gyu Bong, Yi-yeong Shim, Dal-su Oh, Yuh Jung Youn

Votes: 496

14. My Mighty Princess (2008)

122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A beautiful martial arts prodigy becomes a ruthless warrior to guard the world against the evil spell.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Min-a Shin, Joo-Wan On, Tae-Hyun Cha, Jae-Sung Choi

Votes: 690

15. Open City (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Crime

Baek Jang-Mi is the female leader of an international pickpocket gang. Her target is to broaden her territory to outside Seoul. She disguises as a tattooist as a cover. After a number of ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-gi Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Myung-Min Kim, Gi-seok Do, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 699

16. Portrait of a Beauty (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.

Director: Yun-su Jeon | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeong-ho Kim, Nam-gil Kim, Ja-Hyeon Chu

Votes: 531

17. A Man Who Was Superman (2008)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.

Director: Yoon-chul Chung | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ji-hyun Jun, Gil-seung Bang, Woo-hyuk Choi

Votes: 1,702

18. Antique (2008)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jin-hyeok opens a cake shop in an old antique shop, hiring Seun-woo, Korea's best pastry chef, who fell in love with him in high school. Also there, are Soo-young, crushing on Seun-woo, ex-boxer Gi-beom, and Seun-woo's French ex-boyfriend.

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Jae-wook Kim, Ah-in Yoo, Ji-ho Choi

Votes: 1,200

19. Crossing (2008)

107 min | Drama

About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: In-Pyo Cha, Myeong-cheol Shin, Young-hwa Seo, In-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,001

20. Miracle of Giving Fool (2008)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

A mentally challenged man trying to keep his mother's only wish alive at any cost while trying to reconcile with his first and only real crush.

Director: Jeong-kwon Kim | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-won Ha, Sulli Choi, Hyeong-gook Im

Votes: 1,230

21. Beautiful (2008)

88 min | Drama

Eun-young is a woman cursed with great beauty. Wherever she goes, she gets unwanted admiration from men and jealousy from women. One day, one of her stalking admirer invades her place.

Director: Jai-hong Juhn | Stars: Su-yeon Cha, Cheon-hee Lee, Moo-Seong Choi, Min-soo Kim

Votes: 894

22. Night and Day (2008)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

73 Metascore

"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 »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yeong-ho Kim, Su-jeong Hwang, Eun-hye Park, Boris Baum

Votes: 847

23. Crush and Blush (2008)

101 min | Comedy

An awkward and unpopular high school teacher tries to stop two of her colleagues from falling in love.

Director: Kyoung-mi Lee | Stars: Hyo-Jin Kong, Seong-woo Bae, Joon-ho Bong, Woo-seul-hye Hwang

Votes: 430

24. My Wife Got Married (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Romance

It all started with football. Deok-hoon falls in love with In-ah, who shares his love and passion for the sport. They quickly become lovers and he proposes. After her initial refusal, they ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-su Chong | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Ye-jin Son, Seong-hun Cheon, Won-hong Choi

Votes: 353

25. Lovers of 6 Years (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Romance

A film about dating and relationships. It doesn't deal with the kind of head-over-heels, knight-in-shining-armor love that is usually tied to "romance." This is the love that bores, nags, ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeon-jin Park | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Kye-Sang Yoon, Seong-rok Sin, Cha Hyeon-jeong

Votes: 282

26. Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles. Two young boys living in a refugee camp are doing their best living in these... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-jun Bae | Stars: Wan Lee, Chang-ui Song, Greena Park, Ki-young Lee

Votes: 122

27. With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)

95 min | Drama

A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas to visit a family in a small mountain village, where time seems to have stood still for 100 years.

Director: Soo-il Jeon | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Hamo Gurung, Namgya Gurung, Tsering Kipale Gurung

Votes: 211

28. Loner (2008)

117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A student becomes a recluse in response to her best friend's suicide and locks herself in her room. She believes that someone is in the room with her. Her alarmed family hires a psychologist to intervene.

Director: Jae-shik Park | Stars: Min-seo Chae, Yeong-suk Jeong, Yu-seok Jeong, Eun-ah Ko

Votes: 348

29. The Game (2008)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

A struggling artist Hee-do is offered a million dollars to bet his life if he loses a game against a rich old man named No-shik who is dying from a terminal disease. However if Hee Do loses... See full summary »

Director: In-ho Yun | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Hee-Bong Byun, Hye-yeong Lee, Hyeon-ju Son

Votes: 452

30. My Dear Enemy (2008)

123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-woo Ha, Il-hwa Choi, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 659

31. Eye for an Eye (2008)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime

The devious brain behind a heist draws a top police detective, on the eve of his retirement, into an elaborate plot of robbery and revenge.

Directors: Kwon-tae Ahn, Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Seung-won Cha, Young-chang Song, Byung-joon Lee

Votes: 369

32. Romantic Island (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

Three Korean couples travel separately to the Phillipines. A middle aged couple first time abroad, a convenience store clerk bumps into an incognito pop star and the runaway Soo-jin meets a businessman who is there for his father's death.

Director: Kang Cheol-woo | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Soo-kyung Lee, Min-ki Lee, Yoo-jin Kim

Votes: 187

33. Take Off (2009)

137 min | Drama, Sport

Five men go for the gold as members of Korea's national ski jumping team.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-il Sung, Ji-seok Kim, Dong-wook Kim

Votes: 715

34. The Sword with No Name (2009)

124 min | Action, Drama

A Joseon dynasty bounty hunter becomes the body guard of the queen he secretly loves.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Soo Ae, Sophie Broustal, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 956

35. Secret (2009)

105 min | Thriller

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, and it is the reason he loses his own daughter in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Je-gu Yun | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Yun-ah Song, Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-seo Bang

Votes: 464

36. Higanjima (2009)

122 min | Horror

Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Asami Mizukawa, Terri Doty, Dai Watanabe, Miori Takimoto

Votes: 639

37. White Night (2009)

135 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-woo Park | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Ye-jin Son, Soo Go, Cheol-woo Han

Votes: 897

38. Sophie's Revenge (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

Two ex-lovers work together to win back their lost loves, but not everything goes according to plan.

Director: Eva Jin | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Bingbing Fan, Peter Ho, Ji-seob So

Votes: 1,203

39. A Brand New Life (2009)

92 min | Drama

Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

Director: Ounie Lecomte | Stars: Sae-ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ko Asung, Myung-shin Park

Votes: 1,964

40. My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.4