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1. Failan (2001)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met.

Director: Hae-sung Song | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Cecilia Cheung, Dae-Hoon Jeong, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 5,091

2. 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: 3,275

3. Deiji (2006)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

About a tragic love triangle story involving young painter Hye-young, Interpol detective Jeong Woo, and professional hitman Park Yi.

Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Woo-sung Jung, Sung-Jae Lee, Sara Bernardo Aires

Votes: 5,377

4. Take Care of My Cat (2001)

112 min | Drama

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: 2,119 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Secretly, Greatly (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-soo Jang | Stars: Soo-Hyun Kim, Gi-woong Park, Hyun-woo Lee, Hyeon-ju Son

Votes: 2,964

6. Re-encounter (2010)

108 min | Drama

A coming of age story about two young people who fall in love but lose contact when the girl becomes pregnant and the boy leaves her to go to Canada.

Director: Yong-geun Min | Stars: Da-in Yoo, Yeon-Seok Yoo, Hyuk-kwon Park

Votes: 86

7. Juvenile Offender (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama

A juvenile offender Ji-gu reunites with his young mom who he thought was dead.

Director: Yi-kwan Kang | Stars: Won-tae Choi, Seok-yong Jeong, Rae-yeon Kang, Jung-hyun Lee

Votes: 176

8. The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

116 min | Drama, Romance

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: 800

9. The Way Home (2002)

PG | 80 min | Drama

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: 4,566 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Sunny (2011)

PG-13 | 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.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Ho-jeong Yu, Eun-kyung Shim, Hee-kyung Jin, Min-yeong Kim

Votes: 4,314

11. Marathon (2005)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon.

Director: Yoon-chul Chung | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Mi-suk Kim, Gi-yeong Lee, Sung-Hyun Baek

Votes: 2,067

12. Address Unknown (2001)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Dong-kun Yang, Min-jung Ban, Young-min Kim, Eun-jin Pang

Votes: 3,136

13. Breath (2007)

84 min | Drama

A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Chen Chang, In-Hyeong Gang, Jung-woo Ha, Ki-duk Kim

Votes: 4,259

14. Harmony (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

Female prison inmates form a choir.

Director: Dae-gyu Kang | Stars: Yunjin Kim, Moon-hee Na, Ye-won Kang, Joon-myeon Park

Votes: 631

15. Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)

139 min | Comedy, Crime

77 Metascore

A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek, Hye-su Kim, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 1,680

16. One Fine Spring Day (2001)

106 min | Drama, Romance

A sound engineer falls in love with a radio show host after they work together on a project capturing natural sounds.

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Ji-tae Yu, Sang-hui Baek, In-hwan Park

Votes: 1,300

17. Happy End (1999)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a wife becomes the breadwinner of her family after her husband loses his job, adultery becomes part of her life.

Director: Ji-woo Jung | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Do-yeon Jeon, Jin-mo Ju, Mi-seon Hwang

Votes: 1,252

18. Cinderella (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

The daughter of a plastic surgeon experiences strange events that seem to be connected her childhood.

Director: Man-dae Bong | Stars: Ah-yung Ahn, Gyu-ryun Ahn, Ji-won Do, So-min Jeon

Votes: 1,251

19. The Isle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle.

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

Votes: 11,597 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Breathless (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Drama

A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father.

Director: Ik-joon Yang | Stars: Kkobbi Kim, Hwan Lee, Ik-joon Yang, Jeong-soon Park

Votes: 4,376

21. 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

22. Sad Movie (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Several couples struggle with their relationships

Director: Jong-kwan Kwon | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Soo-jung Lim, Tae-Hyun Cha, Jung-ah Yum

Votes: 2,945

23. Oasis (2002)

133 min | Drama, Romance

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: 6,781

24. Secret Sunshine (2007)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Kang-ho Song, Yeong-jin Jo, Mi-kyung Kim

Votes: 5,432

25. Time (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-Yeon Park, Jun-yeong Jang, Gyu-Woon Jung

Votes: 11,070 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Battle Ground 625 (2005)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ha-kyun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Ha-ryong Lim

Votes: 6,090

27. Windstruck (2004)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Hyuk Jang, Su-ro Kim, Ki-woo Lee

Votes: 6,358

28. Il Mare (2000)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new ... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-seung Lee | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Ji-hyun Jun, Mu-saeng Kim, Seung-yeon Jo

Votes: 7,400

29. 71: Into the Fire (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 4,611

30. Bedevilled (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

Director: Cheol-soo Jang | Stars: Yeong-hie Seo, Seong-won Ji, Min-ho Hwang, Min Je

Votes: 11,433

31. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

The attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry, triggering a series of violent events which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-Seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 16,044

32. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

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: 12,359

33. Phone (2002)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 4,648

34. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

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: 5,260 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Save the Green Planet! (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jung-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee

Votes: 7,106 | Gross: $0.01M

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

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

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

Votes: 35,557 | Gross: $1.11M

37. Voice (2005)

Unrated | 104 min | Horror

While training after hours in her high-school, the aspiring singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes. Her ghost is invisible and trapped in the school, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Equan Choi | Stars: Ye-ryeon Cha, Ok-bin Kim, Seo-hyeong Kim, Hyeon-kyeong Lim

Votes: 1,355

38. The Tower (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Drama

A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

Director: Ji-hoon Kim | Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Kyung-gu Sol, Ye-jin Son, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 4,436

39. Joint Security Area (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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: 23,280

40. New World (2013)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Jung-min Hwang, Sung-woong Park

Votes: 17,350 | Gross: $0.46M

41. The King and the Clown (2005)

PG-13 | 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.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,630



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