Korean Mega List

by xavxaxav | created - 14 Jan 2015 | updated - 14 Jan 2015 | Public

Korean films I've seen/want to watch.

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1. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 10,662

2. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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: 79,789 | Gross: $2.20M

3. 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: 6,219

4. Syoo-peo-maen-i-sseo-deon sa-na-i (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: 1,639

5. Ta-weo (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Comedy, 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: 4,011

6. Confession of Murder (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Shi-hoo Park, Hae-Kyun Jung, Yeong-ae Kim

Votes: 5,975

7. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 33,999 | Gross: $0.55M

8. Yeon-ga-si (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-woo Park | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Jung-hee Moon, Dong-wan Kim, Lee Hanee

Votes: 1,505

9. Castaway on the Moon (2009)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

Director: Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

Votes: 13,127 | Gross: $3.73M

10. 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: 89,994 | Gross: $0.01M

11. 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: 45,315

12. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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: 425,496 | Gross: $0.71M

13. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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-Hyuk Lee, In-seo Kim

Votes: 86,422 | Gross: $0.13M

14. In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Pil-sung Yim, Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Doona Bae, Joon-ho Bong, Ji-hee Jin, Yun-hie Jo

Votes: 2,836

15. 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.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 51,359 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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: 68,609 | Gross: $2.38M

17. 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Hwan-kyung Lee | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, So Won Kal, Dal-su Oh, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 9,439

18. 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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Hee-jin Choi, Byeong-ok Kim

Votes: 20,284

19. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

Several people living in Haeundae find themselves struggling in their lives, while a marine geologist tries to alert the authorities about an impending tsunami heading straight towards the coast.

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Joong-Hoon Park, Kyung-gu Sol, Ye-won Kang

Votes: 3,183

20. Eun-mil-ha-gae eui-dae-ha-gae (2013)

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: 2,652

21. Cho-neung-ryeok-ja (2010)

100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man.

Director: Min-suk Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Soo Go, Da-kyeong Yoon, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 1,290

22. Hellowoo goseuteu (2010)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away.

Director: Young-Tak Kim | Stars: Tae-hyun Cha, Ye-won Kang, Moon-su Lee, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 3,065

23. Do-ga-ni (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, 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.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 6,920

24. Geulreobeu (2011)

144 min | Drama, Sport

Kim Sang-nam (Jeong Jae-yeong), a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Seon Yu, Shin-il Kang, Jin-Woong Cho

Votes: 251

25. Maraton (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: 1,952

26. Pacemaker (2011)

124 min | Drama, Sport

Man-ho is a pacemaker for Korean national marathon team. His purpose is to stay ahead of others until the 30km mark. But he gradually grows a desire to run for the victory.

Director: Dal-Joong Kim | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Tae-Joon Choi, Ara Go, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 105

27. Dohee-ya (2014)

119 min | Drama

Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters ... See full summary »

Director: July Jung | Stars: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang

Votes: 1,815

28. Gamgi (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

40 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a lethal, airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers from Seoul.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae, Roxanne Aparicio, Tom Bauer

Votes: 4,388

29. Hai-hil (2014)

125 min | Action, Comedy

From people's eyes he seems like a sadistic cop who give no mercy to his enemy. But, deep inside his heart Ji-wook hides his desire to become a woman.

Director: Jin Jang | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Jeong-se Oh, Som E., Kil-kang Ahn

Votes: 955

30. Ya-gan-bi-haeng (2014)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

Three teenage boys Yong-ju, Gi-Woong and Gi-Taek, were once best friends in middle school, but they become estranged from each other once they enter high school. While Yong-ju and Gi-Taek ... See full summary »

Director: Hee-il Leesong | Stars: Si-Yang Kwak, Jae-Joon Lee, Jun-ha Choi, Chang-hwan Kim

Votes: 601