My Favorite Korean Moviesby ajr93 | created - 18 Sep 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
I still have many to see: • Masquerade • The King and the Clown • Miracle in Cell No. 7 • Haunters • Hwayi: A Monster Boy • My Way • A Moment to Remember • Crying Fist (2005) • Silmido (2003) • My Sassy Girl (2001) • All About My Wife (2012) • The Berlin File (2013) • The Attorney (2013) • The Thieves (2012) • Cruel Winter Blues • Confidential Assignment (2017) • The City of Violence (2006) • The Suspect (2013) • The Villainess (2017) • Cold Eyes (2013) • Il Mare (2000) • Flu (2013) • R-Point (2004) • Spider Forest (2004)
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1. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama
Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.
2. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 446,387 | Gross: $0.71M
3. Snowpiercer (2013)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.
Votes: 230,331 | Gross: $4.56M
4. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 96,781 | Gross: $0.01M
5. Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy
An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action.
6. The Wailing (2016)
Not Rated | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
7. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: 63,291 | Gross: $0.21M
8. 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.
9. Gukjesijang (2014)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy's vow to take care of his family marked the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning 60 years.
Votes: 2,809 | Gross: $2.30M
10. Mother (2009)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.
Votes: 35,992 | Gross: $0.55M
11. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 55,033 | Gross: $0.05M
12. Sinsegye (2013)
Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama
An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.
Votes: 17,081 | Gross: $0.46M
13. Choyonghan kajok (1998)
101 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.
14. Ah-ga-ssi (2016)
Not Rated | 144 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
Votes: 72,524 | Gross: $2.01M
15. I Saw the Devil (2010)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Votes: 91,268 | Gross: $0.13M
16. Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.
17. Busanhaeng (2016)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
Votes: 101,933 | Gross: $2.13M
18. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.
Votes: 70,275 | Gross: $2.38M
19. Hwanghae (2010)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
20. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 35,290 | Gross: $1.11M
21. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
22. Joint Security Area (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
23. 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: 82,892 | Gross: $2.20M
24. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, 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: 53,835 | Gross: $0.01M
25. 3-Iron (2004)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.
Votes: 44,269 | Gross: $0.24M
26. Taeksi woonjunsa (2017)
Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History
A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.
Votes: 8,400 | Gross: $1.53M
27. Jigureul jikyeora! (2003)
Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.
Votes: 7,060 | Gross: $0.01M
28. 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: 30,186 | Gross: $0.13M
29. Pieta (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama
A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Votes: 11,232 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol (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.
31. War of the Arrows (2011)
R | 122 min | Action
A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Mongols with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.
Votes: 10,018 | Gross: $0.25M
32. 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.
Votes: 13,819 | Gross: $3.73M
33. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da (2014)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event.
37. Biyeolhan geori (2006)
Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small time thug collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his devotion to family.
38. Mong-ta-joo (2013)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
39. Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol (2017)
Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
After a heroic death, a firefighter navigates the afterlife with the help of three guides.
Votes: 8,316 | Gross: $1.91M
40. The Divine Move (2014)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime
A professional baduk player infiltrates his local underground gambling scene to avenge his brother's death.
41. Juyuso seubgyuksageun (1999)
R | 113 min | Comedy
Four disaffected youths rob a gas station but find their plans complicated and sidetracked before the night is through.
42. 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.
43. Thirst (2009)
R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.
Votes: 36,926 | Gross: $0.30M
44. Simpan (1999)
26 min | Short, Drama
Two different families claim the body of a woman killed in a catastrophe.
45. Mil-jeong (2016)
TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.
Votes: 6,166 | Gross: $0.54M
46. 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.
47. Bareuge salja (2007)
102 min | Action, Comedy
Things get out of control when Doman, an eager and saintly traffic cop, is asked the play the role of the bank robber in a robbery intervention police training program.
48. Saam gaang yi (2004)
R | 125 min | Horror
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.
Votes: 17,496 | Gross: $0.08M
49. Chun-mong (2016)
101 min | Drama, Family