Oldboy (2003) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Zinda (2006)
Unofficial remake
Oldboy (2013)

Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.
365 days, also known as a Year (2019)
Footage from this movie is used.


Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Short)
There is a scene in which ants crawl out of Dae-su's skin.
King Kong (1933)
Poster on the wall of character's room is that of the original "King Kong".
Persona (1966)
Near the ending the picture is split in two halfs showing the faces of Oh Dae-su and Lee Woo-jin as one
Branded to Kill (1967)
Oh Dae-su orders sushi in exactly the same manner as the protagonist.
Obsession (1976)
Man falls in love with his own daughter as result of conspiracy by his rival
Angel Heart (1987)
Man falls in love with his own daughter as result of conspiracy by his rival
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The location of the prison being on 7 1/2 floor of the building. Lester Corps in Being John Malkovich is also on 7 1/2 floor.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Cutting off one's own tongue as a punishment
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Man imprisoned for no apparent reason seeks revenge once he is free. Besides, Woo-jin asks for Montecristo when he is in the chat with Mi-do.

Referenced in 

No Mercy for the Rude (2006)
The protagonist practices martial arts on a human figure pasted on the wall like Oh Dae-su
MADtv: Episode #12.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Oldboy film poster on the Bobby Lee's room.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Tango (2007) (TV Episode)
poster in Chuck's room
Tokyo! (2008)
Making a mark on his hand showing how much years he has been in his hand
Life Is Cool (2008)
A scene where a character throws a fit in a police station is an exact copy of when Oh Dae-su throws his drunken fit in a police station in Oldboy.
Repo Men (2010)
The famous corridor scene was referenced in detail, including the main character's unusual weapon: A hammer.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich says "Repo Men" steals from this movie.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
Matt mentions that Park Chan-wook directed the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Choi Min-sik starred in the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Matt mentions that Park Chan-wook directed the film
The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
The hallway fight is referenced.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown ("Oldboy").
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: 'Gangnam Style' by Psy (2012) (TV Episode)
Todd says he watched the movie.
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
The hammer scene
Showreel: A Handful of Troggg (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Showreel News"
Experiments on the Dead (2013) (Short)
Inspired plot
Film 2017: Episode dated 3 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the review of the remake
Hotel Inferno (2013)
Smashing someone with a hammer death sequence
The Raid 2 (2014)
Hammer fight in hallway.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Spoilers That Ruin the Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Be Careful Who You Love is #8.
Ek Villain (2014)
The one continuous take fight sequence on ferry is a tribute to lobby sequence from korean classic Oldboy
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Entity (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan references as a movie remade by Roy Lee.
White Rage (2015)
Lauri has the movie's DVD case on his table when he is choosing one of them to watch.
American Dad!: N.S.A. (No Snoops Allowed) (2016) (TV Episode)
Live Octopus consumed in both films.
The Handmaiden (2016)
The octopus in the background of the basement is a reference to the scene in Oldboy where a live octopus is eaten, another film by the same director
Nostalgia Critic: Is White Washing Really Still a Thing? (2016) (TV Episode)
poster for 2003 version compared with poster for 2013 version
Continue?: Owl Boy (PC) (2016) (TV Episode)
Paul jokingly feigns confusion between Oldboy and Owlboy.
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Kong eating the squid. (Mentioned in commentary)
Film Discussions: Detroit and It Film Discussion and Review (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Keeping Justice (2017)
poster on the wall
The Other Guy Part .37 (2017) (Short)
The end credit music for Old Boy plays in the beginning.
A Way Out (2018) (Video Game)
The videogame pays tribute to the hall fight scene
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: A Bacon of Hope (2018) (TV Episode)
Joel mimics the corridor fighting scene.
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
The Cinema Snob: Inchon (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and the title is visible in a picture.


Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
one of scene in Frankenstein showed in Oldboy
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
In the pc room scene. Starcraft sounds are heard as well as counter-strike.
Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000) (Video Game)
In the long scene in the Internet Cafe you can hear people play the PC Game Counter Strike.

Featured in 

Cinema Goes to Dinner (2005) (TV Movie)
Movie scene from this Movie can be seen here
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Daybreakers/Leap Year/Youth in Revolt (2010) (TV Episode)
The #4 Movie Badass.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Kevin Lee's segment
WatchMojo: Top 10 Continuous Uninterrupted Shots in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Hallway Scuffle is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Revenge Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Oldboy gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Torture Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Tooth and Nail (and Hammer!) is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Graphic Novel Movie Adaptations (2014) (TV Episode)
Oldboy gets an honorable mention.
Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown comparing it to Doble Dragon.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Violent Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Oldboy is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Prisons (2015) (TV Episode)
The Private Prison is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst First Date Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Oldboy is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Awesome Scenes That Were Production Nightmares (2017) (TV Episode)
The Corridor Fight is #10.
Renegade Cut: Oldboy & Revenge (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 One Take Fight Scenes (2018) (TV Episode)
The hallway attack in Oldboy is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Unsettling Plot Twists in Non-Horror Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The plot twist in Oldboy where Oh Dae-su is revealed to have slept with his own daughter is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movie Endings of the 2000s (2018) (TV Episode)
The ending of Oldboy gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Thriller Movie Endings (2019) (TV Episode)
Who's Your Daddy? is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Darkest Plot Twists in Thrillers (2019) (TV Episode)
Oh Dae-su &... His Daughter is #1.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 What Have I Done Scenes in Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Oh Dae-su Gets Tricked is #3.

Spoofed in 

You Are Beautiful: Episode #1.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Tae-kyeong is shown locked in a room eating fried dumplings for fifteen years.

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