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1. A Moment to Remember (2004)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek, Seon-jin Lee

Votes: 19,857

2. 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: 6,204

3. 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: 71,985 | Gross: $2.38M

4. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 45,544 | Gross: $0.24M

5. 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: 36,027 | Gross: $1.11M

6. 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: 14,611 | Gross: $3.73M

7. Silenced (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | 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: 8,664

8. 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: 2,090

9. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 42,806

10. 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: 23,845

11. 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: 5,481

12. The Classic (2003)

127 min | Drama, Romance

A college student finds a diary detailing a long-ago love triangle involving her mother, her future father, and his best friend.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Ye-jin Son, In-sung Jo, Seung-woo Cho, Ki-woo Lee

Votes: 7,343

13. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 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: 467,328 | Gross: $0.71M

14. Lover's Concerto (2002)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

Two girls confused between love and friendship leave their mutal friend Ji-Hwan unexpectedly. Years later, Ji-Hwan departs on a long journey to find his old friends as he confronts a ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ye-jin Son, Eun-ju Lee, Yong-woo Park

Votes: 1,666

15. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 56,879 | Gross: $0.05M

16. 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: 1,019

17. ...ing (2003)

104 min | Romance

Mi-na is a high school student living alone with her mother, dreams of having the perfect boyfriend. But can any man hope to live up to her image of the ideal partner?

Director: Eon-hie Lee | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rae-won Kim, Mi-sook Lee, In-mun Kim

Votes: 2,018

18. Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, History

By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam, Seoul. Hyun-Soo transferred to JungMoon High, Maljuk Street, Kangnam, Seoul. He... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Jung-Jin Lee, Ga-in Han, Hyo-jun Park

Votes: 2,324

19. Maundy Thursday (2006)

120 min | Drama, Romance

A suicidal girl started to visit a convicted murderer awaiting execution every Thursday.

Director: Hae-sung Song | Stars: Nayoung Lee, Dong-won Gang, Yuh Jung Youn, Shin-il Kang

Votes: 1,163

20. 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.

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

Votes: 56,281 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 65,446 | Gross: $0.21M

22. 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.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 32,380

23. 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: 3,187

24. My Little Bride (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties.

Director: Ho-joon Kim | Stars: Rae-won Kim, Geun-young Moon, Sun-yeong Ahn, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 4,922

25. Il Mare (2000)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

End 1999, a voice actor moves from Il Mare, a seaside house, and she leaves an Xmas card in it's (magical) mailbox. He, an architect student, receives it end 1997, and so begins a friendship separated by 2 years.

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

Votes: 7,548

26. A Dirty Carnival (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.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Ho-jin Chun, Min Namkoong, Bo-young Lee

Votes: 7,238

27. Hello, Schoolgirl (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Romance

Thirty-year-old Yun-woo bumps into a high school student in the elevator while on his way to work. His heart starts pounding at this teenager's boldness. At a subway station, KANG Sook ... See full summary »

Director: Jang-ha Ryu | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Yeon-hee Lee, Jeong-an Chae, Kang In

Votes: 1,027

28. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 96,113 | Gross: $0.13M

29. When I Turned Nine (2004)

105 min | Drama

A life of nine year old... It ain't an easy life! Yeo-min is a matured and thoughtful 9 year old boy who lives in a small mountain village. Even at his young age, he has too many things to ... See full summary »

Director: In-ho Yun | Stars: Seok Kim, Se-yeong Lee, Myeong-jae Kim, Ah-hyeon Na

Votes: 399

30. Fighter in the Wind (2004)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-ho Yang | Stars: Dong-kun Yang, Aya Hirayama, Masaya Katô, Tae-woo Jeong

Votes: 3,537

31. A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could be a millionaire by inheriting his deceased grandfather's wealth. Unfortunately his ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyun Bin, Yong-joon Cho, Do-hyeon Lee, Han-sol Lee

Votes: 4,577

32. Too Beautiful to Lie (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

A professional lady con makes herself the pharmacist's fiancée overnight, and faces a disastrous blemish in her impeccable con-woman career.

Director: Hyeong-jun Bae | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Dong-won Gang, Jae-ho Song, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 1,671

33. 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: 11,209 | Gross: $0.01M

34. My Love (2007)

111 min | Comedy, Romance

My Lovely Week is a romance film about a divorced psychiatrist who meets a tough, macho detective.

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Kang-hee Choi, Tae-woong Eom, Il-Woo Jung

Votes: 230

35. 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: 4,726

36. Almost Love (2006)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

Ji-hwan is a taekwondo student with a part time job as a stunt man, who dreams of becoming Korea's answer to Jackie Chan. Dal-rae is a drama student and aspiring actress, but tends to fail ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Jong-ryol Choi, Mi-ne Jang, Gyu-su Jeong, Gi-hwa Kang

Votes: 604

37. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 38,889 | Gross: $0.55M

38. Once in a Summer (2006)

121 min | Drama, Romance

Once in a Summer (Hangul) is a 2006 South Korean melodrama/romance film directed by Jo Keun-shik. The film stars Lee Byung-hun and Soo Ae. It won Best Film and Best Director (for Jo) at the 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2007.

Director: Geun-shik Jo | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Soo Ae, Duk-moon Choi, Seok-yong Jeong

Votes: 762

39. Scandal Makers (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Il-Kwon Ahn, Kyeong-min Hong, Woo-seul-hye Hwang

Votes: 3,461

40. Crying Fist (2005)

134 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Tae Sik, a troubled middle aged man and Sang Hwan, a troubled youth will meet in the ring with their respective mission. To change their life.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-bum Ryoo, Kil-kang Ahn, Jeong-ah Bae

Votes: 2,683

41. 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: 105,044 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Innocent Steps (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion... See full summary »

Director: Young-hoon Park | Stars: Geun-young Moon, Keon-hyeong Park, Yu-mi Jeong, Gi-su Kim

Votes: 1,386

43. 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: 50,754

44. Ditto (2000)

110 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Two students, separated in time, are somehow able to talk to each other using amateur radio, one in 1979 and the other in 2000.

Director: Jeong-kwon Kim | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Ha-neul Kim, Ji-won Ha, Sang-won Kim

Votes: 1,759

45. 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: 2,992

46. Birdcage Inn (1998)

105 min | Drama

Streetwise Jin-a moves into a boarding house run by a small, close-knit family. But her unacceptable behavior threatens to destroy them all.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ji-eun Lee, Hae-eun Lee, Jae-mo Ahn, Hyeong-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,546

47. Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007)

86 min | Animation, Fantasy

After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens, far away from the humans. When one of her alien friends gets captured by a ... See full summary »

Director: Seong-gang Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 804