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1. Grass (2018)

66 min | Drama

77 Metascore

In a small Café, Min-hee Kim plays a guest who prefers to observe but not interact with the other guests herself.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Joobong Kee, Jae-hong Ahn, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Hotel by the River (2018)

96 min | Drama

79 Metascore

It is the dead of winter and a poet invites his sons to join him at a hotel for a reunion. The hotel also hosts a newly single woman who has a friend keep her company and with whom she ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Ju-bong Gi, Min-hee Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Seon-mi Song

Votes: 387 | Gross: $0.03M

3. The Day After (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yunhee Cho, Ki Joabang, Taeu Kang, Min-hee Kim

Votes: 1,457 | Gross: $0.02M

4. The World of Us (2016)

95 min | Drama, Family

At an age when perhaps friends mean more than moms, 10 year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, who is new to town. As Sun shows Jia around the ... See full summary »

Director: Ga-eun Yoon | Stars: Soo-In Choi, Joon-woo Choi, Hye Jin Jang, Lee Seo-Yeon

Votes: 401

The World of Us

5. Yourself and Yours (2016)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

A foray into the uncanny with a spin on Luis Buñuel's "That Obscure Object of Desire"

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Yoo-Young Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon, Joon-Sang Yoo

Votes: 892

6. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong, Ji-min Han

Votes: 6,698 | Gross: $0.54M

The Age of Shadows

7. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-Woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 82,051 | Gross: $2.01M

The Handmaiden

8. Worst Woman (2016)

94 min | Romance

Eun-hee is an actress whose acting is poor, but she also plays in her real life. Her performance full of lies helps her feel she creates different personalities each time she dates separate... See full summary »

Director: Jong-kwan Kim | Stars: Ye-ri Han, Ryo Iwase, Yul Kwon, Hee-joon Lee

Votes: 65

9. The Last Princess (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Biography, Drama

"The Last Princess" is both a drama and an action film that is based upon the life of Princess Deok-hye (1912-1989) who was born into Korea's last royal family in 1912 as the youngest and ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Hae-il Park, Mi-ran Ra, Sang-Hoon Jung

Votes: 1,078 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Our Love Story (2016)

99 min | Drama, Romance

A fine arts student meets an attractive bartender, and the two women begin an intimate relationship.

Director: Hyun-ju Lee | Stars: Sang-hee Lee, Sun-young Ryu, Geun-seop Han, Ah-mi Jeong

Votes: 296

11. The Truth Beneath (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Thriller

THE TRUTH BENEATH follows a mysterious 15-day scandal of a politician and his wife as their daughter goes missing just before the national elections.

Director: Kyoung-mi Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Ju-hyuk Kim, Yu-hwa Choi, Cheol-woo Han

Votes: 816

12. Dongju (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama

The life and death of Dongju Yoon who dared to dream becoming a poet during the harsh period of Japan's occupation of Korea.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Jung-min Park, Moon Choi, In-woo Kim

Votes: 258

13. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yuh Jung Youn, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 2,972

14. Gangnam Blues (2015)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Drama

Jong-Dae and Yong-Ki make a living by picking up paper and empty bottles. Both then join different gangster clan and becomes involved in a struggle of political interests over development in Gangnam, Seoul.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: Min-Ho Lee, Rae-won Kim, Jin-young Jung, Ji-Soo Kim

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Reach for the SKY (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Can one day shape the rest of your life? A feature documentary on the South-Korean education system

Directors: Wooyoung Choi, Steven Dhoedt

Votes: 76

16. The Silenced (2015)

99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A girl is transferred to a mysterious boarding school, where she is forced to discover its secrets to survive.

Director: Hae-Young Lee | Stars: Won-Hee Go, Ryun Jo, Bo-Bi Joo, Dong-Hyun Kim

Votes: 2,856

17. Madonna (2015)

121 min | Drama

A VIP hospital nurse is on a journey to find out the next of kin of the brain dead prostitute, and uncovers her sad life story.

Director: Su-won Shin | Stars: Yeong-hie Seo, So-Hyeon Kwon, Young-min Kim, Yo-han Byun

Votes: 153

18. A Girl at My Door (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: 2,083

A Girl At My Door

19. Hill of Freedom (2014)

66 min | Drama

Kwon returns to Seoul from the mountains and is given a packet of letters from Mori back from Japan to propose to her. Kwon drops and scatters the undated letters. She reads them and has to make sense of the chronology - and so must we?

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Ryo Kase, So-Ri Moon, Young-hwa Seo, Eui-sung Kim

Votes: 812

20. A Matter of Interpretation (2014)

99 min | Drama

A grumpy actress, her lost ex-boyfriend, a friendly detective, and his damaged sister form the web of enchanted melancholy, with the help of a little soju.

Director: Kwang-kuk Lee | Stars: Dong-mi Shin, Kang-hyeon Kim, Joon-Sang Yoo, Dong-hyeon Kim

Votes: 63

A Matter of Interpretation

21. Futureless Things (2014)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

The day-to-day happenings in convenience store from 10 am to 10 pm

Director: Kyung-mook Kim | Stars: Jae-min Ahn, Joon-seok Byeon, Seok-joon Choi, Myeong Gong

Votes: 58

Futureless Things

22. Alive (2014)

R | 179 min | Drama

A simple labourer in a remote mountain village is driven to desperate measures to provide for the women in his life.

Director: Jung-bum Park | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Myoung-Hoon Park, Haet-Bit Shin, Hee-von Park

Votes: 44

Alive

23. Night Flight (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: 767

24. A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)

96 min | Drama

A Korean director visits a small village in Japan to find inspiration for his film.

Director: Kun-jae Jang | Stars: Sae-byeok Kim, Hyeong-gook Im, Ryo Iwase

Votes: 83

A Dream of Iron

26. Confession (2014)

114 min | Thriller

Three friendships turn sour due to a mishap. Their relationships with each other are forever changed.

Director: Do-yun Lee | Stars: Seong Ji, Ji-Hoon Ju, Kwang-soo Lee

Votes: 293

Confession

27. Gyeongju (2014)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

A Beijing professor returns to his stomping grounds for a friend's funeral. Reflecting on the past, he meets a tea shop owner who sparks feelings of love in a time of pain.

Director: Lu Zhang | Stars: Hae-il Park, Min-a Shin, Jin-Seo Yoon, Tae-hoon Kim

Votes: 202

Gyeongju

28. Cold Eyes (2013)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers.

Directors: Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Woo-sung Jung, Hyo-Joo Han, Jun-Ho Lee

Votes: 5,520

Cold Eyes

29. The Terror Live (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Thriller

A newsman discovers he's been rigged with a bomb after he has an exclusive interview with a terrorist who blew up a bridge.

Director: Byung-woo Kim | Stars: Duk-moon Choi, Jin-ho Choi, Jung-woo Ha, Sung-chun Han

Votes: 4,904

The Terror Live

30. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)

90 min | Drama, Romance

The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last?

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Eun-chae Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Joon-Sang Yoo, Ji-won Ye

Votes: 1,254

31. Hide and Seek (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A missing brother. Hide and seeks codes. A shocking truth for two different families and the struggle to save their families from someone who is already living inside their house.

Director: Jung Huh | Stars: Mi-seon Jeon, Joon Won Jung, Hwa-ryong Lee, Jung-hee Moon

Votes: 1,311

Hide and Seek

32. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (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: 11,607

33. The Face Reader (2013)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History

About Nae-kyung who is able to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at his face. Because of his abilities, he gets involved in a power struggle between Prince Sooyang and Kim Jong-Seo.

Director: Jae-rim Han | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Jung-jae Lee, Yun-shik Baek, Jung-suk Jo

Votes: 1,788 | Gross: $0.52M

The Face Reader

34. Hope (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

Tragedy of a 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally tries to overcome all obstacles that are about to happen in her life aftermath of ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Re Lee, Kyung-gu Sol, Ji-won Uhm, Hae-sook Kim

Votes: 4,186

Hope

35. All About My Wife (2012)

121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Doo Hyun cannot stand with his wife anymore, he wants to divorce but he cant. Instead of cheating on her, he hired a Casanova to seduce his wife to make his wife leave him. Will he succeed?

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Jeong-tae Kim, Kwang-soo Lee, Saeromi Lee, Sun-kyun Lee

Votes: 1,177

All About My Wife

36. Pluto (2012)

114 min | Drama, Mystery

Pluto is a story of the extremes elite high school seniors are prepared to go to guarantee entry into prestigious universities, and asks what could possibly turn an innocent boy into a ... See full summary »

Director: Su-won Shin | Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jun Sung, Sung-ha Jo, Kkobbi Kim

Votes: 509

Pluto

37. National Security (2012)

110 min | Drama, History, Thriller

On September 4, 1984, democracy movement leader Kim Jong Tae (Park Won Sang) is arrested and taken to an infamous interrogation facility in Namyeong-dong. For the next 22 days, he would be ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Kim Eui-Seong, Kim Jung-gi, Eui-sung Kim, Cheon-hee Lee

Votes: 211

National Security

38. Fatal (2012)

103 min | Drama

Korean Redemption and Revenge. Sung-gong has always been a target for school bullies. One day, the bullies drag him to the home of a fellow high school girl named Jang-mi where they take ... See full summary »

Director: Donku Lee | Stars: Yeon-woo Nam, Jo-a Yang, Jung-ho Hong, Ki-Doong Kang

Votes: 104

Fatal

39. 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: 178

40. In Another Country (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joon-Sang Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Yuh Jung Youn

Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Howling (2012)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Thriller

Veteran detective Sang-gil and beat cop Eun-yeong are in charge of a case that seems to involve a simple act of self-immolation. Sang-gil initially thinks that it was an accident, but dog ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Nayoung Lee, Jang In-ho, In-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,629

Howling

43. Unbowed (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Kim Kyung-ho is fired by his university after he questioned the validity of a math question in its entrance exam. Kim files a lawsuit against the university, but it is dismissed. Out of ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Won-Sang Park, Young-hee Na, Ji-ho Kim

Votes: 517

Unbowed

44. 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.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Chae-won Moon

Votes: 10,304 | Gross: $0.25M

War of the Arrows

45. Late Blossom (2011)

118 min | Drama, Romance

"Late Blossom" follows the lives of two couples who live in the same neighborhood. Kim Man-Suk (Lee Soon-Jae) delivers milk on a motorbike at dawn. He curses a lot, but actually has a warm ... See full summary »

Director: Chang-min Choo | Stars: Soon-jae Lee, So-jeong Yun, Jae-ho Song, Su-mi Kim

Votes: 350

Late Blossom

46. The Client (2011)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.

Director: Young-Sung Sohn | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Hee-soon Park, Hyuk Jang, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 1,201

The Client

47. Couples (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

Yoo-Suk (Ju-hyuk Kim) looks for a girlfriend who disappeared. Ae-Yeon (Yun-ji Lee) has a fake diamond which her ex-boyfriend gave to her. Ae-Yeon was dumped by her ex boyfriend. Byung-Chan ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Yun-ji Lee, Si-young Lee, Jeong-se Oh

Votes: 254

Couples

48. The Day He Arrives (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Joon-Sang Yoo, Sang-Jung Kim, Seon-mi Song, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 1,845 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Blind (2011)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama