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1. Apt. (2006)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Se-jin, a young woman who lives in an old apartment in a Seoul suburb, amuses herself by observing the windows of the apartments on the other side. One day, she notices that the lights of ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: So-Young Ko, Seong-jin Kang, Hie-jin Jang, Ha-seon Park

Votes: 868

2. My Boss, My Hero (2001)

98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

When a young gang leader seems to be just a bit too stupid to effectively carry out his daily tasks--embarrassing his gang members and himself frequently--his superiors order him to go back... See full summary »

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Jun-ho Jeong, Woong-in Jeong, Un-taek Jeong, Seung-eun Oh

Votes: 682

3. Duelist (2005)

108 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

Set years ago in the era of the Joseon Dynasty, the story follows a young police officer named Namsoon (Ha Ji-won) who, along with her fellow officers, discovers a counterfeit ring ... See full summary »

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Dong-won Gang, Sung-Ki Ahn, Young-chang Song

Votes: 1,264

4. The Fox Family (2006)

102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Meet the Fox family, a traveling circus troupe with a mythical, centuries-old secret. They are gumiho creatures, who can transform themselves into human beings after 1000 years, if they eat... See full summary »

Director: Hyung-gon Lee | Stars: Hyeon Ju, Jun Gyu Park, Jung-woo Ha, Si-yeon Park

Votes: 208

5. Our Town (2007)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Two killers are living in our town An ordinary small town is terrorized when local women are found brutally murdered and 'crucified' in public places. Gyeong-joo, a struggling novelist, ... See full summary »

Director: Gil-young Jung | Stars: Soo-hwan Jeon, Ha-ram Kim, Da-mi Ko, Sun-kyun Lee

Votes: 415

6. Demon Empire (2006)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

It is AD 924, at the end of the United Shilla Dynasty. Continuous riots sweep the land ruled by a corrupted government. Evil forces are rampant and malicious demons roam the land. YI Kwak, ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-oh Jo | Stars: Jun-ho Heo, Woo-sung Jung, Kwang-il Kim, Tae-hee Kim

Votes: 1,650

7. Punch Lady (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Drama, Sport

(Korean with English subtitles) Ha-eun is a housewife physically abused by her mixed martial artist husband regularly. When her husband hit their daughter one day, Ha-eun is driven to her ... See full summary »

Director: Hyo-jin Kang | Stars: Ji-won Do, Sulli Choi, Lee Joo-Shil, Byeong-cheol Kim

Votes: 241

8. Rainbow Eyes (2007)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.

Director: Yun-ho Yang | Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Gyu-ri Kim, Su-kyeong Lee, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 631

9. H (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting ... See full summary »

Director: Jong-Hyuk Lee | Stars: Jung-ah Yum, Jin-hee Ji, Ji-ru Sung, Seung-woo Cho

Votes: 1,661

10. M (I) (2007)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young writer can't write a word for his next novel, he also doesn't feel right with his fiancée; because he falls in love with a woman, but he can't remember who she is and can't figure out if she's real or just a dream.

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Yeon-hee Lee, Hyo-Jin Kong, Won-hee Im

Votes: 415

11. Windstruck (2004)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Hyuk Jang, Su-ro Kim, Ki-woo Lee

Votes: 6,464

12. April Snow (2005)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident. After learning that their spouses have been having an affair, the two begin one of their own.

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Yong-jun Bae, Ye-jin Son, Kook-huan Chun, Clazziquai

Votes: 1,565

13. Open City (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Crime

Baek Jang-Mi is the female leader of an international pickpocket gang. Her target is to broaden her territory to outside Seoul. She disguises as a tattooist as a cover. After a number of ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-gi Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Myung-Min Kim, Gi-seok Do, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 703

14. Miss Gold Digger (2007)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

For four different men, the beautiful Sin Min-joo is the center of their worlds. When they find out she's got them all played, this world of lust and seduction begins to take a ridiculous turn.

Director: Yong-jib Park | Stars: Ye-seul Han, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Oh-jung Kwon, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 201

15. Diary of June (2005)

105 min | Crime, Thriller

On their chase of a serial killer two cops find a diary in which all committed murders and many more to come are predicted.

Director: Kyung-Soo Im | Stars: Ki-beom Jang, Ji-min Kim, Kkobbi Kim, Yunjin Kim

Votes: 621

16. Wide Awake (2007)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

Due to inadequate use of anesthetics, a young boy experiences "intra-operative awareness" during his own heart surgery, hearing every sound and movement of the procedure. The little boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Kyu-maan Lee | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Joon-Sang Yoo, Tae-woo Kim, Yu-seok Jeong

Votes: 326

17. 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: 4,546

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, Seong-hun Cheon, Hee-jin Choi

Votes: 21,448

19. 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: 50,335

20. Il Mare (2000)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,527

21. Acacia (2003)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi Mi-sook to adopt a child in an orphanage. Mi-sook is connected to arts and ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Hye-jin Shim, Jin-geun Kim, Oh-bin Mun, Na-yoon Jeong

Votes: 1,854

22. 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.

Director: Pil-sung Yim | Stars: Jeong-myeong Cheon, Eun Won-jae, Eun-kyung Shim, Ji-hee Jin

Votes: 4,068

23. Ad Lib Night (2006)

99 min | Drama

A young girl is asked by strangers to impersonate a prodigal daughter to fulfill a father's dying wish, and in doing so tests the fragility of family bonds.

Director: Yoon-ki Lee | Stars: Il-hwa Choi, Ju-bong Gi, Hyo-Joo Han, Jung-ki Kim

Votes: 286

24. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyun-sook Kim

Votes: 6,542

25. Beautiful (2008)

88 min | Drama

Eun-young is a woman cursed with great beauty. Wherever she goes, she gets unwanted admiration from men and jealousy from women. One day, one of her stalking admirer invades her place.

Director: Jai-hong Juhn | Stars: Su-yeon Cha, Cheon-hee Lee, Moo-Seong Choi, Min-soo Kim

Votes: 909

26. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Eol Lee, Ji-min Kwak, Yeo-reum Han, Hyun-min Kwon

Votes: 12,468

27. My Tutor Friend 2 (2007)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

Junko, a Japanese of Korean ancestry, comes to Korea and finds lodging at a guest house, .But the room that she is supposed to stay in belongs to the owner's son, Jong-man. On her first ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-jung Kim | Stars: Chung-Ah Lee, Gi-woong Park, Yeong-ran Jang, Eun-woo Jeong

Votes: 364

28. Antique (2008)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jin-hyeok opens a cake shop in an old antique shop, hiring Seun-woo, Korea's best pastry chef, who fell in love with him in high school. Also there, are Soo-young, crushing on Seun-woo, ex-boxer Gi-beom, and Seun-woo's French ex-boyfriend.

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Jae-wook Kim, Ah-in Yoo, Ji-ho Choi

Votes: 1,234

29. 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: 464,737 | Gross: $0.71M

30. Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001)

107 min | Drama, Romance

Two soulmates find each other only to be torn apart by tragedy. However, not even death can keep them apart...but can destiny?

Director: Dae-seung Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeon-Soo Yeo, Soo-hyun Hong

Votes: 1,123

31. A Frozen Flower (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 3,361

32. Beautiful Sunday (2007)

G | 117 min | Thriller

A rapist and a corrupt cop share a surprising connection.

Director: Kwang-kyo Jin | Stars: Min Ji-Hye, Dong-hwa Kim, Gi-yeong Lee, Min Namkoong

Votes: 103

33. Love Me Not (2006)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

Julian has lived off with the money he lures from his rich female customers. But now he faces usurious debts from a hasty expansion of his business, and he will be killed unless he clears ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-ha Lee | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Geun-young Moon, Seong-ho Choi, Ji-won Do

Votes: 479

34. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

Director: Si-myung Lee | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo, Goo Shin

Votes: 3,185

35. More Than Blue (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

"K" loves Cream but has terminal cancer so he keeps his love for her secret and tries to find a mate for her before he dies so she will not be alone after he dies.

Director: Tae-Yeon Won | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Bo-young Lee, Beom-su Lee, Jong-hak Choi

Votes: 2,116

36. Kitchen (2009)

102 min | Drama, Romance

Mo-rae struggles to remain loyal to her husband while living with a handsome and exciting stranger. Her husband is her childhood best friend, but the seductive stranger is imaginative and adventurous. Whom will she choose?

Director: Ji-Yeong Hong | Stars: Min-a Shin, Tae-woo Kim, Ji-Hoon Ju, Hye-jin Jeon

Votes: 354

37. 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: 11,180 | Gross: $0.01M

38. 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: 65,132 | Gross: $0.21M

39. 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: 56,624 | Gross: $0.05M

40. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 51,248

41. My Scary Girl (2006)

110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A young man in love for the first time discovers his girlfriend has a nasty secret in her refrigerator.

Director: Jae-gon Son | Stars: Yong-woo Park, Kang-hee Choi, Eun-ji Jo, Kyeong-ho Jeong

Votes: 607

42. My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

(Korean with English subtitles) A huge box office hit in Korea, this action-packed romantic comedy pits two former lovers now both working a secret mission to infiltrate the Russian mob. As... See full summary »

Director: Terra Shin | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Ji-Hwan Kang, Seung-ryong Ryu, Young-nam Jang

Votes: 2,053

43. My Mighty Princess (2008)

122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A beautiful martial arts prodigy becomes a ruthless warrior to guard the world against the evil spell.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Min-a Shin, Joo-Wan On, Tae-Hyun Cha, Jae-Sung Choi

Votes: 699

44. 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: 38,316 | Gross: $0.55M

45. A Million (2009)

114 min | Thriller

Eight young people try to survive a deadly game show for the million-dollar prize.

Director: Min-ho Cho | Stars: Jae-ho Baek, Seo-wu Choi, Seo-eun Han, Matt Hodgkinson

Votes: 425

46. The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Korea, 1724. Once upon a time in the Choson Dynasty, Chun-doong falls in love at first sight with a beautiful woman whilst in the middle of a fight. Her name is Seol-ji and she works as a ... See full summary »

Director: Kyun-dong Yeo | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Ok-bin Kim, Seok-hun Kim, Seong-joon Bae

Votes: 150

47. The Case of Itaewon Homicide (2009)

100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Dramatization of a real homicide which remains unsolved as investigators cannot determine which of two youths is the culprit.

Director: Ki-Seon Hong | Stars: Natallia Bulynia, Lee Eung-jae, Peter Holman, Keun-Suk Jang

Votes: 323

48. Blood Rain (2005)

Not Rated | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller

Blood Rain tells the story of a slew of grisly murders plaguing a small, fairly isolated island village. However, it's not just the mounting death toll that's causing residents to worry, ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-seung Kim | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Yong-woo Park, Seong Ji, Se-ah Yun

Votes: 1,000

49. Arahan (2004)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Comedy

6.7