Best Korean Movies IV (CRIME / THRILLERS / HORRORS /MYSTERY)

by Yogesh-Odyssey-Opera | created - 23 Mar 2013 | updated - 01 Sep 2014 | Public

I put these four genres in a single list... Probably it sounds related to one after another....

Check out My other lists:

1.Best Korean Movies I

2.Best Korean Movies II (TEARJERKING / MELANCHOLY)

3.Best Korean Movies III (ACTION)

4.Best Korean Movies IV (CRIME/THRILLERS/MYSTERY)

5.Best Korean Movies V (ROMANTIC COMEDY)

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1. 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: 103,773 | Gross: $0.01M

2. 29 February (2006)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells... See full summary »

Director: Jong-hoon Jung | Stars: Eun-jin Baek, Yoon-jeong Choi, Ho Im, Hyeon-kyeong Im

Votes: 719

3. New World (2013)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Jung-min Hwang, Sung-woong Park

Votes: 17,790 | Gross: $0.46M

4. 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: 50,425

5. 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: 465,261 | Gross: $0.71M

6. 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: 51,288

7. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-Seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham

Votes: 1,167

8. 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: 1,853

9. Uninvited (2003)

127 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Jeong-won is a man with no memory of his childhood and his real family. At the beginning of the film he witnesses the deaths of two young girls. He begins seeing the girls dead bodies ... See full summary »

Director: Soo-youn Lee | Stars: Shin-yang Park, Ji-hyun Jun, Seon Yu, Ok Jeong

Votes: 1,392

10. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 16,502

11. Dead Friend (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Sang-mi Nam, Hye-bin Jeon, Yi Shin

Votes: 1,730

12. Shiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

50 Metascore

South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim, Kang-ho Song

Votes: 7,580 | Gross: $0.10M

13. 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: 55,997 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Deranged (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-woo Park | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Jung-hee Moon, Dong-wan Kim, Lee Hanee

Votes: 1,729

15. Missing (2009)

99 min | Thriller

(Korean with English subtitles) Inspired by the real story of a Korean serial killer, Missing is one woman's intense journey into the dark den of depravity. Hyeon-jeong ventures to a small ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-Hong Kim | Stars: Ja-Hyeon Chu, Min-hee Ha, Gi-ho Heo, Eun-jeong Hwang

Votes: 528

16. Bestseller (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

"Best Seller" is a thriller centered around writer Hee-Soo (Eom Jeong-Hwa) who moves to a small house in a rural area after becoming involved in a plagiarism scandal. Hee-Soo then hears a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-ho Lee | Stars: Junghwa Uhm, Jinwoong Cho, Kang-hee Choi, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 873

17. Midnight FM (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Sun-young, a popular radio host, decides to quit her job to take care of her ill-daughter. But, the last day of her job turns nightmarish when a murderer takes her family hostage.

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Joon-Ha Lee, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 2,030

18. 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

19. 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

20. The Scarlet Letter (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A detective, his 3 girls & a murder case. Complex emotional relationships and human nature's darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.

Director: Hyuk Byun | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ju Lee, Hyun-Ah Sung, Ji-won Uhm

Votes: 935

21. Helpless (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, only to discover the shocking identity of her.

Director: Young-Joo Byun | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Min-hee Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Ha-yoon Song

Votes: 1,561

22. Private Eye (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Thriller

The story takes place in occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, where a young student in medicine discovers the murdered body of the son of a government official. Being scared of ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-min Park | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Deok-Hwan Ryu, Ji-won Uhm, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 742

23. The Game (2008)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

A struggling artist Hee-do is offered a million dollars to bet his life if he loses a game against a rich old man named No-shik who is dying from a terminal disease. However if Hee Do loses... See full summary »

Director: In-ho Yun | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Hee-Bong Byun, Hye-yeong Lee, Hyeon-ju Son

Votes: 458

24. The Doll Master (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong | Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyung Tak Shim, Ji-young Ok

Votes: 1,728

25. Scary Hair (2005)

106 min | Drama, Horror

In Seoul, Su-Hyeon is terminal with leukemia, and bald due the treatment of chemotherapy. Her sister Ji-Hyeon buys a long-haired wig, but she does not disclose the truth about Su-Hyeon's ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Min-seo Chae, Jung-sung Lee, Kyeong-bin Rah, Hyeon-jin Sa

Votes: 1,136

26. Ouija Board (2004)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Se-eun Lee, Yu-ri Lee, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 1,314

27. The Guard Post (2008)

121 min | Horror

(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Hyun-jae Cho, Young-hoon Lee, Jinwoong Cho

Votes: 1,577

28. Death Bell (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

Director: Hong-Seung Yoon | Stars: In-sook Choi, Da-Geon, Hahm Eun-Jung, Sung Jin

Votes: 2,070

29. Four Horror Tales - Hidden Floor (2006)

100 min | Horror

A woman investigates a series of bizarre deaths in her new apartment building.

Director: Ho-Young Kweon | Stars: Seo-hyeong Kim, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 334

30. Handphone (2009)

Not Rated | 137 min | Thriller

Talent manager Seung-min sees Yoon Jin Ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-Ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former ... See full summary »

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Yong-woo Park, Tae-woong Eom, Sol-mi Park, Bo-yeon Hwang

Votes: 435

31. Man of Vendetta (2010)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The life of a respected minister and loving family man shatters after his daughter is kidnapped. When she is not returned, he renounces God and becomes a corrupt businessman.

Director: Min-ho Woo | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, So-Hyun Kim, Byung-joon Lee, Joo-mi Park

Votes: 521

32. The Secret Reunion (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Drama

A fired South Korean agent and a deserted North Korean spy meet by chance after six years and start a business partnership, each with the intention of stealing information from the other.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dong-won Gang, Yun-seo Choi, Kyeong-min Go

Votes: 3,260

33. The Showdown (2011)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

After a battle between Joseon and Qing forces in Manchuria only three soldiers from Joseon survive. They take refuge in an abandoned inn. Soon it is clear that they have as much to fear from each other as from the Qing forces.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Hee-soon Park, Goo Jin, Chang-Seok Ko, Kap-su Kim

Votes: 227

34. The Hypnotized (2004)

104 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A psychiatrist fails to help a mental patient during her stay in hospital. The doctor becomes obsessed with his former patient, seeks her on the outside and uses hypnosis to fulfill his sexual desires.

Director: In-shik Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Tae-woo Kim, Chang Yun, Jeong-su Han

Votes: 409

35. Shadows in the Palace (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Crime, Drama, History

During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body, place physician Chun-ryung discovers that the dead maid was ... See full summary »

Director: Mi-jung Kim | Stars: Jin-hee Park, Se-ah Yun, Yeong-hie Seo, Jeong-eun Lim

Votes: 467

36. 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.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Shi-hoo Park, Hae-Kyun Jung, Yeong-ae Kim

Votes: 7,250

37. 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: 999

38. Secret (2009)

105 min | Thriller

Sung-ryeol is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is an upright man, but is having an affair with his colleague's wife, and it is the reason he loses his own daughter in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Je-gu Yun | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Yun-ah Song, Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-seo Bang

Votes: 473

39. 24 Hours to Die (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

Chul-min is a simple truck driver whose usual cargo is liquor, vegetables and other necessities. When his daughter is diagnosed with congenital heart disease, he scrambles to borrow money ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-jin Kwon | Stars: Hae-jin Yoo, Goo Jin, Yeong Bang, Cheong-ja Choi

Votes: 288

40. Blind (2011)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Su-a loses her sight and kid brother in a car accident. No more police academy. 3 years later she takes a taxi which hits a woman. Su-a gets out. After reporting it, a cop works with her learning that her 4 other senses "see".

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Seung-ho Yoo, Hie-bong Jo, Yang Yeong-jo

Votes: 2,224

41. The World of Silence (2006)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Jung-Ho a famous photographer who has a special ability to read people's minds, has just returned to Korea from abroad. Jung-Ho still can't get rid of traumatic memories of his late ... See full summary »

Director: Ui-seok Jo | Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Yong-woo Park, Bo-bae Han, Hahm Eun-Jung

Votes: 520

42. Paradise Murdered (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

Off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula, an island of 17 inhabitants exists. The so-called Paradise Island holds up to its name with its breath-taking mountains and sea coupled with ... See full summary »

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Sol-mi Park, Ji-ru Sung, Ju-bong Choi

Votes: 255

43. 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

44. 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: 622

45. Seven Days (2007)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty.

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Yunjin Kim, Mi-suk Kim, Hee-soon Park, Moo-Seong Choi

Votes: 1,437

46. White Night (2009)

135 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-woo Park | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Ye-jin Son, Soo Go, Cheol-woo Han

Votes: 918

47. 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

48. Black House (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums.

Director: Terra Shin | Stars: Su-han Choi, Jung-min Hwang, In-gi Jeong, Shin-il Kang

Votes: 924