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1. 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: 2,012

2. Secretly, Greatly (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-soo Jang | Stars: Soo-Hyun Kim, Gi-woong Park, Hyun-woo Lee, Hyeon-ju Son

Votes: 3,045

3. 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: 5,463

4. The Gifted Hands (2013)

107 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A little girl is kidnapped and murdered in the jurisdiction of gang buster detective Yang Chun-dong, who fights against the gangs for three years now. Also the case of the murdered girl is ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-Young Kweon | Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Bum Kim, Esom, Jun-ho Kim

Votes: 872

5. Montage (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

15 years ago, a mother lost her child in a kidnapping case. A similar crime happens again and she won't let him go this time.

Director: Geun-seop Jeong | Stars: Jeong-hwa Eom, Sang-kyung Kim, Young-chang Song, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 4,523

6. Shin Suk-ki blues (2004)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

Suk-ki is perfect in a every way but cold-hearted lawyer. He meets accidentally a man who has a same name with himself but both get involved in an accident and severely hurt. When he wakes ... See full summary »

Director: Do-hyeok Kim | Stars: Sung-Jae Lee, Hyun-joo Kim, Yi Shin, Jong-Hyuk Lee

Votes: 60

7. Perfect Game (2011)

127 min | Drama, Sport

The Lotte Giants' Choi Dong-won and the Haitai Tigers' Seon Dong-ryeol are rival pitchers in 1980s baseball. The film reenacts the legendary match of May 16, 1987, which baseball fans today... See full summary »

Director: Hee-kon Park | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Dong-kun Yang, Jeong-won Choi, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 147

8. 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: 1,724

9. 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: 2,213

10. Always (2011)

108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.

Director: Il-gon Song | Stars: Ji-seob So, Hyo-Joo Han, Shin-il Kang, Cheol-min Park

Votes: 6,684

11. Children... (2011)

Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Thriller

The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents ... See full summary »

Director: Kyu-maan Lee | Stars: Yong-woo Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Dong-il Sung, Ji-ru Sung

Votes: 1,980

12. Heartbeat (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

One middle aged women is admitted to the hospital in a coma. Yeon-hee, who has been searching for a heart to transplant to her daughter, who has critical heart disease, is begging middle ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-geun Yoon | Stars: Yunjin Kim, Hae-il Park, Da-hye Jeong, Ha-Yeong Park

Votes: 207

13. 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: 911

14. The Apprehenders (2011)

117 min | Action, Comedy

Nearby Seoul police stations Mapo and Seodaemun are compared to each other, consequently competition is fierce. A troubling case then occurs causing both stations to work together which stirs the pot even more.

Director: Lim Chan-ik | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sun-kyun Lee, Sung-min Lee, Jeong-tae Kim

Votes: 185

15. 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: 4,857

16. 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: 619

17. 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

18. 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: 629

19. The Outlaw (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A detective seeks retribution for unpunished killers and the rest of the cruel world - even if it means going outside the law.

Director: Cheol-han Kim | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Shin-yeong Jang, Seung-Min Lee, Won-young Choi

Votes: 184

20. 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: 431

21. 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: 519

22. Haunters (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man.

Director: Min-suk Kim | Stars: Dong-won Gang, Soo Go, Da-kyeong Yoon, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 1,403

23. Doomsday Book (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Pil-sung Yim, Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Doona Bae, Joon-ho Bong, Ji-hee Jin, Yun-hie Jo

Votes: 2,984

24. Miss Granny (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 70-year old woman living unhappily with her son's family is magically restored to her beauty of 50 years earlier. Complications ensue.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Zishan Yang, Ah-Lei Gua, Bo-lin Chen, Han Lu

Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.23M

25. Miss Granny (2014)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 74-year-old widow realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. She mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Eun-kyung Shim, Moon-hee Na, In-hwan Park, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 2,422

26. The Target (2014)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

An ER doctor teams up with an assassination target to rescue his wife, held hostage by corrupt criminals and, in the process, uncovers a conspiracy.

Director: Hong-Seung Yoon | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Joon-Sang Yoo, Jin-wook Lee, Sung-ryung Kim

Votes: 1,560

27. 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: 7,165

28. No Mercy (2010)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Despite of being nearly proven the murderer, a serial killer threatens to kill the daughter of a forensic pathologist if he doesn't get him bailed out.

Director: Hyeong-Joon Kim | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Seung-bum Ryoo, Hye-jin Han, Ji-ru Sung

Votes: 4,944

29. Tabloid Truth (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Crime, Thriller

A promising young actress takes her own life after a scandal erupts over her relationship with a married politician. Woo-gun, the actress' long-time devoted manager who dedicated everything... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-shik Kim | Stars: Jin-young Jung, Eui-sung Kim, Kang-woo Kim, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 358

30. 11 A.M. (2013)

99 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the not-so distant future, researchers at a deep-sea labaratory have finally succeded in inventing a time machine. Heavily burdened by financial stress, head researcher Woo-seok is ... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-seok Kim | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ok-bin Kim, Daniel Choi, Dae-yeon Lee

Votes: 389

31. Sea Fog (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.

Director: Sung-bo Shim | Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Yoo-chun Park, Ye-ri Han, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 2,424

32. Voice of a Murderer (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-pyo Park | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Nam-ju Kim, Dong-won Gang, Yeong-cheol Kim

Votes: 1,516

33. As One (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport

"As One" is the cinematic retelling of the first ever post-war Unified Korea sports team, hastily formed to participate in the 41st World Table Tennis Championships in 1991. Following the ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeon-seong Moon | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Doona Bae, Ye-ri Han, Yoon-young Choi

Votes: 966

34. Quick (2011)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A famous biker named Gi-su (Lee Min-ki) has to deliver a bomb on his helmet under 30 minutes with his new girlfriend Ah-rom (Kang Ye-won) before it explodes.

Director: Beom-gu Cho | Stars: Min-ki Lee, Ye-won Kang, In-kwon Kim, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 933

35. Love 911 (2012)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mi-Soo (Han Hyo-Joo) is a doctor with a fiery spirit. Unfortunately, her fiery spirit gets the best of her one day at work. Mi-Soo fails to properly diagnosis an ill woman. Her husband sues... See full summary »

Director: Gi-hoon Jeong | Stars: Soo Go, Hyo-Joo Han, Jyu-ni Hyun, Seo-Yeon Jin

Votes: 1,612

36. Countdown (2011)

119 min | Action, Drama

Debt collector Tae Gun-ho, who lost his son five years ago, finds out he has liver cancer. The only way for him to survive is to get a liver transplant in the next 10 days from a woman ... See full summary »

Director: Jong-ho Huh | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Do-yeon Jeon, Ji-woong Wi, Yun-beom Bae

Votes: 318

37. Why Did You Come to My House (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

Two misfits form an unlikely relationship after a woman breaks into a man's house only to discover him in the midst of a suicide attempt.

Director: Soo-ah Hwang | Stars: Hye-jeong Kang, Hee-soon Park, Seung-Hyun Lee, Byeong-gyun Ahn

Votes: 173

38. 26 Years (2012)

135 min | Drama, Thriller

26 years ago, state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city of Gwangju who were demonstrating as apart of a democratic movement. Thousands of civilians were killed. Now, a... See full summary »

Director: Geun-hyun Cho | Stars: Goo Jin, Hye-jin Han, Soo-bin Bae, Seul-ong Im

Votes: 608

39. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 111,205 | Gross: $2.13M

40. Midnight Runners (2017)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy

Two friends who are students at Korean National Police University, find themselves in an endless race against time after they witness a kidnapping and decide to use their knowledge.

Director: Joo-hwan Kim | Stars: Seo-Joon Park, Ha-Neul Kang, Ha-seon Park, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 3,032



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