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1. 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: 1,144

2. I am Happy (2008)

113 min | Drama

(Korean with English subtitles) A man (Hyun-Bin) suffers from mental illness after having lived with a mother suffering from dementia and a brother addicted to gambling. Now ... See full summary »

Director: Jong-chan Yun | Stars: Hyun Bin, Eun-seon Han, Hyeong-gyu Im, Seon-yeong Jo

Votes: 121

3. A Reason to Live (2011)

119 min | Drama

A female producer loses her fiancée in a hit and run accident and stands in the line of conflict.

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee | Stars: Hye-Kyo Song, Ji-Hyun Nam, Chang-ui Song, Tae-young Ki

Votes: 130

4. Three Kims (2007)

97 min | Action, Comedy

Three martial art master with the same surname, Kim. Compete with each other to win the beautiful girl heart, Yeon Sil.

Director: Seong-gyun Park | Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Seong-guk Choi, Oh-jung Kwon, Seung-hyeon Oh

Votes: 249

5. Almost Che (2012)

112 min | Comedy

Delivery man Dae-Oh is hopelessly in love with the student Ye-Rin. Inspired by Che Guevara's words he disguise himself as a student to make the impossible possible, but things get more revolutionary than he ever anticipated.

Director: Sang-Hyo Yook | Stars: In-kwon Kim, Da-in Yoo, Yong-Joon Ahn, Shin Hyon Bin

Votes: 35

6. Miss Conspirator (2012)

115 min | Action, Comedy

A woman with a severe anxiety disorder stumbles into a 44 million dollars drug deal gone wrong. Suddenly the mafia, as well as the police, wants to get hold of her.

Director: Cheol-kwan Park | Stars: Hyun-Jung Go, Hae-jin Yoo, Jae-suk Ha, Kyung Jin

Votes: 112

7. 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: 515

8. Ryeosu (2010)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Chul-soo (Eui-chul Jung) is a student at the local university and a a part-time courier. He has the job so he can pay for the university tuition fees. One day he has to go to the city of ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-kyo Jin | Stars: Eui-chul Jung, Jun-hee Ko

9. Pink (2011)

91 min | Drama

When news come of a small town's renovation a bar owner along with her son must fight with the other resident to keep their place of business. (Korean with English subtitles).

Director: Soo-il Jeon | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Kap-sook Seo, Hyeon-woo Park, Won-jong Lee

Votes: 28

10. The Sleepless (2012)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

"Two Moons" depicts two women and a man that find themselves in a isolated area without a way out. So-Hee (Park Han-Byul) is a horror story writer who holds a secret. Seok-Ho (Kim Ji-Seok) ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-bin Kim | Stars: Sujin Kim, Han-byeol Park, Jin-joo Park, Won-Sang Park

Votes: 217

11. 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

12. Dangerously Excited (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Han Dae-huei, a public official in charge of residential pollution of Mapo district. No one can disturb his composure: a man who never loses his temper: a man of tranquility; the apotheosis... See full summary »

Director: Ja-hong Koo | Stars: Je-mun Yun, Ha-yoon Song, Jun Sung, Hee-jung Kim

Votes: 70

13. Secret Tears (2000)

105 min | Drama, Romance

A drunken insurance agent knocks down a girl who turns out to have paranormal powers, that soon develop to a dangerous and uncontrollable level.

Director: Ki-hyeong Park | Stars: Seung-woo Kim, Mi-jo Yun, Hyeon-woo Jeong, Eun-suk Park

Votes: 156

14. Ne-beu-en-ding-seu-to-ri (2012)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

Easy-going Dong Joo (Tae Woong) hasn't been too organized about his life. While bank teller Song Kyung (Jung Ryeo Won) plans everything. They both get diagnosed with a terminal illness. It ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ju Joung | Stars: Hye-Kyung Ahn, Hwa-yeon Cha, Tae-Hyun Cha, Eun-ju Choi

Votes: 203

15. Papa (I) (2012)

PG | 118 min | Drama

A Korean talent manager moves to America and enters into a visa marriage and subsequently ends up with six, multicultural children. However he soon discovers that his eldest daughter is a talented singer and begins to mold her in a star.

Director: Ji-Seung Han | Stars: Ara Go, Yong-woo Park, Daniel Henney, Peyton Townsend

Votes: 87

16. Characters (2011)

99 min | Drama

A once-emerging writer, Soo-Yeon is now making a living by working as an assistant scriptwriter for a great box-office hit maker, Moh. Despite repeating cheesy stories full of stereotypical... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-Ju Son | Stars: Su-hyeon Kim, Hwan Lee, Anastasia Kim, Eun-Joo Chae

Votes: 22

17. 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: 7,248

18. Pacemaker (2011)

124 min | Drama, Sport

Man-ho is a pacemaker for Korean national marathon team. His purpose is to stay ahead of others until the 30km mark. But he gradually grows a desire to run for the victory.

Director: Dal-Joong Kim | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Tae-Joon Choi, Ara Go, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 113

19. My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters.

Director: Jin-gyu Cho | Stars: Eun-Kyung Shin, Jae-mo Ahn, In-kwon Kim, Se-jin Jang

Votes: 2,967

20. Lovers of 6 Years (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Romance

A film about dating and relationships. It doesn't deal with the kind of head-over-heels, knight-in-shining-armor love that is usually tied to "romance." This is the love that bores, nags, ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeon-jin Park | Stars: Ha-neul Kim, Kye-Sang Yoon, Seong-rok Sin, Cha Hyeon-jeong

Votes: 285

21. Ice Rain (2004)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Woo-sung just joined Joong-hyun and his friends' journey to climb Mt. Asiaq of Alaska. However, a raging snowstorm was waiting for them descending from the summit and it isolates Woo-sung ... See full summary »

Director: Eun-seok Kim | Stars: Sung-Jae Lee, Seung-heon Song, Ha-neul Kim, Jeong-hak Kim

Votes: 167

22. Pained (2011)

104 min | Drama, Romance

After losing his family when he was young, Nam-soon feels no pain. He cannot feel physical pain and is emotionally barren until he meets Dong-hyeon, who calls herself a vampire because she ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Ryeowon Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Sa Hee

Votes: 490

23. The Kick (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Sport

After the son foils an attempt to steal a priceless Thai artifact, the family becomes national heroes and the target of revenge by the criminal gang whose robbery they stopped.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Ji-won Ye, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 780

24. Champ (2011)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A heartwarming family film about a jockey going blind and a horse going lame as they struggle to beat the odds in the racing world.

Director: Hwan-kyung Lee | Stars: Do-bin Baek, Tae-Hyun Cha, Kwang-gyu Kim, Sang-ho Kim

Votes: 120

26. Puzzle (2006)

91 min | Crime, Thriller

Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-kyung Kim | Stars: Seok-cheon Hong, Jin-mo Ju, Ha-Kyun Kim, Hyun-sung Kim

Votes: 261

27. The Cane (2011)

104 min | Comedy, Family

In a remote village in Kangwon Province a traditional manner school exists where they still use the "hoichori" cane to discipline their students. The school takes in troubled people and ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-woo Park | Stars: Nae-sang Ahn, Ji-hee Jin

28. A Good Day to Have an Affair (2007)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

Two bored housewives who use "Dewdrop" and "Tweetie" as their Internet chat room monikers are longing for a bit of excitement. Though Tweetie quickly hooks up with Fox, an older but eager ... See full summary »

Director: Moon-il Jang | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Jin-Seo Yoon, Min-ho Hwang, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 286

29. Sky and Ocean (2009)

104 min | Drama

Ha-Neul is a gifted violinist who stays at home mostly. Ba-Da was abandoned by her parents. Jin-Kyu lost his parents at an early age and now delivers pizza. Through music, friendship, and ... See full summary »

Director: Dal-kyun Oh | Stars: Na-ra Jang, Jyu-ni Hyun, Ah-in Yoo, Jung-woo Choi

Votes: 22

30. Head (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Genius medical scientist Kim Sang-Chul (Oh Dal-Su), a renown expert in the field of stem cell research, kills himself. After an autopsy, the head of Kim Sang-Chul mysteriously disappears. ... See full summary »

Director: Un Cho | Stars: Yun-shik Baek, Jin-mo Joo, Dal-su Oh, Yeh-jin Park

Votes: 52

31. Bandhobi (2009)

107 min | Drama

A frustrated and rebellious high school student who ends up becoming a friend of a migrant worker from Bangladesh who is desperate to receive his unpaid back wages. The title means "female friend" in Bengali.

Director: Dong-il Shin | Stars: Mahbub Alam, Jin-hee Baek, In-sook Choi, Won-hee Hyeon

Votes: 356

32. Bleak Night (2011)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

Three best friends, Ki-tae, Dong-yoon, and Hee-june; they thought their friendship would last forever. A few tiny cracks of distrust start to develop among these best friends. Ki-tae and ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-hyun Yoon | Stars: Je-hoon Lee, Jung-min Park, Jun-Yeong Seo

Votes: 899

33. Epitaph (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror

A series of horrifying events plague a Korean hospital in the 1940s.

Directors: Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung | Stars: Jae-Hwan Choi, Mu-song Jeon, Jin-an Jeong, Goo Jin

Votes: 945

34. Enemy at the Dead End (2010)

92 min | Thriller

A post-traumatic stress disorder patient bounded to his bed, finds himself sharing his room with a gang looking paralyzed amnesia patient. And he must kill him off before he is recognized.

Directors: Owen Cho, Sang-Hwa Kim, Cho Owen, Kim Sang-hwa | Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 155

35. Happy Killers (2010)

106 min | Comedy, Thriller

An unemployed man and a less than exemplary detective clash while trying to catch a serial killer.

Director: Dong-wook Kim | Stars: Dong-wook Kim, Eun-kyung Shim, Wok-suk Song, Ji-ru Sung

Votes: 92

36. Han Gong-ju (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Han Gong-Ju transfers to a new school to escape her past. It takes a long time for hers troubled past to catch up with her, but when it does the revelation is devastating.

Director: Su-jin Lee | Stars: Woo-hee Chun, In-sun Jung, So-young Kim, Yeong-ran Lee

Votes: 1,657

37. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Kyung-gu Sol, Jeong-hwa Eom, Min-ki Lee

Votes: 3,465

38. Radio Star (2006)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

Once a superstar with a music award on his belt, rocker CHOI Gon now sings in a run-down café. But an incident with one of the guests at the café has him end up locked behind bars. His ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Jeong-yun Choi, Yeo-woon Han

Votes: 333

39. My Dear Desperado (2010)

105 min | Comedy

(Korean with English subtitles) An unlikely romance brews between Dong-chu, a tough-actin thug with a tender heart, and his bookish, and recently single, IT consultant neighbor, Se-jin, in ... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-shik Kim | Stars: In-gi Jeong, Woo-hyeok Jeong, Yu-mi Jung, Seung-Beom No

Votes: 384

40. Nowhere to Hide (1999)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

A team of police hunt down a villain.

Director: Myung-se Lee | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Dong-Gun Jang, Ji-Woo Choi

Votes: 1,711 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Les formidables (2006)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Su-hyun wants to leave the syndicate and opens a small restaurant. Helping his life-long friend from an orphanage, he gets arrested for a murder that he didn't commit. To catch the real ... See full summary »

Director: Min-ho Cho | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Jeong-myeong Cheon, In-yeong Yu, Chang-min Choi

Votes: 195

42. Hanji (2011)

118 min | Drama

Low-ranking civil servant Pil Yong (Park Joong Hoon) has things hard looking after his disabled wife(Ye Ji Won). He takes charge of a hanji project in hopes it will bring him a promotion. ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Kyung Jin, Soo-youn Kang, Ji-won Ye

Votes: 42

43. 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: 1,191

44. Love Fiction (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

A comedy centered on the romance between an obscure novelist and his new girlfriend, who also becomes his muse.

Director: Kye Soo Jeon | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Hyo-Jin Kong, Byung-joon Lee, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 294

45. Goodbye Mom (2009)

111 min | Drama

An emotional portrayal of the tender bond between a workaholic daughter and her witty mother suffering from a serious illness. (Korean with English subtitles).

Director: Gi-hoon Jeong | Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Yeong-ae Kim, Soo-bin Bae, Il-hwa Choi

Votes: 117

46. Parallel Life (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Thriller

KIM Suk-hyun is Korea's youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor SOHN ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-Young Kweon | Stars: Jin-hee Ji, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Se-ah Yun, Jung-woo Ha

Votes: 389

47. 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: Jeong-hwa Eom, Jin-Woong Cho, Kang-hee Choi, Hie-bong Jo

Votes: 869

48. 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: 229

49. Once Upon a Time in Corea (2008)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy