Best Korean Moviesby munnah2013 | created - 22 Dec 2016 | updated - 22 Dec 2016 | Public
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1. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 464,781 | Gross: $0.71M
2. The Chaser (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
3. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 103,484 | Gross: $0.01M
4. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 56,627 | Gross: $0.05M
5. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War
When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Votes: 35,912 | Gross: $1.11M
9. Joint Security Area (2000)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 ... See full summary »
12. 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.
Votes: 55,939 | Gross: $0.01M
13. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.
14. A Moment to Remember (2004)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
16. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.
Votes: 65,139 | Gross: $0.21M
17. Poetry (2010)
Unrated | 139 min | Drama
A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.
Votes: 8,841 | Gross: $0.36M
20. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western
The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.
Votes: 30,976 | Gross: $0.13M
21. The Host (2006)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Votes: 86,305 | Gross: $2.20M
23. 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.
25. Save the Green Planet! (2003)
Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.
Votes: 7,156 | Gross: $0.01M
29. The King and the Clown (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, History
Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.
30. The Yellow Sea (2010)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
31. The Suspect (2013)
Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Thriller
Betrayed and on the run, a North Korean agent tries to uncover the volatile secrets hidden inside the eyeglasses of a dead man.
Votes: 4,696 | Gross: $0.22M
I really enjoy the Bourne trilogy, and this one is just as good if not even better.
32. Snowpiercer (2013)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Votes: 244,531 | Gross: $4.56M
The sailors of the ship are mainly American, but Bong is at the helm. Extraordinary flick!
33. The Front Line (2011)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.
Votes: 5,362 | Gross: $0.01M
Essential modern war movies are not made in the West anymore...
34. The Berlin File (2013)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Thriller
Jong-seong, a North Korean ghost agent, interrupts an illegal arms sale in Berlin. A notorious North Korean agent tests the loyalties of everyone involved as Jong-Seong prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Votes: 5,981 | Gross: $0.67M
You can't really ask of more from a spy movie. A blast from start to finish.
35. 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.
Engaging, procedural cop movie. Very entertaining.
36. Silmido (2003)
Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Drama
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the ... See full summary »
Action, drama and a lesson in history all nicely wrapped up in one package.
37. 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.
Votes: 10,305 | Gross: $0.25M
Who does not love bows and arrows? Both cinematography and scenery are excellent.
38. 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.
Part court room drama, part who-dunnit, with a twist.
39. Tell Me Something (1999)
R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces. Detective Cho, who is under investigation of the Internal Affairs, is assigned ... See full summary »
Gritty, gory and Sevenesque movie with a twist.
40. The Tower (2012)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Drama