Korean movies I've seen

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1. Train to Busan (2016)

TV-MA | 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, Jung Yu-mi, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 160,301 | Gross: $2.13M

2. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Song Kang-Ho, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 133,927 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Crime, 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: Song Kang-Ho, Ha-kyun Shin, Bae Doona, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 61,891 | Gross: $0.05M

4. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

When the attempt to kill a professor goes wrong, a series of violent events are triggered which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Cheol-min Lee

Votes: 18,579

5. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 50,908 | Gross: $0.55M

6. 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, Choi Min-sik, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 71,153 | Gross: $0.21M

7. 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: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-Tae, Hye-jeong Kang, Kim Byeong-Ok

Votes: 508,213 | Gross: $0.71M

8. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk in an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Kim Young-Min

Votes: 76,416 | Gross: $2.38M

9. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Song Kang-Ho, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Bae Doona

Votes: 105,451 | Gross: $2.20M

10. The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Choi Min-sik, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-woong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 10,167 | Gross: $2.59M

11. Thirst (2009)

R | 134 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo

Votes: 42,202 | Gross: $0.30M

12. Kingdom (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

While strange rumors about their ill King grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.

Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Bae Doona, Kim Sungkyu, Hye-jun Kim

Votes: 27,733

13. Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama

56 Metascore

A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-Won Gang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho

Votes: 3,016 | Gross: $0.28M

14. The Outlaws (2017)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime

Based on real events, this crime action film depicts a Seoul detective's attempts to keep peace while two Chinese-Korean gangs battle over turf in the neighborhood.

Director: Yoon-Seong Kang | Stars: Jin-ah Bae, Gwi-hwa Choi, Kijoon Hong, Han Soo Hyun

Votes: 4,201

15. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Song Kang-Ho, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 511,839 | Gross: $53.37M

16. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

Director: Won-Tae Lee | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Kim Sungkyu, Bae-soo Jeon, Mu-Yeol Kim

Votes: 7,236 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After a heroic death, a firefighter navigates the afterlife with the help of three guides.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hoon Ju, Hyang-gi Kim

Votes: 11,704 | Gross: $1.91M

18. Revenger (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former police investigator decides to go to a prison island to revenge the brutal killings of his family.

Director: Seung-Won Lee | Stars: Je-Heon Choi, SooJin Jeong, Bruce Khan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 3,522

19. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Jang Dong-Gun, Won Bin, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 37,590 | Gross: $1.11M

20. Champion (2018)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Sport

A Korean American arm wrestler goes to South Korea for a competition, and finds a sister that he didn't know about.

Director: Yong-wan Kim | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Kwon Yul, Yeri Han, Seung-Hoon Choi

Votes: 706 | Gross: $0.10M

21. The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 49,866

22. Dark Figure of Crime (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

A criminal thriller about the fierce psychological confrontation between a detective and a killer who confessed to multiple murders.

Director: Tae-Gyun Kim | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Ji-Hoon Ju, Ju-Seon Eo, Jin Heo

Votes: 1,562

23. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Lee Byung-Hun, Choi Min-sik, Joon-hyuk Lee, Moo-Seong Choi

Votes: 109,030 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Lucid Dream (2017)

101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Dae-ho, an investigative journalist, seeks to track down the whereabouts of his son who was abducted three years ago. With the help of a detective and a psychiatrist friend, he will retrace... See full summary »

Director: Joon-Sung Kim | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Soo Go, Hye-jeong Kang, Yoo-chun Park

Votes: 2,813

25. Forgotten (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

When his abducted brother returns seemingly a different man with no memory of the past 19 days, Jin-seok chases after the truth behind the kidnapping.

Director: Hang-jun Jang | Stars: Kang Ha-Neul, Yeon Je Hyung, Mu-Yeol Kim, Na-ra Lee

Votes: 16,705

26. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Lee Byung-Hun, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 35,900

27. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 46,975 | Gross: $0.72M

28. Do-ga-ni (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Jung Yu-mi, Hyeon-soo Kim, Jee-Young Kim

Votes: 10,965



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