South Korea (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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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

2. Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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50 Metascore

A zombie virus has in the last 4 years spread to all South Korea. 4 Koreans in HK sail thru the blockade to Incheon for USD20,000,000 on a truck.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee, Re Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon

Votes: 15,840

3. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 313,320 | Gross: $4.56M

4. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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

5. Train to Busan (2016)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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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

6. Seutateueob (2020– )

TV-14 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.0
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Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry.

Stars: Suzy Bae, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Sun-ho Kim, Han-na Kang

Votes: 631

7. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho, Moon So-Ri

Votes: 109,094 | Gross: $2.01M

8. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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

9. #Alive (2020)

TV-MA | 98 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.2
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The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story.

Director: Il Cho | Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Park Shin-Hye, Bae-soo Jeon, Hyun-Wook Lee

Votes: 20,919

10. Crash Landing on You (2019–2020)

TV-14 | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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The absolute top secret love story of a chaebol heiress who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer who falls in love with her and who is hiding and protecting her.

Stars: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-Hye, Kim Jung-Hyun

Votes: 9,947

11. Kingdom (2019– )

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

8.4
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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

12. It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.8
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An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths.

Stars: Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, Oh Jeong-Se, Park Gyuyoung

Votes: 7,187

13. Stranger (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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With the help of a gutsy female detective, a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy tackles a murder case amid political corruption.

Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Bae Doona, Joon-hyuk Lee, Jae-woong Choi

Votes: 4,787

14. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 102,256

15. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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

16. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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

17. The Wailing (2016)

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

7.5
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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

18. The Swordsman (2020)

100 min | Action

6.7
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"Three different swordsmen meet each other for their own reasons." Tae Yul, a swordsman in his thirties goes out to find his only daughter after losing one of his eyes. Min Seung Ho, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-Hoon Choi | Stars: Jang Hyuk, Man-sik Jeong, Jin-ho Choi, Hyun-Sung Jang

Votes: 163

19. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.1
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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

20. Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020– )

70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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An urban dark fantasy drama about a gumiho who settles into the city and a producer who is after it.

Stars: Dong-Wook Lee, Bo-ah Jo, Bum Kim, Yong Ji Kim

Votes: 431

21. Lingering (2020)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror

4.8
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When Yoo-mi searches out her mother's friend at a hotel to drop off her younger sister, she falls into unexpected mystery and horror.

Director: Yoon Een-Kyoung | Stars: Se-yeong Lee, Ji-Young Park, So-yi Park, Yeong-ju Seo

Votes: 126

22. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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

23. Time to Hunt (2020)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In the near future, a financial crisis will hit Korea and slums arise. From those areas, a group of young people commit crime to survive.

Director: Sung-hyun Yoon | Stars: Lee Jehoon, Jae-hong Ahn, Woo-sik Choi, Jung-min Park

Votes: 3,093

24. Itaewon Class (2020)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The story of Park Sae Ro Yi who opens a restaurant in Itaewon.

Stars: Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung, Nara

Votes: 4,904

25. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy. A parody with a twist.

Directors: Sung-ho Hong, Moo-Hyun Jang, Young Sik Uhm | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Claflin, Gina Gershon, Jim Rash

Votes: 2,345

26. Forgotten (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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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

27. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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In his quest for a bride to break his immortal curse, Dokkaebi, a 939-year-old guardian of souls, meets a grim reaper and a sprightly student with a tragic past.

Stars: Yoo Gong, Go-eun Kim, Dong-Wook Lee, In-Na Yoo

Votes: 10,493

28. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

TV-14 | 70 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

8.3
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A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective.

Stars: Lee Min-Ho, Go-eun Kim, Do-Hwan Woo, Kyung-Nam Kim

Votes: 4,684

29. Descendants of the Sun (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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This drama tells of the love story that develops between a surgeon and a special forces officer.

Stars: Joong-Ki Song, Hye-Kyo Song, Jin Goo, Ji-Won Kim

Votes: 8,394

30. Record of Youth (2020– )

TV-14 | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two actors and a makeup artist fight to make their own way in a world that weighs the backgrounds they were born into more than their dreams.

Stars: Park Bo-Gum, So-dam Park, Woo-Seok Byeon, Hie-ra Ha

Votes: 744

31. Mr. Sunshine (2018)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Stars: Lee Byung-Hun, Tae-ri Kim, Yeon-Seok Yoo, Min-Jung Kim

Votes: 3,843

32. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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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: 55,963

33. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016–2017)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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Revolves around an elite group of male warrior youth called Hwarang who grow through passion and love in Seorabeol, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.

Stars: Park Seo-Joon, Ara Go, Park Hyung-Shik, Minho Choi

Votes: 1,935

34. Vagabond (2019)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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An ordinary man who comes across surprising circumstances that place him in the center of a huge corruption scandal.

Stars: Seung-gi Lee, Suzy Bae, Jung-hee Moon, Yun-shik Baek

Votes: 3,353

35. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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

36. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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: 61,934 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The Good Detective (2020– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A drama about the race between people who want to get closer to the truth and those who want to cover it up.

Stars: Son Hyeon-ju, Seung-jo Jang, Elliya Lee, Seung-Hyeon Ji

Votes: 161

38. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.9
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A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love.

Stars: Ara Go, Jae-Wook Lee, KIm Joo-Heon, Eun-soo Shin

Votes: 264

39. The Flower of Evil (2020– )

70 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.7
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"Flower of Evil" is a suspense melodrama about a man who hides his cruel past and changes his identity, while his detective wife tracks down his past.

Stars: Lee Joon-Gi, Chae-Won Moon, Hyun-woo Seo, Choi Dae-Hoon

Votes: 1,545

40. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A story about the love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter.

Director: Hwan-kyung Lee | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, So Won Kal, Dal-su Oh, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 16,131

41. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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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: 57,411

42. Ashfall (2019)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

Directors: Byung-seo Kim, Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Lee Byung-Hun, Jung-woo Ha, Hye-jin Jeon, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 2,694

43. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world.

Stars: Ji-eun Lee, Jin-gu Yeo, Jeong-geun Shin, Hae-Sun Bae

Votes: 2,901

44. While You Were Sleeping (2017)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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The drama is about a woman, Nam Hong Joo, who can see accidents that take place in the future through her dreams. And a prosecutor, Jung Jae Chan, who struggles to stop the woman's dreams from coming true.

Stars: Suzy Bae, Lee Jong-Suk, Jung Hae-In, Sang-Yeob Lee

Votes: 3,651

45. Search (2020– )

60 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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"Search" is a military thriller drama that takes place in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and tells the story of a specialized search party that forms to uncover the truth behind mysterious disappearance and murder cases.

Stars: Dong-Yoon Jang, Krystal Jung, Bak Yoon, Hyun-Wook Lee

Votes: 129

46. Private Lives (2020– )

70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In a world where data is no longer private, con artists uncover a sinister surveillance scheme headed by the government and a greedy corporation.

Stars: Seohyun, Hyo-jin Kim, Tae Won-suk, Kyung-pyo Go

Votes: 190

47. Voice (2017–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Moo Jin-Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) was a popular detective who solved major cases, but after his wife was murdered by a serial killer his life spiraled down. He is filled with guilt that he was not ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Hana, Eun-seo Son, Jin-wook Lee, Kim Woo-Seok

Votes: 1,044

48. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.6
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Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011)

Stars: Lee Joon-Gi, Ji-eun Lee, Kang Ha-Neul, Nam Joo-Hyuk

Votes: 4,538

49. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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A romance between perfect but narcissistic second generation heir and his capable assistant.

Stars: Park Min-Young, Park Seo-Joon, Lee Tae-Hwan, Kim Byeong-Ok

Votes: 5,183

50. The Empress Ki (2013–2014)

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ha Ji-Won, Hye-Rin Han, Ju Jin-Mo, Ji Chang-Wook

Votes: 1,572


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