Top Korean Movies


The Top Korean Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Korean List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Oldboy

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji
Plot: After 15 years of imprisonement, a man is abruptly released and given 5 days to find his captor. As he gets closer to the truth, he finds that his ordeal is far from over.

2. Handmaiden, The ( Ah-ga-ssi )

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Jung-woo Ha, Min-hee Kim, Tae Ri Kim, Jin-woong Jo
Plot: Set in 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation - Soukee is hired as a new handmaiden to the reclusive heiress, Lady Hideko, who lives her days in a sprawling countyside estate under the domineering eye of her Uncle. But she has an ulterior motive, helping a swindling "count" win the Hideko's heart - and her money. But when Soukee finds herself uncovering feelings for the Lady, the plan changes.

3. Memories of Murder ( Salinui chueok )

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Actors: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song
Plot: In 1986 a potential serial killer is on the loose in the province of Gyunggi, South Korea. Two local thuggish, dumb use threats and violence to try to get to the bottom of things, but it's not until a detective from Seul starts investigating that things take a turn for the better... until a third body shows up.

4. Wailing, The ( Goksung )

Year of Release: 2016
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hong-jin Na
Actors: Woo-hee Chun, Jung-min Hwang, So-yeon Jang, Han-Cheol Jo
Plot: A goofy local police man's daughter is under the spell of a demon/demons after the people of his village tell terrifying stories following the arrival of a strange Japanese man.

5. I Saw the Devil ( Akmareul boatda )

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ji-woon Kim
Actors: Byung-hun Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-jin Jeon, San-ha Oh
Plot: After his pregnant fiance is viciously murdered by a serial killer, a detective plots an elaborate and intricate revenge plot for the man responsible.

6. Tale of Two Sisters, A ( Janghwa, Hongryeon )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ji-woon Kim
Actors: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Su-jeong Lim, Seung-bi Lee
Plot: Two girls return from a hospital stay to a foreboding house where their cold, distant father, a seemingly unstable step mother and a vengeful ghost make their lives dark and mysterious.

7. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring ( Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Actors: Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo

8. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance ( Boksuneun naui geot )

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Du-na Bae, Ji-Eun Lim
Plot: A man desperately wants to save his sister from dying of kidney failure - but he goes from being conned in a black market operation to kidnaping the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. As things go from bad to worse, anger and revenge take over.

9. Tae Guik Gi: The Brotherhood of War ( Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Je-gyu Kang
Actors: Dong-Kun Jang, Eun-ju Lee, Bin Won, Hyeong-jin Kong
Plot: Two brothers from a large South Korean City are forced to join the army when the North Korean Communist's invade. Follow the two brothers from their first experience of war to promotions and medals. Watch and see how War changes a man from a loving brother to ruthless killer.

10. Chaser, The ( Chugyeogja )

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hong-jin Na
Actors: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, In-gi Jung
Plot: Joong-ho is a dirty detective-turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

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