Korean movies *watched*

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1. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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74 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: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 410,704 | Gross: $0.71M

2. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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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: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 51,645 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 59,742 | Gross: $0.21M

4. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 32,781 | Gross: $0.55M

5. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 49,925 | Gross: $0.01M

6. 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, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

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

Votes: 83,407 | Gross: $0.01M

7. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 142 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: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-hyeok Lee, In-seo Kim

Votes: 83,801 | Gross: $0.13M

8. Busanhaeng (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.5
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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, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 80,904 | Gross: $2.13M

9. Dwae-ji-ui wang (2011)

97 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Jong-suk and Kyung-min meet up to talk about their high school past, it's been 15 years since they last talked. It brings up all kinds of memories.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Ik-joon Yang, Jeong-se Oh, Hye-na Kim, Kkobbi Kim

Votes: 1,011

10. Confession of Murder (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated ... See full summary »

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Shi-hoo Park, Won-young Choi, Gwang Jang

Votes: 5,593

11. Ah-ga-ssi (2016)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 Jo, So-ri Moon

Votes: 52,153 | Gross: $2.01M

12. The Wailing (2016)

Not Rated | 156 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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81 Metascore

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and 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: 24,538 | Gross: $0.79M

13. The Tenor (2014)

121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The talented Korean tenor, Bae, who penetrate the audience's hears through his delicate and powerful singing, is on the rise to stardom at the European opera scene. Sawada, a Japanese music... See full summary »

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Yûsuke Iseya, Ye-ryeon Cha, Kii Kitano

Votes: 105

14. Eui-roi-in (2011)

123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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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: 979

15. Be-seu-teu-sel-leo (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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"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, Kang-hee Choi, Hie-bong Jo, Jin-woong Jo

Votes: 786

16. Beterang (2015)

123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A detective hunts down a young and successful man.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ah-in Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 2,967 | Gross: $1.20M

17. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 40,017

18. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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64 Metascore

A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 43,759

19. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

Director: Cheol-soo Jang | Stars: Yeong-hie Seo, Seong-won Ji, Min-ho Hwang, Min Je

Votes: 10,369

20. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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58 Metascore

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 »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 21,277

21. Samaritan Girl (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Eol Lee, Ji-min Kwak, Yeo-reum Han, Hyun-min Kwon

Votes: 11,912

22. Kim-jong-wook-chat-gi (2010)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Gi-joon starts an agency that helps people locate their long-lost first loves and Ji-woo becomes his first client. She is dragged there by her worried father, Captain SEO, who learns that ... See full summary »

Director: You-jeong Chang | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Yoo Gong, Seung-su Ryu, Chung-Ah Lee

Votes: 816

23. Wang-ui namja (2005)

119 min | Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,269