Welcome to IMDb top 10 Korean movies list. This list is based on the IMDb user ratings and the number of votes.
An ex-detective turned pimp goes on a chase to find a mysterious client who is selling out his girls. Based on a true story, “the Chaser” is a genre masterpiece.
9. The Man from Nowhere.
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. Standard story, but superbly executed.
8. Lady Vengeance.
The movie is a surprisingly poetic finale to Chan-wook Park’s excellent Revenge Trilogy. Often hailed as “the thinking man’s Kill Bill”.
7. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War.
This harrowing film on the Korean War is a well paced and heart-wrenching tale of two brothers caught up in one of the twentieth century’s most vicious conflicts. By the way, “Tae Guk Gi” is the name of the South Korean flag.
6. My Sassy Girl.
The movie is based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. The movie is a heartwarming blend of physical comedy and straight melodrama.
A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents’ lives for a few days. Be patient with this film, and it’s well worth it. Extremely dreamy, poetic and masterful.
4. Memories of Murder.
A Jarringly disturbing and haunting crime thriller. The mood invoked during the last few minutes of the film is something you would probably never forget.
3. I Saw the Devil.
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. A real complete revenge. Brutally profound.
2. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring.
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. This film is a pastoral poem about the changing seasons and a meditation on the cycle of life.
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. Oldboy takes a hammer and “batters” its American equivalents, leaving them as pulped as a chewed up squid.
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