Do you like Korean movies? This top 10 must-see Korean movies list includes some of the most popular and successful ones! You will find your next favorite movie for sure: action, thriller or horror genre, with original and twisted plots. There’s so much to choose from! IMDb has its own list of Korean films. A nation with a specialty in horrors and thrillers, here are the best movies to come out of South Korea. With the success of K-Pop, Korean television shows, and Parasite winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars, it’s not news that Korean entertainment is taking the world by storm. While a number of Korean films have been popular in the past, none have reached the fame of Parasite. Maybe it’s time to change that.
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies’ forces are hunting them down.
Korea in the year 1933, the country is occupied by the Japanese army. Many warriors of the resistance where forced into the exile in China. Now they are trying to organize the fight from the distance. Now the resistance has learned that the highest commander of the Japanese army is going to visit Korea. They decide to take the chance and kill him by assassination. But the only sniper who is able to make that shot is Ahn Ok-yun, who is serving her time in the prison of Shanghai. The resistance agent Yem Sek-jin is set to get her and her comrades out, but his plan is offered to the Japanese by a traitor. Now, Ok-yun and her warriors not just have to flee from the Chinese prison, she also must face the Japanese army and a very special hit-man, assigned to take her down.
A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.
A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Their fate intertwines when their past are revealed in their blooming relationship.
After a heroic death, a firefighter navigates the afterlife with the help of three guides.
Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he’s able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
An offer to buy her property brings elderly Kim Sun-yi back to the country cottage she briefly lived in during eventful times in her youth. With her granddaughter by her side, Sun-yi recalls meeting Cheol-su, not only a feral orphan from Korean war days but a mute boy genetically spliced with wolf DNA by a rogue scientist, now deceased. She effectively tames the unsocialized lad through dog obedience training, and he soon becomes more than a loyal companion, protecting her from the rude advances of her late father’s business partner’s ne’er-do-well, spoiled, self-centered son, Ji-tae, who fully expects Sun-yi to marry him someday. He would claim her as his own sooner than that if not for Cheol-su, who transforms into an unbeatable werewolf anytime someone threatens a member of his pack, leading Ji-tae to work towards a permanent solution to this problem.
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother’s obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.
A Korean love story about a young couple’s enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease.
27-year-old fashion designer Soo-Jin (Son Ye-Jin) goes into a convenience store to buy a Coke, but accidentally leaves it on the counter. Remembering the Coke, Soo-Jin walks back to the store and sees a man (Jung Woo-Sung) walking out of the store with a can of Coke. Soo-Jin, believing the drink is hers, snatches it from the man’s hand and downs the drink in one gulp. Later on the bus, Soo-Jin remembers that she also left her wallet at the convenience store. When goes back to retrieve her wallet, the clerk hands her the wallet and the can of Coke she left behind. Ooops.
One day, while surveying a construction site that her father is in charge of, Soo-Jin sees the same man she mistakenly believed took her drink. The man’s name is Chul-Soo and is he the foreman at the construction site. Soo-Jin begins to fall for Chul-Soo and begins to woo him. A relationship develops and Soo-Jin and Chul-Soo eventually marries.
Life seems great for the couple, but Soo-Jin’s forgetfulness worsens and she soon learns she a rare form of Alzheimer’s.
A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.
Song Soo-Jung (Gianna Jun) produces human interest TV documentaries for a small company. She is also sick of her job and the need to always dramatize the stories for maximum effect. Soo-Jung then decides to take her company’s expensive video camera and to shoot a documentary on an African Lion that refuses to eat. Suddenly the shooting for the documentary is canceled, but, making things infinitely worse for Soo-Jung, someone snatches the video camera right from her hands. At the same time, a man (Hwang Jung-Min) in a Hawaiian shirt comes out of the blue and retrieves the stolen camera for Song Soo-Jung. The man tells Song Soo-Jung that he is Superman, but powerless now because of kryptonite placed in his head by an evil villain.
Even though the man doesn’t have his super powers, he spends his time performing good deeds like retrieving lost dogs, reprimanding naked men standing in public and doing hand stands to push the sun away from the earth. Song Soo-Jung can tell immediately that the man is quite a character and would make for a great documentary. She then proceeds to film the documentary “Protect the Earth, Superman.” As she uses Superman for her own personal gains, Song Soo-Jung soon learns more about the odd man and what she learns will change their lives forever.
After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event.
Detective Gun-Soo (Lee Sun-Kyun) skips out on his mother-in-law’s funeral to attend to a crisis at the police station. While driving to the station a man appears out of nowhere and Detective Gun-Soo crashes into him with his car. The man is dead and Detective Gun-Soo panics. He drags the dead man to his car and throws him into his car trunk. Detective Gun-Soo’s hard day is just beginning.
A small time thug collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his devotion to family.
Byung-Doo (Zo In-Sung) is a low-level gangster, barely able to take care of his family and the gang members working under him. His boss frequently short changes Byung-Doo and gives the more lucrative jobs to other people in his organization. Byung-Doo soon attempts to change his fate by risking his own life.
Byung-Doo sits in on a dinner between his boss Sang-Chul (Yoon Je-Moon) and the top boss in the mafia group President Hwang (Cheon Ho-Jin). Hwang complains to Sang-Chul that he is getting hounded by an attorney that knows too much about their group. Hwang asks Sang-Chul if he could fix this problem, but Sang-Chul politely declines knowing how hard the police will come down on his group if he does so. After the meeting, President Hwang asks Byung-Doo to drive him home. While Byung-Doo drives President Hwang home, he offers to fix President Hwang’s problem permanently.
Meanwhile Byung-Doo meets two people from his grade school days. Min-Ho (Nam Gung-Min) is an aspiring filmmaker wanting to learn about Byung-Doo’s gang life. Min-Ho is attempting to make his first film, which deals with the mafia, but his script lacks originality and authenticity. The other person that Byung-Doo meets is Hyun-Joo (Lee Bo-Young).They become better acquainted through Min-Ho and soon develop a rocky relationship, that is burdened by Hyun-Joo’s disapproval over Byung-Doo’s gangster lifestyle.
Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn’t proceed by his boss’s orders.
Gangland boss Kang (Kim Yeong-Cheol) suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful and sends his trusted right hand man Sun-woo (Lee Byung-Hun), to sort out the problem. In an uncharacteristic moment of weakness, Sun-woo falls for Hee-Su (Shin Min-A), taken in by her grace and humanity. When Sun-woo finally catches Huei-Su with her lover, he finds himself unable to kill her and allows her to flee. This infuriates Kang and order his thugs to savagely beat him and leave him for dead. However, they do not finish the job and when Sun-woo eventually revives himself, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.