The South Korean Movie Industry doesn’t have a long history like Bollywood and Hollywood. But it is not behind Hollywood and any other movie industries in terms of content, narration, and actors. The making of Movies in South Korea was started after the end of the Second World War. Recently South Korean movie “Parasite” has won the biggest movie award ie. Academy Awards. Here is the list of Korean movies worth binge-watching. The list is based on the opinions of the Cineguff editor.
1) Miracle In Cell No 7
Miracle In Cell No 7 is a Korean family drama movie directed by Lee Hwan Kyung. It stars Ryu Seung-ryong and Kal So-won in the lead roles of the movie. The story of the movie revolves around the Daughter and mentally ill father who was imprisoned wrongfully for murder. It was released in 2013. The story is based on a real-life event. Turkish and Philippine versions are remakes of this masterpiece.
It has 8.2 ratings in IMDB.
Miracle In Cell No 7 full movie is available on Netflix.
Parasite is a Korean a dark comedy and thriller movie directed by Bong Joon-ho. It has won 4 awards in 92nd Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best International Feature film. It is the highest-grossing South Korean movie of all time. It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, and Park So-dam in the lead roles of the movie.
It has 8.6 ratings in IMDB.
Parasite full movie is available on Hulu.
Oldboy is a South Korean thriller movie directed by Park Chan-hook. It stars Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung in the lead roles of the movie. The story of the movie revolves around the guy who was kidnapped, hypnotized, and kept in the private prison for 15 years. Watch the movie to know why he was kept in prison for 15 years.
It has 8.4 ratings in IMDB.
4) A Taxi Driver
A Taxi Driver is a South Korean action thriller movie directed by Jang Hoon. It stars Song Kang-ho and Thomas Kretschmann in the lead roles of the movie. The story of the movie revolves around the taxi driver who was hired by a foreign journalist to cover the curfew of Gwangju city.
It has 7.8 ratings in IMDB.
Taegukgi is a South Korean war movie directed by Kang Je-gyu. It stars Jang Dong-gun and Won Bin in the lead roles. The story of the movie revolves around the two brothers who were drafted to join the army for war.
It has 8.1 ratings in IMDB.
6) My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl is a South Korean romantic movie directed by Kwak Jae-yong. It stars Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun in the lead roles.
It was released in 2001.
It has 8 ratings in IMDB.
7) The Chaser
The Chaser is a Korean thriller movie written and directed by Na Hong-jin. It stars Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, and Seo Young-hee in the lead roles of the movie. The story of the movie revolves around the Police officer who is trying to catch the serial killer before his transfer.
It has 7.9 ratings in IMDB.