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List of famous film directors from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Korea has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best South Korean directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of South Korea and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South Korean directors?" and "Which directors are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented South Korean directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Ahn Byeong-ki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Ahn Byeong-ki age 51

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Ahn Sang-hoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Bae Yong-kyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bae Yong-kyun age 66

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Bang Eun-jin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bang Eun-jin age 52

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Bang Hee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bang Hee age 63

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Beom-goo Kang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Beom-goo Kang age 93

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Bong Joon-ho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bong Joon-ho age 48

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Bong Man-dae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bong Man-dae age 47

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Bong-chun Yun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Bong-chun Yun Died at 73 (1902-1975)

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Byun Young-joo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Byung-hun Min is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Byungjune Kim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Byungjune Kim age 31

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Chang Yoon-hyun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Chang-hwa Jeong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Cho Eun-Ryung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Cho Eun-Ryung Died at 31 (1972-2003)

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Cho Seoungho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Cho Seoungho age 58

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Choi Dong-hoon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Choi Eun-hee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Choi Eun-hee age 91

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Choi Moo-ryong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Choi Moo-ryong Died at 71 (1928-1999)

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Choi Yeong-cheol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Christine Shin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Chung Ji Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Dahci Ma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Dahci Ma age 30

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Dong-joon Choi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Dong-Ryung Kim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Lee Dong-wook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Lee Dong-wook age 36

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Duck-hee Lee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Elliott Hong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Eun-hee Ihm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Eun-hee Ihm age 45

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Eung-cheon Kim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Eung-cheon Kim Died at 66 (1935-2001)

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Gina Kim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Gina Kim age 44

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Go Yeong-nam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Go Yeong-nam Died at 68 (1935-2003)

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Gyeong-tae Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Ha Gil-jong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Ha Gil-jong Died at 38 (1941-1979)

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Ha Yu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Ha Yu age 54

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Hae Jin Jung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Hae Jin Jung age 23

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Hah Myung-joong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Han Hye-jin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Han Hye-jin age 36

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Han Suk-kyu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Han Suk-kyu age 53

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Jang Hang-jun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Jang Hang-jun age 48

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Hayoun Kwon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Hayoun Kwon age 36

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Heo Jin-ho is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Heo Jin-ho age 54

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Ho-jung Kim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Ho-jung Kim age 49

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Ho-yeon Won is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Hong Sang-soo age 57

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Hong Sung-Hoon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Hur Bum-Wook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea
Hur Bum-Wook age 34

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Hwang Gyu-Deok is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Hwang Jang Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea

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Hyun-Joo Kim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Korea