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The Best Korean Movies Of The 2010s

What are the best Korean movies of the decade? You get to help make that call. Korea has a vibrant filmmaking scene, and their movies are popular around the world. Due to the phenomenal recent success of Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, both critically and commercially, eyes are increasingly focused on Korean cinema. For good reason, too. There's an emphasis on challenging and absorbing stories that pull viewers right in.

Parasite is definitely one of the most popular Korean movies of the 2010s. Others that have achieved a measure of acclaim in North America include Kim Ji-woon's I Saw the Devil, Lee Chang-dong's Burning, and Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Bong Joon-ho's two prior films, Okja and Snowpiercer, are also among the finest movies to come out of Korea in the last ten years. There are plenty of others. We've assembled a list of Korean films from every genre -- drama to comedy, horror to romance. Aside from ranking the finest titles, this will also serve as a jumping-off point for anyone wanting to experience what Korean cinema has to offer.

Vote up the top 2010s Korean movies from the list below, and if there are some highly-ranked ones you haven't seen, plan a night of viewing entertainment. 

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  • Burning
    1
    Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Lee Chang-dong
  • Parasite
    2
    Song Kang-ho, Jo Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • The Wailing
    3
    Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Na Hong-jin
  • A Taxi Driver
    4
    Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Ryu Jun-yeol
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Jang Hoon
  • Train to Busan
    5
    Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Veteran
    6
    Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Ryoo Seung-wan
  • Masquerade
    7
    Han Hyo-joo, Lee Byung-hun, Shim Eun-kyung
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Choo Chang-min
  • Snowpiercer
    8
    Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • The Handmaiden
    9
    Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • I Saw the Devil
    10
    Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • The Age of Shadows
    11
    Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
  • The Face Reader
    12
    Kim Hye-soo, Song Kang-Ho, Lee Jong-suk
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Han Jae-Rim
  • Assassination
    13
    Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, Ha Jung-woo
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Choi Dong-hoon
  • The Man from Nowhere
    14
    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Young-chang Song
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Lee Jung-beom
  • New World
    15
    Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Park Hoon-jung
  • The Yellow Sea
    16
    Ha Jung-woo, Cho Seong-ha, Kim Yun-seok
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Na Hong-jin
  • Han Gong-ju
    17
    Yeong-ran Lee, Jung In-sun, Chun Woo-hee
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Lee Su-jin
  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds
    18
    Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Kim Yong-hwa
  • A Hard Day
    19
    Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-hoon, Ju-bong Gi
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Kim Seong-hun
  • The Unjust
    20
    Cheon Ho-Jin, Ryoo Seung-bum, Hwang Jung-min
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Ryoo Seung-wan
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7
    21
    Park Shin-hye, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Lee Hwan-Kyung
  • The Housemaid
    22
    Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Youn Yuh-jung
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Im Sang-soo
  • Inside Men
    23

    Inside Men

    Lee Byung-hun, Cho Seung-woo, Baek Yoon-sik
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Woo Min-ho

    Inside Men is a 2015 South Korean political crime-action film directed by Woo Min-ho, based on the webtoon by Yoon Tae-ho.

  • Ode to My Father
    24
    Hwang Jung-min, Yunjin Kim, Oh Dal-su
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Yoon Je-kyoon
  • The Beauty Inside
    25
    Han Hyo-joo, Kim Dae-myung, Do Ji-han
    • Directed by: Baik