Love Kdramas, but looking for feature films? Here are the best Korean drama films ever, ranked by fans everywhere. From old classics to new and recent hits, this list of Korean drama movies includes gripping mystery dramas, romantic melodramas, historical biopics, period films, and underrated arthouse movies. While many people have seen the popular 2014 drama Ode to My Father, one of South Korea's highest-grossing films, only the most serious of film buffs have seen indie films, like film festival winner On the Beach at Night Alone.
Vote up the top drama movies from South Korea, and add any favorites we may have missed.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami. A part-time worker hoping to spend more time ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%A Moment to Remember is a 2004 South Korean film based on the 2001 Japanese television drama Pure Soul. It stars Son Ye-jin and Jung Woo-sung and follows the theme of discovery in a relationship ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%A Taxi Driver is a 2017 South Korean historical action drama film directed by Jang Hoon. A taxi driver from Seoul (Song Kang-ho) unintentionally becomes involved in the events of the Gwangju ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%Secret Sunshine is a 2007 South Korean drama film directed by acclaimed South Korean director, novelist, and former Minister of Culture Lee Chang-dong. The screenplay based on the short fiction ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%Poetry is a 2010 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a suburban woman in her 60s who begins to develop an interest in poetry while struggling with ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%3-Iron is a 2004 South Korean romantic drama film directed by Kim Ki-duk. A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%"Accomplished and original, Castaway on the Moon is a fascinating love story by one of South Korea's most promising young filmmakers. Lee Hey-jun made his debut in 2006 as co-director of ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%Ode to My Father is a 2014 South Korean family-drama war film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon. Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy vows to take care of his family, marking the beginning of a ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%Marathon is a 2005 South Korean film directed by Jeong Yoon-cheol, and starring Jo Seung-woo, Kim Mi-sook and Lee Ki-young. It received 5,148,022 admissions, making it the 4th most attended ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%Peppermint Candy is a 1999 film, the second from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong. The movie starts with the suicide of the protagonist and uses reverse chronology to depict some of the key ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%The King and the Clown is a 2005 South Korean historical drama film directed by Lee Joon-ik. Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king, ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%Once Upon a Time in High School, also known as Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do, is a 2004 South Korean action drama film directed by Yoo Ha. In 1978, Hyun-soo ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%Masquerade is a 2012 South Korean historical drama film directed by Choo Chang-min. Though it places his own life in danger, a look-alike commoner secretly takes the place of a poisoned king to ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%The Beauty Inside is a 2015 South Korean high-concept romantic comedy film directed by Baik. Furniture designer Woo-jin wakes up in a different body every day, regardless of age, gender, and ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%A Girl at My Door is a 2014 South Korean drama film directed by July Jung, starring Bae Doona and Kim Sae-ron. It screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Due ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%The Way Home is a 2002 film written and directed by Lee Jeong-hyang. It tells the heart-warming story about a grandmother and her city-born grandson who comes to live with her in a rural ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%Il Mare is a 2000 South Korean fantasy romance film directed by Lee Hyun-seung. A man and a woman realize they are separated by two years of time when they exchange letters from different years ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%Treeless Mountain is a 2008 South Korean drama film written and directed by So Yong Kim. It stars Hee Yeon Kim, Song Hee Kim, Soo Ah Lee, Mi Hyang Kim, and Boon Tak Park. The film premiered on 5 ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%Oasis is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Lee Chang-dong. This is Lee's third feature film, and the last one he directed before his stint as South Korea's Minister of Culture. The film's ...more