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Foreign Films The Best Korean Drama Movies  

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If you’re looking for Korean films that examine the more challenging aspects of life, then this list of the best Korean drama movies is a great guide for you to find something worth watching tonight.

Make sure to consider Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, the story of a Buddhist monk raising a young boy until the boy is drawn away by the temptations of a secular life. Also included on this list of Korean dramas is Mother, the tale of a mother who searches for the killer who framed her son for a murder he didn’t commit, and Peppermint Candy, which examines a man’s life on the brink of his suicide.

So, which of the films on this Korean drama movies list would you recommend to others? Join our other drama mavens and give the most dramatic movies on this list a thumbs up, and please only downvote something if you've actually seen it.

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Miracle in Cell No. 7 Park Shin-hye, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a 2013 South Korean film starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Kal So-won and Park Shin-hye. The film is a heartwarming comedy and family melodrama about a mentally challenged man ...more

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Sunny

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Hello Ghost Cha Tae-hyun, Kang Ye-won, Young-nam Jang Hello Ghost is a 2010 South Korean comedy film about a man's multiple failed suicide attempts. After the most recent one, he discovers he can see a family of ghosts. The ghosts agree to leave ...more

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Kim Ki-duk, Ji Dae-han, Park Ji-Ah Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a 2003 South Korean film about a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he ...more

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Mother

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Thirst Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim, Shin Ha-kyun Thirst is a 2009 South Korean horror film written, produced and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is loosely based on the novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola. The film tells the ...more

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Poetry

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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Bae Doona, Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-kyun Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook which follows the character Ryu trying to earn enough money for his sister's kidney transplant and the path of ...more

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Bedevilled

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Castaway on the Moon Jung Ryeo-won, Jung Jae-young, Mi-kyeong Yang "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

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Peppermint Candy Moon So-ri, Kim Yeo-jin, Sol Kyung-gu 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

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Masquerade

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Pieta

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Secret Sunshine Song Kang-Ho, Mi-kyung Kim, Jeon Do-yeon 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

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Silenced

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Sopyonje

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A Brand New Life

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The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do

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The Way Home

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Painted Fire Son Ye-jin, Choi Min-sik, Ahn Sung-ki Chi-hwa-seon or Chwi-hwa-seon, is a 2002 South Korean drama film directed by Im Kwon-taek about Jang Seung-up, a nineteenth-century Korean painter who changed the direction of Korean art.

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Friend

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Sunflower

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Crying Fist Choi Min-sik, Oh Dal-su, Cheon Ho-Jin Crying Fist is a 2005 South Korean film written and directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. The film had 1,728,477 admissions nationwide.

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Marathon

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Take Care of My Cat Bae Doona, Lee Yo-won, Moon Jung-hee Take Care of My Cat is a 2001 South Korean coming of age film, the feature debut of director Jeong Jae-eun. It chronicles the lives of a group of friends — five young women — a year after they ...more

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A Man Who Was Superman Jun Ji-hyun, Hwang Jung-min, Jin Ji-hee A Man Who Was Superman is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Jeong Yoon-chul. The film applies techniques of Magical realism to problems arising from the Narcissism of small differences that ...more

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The Attorney Song Kang-Ho, Oh Dal-su, Yim Si-wan The Attorney is a 2013 South Korean courtroom drama film directed and co-written by Yang Woo-suk, in his directorial debut. With 11,375,954 tickets sold and a revenue of ₩82.9 billion, The ...more

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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?: A Zen Fable

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The King and the Clown

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Breathless