If you enjoy mafia movies, here are the best Korean gangster movies ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring high school gangsters, Triads, Yakuza, and even some gangster comedy movies, these South Korean movies about the mob and criminal organizations include some of the country's greatest cinematic masterpieces. New World, Friend, and A Bittersweet Life are considered to be the most popular Korean gangster movies, but you'll also find some new and recent titles listed here.
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Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%New World is a 2013 South Korean crime drama film directed by Park Hoon-jung. Posing as the right-hand man of a ruthless gangster, an undercover cop finds it difficult to play both parts, even ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time is a 2012 South Korean gangster film directed by Yoon Jong-bin. On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%A Bittersweet Life is a 2005 South Korean action film directed by Kim Jee-woon. When a high-ranking enforcer refuses to execute a hit ordered by his boss, he becomes the number one target.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%The Outlaws is a 2017 South Korean crime action film directed by Kang Yoon-sung. When a new crime lord starts fighting for territory, a fearless detective tries to keep the peace the only way he ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%Friend is a 2001 South Korean action film directed by Kwak Kyung-taek. Four childhood friends go their separate ways; two go off to college, while the others become rival gangsters.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is a 2019 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Won-tae. A gangster and a cop team up to chase a serial killer, each for their own reasons.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%A Dirty Carnival is a South Korean neo-noir action film directed by Yoo Ha. A small time thug (Jo In-sung) collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%Asura: The City of Madness, also known as Asura, is a 2016 South Korean action crime film directed by Kim Sung-su. A shady cop (Jung Woo-sung) finds himself in over his head when he gets caught ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%Breathless is a 2008 South Korean crime drama film directed by Yang Ik-june. A bitter gangster (Yang Ik-june) strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl (Kim Kkot-bi) as he faces his own ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%The City of Violence is a 2006 South Korean crime action film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Three former childhood friends reunite for their friend's funeral, which prompts two of them vowing to ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%The Drug King is a 2018 South Korean crime drama film directed by Woo Min-ho. Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo-sam builds an empire as a drug smuggler in the Busan underworld, ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%My Wife Is a Gangster is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Jo Jin-kyu. A female gang boss (Shin Eun-kyang) tries to get married to fulfill her dying sister's wishes.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%No Blood No Tears is a 2002 South Korean pulp noir film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. The ill-treated mistress (Lee Hye-young) of a gang boss and a taxi driver (Jeon Do-yeon) hatch a plan to steal ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%Marrying the Mafia is a 2002 South Korea film released on September 13, 2002. It was an instant hit, beating out other 2002 film competitors such as Jail Breakers, The Way Home and Sex is Zero. ...more