2019 Movies

The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated March 5, 2020 12.5k votes 5.6k voters 548.6k views 25 items

List Rules Only Korean-language movies released in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top Korean Films of 2020!

Here are the best Korean movies of 2019. Featuring horror, action, comedy, thriller, and more, this list of 2019 Korean films includes new Korean movies in theaters and streaming now on Netflix, Hulu, Viki, and Amazon Prime. What are the top Korean movies of 2019? 

One of the most successful Korean blockbusters, Extreme Job is easily one of the best Korean movies of the year. Other good Korean movies released in 2019 include The Dude in Me, Money, and Innocent Witness.

Vote up the best 2019 Korean movies, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Parasite is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong

Released: 2019

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An unemployed driver (Song Kang-ho) and his out-of-work family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and ...more

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Innocent Witness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Jung Woo-sung, Kim Hyang-gi, Lee Kyu-hyung

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lotte Cultureworks

Innocent Witness is a 2019 South Korean crime drama film directed by Lee Han. When a housekeeper is charged with murdering an old man, defense attorney Soon Ho is surprised to learn that the ...more
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The Dude in Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Park Sung-woong, Ra Mi-ran, Jung Jin-young

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kang Hyo-jin

The Dude In Me is a 2019 South Korean fantasy comedy film directed by Kang Hyo-jin. In an unfortunate accident, a bullied high school student switches bodies with a gang leader.
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Extreme Job is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanee, Jin Seon-kyu

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Byeong-heon

Extreme Job is a 2019 South Korean action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon. A team of detectives start a chicken restaurant for an undercover drug-bust operation, but end up busier than ...more
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Hit-and-Run Squad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk, Ryu Jun-yeol

Released: 2019

Directed by: Han Jun-hee

Hit-and-Run Squad is a 2019 South Korean action comedy crime film directed by Han Jun-hee. A hit-and-run police task force chases an out-of-control businessman who loves to speed.
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Exit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Jo Jung-suk, Im Yoon-ah, Go Doo-shim

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Sang-geun

Exit is a 2019 South Korean disaster action comedy film directed by Lee Sang-geun. One of the best rock climbers in college, Yong-Nam (Jo Jung-suk) hasn't had much luck elsewhere after ...more
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The Divine Fury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jason Kim

The Divine Fury is a 2019 South Korean action horror film written and directed by Jason Kim. A martial arts champion gains divine powers to fight with a powerful evil force.
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The Gangster, The Cop, T... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol, Kim Sung-kyu

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Won-tae

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.
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Miss & Mrs. Cops is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ra Mi-ran, Lee Sung-kyung

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jung Da-won

Miss & Mrs. Cops, also known as Girl Cops, is a 2019 South Korean crime comedy film directed by Jung Da-won. Mi-yeong is a former police squad officer who teams up with Ji-hye, her ...more
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Juror 8 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Moon So-ri, Park Hyung-sik

Released: 2019

Directed by: Hong Seung-wan

Juror 8 is a 2019 South Korean legal film directed by Hong Seung-wan. Eight ordinary citizens from different backgrounds are summoned to be jurors of a criminal trial during South Korea's first ...more
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The Odd Family: Zombie O... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Jung Jae-young, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Min-jae

The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale is a 2019 South Korean comedy film directed by Lee Min-jae. Revolves around the Park family whose lives get disrupted after the elderly father gets bitten by a
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Money is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae, Jo Woo-jin

Released: 2019

Directed by: Park Noo-ri

Money is a 2019 South Korean crime film directed by Park Noo-ri. With dreams of being rich, a young stockbroker (Ryu Jun-yeol) soon finds himself caught up in a stock market scam.
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The Bad Guys: Reign of C... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Ah-joong

Released: 2019

Directed by: Son Young-ho

The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos is a 2019 South Korean crime action film directed by Son Young-ho, based on the OCN drama series Bad Guys. After a bus transporting the inmates is flipped resulting ...more
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No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Lee Si-young, Park Se-wan, Lee Joon-hyuk

Released: 2019

Directed by: Im Gyeong-taek

No Mercy is a 2019 South Korean action film directed by Im Gyeong-taek. A woman (Lee Si-young) seeks to take revenge when her young sister disappears after she finds out that her sister suffered ...more
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The Battle: Roar to Vict... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yoo Hae-jin, Jo Woo-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol

Released: 2019

Directed by: Won Shin-yun

The Battle: Roar to Victory is a 2019 Korean-Japanese period action war film directed by Won Shin-yun. Over a four-day period, a fierce battle takes place between Korean independence militias ...more
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Trade Your Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Kim Dong-wook, Ko Sung-hee, Hwang Bo-ra

Released: 2019

Directed by: Park Ho-chan, Park Soo-zin

Trade Your Love is a 2019 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Park Ho-chan and Park Soo-zin. Sung-seok and Hae-joo meet at a blind date and decide to enter into a contract marriage to ...more
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Svaha: The Sixth Finger ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Lee Jae-in

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jang Jae-hyun

Svaha: The Sixth Finger is a 2019 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Jang Jae-hyun. A pastor (Lee Jung-jae) who works to expose suspicious religious groups looks into a cult whose ...more

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Another Child is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yum Jung-ah, Kim So-jin, Kim Hye-jun

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kim Yoon-seok

Another Child is a 2019 South Korean drama film directed by Kim Yoon-seok.
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The Battle of Jangsari ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Kim Myung-min, Megan Fox, Choi Min-ho

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kwak Kyung-taek, Kim Tae-hoon

The Battle of Jangsari is a 2019 South Korean action war film co-directed by Kwak Kyung-taek and Kim Tae-hoon. At a critical point in the Korean War, a small, inexperienced battalion of student ...more
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Birthday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Sol Kyung-gu, Jeon Do-yeon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Jong-un

Birthday is a 2019 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Jong-un. Ripped apart by the loss of their eldest son Su-ho (Yoon Chan-young) to the Sewol Ferry tragedy on 16 April 2014, Jung-il (Sol ...more
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A Resistance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Go Ah-sung, Kim Sae-byuk, Kim Ye-eun

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Min-ho

A Resistance is a 2019 South Korean historical drama film directed by Joe Min-ho, based on true story. In 1919, a 17-year-old schoolgirl is thrown in prison for leading protests against the
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Idol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Han Suk-kyu, Sol Kyung-gu, Chun Woo-hee

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Su-jin

Idol is a 2019 South Korean thriller film directed by Lee Su-jin.
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Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mis... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yoo Hae-jin, Yoon Kye-sang, Jo Hyun-do

Released: 2019

Directed by: Eom Yu-na

Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission is a 2019 South Korean historical drama film directed by Eom Yu-na. Imprisoned several times during the 1940s, when Korea was under Japanese occupation, illiterate ...more
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Rosebud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yoo Ha-jeong, Park Sung-woong, Oh Jung-se

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jo Seok-hyun

Rosebud is a 2019 South Korean comedy film directed by Jo Seok-hyun. Set between the late 1970s and present day, the story follows a woman named Hong Jang-mi (Yoo Ho-jeong) who dreams to become ...more
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Race to Freedom: Um Bok ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Rain, Kang So-ra, Lee Beom-soo

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kim Ryu-sung

Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok-dong, also known as The Cyclist King, is a 2019 South Korean biographical drama film directed by Kim Ryu-sung. Based on the true story of famed cyclist Uhm Bok-dong ...more