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The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019  

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List Rules Only Korean-language movies released in 2019.

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
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), an unemployed driver, lives with his wife Choong Sook (Jang Hye-jin) and two ...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
Innocent Witness is a 2019 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Han. When a housekeeper is charged with murdering an old man, defense attorney Soon Ho (Jung Woo-sung) is surprised to learn ...more
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Exit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Jo Jung-suk, Im Yoon-ah, Go Doo-shim
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) 4 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan
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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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
Hit-and-Run Squad is a 2019 South Korean action comedy film. A hit-and-run police task force chases an out-of-control businessman who loves to speed.
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The Dude in Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Park Sung-woong, Ra Mi-ran, Jung Jin-young
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 (Jung Jin-young) switches bodies with a gang leader ...more
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Extreme Job is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanee, Jin Seon-kyu
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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The Gangster, The Cop, The Dev... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol, Kim Sung-kyu
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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Juror 8 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Moon So-ri, Park Hyung-sik
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 On Sale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Jung Jae-young, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won
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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Girl Cops is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ra Mi-ran, Lee Sung-kyung
Girl Cops (a.k.a. Miss & Mrs. 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 sister-in-law, ...more
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The Battle: Roar to Victory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yoo Hae-jin, Jo Woo-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol
The Battle: Roar to Victory is a 2019 Korean-Japanese period action film directed by Won Shin-yun. Over a four-day period, a fierce battle takes place between Korean independence militias and ...more
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The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Ah-joong
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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Money is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae, Jo Woo-jin
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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A Resistance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Go Ah-sung, Kim Sae-byuk, Kim Ye-eun
A Resistance is a 2019 South Korean historical drama film directed by Joe Min-ho, based on true story.
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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
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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No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Lee Si-young, Park Se-wan, Lee Joon-hyuk
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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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
Another Child is a 2019 South Korean drama film directed by Kim Yoon-seok.
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Birthday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Sol Kyung-gu, Jeon Do-yeon
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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Svaha: The Sixth Finger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Lee Jae-in
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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Idol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Han Suk-kyu, Sol Kyung-gu, Chun Woo-hee
Idol is a 2019 South Korean thriller film directed by Lee Su-jin.
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Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Yoo Hae-jin, Yoon Kye-sang, Jo Hyun-do
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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Race to Freedom: Um Bok Dong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best South Korean Movies Of 2019
Rain, Kang So-ra, Lee Beom-soo
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
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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
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