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The Best Korean Mystery Movies Of All Time

If you enjoy true crime and twists, here are the best Korean mystery movies ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring thrillers, romance, and horror, these famous South Korean mystery movies include films about detectives, serial killers, and historical events. Popular Korean mystery films include Burning, The Silenced, and Bong Joon Ho's Memories of Murder.

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    Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime-drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho. In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found  ...more

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    The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean supernatural horror film directed by Na Hong-jin. Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious  ...more
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    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 with a childhood  ...more
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    Forgotten is a 2017 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Jang Hang-jun. A man loses his memory after being kidnapped for 19 days, and his younger brother is determined to seek the truth  ...more
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    Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he's abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged  ...more
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    I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller horror film directed by Kim Jee-woon. A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.  ...more

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    Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama mystery film directed by Bong Joon-ho. When her disabled son is charged with murdering a girl, his mother desperately searches for the truth.  ...more
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    The Call, also known as Call, is a 2020 South Korean thriller film directed by Lee Chung-hyun, based on the 2011 British and Puerto Rican film The Caller by Matthew Parkhill. Connected by phone in  ...more
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    A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror mystery film directed by Kim Jee-woon. After spending time in a mental hospital, a girl is reunited with her sister and returns home  ...more
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    Memoir of a Murderer is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Won Shin-yun. A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.  ...more
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    Deaf-mute Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun) has just been fired from his job in a Seoul, South Korea, factory, and the timing couldn't be worse. His sister (Im Ji-eun) is suffering from kidney trouble, and she  ...more
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    Recalled, also known as Memories of Tomorrow, is a 2021 South Korean mystery-thriller film directed by Seo Yoo-min. After losing her memories in an accident, Soo-jin gains the ability to see the  ...more
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    A Day is a 2017 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Cho Sun-ho. A man who witnesses a car accident involving his daughter finds himself locked in a loop as the events repeat over and over  ...more
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    Lucid Dream is a 2017 South Korean science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Kim Joon-sung. With the help of a detective and a psychiatrist friend, an investigative journalist uses lucid  ...more
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    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 member  ...more
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    Missing, also known as Missing Woman, is 2016 South Korean mystery film directed by Lee Eon-hee. A struggling divorcee discovers her infant daughter and Chinese nanny have gone missing.  ...more
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    Moss is a 2010 South Korean mystery thriller film directed by Kang Woo-suk. After the death of his estranged father, a young man discovers his father's history of threats and violence toward the  ...more
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    Helpless is a 2012 South Korean psychological mystery thriller film directed by Byun Young-joo, based on the Japanese novel All She Was Worth by Miyabe Miyuki. A man searches for his fiancée who  ...more
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    The World of Silence

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    The World of Silence is a 2006 crime drama mystery film directed by Jo Ui-seok. A famous photographer who has a special ability to read people's minds is a main suspect for the gruesome events that  ...more
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    Tell Me Something is a 1999 South Korean mystery crime thriller film directed by Chang Yoon-hyun. Lieutenant Cho, a cop mourning the recent death of his mother, is under investigation for graft as  ...more
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    Princess Aurora

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    When detective Oh Seong-ho arrives at a bloody murder scene, he zeroes in on the one clue left behind, a playing card featuring the popular South Korean character Princess Aurora. As Princess Aurora
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    Addicted is a 2002 South Korean horror mystery film directed by Park Young-hoon. Hidden betrayals are brought to light when a race car driver takes on his brother's identity after a serious accident  ...more
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    Blood Rain is a 2005 South Korean mystery thriller film. During Korea's Chosun Dynasty, an imperial investigator probes a series of grisly murders that may be linked to the executions of a suspected  ...more
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    H is a 2002 South Korean thriller mystery film directed by Lee Jong-hyeok. A serial killer who preyed on pregnant women has been behind bars for 10 months, until detectives need his help to catch a  ...more
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    The Phone is a 2015 South Korean action thriller film directed by Kim Bong-ju. A magnetic field anomaly allows a man to phone into the past to talk to his wife before she is murdered.  ...more
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