The Best South Korean Movies Of 2022

The best 2022 South Korean movies are a lot of fun to watch. Often original and thought-provoking, South Korean movies have risen in popularity recently and its easy to see why. Spanning genres and highly innovative, films like Love and Leashes, a rom-com about two co-workers entering a BDSM relationship, and the sonically unique serial killer thriller Midnight, have captured the world's attention. There are more 2022 South Korean movies with US release dates scheduled later this year so fans will want to get caught up on any they might have missed. Now it's time to determine which film deserves to be at the top of the list by voting up all of your favorites.

With Netflix's commitment to streaming the latest South Korean and the largest number of South Korean films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, 2022 is a banner year for South Korean cinema. Be sure to check back throughout the year for new upcoming South Korean.


  • Broker
    Video: YouTube
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    10 votes
    Boxes are left out for people to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies.
    • Actors: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona, Ji-eun Lee, Lee Joo-Young
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

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  • The Roundup
    Video: YouTube
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    17 votes
    The Round Up is a South Korean crime drama directed by Lee Sang-yong. A police officer travels to Vietnam to extradite a suspect and discovers a murderer who has been targeting tourists for years.
    • Actors: Ma Dong-seok, Son Seok-koo, Choi Gwi-hwa
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Lee Sang-yong

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  • Emergency Declaration
    Video: YouTube
    While investigating a terrorist threat that goes online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded a flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same plane suddenly dies, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground.
    • Actors: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Han Jae-rim

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  • Kingmaker
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    Seo Chang-dae, an ambitious political campaign strategist who ends up having ideological differences with his present client, receives a lucrative offer that will put his loyalty under the microscope.
    • Actors: Sul Kyung-gu, Lee Sun-gyun, Yoo Jae-myung, Jo Woo-jin, Park In-hwan
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Byeon Seonghyeon

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  • Decision to Leave
    Video: YouTube
    A detective investigates the unnatural death of a man in the mountains and begins to develop feelings for the murder suspect, the man's mysterious wife.
    • Actors: Wei Tang, Park Hae-il, Lee Jung Hyun, Park Yong-woo, Go Kyung-pyo
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Park Chan-wook

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  • The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure
    Video: YouTube

    A standalone sequel to The Pirates, this swashbuckling film follows a group of pirating antiheroes sailing around in 14th century Korea. When Wu Mu-chi and his men are marooned in the middle of the ocean after a raid gone wrong, female pirate Hae-rang and her crew take them in and must work together to recover a lost royal treasure.

     

    The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure is a 2022 South Korean action adventure film directed by Kim Jeong-hoon, and a spiritual sequel of the 2014 film The Pirates. A gutsy crew of Joseon pirates and bandits battle stormy waters, puzzling clues and militant rivals in search of royal gold lost at sea.
    • Actors: Kang Ha-neul, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Kwang-soo
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Kim Jeong-hoon

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