Famous Screenwriters from South Korea

List of notable or famous screenwriters from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in South Korea and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from South Korea is included when available.

List is made up of people like Kim Ki-duk and Bong Joon-ho.

This historic screenwriters from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from South Korea?" These prominent screenwriters of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean screenwriters.

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    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Ahn Byeong-ki (born November 5, 1966 or 1967) is a South Korean film director, producer, and screenwriter specializing in horror films. His representative horror works are Phone and Bunshinsaba while  ...more
  • 2

    BirthplaceDaegu, South Korea

    Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호, Korean pronunciation: [poːŋ tɕuːnho → poːŋdʑunho]; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter whose films include the crime drama Memories Of  ...more

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    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Byun Young-joo is a South Korean film director. Her films explore issues of women's rights and human rights.  ...more
  • 4

    Chang Yoon-hyun

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSouth Korea, Seoul, East Asia, Asia, Korea

    Chang Yoon-hyun is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.
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    Chang-hwa Jeong is a film director and producer.  ...more
  • 6
    Dec. at 31 (1972-2003)

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Cho Eun-Ryung was a Screenwriter, film director and producer.  ...more
  • 7

    BirthplaceJeonju, South Korea

    Choi Dong-hoon (Korean: 최동훈; born 1971) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He ranks as one of the most consistently successful directors working in contemporary Korean cinema, with all  ...more
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    Christine Shin is a South Korean-born writer–director.  ...more
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    Chung Ji Young

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceCheongju, South Korea

    Chung Ji-young is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Among his most well-known films are North Korean Partisan in South Korea, White Badge, Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid, Unbowed  ...more
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    Eun-Jeong Kim

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Eun-Jeong Kim is a screenwriter.
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    Eung-cheon Kim

    Dec. at 66 (1935-2001)
    Eung-cheon Kim was a film director and screenwriter.
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    Age: 47

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Gina Kim (born 1973, South Korea) is a filmmaker and academic. Kim's five feature-length films and short films have garnered acclaim through screenings at most major film festivals and at venues such  ...more
  • 13
    Age: 58

    BirthplaceGochang County

    Yoo Ha (Korean: 유하; or spelled Yu Ha; born February 9, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and a contemporary poet. He directed the critically acclaimed films Marriage Is a Crazy  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Hang-jun Kang is a South Korean actor. He is also a film director and screenwriter.  ...more
  • 15
    Age: 58

    BirthplaceJeonju, South Korea

    Hur Jin-ho (Korean: 허진호; born August 8, 1963) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.  ...more
  • 16

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Hong Sang Soo (홍상수) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.  ...more
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    Hwang Gyu-Deok

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Hwang Gyu-Deok is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.
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    BirthplaceJangseong County, South Korea

    Im Kwon-taek (born May 2, 1936) is one of South Korea's most renowned film directors. In an active and prolific career, his films have won many domestic and international film festival awards as well  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Im Sang-soo (born April 27, 1962) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He has twice been invited to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, with The Housemaid in 2010 and  ...more
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    Jang Hee Chul is a film director, editor, and screenwriter.  ...more
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    Age: 46

    BirthplaceJeongseon County

    Jang Hoon (born May 4, 1975) is a South Korean film director. He directed the films Rough Cut (2008), Secret Reunion (2010), The Front Line (2011), and A Taxi Driver (2017).  ...more
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    Jang Hyeon-su

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Jang Hyun-su is a screenwriter and film director.
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    Age: 50

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Jang Jin (born February 24, 1971) is a South Korean film director, theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, film producer, actor and TV personality.Considered one of the most distinctive voices to  ...more
  • 24

    BirthplaceJeonju, South Korea

    Jang Joon-hwan (born January 18, 1970) is a South Korean film director.  ...more
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    BirthplaceSokcho, Kang-won-do, South Korea

    Jeon Soo-il (born September 25, 1959) is a South Korean film director, film producer and screenwriter. After graduating from the Department of Theatre & Film of Kyungsung University in Busan, he  ...more