Entertainment The Best Movies Directed by Kim Ki-duk  

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List of all movies directed by Kim Ki-duk ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Kim Ki-duk are listed here and include movie posters and Kim Ki-duk movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Kim Ki-duk as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Kim Ki-duk movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Kim Ki-duk film is can be factored into this list.

From Kim Ki-duk's studio films to Kim Ki-duk's independent films, this Kim Ki-duk filmography keeps tabs on all Kim Ki-duk movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Horse-year Bride and I Will Be a King for the Day.

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All Kim Ki-duk director credits are included. This list of every movie that Kim Ki-duk has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Kim Ki-duk movie is and which actors starred in the Kim Ki-duk film.

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Lee Seung-yeon, Jae Hee, Park Ji-Ah
3-Iron is a 2004 South Korean romantic drama film directed by Kim Ki-duk. The plot revolves around the relationship between a young drifter and an abused housewife. The film is notable for the ...more

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Kim Ki-duk, Ji Dae-han, Park Ji-Ah
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a 2003 South Korean film about a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he ...more

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Pieta Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo, Kim Jae-rok
Pietà is a 2012 South Korean film. The 18th feature written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, it depicts the mysterious relationship between a brutal man who works for loan sharks and a ...more

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Han Yeo-reum, Kwak Ji-min, In-gi Jeong
Samaritan Girl is a 2004 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk.

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Kim Yeo-jin, Cho Jae-hyun, Jang Hang-seon
The Isle is a 2000 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk. The film was the fifth film made by Kim, and the first to receive wider international acclaim for his recognizable style. ...more

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Han Yeo-reum, Seo Ji-seok, Jeon Gook-hwan
The Bow is a 2005 film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The film is primarily centered on a 60-year-old man ...more

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Hyeon-a Seong, Seo Ji-seok, Ha Jung-woo
Time is the thirteenth feature film by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. It premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on June 30, 2006.

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Bang Eun-jin, Cho Jae-hyun, Yang Dong-geun
Address Unknown is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. It was the opening film of the 2001 Venice Film Festival. The film is based on real life stories from the director's life, and ...more

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Duek-mun Choi, Cho Jae-hyun, Han-wi Lee
Bad Guy is a South Korean film by director Kim Ki-duk about a man who traps a woman into prostitution, then becomes protective of her. The film was controversial for its frank portrayal of ...more

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Cho Jae-hyun, Young Ju Seo, Eun-woo Lee
Moebius is a 2013 South Korean drama film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk. It was screened out of competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. It was initially banned in South ...more

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I Will Be a King for the Day Shin Seong-il, Lee Soon-jae, Ko Eun-ah
I Will Be a King for the Day is a 1966 drama film written by Woon Sa Han and directed by Ki-duk Kim.

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Kim Ki-duk, Kim Ye-na
Amen is a 2011 South Korean drama film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, starring Kim Ye-na. Shot in Europe, it follows a Korean girl on a mysterious journey. The film premiered in competition ...more

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Jang Hang-seon, Lee Hae-eun, Ahn Jae-mo
Birdcage Inn is South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's third film, released in 1998. The drama stars Lee Ji-eun, Lee Hae-eun and Ahn Jae-mo. It was released domestically in October 1998, and ...more

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Lee Na-young, Joe Odagiri, Jin Tae-hyun
Dream is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. It is the fifteenth feature film by the director.

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Kim Ki-duk, Chang Chen, Ha Jung-woo
Breath is the fourteenth feature film by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk.

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The Snowstorm Yoon Jeong-hee, Park Byeong-Ho

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Arirang is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk. "Arirang is about Kim Ki-duk playing 3 roles in 1. Through Arirang I climb over one hill in life. Through Arirang I ...more

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Mu-song Jeon, Cho Jae-hyun, Song Geum-Sik
Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile". The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han ...more

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Horse-year Bride Shin Seong-il, Park Am, Jeong-sun Hwang
Horse-year Bride is a 1966 comedy film written by Lee Hyeong-pyo and Seo Yun-seok and directed by Kim Ki-duk.

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Until That Day Shin Seong-il, Kim Jin-kyu, Kim Ji-mee
Until That Day is 1969 drama film written by Kang Jo-won and directed by Kim Ki-duk.

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Jang Dong-gun, Park Ji-Ah, Yu Hae-jin
The Coast Guard is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. The film deals with military atrocities and the absurdities of borders and conflicts.

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Joo Jin-mo, Yi-young Shim, Hyun-sung Jang
Real Fiction is a 2000 crime-drama film from South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. It stars Joo Jin-mo, Kim Jin-ah and Son Min-seok. It was shot entirely in real-time, with no retakes, on a mixture ...more

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Beauty in Black Rose Castle Nam Jeong-im, Kim Hee-ra, Yun So-Ra

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A Black Scarf Shin Seong-il, Kim Ji-mee, Jeong-suk Moon

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Best Singer Nam Jin, Kim Gi-Jong, Lee Hyang