Film Famous Movies From South Korea

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List of popular movies from South Korea, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in South Korea are included. This list of famous films made in South Korea includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in South Korea should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of South Korea is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

This list below has everything from Oldboy to Red. This list answers the question, "What movies were shot in South Korea?"

Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From South Korea
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more

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Batman: Gotham Knight David McCallum, Parminder Nagra, Ana Ortiz Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 direct-to-DVD anthology film of six short animated superhero films intended to be set in between the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, though it is not ...more

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Thirst Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim, Shin Ha-kyun Thirst is a 2009 South Korean horror film written, produced and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is loosely based on the novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola. The film tells the ...more

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The Host Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung. The movie concerns a monster kidnapping a ...more

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Happy Together Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen Happy Together is a 1997 drama, romance film written and directed by Kar Wai Wong.

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The Promise Cecilia Cheung, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicholas Tse The Promise is a 2005 Chinese epic fantasy film directed by Chen Kaige, starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse. It is loosely adapted from The Kunlun Slave, a ...more

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D-War Craig Robinson, Jason Behr, Aimee Garcia D-War, is a 2007 South Korean fantasy action film released in North America as Dragon Wars: D-War and D-War: Dragon Wars, in Malaysia as War of the Dragons, and sometimes referred to ...more

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A Tale of Two Sisters Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon ...more

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The Good, the Bad, the Weird Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, Song Kang-Ho The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a 2008 South Korean western film, directed by Kim Jee-woon, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung. It was inspired by Sergio Leone's The Good, ...more

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The Ex Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Amanda Peet The Ex is a 2006 comedy film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman. The film had a wide release planned for January 19, 2007, and then March 9, 2007. It ...more

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Inchon Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bissett Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American war film about the Battle of Inchon, considered to be the turning point of the Korean War. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by ...more

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Angry Guest David Chiang, Ti Lung, Yasuaki Kurata Angry Guest or E ke is a 1972 Shaw Brothers film directed by Chang Cheh from Hong Kong, starring David Chiang and Ti Lung, it is a sequel to Duel of Fists.

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Flying Boys Lee Joon-gi, Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Min-jung Flying Boys is a 2004 South Korean film, written and directed by Byun Young-joo, and starring Yoon Kye-sang and Kim Min-jung. The film had 114,478 admissions in South Korea.

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Red Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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My Sassy Girl Jun Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Song Ok-sook My Sassy Girl is a 2001 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film was extremely successful in South Korea and was the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time. When ...more

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Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Michael Winslow, Mona Marshall, Carmen Argenziano Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is a 1985 animated sci-fi adventure film. It was written by animation writer Jeffrey Scott and was originally released in 3-D by Atlantic Releasing under their ...more

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1996 Mulberry Choi Jong-won, Cho Hyeong-Gi, Yang Teak-jo

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Seoul Raiders Shu Qi, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Richie Ren Seoul Raiders is a 2005 Hong Kong action film co-written and directed by Jingle Ma and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Richie Jen and Shu Qi. The film is a sequel to the 2000 film Tokyo Raiders.

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Ichi the Killer Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima Ichi the Killer is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, and based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. It portrays a story of feuding yakuza ...more

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Seven Swords Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon, Lau Kar-leung Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong wuxia film produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Sun Honglei, Lu Yi and Kim So-yeon. The story is loosely adapted ...more

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Invisible Waves Tadanobu Asano, Eric Tsang, Kang Hye-jung Invisible Waves is a 2006 crime film by Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, with screenplay by Prabda Yoon, cinematography by Christopher Doyle, and starring Tadanobu Asano – all people that ...more

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A Good Lawyer's Wife Lee Chun-hee, Hwang Jung-min, Moon So-ri A Good Lawyer's Wife is a 2003 South Korean film written and directed by Im Sang-soo. The film is about the various affairs of members of a dysfunctional South Korean family.

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Mother Won Bin, Kim Min-jung, Yoon Je-moon Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin.

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Rules of Dating Kang Hye-jung, Park Hae-il, Grina Park Rules of Dating is a 2005 South Korean film starring Park Hae-il and Kang Hye-jung, and is the directorial debut of filmmaker Han Jae-rim.

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Daisy Jun Ji-hyun, Jung Woo-sung, Simon Yam Daisy is a 2006 film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Andrew Lau of the Infernal Affairs trilogy. Daisy is an urban romantic melodrama involving young painter Hye-young, Interpol detective Jeong ...more

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Unknown Pleasures Zhao Tao, Wang Hongwei, Wei Wei Zhao Unknown Pleasures is a 2002 Chinese film directed by Jia Zhangke, starring Wu Qiong, Zhao Weiwei and Zhao Tao as three disaffected youths living in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth ...more

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25 o'clock of Youth

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Daddy-Long-Legs Ha Ji-won, Hyun Bin, Park Eun-hye Daddy-Long-Legs is a 2005 South Korean romance film. It was one of four Korean movies screened at the 2006 International Fajr Film Festival in Iran. The story is loosely inspired by the novel ...more

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Nowhere to Hide Choi Ji-woo, Jang Dong-gun, Ahn Sung-ki Nowhere to Hide is a 1999 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Myung-se. The film is set in Incheon in South Korea. A murder is committed, and the cops search for the killer. Opening up ...more

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 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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No. 3 Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik, Han Sukgyu No. 3 is a 1997 South Korean gangster comedy film starring Han Suk-kyu as the titular no. 3 man of a gangster organization who's aspiring to rise up the ranks and become the leader of his own ...more

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Joint Security Area Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-Ho Joint Security Area is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho. It was directed by Park Chan-wook and is based on the novel DMZ by Park ...more

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The Isle 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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2AM SHOW Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin, Jeong Jinwoon

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Lies Kim Tae-yeon, Lee Sang-Hyun, Kwon Hyeok-pung Lies is a controversial 1999 South Korean film depicting a sadomasochistic sexual relationship between a 38-year-old sculptor and an 18-year-old high school student. It was the debut film for ...more

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Ape Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Rod Arrants Ape is a 1976 monster movie. It was an American/South Korean co-production produced by Kukje Movies and the Lee Ming Film Co. and Worldwide Entertainment with 3-D effects. Directed by Paul Leder ...more

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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean film by director Park Chan-wook. In North America and parts of Europe, the film has been screened under the title Lady Vengeance. The film is ...more

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Someone Special Lee Min-jung, Lee Na-young, Jung Jae-young Someone Special is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film about a struggling baseball player and a fan with a long-time crush on him. It was selected to screen at the 2004 Pusan International ...more

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30 Day Picnic

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300 Years of Love

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Reversal of Fortune Ha Ji-won, Lee Moon-sik, Kim Seung-woo Reversal of Fortune is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Park Yong-woon, and starring Kim Seung-woo and Ha Ji-won. The film features several songs from Ha Ji-won's debut album, Homerun.

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Dance with the Wind Park Sol-mi, Yu Hae-jin, Kim Su-ro Dance with the Wind (Korean: 바람의 전설; Baramui jeonseol) is a 2004 South Korean film starring Lee Seong-jae and Park Sol-mi, and is the directorial debut of Park Jeong-woo. The story is adapted ...more

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Over the Rainbow Lee Jung-jae, Jang Jin-young, Jung Chan Over the Rainbow is a 2002 South Korean film starring Lee Jung-jae and Jang Jin-young.

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3-Iron 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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Spy Girl Gong Yoo, Nam Sang-mi, Kim Jung-hwa Spy Girl is a 2004 South Korean film starring Kim Jung-hwa and Gong Yoo.

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The Warrior Zhang Ziyi, Jung Woo-sung, Joo Jin-mo Musa, released as both The Warrior and The Ultimate Warrior in English-speaking countries, is a 2001 South Korean epic film directed by Kim Sung-su, starring Jung Woo-sung, Ahn Sung-ki, Joo ...more