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
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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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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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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Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho
The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film. The movie concerns a monster taking a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. According to the director, his inspiration came from a local ...more
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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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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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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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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
125 The Jeonseungcheol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies From South Korea
125 The Jeonseungcheol
150 Miles on the Nakdong River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies From South Korea
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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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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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Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bissett
Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American film about the Battle of Inchon. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon. It stars Laurence ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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1990 Madame Freedom
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1996 Mulberry Choi Jong-won, Cho Hyeong-Gi, Yang Teak-jo
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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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Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima
This film 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 gangs ...more
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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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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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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.