Top 10 Korean Movies other than Parasite

Top 10 Korean Movies other than Parasite
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By Unicorn

Korean movies are known for its insane stories and screenplays, they come into global limelight with the movie Parasite. But there are better Korean movies at least to my opinion and here goes

1. Hello Ghost

Sang-Man Cha Tae-Hyun attempts to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge and into a river. He fails, but the end result is that he starts seeing ghosts. Sang-Man then goes to the hospital and gets an examination. Is he going crazy?

You could watch the whole movie here but apologies for the resolution

2. The Man from Nowhere

An ex-special agent is involved in a convoluted drug ring drama. He has to save a drug smuggler's innocent daughter from being the victim of her parents' fight.

3. Oldboy (2003)

This is not for all! touches sensitive subjects but what a story! Sorry no full movie links but Google should help you find some 😎

4. Memories of Murderer

Absolutely NOT for weak hearts

5. I Saw The Devil (2010)

I SAW THE DEVIL is a shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished tale of murder and revenge from Korean genre master KIM Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters). Oldboy's CHOI Min-sik plays Kyung-chul, a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The embodiment of pure evil, he has committed horrifying and senselessly cruel serial murders on defenseless victims, successfully eluding capture by the police. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Dae-hoon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird's LEE Byung-hyun). Obsessed with revenge, Dae-hoon decides to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind. The lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse. Pushing the concept of revenge to its most extreme limits, KIM Jee-woon brilliantly transcends the police procedural and serial killer genres in surprising and thrilling new ways.

6. Mother (2009)

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison dêtre. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother, and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city street, he encounters a young girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. Thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joons case is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the story. Trusting no one, Hye-jas maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she sets out to find the girls killer and prove her sons innocence.

7. New World (2012)

I don't want to spoil but you can relate a Tamil Actor 🧂 to this movie, a good watch!

8. Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

This is a beautiful movie depicting the tension between North Korean and South Korean soldiers accidently ending up in a village middle of nowhere. As an Indian we can relate to it and learn few from this

9. My Sassy Girl

Koreans are known for their Rom-Coms, this is one of the favourites to watch with your loved one.

A college student (Tae-hyun Cha) becomes involved with a self-centered young woman (Ji-hyun Jun) who humiliates him at every turn.

10. Secret Reunion

Ji-won is one of numerous North Korean undercover spies living in South Korea as ordinary citizens, until he's called to fulfill his mission: the assassination of Kim Jong-il's second cousin who wrote a book that the North Korean government deems as a great betrayal to the Fatherland. However, one of his fellow spies, Tae-soon, betrays his orders by switching his allegiance to South Korea, and Ji-won mistakenly becomes the target for both countries.

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