Highest Rated Korean Movies On IMDb

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1. Oldboy (2003) - 8.4/10 on IMDb

Directed by Park Chan-wook, Oldboy is an action thriller that follows the revenge journey of a man who was kidnapped and held captive for years. Known for its iconic one take hallway fight sequence, this film has had a great influence on action films till date.

2. Memories of Murder (2003) - 8.1/10 on IMDb

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this film is a crime drama set in a small province of South Korea. It follows a detective case of finding the serial killer who has been targeting women with their crimes. This film is a period piece based on shocking true events. 

3. Minari (2020) - 7.4/10 on IMDb

Minari is a family drama that explores the immigrant experience of a young Korean family in America during the 1980s. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung the film is supposed to be autobiographical in nature. It earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards among many other accolades and has been cited as one of the best films of its kind. 

4. Parasite (2019) - 8.5/10 on IMDb

This comedy thriller directed by Bong Joon-ho swept over the 92nd Academy Awards with 4 winning titles among many other prestigious accolades. It is a critique of the structures and hierarchies of modern South Korean society. It follows the Kim and Park family, through an absurd and yet rational series of events. 

5. Train to Busan (2016) - 7.6/10 on IMDb

This action horror directed by Yeon Sang-ho, starts with the story of a father daughter in a train bound to Busan while a Zombie Virus breaks out in South Korea. It is a gripping story of human survival and the film is known for its visuals. 

6. Spring, Summer, Fall,Winter... And Spring (2003) - 8/10 on IMDb

This romance drama directed by Kim Ki-duk is a story about a young Buddist apprentice, it transcends us into the landscape we see on screen. The film is an unbiased exploration of the conflict between spiritual and human callings, a simple yet profound telling. 

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