Most Successful Films of Korean Cinema

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Parasite (2019)

Parasite made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture Oscar. It also won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Its blend of dark comedy, social commentary, and thrilling narrative captured audiences worldwide.

Train to Busan (2016)

This zombie thriller is praised for its intense action sequences, emotional depth, and social commentary. It revitalized the zombie genre with its unique setting on a high-speed train.

The Host (2006)

The Host combines elements of horror, science fiction, and family drama. It's known for its groundbreaking special effects and compelling story.

Oldboy (2003)

This neo-noir action thriller is renowned for its complex narrative, stylistic cinematography, and shocking twists. It won the Grand Prix at Cannes and became a cult classic.

Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

This heartwarming and tear-jerking drama about a mentally challenged man wrongfully imprisoned and his relationship with his young daughter struck a chord with audiences.

The Housemaid (1960)

Directed by Kim Ki-young, The Housemaid is often considered one of Korea’s greatest films. The housemaid, portrayed by Lee Eun-shim, becomes the agent of chaos, exploring themes of class, sexual allure, and family dynamics. 

The Wailing (2016)

Directed by Na Hong-jin, The Wailing is a masterpiece of atmospheric horror. The story follows a police officer racing against time to save his daughter and a village from a mysterious virus. 

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