KOREAN THRILLERS

1.Memories of Murder (2003)

  8.1/10
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead… (130 mins.)
Director: Joon-ho Bong
2.
Oldboy (2003)

  8.4/10
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.(120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
3.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)

  7.8/10
(120 mins.)
Director: Jee-woon Kim
4.
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)

  7.8/10
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier… (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
5.
The Chaser (2008)

  7.9/10
Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts… (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
6.
Secret (2009)

  6.9/10
Sung-ryeol is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is an upright man, but is having an affair with his colleague’s wife…(105 mins.)
Director: Jae-gu Yoon


7.
Spider Forest (2004)

  6.8/10
A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. (112 mins.)
Director: Il-gon Song
8.
Antarctic Journal (2005)

  6.3/10
Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic. (115 mins.)
Director: Pil-Sung Yim
9.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)

  7.8/10
A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
10.
Moss (2010)

  7.1/10
A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village… (163 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
11.
Mother (2009)

  7.8/10
A mother desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their horrific murder. (128 mins.)
Director: Joon-ho Bong
12.
A Dirty Carnival (2006)

  7.5/10
Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened… (141 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
13.
Public Enemy (2002)

  7.1/10
Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond… (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
15.
Princess Aurora (2005)

  6.7/10
A woman gets killed in a department store. No one imagines this could lead to serial murders, but two days after the first murder… (106 mins.)
Director: Eun-jin Bang
16.
Lady Vengeance (2005)

  7.6/10
After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee is released and tries to fix her life… (112 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
17.
The World of Silence (2006)

  7.1/10
(110 mins.)
Director: Ui-seok Jo


18.
The Unjust (2010)

  6.5/10
(119 mins.)
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
19.
Swiri (1999)

  6.6/10
North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love. (125 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
20.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

  7.8/10
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss’ daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister’s kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
21.
Rainbow Eyes (2007)

  6.4/10
Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer. (99 mins.)
Director: Yun-ho Yang
22.
Tell Me Something (1999)

  6.5/10
In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces… (118 mins.)
Director: Youn-hyun Chang
23.
Children… (2011)

  7.4/10
The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans… (132 mins.)
Director: Kyu-maan Lee
24.
The Client (2011)

  6.6/10
Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: Young-Sung Sohn
25.
The Housemaid (2010)

  6.6/10
A man’s affair with his family’s housemaid leads to a dark consequences. (106 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
26.
Black House (2007)

  6.6/10
Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums. (104 mins.)
Director: Terra Shin
27.
The Yellow Sea (2010)

  7.3/10
The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money… (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
28.
Nameless Gangster (2012)

  7.3/10
On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan. (134 mins.)
Director: Jong-bin Yun
29.
H (2002)

  6.0/10
A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly… (106 mins.)
Director: Jong-hyuk Lee
30.
Into the White Night (2009)

  6.8/10
A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance… (135 mins.)
Director: Shin-woo Park
31.
Seven Days (2007)

  6.6/10
A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty. (125 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won
32.
Diary of June (2005)

  6.6/10
On their chase of a serial killer two cops find a diary in which all committed murders and many more to come are predicted. (105 mins.)
Director: Kyung-Soo Im
33.
The Truck (2008)

  6.1/10
Chul-min is a simple truck driver whose usual cargo is liquor, vegetables and other necessities. When… (96 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-jin Kwon


34.
Wide Awake (2007)

  6.5/10
Due to inadequate use of anesthetics, a young boy experiences “intra-operative awareness” during his own heart surgery… (113 mins.)
Director: Kyu-maan Lee
35.
Paradise Murdered (2007)

  6.6/10
(112 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
36.
Blind (2011)

  6.7/10
A missing person case involving a female university student and the victim in a hit and run case appears to be the same person… (111 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
37.
Bedevilled (2010)
  7.2/10
When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter’s death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang

38.
Handphone (2009)
  6.9/10
(137 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
40.
  7.2/10
Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In – who was dragged away by Manchurian. (122 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim

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