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1. The Outlaws (2017)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime

Based on real events, this crime action film depicts a Seoul detective's attempts to keep peace while two Chinese-Korean gangs battle over turf in the neighborhood.

Director: Yoon-Seong Kang | Stars: Jin-ah Bae, Gwi-hwa Choi, Kijoon Hong, Hyung-Joon Im

Votes: 3,564

2. Extreme Job (2019)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A police undercover operation takes a delicious, unexpected turn.

Director: Byeong-heon Lee | Stars: Lee Hanee, Jun-seok Heo, Jin-Hee Jang, Yoo Je-Yoon

Votes: 4,574 | Gross: $1.56M

3. A Taxi Driver (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-Jin Yoo, Jun-Yeol Ryu

Votes: 13,158 | Gross: $1.53M

4. A Hard Day (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

76 Metascore

After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event.

Director: Seong-hun Kim | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Jin-woong Cho, Man-sik Jeong, Jeong-geun Shin

Votes: 9,985

5. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 492,852 | Gross: $0.71M

6. Little Big Soldier (2010)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An old soldier kidnaps a young General of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward.

Director: Sheng Ding | Stars: Jackie Chan, Leehom Wang, Sung-jun Yoo, Peng Lin

Votes: 14,271

7. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 52,626 | Gross: $3.31M

8. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 164,712

9. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-Won Ha, Myeong-hoon Park, Min-ki Lee, Kyung-gu Sol

Votes: 3,710

10. The Battleship Island (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

60 Metascore

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ji-seob So, Joong-Ki Song, Jung-hyun Lee

Votes: 5,246

11. Midnight Runners (2017)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy

Two friends who are students at Korean National Police University, find themselves in an endless race against time after they witness a kidnapping and decide to use their knowledge.

Director: Joo-hwan Kim | Stars: Seo-joon Park, Ha-Neul Kang, Ha-seon Park, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 4,033

12. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 411,801 | Gross: $53.37M

13. My Annoying Brother (2016)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) gets paroled from prison thanks to his younger brother (Do Kyung-Soo) Doo-Young. Doo-Young is a promising judo athlete. After 15 years, Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) suddenly ... See full summary »

Director: Soo-Kyung Kwon | Stars: Chranny, Kyung-soo Do, Ek Harris, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 2,001 | Gross: $0.05M

14. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Gook-hwan Jeon, Joon-hyuk Lee

Votes: 103,436 | Gross: $0.13M

15. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 219,244

16. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 139,688 | Gross: $2.13M

17. The 8-Year Engagement (2017)

119 min | Drama, Romance

Twenty-somethings Hisashi and Mai are engaged. When suddenly Mai's heart stops and she falls into a coma all Hisashi can do is remain by her side, albeit without knowing whether she might ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Tao Tsuchiya, Tetta Sugimoto, Hiroko Yakushimaru

Votes: 515

18. Way Back Home (2013)

131 min | Drama

Jeong Yoon is a caring wife and mother and a sensitive woman who finds herself plunged into a legal ordeal thousands of miles from home. After years of planning, she and her husband Jong ... See full summary »

Director: Eun-jin Pang | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Soo Go, Claudette Lalí, Michèle Raingeval

Votes: 1,083

19. Tunnel (2016)

TV-14 | 126 min | Action, Drama

68 Metascore

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Director: Seong-hun Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh, Jeong-geun Shin

Votes: 6,404

20. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 122,786 | Gross: $0.01M

21. The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Mystery

A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Seung-chul Baek, Kim Byung-Ok, Woo-sik Choi, Da-Eun

Votes: 3,978

22. Flu (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a lethal, airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers from Seoul.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae, Roxanne Aparicio, Jang-Su Bae

Votes: 9,854

23. The Merciless (2017)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

A young cop finds his loyalties divided after befriending a notorious criminal while undercover in prison.

Director: Sung-hyun Byun | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Si-wan Im, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Hye-jin Jeon

Votes: 1,765

24. 71: Into the Fire (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Seung-Won Cha, Sang-Woo Kwon, Seung-Hyun Choi, Seung-woo Kim

Votes: 4,923

25. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 20,298 | Gross: $0.28M

26. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

A story about the love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter.

Director: Hwan-kyung Lee | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, So Won Kal, Dal-su Oh, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 14,694

27. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

Director: Won-Tae Lee | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Kim Sungkyu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Bae-soo Jeon

Votes: 5,649 | Gross: $0.22M

28. Exit (2019)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy

A rock climber tries to save the day when a mysterious white gas envelops an entire district in Seoul, South Korea.

Director: Sang Geun Lee | Stars: Jung-suk Jo, Yoon-ah Im, Du-shim Ko, In-hwan Park

Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $0.43M

29. 1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Hae-Jin Yoo, Tae-ri Kim

Votes: 3,226

30. The Beauty Inside (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A South Korean has a different person's body, changing every morning to a body "borrowed" for a day - man, woman, old, child and sometimes a foreigner. "He" works as furniture designer. He loves a girl. She loves him for the beauty inside.

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek | Stars: Hyo-joo Han, Seo-joon Park, Juri Ueno, Jin-wook Lee

Votes: 4,799 | Gross: $0.11M

31. Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)

Unrated | 107 min | Action, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan, Vanness Wu

Votes: 16,326

32. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 72,287 | Gross: $0.49M

33. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 122,775 | Gross: $17.11M

34. Keys To The Heart (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A washed-up boxer, Jo-ha, has lived his life relying on nothing but his physical strength. His champion glory lasted only a moment, and now pride is all Jo-ha has. He runs into his mom who ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-Hyun Choi | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Jung-min Park, Ji-min Han, Sung-Ryung Kim

Votes: 695 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Ashfall (2019)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

Directors: Byung-seo Kim, Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Jung-woo Ha, Hye-jin Jeon, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 1,247

36. Pandora (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Drama

The explosion of a nuclear power plant caused by an earthquake leads to a disaster which no one other than its workers can stop from spreading further.

Director: Jong-woo Park | Stars: Do-bin Baek, Seung-Hoon Choi, Sung-Wook Eo, Bae Gang-Yoo

Votes: 4,833

37. The Great Battle (2018)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Drama, History

A historical film about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against 500,000 invading Tang dynasty men to defend it.

Director: Kwang-shik Kim | Stars: In-Sung Jo, Joo-Hyuk Nam, Eun-chae Jung, Sung-woong Park

Votes: 3,302 | Gross: $0.47M

38. Hit-and-Run Squad (2019)

133 min | Action, Crime

Eun Si Yeon is a police officer and she was demoted to the hit-and-run task force at a police station from the regional investigation unit at the National Police Agency and will work ... See full summary »

Director: Jun-hee Han | Stars: Hyo-Jin Kong, Jun-Yeol Ryu, Jung-suk Jo, Jung-ah Yum

Votes: 520

39. A Day (2017)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A mystery drama revolving around a father who commits an unethical act in an attempt to save his daughter's life. Three years later, his actions return to haunt him, trapping him in an endless time loop.

Director: Sun-ho Cho | Stars: Myung-Min Kim, Yo-Han Byun, Hye-Sun Shin, Eun-hyung Jo

Votes: 1,495

40. Door Lock (2018)

102 min | Thriller

A thriller that begins with a murder incident with a trace of a stranger entering the house of Kyung Min who lives alone in the one room.

Director: Kwon Lee | Stars: Hyo-Jin Kong, Ye-Won Kim, Seong-oh Kim, Hong Nae Lee

Votes: 1,177

41. The Battle of Jangsari (2019)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama, War

A depiction of the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in 1950.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Megan Fox, George Eads, Minho Choi, Myung-Min Kim

Votes: 661

42. Metamorphosis (2019)

113 min | Horror, Thriller

An evil spirit that changes faces infiltrates one family placing one brother in danger while the other tries to save him.

Director: Hong-seon Kim | Stars: Sung-Woo Bae, Dong-il Sung, Young-nam Jang, Hye-Jun Kim

Votes: 414

43. Memoirs of a Murderer (2017)

118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A television reporter and a detective try to track down a serial killer known as the Tokyo Strangler.

Director: Yû Irie | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Hideaki Itô, Tôru Nakamura, Paolo Andrea Di Pietro

Votes: 1,500

44. Forgotten (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

When his abducted brother returns seemingly a different man with no memory of the past 19 days, Jin-seok chases after the truth behind the kidnapping.

Director: Hang-jun Jang | Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Mu-Yeol Kim, Na-ra Lee, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 12,864

45. Midnight FM (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Sun-young, a popular radio host, decides to quit her job to take care of her ill-daughter. But, the last day of her job turns nightmarish when a murderer takes her family hostage.

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Soo Ae, Ji-Tae Yoo, Joon-Ha Lee, Dong-seok Ma

Votes: 2,183