100 Korean Masterpieces by Film 2.0 (2008 Edition)

In my opinion, this is the best list about the history of Korea cinema, with a combination of the old fare as well as modern classics.

Note that Arirang (#24) is considered a lost film, though there are rumors of an existing copy in personal collections.

For other lists, here's a centralized database.

  • Memories of Murder

    1

  • Nowhere to Hide

    2

  • The March of Fools

    3

  • 3-Iron

    4

  • The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well

    5

  • A Short Love Affair

    6

  • Peppermint Candy

    7

  • King and the Clown

    8

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    9

  • Die Bad

    10

  • The Housemaid

    11

  • No. 3

    12

  • Repatriation

    13

  • The Whale Hunter

    14

  • Declaration of Fools

    15

  • Family Ties

    16

  • Good Windy Days

    17

  • The Foul King

    18

  • Green Fish

    19

  • Joint Security Area

    20

  • Oldboy

    21

  • Our Sweet Days of Youth

    22

  • Late Autumn

    23

  • Arirang

    24

  • Two Cops

    25

  • Gilsoddeum

    26

  • The Coachman

    27

  • Mandala

    28

  • Waikiki Brothers

    29

  • Friend

    30

  • The Host

    31

  • The Night Before the Strike

    32

  • Take Care of My Cat

    33

  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

    34

  • Madame Freedom

    35

  • The Chaser

    36

  • Marriage Story

    37

  • The Black Republic

    38

  • Heavenly Homecoming to Stars

    39

  • One Fine Spring Day

    40

  • Christmas in August

    41

  • Mist

    42

  • The Flower in Hell

    43

  • Tazza: The High Rollers

    44

  • Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

    45

  • The Contact

    46

  • Failan

    47

  • The Power of Kangwon Province

    48

  • The Road to the Racetrack

    49

  • Deep Blue Night

    50

  • Aimless Bullet

    51

  • My Mother and Her Guest

    52

  • Oasis

    53

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    54

  • The Way Home

    55

  • Chunhyang

    56

  • Gagman

    57

  • Public Enemy

    58

  • Homebound

    59

  • The President's Last Bang

    60

  • Sopyonje

    61

  • My Love, My Bride

    62

  • Io Island

    63

  • General's Son

    64

  • People in the Slum

    65

  • The Man with Three Coffins

    66

  • The Big Swindle

    67

  • The Road to Sampo

    68

  • Whispering Corridors

    69

  • Memento Mori

    70

  • Shiri

    71

  • Yeong-ja’s Heydays

    72

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    73

  • A Day Off

    74

  • The Murmuring

    75

  • The Devil's Stairway

    76

  • Sweet Dream

    77

  • Art Museum by the Zoo

    78

  • Three Friends

    79

  • Crocodile

    80

  • Secret Sunshine

    81

  • A Tale of Two Sisters

    82

  • Happy End

    83

  • The People in White

    84

  • Rules of the Game

    85

  • My Generation

    86

  • Grain in Ear

    87

  • On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate

    88

  • Address Unknown

    89

  • My Sassy Girl

    90

  • Save the Green Planet!

    91

  • The Unforgiven

    92

  • The Pollen of Flowers

    93

  • Sanggyedong Olympic

    94

  • A Good Lawyer's Wife

    95

  • Mulberry

    96

  • Five Fingers of Death

    97

  • The Seaside Village

    98

  • Chilsu and Mansu

    99

  • Our School

    100