South Korea and me!

In 2015 I watched my very first South Korean film. It was Oldboy. (Actually, previously I had watched Snowpiercer in 2014). I was shocked, awed and amazed by that film and it started me on a journey of discovery of the amazing cinema that comes out of South Korea.
Since that fateful day in June, 2015 when I had my first foray with Choi Min-Sik and Park Chan-wook, when I didn't know their last name came first and I didn't have a single clue about all of the weird and wonderful films that awaited me, I've watched over 50 South Korean films.
So here is a list of those films and they are, loosely listed in order of enjoyment. If…

  • Oldboy

    1

  • A Taxi Driver

    2

  • The Handmaiden

    3

  • As One

    4

  • Spellbound

    5

  • Midnight Runners

    6

  • Parasite

    7

  • Okja

    8

  • The Battleship Island

    9

  • Miss Granny

    10

  • Little Forest

    11

  • Snowpiercer

    12

  • Sunny

    13

  • I Saw the Devil

    14

  • 1987: When the Day Comes

    15

  • The Man from Nowhere

    16

  • Castaway on the Moon

    17

  • Memories of Murder

    18

  • Train to Busan

    19

  • EXIT

    20

  • Peppermint Candy

    21

  • Going by the Book

    22

  • The Villainess

    23

  • Poetry

    24

  • A Bittersweet Life

    25

  • The Host

    26

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    27

  • Heartsaver

    28

  • Be with You

    29

  • Joint Security Area

    30

  • Welcome to Dongmakgol

    31

  • Burning

    32

  • Microhabitat

    33

  • The Great Battle

    34

  • Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

    35

  • Tunnel

    36

  • Hide and Seek

    37

  • The Princess and the Matchmaker

    38

  • The Spy Gone North

    39

  • The Chase

    40

  • The Fortress

    41

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    42

  • The Outlaws

    43

  • Familyhood

    44

  • Queen of Walking

    45

  • A Moment to Remember

    46

  • YMCA Baseball Team

    47

  • The Thieves

    48

  • The Battle : Roar To Victory

    49

  • Herstory

    50

  • ...ing

    51

  • Miss & Mrs. Cops

    52

  • The Age of Shadows

    53

  • In the Absence

    54

  • A Quiet Dream

    55

  • Run-Off

    56

  • Assassination

    57

  • Big Match

    58

  • Extreme Job

    59

  • Beasts Clawing at Straws

    60

  • The Flu

    61

  • The Pirates

    62

  • Ohayo Sapporo

    63

  • The Neighbors

    64

  • The Yellow Sea

    65

  • The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale

    66

  • I Can Speak

    67

  • The Chaser

    68

  • A Man Who Was Superman

    69

  • Time to Hunt

    70

  • House of Hummingbird

    71

  • Psychokinesis

    72

  • The Tower

    73

  • Sisters on the Road

    74

  • Fukuoka

    75

  • The City Of Violence

    76

  • Door Lock

    77

  • The Berlin File

    78

  • Windstruck

    79

  • The Silenced

    80

  • Hwayi: A Monster Boy

    81

  • A Tale of Two Sisters

    82

  • The Quiet Family

    83

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    84

  • Mother

    85

  • Treeless Mountain

    86

  • Ashfall

    87

  • The Wailing

    88

  • The Man Standing Next

    89

  • The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    90

  • Champion

    91

  • Forgotten

    92

  • Unstoppable

    93

  • Tazza: The High Rollers

    94

  • Metamorphosis

    95

  • The Mimic

    96

  • The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos

    97

  • The Beauty Inside

    98

  • I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK

    99

  • A Special Lady

    100