Top 10 best Korean movies to watch in 2022

Parasite, Oldboy & many more, we present to you some of the best Korean movies to watch in 2022.

From OTT to the big screen, Korean Movies have become widely popular over the globe. Koreans have beaten several films industry around the world & have been dominating the current film trends. The key to this success lies in their distinct & out of the box content.

We present to you some of the best Korean movies to watch in 2022.

Top 10 best Korean movies:

1. Parasite

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Parasite is one of its kind black comedy thriller film. It is directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun. The story is based on a poor family who tries to become a part of a wealthy family by posing themselves as highly qualified individuals. Parasite has won awards Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay & Best International Feature Film making it the first Korean film to receive Academy Award.

2. Oldboy

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Oldboy is an action thriller film adapted from a Japanese manga of the same name. The film is directed by Park Chan-wook. Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae & Kang Hye-jung are featured as the main characters. The plot is based on a man who was imprisoned for over 15 years in a cell knowing nothing about his captors. When he is released he went on to take revenge for what he has gone through over the years. The film has been adapted in Hindi & English language as Zinda & Oldboy (US) respectively.

3. The Handmaiden

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The Handmaiden is directed by Park Chan-Wook starring  Kim Tae-ri, Yong-nyeo Lee, Min-chae Yoo, Dong-hwi Lee. The story is inspired from the novel, Fingersmith.

4. Memories of Murder

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Memories of Murder is based on a true story of serial killings that occurred in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province of South Korea between 1986 & 1991. The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho featuring Song Kang-ho and Kim Sang-Kyung in the lead role.

5. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

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Directed by Na Hyeon, Yaksha is a spy action film. The film has amazing action scenes starring Sol Kyung-gu and Park Hae-soo.

6. Train to Busan 

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Train to Busan is one of the most popular South Korean films. As the name suggests, the film mostly takes place on a train which is operating from Seoul to Busan. A sudden zombie apocalypse breaks out which threats the life of the passengers. In 2016, it was the most-watched Korean film.

7. I Saw the Devil

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I Saw the Devil is an action thriller film directed by Kim Jee-woon. The plot revolves around an agent who embarks on a quest for taking revenge against a serial killer who murdered his fiancee. The film stars Lee Byung-hun & Choi Min-sik as the main characters.

8. Minari

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Minari is one of the best Korean films. The movie was nominated in six categories for the Academy Award. The plot revolves around a South Korean family who tries to settle in the US. The film is directed by Lee Isaac Chung, starring Steven Yeun, Noel Kate Cho & Youn Yuh-jung in the main role. Youn won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress making her the first Korean to win an Academy Award in acting.

9. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

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This is an action thriller film directed by Lee Won-tae. The story describes how a gangster & a cop joins hand to punish their single enemy that is a serial killer.

10. Burning 

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Directed by Lee Chang-dong the film is based on a short story, ‘Barn Burning from The Elephant Vanishes. The plot revolves around a delivery man who one day meets with his childhood friend, then she introduces him to a mysterious guy & things take a turn from then on. The film stars Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun and Jeon Jong-seo.

These were the top 10 best Korean movies to watch in 2022.