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What are the best Bong Joon-ho movies?

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Johannes Gelilang - Binge.co Contributor

To some filmmakers, especially directors, to receive an award nomination is already a victory. But for others, the dream is to bring home the trophy. They take great pride in their film, which they consider a masterpiece. Aside from the profit, what matters most is the recognition, the award. But what more could a director ask if they receive an Academy Award nomination? Even more so if they take home the Oscar? Throughout the history of cinema, there have been a lot of great directors who made a name for themselves. Yet, not all were fortunate enough to win an award, nor be nominated. Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg are few of the best directors who won different awards and recognitions. And on February 9, 2020, a new name not only joined them in the ranks being the greatest directors of all time but also made an Academy Award history.

Bong Joon-ho is a Korean director who bagged the prized Best Director in the 92nd Academy Awards. He came out victorious against other high-caliber directors such as Tarantino and Scorsese. Not only that, his 2019 thriller Parasite broke barriers as it became the first foreign-language movie to win the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture. And ultimately, it took home the Academy Award for Best International Film. The director is not new to the scene, though, as he was also the director behind many other critically-acclaimed motion pictures. Aside from Parasite, other Bong Joon-ho films include the 2017 action and adventure Okja, and the 2013 sci-fi action Snowpiercer. Also, included in his directorial works is The Host, which is arguably one of the best Bong Joon-Ho movies that many people might be familiar with. If you never saw any of his films yet, we have listed his must-watch movies below that you can binge right on your couch!

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  1. 1Parasite

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    The movie Parasite is a fusion of comedy, crime, and drama directed by Bong Joon Ho. Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, and Yeo-jeong Jo, this Korean film snatched the Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe awards in 2020. Be sure to catch it on the websites below!

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  1. 2Memories of Murder

    14

    Memories of Murder is an action, crime, and drama movie directed by Bong Joon Ho in 2003 starring Song Kang Ho, Kim Sang Kyung, and Park Hae Il. It won film merits at the Chunsa Film Art Awards and Busan Film Critics Awards. 

  2. 3Mother

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    Mother is a Korean crime thriller movie directed by Bong Joon-ho starring Kim Hye Ja and Won Bin in 2009. It won film merits at the Buil Film Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, and Busan Film Critics Awards.

  1. 4Okja

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    Okja is an action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho, which centers on young girl Mija who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend, an animal named Okja.

  2. 5The Host

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    The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon Ho starring Song Kang Ho, Byun Hee Bong, Park Hae Il, Bae Doona, and Go Ah Sung. It won Best Film at Asian Film Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. 

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    Anonymous
    February 10, 2020
    "OMG BEST PICTURE!!! OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE BEST BONG JOON HO MOVIES I EVER WATCHED!! 🏆"
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    Parasite
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    Anonymous
    February 10, 2020
    "I didn't knew that Bong Joon Ho was the director of this. Truly a must watch movie!"
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    Memories of Murder
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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1ParasiteMovies 21 Paid
2Memories of MurderMovies 14 Free
3MotherMovies 8 Paid
4OkjaMovies 1 Paid
5The HostMovies 1 Free
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