What are the best Korean thrillers?

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    #1Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area is a Korean mystery thriller movie directed by Park Chan Wook starring Lee Young Ae, Lee Byung Hun, and Song Kang Ho in 2000. It won Best Film at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards. 

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    Lu Sun
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "A Park Chan Wook film and I watched a different Lee Young Ae here. The story is really captivating for a thriller film!"
  2. 10

    #2The Man from Nowhere

    The Man from Nowhere

    The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action film directed by Lee Jeong Beom starring Won Bion and Kim Sae Ron. It became the South Korean highest grossing film in 2010 with 6.2 million. 

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    Zhao Tang
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "This is the movie that I had a crush on Won Bin! And also, his affection for the kid is really heartwarming and at the same time, the best that I have seen so far for in a Korean movie!"
  3. 8

    #3Mother

    Mother

    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. 

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    Han Lin
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I felt a lot of emotions while watching this film. Looking for justice and at the same time defending your son? Awesome. But what's even cooler is the mother who is using all her knowledge just to save her son. "
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    #4I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil is a Korean horror thriller movie directed by Kim Jee Woon in 2010 starring Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Sik. It won Grand Prize at the 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards and Best Film at Fantasporto Film Festival. 

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    Wang Luo
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "What more can I say? You reap what you sow. You should watch for the ending. ;)"
  2. 7

    #5Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    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. 

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    Helen Cui
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "A thrilling ride indeed. The combination of the characters is what I liked the most in this film. "
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    #6The Chaser

    The Chaser

    The Chaser is a Korean crime thriller movie directed by Na Hong-Jin starring Kim Yoon Seok, Ha Jung Woo and Seo Young Hee in 2008. It won film merits at the Baeksang Arts Awards, Busan Film Critics Awards, and Korean Film Awards. 

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    Yuan Li
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I've been watching too many thriller movies and I discovered this. The investigation for the missing girls took me at the edge of my seat."
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    #7Oldboy

    Oldboy

    Oldboy is a Korean neo-noir action movie directed by Park Chan Wook starring Choi Min Sik, Yoo Ji Tae, and Kang Hye Jung in 2003. It is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy and won Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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    Hu Sun
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "A good film with a theme of revenge and it really deserves its awards since it has an American adaptation. "
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    #8The Yellow Sea

    The Yellow Sea

    The Yellow Sea is a Korean action thriller movie directed by Na Hong-Jin starring Ha Jung Woo and Kim Yoon Seok in 2010. It won film merits at the Baeksang Arts Awards, Grand Bell Awards, and Asian Film Awards. 

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    Xiang Pan
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "At first, I doubt on watching this but I gave it a try last weekend and this is one of those assassination gone wrong films. "

Summary

Best What are the best Korean thrillers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Joint Security AreaMovies 10 Paid
2The Man from NowhereMovies 10 Paid
3MotherMovies 8 Paid
4I Saw the DevilMovies 7 Free
5Memories of MurderMovies 7 Paid
6The ChaserMovies 5 Paid
7OldboyMovies 3 Paid
8The Yellow SeaMovies 0 Paid
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