Apart from Korean music, series and food, people have also developed a liking towards Korean cinema. It is one of the most exhilarating foreign markets for movies right now. There are many international fans of all the different genres the Korean industry has successfully made films within.
Here we have the list of all the must-watch Korean films that should be on your list right now:
1. Train to Busan
This has to be one of the most popular films to ever come out to Korea. It focuses on a zombie infestation and the lives of some survivors who have boarded a train to the only safe space in Korea, which is Busan. Apart from being an action-packed film, it also has elements of suspense and emotion.
2. The Handmaiden
The film comes in the category of erotic thriller, it follows the life of a woman who is hired as a handmaiden for the heiress of Japan. Set in the 1930s when Korea was occupied by Japenese, the film deals with concepts like betrayal and lust.
It is one of the very best to come out of the world of Korean cinema. Released in 2018, the film is based on an aspiring novelist who meets a childhood friend and soon his life changes. Burning is the kind of film that will stay in your mind hours after it’s over. It is profound in every sense and a slow-paced mystery drama.
4. Memories Of Murder
This film will be right up your alley if you like murder mysteries. In fact, it is one of the very best from that genre. Inspired by true events, the film captures murders that happened in Korea in the 1980s. It is a deeper look into all the crimes committed in that time period and has issues like police brutality.
This film became the talk of the town in every part of the world after all the major wins at the Academy Awards in 2020. Directed by brilliant visionary and filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, the topic of Parasite was as such that it has been witnessed by everyone throughout their lives, the incongruency among the rich and the poor. Every element, be it the acting or the storytelling or the pacing, it is all top-notch. One term to describe this film would be ‘deliciously weird’.