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Best Korean Movies 2022

/ 09:50 AM October 17, 2022

Did you enjoy watching the Oscar-winning movie, Parasite? Are you a devoted K-drama viewer? Whatever the case, it’s high time you added these best Korean movies to watch in 2022 to your movie queue.

Cinema from South Korea received recognition globally when Parasite became the first movie in a foreign language to be nominated and later won Best Picture in the Academy Awards. Recent followers and explorers of South Korean cinema should check out other masterpieces from famous Korean directors like Yeon Sang-ho and Hwang Dong-hyuk. The list we compiled has something everyone would love, from classics that are critically acclaimed to Netflix’s latest Korean movies. 

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1. Midnight (2021)

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Did you watch Squid Game? Did you love it? This Korean thriller from 2021 stars a police officer – Jun-Ho, in the Netflix series Wi Ha-Joon. This movie is about a ruthless serial killer haunting a deaf lady around South Korea. The movie features a life-or-death, intense storyline.

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2. Train to Busan (2016)

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Train to Busan shows an original and new take on a classic movie genre ( a zombie apocalypse). It is one Korean movie you must watch as the story is about a man struggling to survive on a moving train full of zombies. The thriller and excitement from this movie will always keep you on the edge of your seat.

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3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring (2003)

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As for people that prefer a more emotional and affectionate movie, this meditative masterpiece from 2003 is a great watch for you. The movie is about a Buddhist monk’s life alone in a floating temple. Each season of the show tells the monk’s story of a new stage of life.

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4. Space Sweepers (2021)

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Space Sweepers is a more recent sci-fi adventure Korean movie on Netflix. From the movie, it’s 2092, when the earth is no longer habitable. It is said that the movie is Korea’s first space blockbuster.

Space Sweepers is about space ship crew called Victory that found a boy humanoid robot. Check out this movie and see how they embarked on a legendary space adventure.

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5. Peppermint Candy (1999)

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Peppermint Candy is a powerful drama exploring memory, time, and faith themes with an outstanding and fascinating storytelling feature. This movie was directed by Lee Chang-Dong, a famous Korean director.

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6. The Villainess (2017)

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Are you looking for an amazing action Korean movie to watch? This modern, breathtaking revenge thriller delivers an extremely energizing action sequence. The Villainess is about a well-trained assassin on a riot to escape her past, offering the state-of-the-art action you could ever want.

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7. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

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Are you in the mode for a more contemplative, quiet drama? If you are, then Right Now, Wrong Later is a movie you should check out.

Right now, Wrong Later is a highly commended movie by the well-known movie director Hong Sang-Soo. The movie is about a one-in-a-lifetime experience of a young painter meeting a famous art film director.

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8. Peninsula (2022)

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Peninsula is the sequel to Train to Busan, and you would want to watch this movie. This highly anticipated movie was produced four years after Train to Busan. The movie is about an ex-soldier and his team fighting against zombies to recover a truck of money from the Korean peninsula’s wastelands.

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9. Little Forest (2018)

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Watch Little Forest when you are in search of something relaxing and soothing. Little Forest is a quiet and simple movie with many emotional displays. The movie is a touching story about a young lady who wants to return to her hometown in the countryside. However, she has to escape the city to get home.

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10. Minari (2020)

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Minari is a Korean drama about a family migrating to South Korea. This movie was directed by the highly acclaimed Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung and has received six nominations from the Academy Awards. It’s great for people who love emotional movies.

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11. My Sassy Girl (2001)

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My Sassy Girl is probably among the best Korean romantic comedy movies. When My Sassy Girl was reasoned in 2001, it was the highest-grossing romantic comedy in Korea. The movie is about a college student meeting a partner full of trouble. The movie is exciting and engaging, so it’s quite easy to see why this masterpiece became a successful hit.

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12. The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)

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Are you asking if there are Korean western movies? The answer is yes; there are Korean western movies. Be prepared to laugh a lot at this hilarious and adventurous comedic western movie.

The classic Western movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone is about a train robber, gangster, and bounty hunter who sets out on an epic movement to discover buried treasure.

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13. Parasite (2019)

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This black comedy thriller has received an Oscar nomination, and it’s known internationally, and there’s a reason for this. This movie is based on violence, social inequality, and class themes. Parasites get your attention with one-of-a-kind storytelling throughout the movie with a genre-blending and engaging plot.

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14. Memories of Murder (2003)

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This is another masterpiece from the director Bong Joon Ho, so if you enjoyed watching Parasite, Memories of Murder is another movie you would enjoy. This movie combines several genres, like crime and comedy. 

Memories of Murder is about two detectives looking at an ongoing investigation of a series of deaths. The movie is based on actual happenings in Korea in the 1980s.

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Conclusion

Since Parasite, Korean movies have gained worldwide recognition, and many people have enjoyed them. If you love the thrill, we recommend you add any of these movies to your binge-watch list. These captivating movies will surely entertain you as you watch them with friends and family. They’re so much fun!

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