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Natural City (2003) - action / drama / sci-fi / thriller
In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process that allows them to merge the souls of human and machine/cyborg, wreaking havoc in a deeply divided society. This movie shares traits with other films like Blade Runner and Ghost in the shell. A visually impressive piece, with a strong emphasis on relationships. Genre - Sci-Fi, Dystopian.
 16469h 0r
파이란 (2001) - drama
aka: Failan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failan

After losing both her parents, Failan (Cecilia Cheung) emmigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan is forced to have an arranged marriage through a match-making agency. Kang Jae (Choi Min Shik) is an old and outdated gangster who has no respect from his peers. Short on money, Kang Jae decides to take on the arranged marriage. Having nothing more than a picture of Kang Jae, Failan spends her days dreaming and wishing that Kang Jae would come to visit her. Failan often writes to Kang Jae in sorrow about how much she misses and thinks about him, but never has the nerve to give the letters to Kang Jae. Things take a turn when Kang Jae is asked by his boss to take the fall for a murder in exchange for some money. The only hope in his worthless life is the wife he never met.
 48126h 0r
Bleak Night (2010) - drama
Bleak Night: Winner of the New Currents award at the 2010 Pusan Film Festival, the dark indie drama Bleak Night paints a brutally realistic portrait of broken friendship and teen discontent with fatal consequences. After high school student Gi Tae (Lee Je Hoon, from the gay indie hit Just Friends) takes his own life, his guilt-ridden father (Jo Sung Ha, Yellow Sea) tries to seek out answers. He learns that Gi Tae had two best friends - Dong Yoon (Seo Jun Young, Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho) and Hee Joon (Park Jung Min) - both of whom have been absent in the aftermath of Gi Tae's death. As the film jumps between events in the past and present, the father gradually learns what went wrong among the three friends, ultimately leading to the death of his son.
 4856h 0r
Take Care Of My Cat (2001) - drama
Take Care Of My Cat : In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, the other girls deal with the loss in different ways. Feeling most rejected, shy Ji-yeong finds comfort in her new friendship with rebel Tae-hee.
 5429h 0r
Oldboy (2003) - drama / action / adventure / mystery / thriller
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
 18845h 0r
Maljukgeori janhoksa (2004) - drama / history
aka: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do, aka: Once Upon a Time in High School
In spring of 1978, Hyeon-su comes to Jeongmun High, which is notorious for the violent teachers and student group fights. He immediately becomes best friends with Wu-sik the toughest guy in school for being big fans of Bruce Lee. On the way from school, they see Eun-ju who looks just like Olivia Hussey and immediately fall for her. Eun-ju likes Wu-sik who is manly better than Hyeon-su who is sensitive. Meanwhile, Wu-sik has a duel with Jong-hun over who is the toughest in school. Jong-hun wins through using a dirty trick, and Wu-sik leaves school. With Wu-sik gone, Hyeon-su gets picked on by Jong-hun, the teachers resort to more beatings, and when Eun-ju chooses Wu-sik over Hyeon-su, his anger explodes. He heads to the roof of the school building, carrying his nunchaku stick he had practiced all night.
 5620h 0r
Henjel gwa Geuretel (2007) - drama / fantasy / horror
aka: Hansel and Gretel
After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.
 17291h 0r
Al-too-bi: Riteon Too Beiseu (2012) - action / drama
After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit where he immediately comes into conflict with ace pilot Cheol-hui. He makes friends with the other pilots in the unit and falls in love with the beautiful Se-young, who is in charge of maintenance. When a North Korean MIG fighter threatens, the group engages in a gripping dogfight that leaves one comrade dead and another missing. Cheol-hui and Tae-hun join forces to rescue their missing friend and prevent a catastrophic war.
 3552h 0r
Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja (2012) - drama / history
Watch Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja: 15 days lost to history
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 4964h 0r
Tong-jeung (2011) - drama / romance
aka: Pained
After losing his family when he was young, Nam-soon feels no pain. He cannot feel physical pain and is emotionally barren until he meets Dong-hyeon, who calls herself a vampire because she suffers from hemophilia. Unlike Dong-hyeon, when Nam-soon is injured, she bleeds from even the smallest wound. As the two grow closer, Dong-hyeon suddenly begins to lose his lifelong insensitivity to pain and the hurt of a lifetime washes over him.
 13167h 0r
Moo-jeok-ja (2010) - action / drama
Watch Moo-jeok-ja: Brothers Enemies Killers
 6213h 0r
Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010) - thriller / crime / drama / horror
Hae-won is a beautiful single woman in her thirties who works at a bank in the Seoul city. She leads a busy life until she becomes a witness to an attempted murder case, and at the same time, things get complicated at work. When things get out of hand she is forced to take a vacation so she heads for 'Moodo', a small undeveloped island, where she had once visited to see her grandparents. And where she had befriended a girl named Bok-nam who stills writes to Hae-won asking her to visit despite the fact that Hae-won never bothered to reply. Upon arriving at the island, Hae-won is shocked to see everyone treating Bok-nam like a slave. As practically the only young woman on the island, she is a plaything for all the men and a free laborer for the women. Sick of all the inhumane treatment, Bok-nam had tried to escape the island several times in the past but had failed each time. She begs Hae-won to help her escape the place, but Hae-won remains indifferent not wanting to be involved in complicated situations. When Bok-nam realizes that her own daughter will follow her footsteps, she tries to escape the island with her daughter. But her daughter gets killed in the process. And when she loses the only thing that had kept her going because of Hae-won's negligence, Bok-nam takes a sickle in her hand for revenge.
 5849h 0r
Gong jeong sa hoe (2012) - crime / drama / thriller
A former dental technician, currently working as an insurance saleswoman, Yoon young nam manages to live with her 10-year-old daughter. One day, she finds out that her missing daughter has been raped on her way home from school. She reports to the police only to be disappointed by the inabilities and intrusiveness of the police. After going through consecutive failures of seizing the rapist mostly due to the indifferent and passive attitudes of the police, she changes her mind to chase after the rapist for herself with all kinds of measures that she can take. One by one, she takes severe revenges to the rapist as well as those who sabotaged and disrupted her (including her husband) with a way she knows best.
 4846h 0r
Dong-chang-saeng (2013) - action / drama
<b>Dong-chang-saeng</b>: After his father's botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister's life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in, and rescues her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence soon discover Myung-hoon's activities and begin tracking him, all the while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
 4467h 0r
Yeon-ga-si (2012) - drama / thriller
Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in public safety and spends most of his time moaning about the stock market. The discovery of a series of floating, gruesomely skeletal bodies around the country sparks hysteria. The police commissioner is disturbed to see CCTV footage of people jumping into water as if they were possessed, and drowning themselves. Time passes and hundreds of similar cases are reported, leaving officials stumped as to the cause of the deaths. The government declares a national emergency. Jae-pil joins the massive investigation and meets the mayor of a small town who claims he witnessed several men in work uniforms dumping infected dogs into the streams and realizes that there is a conspiracy behind the outbreak. Meanwhile, Jae-hyuk's wife and children are showing the same symptoms as the victims, leading to a frantic search for medicine. Through Jae-pil he learns of a warehouse containing a potential cure in thousands and thousands of doses and heads there with no idea of what he's heading into.
 4289h 0r
Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (2012) - drama
Watch Da-reun na-ra-e-seo: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
 3807h 0r
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) - drama / thriller / war
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.
 3982h 0r
Kkotgwa sijak (2009) - drama
Watch Kkotgwa sijak: When Jung-ha loses her husband in an accident, Naru, her husband's secret lover, comes to her. Naru begs Jung-ha that she will do anything if only she will let her stay at her house. Jung-ha denies her at first, but eventually their strange arrangement of living together begins.
 2586h 0r
Virus (2013) - drama
Watch Virus:
 3233h 0r
Mi-seu-teo Go (2013) - action / comedy / drama
Watch Mi-seu-teo Go: A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. The materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-Su hears of this remarkable gorilla, and signs Ling-ling to play in the professional South Korean baseball league. Dreaming of success, World's first gorilla pinch hitter and his 15-year old trainer begin on their run in the Korean Baseball League.
 6931h 0r
O-jik geu-dae-man (2011) - drama / romance
Watch O-jik geu-dae-man: A fatal love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Their fate intertwines when their past are revealed in their blooming relationship.
 3850h 0r
Daisy (2006) - drama
Korean Movie with ENG SUB

Daisy is a story about the inevitable showdown between a detective and a killer who fall in love with the same woman. In the story, Jeon plays a street artist who dreams of opening her own exhibition someday, while Jeong portrays a killer who loves her but cannot confess his love to her because of his profession.
 12535h 0r
Speed Scandal (2008) - comedy / drama / music
aka: Kwasok scandle, aka: Gwasok seukaendeul, aka: Scandal Makers, aka: Speedy Scandal
A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.

The movie is so popular it's being made into a TV series for Korean and Chinese viewers.
 165690h 0r
The Tower (2012) - action / drama
A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.
 11488h 0r
The Face Reader (2013) - drama
Set during the seizure of the throne by Sejo of Joseon in the year 1455, the movie follows the life of Nae-Kyung...
 2524h 0r
Way Back Home (2013) - drama
Jeong Yoon is a caring wife and mother and a sensitive woman who finds herself plunged into a legal ordeal thousands of miles from home. After years of planning, she and her husband Jong Bae open an auto body repair shop, only to see everything they've worked for stripped away when a loan Jong Bae had guaranteed defaults. Facing financial despondency, the couple gets into a vicious fight about money, sending Jeong Yeon away, leaving only a cryptic note saying she'll be back in a few days. When she turns up looking nervous at Orly Airport in Paris with over 30 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage, it is the beginning of a globe-spanning nightmare that began with an old friend and a tempting proposition.
 2758h 0r
Cart (2014) - drama
aka: Ka-teu
The employees of a big box discount retailer band together when the contract workers are summarily laid off.
 3310h 0r
For Eternal Hearts (2008) - drama
“For Eternal Hearts” is an unusual Korean film, in that it dabbles with two of the more popular genres of Korean films, romance and horror, while also playing with our concept of time, the afterlife, and dream vs reality. The film clearly stands out from the crowded pack, and its uniqueness becomes more powerfull by the second half of the film.
 11434h 0r
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National Security (2012) - drama
On September 4, 1984, democracy movement leader Kim Jong Tae (Park Won Sang) is arrested and taken to an infamous interrogation facility in Namyeong-dong. For the next 22 days, he would be cruelly and continuously tortured in all manners by interrogators intent on forcing him to confess to communist collaboration.
 2224h 0r
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Peo-pek-teu Ge-im (2011) - drama / sport
The Lotte Giants' Choi Dong-won and the Haitai Tigers' Seon Dong-ryeol are rival pitchers in 1980s baseball. The film reenacts the legendary match of May 16, 1987, which baseball fans today still recall as "the perfect match," when Choi and Sun compete as pitchers for the last time.
 2516h 0r
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Na-neun Gongmuwon-ida (2011) - drama / comedy / music
Han Dae-huei, a public official in charge of residential pollution of Mapo district. No one can disturb his composure: a man who never loses his temper: a man of tranquility; the apotheosis of snobbery. He is a typically unenthusiastic public official up to his bone. Never expect him to try a new thing or change anything.
 3319h 0r
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Soo-sang-han Go-gaek-deul (2011) - comedy / drama
A former professional baseball player, Byeong-wu, made a successful career transition into a high-flying insurance advisor, thanks to his keen business sense and quick wits. But one day, one of his clients committed suicide and passed away and once hero Byeong-wu is now subject to internal investigation. Now he starts to run through his client list and finds a suspicious group of people introduced to him by the same person - and starts visiting them one by one.
 2886h 0r
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Joong-cheon (2006) - action / fantasy / adventure / romance / drama
It is AD 924, at the end of the United Shilla Dynasty. Continuous riots sweep the land ruled by a corrupted government. Evil forces are rampant and malicious demons roam the land. YI Kwak, born with the powers to see spirits, joins the royal demon hunting squad, 'Chuh-yong-dae' after losing his fiancée, Yon-hwa to evil demons. YI Kwak excels as the most talented warrior of Chuh-yong-dae and the royal squad seems to gain momentum as powerful fighters against the forces of darkness. Then one day, YI Kwak drifts into Joongcheon, the world of the dead through a strange shrine. Joongcheon, the intermediate world between Heaven and Earth, a place souls remain for 49 days, preparing for reincarnation.
 6072h 0r
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Yong-eui-ja X (2012) - drama / thriller
Seemingly an ordinary math teacher in high school, Suk-go is indeed a brilliant mathematician. Hwa-sun is his neighbor. They become inseparable when Suk-go decides to cover up Hwa-sun's accidental murder while she was mercilessly beaten by her ex-husband.
 3026h 0r
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Nae Anaeui Modeun Geot (2012) - comedy / romance / drama
Jung-In (Lim Soo-Jung) and Doo-Hyun (Lee Sun-Kyun) meet in Nagoya, Japan during an earthquake. Love quickly blossoms between the couple. Seven years later, Jung-In and Doo-Hyun are a married couple.Now, he hates his wife's constant nagging and negative nature. He is too meek to ask for the divorce. To get away from his wife, Doo-Hyun asks for a transfer at work. Doo-Hyun is now stoked to be away from his wife. Elation soon turns back into despair when Jung-In suddenly appears at his temporary apartment unannounced! A day later, Doo-Hyun notices several ladies always come to his neighbor. The ladies all seem desperate to see him. It turns out Doo-Hyun's neighbor is a legendary Cassanova named Sung-Ki (Ryoo Seung-Ryong). Sung-Ki has an extraordinary talent for seducing women, but he wants to quit. Meanwhile, Doo-Hyun comes up with a plan. He pleads with his neighbor Sung-Ki to seduce his wife in order to get his wife to ask for a divorce!
 4235h 0r
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Si-che-ga Dol-a-wass-da (2012) - crime / drama
Science researcher Hyeon-cheol demonstrates with co-workers against the company president, who stole an important semiconductor chip and is attempting to flee to the United States. Meanwhile, the company president makes his escape from the protesters in an ambulance. During his escape, the executive cuts a wound in his arm and implants the chip there. While, Hyeon-cheol and co-worker Han Jin-soo head for home, Han Jin-Soo is hit by a speeding car. Hyeon-cheol thinks it isn't an accident. He contacts Han Jin-Soo's daughter Dong-Hwa and they meet at the police station. After visiting her father at the hospital, Dong-Hwa becomes worried about how to pay for her father's hospital bills. On a TV at the hospital, they learn that the company president died from a heart attack. Hyeon-cheol and Dong-Hwa then come up with the idea to steal the body of the company president for ransom. Their plan goes somewhat according to plan, but Hyeon-cheol and Dong-Hwa soon realize that they didn't steal a corpse, but an actual live person Jin-oh!
 3018h 0r
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EunGyo (2012) - drama / romance
Lee Jeok-yo is a 70ish year old man who is a respected poet. He cares fondly for his 30ish year old disciple Seo Ji-woo. The world of these two men are shaken when 17-year-old high school student Han Eun-gyo comes into the picture, as their mind and sexual desires are awakened.
 3776h 0r
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Ga-bi (2012) - drama
Depicts the assassination attempt of King Gojong - the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty. Set towards the end of the 19th century, when coffee was first introduced to Korea, Russian sharpshooter Ilyich and Joseon's first barista Tanya are manipulated by Japanese officer Sadako into an elaborate plan to assassinate King Gojong. Tanya and Ilyich are lovers who work together in Russian swindling gold and coffee from their unsuspecting victims. The duo are captured by Russian soldiers and eventually handed over to Japanese officer Sadoko. Sadako then recruits Ilyich and Tanya into operation "Gabi". The goal is to assassinate Korea's Emperor Gojong. The penalty for their failure is death. Meanwhile, King Gojong hides out on the premises of a Russian legation after his wife is killed by Japanese assassins. King Gojong works on staging the future Korean Empire.
 2747h 0r
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Don Keu-ra-i Ma-mi (2012) - drama / thriller
The Film tells the story about You-lim whose only daughter Eun-ah commits suicide after a rape by a group of male students. Because all of the suspects are minors, they can leave without the possibility of punishment by law. You-lim is so full of anger that she seeks out revenge on her own.
 3314h 0r
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26 Years (2012) - drama
26 years ago, state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city of Gwangju who were demonstrating as apart of a democratic movement. Thousands of civilians were killed. Now, a shooter from the national team, a gang member, a policeman, CEO from a large company and director of a private security outfit get involved in a plan to convict the person responsible for the massacre that occurred during the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Kwak Jin-Bae (Jin Goo) is a gang member who lost his father in the Gwangju Democratization Movement. He wants to get revenge. Shim Mi-Jin (Han Hye-Jin) is a shooter from the national team. She is the shooter for the covert team. Policeman Kwon Jung-Kyuk (Im Seul-Ong) lost his family in the Gwangju Democratization Movement. He is now responsible for the cars that have access to the ex-president's house.
 2670h 0r
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