Korean movies are gaining more popularity nowadays because of their unique making style and captivating visuals. Even though there has been huge number of thriller movies produced by Korean cinema, we have shortlisted the 10 best thrillers from that list to make it easy for you. So, lets dive straight into the list.
- Oldboy (2003) – Watch Now
Oldboy is a dark mystery action movie directed by Park Chan-wook. The story revolves around a man who is trapped in a prison for 15 years and released suddenly where he needs to find the man behind his imprisonment. During this journey, lot of mystery’s unfold which makes up the plot of the story. This movie is one of a kind which will make you spellbound in the climax.
2. Memories of Murder (2003)
Memories of Murder is directed by Bong Joon-ho. This movie is based on the true story from 1980’s, about a serial killer in a small town in Korea. The movie plot revolves around the detectives who are investigating this case and their findings. This movie is one of the highest grossing film in the history of Korean cinema.
3. The Handmaiden (2016)
Directed by Park Chan-wook, this is a visually stunning and erotic thriller about a young woman hired as a handmaiden to a wealthy Japanese heiress, who is secretly planning to steal her inheritance. This movie has a gripping storyline with nailbiting intense moments which makes it a must watch.
4. Train to Busan (2016) – Watch Now
Train to Busan is directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The story revolves around a group a people who are trying to save their lives while travelling in a train during a zombie outbreak in the city. It has a perfect mix of action and emotion.
5. The Wailing (2016) – Watch Now
The Wailing is a supernatural horror thriller directed by Na Hong-jin. This movie revolves around a police officer who is investigating a mysterious illness spread out in a small town of Korea. This movie is one of the best horror thriller movies ever produced in Korean cinema.
6. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Directed by Kim Jee-woon, this is a psychological horror-thriller about two sisters returning home from a mental institution, and the disturbing events that unfold. Korean cinema has produced a lot of women centric movies and this movie would definitely make the top of the list.
7. The Chaser (2008)
Directed by Na Hong-jin, this movie is a tense action thriller where a detective turned pimp tries to find evidence against a psychopath serial killer after one of his girl goes missing. The killer will be released by the police if there is no evidence produced under 12 hours. This is a very engaging seat edge thriller and must watch for the fans of this genre.
8. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
The Man from Nowhere is a heart-pumping action-thriller directed by Lee Jeong-beom. A former special agent who goes on a mission to rescue a neighbor young girl who has been kidnapped by a drug cartel. This movie is a perfect blend of emotion and action.
9. I Saw the Devil (2010) – Watch Now
I Saw the Devil is a brutal and disturbing revenge-thriller directed by Kim Jee-woon. The story centers around a secret agent who strives for a revenge on the serial killer who murdered his fiancee. This is one of the most violent and ruthless movie ever made.
10. The Yellow Sea (2010)
The Chaser director Na Hong-jin has directed this movie. A taxi driver in debt accepts a risky job in South Korea’s Yanbian area, which sparks a chain reaction of violence, in this gritty and bloody crime-thriller.