Korean cinema distinctly stands out as one of the most realistic and imaginative in today’s world of clunky and inauthentic gibberish. Over the 21st century, filmmakers like Park Chan Wook and Na Hong-jin have saved us from a mediocre and dull cinema with some brilliant films which propel the value of films. Very often their narratives lack protagonists and are driven by their direction more than powerful performances.
It is unequivocally established that Korean cinema derives heavily from their culture and religious tenets which dominate their stories. So we decided to turn back the clock and pick out some of the top South Korean thriller movies of all time. You might be able find these best Korean thriller movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Missing (2016)
Ji-sun needs a vacation. She has a little child; she works non-stop; she has problems with his divorced husband and his mother, who want to take the child away from her. Luckily for Ji-sun, she has Han-mae, the woman who takes care of the baby while she is working. But one day, when she comes home, neither of them are there. What follows is a thrilling and gripping thriller, full of twists and hold-your-breath moments that will keep the viewer entertained all through its running time. Things keep happening and surprises pile on top of each other. It has some plot holes, but the rhythm, acting (even if sometimes there is some overacting) and the direction more than make up for it.
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11. The Yellow Sea (2010)