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Old 06-26-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Top 5 Best Korean Movies?

Thought I'd post my top 5 Korean films to see if other people agree / disagree, or if anybody had opinions which would include different films other than what I consider to be the best....

1. A Bittersweet Life
2. OldBoy
3. A Tale Of Two Sisters
4. Public Enemy
5. The Crying Fist

Not too sure if these 5 will change by the end of the year, I have 'The Black House' to watch and 'The Chaser' on the way, plus 'The Good, The Bad, & The Weird' & 'Public Enemy Returns' are both out this year as well.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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in no particular order....

SHIRI
JSA
GUNS AND TALKS
NO BLOOD NO TEARS
TAEGUKGI (or however the hell you spell it) the war movie!

To be quite honest, I am really behind in the Korean departement! These are just the ones I remember the best!
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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In no particular order and I have to round it up to my top 7:

1. Oldboy
2. A Bittersweet Life
3. Friends
4. City Of Violence
5. Taeguki
7. Musa
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:36 AM   #4
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SHIRI
That is brilliant movie...Korean martial arts flick "hong gil dong" I have good memories also....
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:44 AM   #5
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Old Boy
A Bittersweet Life
Bichunmoo
Musa (First Korean film I ever watched)
Spirit Of Jeet Kun Do

Honorable Mention:
Public Enemy 1 & 2
A Tale Of Two Sisters
No Mercy For The Rude
Arahan
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Fighter In The Wind
City Of Violence
The Host
No Blood, No Tears
Shadowless Sword

Worth A Look:
Save The Green Planet
Soo (Device)
Gangster High
Shiri
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
My Wife Is A Ganster (Series)
Running Wild
Phone
Blood Rain
Dirty Carnival
Guns & Talks
Memories Of Murder
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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JSA
Oldboy
Bittersweet Life
My Sassy Girl
It's hard for me to pick the 5th, I don't think there's a film out there worthy to be in the top 5. I guess, The Host
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:06 AM   #7
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2009: Lost Memory
City Of Violence
Attack The Gas Station
Arahan
No Blood No Tears
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Lovely Wendie

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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I havent seen enough Korean movies to pretend to know which are the 5 best, but here are my favourites so far:

- My Sassy Girl (director's cut). Pretty much one of my favourites movie of all time. I have the pretty rare LE which only had 2002 or 2003 releases. Sealed.
- Taegugki. One of the absolute best war movies EVER.
- Bin Jip (3-Iron). Like the other Kim Ki Duk movies I have seen, it just has an eery quality about it.

That's about it.
I liked many others, but I certainly wouldnt give them 5 outta 5 ratings.
Many are very well made, with good acting and cinematography and a touching story etc, but they arent 'classics'.

Even Old Boy isnt a classic to me, neither is Friend or Shiri. They are extremely well made movies, but they dont 'touch' me in the way 'classics' seem to do, either action-wise, story-wise, or emotional-wise.

I still have Il Mare lying around btw. I should probably watch that. And Crying Fist.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if I've even seen 5 korean movies. Liked Oldboy and Musa fairly well though.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:01 AM   #10
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These are my favorite Korean films:

Old Boy

Fighter in The Wind

Taegukgi

Bichunmoo

Sympathy For Lady Vengeance


All of these films are worthy an audience who've never viewed an Korean production. This industry is becoming the new Hong Kong of the late 80's/early 90's... producing a little something for everyone!
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