Looking to delve deeper into the world of Korean cinema? Here are some of the best picks.
By now you've probably watched — or at least heard of — Parasite, the Korean film that recently made history with its four-time win at the 2020 Academy Awards (including a win for Best Picture!). But even beyond this highly-acclaimed 2019 movie, there's no doubt that South Korean cinema has long established itself as a fantastic contender in filmmaking, steadily drawing an expanding global audience with its many highly-rated flicks that range from stirring drama films to mind-bending thriller and action movies. Luckily, if you're looking for more great films to watch after Parasite, we've rounded up some of the best Korean movies you can watch to delve deeper into the truly amazing world of Korean cinema.
These remarkable films span a variety of different genres, and include more must-watch masterpieces from Parasite's director Bong Joon Ho as well as critically-acclaimed flicks from other prominent Korean directors. But whether you're in the mood for a poignant, tear-jerking watch or an exciting thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, there's plenty on this list for anyone to enjoy, including dramas, comedies, horror films — and yes — even zombie movies. From tales of revenge and love to compelling stories that truly make you think, here is just a sampling of what Korean cinema has to offer.