100 Greatest Korean Films Ever

100 Greatest Korean Films Ever

Well this is really exciting. KoreanScreen have asked 158 international film critics’ to name their top five greatest Korean films ever. Critics would submit their top 5 unranked films and KoreanScreen, began their process of collating entries. 

This maybe the largest poll of it's kind with the film critic's spanning 28 countries and every continent in the world except Antarctica. They have contributed to titles including the BBCThe GuardianThe Daily TelegraphThe New York TimesLA TimesThe Korea TimesSouth China Morning PostDer SpiegelSight & SoundTotal FilmEmpireLittle White LiesVarietyTime Out and New York Magazine.

If you are interested in the regulation process, here's the article; How we made the 100 Greatest Korean Films Ever list

Like You Know It All

100. Like You Know It All (2009). Hong Sangsoo
99. Night Journey (1977) Kim Soo-yong
98. Whale Hunting (1984) Bae Chang-Ho
97. The Seashore Village (1965) Kim Soo-yong
96. Suddenly in the Dark (1981) Ko Young-nam

95. Hotel by the River (2018) Hong Sangsoo
94. Daytime Drinking (2008) Noh Young-seok
93. My Mother & Her Guest (1961) Shin Sang-ok
92. Mist (1967) Kim Soo-yong
91. Chunhyang (2000) Im Kwon-taek
90. Village in the Mist (1983) Im Kwon-taek
89. A Dirty Carnival (2006) Yoo Ha
88. The Age of Success (1988) Jang Sun-woo
87. Io Island (1977) Kim Ki-young
86. Pursuit of Death (1980) Im Kwon-taek
85. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013) Hong Sangsoo
84. Woman of Fire (1971) Kim Ki-young
83. A Moment to Remember (2004) John H. Lee (Lee Jae-han)
82. Bad Movie (1997) Jang Sun-woo
81. Il Mare (2000) Lee Hyun-seung
80. 301, 302 (1995) Park Chul-soo
79. Chihwaseon (2002) Im Kwon-taek
78. Hill of Freedom (2014) Hong Sangsoo
77. Sunny (2011) Kang Hyeong-cheol
76. Moonlit Winter (2019) Lim Dae-Hyung
75. One Fine Spring Day (2001) Hur Jin-ho

One Fine Spring Day (2001)  Hur Jin-ho

74. Paju (2009) Park Chan-ok
73. Hometown in My Heart (1949) Yoon Yong-Kyu
72. A Taxi Driver (2017) Jang Hoon
71. The King of Pigs (2011) Yeon Sang-hov
70. The Woman Who Ran (2019) Hong Sangsoo
69. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996) Hong Sangsoo
68. Attack the Gas Station (1999) Kim Sang-jin
67. The Coachman (1961) Kang Dae-jin
66. The Surrogate Woman (1987) Im Kwon-taek
65. Microhabitat (2017) Jeon Go-woon
64. The Insect Woman (1972) Kim Ki-young
63. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) Park Chan-wook
62. The Isle (2000) Kim Ki-duk
61. Treeless Mountain (2008) Kim So-yong
60. Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000) Hong Sangsoo
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9. Hahaha (2010) Hong Sangsoo
58. My Sassy Girl (2001) Kwak Jae-yong
57. The Day He Arrives (2011) Hong Sangsoo
56. The General's Moustache (1968) Lee Seong-gu
55. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017) Hong Sangsoo
54. A Petal (1996) Jang Sun-woo
53. Night and Day (2008) Hong Sangsoo
52. Han Gong-ju (2013) Lee Su-jin
51. Chilsu and Mansu (1988) Park Kwang-su

To find out the the top 50 and who made it to the number 1 spot, click the link.

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