The South Korean Entertainment industry is one of the biggest entertainment industries in Asia. Every year multiple films are produced in all different entertainment industries, South Korea is no different, South Korean entertainment industry too produces many films every and if the films are worthy, the film gets awarded with multiple accolades. Awards are presented every year for the deserving film. South Korea Has produced some of the most brilliant films of all time, and the audience has recognized and appreciated these films. South Korean films have won some of the most prestigious awards for their brilliant films which deserve global attention and rightfully so.
1. A Taxi Driver
This film is based on real-life, revolving around 1980 when a taxi driver became involved in the Gwangju Uprising events. This film was critically acclaimed and did excellent business at the box office. A Taxi Driver went on to collect some very prestigious awards including the 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards. A Taxi Driver was nominated for some of the most popular categories and even was the official entry at the Academy Awards from South Korea for the Best Foreign Language Film.
Parasite has become one of the most cult South Korean films of all time. This movie directed by Bong Joon-ho has gone on to create a history in the South Korean film industry. Parasite has won some of the most prestigious awards both internationally and domestically, such as the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Palme d'Or, etc. Parasite is the first non-English film to win awards such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Academy Award. Parasite is hands down one of the most awarded South Korean films of all time.
3. The King
This South Korean political drama film which got released in 2017 is one of the most critically acclaimed films. The King stars Jo In-sung and Jung Woo-sung in the lead roles. This film has been awarded some of the most prestigious awards including the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards and 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards.
3. Space Sweepers
Space Sweepers is a space Western film that got released in 2021. This film stars Song Joon-ki, Jin Seon-kyu, YooHae-jin, and Kim Tae-ri. This film was awarded prestigious such as the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, 30th Buil Film Awards among many other awards.
It is now well known that Director Bong Joon-ho created a masterpiece! One such masterpiece is the 2009 released film Mother, starring Won Bin, Kim Hye-jaa in the lead roles. Mother had been South Korea's official entry in the 82nd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This film won various reputed awards such as the Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, etc.
5. The Throne
The Throne is a historical drama film that released in 2015. This film is inspired by true events of the Joseon dynasty. The Throne stars Song Kang-ho, Yoo Ah-in, and Moon Geun-young in the lead roles. The Throne was the South Korean film to officially enter for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards though it wasn't nominated. The Throne won some of the most prestigious awards including the Blue Dragon Film Awards.
6. Secret Sunshine
Secret Sunshine is 2007 released South Korean film. This film received several accolades upon its release including the Asia Film Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 45th Grand Bell Awards, etc. This South Korean drama film is one of the most awarded films of all time.
7. The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden is considered one of the best psychological erotic films of South Korea. The film was well-received by the public despite featuring some of the boldest scenes which are considered taboo in South Korean society. Some of accolades received by the film are, 71st British Academy Film Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, etc.
8. The Wailing
The Wailing is a horror-thriller South Korean film of 2016. This horror thriller has gone on to become one of the best slow-burning horror thrillers which have a sense of unpredictability relating to the next scene for its audience. The Wailing is a film that has multiple nominations in some of the most prestigious awards and has won many among them such as the 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, etc.
Burning is a psychological thriller film. This South Korean film is one of the most universally critically acclaimed movies of South Korea of all time. The plot revolves around a man aspiring to be a writer, who ran into his childhood friend and how his childhood friend gets bonded with a strange man. This film received several accolades upon its release such as the Saturn Award for Best International Film, Asian Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, etc.