Article: Top 10 Korean Movies With The Most Twisted Plots

While there are movies that are quite predictable and there are some completely unpredictable movies. Generally while watching a movie it should make you wonder what will happen in the next scene, this is the sign of a good movie. The twist and turns of events in a movie make it interesting to watch. South Korean entertainment industry is appreciated across the world for producing some really good quality content over the years, and most of the plotline of South Korean entertainment is very unique and creative. We have researched about ten such Korean movies and series which are filled with twisted turns and events, and successfully remain unpredictable for the audience watching the movies.

1. The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden is undeniably one of the greatest thrillers among the recent releases of South Korean films. This romantic thriller is set in the era of Japanese colonial rule in Korea. This film is one of the well-made movies filled with twists and keeps you guessing about the next scene till the end. The film got released in 2016 starring, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri, Cho Jin-woong, and Kim Min-hee.


2. Sweet & Sour

Sweet & Sour is a romantic comedy film with a twisted plot. This film starts with a very simple story and you will hardly get the idea of an upcoming twist. However, as the movie proceeds the twist and turns of events will surely entertain you. The plotline of the movie involves a couple in much in love however their busy schedule tests their relationship ultimately shaking their relationship. We will not spoil you, as you will need to watch the brilliant plot twist of this film. The film stars Jang Ki-yong, Krystal and Chae Soo-bin.


3. Parasite

Parasite is a cult Korean movie as we all know. This brilliant thriller film aced the thriller genre with twisted turns and events of the plot in the film. This film follows the story of a family suffering from poverty and how they dupe a high-class family by getting employed by them. This brilliant narrative is well appreciated and has won many international awards, including the Oscars.


4. Burning

Burning is a film of the Mystery and drama genre. Burning has gained international critical acclaim for its brilliant narrative. The film is filled with twists that will make engage you. The film involves the plotline of an aspiring writer and his childhood friend who he believes is in danger as she starts bonding with a mysterious man. This psychological thriller film got released in 2018 and is available on Amazon Prime for the international audience to enjoy.


5. Insane

Insane is another film with various plot twists. This film follows the story of a woman who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital without a reason. This film is of a thriller and mystery genre.  The film got released in 2016.


6. A Tale Of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters is a horror-thriller film that got released in 2003. The plot of this film involves a girl who is recently returned home from a mental health institution and doesn't like her stepmother. This film successfully grips you till the end with its twisted plot, the ending of the film is the biggest plot twist.


7. My Sassy Girl

My Sassy Girl is one of the major contributors to spreading the Hallyu Waves in the early 2000s. This movie is considered a cult romantic comedy in the Asian entertainment industry. My Sassy Girl stars Cha Tae-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun in the lead roles. This romantic comedy has one of the most twisted plots which will astonish the viewers.


8. Recalled

Recalled is another South Korean film with a twisted plot. This film revolves around a woman who is suffering from amnesia due to an accident. This movie has some twisted turns of events in the plot which makes it one of the best thriller films of 2021.


9. Scarlet Innocence

Scarlet Innocence is a thriller South Korean film that got released in 2014. This movie is based on the folktale, Simcheongga. This film is filled with some very intense plot twists. The story of the film starts when a professor gets caught in a sex scandal and hence forced to leave Seoul. This film stars Esom and Jung Woo-sung.


10. Forgotten

Forgotten is a psychological thriller South Korean film that was released in 2017. Forgotten stars Kim Mu-yeol and Kang Ha-neul are seen in the lead roles here. This film has one of the most twisted plots with mind-boggling turns of events which is recommended by us.