Article: Top Ten South Korean Movies And Series

South Korean entertainment industry is getting an insane amount of exposure, especially from the last decade. South Korean entertainment industry is famous for producing good films and series, the content is generally in its highest form, so naturally South Korean entertainment is getting more and more popular among the world. There is a separate fanbase for South Korean movies and series because the quality content of those films and series are so high, even other entertainment industry gets inspiration from these movies and series. In this article, we have included the top ten such movies and series which are considered among the best South Korean films and Series

1. The Handmaiden

This South Korean film is considered among the best-produced Korean films of all time. The Handmaiden hot released in 2016 and follows the plotline of a handmaiden who is employed by a Japanese heiress during the period of 1930s. The Handmaiden stars Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, and Cho Jin-Woong in the lead roles.


2. Parasite

Parasite received huge appreciation and success all over the world. Parasite is undoubtedly one of the greatest South Korean films. This Oscar-winning film got released in 2019. The plot of the film involves, a family suffering from poverty, infiltrating the life of an upper-class family by employing themselves in that family.


3. Oldboy

Oldboy is a South Korean film that has a strong influence in the world of films, probably the reason that Oldboy has been remade by various entertainment industries across the world overworld. Oldboy follows a neo-noir action theme.


4. Mother

Mother is another masterpiece by South Korean film director, Bong Joon-ho. At this point, the directional ability of Bong Joon-ho has been proven in front of the world. Mother is a mystery and drama genre film and as the title suggests, the plotline involves a mother of a mentally challenged son who is accused of murder, and how the mother solely takes it upon herself to prove her son innocent. The movie stars Won Bin, Jin Goo, and Kim Hye-Ja in the lead roles.


5. Memories Of Murder

Memories of Murder is a South Korean thriller and crime genre film. The film got released in 2003, directed by the talented South Korean director, Bong Joon-ho. The plot of the film is inspired by the real-life serial murders of South Korea. This film is confidential as one of the best movies in South Korea.


6. Squid Game

Squid Game became a huge success upon its release on Netflix. The Korean series that got released in 2021 on Netflix became the most-watched Netflix original across the world. Squid Game further skyrocketed the popularity of Korean entertainment across the world. This Korean series has gained critical acclaim due to its script and direction along with the actor's realistic acting. This thriller Korean drama is one of the best made Korean dramas of all time.


7. Kingdom

This Korean drama is one of the best zombie-themed dramas of all time this drama got critical acclaim across the world, for its brilliant narrative. Kingdom follows a zombie thriller genre and is set in the period of the Joseon dynasty in the 16th century. The drama has two seasons and one special prequel episode.


8. Train To Busan

Another zombie genre in this list! This film is one of the most popular Korean films internationally. This film is considered a cult film in the South Korean entertainment industry. The cast includes Gong Yoo in the lead role.


9. The King And The Clown

The King and the Clown is a tragic comedy genre South Korean film set in the 15th century in Korea. The King and the Clown are considered cult movies by the fans in the South Korean film industry. The film got released in 2005.


10. The Wailing

The Wailing can undeniably be considered among the best South Korean film. This horror-thriller film will make you feel anxiety and uneasiness as the horror keeps on building up. It is one of those good horror films which have fewer Jumpscares.