10 Best Korean Fantasy Movies

Wednesday, March 16 by sameerah blue

Open up to a world of fantasy and horror with the 10 best Korean fantasy movies. Filled with monsters and myth, the ten best Korean fantasy movies ran the gambit from funny to all out creepy. The movies that made the list of the ten best Korean fantasy movies use cutting edge special effects to put a happy face on the dullest historical event and explore Korean mythology.

  1. “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” (2008). If you’re looking for action and laughs then you should check out this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies. A weirdo train bandit, a gangster and a do gooder bounty hunter are racing to get their hands on an infamous treasure map while being chased by Japanese and Chinese bandits.
  2. “The Host” (2006). Part fantasy, part monster movie, this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies follows a n’er do well family as they try to same themselves and the city from the river monster that has suddenly risen from the deep.
  3. “Save the Green Planet” (2003). A hilairious adventure that still manages to make some decent points about climate change, this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies looks at a man who has decided that the Earth’s problems are being caused aliens in human form and goes on a mission to find the alien leader and make his confess.
  4. “Natural City” (2003). A sci-fi drama set in the not too distant future this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies looks at a world where human souls can be combined with robots and clones roam the streets to give us a look at the complexities of human relationships.
  5. “Killing Machine” (2000). After being murdered by her teacher and his thre brothers, the teacher decides to revive his victim as a robot. Still experiencing flashbacks from her ordeal, the evil teacher’s creation turns against him. Being a killer combination of murder and revenge is why this is one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies.
  6. “The President’s Last Bang” (2005). Part  black comedy, part historical fiction and part cartoon this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies looks at the assassination of Park Chung-hee through a combination of Bugs Bunny style sight gags and dark humor.
  7. “Shadowless Sword” (2005). After the rightful heir to the throne has been thrown into exile, it’s up to a beautiful assassin to free the young prince and return him to the throne. Filled with monsters and super natural beings this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies is a must see for fantasy fans.
  8. “Shiri” (1999). This one of the ten best Korean  fantasy movies is an interesting look at politics, spies and Korean politics. Using some killer special effects this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies follows a deadly spy as she tries to reunite North and South Korea.
  9. “Jumong” (2006). An interesting look into the realm of Korean folklore, this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies covers 700 years of Korean history through the story of Jumong, the legendary leader who founded the nation.
  10. “Hansel and Gretel” (2007). A Korean take on the classic fairy tale, this one of the ten best Korean fantasy movies takes an even darker look at what happens to kids that wonder off.
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