10 Best Korean Movies With English Subtitles

Monday, September 12 by Annette Smith

“Chunhyang”

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“Chunhyang” is an award-winning romantic musical. The 2000 South Korean film is a love story based on a traditional folk tale and narrated with Pansori folk singing. Directed by Kwon-taek Im, the film stars Hyo-jeong Lee, Seung-woo Cho, and Sung-nyu Kim.

Kick The Moon

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“Kick The Moon” (Sillaui dalbam) is a 2001 Korean film directed by Sang-Jin Kim. It centers on two former classmates, a P.E. teacher and a gangster, who rival for the affections of a young woman in a noodle shop. The award-winning comedy stars Sung-jae Lee, Seung-won Cha, and Hye-su Kim.

“Nowhere To Hide”

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“Nowhere To Hide” (Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda) is a comic 1999 crime movie. This action/art film follows a team of policemen as they hunt down a deceptive killer. Myung-se Lee directed the award-winning film, which stars Joong-Hoon Park, Sung-kee Ahn, and Dong-gun Jang.

“Peppermint Candy”

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“Peppermint Candy” (Bakha Satang) is a 1999 romantic drama directed by Chang-dong Lee. The movie reflects back on twenty years of a man’s life and the changes in Korean society over that time. The film received six awards and three additional nominations. Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, and Jung Suh star in the film.

“Spring In My Hometown”

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“Spring In My Hometown” (Areumdawoon Sheejul) is a 1998 war drama directed by Kwangmo Lee. It depicts life in a small town during the Korean war. The film received eight awards and two additional nominations. It stars Sung-kee Ahn, Yoo-Jung Bae, and Jin-gi Jeon.

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