KMazing – Not just Korean dramas, movies from ginseng country are also well accepted by many people. Some movies from Korea also began to appear in some parts of the world. The year 2017 has just ended, but a series of Korean movies with a lot of interesting stories and plots will definitely be an option is not it?
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South Korean film industry continues to print a variety of interesting film genres to watch. Although many Korean films not available to be aired in cinemas, it does not dampen the curiosity of Korean movie lovers to be able to watch the movie via DVD or television station that gets a broadcasting license. Here we choose the top of the top crafted with care by us.
The Prison tells of a story of policeman played by Kim Rae Won who is disguised as a criminal to find the criminal brain behind his sister’s death. In this film will be shown how a big-time criminals can easily get in and out of prisons and organize criminal activities inside the prison. The movie stars Han Suk Kyu, Kim Rae Won, Jung Woong In, Jo Jae Yun, Shin Sung Rok, Kwak Min Ho.
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This is Choi Min-Sik’s second movie in 2017, this time the legendary actor is accompanied by young actors such as the talent of Park Shin Hye and Ryu Jun-yeol. Heart Blackened is a remake of the Mandarin movie called Silent Witness. The story centers on an influential businesswoman who is suspected of killing her father’s fiancé who is a famous singer. The father also hired a reliable lawyer to clear his daughter’s name.
Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend and a massive animal named Okja.
Glass Garden is a mystery drama film starring Moon Geun-young. She plays Jae-yeon, a girl with defected leg, but she grows up to be a great researcher with a rare ability to communicate with nature. Wounded by her friend and her hypocritical lover, Jae-yeon chooses to stay alone in a glass garden. She then meets Ji-hoon, a novelist who is attracted to her.
The Discloser is a film about corruption that took place in the Korean military and revealed many secrets therein. The film premiered in Korea on January 31, 2018. The Discloser action genre, thriller, detective, investigation starring actor Kim Sang kyung and actress Kim Ok Bin. Park Dae-Ik (Kim Sang kyung) examines furtively and learns of an arrangement between the Ministry of National Defense and The Pentagon in the United States. Dae-Ik then collaborates with Reporter Kim Jung-Sook (Kim Ok-Bin) to uncover the harsh reality.
16RV: Resurrected Victims
This mystery thriller is based on Park Ha-ik’s Nover titled It Is Over in 2012. Kim Rae-won plays Seo Jin-hong, an obsessed-up prosecutor who want find the murderer of his mother seven years ago. One day the late Jin-hong’s mother appeared in front of him. At the same time, it turns out a global phenomenon called RVP (Resurrected Victims Phenomenon) in which the murder victims returned to live to punish the murderers. Investigation even leads to Jin-hong who is suspected of killing his own mother!
15I Can Speak
I Can Speak releases on September 21, 2017, a movie starring Na Moon Hee, Lee Ji Hoon, Cheol Min Park, Lee Sang Hee, Jung Yeon Ju, Sung You Bin, and Sun Sok managed to reap $ 23,578,331 in revenue and have been watched a total of 3,278,754 viewers during their broadcast in Cinema. The film tells the story of an elderly woman who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way, she forms a friendship with a junior civil service officer who begins to teach her English.
In 1636, the Qing administration assaults Joseon. Lord Injo (Park Hae-Il) and his retainers, including Choi Myung-Kil (Lee Byung-Hun) and Kim Sang-Hun (Kim Yun-Seok), cover up in the mountain fortification city of Namhansanseong. They have separated all things considered. Then, Choi Myung-Kil demands that they go into negotiation with the Qing administration, however, Kim Sang-Hun recommends that they continue battling. The Fortrees is a movie released on October 3, 2017 starring Lee Byung Hun, Kim Yun Seok, Park Hae Il, Ko Soo, Park Hee Soon, and Jo Woo Jin. The film managed to collect revenues of $ 28,817,816 with a total audience of 3,848,842.
13Room No. 7
Starring two different generation actors, Shin Ha-kyun and Do Kyung-soo, appear in this thriller comedy. Room No.7 tells the story of Tae-jung, a part-time worker at a DVD shop who once found a corpse in the DVD room. He also told the shop owner, Doo-sik, who then tried to sell the room to hide the secret that was there. Released in local theaters on November 15, 2017, the film debuted at the box office’s first place among other films.
Ji-Sung (Hyun-Bin) is a master swindler who just hoodwinks kindred swindlers. To get Jang Doo-Chil, he frames an arrangement. He first enrolls Prosecutor Hee-Soo (Yoo Ji-Tae) and after that different swindlers Suk-Dong (Bae Sung-Woo), Choon-Ja (Nana) and Chief Kim (A Se-Ha). They toss snare at Jang Doo-Chil’s correct hand man Seung-Gun (Park Sung-Woong). The Swindlers is Hyun Bin’s second film that managed to perch in the top 10 Korean box office movie of 2017 which was released on November 22, 2017. The movie, starring also by Nana After School was able to reap revenue of $ 28,905,974 with the number of spectators reached 4,014,767.
11The Running Actress
This comedy-genre film starring actress Moon So-ri. ‘The Running actress’ gets a lot of praise for having a smart humor. Moon So-ri himself wrote the script, directing and starring in the film. This film tells a story with three parts about the daily life of an actress. In the movie, Moon is portrayed as an actress who is constantly skeptical about her skills, lacking the courage to ask for a better role, as well as having an inferiority complex.
The King starring actor Jo In Sung, Bae Sung Woo, Ryu Jun Yeol and Jung Woo Sung were released on January 18, 2017. The King won the award at The 54th Daejong Film Awards in Best Supporting Actor category Bae Sung Woo, Best Supporting Actress Kim So Jin, Best Screenplay Han Jae Rim, Best Editing Shin Min Kyung. The film that tells about corruption in government institutions in Korea was able to reap revenue of $ 40,172,840 with the number of spectators reached 5,317,383.
Another interesting theme film is Forgotten, a thriller starring Kang Ha-neul and Kim Mu-yeol. The film tells of a man who lost his memory after being kidnapped for 19 days. His younger brother also moved to uncover the mystery surrounding the abduction. Forgotten was released on 29 November 2017 and soon after that the film was released on Netflix and can be watched in 190 countries.
8Keys to the Heart
This film tells the story of a boxer who has passed his prime career time (played by actor Lee Byung-hun) and his brother (Park Jung-min), a pianist genius who has physical limitations. The audience can see how the siblings slowly begin to get along, even if they are not comfortable at first.
7The First Lap
Director Kim Dae-hwan proves once again that he has a keen eye to describe the story of a Korean family. His debut work, ‘End of Winter’, observes how profound hatred begins to manifest in families in their place of origin. ‘The First Lap’ focuses on young couples who seek to direct life as adults, meet their families and avoid marriage for fear their love story will fail like their parents’ stories.
Director Byun made a noir-style film debut through ‘The Merciless’. He was even invited to the international film festival ‘Cannes Film Festival’ in May. The value of this movie lies in its style – its bold and vintage colors, the composition of the building, as well as how this film accentuates the feelings of the two main characters.
Midnight Runners is a film action genre, crime, and investigation and released on August 9, 2017. Midnight Runners managed to reap revenue of $ 40,998,753 and has been attracting as many as 5,653,270 viewers. The film starred by actors Kang Ha Neul and Park Seo Joon was awarded Best New Actor for Park Seo Joon at the 54th Daejong Film Awards held on 25 October 2017 ago.
4A Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver is a movie starring Song Kang Ho, Yoo Hae Jin, Ryu Joon Yeol. Taxi Driver was released on August 2, 2017, on the first day of screening, the film reached 1 million viewers, on day 2 million viewers. Taxi Driver became the first film in 2017 in South Korea and the third film Song Kang Ho stars that managed to get 10 million viewers. The film also became the second fastest film to get 10 million viewers after the Train to Busan that aired in 2016. Taxi Driver managed to get the number of spectators as much as 12,186,327 and earned revenue of $ 88,466,678.
In the genuine story set in 1980, a down-on-his-fortunes cab driver from Seoul is employed by an outside writer who needs to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They touch base to discover a city under attack by the military government, with the nationals, drove by a decided gathering of understudies, ascending to request opportunity. What started as a simple passage turns into a last chance battle amidst the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in modern South Korea.
The Outlaws was released on October 3, 201, the film starring mega-hit actors in Korea such as Don Lee, Yoon Kye Sang, Jo Jae Yun, Choi Gwi Hwa. The Outlaws took the genre of crime and action telling the story of a detective in the Chinatown area of Seoul that tries to keep the peace, while two Chinese-Korean gangs battle over turf in the neighborhood. The Outlaws managed to scoop up 6,879,844 viewers during its launch and earn $ 52,025,901 in revenue.
2The Battleship Island
The Battleship Island is a historical film, the film was released on July 26, 2017. The Battleship Island starring popular and handsome actors in Korea such as Song Jong Ki, So Ji Sub, Hwang Jung Min telling the story of amid the Japanese provincial period, about 400 Korean individuals, who were constrained onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to dig for coal, endeavor to a sensational escape.The Battleship Island has attracted as many as 6,592,151 viewers during it’s broadcast.
1Along with The Gods: The Two Worlds
Subsequent to kicking the bucket out of the blue, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the hereafter by three Gods, where simply in the wake of passing seven trials and demonstrating he carried on with a respectable life will he have the capacity to resurrect into the next life. In light of the fiercely famous webcomic, This films is an elegant, activity stuffed dream epic about existence, passing, resurrection, and the inconspicuous powers that guide us through all.