Each year, different types of Korean movies are released on different topics and themes. While some of them become popular worldwide, others are watched by a very small audience.
South Korea has already produced some well-known movies with high ratings. The year 2017 was one of the best years for Korean movies and even dramas. Read on to find out the recommended movies.
Best Korean Movies Of 2017
While many films were released in 2017 in Korea, not all of them were the best or good to watch. This handpicked list is made especially for you and includes movies with good plots and acting.
All the genres are included, such as action, horror, comedy, thrillers, etc. The movies are listed randomly and not in a specific order according to ratings or reviews.
1. A Taxi Driver
Based on a real-life story, a taxi driver is struggling to make ends meet. Wanting to be driven from Seoul to Gwangju city, a foreigner is willing to pay a large amount of money. This taxi driver takes the job. As the journey starts, some unexpected events start to unfold.
2. Midnight Runners
Ki Joon and Hee Yeol are new students at the Korean National Police University. They decide to go out one evening & on their way, they witness a young woman being kidnapped. They decide to save the young woman’s life before it’s too late.
3. Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds
This movie of the deceased will face a total of seven trials over 49 days. As Kim Ja Hong travels the afterlife, he is accompanied by three guardians. A vengeful spirit makes his journey harder but using his mother as his motivation he continues to face obstacles to prove the kind of life he’s lived.
Jin Seok moves into a new house with his family & his elder brother gets abducted in front of him. His brother comes back after 19 days with no memory of what happened. Jin Seok tries to reveal what had happened to his brother.
5. I Can Speak
Ok Bun, an elderly woman popular for filing complaints at the district office, finds out that Min Jae, a civil service officer, is good at English and asks him to teach her. As they study together, Min Jae discovers the heartbreaking past of Ok Bun.
6. Memoir of a Murderer
Byung Soo was a serial killer. He now suffers from Alzheimer’s & lives with his daughter. One day, he gets into an accident with another killer named Tae Joo. Meanwhile, Tae Joo begins to woo his daughter. To protect his daughter, Byung Soo struggles to kill him.
7. New Trial
Hyun Woo was falsely accused of murdering a taxi driver and spent 10 years in prison. Meanwhile, lawyer Joon Yeong who is in debt decides to find a job at a law firm. Then, He meets Hyun Woo, and they begin their journey to prove Hyun Woo’s innocence.
8. Fabricated City
In real life, Kwon Yoo is unemployed, but in the virtual game world, he is the best leader. He is then framed for murder. With the help of a hacker, he tries to uncover the truth behind the murder case.
For 10 years, Mija has been caretaker to Okja – a massive animal. But that changes when a conglomerate takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where they have big plans. With no particular plan, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.
10. Confidential Assignment
North Korean detective Chul Ryung is ordered to catch Ki Sung, the boss of a North Korean crime organization. He travels to South Korea & cooperates with a South Korean detective. For the first time, the two countries cooperate to take down a criminal.
11. The Battleship Island
Set during Imperial Japan’s occupation of Korea during World War 2, a group of over 400 Koreans endure harsh forced labor on Hashima Island and risk their lives to attempt a daring escape. They are forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal.
12. 1987: When the Day Comes
In 1987, university student & pro-democracy movement member Park Jong Cheol is captured by the police. He is then tortured to death. The police and government try to cover up the case of Park Jong Cheol, but the media and university students try to reveal the truth.
13. The Outlaws
Jang Chen works as a loan shark in a seedy Chinatown area of Seoul. He is beyond brutal in his methods to collect money. Ma Suk Do is a detective in the Chinatown area. He tries to keep the peace, while two Chinese-Korean gangs battle over turf in the neighborhood.
14. Steel Rain
A military coup takes place in North Korea. The leader of North Korea and Chul Woo escape to South Korea. The two countries now face a crisis. Chul Woo and a South Korean government official carry out a secret operation to prevent a Korean war.
So these were the recommended Korean movies that were released in 2017. The top five in the above list were highly appreciated and are available to stream on popular platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, etc.
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