Top 10 Korean Movies That Are Better Than Hollywood Movies

Hollywood movies set a standard for good movie quality within the film industry and entering their world are Korean films. Some of these films exceed those standards for filmmakers & raise the bar.

So, it’s time to grab some popcorn, we are going to count down some great Korean movies that are very awesome, and maybe you’ll forget that they aren’t even Hollywood movies.

1. Train To Busan

Train to busan movie

This movie is not your typical train ride. A fund manager travels to Busan with his daughter. Little did they know that this ride will turn into something horrific. A disastrous virus outbreak hits, they both and some other passengers find themselves trapped in the train.

2. Miracle in Cell No. 7

Miracle in Cell No 7 movie

Prepare your tissue box because this movie will bring out some tears. It is about a mentally impaired father who is falsely accused of multiple crimes. He is imprisoned and assigned to cell number seven. How will he survive? Will a miracle happen?

3. Parasite

Parasite korean movie

The 1st Korean film to receive an academy award. The son of a poor family finds an opportunity to work in a rich household. He takes this chance to infiltrate the household and employ his other family members. Showing the reality between the poor and the rich, this movie is an eye-opener.

4. The Host

The host korean movie

Some unfortunate incidents in the year 2000 leads to a mysterious creature that emerges from the Han river in 2006. The movie revolves around a snack bar owner as he witnesses the worst moment of his life and this marks the start of his battle against the monster.

5. Hope

Hope korean movie

This is one of the most heart-wrenching movies in which a drunk male stranger takes advantage of a young girl creating multiple injuries and severe emotional trauma. Narrowly surviving this brutal incident, her family labors to help her heal while coping with their rage and grief.

6. A Taxi Driver

A taxi driver movie

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.

7. The Man From Nowhere

The man from nowhere movie

One of the best action movies that you should definitely watch. A quiet life of a man takes a new turn as his only friend, a little girl gets kidnapped together with her mother. He discovers his mysterious past as he tries to save his only friend, bringing you to the edge of your seats.

8. Extreme Job

Extreme job movie

A feel-good movie that should be on your watch list. Five detectives go undercover on a mission to take down a criminal organization disguising as chicken restaurant employees. But their delicious chicken with unexpected popularity will take them in a situation they didn’t see coming.

9. Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds

Along with the gods the two worlds movie

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.

10. Ode To My Father

Ode to my father movie

The movie is about an ordinary man doing everything to protect his family and keep the last words he said to his father. Showing the difficult lives of people after the Korean War to the present day, this movie will witness some heartbreaking separations and struggles.


That’s it! If you wanted to watch some excellent Korean movies that are great & tend to be better than Hollywood films, don’t miss these movies. These are the must-watch movies regardless of what your favorite genre is.

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Jihun
Jihun
Hello, I am Jihun from South Korea. I have watched a lot of Korean movies compared to dramas & thrillers are my favourite.