Parasite films became a culmination that signaled the glory of the Korean film industry and deserved to win the Oscar Cup last 2020. Needless to say, the film managed to win four trophies at a time for several categories. Even so, long before Parasite, many Korean thriller films were successful in showing suspenseful scenes with hard-to-guess grooves.
The films performed with diverse genres, but remained focused with the thriller genre as the main focus. Some of the films photograph social issues, while also wrapped in fantasy stories. In addition, detective-style stories that unravel murder cases become an inseparable part of this kind of movie.
The films managed to amaze the audience. Not only with exciting and suspenseful scenes, but also with good stories and story telling so as not to bore the audience.
Korea’s Most Intense Thriller
1. Parasite (2019)
Kim Ki-taek Family a four-man unemployed man with a bleak future. One day Kim Ki-woo, the oldest recommended boy Min-hyuk, his best friend who is none other than a student at a prestigious university.
Ki-woo was asked to be a high-paid tutor. Until one time, the offer was made by Ki-woo and disguised as a Yonsei University student to be able to apply for a job with Park’s family known to be rich.
The meeting road smoothly and make one by one Ki-woo’s family also buoyed into this rich family’s house with ruse. The movie became one of the films with a dark comedy that was hard to guess.
At the beginning of the movie, the viewer will sympathize with the Kim family. However, as the film is nearing its end, such sympathy should be taken back and see what Kim and his family have already done. Thanks to the unpredictable groove, Parasite managed to score 8.6/10 in IMDb.
2. Oldboy (2003)
After Parasite, Oldboy became the most famous movie of South Korea and gave a no less stressful impression. This movie is the second of Chan-wook Park’s Vengeance Trilogy to become the best of two other films. The movie separates Oh Dae-su, a man who was kidnapped and then imprisoned for 15 years for no apparent reason in a cell resembling a hotel room.
When Dae-su is free, he also looked for who had done such a thing to him. The movie performs in excellent action sequences, featuring tension after tension as the fight progresses. Because of this, the film achieved a score of 8.4/10 in IMDb.
3. Memories Of Murder (2003)
Memories Of Murder is about three detectives who are solving a series of brutal and mysterious murders in a small village. They have only a little lead to go on: they know the killer only kills when it rains, when the victim is wearing red clothes, and when certain songs are played on the radio.
The movie that also became best movie Bong Joon-ho’s after this Parasite, present very well from comedy to mystery and, sometimes to horror. In some scenes it is often very difficult to predict and can display unexpected things at all. The film achieved a score of 8.1/10 on IMDb.
4. The Handmaiden (2016)
The Handmaiden constitutes film written by South Korean film legend Chan-Wook Park. Flattering when Japan occupied Korea, the film tells of a woman who Lady / Izumi Hideko (Kim Min-hee) hired a maid who would later seize her fortune with another employee.
The movie that also features this genre thriller is full of twists and turns, always unexpected as its characters constantly stab each other and the movie’s narrator turns out to be unreliable to be the bodyguard of the story. With a hard-to-guess story and featuring a completely unexpected scene, the movie achieved a score of 8.1/10 on IMDb.
5. I Saw The Devil (2010)
I Saw The Devil constitutes film thriller-drama that performs like a horror movie. The movie is telling when Kim Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a detective who finds out that his wife has been abused and killed by Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) a crazy serial killer. Soo-hyun then sets out for revenge.
Have known the murderer his aforementioned wife, Soo-hyun performed with a long drama and was also brutal. Soo-hyun catches the killer, tortures, and then releases him back just to start the process all over again. Soo-hyun repeated such a thing until herself was satisfied.
While watching this movie, moralistic questions about who went wrong became hazy and hard to guess. The film achieved a score of 7.8/10 on IMDb.
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