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Must-See South Korean Thrillers (Watch)

South Korea has created some impeccable films in recent memory, building up its reputation around the world as a great exporter of artistic expression.  Director Richard Keaney agrees with this sentiment as well, shifting his discussion of essential cinema from around the world to must-see South Korean thrillers.

As with Keaney’s discussion of must-see Argentinian films, thrillers are great entry points into other cultures as gripping, tense stories are accessible no matter the individual’s native language.  From there, you can expand your knowledge of different cultures even further.

To find some must-see South Korean thrillers to watch for yourself, check out director Richard Keaney’s video on the topic below:

 

To watch more content from director Richard Keaney, check out his YouTube channel FilMyWatchlist by clicking here.


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Nick Kush

A current young professional, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to provide insightful film analysis that is meant to educate and entertain. Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society. You can follow Nick at the official MovieBabble Twitter account @MovieBabble_

9 Responses

  1. As I watch a lot of Asian movies, I would have a hard time picking 5, especially Korean. I agree, some of the classics you mentioned are good; however, some of the newer ones I’ve seen send chills up my spine just thinking about them. Here’s a few to check out in the future:
    The Chronicles of Evil
    The Gifted Hands
    Kundo
    The Admiral (Brilliant historical film)
    Haunters
    And I had a hard time just mentioning 5!

    • Nick Kush says:

      Those are certainly great ones too! That’s why Richard Keaney wanted to highlight South Korean cinema, there’s too many great films for it to be ignored!

  2. Alexander says:

    THE MAN FROM NOWHERE
    Hands down favorite Korean movie. I saw the devil was really good too. A TAXI DRIVER was an amazing historical action film about a taxi driver that unknowingly drives a client to Gwanju during the Gwanju Uprising of the 1980s. Definitely recommend to the moviebabbler

  3. Excellent article. I have been a fan of oldboy since it was manga. Still trying to make time for train to busan.

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