20 Movies Like Old Boy

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Old Boy

Old Boy
Old Boy
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
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Runtime: 45 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: N/A
Actors: Kun Hu, Yanzhi Wang, Jianyi Li
Language: Chinese
Country: China
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The Old Boy movie is about a man who is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking revenge and uncovering the truth behind his captivity. It is a dark and intense thriller that explores themes of vengeance, redemption, and the consequences of one’s actions.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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“Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” is a South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook. The movie follows a woman seeking revenge on the man who framed her for a crime she did not commit, as she meticulously plans her vengeance with the help of fellow inmates she befriended during her time in prison.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Jong-yong Lee, Jae-sun Lee, Mu-yeong Lee
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, Bae Doona
Language: Korean, Korean Sign
Country: South Korea
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“Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” is a South Korean thriller film about a deaf-mute factory worker who seeks revenge against a group of criminals after they kidnap his sister and demand a ransom. As the story unfolds, the film explores themes of vengeance, desperation, and the tragic consequences of violent actions.

I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil
I Saw the Devil
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Park Hoon-jung, Jee-woon Kim
Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“I Saw the Devil” is a South Korean thriller film about a secret agent who seeks revenge on a sadistic serial killer who murdered his fiancée. As he relentlessly tracks down the killer, he descends into a dark and violent path, blurring the line between justice and revenge.

The Chaser

The Chaser
The Chaser
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 29 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Won-Chan Hong, Na Hong-jin, Shinho Lee
Actors: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Yeong-hie
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“The Chaser” is a South Korean thriller film about a former detective turned pimp who discovers that his prostitutes are being targeted by a serial killer. He embarks on a desperate race against time to find the killer and save the women before it’s too late.

A Bittersweet Life

A Bittersweet Life
A Bittersweet Life
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Dong-Cheol Kim, Jee-woon Kim, Kim Jee Woon
Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Kim Yeong-cheol
Language: Korean, Russian
Country: South Korea
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“A Bittersweet Life” is a South Korean action thriller film that follows a skilled gangster who finds himself torn between loyalty and revenge when he is tasked with eliminating a former lover’s new partner. As he delves deeper into the dangerous underworld, he must make difficult choices that blur the lines between right and wrong.

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder
Memories of Murder
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 33 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung-bo Shim
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea
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“Memories of Murder” is a South Korean crime drama film based on true events, following two detectives as they investigate a series of unsolved murders in a small town in the 1980s. The film explores the complex and frustrating pursuit of justice, delving into themes of corruption, incompetence, and the toll that such cases take on the investigators.

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award69 wins & 104 nominations total
Writer: Sarah Waters, Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Actors: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong
Language: Korean, Japanese
Country: South Korea
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“The Handmaiden” is a South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. It follows a con artist who becomes involved in a plot to defraud a wealthy heiress, but unexpected desires and betrayals complicate their plans.

The Yellow Sea

The Yellow Sea
The Yellow Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Won-Chan Hong, Na Hong-jin
Actors: Park Byeong-eun, Lee Yoo-mi, Ha Jung-woo
Language: Korean, Mandarin
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, United States
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“The Yellow Sea” is a South Korean thriller film centered around a desperate taxi driver who becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot involving murder, betrayal, and a power struggle between Chinese and Korean criminal organizations in the Yellow Sea region.

The Man from Nowhere

The Man from Nowhere
The Man from Nowhere
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Lee Jeong-beom
Actors: Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Tae-hoon
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea
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“The Man from Nowhere” is a South Korean action thriller film about a mysterious and skilled former government agent who becomes entangled in a dangerous web of crime and corruption when he forms an unlikely bond with a young girl who is kidnapped by a drug trafficking gang.”

Mother

Mother
Mother
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 44 wins & 47 nominations
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Eun-kyo Park
Actors: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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The movie “Mother” is a psychological horror film that follows a woman’s increasingly disturbing experiences as she tries to maintain her idyllic home while dealing with the intrusion of strangers. As her world unravels, the film explores themes of motherhood, identity, and the destructive nature of fame.

The Wailing

The Wailing
The Wailing
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 156 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 34 wins & 57 nominations
Writer: Na Hong-jin
Actors: Jun Kunimura, Hwang Jung-min, Kwak Do-won
Language: Korean, Japanese
Country: South Korea, United States
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“The Wailing” is a South Korean horror film about a small village plagued by a mysterious illness and a series of gruesome murders. As a local police officer investigates the events, he becomes entangled in a supernatural web of possession and evil spirits.

The Host

The Host
The Host
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 29 wins & 36 nominations
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Won-jun Ha, Chul-hyun Baek
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-Bong, Park Hae-il
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea, Japan
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“The Host” is a science fiction film where Earth has been invaded by parasitic aliens who take over human bodies. The story follows a young woman who resists the invasion and forms a bond with the alien soul inhabiting her body, leading to a battle for control of her mind and the fate of humanity.

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance
Lady Vengeance
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 13 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook, Park Myeong-chan
Actors: Nam-mi Kang, Jeong-nam Choi, Hye-Sook Go
Language: Korean, English, Japanese
Country: South Korea
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“Lady Vengeance” is a South Korean revenge thriller directed by Park Chan-wook. The film follows a woman who seeks vengeance on the man responsible for her wrongful imprisonment, meticulously planning her revenge with the help of her fellow inmates.

Thirst

Thirst
Thirst
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 17 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Émile Zola, Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Choi Hee-jin
Language: Korean, English, French
Country: South Korea, United States
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“The Thirst” is a horror film about a vampire priest who becomes conflicted with his immortality and struggles to resist his insatiable thirst for blood, leading him on a dark and dangerous path of self-discovery and redemption.

The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows
The Age of Shadows
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Awards: 16 wins & 41 nominations
Writer: Lee Ji-min, Jee-woon Kim, Jong-dae Park
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Gong Yoo
Language: Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, English
Country: South Korea
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“The Age of Shadows” is a South Korean espionage thriller set in the 1920s during the Japanese occupation. It follows a group of resistance fighters who attempt to smuggle explosives from Shanghai to Seoul to disrupt the Japanese government’s plans.

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good the Bad the Weird
The Good the Bad the Weird
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 12 wins & 27 nominations
Writer: Jee-woon Kim, Min-suk Kim
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung
Language: Korean, Mandarin, Japanese
Country: South Korea
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“The Good, the Bad, the Weird” is an action-packed Korean Western film set in 1930s Manchuria. It follows the thrilling and comedic adventures of three eccentric outlaws as they race against each other and various other factions to find a hidden treasure map.

The Villainess

The Villainess
The Villainess
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 7 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Jung Byung-gil, Byeong-sik Jung
Actors: Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Jun
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“The Villainess” is a South Korean action thriller film about a highly skilled assassin named Sook-hee, who is recruited by a secret government agency. As she embarks on a mission for revenge, her past and present collide, blurring the line between hero and villain.

The Berlin File

The Berlin File
The Berlin File
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Awards: 12 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Ted Geoghegan, Stefanie Y. Hong, Ryu Seung-wan
Actors: Ha Jung-woo, Han Suk-kyu, Ryu Seung-beom
Language: Korean, English, German
Country: South Korea
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“The Berlin File” is a South Korean action thriller film that follows a North Korean secret agent who becomes a target after a failed mission in Berlin. As various intelligence agencies and assassins pursue him, he must navigate a web of betrayal and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to ignite a global conflict.

The Terror Live

The Terror Live
The Terror Live
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Byung-woo Kim
Actors: Won-Jin Ahn, Lee Da-wit, Choi Deok-moon
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“The Terror Live” is a South Korean thriller film about a disgraced news anchor who becomes embroiled in a tense hostage situation when a terrorist threatens to detonate a bomb in the heart of Seoul. The film follows the anchor’s desperate attempts to negotiate with the terrorist and uncover the truth behind his motives, all while broadcasting the events live on television.

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