How about exploring different fields of cinema – may be Korean? Yes, the Korean wave is taking over the whole world. You too should catch a whiff of this phenomenon.
Korean cinema is flourishing across all genres. Whether you want to feel romantic, giggly, frightened or otherwise, these movies have all you need.
To get you started, here is a list of five Korean movies which you may find either on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, depending on the availability in your region:
Train to Busan (2016): It is one of the most well-known Korean movies among international audiences. If you are new to Korean cinema, this can be a good start.
It is a story of love and sacrifice set in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. A dad and his daughter board a train and the journey becomes one of the most terrifying experiences of their life. Genre: ActionSuspense Horror.
The President’s Barber (2004): It is a lesser known film but it will leave a lasting impression on you. It is a comic-satire set in the political chaos of late 1900s in South Korea.
A naïve barber gets entangled in the politics of his times after being appointed as the President’s barber. It follows the life of this barber and his family through four decades outlining some of the key moments of South Korean history. Genre: Comedy, Drama.
Okja (2017): It is a movie that will make you reconsider your food choices. A young girl and her genetically bred animal (pig) are caught between a materialistic conglomerate and a band of animal rights activists.
It exposes the dubious practices of utilitarian companies and the hypocrisy of their consumers. It is a Bong Joon Ho directorial! Need I say more? Genre: Adventure, Drama.
The Chase (2017): Although it is a nail biting thriller, it also has a sense of calmness to it.
It follows an odd pair of a landlord and a former detective as they team up to catch a serial killer. Korean murder mysteries are a class apart and this movie is just a tip of the iceberg. Genre: Action, Thriller.
Forgotten (2017): It is a grim thriller that will leave you shocked by the end. It is the story of a man whose brother is kidnapped and returns after 19 days with no memory of the kidnapping and seemingly a changed man.
The events that follow as he tries to find the truth behind his brother’s kidnapping will leave you dumbstruck! Genre: Thriller, Suspense.