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From teen idols to steely villains: Cinema Escapist looks at leading Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's best performances, ranked in order of increasing quality.
Song Kang-ho is Korea's premiere character actor. Cinema Escapist looks at his best performances, in order of increasing quality.
Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.
Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.
My family experienced a key moment of Korean history. I didn't know until I watched this movie.
12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.
The best war movies from Korea about the Korean War, Vietnam War, and beyond — streaming links included.
The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.
1987 is a somber reminder that freedom isn't free
Discover the top action movies from South Korea—streaming links included.
The 10 Best Jung Woo-sung Movies, Ranked
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