13 More Must-Watch Korean Movies (English Subbed)

I’m back with more must-watch movies from South Korea, featuring 3 Iron, Oasis, The Housemaid, Old Boy, I Saw The Devil, The Man from Nowhere, and more!

Here are 10 more must-watch Korean movies with English subtitles; because, you can never have too many Korean movies to watch, right?

13 More Must-Watch Korean Movies (English Subbed)

Many of these Korean movies are independent films. But, Korean movies are also well-known for many other genres from melodramas to black comedies to crime action thrillers (and everything in between). So, I’ve gone ahead and mixed things up this time!

This Korean movie list also features many of my favorite Korean actors: Lee Jung Jae, Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Won Bin and even Kim Soo Ro. It also features many of my favorite Korean actresses: Moon So Ri, Jeon Do Yeon and Gong Hyo Jin. And, if you haven’t yet, check out the first list before getting started on this one!

1. 3 Iron


A woman who is being abused by her husband meets a drifter on a motorcycle when he breaks into her house one day. What happens next is an adventurous love story that– as you’ll see, doesn’t need words.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Youtube!

2. Oasis


Shockingly disturbing but surprisingly undramatic, this love story between a man with autism and a woman with cerebral palsy– no, this love story between two people, will leave you breathless and in tears as the true meaning of love even in the midst of misunderstanding unfolds.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Viki!

3. Green Chair


She’s 32– 30 in America. He’s 19– just 17 in America. But, age is just a number, or so the old saying goes. Although most Korean movies have some explicit content, I don’t think I need to warn you about them before you watch them. However, the sex scenes in Green Chair are long and explicit– even borderline pornographic.

So, here’s your warning. But, that just makes this love story a little bit more than fiction. Finally, this will always be one of my favorite Korean movies, just because the lead actress is a crazy, insecure neurotic mess, but that doesn’t stop her from discovering the true meaning of love.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Amazon!

4. The Housemaid


A sexy husband, a pregnant  wife and a desperate housekeeper make for one dirty house in this star studded, award winning black comedy.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Amazon!

5. My Heart Beats


In this black (romantic) comedy, a single, “forever alone” 40-something woman quits her job as a professor and decides to become… a porn star? But, what happens next as she explores her body, mind and heart is an unexpected, explosive and heartwarming romance.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Amazon!

6. Old Boy


This classic crime action thriller is one that will leave you with chills. For reasons unknown to him, a man gets kidnapped and trapped in a small room one day. He stays there for 15 years, and when he finally gets out all he wants is revenge.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on GoodDrama!

7. I Saw The Devil


This is another excellent crime action thriller centered on revenge. A man will do anything to save the woman he loves from a depraved serial killer, but his quest– his thirst, for revenge takes him to a dark, dangerous place– one he may never return from.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Amazon!

8. A Bittersweet Life

A Bittersweet Life~

A gangster falls in love with the woman who belongs to the man he works for; and, what happens next is both brutal and bittersweet.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on DramaGo!

9. The Chaser


This crime action thriller will make you check your locks and leave the lights on before you go to bed as a lousy pimp turned detective chases after a twisted serial killer who killed several of his working girls.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on DramaGo!

10. The Man From Nowhere

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One little girl gets rescued by the hottest, most bad ass man alive, and this crime action thriller will leave you crying– and begging for more.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on Hulu!

11. Mother


One mother goes to drastic lengths to protect her handicapped son when he is accused of a heinous crime.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on GoodDrama!

12. Volcano High


This martial arts movie stars top stars like Jang Hyuk, Shin Min Ah, Gong Hyo Jin, Lee Sang Woo and Kim Soo before they were big– pre-Hallyu! I remember loving this movie when it came out in 2001 and was shown on MTV. It was called a Kung fu movie and dubbed by several famous hip hop artists, including Andre 3000, Big Boi and Snoop Dogg!

Watch HERE, English subbed, on GoodDrama!

13. Crush And Blush


This odd and awkward romantic comedy will pinch at your heart and bring tears to your eyes as you cheer on a red-faced, frizzy-haired girl who just wants to fall in love.

Watch HERE, English subbed, on GoodDrama!

So many movies, so little time!

Better go get started watching one of these must-watch Korean movies now– don’t forget the popcorn.

P.S.: Want more Korean movies? Check out these lists for even more must-watch Korean movies from romantic comedies to horror flicks to action-packed blockbusters!

1. My Top 10 Must-Watch Korean Movies (English Subbed)

2. 15 More Must-Watch Korean Movies (English Subbed)

3. 5 More Must-Watch Korean Movies: Mystery Edition (English Subbed)

4. 5 Must Watch Korean LGBT Movies (English Subbed)


4 thoughts on “13 More Must-Watch Korean Movies (English Subbed)

  1. Great list! I have recently discovered the hidden gems of Korean movies and boy am I enchanted or what? A question though, why did you leave out A tale of two sisters? It’s one of the most amazing movies I have watched in my lifetime.

  2. I just haven’t watched it yet!🙂
    I have two other Korean movie lists, so be sure to check them out when you need some suggestions. Also, maybe A Tale of Two Sisters will make it on my next Korean movie list. Anyway, I am definitely enchanted as well.

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