Best new South Korean Movies in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest South Korean movies in 2021 and the best South Korean movies of 2020 & the 2010's. Top South Korean movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New South Korean movies in 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Sweet & Sour

    DIRECTOR: Kae-Byeok Lee
    CAST: Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin & Krystal Jung
    Bo-young and Jang-hyuk are a young couple who have their whole lives ahead of them. They’re excited for the future that seems to have great promise in store for both of them. But their relationship is put to the ultimate test when they find themselves forced apart. Can the two of them make a long distance relationship work as they continue to face the challenges of the world? This bittersweet and romantic Korean drama was directed by Kae-Byeok Lee and stars Krystal Jung, Jang Ki-Yong, and Chae Soo-bin. Read more

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  • Space Sweepers

    DIRECTOR: Sung-hee Jo
    CAST: Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri & Yoo Hae-jin
    It is the year 2092 and mankind has taken to the stars where even the likes of junk dealers can make a living. Aboard the starship known as The Victory, a misfit team of junkers travel about the galaxy searching for the rarest and most valuable of finds. Their latest discovery is that of a mysterious android named Dorothy. Far more than she appears, Dorothy is actually an incredibly dangerous weapon capable of mass destruction. It isn’t long before a business deal goes wrong in this exciting sci-fi adventure. Read more

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  • What Happened to Mr Cha?

    DIRECTOR: Dong-kyu Kim
    CAST: Cha In-pyo, Jo Dal-hwan & Jo Sang-gu
    Mr. Cha was once known as one of the most popular actors in the 1990s with his cute looks and his gentle personality. But much time has passed and Mr. Cha now feels bitter about his glory days being behind him. Bad luck befalls him when he ventures into a gym and the building crumbles around him. Now trapped under rubble, he awaits rescue but fears how he’ll look to the public if he’s pulled from the debris while naked. Director Kim Dong-gyu helms this quirky comedy about getting older and public perceptions. Read more

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  • Moral Sense

    DIRECTOR: Hyeon-jin Park
    CAST: Seohyun, Lee Jun-young & Kim Bo-ra
    Jung Ji-Woo has feelings for her co-worker Jung Ji-Hoo but is unable to confess her love. But then she makes a shocking discovery when she uncovers a package for Ji-Hoo that was mistakenly delivered to her. Finding S&M gear inside the package, she’s surprised to learn that Ji-Hoo has such a fetish and the two soon embark on an erotic relationship of mastery. Based on the webcomic of the same title by Gyeowool, this romantic drama comes from director Park Hyun-Jin and includes such talents as Seohyun and Lee Jun-Young. Read more

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Best South Korean movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated South Korean movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

    DIRECTOR: Won-Tae Lee
    CAST: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol & Kim Sung-kyu
    In this South Korean crime thriller based on a true story, two misfits come together to track down a serial killer. The duo includes the gangster Jang Dong-soo (Ma Dong-seok) who nearly became a victim of the killer and the dedicated detective Jung Tae-suk (Kim Mu-yeol) who wants to take the killer down. Though they join forces, they’ll have to face the challenges of uncovering the mystery of the killer and what they’ll do once they find him. Read more

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  • The Man Standing Next

    DIRECTOR: Min-ho Woo
    CAST: Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min & Kwak Do-won
    South Korean director Woo Min-ho helms the political drama The Man Standing Next (Korean title: 남산의 부장들). It stars Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won,... Read more

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  • Parasite

    DIRECTOR: Joon-ho Bong
    CAST: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun & Cho Yeo-jeong
    The winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2019 Cannes festival, this new film by Korean director Joon-ho Bong is an absolute must-see. One of those films you really should start watching with as little knowledge about the plot as possible. Read more

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  • Hotel by the River

    DIRECTOR: Sang-soo Hong
    CAST: Joo-Bong Ki, Min-hee Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Seon-mi Song
    A somewhat sombre movie by prolific South Korean director Sang-soo Hong, who is known for is his lighthearted comedies about modern relationships. 'Hotel by the River' evolves around the intersecting lives of a handful rather depressed people in an isolated hotel. Read more

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  • Burning

    DIRECTOR: Chang-dong Lee
    CAST: Ah-in Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Steven Yeun
    After an eight year absence, South-Korean auteur Chang-dong Lee ('Poetry', 'Oasis') returns with a new film. An adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, this psychological thriller evolves around the encounter of a young couple and a man who claims to be an arsonist. Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Psychokinesis

    DIRECTOR: Sang-ho Yeon
    CAST: Seung-ryong Ryu, Eun-kyung Shim, Jung-min Park, Yu-mi Jung
    'Train to Busan' was easily our favorite South Korean movie of 2016. And our favorite zombie movie for that matter. Now director Sang-ho Yeon is back with another extravagant movie. 'Psychokinesis' evolves around a somewhat clumsy, ordinary guy who finds out he has super powers. Which comes in handy, as his troubled daughter in is great danger. But things do not go smoothly... Read more

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  • A Taxi Driver

    DIRECTOR: Hun Jang
    CAST: Kang-ho Song Thomas Kretschmann Hae-jin Yoo
    It's 1980. Man-seob is a poor cab driver who has to take care of his daughter after his wife passed away. When a German journalist offers him a lot of money to take him to Gwangju, where a bloody uprising is taking place, he does not hesitate. 'A Taxi Driver' starts out as a comedy, but slowly evolves into a gripping drama film. Based on a true story! Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • The Day After

    DIRECTOR: Sang-soo Hong
    CAST: Yunhee Cho Ki Joabang Min-hee Kim
    Bongwan is a publisher in Seoul. He has just ended an affair with a co-worker that has left the publishing company. When a new colleague arrives, Bongwan's wife mistakes her for his secret lover. A new film by prolific South-Korean filmmaker Sang-soo Hong, whose work is often similar to the late Eric Rohmer's romantic dramas from the 70's/80's. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

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  • The Wailing

    DIRECTOR: Hong-jin Na
    CAST: Jun Kunimura Jung-min Hwang Do-won Kwak
    The Wailing is unlike anything you have seen this year; a wildly entertaining, funny and creepy film about a detective trying to resolve a murder (and many other strange things) in rural South Korea. What starts out as a fairly conventional whodunnit quickly turns into a rollercoaster of black humor, exorcism and gore. Read more

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    RATING: 76/100

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  • Night Flight

    DIRECTOR: Hee-il Leesong
    CAST: LLurvance Bass, Si-Yang Kwak Yong-hwa Ryu
    Not quite as good as Leesong Hee-il’s White Night below, but Ya-gan-bi-haeng or Night Flight is a rather interesting film, continuing to establish Hee-il as a poetic yet coldish filmmaker. Like 2012’s White Night it is yet again a very unromantic film about gay men, oppressing social structures, and the loneliness of being human. It might sound like a bit of a drag, but the little hint of hope underneath the surface makes it an enjoyable watch. Read more

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    RATING: 77/100

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  • Snowpiercer

    DIRECTOR: Joon-ho Bong
    CAST: Chris Evans Jamie Bell Tilda Swinton
    The story is set in a time of future where the life on earth has been decimated barring a few lucky passengers who travel on a train 'Snowpiercer' that goes... Read more

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    RATING: 70/100

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  • Baek-ya

    DIRECTOR: Hee-il Leesong
    CAST: Hyun-sung Kim Yi-Kyeong Lee Tae-hee Won
    After a prolonged interval of time, a man returns to korea from abroad; the events unfold as he meets his lover whom he had left behind at a cafe. Read more

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    RATING: 66/100

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  • Moebius

    DIRECTOR: Ki-duk Kim
    CAST: Jae-hyeon Jo Yeong-ju Seo Eun-woo Lee
    Dark and almost devoid of dialogue, Moebius. A truly haunting and disturbing film. It was first banned in South-Korea but was later accepted. The film is difficult to sum up, but in its essence it is about a father who goes after his desires, and a about a son who wants what his father has. Read more

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    RATING: 65/100

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  • U ri sunhi

    DIRECTOR: Sang-soo Hong
    CAST: Yu-mi Jung Sun-kyun Lee Jae-yeong Jeong |
    Still the best South-Korean film of the 2010’s, Our Sunhi. Sunhi goes back to the film school she graduated from. There she encounters old friends. Read more

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    RATING: 69/100

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  • Okja

    DIRECTOR: Joon-ho Bong
    CAST: Lily Collins Jake Gyllenhaal Tilda Swinton
    Okja deals with the meat industry by portraying it as a thing only evil movie characters can come up with, making it extra to painful to fathom it is the actual harsh reality. Read more

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    RATING: 83/100

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  • Money

    DIRECTOR: Noo-ri Park
    CAST: Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae & Jo Woo-jin
    Il-Hyun is a young and ambitious stock broker, determined to make a lot of money. When he is approached by an anonymous entity called ''The Ticket', he... Read more

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  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

    DIRECTOR: Jee-woon Kim
    CAST: Woo-sung Jung, Dong-won Gang, Hyo-ju Han
    In the not-so distant future, North and South Korea have become one nation again. But there are uprisings on both sides. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

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Along with Japan, South Korea is probably the most important Asian country when it comes to movies. From Kim Ki Duk’s strange art house to big budget monster movies; South Korea has it all. South-Korea has arguably produced some of the most interesting filmmakers of this decade. Sadly, other lists on the web claim to list the best Korean films, but actually only mention a lot of commercially successful films. These films are like Hollywood films with a Korean flavor. But the art house scene in Korea is also flourishing. The Vore would like to give you a clearer look at which original and meaningful films came out of Korean cinema these past few years.