Must-See South Korean Thrillers (Watch)

by Nick Kush
Must-See South Korean Thrillers

South Korea has created some impeccable films in recent memory, building up its reputation around the world as a great exporter of artistic expression.  Director Richard Keaney agrees with this sentiment as well, shifting his discussion of essential cinema from around the world to must-see South Korean thrillers.

As with Keaney’s discussion of must-see Argentinian films, thrillers are great entry points into other cultures as gripping, tense stories are accessible no matter the individual’s native language.  From there, you can expand your knowledge of different cultures even further.

To find some must-see South Korean thrillers to watch for yourself, check out director Richard Keaney’s video on the topic below:


To watch more content from director Richard Keaney, check out his YouTube channel FilMyWatchlist by clicking here.

Thanks for reading!  What are some must-see South Korean thrillers in your mind?  Comment down below!

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to MovieBabble via email to stay up to date on the latest content.

Join MovieBabble on Patreon so that new content will always be possible.

What movie topic should I discuss next?  Whether it be old or new, the choice is up to you!

Related Articles


'Zombie for Sale' is a Pretty Cute Zombie Film | MovieBabble July 27, 2020 - 5:52 pm

[…] far as foreign-language films go, I am in love with cinema from all over the world, with Korean cinema taking a strong lead. Being from a country with a small number of movies that have international […]

NewKDramaAddict March 24, 2018 - 7:08 pm

As I watch a lot of Asian movies, I would have a hard time picking 5, especially Korean. I agree, some of the classics you mentioned are good; however, some of the newer ones I’ve seen send chills up my spine just thinking about them. Here’s a few to check out in the future:
The Chronicles of Evil
The Gifted Hands
The Admiral (Brilliant historical film)
And I had a hard time just mentioning 5!

Nick Kush March 24, 2018 - 7:38 pm

Those are certainly great ones too! That’s why Richard Keaney wanted to highlight South Korean cinema, there’s too many great films for it to be ignored!

Alexander March 24, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Hands down favorite Korean movie. I saw the devil was really good too. A TAXI DRIVER was an amazing historical action film about a taxi driver that unknowingly drives a client to Gwanju during the Gwanju Uprising of the 1980s. Definitely recommend to the moviebabbler

Nick Kush March 24, 2018 - 2:24 pm

Those are also great ones! I think Richard would agree as well.

NewKDramaAddict March 24, 2018 - 7:09 pm

Agree on this one! Wholeheartedly

Professor Porkchop March 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Excellent article. I have been a fan of oldboy since it was manga. Still trying to make time for train to busan.

Nick Kush March 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm

Train to Busan is fantastic! Very smartly written and more more than the typical zombie film

Nick Kush March 24, 2018 - 1:19 pm

Want to join the MovieBabble staff? Check out this link in your browser to get started:

Be sure to check out the MovieBabble Patreon page:


Leave a Comment Below!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.