Top 5 Bong Joon ho Films | 5 봉준호 필름

Bong Joon Ho  is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His films include South Korean hits Memories of Murder, based on a true-life serial murder case, monster movie The Host, and his first English-language film, science fiction adventure Snowpiercer. His latest film is Okja, a South Korean-American film, which competed for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Korean film industry insiders have nicknamed him "Bong Tae-il," which, pronounced in Korean, sounds similar to the word "detail". Though he displays a fascination for strong subject matter, his films are filled with (often black) humor and sudden mood shifts.

Memories of Murder

In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. Memories of Murder will leave you speechless and keep to thinking for a long time. you are going to Google many stuff after finishing the film like I Did. Acting and cinematography are outstanding. Memories of Murder is a perfectly made detective film based on a real shocking murder case in Korea.


 A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. This is suspenseful film making about the victim's mother finding the details of the crime. The performances by Hye-ja Kim and Bin Won are touching and they show what they are capable of little by little. The movie cinematography is a knockout. The scene in the movie are exceptional and quite different from this world. Mother is an harrowing film and one of the best I have seen. A perfect motherhood.


For 10 idyllic years, young Mija  has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando  has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

The Host

The Host is one of the best "Monster-type" movie I have ever seen. It is a film that provides something of everything from suspense to terror, from drama to a little touch of comedy, this film has it all. The host special effects in this film are quite superb. It has weight and a natural, organic movement. So often CGI creatures will appear to run over the ground or not properly interact and collide with real life objects, here though every effort has been made to address this, and it works superbly. This movie is an great entertainment with an awesome moment of shocks and terror.


Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.

(Source: MyDramaList, Wikipedia)

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