Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호), born September 14, 1969, is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. His films are characterised by emphasis on social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film, the black comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), before achieving both critical and commercial success with his subsequent films: the crime thriller Memories of Murder (2003), the monster film The Host (2006), the science fiction action film Snowpiercer (2013), and the Academy Award-winning black comedy social thriller Parasite (2019), all of which are among the highest-grossing films in South Korea, with Parasite also being the highest-grossing South Korean film in history. All of Bong's films have been South Korean productions, although both Snowpiercer and Okja (2017) are mostly in the English language. Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja in 2017 and Parasite in 2019; the latter earned the Palme d'Or, which was a first for a South Korean film. Parasite also became the first South Korean film to receive Academy Award nominations, with Bong winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, making Parasite the first film not in English to win Best Picture. In 2017, Bong was included on Metacritic's list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. In 2020, Bong was included in Time's annual list of 100 Most Influential People and Bloomberg 50.

  • Title: Bong Joon-ho
  • Popularity: 16.983
  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1969-09-14
  • Place of Birth: Daegu, South Korea
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  • Also Known As: 봉준호, 奉俊昊, Bong Jun-ho, ポン・ジュノ, بونگ جون-هو, בונג ג'ון-הו, Пон Чжун Хо, Bong Joon Ho, Joon Ho Bong
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Bong Joon-ho Movies

  • 2012
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    Doomsday Book

    Doomsday Book

    6.1 2012 HD

    In 'A Brave New World', a virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. In 'The Heavenly Creature', a robot reaches...

    Genre: Science Fiction

    Cast: Ryoo Seung-bum

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  • 2011
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    Kurosawa's Way

    Kurosawa's Way

    5.4 2011 HD

    Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover surprising influences on their own work.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Clint Eastwood

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  • 2012
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    Ari Ari the Korean Cinema

    Ari Ari the Korean Cinema

    5.2 2012 HD

    Director Chung Ji-Young criticizes the thought that older directors have difficulties in making certain movies. Actress Yoon Jin-Seo agonizes over...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2008
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    Crush and Blush

    Crush and Blush

    6.5 2008 HD

    With her frumpy hair, blushing face, and awkward mannerisms, Yang Mi Sook has spent her entire life being unnoticed. Nicknamed Miss Carrot, she...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Gong Hyo-jin

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  • 2007
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    Two Or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young

    Two Or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young

    1 2007 HD

    A documentary consisting of twenty-two Korean directors' interviews about Kim Ki-young and respect for his work and the influence

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Park Chan-wook

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  • 2015
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    Searching for Bong

    Searching for Bong

    7 2015 HD

    Unlike our dream of becoming a great filmmaker, the movie boards that adults talk about are tough. We are looking for our idol, Bong Joon-ho...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2017
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    The Clouzot Scandal

    The Clouzot Scandal

    6.5 2017 HD

    Great filmmakers claim the artistic influence of French director Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-1977), a master of suspense, with a unique vision of the...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Aurélien Recoing

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  • 2014
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    Snowpiercer: Transperceneige, From the Blank Page to the Black Screen

    Snowpiercer: Transperceneige, From the Blank Page to the Black Screen

    5 2014 HD

    Documentary on the making of the film.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2012
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    Tony Rayns, the Not-So-Distant Observer

    Tony Rayns, the Not-So-Distant Observer

    1 2012 HD

    Prominent film critic Tony Rayns has long been a supporter of Korean cinema. This film illustrates Rayns’ affection for Korean cinema through...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Tony Rayns

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  • 2014
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    Understanding Movies

    Understanding Movies

    1 2014 HD

    Ji-han's set for graduation film. It is not as easy as it feels to devote all the production techniques that he have learned in school for four...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Darcy Paquet

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  • 2010
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    Mother, Son and Murder: The Making of Mother

    Mother, Son and Murder: The Making of Mother

    8.5 2010 HD

    A documentary on the making of ‘Mother’.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2009
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    Can I Borrow a Light?

    Can I Borrow a Light?

    1 2009 HD

    A thoughtful young man ambles around the Han River, providing an expansive setting for his contemplations. During a telephone call on the Jamsu...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Ha Jin-soo

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  • 2012
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    A Brave New World

    A Brave New World

    1 2012 HD

    A geek is left home alone and his negligence causes the spread of a deadly contamination that infects the entire local population and turns them into...

    Genre: Science Fiction

    Cast: Ryoo Seung-bum

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  • 2002
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    No Blood No Tears

    No Blood No Tears

    6 2002 HD

    Gyung-sun is a washed-up cab driver who has been trying to go straight after years in trouble with the law after being a big-time safecracker....

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Jeon Do-yeon

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  • 2013
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    Where is my DVD?

    Where is my DVD?

    9.5 2013 HD

    Go Gi-hwan is the actor who was starred in a large number of short films. However, he couldn't get any dvd from the directors. He's decided to...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Koo Kyo-hwan

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  • 2005
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    Making Memories of Murder

    Making Memories of Murder

    1 2005 HD

    Made in 2004, this extensive documentary chronicles the production and release of Memories of Murder.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2018
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    Memories

    Memories

    1 2018 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2021
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    보는 것을 사랑한다

    보는 것을 사랑한다

    1 2021 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2008
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    40 x 15: The Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight

    40 x 15: The Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight

    1 2008 HD

    A hstory of the Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight selection.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Theo Angelopoulos

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  • 2023
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    Yellow Door: '90s Lo-fi Film Club

    Yellow Door: '90s Lo-fi Film Club

    7.1 2023 HD

    This intimate documentary explores a bygone era of cinematic passion and the emergence of young film enthusiasts in South Korea, including Bong Joon...

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2022
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    Kultur-King Korea

    Kultur-King Korea

    1 2022 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Marcus Stiglegger

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  • 1994
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    Incoherence

    Incoherence

    7 1994 HD

    The misadventures of three seemingly unrelated South Korean men.

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yun Il-ju

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  • 1970
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    The Host : Histoires de famille

    The Host : Histoires de famille

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2020
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    Making Parasite

    Making Parasite

    1 2020 HD

    A short featurette on the making of Parasite.

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2006
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    The Host

    The Host

    6.987 2006 HD

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2006
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    The Host

    The Host

    6.987 2006 HD

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2009
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    Mother

    Mother

    7.7 2009 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Kim Hye-ja

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  • 2009
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    Mother

    Mother

    7.7 2009 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Kim Hye-ja

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  • 2000
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    Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Barking Dogs Never Bite

    6.824 2000 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Lee Sung-jae

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  • 2003
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    Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    8.063 2003 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2003
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    Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    8.063 2003 HD

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2008
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    Tokyo!

    Tokyo!

    7 2008 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ayako Fujitani

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  • 1994
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    Incoherence

    Incoherence

    7 1994 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yun Il-ju

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  • 2013
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    Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    6.902 2013 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Chris Evans

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  • 2013
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    Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    6.902 2013 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Chris Evans

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  • 2004
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    Influenza

    Influenza

    6.8 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yoon Je-moon

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  • 2004
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    Sink & Rise

    Sink & Rise

    5.4 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Byun Hee-bong

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  • 1999
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    Phantom: The Submarine

    Phantom: The Submarine

    5.538 1999 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Choi Min-soo

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  • 2013
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    Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    6.902 2013 HD

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Chris Evans

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  • 2014
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    Sea Fog

    Sea Fog

    6.9 2014 HD

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Kim Yoon-seok

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  • 2017
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    Okja

    Okja

    7.367 2017 HD

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Tilda Swinton

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  • 2011
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    3.11 A Sense of Home

    3.11 A Sense of Home

    6.5 2011 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast: Go A-sung

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  • 1970
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    The Host 2

    The Host 2

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Horror

    Cast:

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  • 2017
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    Okja

    Okja

    7.367 2017 HD

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Tilda Swinton

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  • 2008
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    Tokyo!

    Tokyo!

    7 2008 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ayako Fujitani

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  • 2005
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    Antarctic Journal

    Antarctic Journal

    5.9 2005 HD

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2014
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    Sea Fog

    Sea Fog

    6.9 2014 HD

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Kim Yoon-seok

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  • 1997
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    Motel Cactus

    Motel Cactus

    6.2 1997 HD

    Genre: Romance

    Cast: Jin Hee-kyung

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  • 2000
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    Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Barking Dogs Never Bite

    6.824 2000 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Lee Sung-jae

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  • 1994
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    Incoherence

    Incoherence

    7 1994 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yun Il-ju

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  • 1996
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    7 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than a Lover

    7 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than a Lover

    2 1996 HD

    Genre:

    Cast: Kim Jung-hak

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  • 1997
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    Motel Cactus

    Motel Cactus

    6.2 1997 HD

    Genre: Romance

    Cast: Jin Hee-kyung

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  • 2017
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    Okja

    Okja

    7.367 2017 HD

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Tilda Swinton

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  • 2017
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    Okja

    Okja

    7.367 2017 HD

    Genre: Adventure

    Cast: Tilda Swinton

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  • 1994
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    The Memories in My Frame

    The Memories in My Frame

    5 1994 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast:

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  • 1994
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    White Man

    White Man

    5.8 1994 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Kim Roi-ha

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  • 1994
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    The Memories in My Frame

    The Memories in My Frame

    5 1994 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast:

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  • 1994
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    White Man

    White Man

    5.8 1994 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Kim Roi-ha

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  • 2004
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    Sink & Rise

    Sink & Rise

    5.4 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Byun Hee-bong

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  • 2004
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    Influenza

    Influenza

    6.8 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yoon Je-moon

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  • 2004
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    Jeonju Digital Project 2004

    Jeonju Digital Project 2004

    3 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Chi-Sung Chow

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  • 2019
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    Parasite

    Parasite

    8.509 2019 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2019
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    Parasite

    Parasite

    8.509 2019 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2019
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    Parasite

    Parasite

    8.509 2019 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 2019
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    Parasite

    Parasite

    8.509 2019 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Song Kang-ho

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  • 1994
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    2001 Imagine

    2001 Imagine

    3.7 1994 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Kyeong-ran Kim

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  • 1970
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    Untitled Bong Joon-ho Animated Film

    Untitled Bong Joon-ho Animated Film

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 2025
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    Mickey 17

    Mickey 17

    1 2025 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Robert Pattinson

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  • 2025
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    Mickey 17

    Mickey 17

    1 2025 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Robert Pattinson

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  • 2025
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    Mickey 17

    Mickey 17

    1 2025 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Robert Pattinson

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  • 2004
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    Jeonju Digital Project 2004

    Jeonju Digital Project 2004

    3 2004 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Chi-Sung Chow

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  • 1970
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    Sounds from Heaven and Earth

    Sounds from Heaven and Earth

    1 1970 HD

    Genre:

    Cast: Sang-Hyeong Han

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  • 1994
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    The Love of a Grape Seed

    The Love of a Grape Seed

    1 1994 HD

    Genre:

    Cast: Kim Boh-ra-nah

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  • 1970
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    Untitled Bong Joon-ho Animated Film

    Untitled Bong Joon-ho Animated Film

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1994
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    Incoherence

    Incoherence

    7 1994 HD

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Yun Il-ju

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  • 1992
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    Looking For Paradise

    Looking For Paradise

    7 1992 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1992
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    Looking For Paradise

    Looking For Paradise

    7 1992 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1992
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    Looking For Paradise

    Looking For Paradise

    7 1992 HD

    Genre: Animation

    Cast:

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  • 1970
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    Untitled Lee Isaac Chung Project

    Untitled Lee Isaac Chung Project

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Romance

    Cast: Steven Yeun

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  • 2019
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    Your Song

    Your Song

    9 2019 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Jung Jae-il

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  • 2024
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    The Oscars

    The Oscars

    6.923 2024 HD

    An annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a...

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  • 2020
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    봉준호, 장르가 되다

    봉준호, 장르가 되다

    1 2020 HD

    Genre:

    Cast: Bong Joon-ho

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  • 2021
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    Next Entertainment, Visionary

    Next Entertainment, Visionary

    1 2021 HD

    Genre: Documentary

    Cast:

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  • 2024
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    You Quiz On The Block

    You Quiz On The Block

    8.3 2024 HD

    Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho who enter ordinary people's everyday lives, chat with them, and give them surprise quizzes! The talk and quiz show program...

    Genre: Talk

    Cast: Yoo Jae-suk

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  • 2024
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    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    2 2024 HD

    Annual awards ceremony by the anime streaming service Crunchyroll to recognize the best anime of the previous year.

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  • 2022
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    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    7.407 2022 HD

    More than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Daveed Diggs

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  • 1970
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    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    1 1970 HD

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Mark Ruffalo

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  • 2022
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    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    The Crunchyroll Anime Awards

    7.407 2022 HD

    More than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Daveed Diggs

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