Most of us who love action movies often look up to Hollywood for some action treats. But do you know, there’s another film industry that has mastered the art of action thrillers, it’s South Korea. From gore to never-ending quest to hot romance fused with intense action, South Korea has achieved high marks in it all. This film industry always leaves you wanting for more. No matter how many times you watch it, you will always wish to watch it again. So, for all you action movie lovers, who are looking for films that give you an adrenaline rush, we’ve collected a list of 10 Best Korean Action Movies To Watch In 2021.
10 Best Korean Action Movies To Watch In 2021
A mind-twisting neo-noir thriller movie that has to be on your list to watch once. So, add this movie to your binge-watch list now. Oldboy is one of the best Korean actions movies. The movie is starring Choi Min-sik, and has accomplished a cult status across the globe for its great cinematography and engaging storyline. Its storyline involves suicide, incest, murder and revenge. Going more deeper into the story, the movie is based on a Japanese comic book of the same title. The movie focuses on a man who sets out to seek revenge from a kidnapper who held him imprisoned for 15 years.
2. I saw the devil
How far can an individual go to revenge the death of his loved one? This is actually a question most of you all is going to have by the ending of this movie. The movie is based on a story, in which a secret service agent of NIS (National Intelligence Service) finds himself following a psychopathic serial killer who ruthlessly murdered his fiancé. Sounds familiar? That’s because Riteish Deshmukh and Siddharth Malhotra starrer Ek Villain was encouraged from this movie.
3. The Man from Nowhere – 3rd Best Korean Action Movies
A movie for all those who wish to enjoy an action treat with an emotional storyline. Bring it on! A black operations soldier who was retired from his duty sets on bloody violence against drug lords. It happened because they kidnapped a small child, who was the only individual he was close to. John Abraham’s movie Rocky Handsome (2016) was an official remake of this movie in Bollywood.
4. The Suspect
Betrayed by his own fellows, a special forces agent from North Korea is on the run, pursuing a vendetta against all those who hurt him. In his action journey, he tries to unravel the mysteries hidden inside a unique pair of glasses kept by a man who is presently dead. The film features Gong Yoo in the lead role, who is also recognised for his performance in Train To Busan.
5. Confession of Murder
15 years ago, a police officer failed to grab a serial killer and is still haunted by that fact. However, at present, the officer’s failure turns into another chance for him to solve the 15-year-old case when an author claims accountability for all those sins in a book called ‘I Am The Murderer’.
6. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
This Korean movie is set in the backdrop of the 1980s & 1990s, this film is based in Busan where the government announces a war toward the underworld crime lords when corruption and crime become violent. This gangster drama is Directed by Yoon Jong-bin, and the movie stars Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo.
7. The Chaser – Most Disturbing & Best Korean Action Movies
According to us, this is the most disturbing movie on this list of 10. This will keep you on the edge of your sofa right from the start of the movie. An ex-police officer locks him out to catch a serial killer, who is unsympathetically killing sex workers accross the city. The Chaser is actually inspired by a real-life serial killer from Korea.
8. Memories of Murder
This movie is also based on the true story of ‘first serial murders of Korea in history’, this movie is set in the 1980s and 1990s. A Korean serial killer rapes and kills ladies wearing red on a rainy(stormy) night. In fact, on the night of the crimes, he even throws a particular song appeal to the local radio channel.
9. The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
The movie is following a story in which a cop and a gangster choose to join hands to grab a serial killer, who appears to be their common enemy. However, they soon find themselves struggling with their own peers.
10. The Outlaws – Best Korean Action Movies 2021
Based on real stories of 2007, the movie is about a turf war among two groups from Seoul and China. Stuck in the middle of this bloody war, a detective tries everything imaginable to keep the peace within two rival gangs from China and Korea.