December 9, 2019

Top 10 Korean Movies of 2019 by box office success

1.Extreme Job

A team of detectives start a chicken restaurant for an undercover drug-bust operation, but end up busier than ever when their chicken restaurant becomes famous for its food. But somehow, they found out that their chicken chain is distributing drugs, and they are arrested drug gangs.

Cast – Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanee, Jin Seon-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi and Gong Myung.

Director – Lee Byeong-heon

Gross Earnings – $118Mn

Release Date – 23 January 2019.


2. Parasite

All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Cast – Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park

Director – Joon-ho Bong

Gross Earnings – $90Mn

Release Date – 30 May 2019


3. Exit

Yong-Nam (Jo Jung-suk)one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn’t had much luck elsewhere after graduation. He has failed to get a job for many years and has to rely on his parents just to get by. For his mother’s 70th birthday, he insisted on having the party at Dream Garden because his old crush, Eui-Ju (Im Yoon-a) works there. When a disaster strikes, covering an entire district in Seoul with mysterious white gas, he has to use all of his rock climbing skills with the help of Eui-Ju to get everyone to safety.

Cast – Jo Jung-suk and Im Yoon-ah

Director – Lee Sang-geun

Gross Earnings – $80Mn

Release Date – 31 July 2019


4. The Battle: Roar To Victory

The Battle: Roar to Victory is a 2019 Korean-Japanese period action film, revolving around the Battle of Fengwudong aka Battle of Bongo-dong between Korean independence militias and Japanese forces in 1920.

Cast – Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Jo Woo-jin, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Kazuki Kitamura

Director – Won Shin-yun

Gross Earnings – $34 Mn

Release Date – 7 Aug 2019


5. The Bad Guys: Reign Of Chaos

While transporting dangerous high-profile prisoners, a prisoner transport vehicle turns over. These prisoners escape and make a run for it. To catch these escaped prisoners, the police decide to regroup a special crime investigation team, which consists of prisoners like Park Woong-Cheol (DON LEE) known to take out 30 people by himself; Kwak No-Soon (KIM A-JOONG) who is a skilled con artist; Ko Yoo-Sung (JANG KI-YONG) a former detective, and the legendary detective Oh Goo-Tak (KIM SANG-JOONG).

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Cast – Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Ah-joong, Jang Ki-yong

Director – Son Young-ho

Gross Earnings – $32Mn

Release Date – 11 September 2019


6.MAL-MO-E: The Secret Mission

Set in the 1940’s when Korea was under Japanese occupation. Korean people were banned from speaking their own language during that time.

Cast – Hyun-Chul Cho, Gwi-hwa Choi, Sung-tae Heo

Director – Yu-na Eom

Gross Earnings – US$21.4 million

Release Date – 9 January 2019


7. Svaha : The Sixth Finger

Pastor Park works to expose suspicious religious groups. He’s hired to look into the cult group Deer Mount. Meanwhile, Police Chief Hwang investigates a murder case and the main Chief is a member of the Deer Mount cult.

Cast – Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Lee Jae-in, Jung Jin-young, Lee David, Jin Seon-kyu

Director – Jang Jae-hyun

Gross Earnings – US $17.7Mn

Release Date – 20 February 2019


8.Innocent Witness

Cast – Jung Woo-sung, Kim Hyang-gi

Director – Lee Han

Gross Earnings – US $18.1Mn

Release Date – 13 February 2019


9. Tazza: One Eyed Jack

A young poker player at the top of his game loses everything after he plays for one big jackpot. To save himself from a loan shark settling his debts, he joins a poker team lead by the legendary poker player “One-Eyed Jack”. While successfully working their plan to win a huge jackpot, a single mistake puts the entire team in a dangerous life or death situation.

Cast – Park Jung-min, Ryoo Seung-bum, Choi Yu-hwa, Lee Kwang-soo, Yoon Je-moon

Director – Kwon Oh-kwang

Gross Earnings – US $16.5 Mn

Release Date – 11 September 11, 2019


10. The Dude In Me

In an unfortunate accident Dong-hyun slips from the roof of a building and falls on top of Pan-soo. Later in the hospital, the two wake up in each other’s bodies.

Cast – Park Sung-woong, Ra Mi-ran, Jung Jin-young

Director – Kang Hyo-jin

Gross Earnings – US $13.5 Mn

Release Date – 9 January 2019



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