‘Parasite’ and More Korean Dramas to Stream Now
October 19, 2021
The South Korean film industry has remained in the spotlight since Parasite’s history-making Academy Award® win. In addition to being the first foreign language film to ever win an Oscar® for Best Motion Picture, the Korean thriller also took home awards for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
Discover more Korean dramas from award-winning Director Bong Joon-ho and some of the best Korean movies streaming now on Hulu.
Popular Korean Movies
Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece Parasite, now regarded by many as one of the best Korean movies of all time, explores highly relevant social themes like greed and class discrimination.
The Oscar®-winning film centers on a newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan, and the mysterious intruder who threatens it.
The Korean horror movie The Wailing centers on the unraveling of locals in a quiet, rural South Korean village. After an outsider is linked to a series of brutal murders, their suspicions quickly turn to hysteria.
Watch: The Wailing
Never underestimate a mother’s love.
When Yoon Do-joon (Won Bin) is falsely accused of murder, his widowed mother (Kim Hye-ja) embarks on an obsessive quest to clear her son’s name. Don’t miss the Bong Joon-ho crime-drama, Mother.
Check out more of our favorite on-screen moms streaming now.
Korean Action Movies
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds
The Korean action movie Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds explores one man’s journey in the afterlife. Led by three guardians, the firefighter navigates seven trials to prove that he lived a noble life and is worthy of reincarnation.
Years after American military personnel dumped chemicals in South Korea’s Han River, a vicious monster emerged from the polluted water. Follow one family’s mission to save their daughter from the evil sea creature in the science fiction Korean horror movie The Host.
Watch: The Host
Barking Dogs Never Bite
The Korean comedy movie Barking Dogs Never Bite marked Bong Joon-ho’s directorial debut. It follows a young couple that’s driven to distraction by a yapping dog in their apartment complex. Determined to relieve their annoyance, they take extreme action against their tormentor.
Watch: Barking Dogs
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