South Korean movies are far superior to Hollywood these days (other countries too)

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  1. redrumloa

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    I thought I remembered a thread here once upon a time about this, but I'm not finding it. With few exceptions, mostly lower budget independent movies, I'm finding it harder and harder to stomach the recycled garbage being put out by Hollywood. On the other hand, South Korea seems to be on fire for the last ~2 decades. I'm going to suggest a number of films here. I strongly suggest to watch in the original language with subtitles and not English dubbed, if that exists. At least one of these movies, Old Boy, has a Hollywood remake that while admittedly I have not seen, I recommend the original. Also, if while watching the trailer you start getting interested, stop it at that point to avoid potential spoilers.

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    All of them I highly recommend. If extreme horror-violence bothers you, you'll probably want to avoid a few like I Saw The Devil and go for The Good, The Bad, The Weird. I've seen a few more, but these are all huge thumbs up. I'll be watching a few more in coming weeks/months, so will report back if any of them are up to this level.

    I'll add some other non-Hollywood foreign movies that I've see which are amazing.
     
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    Norway have a couple based on their mythology which are incredibly good too. They are slower paced and not as violent compared to South Korean ones above, as they are more about telling a story, but IMO you will not lose your interest.



     
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    I really like The Thieves. It was a bit confusing but i liked it.

     
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    I also liked My Sassy Girl. I'm not really into romantic comedies but this is really good.

     
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    Also Gangnam Blues. I saw this a few weeks ago and thought it was good.

     
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    Also while speaking about foriegn movies i also liked these:

     
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    There are others i cannot think of right now but i agree hollywood movies are becoming very tedious to me now. I don't enjoy them like i used to. I have lately started to get interested in Anime because it is new to me so is interesting.
     
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    Haven't seen any of the others but I saw Old Boy about ten years ago and enjoyed it.
    Can't say the idea of a remake excites me but you never know.
     
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    The production values of the remake are strong meaning it features decent actors, visuals and music. However, they completely replaced the deliberately controversial ending to appease conservative American viewers (and make them more likely to recommend the movie to others). Maybe red will like it afterall.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     

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