Dizzying up the world for good, Parasite made history this week by being the first non-English film to score Best Picture – and another three Oscars – at the 92nd Academy Awards this year.
Folks on the other side of the planet may be surprised by the success of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, but many in touch with South Korean creations would know the potentials of their storytelling. Our nation, for one, has been consuming Hallyu content over the past decade, from music, movies, all the way to their melodramas (and we all know how much we love their melodramas).
Featuring unconventional plot lines with imaginative twists and turns, superb acting or exceptional stuntwork, there’s a lot of remarkable South Korean films out there to bear witness to. Some have earned fewer awards than others, but you may find a few that deserve your own personal Oscar.