Best Song Kang-ho movies

Best Song Kang-ho movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Song Kang-ho movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don't know about Song Kang-ho.

TOP 24:
Original Title: 하울링
Character: Sang-gil
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2012
A man is found burned to death inside of a car. Detective Sang-Gil (Song Kang-Ho) and his co-workers investigate the scene. Sang-Gil doesn't want to take the case, because it looks like a simple suicide case and won't help him get the promotion that he desperately wants. Furthermore, rookie female detective Eun-Young (Lee Na-Young) is selected as his partner for the case.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Picardo movies?

TOP 23:
Antarctic Journal
Antarctic Journal
Original Title: 남극일기
Character: Choi Do-hyung
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 2005
During their journey the expedition led by Captain Choi Do-hyung discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the expedition, gets the job of examining it. It turns out that the two expeditions shared the same goal and soon other strange similarities between them start to show up.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Yoo Ji-tae movies?

TOP 22:
Original Title: 쉬리
Character: Lee Jang-gil
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1999
North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence service, attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Han Seok-kyu movies?

TOP 21:
Secret Reunion
Secret Reunion
Original Title: 의형제
Character: Lee Han-kyu
Genre: Drama, Action
Release: 2010
Six years ago a mysterious shooting takes place in Seoul. The after effects of the shooting results in Han-kyu Lee (Song Kang-Ho) losing his job at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). Six years later, Ji-won Song (Kang Dong-Won), an ex North Korean spy. Now operates somewhere in the Seoul metropolitan area. As these two men hide their identities and work their particular angles, trouble brews again...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kang Dong-won movies?

TOP 20:
The Drug King
The Drug King
Original Title: 마약왕
Character: Lee Doo-sam
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 2018
Busan, South Korea, 1970s. Lee Doo-sam is a small-time smuggler. After helping a drug gang to smuggle meth, he falls into the dark crime world. Quick-witted and full of ambition, he eventually takes over the drug underworld and starts to lead a double life: a good community leader during the day but an infamous drug lord during the night.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bae Doo-na movies?

TOP 19:
Original Title: 푸른소금
Character: Du-heon
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2011
Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and finds himself drawn to her. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon is summoned back into the criminal fold by his old colleagues.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Youn Yuh-jung movies?

TOP 18:
The Face Reader
The Face Reader
Original Title: 관상
Character: Nae-kyung
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2013
Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get involved in a murder case. With his face reading skills, Nae-kyung successfully identifies the murderer and his skills are soon acknowledged by King Moonjong who orders him to identify the potential traitors who threaten his reign. However after the unexpected death of Moonjong, Nae-kyung is courted by Grand Prince Sooyang who yearns to become King himself by killing the young successor Danjong. Nae-kyung decides to keep his loyalty to the late King and help KIM Jong-seo protect the young King which forces him into the biggest power struggle in the history of the Joseon dynasty.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lee Jong-suk movies?

TOP 17:
Character: Namgoong Minsu
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2013
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jamie Bell movies?

TOP 16:
The Foul King
The Foul King
Original Title: 반칙왕
Character: Dae-Ho
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2000
Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock. He finds a local wrestling trainer and through a series of events eventually starts to train. He is slowly transformed as he begins his second job as the cheating villain wrestler known as the Foul King. He starts to stand up for himself in odd ways that are not really in his own best interest. Events get out of hand as conflicting influences come together.

TOP 15:

The Host

The Host
Original Title: 괴물
Character: Park Gang-du
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 2006
Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature and he and his family are taken into custody by the military, who fear a virus spread by the creature. In detention, Gang-du receives a phone call from Hyun-seo, who is not dead, merely trapped in a sewer. With his family to assist him, he sets off to find Hyun-seo.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Boyd Holbrook movies?

TOP 14:

Green Fish

Green Fish
Original Title: 초록물고기
Character: Pan-su
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1997
Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

TOP 13:


Original Title: 박쥐
Character: Priest Sang-hyeon
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2009
Sang-hyun, a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, Sang-hyun is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for Tae-ju, the wife of his childhood friend.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tanya van Graan movies?

TOP 12:

The Quiet Family

The Quiet Family
Original Title: 조용한 가족
Character: Young-min
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Release: 1998
A family decides to buy a lodge in a remote hiking area. Their first customer commits suicide and the distraught family buries his body to avoid the bad publicity. But their luck gets worse, the bodies start piling up, and the family becomes frantic to rectify the situation.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Choi Min-sik movies?

TOP 11:

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Original Title: 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈
Character: Yoon Tae-goo, the Weird
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Release: 2008
The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use a treasure map to uncover the riches of legend.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ma Dong-seok movies?

TOP 10:

The Throne

The Throne
Original Title: 사도
Character: King Yeongjo
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2015
Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get inside a wooden rice chest, where he suffers deprivation of food and water.

TOP 9:

Secret Sunshine

Secret Sunshine
Original Title: 밀양
Character: Kim Jong-chan
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.

TOP 8:

The Attorney

The Attorney
Original Title: 변호인
Character: Song Woo-seok
Genre: History, Drama
Release: 2013
In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student activist Park Jin-woo. When Jin-Woo is brutally tortured and put on trial for his activism, Woo-seok decides to defend Jin-woo as his client.

TOP 7:

The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows
Original Title: 밀정
Character: Lee Jung-chool
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2016
Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them.

TOP 6:

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Original Title: 복수는 나의 것
Character: Park Dong-jin
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2002
This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things go horribly wrong, and the situation spirals rapidly into a cycle of violence and revenge.

TOP 5:

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Original Title: 친절한 금자씨
Character: Assassin 1
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2005
After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

TOP 4:

Joint Security Area

Joint Security Area
Original Title: 공동경비구역 JSA
Character: Sgt. Oh Kyeong-pil
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 2000
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.

TOP 3:

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder
Original Title: 살인의 추억
Character: Detective Park Doo-man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

TOP 2:

A Taxi Driver

A Taxi Driver
Original Title: 택시운전사
Character: Kim Man-seob
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 2017
May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

TOP 1:


Original Title: 기생충
Character: Kim Ki-taek
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
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.

If you like the best Song Kang-ho movies, then you will also like the best Bae Doo-na movies, where many of their films coincide.