20 K-Movies to Marathon on Viu

Streaming platform Viu gives you access to tons of Asian drama and movie content, including award-winning and popular Korean dramas and movies.

Although we can’t list everything, here are some titles to watch out for!

Another Child

Starring: Yum Jung Ah, Kim So Jin, Kim Hye Jun

Two high school girls discover that the mother of one is having affair with the father of another.

Asura: The City of Madness

Starring: Jung Woo Sung, Hwang Jung Min, Ju Ji Hoon

A shady cop (Jung Woo Sung) gets caught between internal affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor (Hwang Jung Min).

The Battle: Roar to Victory

Starring: Yoo Hae Jin, Jo Woo Jin, Ryu Jun Yeol

When Korea was under the Japanese rule in 1920, Hwang Hae Cheol (Yoo Hae Jin) of the Korean independent forces launches an operation to deliver funds to the Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai.

Burning

Starring: Yoo Ah In, Steven Yeun, Jeong Jong Seo

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, Burning tells the story of Jong Su (Yoo Ah In) who crosses paths with Ben (Steven Yeun) a mysterious guy with a secret hobby.

Dark Figure of Crime

Starring: Kim Yoon Seok, Ju Ji Hoon

Inspired by a true story, the film tells a fierce psychological battle between a police detective (Kim Yoon Seok) and a criminal (Ju Ji Hoon) who confessed to seven murders.

Default

Starring: Kim Hye Soo, Yoo Ah In, Jo Woo Jin, Heo Joon Ho

Default dramatizes the true-life story of how the IMF negotiations took place behind the scenes during Korea’s financial crisis in 1997.

The Dude in Me

Starring: B1A4’s Jinyoung, Park Sung Woong, Ra Mi Ran

A bullied, introverted high school student (Jinyoung) slips from a building and falls on top of a charismatic gang leader-turned-conglomerate (Park Sung Woong), causing them to switch bodies.

Exit

Starring: Jo Jung Suk, Im Yoona

Despite being one of the best rock climbers in college, Yong Nam (Jo Jung Suk) hasn’t had much luck in pursuing a career. When a mysterious white gas envelopes Seoul, he uses his rock-climbing skills to get everyone, including his old crush (Im Yoona), to safety.

Hit and Run Squad

Starring: Gong Hyo Jin, Jo Jung Suk, Ryu Jun Yeol

A hit-and-run police task force try to take down a rich and powerful businessman with a reckless need for speed.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

Starring: Ma Dong Seok, Kim Moo Yul, Kim Sung Kyu

A gang boss (Ma Dong Seok) becomes the target of a serial killer (Kim Sung Kyu), leading him to reluctantly work with a homicide detective (Kim Moo Yul).

Keys to the Heart

Starring: Lee Byung Hun, Young Yuh Jung

A down-and-out boxer (Lee Byung Hun) reconnects with his younger brother (Young Yuh Jung), a gifted pianist with savant syndrome.

Long Live the King

Starring: Kim Rae Won, Won Jin A, Jin Seon Kyu

A gangster boss (Kim Rae Won) falls in love with a headstrong lawyer (Won Jin A) and decides to live a new life, including running for a seat in the national assembly.

The Mayor

Starring: Choi Min Sik, Kwak Do Won, Shim Eun Kyung

The incumbent mayor of Seoul (Choi Min Sik) seeks a third term that will set him up for a run at the presidency. As the campaign gets underway, he does everything he can to keep his dark secrets hidden from the public.

Money

Starring: Ryu Jun Yeol, Yoo Ji Tae, Jo Woo Jin

A young stockbroker (Ryu Jun Yeol) who dreams of becoming rich gets involved in a stock market scam.

The Outlaws

Starring: Ma Dong Seok, Yoon Kye Sang, Jo Jae Yoon

Based on real events, the film follows a turf war between a local gang and a gang from Yanbian, China. Detective Ma Suk Do (Ma Dong Seok) was called to keep the peace.

Parasite

Starring: Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Jang Hye Jin

With so much international accolade (including four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Parasite is a must-watch! The film follows the story of the poor Kim family who schemes to become employed by the wealthy Parks by posing as unrelated but highly qualified household help.

Read our review of Parasite here.

Part-Time Spy

Starring: Kang Ye Won, Han Chae Ah, Namkoong Min

A former contract worker at the National Security Agency works with an undercover detective to recover stolen money from a voice phishing syndicate.

The Spy Gone North

Starring: Hwang Jung Min, Lee Sung Min, Choi Jin Woong

The film is loosely based on the true story of Park Chae Soo (Hwang Jung Min), a former South Korean agent who infiltrated North Korea’s nuclear facilities.

Unstoppable

Starring: Ma Dong Seok, Song Ji Hyo, Kim Sung Oh

A former gangster (Ma Dong Seok) who wants to turn a new leaf is forced to go back to his old ways when an evil syndicate kidnaps his wife (Song Ji Hyo).

Veteran

Starring: Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Ah In, Yu Hae Jin

Merciless Detective Seo Do Cheol (Hwang Jung Min) hunts down a young and successful drug addict (Yoo Ah In) who always escapes investigation with the help of his wealthy family.

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