Korean movies and TV shows have become very popular over the last few years thanks to Netflix’s heavy investment in Korean entertainment. But Netflix is not the only streaming service offering quality Korean films.
Below is a list of the six best Korean movies currently available to stream on Hulu. There are also some great Korean TV shows for anyone looking for more.
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds & The Last 49 Days (2017-2018)
This movie was shot in one go but released in two parts, as with many fantasy films. It focuses on a firefighter who dies and is then escorted through the underworld by three guardians. It is their job to defend him as he passes through 7 trials in a period of 49 days, all based on events from his life. If he is successful, he will be reincarnated, and his guardians will also be a step closer to their own reincarnations.
Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Manji is a skilled samurai, but a series of events lead him to lose his soul and gain immortality. He is haunted by the murder of his sister, so takes on a fight against evil in order to alleviate his guilt and regain his soul.
In this thriller, a mother must take matters into her own hands when her intellectually disabled son is accused of murder. She is determined to find the real killer in order to prove her son’s innocence.
In what might have been the funniest movie of 2019, we meet a down and out family, all of whom are unemployed. They become obsessed with their wealthy neighbors, the Parks, and begin to infiltrate their lives, posing as experienced professionals to get jobs working with the family.
A Taxi Driver (2017)
Set in 1980s Seoul, Kim Man-seob is a struggling single father working as a taxi driver. He sees an opportunity to turn his life around when he hears about a foreigner willing to pay big money for someone to drive him around for a day. But the passenger is really a journalist who wants to delve into the heavily censored history of Gwangju.
The Villainess (2017)
Perhaps best described as Korea’s answer to Black Widow, we meet a young girl who is raised to be an assassin in Yanbian province in China. Determined to escape her life of crime, she changes her identity and travels to South Korea, where she hopes to live a quiet life.
What To Watch Next?
If you are still looking for more great Korean content after this, dip into Netflix’s extensive library. Check out this list of the best Korean movies on Netflix, or check out some of the new Korean Netflix Original series, such as zombie thriller #Alive.