7 Bong Joon-ho movies to watch if you liked Parasite

7 Bong Joon-ho movies to watch if you liked Parasite

The director Bong Joon-ho made history in Oscar 2020. Along with his team, Joon-ho won 4 awards for the film , including the disputed award for best film.

it’s not the first film by Korean director, Bong Joon-ho. If you liked the movie, there are many others that you will love to watch. Check out some of Bong Joon-ho’s best films below.


7 Bong Joon-ho movies for those who liked:

7th Dog that barks does not bite (2000)

  Barking dog does not bite (2000).

Synopsis: The dog is not Yun-ju’s best friend (Lee Sung-Jae). Irritated by the constant barking of a neighborhood dog, the university professor decides to take drastic measures. In the following weeks, animals begin to disappear from the building where he resides, leading the manager responsible for a witch hunt.

6th Tokyo! (2008)

Synopsis: There are three stories with the Japanese capital as a backdrop. At first, a young couple tries to adapt to the city of Tokyo. He has a dream of becoming a film director, while she has the feeling that she has lost control of her life. Gradually she feels more and more alone, undergoing a great transformation.

In the second, a mysterious creature terrorizes Tokyo, causing passion and revulsion in the population until the moment it is captured. And on the third, a man has been isolated from the rest of the world for 10 years, until a young pizza delivery girl visits. An earthquake happens in the city, making them fall in love.

5th Memoirs of a murderer (2003)

Memories of a murderer (2003).  |  Photo: Reproduction.

Synopsis: In 1986, in South Korea, a young woman is found dead, with marks of torture. Detectives Park Doo-Man and Cho Yong-koo are responsible for the case, the second murder of a woman in the city.

Without advancing the investigation, the two have no suspicion and will have to work with another detective, Seo Tae-Yoon, who is convinced that it is a case of serial killings. When a third woman is a victim of, the detectives begin to find clues that will lead them to the killer.

4th Mother – The search for the truth (2009)

  Mother - The search for the truth (2009).  |  Photo: Reproduction.

Synopsis: A widowed woman takes care of her only son, Do-joon, alone. This 28-year-old man, naive and childlike, tends to behave inconsequentially, often depending on maternal attention.

One day, he is accused of murdering a teenager, but he does not seem to understand the charge he faces. Faced with the incompetence of the lawyer charged with defending him, the mother sets out in search of the real killer, to prove her son’s innocence.


3rd The Host (2006)

Synopsis: On the edge of the Han River live Hie-bong (Byeon Hie-bong) and his family, who own a food stall in the park. Her eldest son, Kang-du (Song Kang-ho), is 40, but somewhat immature. The middle daughter is an archer on the Korean Olympic team and the youngest son is unemployed.

Everyone takes care of the girl Hyun-seo (Ko Ah-sung), daughter of Kang-du, whose mother left home a long time ago. One day a monster appears in the river, causing terror on the banks and taking Hie-bong’s granddaughter with him. It is when, in search of the girl, the family members decide to face the monster.

2nd Okja (2017)

Okja (2017).  |  Photo: Reproduction.

Synopsis: New York, 2007. Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), the CEO of a powerful company, introduces the world that a new animal species has been discovered in Chile. Nicknamed the “super pig”, it is cared for in the laboratory and has 26 animals sent to different countries, so that each farm that receives it can introduce it to its own local culture.

The idea is that the animals remain scattered around the planet for 10 years, after which they will participate in a contest that will choose the best super pig.

A decade later, young Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn) coexists from childhood with Okja, the super pig female raised by her grandfather. About to lose her due to the proximity of the contest, Mija decides to fight to be by her side, whatever the cost.

1st Express of Tomorrow (2013)

Express of tomorrow (2013).  |  Photo: Reproduction.

Synopsis: When an experiment to prevent global warming fails, a new ice age takes over planet Earth. The only survivors are on board a huge machine called Snowpiercer.

There, the poorest live in terrible conditions, while the wealthy class is full of people who behave like kings. Until the day when one of the wretches decides to change the status quo, discovering all the secrets of this intricate machinery.

* Synopses by AdoroCinema.