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Ranking All Of Director Hong Sang-soo’s Movies

Hong Sang-soo Filmography Movie Ranking

“What are Hong Sang-soo’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Sang-soo’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Hong Sang-soo and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Hong Sang-soo is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Hong Sang-soo



24 ) List

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Take a walk through the village. 2. Take a walk on the beach. 3. Have lunch at a famous restaurant. 4. Collect a pretty shell or a nice souvenir. 5. See if there are tours through the swamps. 6. Find someone to play badminton with. 7. Buy meat and throw a barbecue. 8. Watch the stars with my telescope. 9. Give mum a massage. 10. Practice my new method to brush my teeth. 11. Tell my mum that I love her before I go to bed. 12. Think about Prince Charming and have sweet dreams.

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23 ) Hong Sang-soo: Venice 70: Future Reloaded

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

Made for the Venice Film Festival’s 70th anniversary, seventy filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema.

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22 ) Jeonju Digital Project “Visitors”: Lost in the Mountains

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

Hong Sang-soo’s Lost in the Mountains depicts Misook’s suffering when she discovers her friend Jin-Young has been secretly sleeping with her lover.

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21 ) In Another Country

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

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19 ) Woman Is the Future of Man

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the young woman each had romanced years earlier.

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19 ) Our Sunhi

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Sunhi (Jeong Yu-mi) from the Department of Film stops by the school one day to get a letter of recommendation from Professor Choi (Kim Sang-joong) to leave to the US. She expects him to write her a nice one since he took favor to her. She runs into two men from the past she’s never met in a long time; Moon-soo (Lee Seon-gyoon), a recently turned movie director and senior director Jae-hak (Jeong Jae-yeong).

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16 ) The Day a Pig Fell into the Well

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

A novelist has an affair with two women, finding fulfillment in neither; a married businessman strays from his wife he can’t satisfy; a naive young woman surrenders her dignity for her lover; and a married woman tries to find solace in a frustrating affair.

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16 ) Like You Know It All

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.

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16 ) Hahaha

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Over drinks, two friends agree to swap fond memories of their recent trips to the same seaside town. As the stories unfold in flashback, we realize their accounts take place at the same time—and with the same people—in this potent swirl of chance encounters, nostalgia, heartbreak and grace from Korea’s highly regarded auteur.

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15 ) Claire’s Camera

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest, and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Claire is like a person who can see Manhee’s possible future or past selves, through the mysterious power of the beach tunnel. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things, and to transform objects. Now, Claire goes with Manhee to the café where she was fired. We look forward to seeing Claire’s power at work.

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14 ) Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That day, they run into her classmates at a restaurant and their relationship gets revealed. Haewon gets more agitated and Seongjun makes an extreme suggestion to run away together… Haewon dreams often. Her dreams will be compared to her waking life, but none can be denied as being a part of her life.

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13 ) Hill of Freedom

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A Japanese man arrives in Korea to find his old lover. While he stays at a guest house, he encounters various people.

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12 ) The Day After

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

On her first day at work, Areum replaces a woman who broke up with the boss. The wife of the boss finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the other woman.

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11 ) Woman on the Beach

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Stymied by writer’s block while crafting his latest script, director Kim Jung-rae persuades his friend Won Chang-wook to drive him to a beach resort—where he promptly becomes involved with Chang-wook’s girlfriend. Abandoning her and taking up with another woman, Jung-rae winds up creating enough drama to inspire his writing.

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10 ) The Power of Kangwon Province

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Recently separated lovers (Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong) have a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat.

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8 ) Yourself and Yours

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Painter Youngsoo (Kim Joo-hyuk) hears secondhand that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yoo-young), has recently had (many) drinks with an unknown man. This leads to a quarrel that seems to end their relationship. The next day, Youngsoo sets out in search of her, at the same time that Minjung—or a woman who looks exactly like her and may or may not be her twin—has a series of encounters with strange men, some of whom claim to have met her before.

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8 ) Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Wealthy Jae-hoon meets attractive writer Soo-jung through their mutual friend, filmmaker Young-soo. While Jae-hoon tries to pursue a romance with Soo-jung, things get complicated when it becomes apparent that Young-soo also has feelings for the young woman.

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7 ) On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Actor Gyung-soo (Kim Sang-kyung) is passed over for a part and decides to leave Seoul and visit a friend. His friend tells him the legend of the “Turning Gate,” which foreshadows future events. During his visit, Gyung-soo meets Myung-sook (Ye Ji-won), a girl who quickly falls for him. After a night of passion, he boards the train back for Seoul and meets a married woman who claims to know him. Gyung-soo thinks he may be in love with her, but perhaps he’s chosen the wrong woman.

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6 ) Night and Day

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.

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5 ) Tale of Cinema

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning…

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4 ) Oki’s Movie

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.

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3 ) On the Beach at Night Alone

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

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2 ) The Day He Arrives

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.

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1 ) Right Now, Wrong Then

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture, he stops by a restored palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, and they have sushi and soju. More conversation follows, along with more drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. An uncanny romantic comedy, RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN is a deliciously intricate masterwork from filmmaker Hong Sangsoo.

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Hong Sang-soo’s Best Movies



Hong Sang-soo Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Right Now, Wrong Then 5 12 2 4 2 1 1
The Day He Arrives 2 9 1 6 5 4 2
On the Beach at Night Alone 2 5 3 1 13 4 3
Oki’s Movie 8 4 4 2 9 4 4
Tale of Cinema 1 3 12 8 5 4 5
Night and Day 7 9 7 8 2 1 6
On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate 16 1 12 8 1 1 7
Yourself and Yours 5 7 6 8 13 10 8
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors 16 7 12 8 2 4 8
The Power of Kangwon Province 16 2 12 8 5 10 10
Woman on the Beach 9 13 8 5 9 10 11
The Day After 13 15 10 8 5 10 12
Hill of Freedom 12 15 12 8 13 4 13
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon 2 11 12 8 17 15 14
Claire’s Camera 15 21 5 8 9 15 15
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well 16 6 12 8 17 19 16
Like You Know It All 16 18 12 8 9 15 16
Hahaha 16 19 12 8 13 10 16
Woman Is the Future of Man 11 17 11 2 20 19 19
Our Sunhi 14 14 12 8 17 15 19
In Another Country 10 19 9 7 20 19 21
Jeonju Digital Project “Visitors”: Lost in the Mountains 16 21 12 8 22 22 22
Hong Sang-soo: Venice 70: Future Reloaded 16 21 12 8 23 23 23
List 16 21 12 8 24 24 24

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