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Ranking All Of Director Park Chan-Wook’s Movies

Park Chan-Wook Filmography Movie Ranking

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

We took all of the movies directed by Park Chan-Wook and looked at their 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 Park Chan-Wook 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 Park Chan-Wook



10 ) Trio (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Han is a suicidal saxophonist, Mun is violent simpleton with an I.Q. of 80 and Maria is single mother with dreams of becoming a nun. Han has tried numerous times to kill himself but nothing ever works. When he witnesses his wifes infidelity, it is the last straw. He gets a call from Mun and both decide take things into their own hands by robbing a cafe at gunpoint. They run into Maria who is determined to find her baby who was taken from her. Maria decides to use the two men to get her baby back and joins the team.

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9 ) The Moon Is… the Sun’s Dream (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A gangster in Busan is caught having an affair with his boss’ mistress and the two run off with their organization’s money.

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8 ) I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Young-Goon works at manufacturing plant assembling radio‚Äôs. She also believes she is a cyborg. One day, while working at the factory, she decides to re-charge herself by slashing her wrist and implanting electrical wires into her arm. Her action gets Young-Goon a mental hospital full of bizarre characters. At New World, Young-Goon spends her time listening to the radio, talking with vending machines, and licking the terminals of 9 volt batteries. She soon encounters a guy named Il-Sun. Il-Sun is a thief of souls in the mental hospital. Young-Goon and Il-Sun soon form a strong bond as their odd personalities complements each other perfectly. Unfortunately, Young-Goon becomes gravely ill from malnutrition. Young-Goon doesn’t believe cyborgs should eat human food. She soon loses most of her energy and becomes bedridden. Doctors say that Young-Goon has only a few more days to live if she continues her ways. Il-Sun must now find a way to connect to her soul and save her from imminent death.

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7 ) Stoker (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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6 ) Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

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.

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5 ) Thirst (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), 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 (Kim Ok-vin), the wife of his childhood friend.

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4 ) Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

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

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?

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3 ) Joint Security Area (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

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.

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2 ) Oldboy (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

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

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

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1 ) The Handmaiden (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

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

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

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Park Chan-Wook’s Best Movies



Park Chan-wook Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
The Handmaiden 1 2 1 2 2 2 1
Oldboy 4 1 3 1 1 1 2
Joint Security Area 5 2 5 6 3 3 3
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 6 4 2 4 5 4 4
Thirst 3 7 4 6 6 6 5
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 8 5 7 5 4 4 6
Stoker 7 8 5 2 9 6 7
I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK 2 6 8 8 7 8 8
The Moon Is… the Sun’s Dream 9 9 8 8 8 9 9
Trio 9 9 8 8 10 9 10

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