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Ranking All Of Director Bong Joon-ho’s Movies

Bong Joon-ho Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Bong Joon-ho 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.

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The Top Film’s Of Bong Joon-ho



11 ) Sink & Rise (2003)

 Sink & Rise (2003) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Under the Sungsan Bridge, in a waterside stand by the Han River, a poor and tired-looking father and daughter, Jae-mun, and In-seon, are arguing the generation gap over whether to buy boiled eggs or instant crackers. The stand owner Hee-bong hears Jae-mun suddenly declare that boiled eggs float.

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10 ) 3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

 3.11 A Sense of Home (2011) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

In memory of the Japanese earthquake on 3.11, each director presents a 3 minute and 11 second short film in tribute to those who were lost that day.

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9 ) Influenza (2004)

 Influenza (2004) Review Website Ranks:

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

The film starts with a man named Cho Hyuk-rae who has perched dangerously on top of the Han River Bridge. It is a sad picture of a man who has been caught unwittingly on a security camera. The camera continues to reveal the downward spiral of Cho and those of us who surround him. The ‘real’ images shown through the camera keep on becoming more ‘corrupted’ as the time goes by.

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8 ) Incoherence (1994)

 Incoherence (1994) Review Website Ranks:

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

Three strangers meet at a TV program discussing the problems in society. The members consist of a newspaper editor who steals other people’s milk while jogging every morning; an elite attorney caught by a guard while relieving himself, dead drunk on the street; and a professor with a passion for pornographic magazines.

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7 ) Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

 Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Review Website Ranks:

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

An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

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6 ) Tokyo! (2008)

 Tokyo! (2008) Review Website Ranks:

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

Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.

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5 ) The Host (2006)

 The Host (2006) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father’s tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du’s one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her guardian shamelessly drunk. Ignoring her father’s excuses for Nam-il, Hyun-seo is soon engrossed in her aunt Nam-joo’s archery tournament on TV. Meanwhile, outside of the snack bar, people are fascinated by an unidentified object hanging onto a bridge. In an instant, the object reveals itself as a terrifying creature turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood¡¦ Amid the chaos, Hyun-seo is helplessly snatched up by the creature right before Gang-du’s eyes. These unforeseen circumstances render the government powerless to act. But receiving a call of help from Hyun-seo, the once-ordinary citizen Gang-du and his family are thrust into a battle with the monster to rescue their beloved Hyun-seo.

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4 ) Snowpiercer (2013)

 Snowpiercer (2013) Review Website Ranks:

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

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

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3 ) Okja (2017)

 Okja (2017) Review Website Ranks:

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

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.

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2 ) Mother (2009)

 Mother (2009) Review Website Ranks:

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

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

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1 ) Memories of Murder (2003)

 Memories of Murder (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

1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

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Bong Joon-ho’s Best Movies



Bong Joon-ho Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Memories of Murder (2003) 4 1 3 1 1 1 1
Mother (2009) 1 2 4 2 2 2 2
Okja (2017) 5 3 5 4 3 3 3
Snowpiercer (2013) 2 5 2 5 6 4 4
The Host (2006) 3 5 1 6 6 4 5
Tokyo! (2008) 6 7 6 3 4 6 6
Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) 6 4 7 7 4 6 7
Incoherence (1994) 6 7 7 7 8 8 8
Influenza (2004) 6 7 7 7 9 9 9
3.11 A Sense of Home (2011) 6 7 7 7 9 10 10
Sink & Rise (2003) 6 7 7 7 11 10 11

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