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Ranking All Of Director Im Sang-soo’s Movies

Im Sang-soo Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Im 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 Im Sang-soo and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato 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 Im Sang-soo



10 ) Rio, I Love You (2014)

 Rio, I Love You (2014) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.

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8 ) Intimate Enemies (2015)

 Intimate Enemies (2015) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

At a car accident site, Ji-Noo (Ryoo Seung-Bum), Na-Mi (Koh Joon-Hee), Jung-Sook (Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung) and Yakuboo (Samuel Okyere) find a bag filled with money. They become involved in a dangerous case.

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8 ) Girls’ Night Out (1998)

 Girls' Night Out (1998) Review Website Ranks:

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

“Girls’ Night Out” is the rather unfortunate translation of a title which couples the phonologically-similar terms for “Ladies'” and “Dinner Party”. It was written and directed by first-time director Lim Sang-Soo (not to be confused with Hong Sang-Soo, who directed The Power of Kangwon Province). The film, together with An Affair, opened at the Pusan Film Festival and had its general release during Chusok weekend in September (a major weekend for film releases).

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7 ) Tears (2001)

 Tears (2001) Review Website Ranks:

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

Han, a young runaway, and Chang, an over-the-top teen, are close friends. Chang is a foulmouthed, womanizer while Han is a quiet and humble virgin. As they venture into the streets of Garibong-dong and jump from apartment to apartment, they encounter a young hooker, Lan, and Seri, a paint-sniffing young woman who finds comfort in the hands of Han. And this forms the unlikely group of teenagers facing the hardships of street life.

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6 ) The Taste of Money (2012)

 The Taste of Money (2012) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

In this suspenseful erotic drama, the private male secretary and lover of Madam Baek, a Korean conglomerate’s middle-aged matriarch, falls for her more genuine daughter. Meanwhile, Madam Baek’s husband has an affair with the Filipino nanny.

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5 ) The Vampire Lives Next Door to Us (2015)

 The Vampire Lives Next Door to Us (2015) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

A vampire living in a morgue encounters a drowned girl whose fate may be entwined with his own.

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4 ) The Old Garden (2007)

 The Old Garden (2007) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Blending politics with romance, noted director of “The Housemaid” weaves a story of two activists in hiding in a remote shack. The intimate setting proves to be fertile ground for hidden desires.

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3 ) A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003)

 A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

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2 ) The Housemaid (2010)

 The Housemaid (2010) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

A man’s affair with his family’s housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi’s primary task is watching the couple’s young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon’s oblivious wife, Hae-ra. She even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra’s pregnancy.

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1 ) The President’s Last Bang (2005)

 The President's Last Bang (2005) Review Website Ranks:

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

On October 26, 1979, President Park Chung-hee, who had ruled South Korea since 1961, was assassinated by his director of intelligence. The film depicts the events of that night…

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Im Sang-soo’s Best Movies



Im Sang-soo Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
The President’s Last Bang (2005) 1 1 1 1 1
The Housemaid (2010) 2 4 4 3 2
A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003) 4 3 5 2 3
The Old Garden (2007) 4 2 3 7 4
The Vampire Lives Next Door to Us (2015) 4 6 1 7 5
The Taste of Money (2012) 3 5 8 5 6
Tears (2001) 4 6 6 7 7
Intimate Enemies (2015) 4 6 10 4 8
Girls’ Night Out (1998) 4 6 7 7 8
Rio, I Love You (2014) 4 6 9 6 10

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