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Ranking All Of Director Lee Chang-dong’s Movies

Lee Chang-dong Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Lee Chang-dong 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 Lee Chang-dong



6 ) Green Fish (1997)

 Green Fish (1997) Review Website Ranks:

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

Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

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5 ) Peppermint Candy (1999)

 Peppermint Candy (1999) Review Website Ranks:

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

In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho”s depression becomes apparent, however, when he climbs a railroad bridge and looks like he might jump. At this crucial moment, memories of seven crucial episodes from Yeong-ho”s past flood his mind.

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4 ) Secret Sunshine (2007)

 Secret Sunshine (2007) Review Website Ranks:

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

Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.

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3 ) Oasis (2002)

 Oasis (2002) Review Website Ranks:

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

Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find a way to make their relationship work?

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2 ) Poetry (2010)

 Poetry (2010) Review Website Ranks:

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

Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson’s shocking wrongdoing.

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1 ) Burning (2018)

 Burning Review Website Ranks:

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

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby…

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Lee Chang-dong’s Best Movies



Lee Chang-dong Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Burning (2018) 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Poetry (2010) 1 2 2 1 2 1 2
Oasis (2002) 4 3 4 1 1 1 3
Secret Sunshine (2007) 3 5 3 4 5 4 4
Peppermint Candy (1999) 5 4 5 5 2 5 5
Green Fish (1997) 6 6 5 5 6 6 6

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