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Ranking All Of Director So Yong Kim’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by So Yong Kim 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 So Yong Kim



6 ) For Ellen (2012)

For Ellen (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

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

After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a dad. Now is his last chance to fight for shared custody of his daughter, Ellen.



4 ) Spark and Light (2014)

Spark and Light (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Soon after Elizabeth receives this text message, her mother isn’t the only one lost in sleep. Elizabeth’s car has broken down. It’s freezing cold, no sign of life nearby. She just has to wait, patiently. The recovery guys will be here soon, Elizabeth. Till then, she warms her young hands on the vents, drifts into a strange slumber, followed by an even more surreal awakening. Icelandic landscapes merge with Elizabeth’s memories. Fears are magically transformed into comforting and fantastical fabrics. Father, upstairs, alone.



4 ) 3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

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.



3 ) Lovesong (2017)

Lovesong (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding.



2 ) In Between Days (2007)

In Between Days (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.



1 ) Treeless Mountain (2009)

Treeless Mountain (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.



So Yong Kim’s Best Movies



So Yong Kim Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Treeless Mountain (2009) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
In Between Days (2007) 2 3 1 2 4 3 2
Lovesong (2017) 3 2 3 2 4 2 3
Spark and Light (2014) 6 6 5 2 2 3 4
3.11 A Sense of Home (2011) 4 4 5 2 3 6 4
For Ellen (2012) 5 5 4 2 6 5 6

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