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14 Classic Korean Movies And Where You Can Stream Them *Legally*


It’s amazing how we can watch so many shows these days on online streaming platforms. As a Hallyu tita, it was pretty hard back then to look for legal sites where you can binge-watch Korean movies. We often end up buying CDs ~somewhere~ (with subs that are not simultaneous with the actor’s voice, LOL) or asking a friend to share their *copy* via Bluetooth. Tough times, I know.

Now, we can watch the Korean films we’ve been dying to see from 2005 to 2014 legally! We know you’re itching to stream these, too, so we rounded up 13 well-loved classics and where you can watch them. Enjoy the weekend!

Classic Korean Movies On Netflix, Viu, And iQIYI

1. Spellbound (2011)

The cast: Son Ye Jin, Lee Min Ki

Where you can watch it: iQIYI

The plot, according to iQIYI: “By chance, street magician Ma Jo Goo meets melancholy-looking girl Kang Yeo Ri. Inspired by Yeo Ri’s expression infinitely, Jo Goo invites Yeo Ri to work with him, and the ghost show they put up makes quite a splash.”

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2. The Thieves (2012)

The cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Kim Hye Soo, Kim Yun Seok, Kim Hye Soo, Kim Soo Hyun

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: “This slick caper flick finds Korean and Chinese professional thieves joining forces to pinch a $20 million diamond from an impenetrable casino vault.”

3. Scarlet Innocence (2014)

The cast: Esom, Jung Woo Sung

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu: “Small-town girl Deokee is abandoned by university professor Hak Kyu after a lusty affair, and vengefully approaches him eight years later when he starts suffering from blindness.”

4. Silenced (2011)

The cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi

Where you can watch it: Coming this month on iQIYI

The plot: Based on a true storySilenced is a gripping story about a number of deaf students in a boarding school who are victims of sexual abuse. The perpetrators are disguised as their teachers, and this was discovered by Kang In Ho when he became an employee.

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5.  A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)

The cast: Kim Gap Soo, Yum Jung Ah, Lim Soo Jung, Moon Geung Young, Lee Seung Bi

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: “After their mother’s death, two sisters must exorcise their home possessed by two dark forces—their evil new stepmother and a vengeful entity.”

6. A Werewolf Boy (2012)

The cast: Song Joong Ki, Park Bo Young

Where you can watch it: Viu, iQIYI

The plot, according to Viu: A beautiful teenage girl is sent to a country house for her wealth, where she befriends and attempts to civilize a feral boy she discovers on the grounds. But the beast inside him is constantly waiting to burst out.

7. Il Mare (2000)

The cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Jung Jae

Where you can watch it: Viu, iQIYI

The plot, according to iQIYI: Han Sung Hyun moves to a seaside house. He gives the house a name, ‘Il Mare’, which means ‘the sea’ in Italian. When he is cleaning the house, he discovers a strange letter in the mailbox, which writes ‘I’m the last person who lived here before you moved in. If you can receive my letter, please reply.'”

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8. Tazza (2014)

The cast: BIGBANG’s T.O.P, Shin Se Kyung, Kwak Do Won

Where you can watch it: iQIYI

The plot, according to iQIYI: Go Ni, who works hard to make money, loses all his money gambling. He goes to argue with the cardsharp and meets the old cardsharp master Pyung Gyung Jang. Go Ni tries his best to worship Pyung Gyung Jang as his teacher, and promises to stop gambling after winning his money back. But people’s desires are endless. After mastering enough gambling skills, Go Ni violates the promise he made at the beginning.”

9. Mother (2009)

The cast: Kim Hye Ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu: When her mentally challenged son becomes the prime suspect in a murder, his mother does whatever it takes to clear his name.”

10. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

The cast: Kim Ah Jung, Joo Jin Mo

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Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The plot, according to Netflix: “Han Na, an overweight woman with a beautiful voice, undergoes plastic surgery and emerges a year later as svelte singer Jenny.”

11. Wishing Stairs (2003)

The cast: Song Ji Hyo, Park Han Byul, Jo An

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu: Two friends each make their own wishes at their school’s “Wishing Stairs” but soon tragedy befalls them as they realize the stairs hold a sinister secret.”

12. Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

The cast: Kim Yoon Seok, Yeo Jin Goo, Choi Jin Woong

Where you can watch it: iQIYI

The plot, according to iQIYI: White Demon, a five-member gang, kidnaps the young son of a high-position person and takes the boy as their adopted son in order to cultivate him into a killer successor. The betrayal and revenge between the five killers and Hwayi, a teenage they brought up, will begin soon.”

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13. Miss Granny (2014)

The cast: Shim Eun Kyung, Na Moon Hee, Park In Hwan

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu:Complications and hilarity ensue when a 70-year-old woman living unhappily with her son’s family is magically restored to her beauty of 50 years earlier.”

14. The Host (2006)

The cast: Song Kang Ho, Park Hae Il, Byun Hae Bong

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: “A mutant creature has developed from toxic chemical dumping. When the monster scoops up the daughter of a snack-bar owner, he races to save her.”

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