BBC Culture commissioned a panel of critics to decide on the greatest 100 films of the 21st Century. In the short 16 years into the noughties, it’s impossible to name every single film that has hit the box office. From small budget classics to record-breaking phenomenons, the list is endless. Unsurprisingly, two of South Korea’s best films have found a spot in the exclusive list!
Sitting comfortably at number 66 is Kim Ki Duk‘s masterpiece Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring. Kim Ki Duk is notorious for piecing together works of art so it’s not a shock that this particular film has landed itself above the likes of Amelie and The Pianist.
Read our review here: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)
You could probably guess that Oldboy would end up somewhere on the scale and at number 30 it has surpassed box-office titans like Inception and The Dark Knight. Park Chan-wook‘s enigmatic thriller has been branded one of the greatest South Korean movies of all time and it certainly could be.
Read our review here: Oldboy (2003)
You can see the entire list here!