Bong Joon-Ho won an Oscar for his South-Korean film Parasite for Best Director in 2020. The film also won three other Oscars
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Despite being a South-Korean director, Bong Joon-Ho has garnered immense appreciation around the world, even from Hollywood! And that miracle happened when his directorial Parasite won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards 2020. The film won Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay categories.
Parasite tells the story about how the poor Kim family is having a hard time. Then, their son gets a job with the rich Park family. Soon, all of the Kims find ways to work in the Park house too. They start living off the Parks like little bugs, depending on them for everything.
Director Bong Joon-Ho has been roped in to direct next Mickey 17, a sci-fi fantasy drama, which stars Robert Pattinson as Mickey Barnes. Hence, before getting ready for the sci-fi thrills, let's revisit some epic films of Bong Joon-Ho, other than Parasite:
Memories of Murder
In South Korea, where the military still holds a lot of power, two detectives from the area, who are not very good at their jobs, are teamed up with a seasoned detective from Seoul to solve some strange murders. This crime-thriller was released in 2003, and is currently available on Prime Video.
It's a story about two giant animals – Mija and Okja, who lived happily in the Korean mountains for ten years. They were best friends, always together. But one day, a big company called Mirando took Okja away to New York! Mija was sad and scared, but she wouldn't give up. With nothing but her love for Okja, Mija set off on a big adventure to rescue her friend. It was released in 2017. Watch this action-adventure on Netflix.
A scary creature nobody knew about popped out of the Han River in Seoul. It hurt many people and snatched Hyun-Seo away. When Hyun-Seo's family heard she was trapped, they decided to get her back no matter what. Released in 2006, the horror drama is now available on Netflix.
After the world turned into a super cold wasteland, a tiny group of humans are the only ones left, chugging around the Earth on a big train. Curtis, along with some others, wants to take charge of the train's engine, which means they will decide what happens to everyone on board. Released in 2020, the thriller drama is available on Netflix.
Faced with an impossible accusation, her mentally challenged son, the prime suspect in a young girl's horrific murder, Alice knew she could not rely on the silence of her son's puzzled gaze. Ignoring whispers of doubt and her own gnawing fear, she jumps into a rash independent investigation, fueled by a mother's unwavering conviction and a desperate fight for her son's stolen innocence. Released in 2009, Mother is available on Hulu.