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[Guest Post] Must-watch Korean movies of 2013


If you thought that Hollywood and Bollywood were the only two major film making giants on the planet, you ought to think over again. The film industry has grown far and wide and today it is not just these two major film making phenomenon creating blockbusters every passing year. One such remarkable film industry is the Korean film industry. In recent years, the Korean film industry has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of the acting potential of the actors, the meticulously crafted scripts that make the movie going experience a fascinating one. To top it off, visual effects are essentially gaining an upper hand in almost every movie making them increasingly appealing to not just the Korean audiences but audiences worldwide. Given below is a list of the top Korean films released in 2013 that you cannot give a miss.

- "How to Use Guys with Secret Tips":
When you watch the first few minutes of this movie, you will be unable to figure out the real concept that makes this film the blockbuster that it is. The movie opens with a burst of colours and vintage themes and takes on a completely different look later on. While the name of the title is an instant giveaway of the type of movie this is bound to be, the script of the movie is too strong and introduces elements of newness that keep the audiences at the edge of their seats. To put it simply, this is a movie that is light hearted yet packed with a strong message, which you can watch on Direct TV.

- "Nobody's Daughter Haewon":
Hong Sang-soo is one of the most acclaimed directors who takes on the job of telling the story of Jung Eun-chae. This is an exceptional drama film that has been narrated in a very creative way. In a story that has been told by way of a written diary of Jung Eun-chae who is extremely depressed with the departure of her mother who leaves for Canada. If that wasn't enough, she also falls in love with her professor and her life takes unexpected twists and turns. This is a Korean movie that has won an immense amount of critical acclaim all over the globe.

- "Killer Toon":
This Korean movie defies all the rules laid down my mainstream horror movies and stars Uhm Ki-joon and Lee Si-young. Since the release of "Death Bell" in 2008, "Killer Toon" is the only movie to hit the one million ticket mark in South Korea. The story basically revolves around the various murders that have been taking place on a consecutive basis for quite some time. A detective takes on the job of finding out the person responsible for these murders and finds himself focussing on a cartoonist as a possible murder suspect.

- "The New World":
This Korean movie combines the best set of actors and director that are sure to create magic on the big screen leaving the viewers mesmerized. This action movie that was released in 2013 has some of the best names in the Korean film industry like Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jung-jae and Choi Min-sik being directed by Park Hoon-jung. This past faced movie is all about getting hold of a Mafia group and putting them behind bars. An undercover cop is hired by Chief Kang and he wants to achieve this mission not so much out of the desire to serve justice as to serve his own greed. This movie has made it to the theatres of Canada and USA as also in some parts of France and you can catch this action packed movie on Direct TV.

Author's bio:
Hilary Chan is a movie buff and blogger who regularly writes reviews for Direct TV. She has a professional and educational background in media and has worked with some of the best film production houses.

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