If You Loved ‘Parasite’ These Movies by Bong Joon-ho Are a Must-Watch

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bong Joon Ho

Bong Joon-ho’s movie Parasite lately made historical past as the primary international language movie to win Best Picture on the Academy Awards. The film additionally received Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film. With its wins, Parasite turned the primary South Korean film to win Best Picture and Best International Film.

As followers of Parasite observe social distancing and quarantine as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), there are a variety of stellar films directed by Bong that they will watch.

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Bong Joon-ho directed ‘Snowpiercer’

Snowpiercer is a 2013 motion film directed by Bong. It stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell. Evans is understood for his work as Captain America within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and followers of Parasite will acknowledge Song who performed Kim Ki-taek within the movie.

About Bong’s directing, Evans informed Collider, “I wouldn’t have done the movie if I didn’t have confidence in Bong finding deeper layers than just, some sort of interpretation of a graphic novel. That’s what Bong is phenomenal at, in all of his movies, there is always a lot more than meets the eye. So you try to trust that Bong has a lot more intention that just what’s on the surface.” 

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The film marked Bong’s English-language directorial debut, and tackles points like local weather change and classism. Snowpiercer achieved crucial acclaim and has a critic rating of 95 % on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s at present accessible to stream on Netflix.

‘Okja’ is obtainable on Netflix

Bong’s 2017 action-adventure movie Okja is one other movie of his that’s accessible for followers to stream on Netflix. The film stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Byun Hee-bong, Yoon Je-moon, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, and Parasite‘s Choi Woo-shik.

Okja follows a younger lady performed by Ahn who raises a genetically modified superpig named Okja. She goes by way of nice lengths to guard Okja when others look to revenue off the superpig. The movie acquired optimistic critiques and at present has a critic rating of 86 % on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The critic consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reads:

Okja sees Bong Joon-ho persevering with to create defiantly eclectic leisure — and nonetheless hitting greater than sufficient of his narrative targets within the midst of a tough tonal juggling act.”

Bong Joon-ho’s film ‘The Host’ achieved industrial success

Bong made his directorial debut with the 2000 movie Barking Dogs Never Bite. He then directed the 2003 movie Memories of Murder which earned crucial acclaim and marked Bong’s first collaboration with Song.

Bong’s 2006 movie The Host additionally stars Song and it was extremely anticipated. At the time, it was the highest-grossing South Korean movie of all time after its run in theaters concluded. The film follows Song’s character Park Gang-du as he tries to rescue his daughter Hyun-seo after she is kidnapped by an enormous creature.

After directing The Host, Bong directed the 2009 movie Mother, one other movie that acquired widespread crucial acclaim.

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