The 24 Biggest Hit Korean Films Of 2022 That You Should Watch

Here’s a list of 24 highest-grossing and most awarded Korean films of 2022 that you should watch:

Title / GenreBox Office / AwardsCast / Creators / Date released
The Roundup

Crime, Action
Gross: $101.3M

Awards:
12 wins out of 21 nominations
Cast: Don Lee, Son Su-kku, Park Ji-hwan, Choi Gwi-ha, Heo Dong-won, Ha Jun, Jung Jae-kwang
Writer: Kim Min-seong
Director: Lee Sang-yong
Production: Hong Film, BA Entertainment, Big Punch Pictures
Date released: May 18, 2022
Decision To Leave

Romance, Mystery
Gross: $15.1M

Awards:
41 wins out of 83 nominations (9 pending)
Cast: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il
Writer: Jeong Seo-kyeong, Park Chan-wook
Director: Park Chan-wook
Production: Moho Film
Date released: June 29, 2022
Hansan: Rising Dragon

Period, War, Action
Gross: $56.8M

Awards:
11 wins out of 34 nominations
Cast: Park Hae-il, Kong Ji Sarg, Byun Yo-han, Ahn Sungki, Son Hyun-joo, Kim Sungkyu, Kim Sung-kyun, Kim Hyang-gi, Ok Tae Yeon, Gong Myung, Park Ji-hwan, Jo Jae-yeon
Writer: Kim Han-min, Yun Hong-gi
Director: Kim Han-min
Production: Big Stone Pictures
Date released: July 27, 2022
Confidential Assignment 2: International

Action, Comedy
Gross: $54.7M

Awards:
3 wins out of 5 nominations
Cast: Hyun Bin, Yoo Hai Jin, Lim Yoona, Daniel Henney, Jin Seon-kyu, Jang Yeong am
Director: Lee Seok-hoon
Production: JK Film, CJ ENM Corp.
Date released: September 7, 2022
Hunt

Espionage, Action
Gross: $33.9M

Awards:
14 wins out of 38 nominations
Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-Sung, Jeon Hye-jin, Heo Sung-tae, Go Youn-jung
Writer: Lee Jung-jae, Jo Seung-hee
Director: Lee Jung-jae
Production: Artist Studio, Sanai Pictures
Date released: August 10, 2022
Broker

Drama
Gross: $9.7M

Awards:
12 wins out of 33 nominations
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona, Lee Ji-eun, Lee Joo-young
Writer-Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Production: Zip Cinema
Date released: June 8, 2022
The Witch Part 2. The Other One

Sci-fi, Action, Horror
Gross: $22.3M

Awards: 7 nominations
Cast: Shin Si-Ah, Park Eun-bin, Jo Min-su, Lee Jong-suk, Kim Dami
Writer-Director: Park Hoon-jung
Production: Peppermint & Company, Inc.
Date released: June 15, 2022
Emergency Declaration

Disaster, Action, Drama
Gross: $16.1M

Awards:
4 wins out of 19 nominations
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-Gil, Yim Si-wan, Kim Sojin, Park Hae-joon
Writer-Director: Han Jae-rim
Production: Wooju Film Co., Showbox Co.
Date released: August 3, 2022
Life Is Beautiful

Musical
Gross: $8.4M

Awards:
5 wins out of 12 nominations
Cast: Yum Jung-ah, Ryu Seung-ryong, Park Se-wan, Ong Seong-wu
Writer: Bae se-yeong
Director: Choi Kook-hee
Production: The Lamp
Date released: September 28, 2022
Kingmaker

Political, Drama
Gross: $5.6M

Awards:
5 wins out of 29 nominations

Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Lee Sun-kyun, Yoo Jae-myung
Writer: Byun Sung-hyun, Kim min-soo
Director: Byun Sung-hyun
Production: Seed Film
Date released: January 26, 2022
6/45

Comedy
Gross: $15.2M

Awards:
2 wins out of 4 nominations
Cast: Go Kyung-pyo, Lee Yi-kyung, Eum Moon-suk, Park Se-wan, Kwak Dong-yeon
Writer-Director: Park Gyu-tae
Production: Sidus Corporation, TPS Company, HOME CHOICE
Date released: August 24, 2022
Alienoid

Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action
Gross: $12.3M

Awards:
2 wins out of 9 nominations
Cast: Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Woo-bin, Kim Tae-ri
Writer-Director: Choi Dong-hoon
Production: Caper Film
Date released: July 20, 2022
The Night Owl

Period, Thriller, Drama
Gross: $20.2M

Awards:
Cast: Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Hae-jin
Director: Ahn Tae-jin
Production: C-JeS Entertainment, Cinema DahmDahm
Date released: November 23, 2022
In Our Prime

Drama
Gross: $3.9M

Awards:
3 wins out of 9 nominations
Cast: Choi Mun-sik, Kim Dong-hwi, Park Byung-eun, Park Hae-joon, Jo Yun-seo
Writer: Lee Yong-jae
Director: Park Dong-hoon
Production: Joy Rabbit
Date released: March 9, 2022
Project Wolf Hunting

Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
Gross: $3.6M

Awards:
2 wins out of 2 nominations
Cast: Seo In-guk, Jang Dong-yoon, Choi Gwi-ha, Park Ho-San, Jung So-min
Writer-Director: Kim Hong-seon
Production: Contents G, Cheum Film
Date released: September 21, 2022
The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

Period, Adventure
Gross: $9.6M

Awards: 3 nominations
Cast: Han Hyo-joo, Kang Ha-neul, Lee Kwang-soo, Chae Soo-bin, Oh Se-hun, Park Ji-hwan, Kim Sung-oh
Writer: Chun Sung-il
Director: Kim Jeong-hoon
Production: ANEW, Oscar 10 Studio, Lotte Entertainment
Date released: January 26, 2022
Special Delivery

Crime, Action
Gross: $3.2M

Awards: 1 win out of 7 nominations
Cast: Park So-dam, Song Sae-byeok, Kim Eui-sung
Writer-Director: Park Dae-min
Production: M Pictures Co.
Date released: January 12, 2022
Hot Blooded

Crime
Gross: $2.9M

Awards: 1 win out of 5 nominations
Cast: Jung Woo, Kim Kap-soo, Choi Moo-sung, Ji Seung-hyun, Lee Hong-nae
Writer-Director: Cheon Myoung-kwan
Production: Gorae Pictures
Date released: March 23, 2022
Confession

Mystery, Thriller
Gross: $5.6M

Awards: 1 win out of 2 nominations
Cast: So Ji-sub, Kim Yu-jin, Nana, Hwang Sun-hee
Writer-Director: Yoon Jong-seok
Production: Realize Pictures
Date released: October 26, 2022
The Policeman’s Lineage

Crime, Drama
Gross: $5.1M

Awards: 1 nomination
Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Choi Woo-shik
Writer: Bae Young-ik
Director: Lee Kyoo-man
Production: Liyang Film Co.
Date released: January 5, 2022
Decibel

Urban, Terror, Action
Gross: $6.8M

Awards:
Cast: Kim Rae-won, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Sang-hoon, Park Byung-eun, Cha Eun-woo
Writer: Hwang In-ho, Lee Jin-hoon
Director: Hwang In-ho
Production: East Dream Synopex
Date released: November 16, 2022
Honest Candidate 2

Comedy
Gross: $6.5M

Awards:
Cast: Ra Mi-ran, Kim Mu-yeol, Yoon Kyung-ho, Park Jin-joo
Writer: Jang Yu-jeong, Heo Sung-hye
Director: Jang Yu-jeong
Production: Hong Film, Soo Film
Date released: September 28, 2022
Men Of Plastic

Comedy
Gross: $4.3M

Awards:
Cast: Ma Dong-seok, Jung Kyung-ho
Writer: Lim Jin-sun
Director: Lim Jin-sun, Shin Yeon-shick
Production: Big Punch Pictures, Hong Film, B.A. Entertainment
Date released: November 30, 2022
Ditto

Romance, Friendship
Gross: $3.6M

Awards:
Cast: Yeo Jin-Goo, Cho Yi-hyun, Kim Hye-yoon, Na In-woo
Writer-Director: Seo Eun-young
Production: Gogo Studios
Date released: November 16, 2022

Source: Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS), Wikipedia, HanCinema