Oldboy (2003)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 496

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AKA: Oldeuboi
Directed by: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Choi Min-sik (Oh Dae-su), Kang Hye-jung (Mi-do), Yoo Ji-tae (Lee Woo-jin)
Country: South Korea, Asian Cinema
Language: Korean (English Subs)
Runtime: 01:59:56
Genres: Captivity, Revenge, Torture, Incest, Siblings, Eating Live Animal

Plot – Spoilers:
Oh Dae-su is what most people other than his few close friends would describe as obnoxious and annoying. After a drunken brawl that continues into the police station, Oh Dae-su is bailed out by a friend. He stops by at a phone booth to talk to his little daughter but is abducted by unknown people and dumped in a room. For 15 years. When he finally makes it out, he is seething with revenge and questions on why he was imprisoned.

There is not much else to say other than that Oldboy is one of the greatest films a human can ever see.

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WomanInCrCoNi
WomanInCrCoNi
December 21, 2023 10:12 pm

Epic movie! Glad it is here!

chewbaka
chewbaka
November 5, 2023 9:30 pm

the movie is so intense from start to finish.

Carlton
Carlton
November 2, 2023 3:37 am

Holy shit.

Anyway, you can really tell that Tatsuki Fujimoto took a great deal of inspiration from this movie when writing chainsawman, and maybe even fire punch

Falling Annie
Falling Annie
September 20, 2023 8:13 pm

Loved it!! Such a good ‘Effed Up’ movie. The color scheme in this is absolutely beautiful. Great introduction if you wanna get into ‘effed up’ movies.

llll
llll
September 18, 2023 4:21 pm

in my country, this just came out in the movies again as a rerelease. can’t wait to see it on the big screen!

ollie
ollie
September 17, 2023 7:30 pm

i see handsome asian guy on the cover, i click

King
King
July 30, 2022 9:19 am

What an amazing watch, a really artistic and brutal film . One of the good ones , you leave this film as I would say in French . Éblouie

goncalo
goncalo
July 22, 2022 8:33 pm

It’s an excellent movie but i still hate it with all my heart, made me traumatized

Fatabelly
Fatabelly
June 21, 2022 10:17 pm

One of the best movies ever!!

grug
grug
May 27, 2022 8:21 am

this movie was even better than i expected, any time i felt like i knew what was going to happen i was usually wrong but i’m also a fucking idiot, either way really good with a lot of fucked up twists that i would like to permanently forget, much like daesu did

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
May 21, 2022 6:22 pm

Nearly twenty years old and technically never been bettered.

An absolute BEAUTIFUL film both visually and aurally. Stunningly good

Sifu
Sifu
February 18, 2022 4:43 am

Sifu \o/

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
January 14, 2022 10:45 am

Still as amazing as I remembered it.

The Eye of Art
The Eye of Art
January 2, 2022 5:34 pm

Great flim that keeps into it. With min sik acting easily one of the best k movies there is.

bill
bill
December 19, 2021 9:07 pm

FUCK THIS SHITTY SITE I HAVE GOD LAPTOP BUT THESE MOVIES KEEP FUCKING BUFFING ​FIX YOUR FUCKING SHIT DUMB BITCH!

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
December 15, 2021 7:15 pm

…And the moral of the story is? Stay out of other people’s family business (Wretched though it may be) don’t involve yourself in the rumour mikk and keep your fucking mouth shut! The tongue is the most dangerous part of the human body and the damage it can cause is staggering!

sdgsdfsdf
sdgsdfsdf
August 4, 2021 5:07 am

made me camed multiple time

Victor CK
Victor CK
June 23, 2021 2:35 am

By far the best Korean movie for me, and one of my tops, totally a must.

Gestapo
Gestapo
May 15, 2021 6:18 pm

After watching this movie as a human I completely disagree with the following statement: … Oldboy is one of the greatest films a human can ever see – very unbelievable statement coming from this site mod

Eugh
Eugh
April 14, 2021 5:56 pm

What the- SO DID HE FORGET AT THE END?? Or was the hypnosis unsuccessful?

Chloe
Chloe
April 11, 2021 12:19 am

The ending is what made this movie worth watching. Actors and actresses did AMAZING. It shows two sides of a story and tugs at the heart strings. I’d give it an 7.5/10.
Some parts of the movie were slow and a tad bit confusing; however, I don’t discourage anyone who wants to watch this film. I would definitely recommend it.

Dhanu
Dhanu
April 10, 2021 6:08 pm

I am lost for words i cant recommend this movie to anyone but its so well written and filmed that I cant not recommend it. The twis all i can say is i didnt expect it till the backstory was truly established and I was shook

jeff
jeff
April 6, 2021 8:48 pm

wasnt too crazy about this one for most of the movie but the ending def made it all worth it in the end. Very clever

Yukushjima Sweden Edisjon
Yukushjima Sweden Edisjon
February 20, 2021 11:18 pm

eh from the swedish corona virus perspective this movie offers a interesting perspective on the Swedish coronavirus situation. The the isolation is to feel and and to touch from. I as a Swedish inhabitant can really relate to how the main character is feeling. This movie portrays a post-mordernistic view on the coronavirus 19 situation in Sweden. The main character can be portrayed as the conservative party’s ahm, and the opposing political view is the anti villain. This movie proves how the underdogs of society are actually the architect of the capitalists societal view. “The post modernists are obsessed with language”

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
February 20, 2021 3:58 am

This film leaves me in so many places. It’s so brilliant.

Alice
Alice
February 16, 2021 1:52 pm

Great movie, if you like this you might also like this Thai movie, 13 Beloved Game of Death.

BROTHER BRIMSTONE
BROTHER BRIMSTONE
February 8, 2021 10:59 pm

“A tongue can accuse and carry bad news…the seeds of destruction will sow…but unless you’ve made no mistakes in your life…BE CAREFUL OF THE STONES YOU THROW!”. -Hank Williams Sr. Watch this most excellent film (and quite possibly most original film even by the exacting standards of Asian cinema) and you will have an even greater appreciation for the equally great lyrics quoted above! Mind your own mother fucking business and keep your yap shut!

One of the best movies ever made period.

GIGGLES
GIGGLES
January 19, 2021 6:36 am

excellent photography, and acting, but too artsy for me. lame fight scenes. couldn’t even finish the movie. I Saw the Devil also staring Choi way better, Luved that one… check it out on this most excellent site. Also Ichi the Killer, one of my new all time favorites.

BRO...
BRO...
December 28, 2020 10:26 am

OLD BOY MORE LIKE BELONGS IN THE TRASH
i gotta get shitfaced now man
I should of known better than to watch a move on effedupmovies.com

xeuma
xeuma
December 13, 2020 1:29 am

Oj’s comment wasn’t negative at all, why woud you need to replie such a negative response Juu? Breathe a little bit before you post such comment, maybe you are just a simple troll or maybe you are just a sad person, either way, I don’t envy you, relax, take a deep breath and start to feel what’s around you, spread love and not hate, in those dark times the only thing we should do is to better ourselves, understand and accept each other, if we don’t do that, we are doomed and probably deserve to be.
The only way to change this horrendous world start by the way we act around each other.

OJ
OJ
December 11, 2020 3:34 am

Japanese and Korean Cinema is something beyond Hollywood. It requires specific taste to understand and enjoy. Love it.

Kurt
Kurt
November 25, 2020 5:40 pm

supermega said to watch this and im so glad I did!!!

tuty
tuty
October 23, 2020 2:03 am

boo b

JIB
JIB
October 22, 2020 6:32 pm

What a best movie i ever wacthed
Very recommed

Josh p
Josh p
July 3, 2020 1:41 am

A very beautiful movie, Cold boys.

Callum Morris
Callum Morris
July 3, 2020 1:41 am

Cold Boy

Vladimir
Vladimir
January 2, 2020 2:56 am

This is by far the most messed up twist i’ve ever seen, this is a movie none one can erase from their minds just as dae-su at the end

Abs
Abs
September 1, 2019 7:34 pm

Greatest Korean movie ever !!
Choi min-sik is truly an international star, watch his “ I saw the devil” another Korean gem.!!

Jim
Jim
August 31, 2019 9:03 am

Great movie, very well worth the time to watch.