Oscars-Winning “Parasite” Director Bong Joon-Ho Has Other Movies Too
He was winning it all, right till the grandest stage of them all. Bong Joon-Ho has won everything with his extreme comedy thriller movie “Parasite”. The four-time-winning Oscars movie had a very impressive road to Oscars. Going on to win Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, to Golden Globes to Critics Choice Awards to BAFTA, to SAG awards and so on. The movie has taken home one or more awards to put a mark in history, especially with the 92nd Academy Awards.
However, this is not the first time Bong Joon-Ho created a masterpiece. There are several other noteworthy titles that should have also gotten the same limelight.
Parasite Is Amazingly Just Another Of His Movie
Memories of Murder (2003)
Americans might be used to such a genre in the form of documentaries and short series, but this was the first time for the South Korean culture. Memories of Murder follows the gruesome killing of ten women back in 1986. The case goes to two investigators who have their own ways of tracking the stone-cold killer.
The Host (2006)
This might be the key movie that got Joon-Ho the recognition he deserved before Parasite. The story follows American imperialism, an attempt by the American military to dump formaldehyde in the Han River. This resulted in mutated sea creatures rising up six years later.
Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
This is Bong’s feature debut as the Parasite director films a college lecturer annoyed by the dogs in his apartment complex to the point that he decides to take action. Now, his inefficient attempts are surely not going to go down well for him, but that doesn’t stop him. Surprisingly, there is also a janitor who would like to contribute to quest similar to his. Watch the trailer below:
Americans would definitely love this “Mad Max”-styled film. Unlike Parasite and others, Joon-Ho tries to take a step away from his traditional South Korean cast. Here we see Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton on a “forever-moving” train that carries Earth’s last population. The movie is also on Netflix and on Amazon Prime.
Director Bong Joon-Ho might have walked out with four golden statuettes, but it is his previous movies that perfected him for Parasite.