For many people watching the 92nd Academy Awards, Bong Joon-ho may have been a complete unknown. But he made history with Parasite as it won Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture.
Not only did he become the first South Korean to receive a nomination for any category at the Academy Award’s, he also became the first Asian filmmaker to win in all categories he was nominated in. This also means he is the only person to win four Oscars for a single film, and equalises the record set by Walt Disney in 1953 for the most wins in a single night.
But for those who are familiar with his work, it comes as no surprise that Bong Joon-ho finally got the recognition and accolades that his work deserves. After graduating from the Korean Academy of Film Arts in the 1990’s, Bong wasted no time in establishing himself in the film industry, as he started writing and directing his own films.
And so we are going to look back on his previous films and do our best to try and rank them from Best to Worst. Which is not an easy thing to do...