#17: MOTHER
Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Ku Jin, Bin Won
Complex co-sign: Bong really knows how to mix genres, specifically scares with laughs. His 2006 giant monster movie The Host was a triumph, and he managed to top it with this year’s Mother, a dense film stuffed with as many laughs as shrieks. Hye-ja Kim is tremendous as a mom hunting down the killers who’ve framed her son. Show this one to your own momma the next time she refuses to cook you dinner.