The breakout Korean film first debuted in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival before its theatrical release on July 20 of the same year. It received widespread critical acclaim worldwide for its "thrillingly unique—and purely entertaining—take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action." As a result, the film reportedly accumulated $93.1 million in the box office globally.
Apart from Gong Yoo, Train to Busan also starred Ma Deong Sok, Kim Su An, Yun Mi Jung, and Parasite star Choi Woo Shik. For those watching it for the first time, the horror thriller trails a father-daughter pair as they board a train to Busan (yup, you guessed it!) on the way to visit their family. Their journey takes a turn for the worst when a zombie outbreak in South Korea traps them inside the moving train. The two, along with the other passengers, are soon forced to fight for their survival.
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FYI, its sequel film titled Peninsula is also set for release this July 15. The second film is set four years after the first one, and will be top-billed by Gang Dong Won and Lee Jung Hyun.
Other popular films now available on Netflix this month include Emma Watson's Little Women, and the Japanese anime drama Your Name (Ki mi No na Wa.)