‘Parasite’ among 4 Bong Joon-Ho films to stream exclusively on Hulu


Fans of the Academy Award-winning film Parasite will now be able to not only re-watch the film, but explore the rest of director Bong Joon-Ho’s filmography on Hulu.

The streaming service announced on Wednesday, April 8th that four of the Academy Award winning director’s films — including Best Picture winner Parasite — are now officially available to stream for Hulu subscribers.

To date, Joon-ho has directed seven feature films in total, which means that those individuals who were only familiar with Parasite up until now will have the chance to explore more of his filmography thanks to Hulu.

In addition to Parasite, which began streaming on Hulu on April 8th, the streaming service will also stream Bong Joon-ho’s 2000 directorial debut, Barking Dogs Never Bite, as well as 2006’s The Host and 2009’s Mother.

Check out some quick synopses for each of the films below!

Barking Dogs Never Bite: In Bong Joon-ho’s directorial debut, a couple is driven to distraction by a yapping dog located in their apartment complex. Determined to relieve their annoyance, they take extreme action against his tormentor.

The Host: A creature plunges from a bridge into the Han River, emerging on its shores for a feeding frenzy upon onlookers. When a young girl is snatched in the melee, her family sets off to recover her from the monster.

Mother: A woman embarks on an obsessive quest to clear her son’s name of murder.

Parasite: Greed, class discrimination and a 
mysterious interloper threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Parasite made history two months ago by taking home four Oscars, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho, along with best international film. It was the first foreign-language film to ever win Best Picture in Oscar’s history.

Parasite also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language,the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Palme D’or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the first film since 1955’s Marty to win the Cannes coveted Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Picture.

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