The Best Korean Romance Movies
The Best Korean Romance Movies. If you have watched Korean Korean dramas then you must be aware of the extremely exceptional story lines and acting that they deliver. And it is no different when it comes on to the making of Korean movies.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, South Korea has been a constant source of amazing films in a wide variety of genres.The Korean film industry produced some excellent films that are critically acclaimed worldwide.
If you are a big fan of Korean movies then this list is for you.
1. TRAIN TO BUSAN
Seok Woo, his estranged daughter, Soo An, and other passengers become trapped on a KTX train (high-speed train) heading from Seoul to Busan during a disastrous virus outbreak in South Korea.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Horror, Zombies, Tragedy
A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do Joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbours. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do Joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Life, Mature
3. My Sassy Girl
Gyun Woo is a college student, more interested in picking up girls, drinking with his buddies and avoiding his nagging mother whenever possible. While riding the subway, a drunken girl then changes his fate forever. She’s nearly unconscious on the train and vomits on an older guy. She then leans over to Gyun Woo and everybody assumes she is his girlfriend! Gyun Woo soon finds himself in a relationship he didn’t ask for, but soon unable to forget this sassy girl
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama
4. A Frozen Flower
Under the pressure of the Yuan Kingdom, the King of Goryeo is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. But the king is in love with his loyal general Hong Rim. After seriously pondering the issue, the king asks his lover Hong Rim to sleep with the Queen, with unexpected consequences.
Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama, Tragedy, Mature
Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, and Kim Ok-bin star in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s frightener concerning a priest whose life takes a turn for the worst after he participates in a medical experiment to find a cure for a deadly disease.
Genres: Horror, Vampire, Romance, Mature
6. A Millionaire’s First Love
Kang Jae Kyung is your typical rich kid. He is arrogant, drives sporty cars, attends the big clubs and skips school. As his 19th birthday approaches, he is set to inherit his grandfather’s fortune, but first Jae Kyung is required to transfer to a new school in Gangwon Province and graduate. Until then all access to his penthouse, cottage and credit cards are denied. Should he fail to graduate or drops out then he loses everything. If he wishes to give up, he will only receive 0.1% of his over-all inheritance.
Shortly after settling into his new home, he meets 18-year-old Choi Eun Hwan, who happened to run into him back in Seoul. Conversely, she sees hope for him and sets out to make him see it for himself.
Genres: Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Tragedy
7. THE HANDMAIDEN
1930’s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, Sook Hee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sook Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
Genres: Thriller, Historical, Psychological, Romance, Drama, Mature
8. OLD BOY
Oh Dae Su was locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor’s motives. When he is finally released, Dae Su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Psychological, Drama
Having closed himself away from the world, former boxer Chul Min starts a new job as a parking lot attendant. One night, a visually impaired young woman, Jung Hwa, walks into his tollbooth to watch television with him. Jung Hwa’s bright spirit and smile in the face of adversity reach through to Chul Min’s heart and shine a ray of hope into both their lives, but their love and happiness may be short-lived.
Genres: Friendship, Romance, Life, Melodrama
10. The Classic
A college student (Son Ye-jin) finds a diary detailing a long-ago love triangle involving her mother, her future father, and his best friend (Jo Seung-woo).
Genres: Romance, Youth, Drama, Melodrama, Tragedy
11. Sad Movie
This film is about eight individuals facing the most brilliant separations in their lives. The passionate firefighter, 30 years old, tries to propose to his lover but every time he misses the chance. In the meantime, she becomes anxious whenever she hears a siren. Suk Hyeon intends to break up with her jobless lover, Ha Seok, and he begins an agency that helps other lovers to break up. Ju Yeong is mad at her son’s troubles in school, but she realizes that she has little time to spend with him. Su Eun, with a hearing impairment and a burn on her face, falls in her first love but she doesn’t have the courage to come out in his presence.
Genres: Romance, Drama, Melodrama
12. A Moment To Remember
27-year-old fashion designer Soo Jin goes into a convenience store to buy a Coke but accidentally leaves it on the counter. Remembering the Coke, Soo Jin walks back to the store and bumps into a carpenter, Chul Soo, whose goal in life is to become an architect. While surveying a construction site that her father is in charge of, Soo Jin sees the same man and soon falls in love with him. A relationship develops between them but Soo Jin will have to face an undeniable fact.
Genres: Romance, Drama, Melodrama
13. 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant
After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100 day anniversary, Ha-Young (Ha Ji-Won), meets a college guy named Hyung-Joon (Kim Jae-Won) when she accidentally kicks a can that hits him in the face and causes him to scratch his Lexus. He demands she pay him $3000 on the spot. She escapes from him, leaving her wallet behind.
By accident she finds out that the damage to Hyung-Joon’s car only costs $10! She then takes her revenge. However, before she knows it Hyung-Joon shows up at her house as her new tutor! He once again takes advantage of her, but soon Ha-Young finds herself falling head over heels for Hyung-Joon.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
What’s your favorite Korean Movie?
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