Movies about love are the best way to get in touch with your romantic side. Even if you watch a lot of romance movies and have seen every love story cliché on screen, there will always be rom-coms and romantic dramas that give you butterflies, no matter how cheesy they are.
This is something that, from our perspective, rings especially true in Korean romance movies. Romantic Korean dramas and romantic comedies have an allure that defies description and one we simply cannot resist. The stories themselves are responsible for some of this, but the natural beauty of South Korea is almost always what gets to us.
And let's not overlook all of the eligible bachelors, shall we? If you're looking for a cute feel-good movie or a heavy drama that will make you cry your eyes out, you should watch some of the best Korean romantic movies ever made. Even the most cynical person will fall in love with true love again after watching these romantic Korean movies, trust.
10. Cheese in the Trap (2018)
Based on the Korean webtoon with the same name, the romantic drama film Cheese in the Trap (Korean: ) was released in South Korea in 2018 and stars Park Hae-jin, Oh Yeon-Seo, and Park Ki-Woong. The film was dubbed in Korean. It was made available to the public on March 14th, 2018.
The character Hong Seol, played by Oh Yeon-Seo, is a typical college student. She is keeping herself busy by working part-time jobs to save money for her tuition and other costs. Yoo Jung is a senior at the same university as she is and is played by Park Hae-Jin.
He seems perfect. Hong Seol does not feel at ease around Yoo Jung even though he hails from an affluent family, and he is kind, and that he is gorgeous. Yoo Jung suddenly appears and begins to speak to her. He expresses interest in going on a date, which leads to the beginning of an uneasy relationship between them.
9. The Beauty Inside (2015)
The Beauty Inside is a 2015 South Korean romantic comedy film based on the 2012 American social film of the same name. It stars Han Hyo Joo and is about a man who wakes up every day in a different body. After years of directing commercials, Baik is making his first feature film.
On his 18th birthday, Woo-jin wakes up with a face and body that don't belong to him. He is very confused and shocked. He tells his mother about how he looks now, and she is also shocked but accepts him as he is with tears in her eyes.
Woo-jin can deal with his strange condition with the help of his mother (Mun Suk) and his best friend (Song-beck). Since that day, Woo-jin, who is now a furniture designer, wakes up in a different body every day, no matter what age, gender, or country it is. He can be a man, a woman, an old person, a young person, or even a foreigner.
Depending on who he is that day, he can even speak different languages. On the inside, he's the same person, but on the outside, he's always a different person. Every morning, he has to get used to seeing a different face in the mirror.
8. On Your Wedding Day (2018)
On Your Wedding Day Neoui Gyeolhonsik (Korean: RR: Neoui Gyeolhonsik; lit. Your Wedding) is a 2018 South Korean romantic comedy film that shows the love and friendship between two people over ten years, from when they were teenagers to when they were adults.
Lee Seok-Geun wrote and directed it, and Park Bo-young and Kim Young-Kwang are in it. On August 22, 2018, the movie came out. A man gets an invitation to her wedding from his high school sweetheart. He remembers all the trouble he went through to get together with her over the years, starting when he was young, and how their life together was full of ups and downs.
He finally goes to her wedding, where he thanks her for being the bright spot in his life, and she thanks him for being there for her when she needed help. He leaves her wedding party after that.
7. The Handmaiden (2016)
The Handmaiden (Korean: RR: Agassi; lit. “Lady”) is a South Korean erotic psychological thriller movie from 2016 that stars Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-Ri, Ha Jung-woo, and Cho Jin-Woong. It was directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on Sarah Waters's novel Fingersmith from 2002, but instead of being set in Victorian-era Britain, it is set in Korea when it was a Japanese colony.
The film was chosen to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It came out in South Korea on June 1, 2016, to great reviews. It made more than $38 million all over the world. The film won the award for Best Film Not in the English Language at the 71st British Academy Film Awards.
In Japanese-controlled Korea, a con man who calls himself “Count Fujiwara” wants to get close to a Japanese heiress named Lady Hideko, marry her, and put her in an asylum so he can steal her inheritance. He hires Sook-hee, a pickpocket, to be Hideko's maid and tries to get her to marry him.
6. Be With You (2018)
Be with You (Korean: RR: Jigeum Mannareo Gamnida) is a romance movie from South Korea that came out in 2018. It stars So Ji-sub and Son Ye-jin, and it was directed by Lee Jang-hoon. The movie is a remake of a Japanese movie with the same name that came out in 2004. That movie was based on a book by Takuji Ichikawa.
Before she died, Soo-ah (Son Ye-jin) made a crazy promise to her husband Woo-jin (So Ji-sub) that she would come back a year later at the start of the rainy season. She somehow keeps her promise and comes back to her husband and son, but she doesn't remember anything.
The relief they feel when they see each other again is short-lived, though, because Soo-ah has to leave her family at the end of the wet season.