There is nothing better than hanging out on a nice summer night, eating snacks and watching a good movie. If you want to sit back and shoot a solid Korean film, here are just ten that you might want to inspire.
1. “The beauty inside”
Yi Soo (Han Hyo Joo) has had a very unique relationship. The man she falls in love with changes his physical appearance every time he wakes up from sleep. His physicality can transform into anything from a little boy to an old man to a woman. Despite this challenge, Yi Soo is determined to be with the man she loves and is ready to overcome any obstacle that comes her way.
“The Beauty Inside” is the perfect romantic film. Yi Soo’s love and devotion to a man who is in a very unique condition is so inspiring yet heartbreaking to see. Your romantic trip with Woo Jin is far from anything you’ve ever seen. This is one of the reasons why it is arguably one of the best Korean romantic films ever. You also won’t be able to get over all the actors who play Woo Jin, the male character. There are Park Seo Joon, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Jin Wook, and Yoo Yeon Seokto name a few! Pretty good, isn’t it?
You can see “The Beauty Inside” here:
2. “On your wedding day”
Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang) is a bit goofy who doesn’t really want to think about his future. That is, until he meets Seung Hee (Park Bo Young). Woo Yeon falls in love with Seung Hee when she changes to his school. He immediately tries to become her friend and the two get pretty close, but when different circumstances get in the way, it prevents the two from ever having a relationship. When the two meet as adults, Woo Yeon’s chance to confess Seung Hee’s love and see where their relationship could lead to.
If you like a realistic love story with realistic expectations, you should watch “On Your Wedding Day”. The love story between Woo Yeon, which also means fate in Korean, and the girl he loves, Seung Hee, is one you want to take root for and hope you have a happy ending. The two struggle to find the right time to be together throughout their adulthood, and you will also be concerned that the two are a couple. It must also be mentioned that the chemistry between Kim Young Kwang and Park Bo Young lets you feel the intensity of the summer heat. They are too cute together!
Now watch “On Your Wedding Day”:
3. “Train to Busan”
Seok Woo (Gong Yoo) is a fund manager in Seoul and separated from his wife. The two have a daughter named Soo An, but she lives with Seok Woo. The night before her birthday, Soo An asked her father to visit her mother in Busan. He finally gives in and decides to take her by train. What they don’t know is that there is a passenger on this train who has been bitten and infected by zombies. It will be a train ride where you have to fight for survival.
There are probably not too many people out there who haven’t seen “Train to Busan”, but for those of you who haven’t seen it, it makes sense to see it. Even if you’re not interested in the subject of gore and zombie, this film somehow manages to pull your heart and maybe even make you shed a tear or two. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and there are several heroes in the movie that you will totally fall in love with.
Watch “Train to Busan” here:
4. “Be with you”
Woo Jin (So Ji Sub) was in love with Soo Ah (Son Ye Jin) as long as he can remember. He took his chance to get close to her in high school, but after not being able to forget her for years, he decides to contact her. The two meet, start dating, and eventually marry. They have a son named Ji Ho, but Soo Ah dies after a few years. Then she reappears in a tunnel one rainy day, leaving Woo Jin shocked but overjoyed.
Prepare the handkerchiefs because “Be With You” is the film that gives you a reason to cry out your heart. First of all, So Ji Sub and Son Ye Jin are almost guaranteed to have a sizzling chemistry with their peers, so you can imagine how believable their love for each other is in this film. You have a connection that has been difficult to recognize in the past. This is one of the main reasons why this drama is so good. You also have the second chance screenplay for those who have lost a loved one, which is enough to make your heart cry.
Now watch “Be With You”:
5. “A violent prosecutor”
Byun Jae Wook (Hwang Jung Min) is sentenced to prison after a suspect is killed in his case. He meets Chi Won (Kang Dong Won) in prison, and the two form a plan to acquit Chi Won and take revenge on the people who put Jae Wook in prison. They use their connections to help each other enforce their sentences.
If you are looking for a little film about crime and revenge, “A Violent Prosecutor” is perfect. It has the added benefit of being damn funny, and it’s absolutely worth seeing Kang Dong Won dance a bit. It is also a great blessing to see Hwang Jung Min and Kang Dong Won in a strip together. You will not be disappointed!
Now watch “A Violent Prosecutor”:
6. “Midnight Runner”
“Midnight Runners” plays Park Seo Joon as Ki Joon and Kang Ha Neul as Hee Yeol. The two characters train as police officers and are not exactly qualified for the job. The two begin to despise each other, but then quickly become best friends. When they finally become police officers, they witness a crime and take it upon themselves to solve the case.
If you are looking for a little romantic action, Midnight Runners has what you want and more. To see the budding romance between Ki Joon and Hee Yeol is so adorable and fun to see. You will fall in love with both! Her funny antics and her ability to have such good chemistry are so entertaining and the perfect mood setter for a summer night.
Now watch “Midnight Runners”:
7. “The man from nowhere”
Cha Tae Sik (I won) loses his pregnant wife in a tragic accident. With nowhere to go and nothing to live with, he lives his life in seclusion until he meets a little girl named So Mi, played by Kim Sae Ron. So Mi is a smart girl that Tae Sik gets out of her shell. One day she is kidnapped and Tae Sik puts it on her to save her.
“The Man From Nowhere” has stood the test of time. Over the years, this film has only gained recognition and popularity and has received a lot of support. There were even discussions about a sequel, although unfortunately this never happened. One of the many reasons why the film is so compelling is that the friendship this man makes with So Mi is so touching and hopeful. The two have no one to turn to or trust, but they become the light of the other in the darkest days.
Now watch “The Man From Nowhere”:
8th. “My brilliant life”
Dae Soo (Kang Dong Won) and Mi Ra (Song of Hye Kyo) are teenagers and are expecting a baby. It is not planned and although the two know that their lives will be turned upside down, the two remain positive about raising a baby. When Ah Reum is born, they learn that he was born with a very rare genetic defect that ages him quickly. With Ah Reum’s difficulties, his parents continue to raise him in a loving and happy home.
“My Brilliant Life” is another teardrop, but a film worth watching. You get Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo together in one film and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a hit. The best thing about this film, however, is that it raises awareness of a very rare condition that people in different parts of the world are dealing with. Despite these difficulties, Ah Reum is like a ray of light and you will certainly fall for his charming personality.
You can now see “My Brilliant Life”:
9. “The outlaws”
Ma Suk Do (Ma Dong Seok) is a detective trying to track down a group of men who are causing chaos in his neighborhood. There are loan sharks from Jang Chen (Yoon Kye Sang), ruthlessly kill people and are not afraid of someone who gets in their way. Fortunately, there is Ma Suk Do, who is fearless and always gets what he wants. It is his job to bring down Jang Chen and his followers.
If you want to see this movie, check out the flawless performance that Yoon Kye Sang gives as a heartless villain. It’s probably because we’re not used to seeing him curse and kill people, but it has something to do with the fact that he portrays the character who makes this film so good. And then when you add Ma Dong Seok as a ruthless detective ready to fight anyone and anything in their way, this is an exciting and rewarding watch.
Catch “The Outlaws” on Viki here:
Ma Jo Goo (Lee Min Ki) is a magician who is constantly trying to find new acts for his performances. Kang Yeo Ri (son Ye Jin) has the ability to see ghosts. When Jo Goo first looks at Yeo Ri, which exudes a creepy mood, he knows that he has to include her in his show. The two initially have a purely business relationship, but then they begin to realize that they need each other more than they know.
Some have mixed feelings when it comes to watching a scary movie in the summer, but it’s worth the watch. It’s also fun to see a bold, romantic comedy in the middle of summer, isn’t it? They have two polar opposites that work together and fall in love with each other. With the additional horror elements, this is a unique gem of a movie.
You can watch this adorably funny movie here:
Hey Soompiers, which of these films will you watch next? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate prejudices are Song of Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A to Z: The definitive K-Pop encyclopedia. ”Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she travels through her latest Korean insane trips!
Currently watching: “My unknown family, “” It’s okay not to be okay “and”Heart signal 3”
Favorite dramas of all time: “Secret garden, “”leprechaun, “”Because this is my first life, “”Star in my heart”
I’m looking forward to: I wonReturn to the small screen