Top Ten Best Korean Romantic Drama Films
Ten Best Korean Romantic Drama Films
There's nothing even better to do on weekends but just to watch Korean romantic drama films. This is somehow my list of what I think fall into the standard of my taste and categories of what is the best of the best out there.
Most of these movies I had already watched so I hope you enjoy finding out the best Korean romantic drama films.
All of the movies listed here are rated G or PG and were made to suit even young viewers as well as those people young at heart. You shouldn't miss this one!
1. The Classic a.k.a Love Story
The Classic aka Love Story Movie Clips
THE CLASSIC is about two love stories that are divided by a gap of three decades, one in the 1960~70s' period and the other in the present time. Other films set in the past, such as BET ON MY DISCO and WET DREAMS have employed the kitsch code and are too childish, but THE CLASSIC distinguishes itself from these films with a sophisticated and composed depiction of both past and present. It aimed thus to help the audience experience nostalgia and to deliver to them the visual images of a beautiful and innocent love.
2. A Millionaire's First Love
A Millionaire's First Love Trailer
Kang Jae-kyung (Hyun Bin) is your typical rich kid. He's arrogant, drives sporty cars, attends the big clubs and rides through school corridors on his motorcycle. As his 18th birthday approaches he's set to inherit his grandfather's fortune, but first Jae-kyung is required to transfer to a new school in Gangwondo and graduate. Until then all access to his penthouse, cottage and credit cards is denied. Should he fail to graduate or drop out then he loses everything. With little choice he heads out to the countryside and a small town in which daily life is far removed from what he's used to. Shortly after settling into his new home he meets 18 year-old Choi Eun-whan (Lee Yeon-hee), who just happened to run into him back in Seoul.
If you are in love with Jun Ji Hyun, then this movie is what the doctor ordered. It may be a sappy love story but Jun Ji Hyun never looked better. I've seen all of her movies except her latest Blood:The Last Vampire. In my opinion Windstruck and Il Mare are as good as My Sassy Girl. If you aren't a huge Jun Ji Hyun fan or a fan of Korean tear jerkers, then Windstruck is probably not for you.
4. Innocent Steps
Innocent Steps Trailer
Young sae was once acclaimed as the most promising dancer. Losing his partner and lover, he lost enhusiasm in sports dancing for two years. Now he decides to make a comeback at the championship held in Seoul. His new partner is a girl name Chae Min who lives in China and won in a dance contest. It is then discovered that Chae Ryn has come in place of her sister and shows nothing but dancing. When Young Sae sees Chae RYN's determination to become a dancer, he starts to train her with the hardest lessons. Step by step, their dancing starts to sparkle so as their relationship.
5. Il Mare starring Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae
Il Mare Trailer
Il Mare leaves an impression of images and emotions deeply entwined around our hearts, like flowered vines clinging to a trellis. Once viewed, there is no turning back for the film lover, who will spend much time and energy tracking down the romanticist films of Korea. A lovely and haunting score interspersed with some beautiful jazz selections help create a moving letter of ethereal beauty, as love crosses time only to be kept at arm's length by a gulf too deep to bridge.
6. A Moment to Remember (aka: The Eraser in My Head)
A Moment to Remember (aka: The Eraser in My Head) Trailer
50 First Dates" meets "Sad Movie". A Moment to Remember is one of the latest tear-jerkers playing nationwide, a 27-year-old young woman named Su-jin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) after marrying a carpenter who works for her father's company. Starring the popular and attractive Son Ye-jin as the young woman and the equally popular Jeong Woo-sung as the carpenter, the film is built on the premise that it is possible for someone so young to become stricken with an ``old person's disease'' like AD.
7. The Harmonium In My Memory
The Harmonium In My Memory Trailer
The Harmonium In My Memory' is a touching, bittersweet tale of first love, exploring both the exhilarating emotional purity of initial attraction and the devastating sadness and sense of loss when things don't turn out as planned. The cinematography is amazing, showcasing some of the most vividly enchanting landscapes you'll ever see and the storyline and cast will win your heart and stay in your memory long after the closing credits.
Melancholy and humor were balanced out with the innocence of the female characters; it never got overly heavy with sadness. "Ditto", along with the other films of the Korean 'love across time' genre, is a thoughtful reflection of the national psyche of South Korea, a country that has matured into a functioning democracy in a relatively short time, yet still bears the scars of that long and difficult struggle. Recommend for viewing.
9. Jenny, Juno
Jenny, Juno Threatrical Trailer
The plot centers around the relationship of a 15-year-old couple, Jenny (Park Min-ji) and Juno (Kim Hye-sung), who meet in school. When Jenny discovers that she is pregnant, she and Juno decide against having an abortion, opting for parenthood instead. They try to conceal the pregnancy from their families for as long as possible, but the truth is revealed eventually, and their parents do not approve.
10. My Girl and I cast starring : Cha Tae-hyun and Song Hye-kyo
My Girl and I Trailer
One of the most common plots in Korean film is the traumatic tearing apart of a young couple because of a terminal disease. Most of these films start off bright and happy enough, but most of the time after the first hour or so one of the lovers learns of or reveals his or her disease and the film goes on until the sick partner dies and the other lives with the memories of his or her dead lover and tries to get on with life. My Girl and I is a bit different in the fact that from the outset that Su Ho's girlfriend dies at the young age of eighteen and that even after ten years he has not come to terms with her passing. This key feature, like reading a long flashback sequence in a novel in which the reader already knows tragic outcome, adds a tinge of melancholy to the early parts of this film because the viewer already knows that the young couple is going to be separated. - Amazon Review
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