20 Korean Movies And Dramas You May Not Know About But Definitely Want To Watch

Here are 20 movies that Koreaboo thinks you should definitely watch.

1. A Single Rider (2017) – Movie

Actor Lee Byung Hun shows his range of emotions in this beautifully crafted melodramatic masterpiece.

2. Lover’s Concerto (2002) – Movie

When you’re in the mood for a tearjerker, this is a must-watch film for Korean movie lovers.

3. The Classic (2003) – Movie

This star-studded cast creates a dramatic romance story with a few very classical cliches.

4. A Moment to remember (2004) – Movie

A Korean love story about a young couple’s enduring love, which is tested when one of them is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease.

5. Christmas in August (1998) – Movie

A beautiful Korean classic story about a photographer who has terminal illness falling in love with a beautiful girl that he meets.

6. Alone in Love (2006) – Drama

Alone in Love is a very beautiful yet powerful representation of relationships between ordinary people. More of a life story than a love story, it’s a must watch drama for all K-Drama fans.

7. Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007) – Drama

 Time Between Dog and Wolf means the twilight hour when it’s difficult to distinguish good from evil, a friend from foe. This cult classic created a huge following in Korea, where the fans just can’t stop talking about how well made this drama was.

8. Ruler of Your Own World (2002) – Drama

This unconventional love story and writer In Jung Ok‘s unique writing style touched many hearts in Korea. A timeless classic at its best.

9. Ireland (2004) – Drama

Written by the same writer of Ruler of Your Own World, Lee Na Young plays a Korean girl who was adopted into an Irish family as a child and raised in Ireland.

10. Misaeng (2014) – Drama

Based on a popular Korean webtoon series of the same title, Misaeng displays love, struggle, and an accurate representation of a corporate employee’s everyday life in South Korea.

11. On Air (2008) – Drama

Kim Ha Neul plays a famous actress who falls in love with her manager. The drama displays what life on prodcution set of a TV drama is like.

12. The Accident Couple (2009) – Drama

Hwang Jung Min and Kim Ah Joong starred in this K-Drama, focusing on the relationship between a post office clerk and an actress after they agree to a six-month contract marriage.

13. Soulmate (2006) – Drama

In a sassy, sophisticated format, the lives of six young Korean professionals are thoroughly narrated.

14. Resurrection (2005) – Drama

A man who pretends to be his identical twin brother in order to unearth the conspiracy surrounding his father’s death and wreak revenge on his murderers is explored in this sad romantic thriller.

15. The Devil (2007) – Drama

A string of murders brings together a conflicted detective, a psychic librarian, and a mysterious lawyer with dubious motives. Receiving praise from numerous critics, a Japanese remake came out in 2008.

16. Hellcats, I like it hot (2007) – Movie

Former Wonder Girls member Sohee starred in this film about 3 different generations of strong women, showcasing her irresistible charm throughout the film.

17. The Big Swindle (2004) – Movie

Directed by Choi Dong Hoon, who created The Assassination (2015) and The Thieves (2012), he won Best New Director for this heist film.

18. Wide Awake (2007) – Movie

This mystery thriller about anesthesia awareness and the mysterious death of doctors is a must watch for all the horror movie fans.

19. Seven Days (2007) – Movie

Kim Yun Jin, who is known for her memorable role in ABC‘s Lost, plays a mother who is desperate to rescue her daughter from a kidnapper.

20. Scent of a woman (2011) – Drama

Kim Sun A plays a travel agent who has 6 months to live and unexpectedly meets the love of her life while she is preparing to end her life.