4 Hollywood Films That Took Inspiration From K-Pop And Why You Need To See Them

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K-Pop’s ever increasing popularity shows no signs of slowing down, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood is starting to take notes from it! From previously released films to films in the making, the list keeps on increasing.

In no particular order, here are four Hollywood films that were inspired by K-Pop.

1. Turning Red

First up is the hit Disney Pixar movie Turning Red. Released early this year, viewers may be familiar with 4★TOWN, the popular boy group who is adored by protagonist Mei and thousands of fans from all over the world. Out of the five members, one is a Korean named Taeyoung.

Boy group 4★TOWN from “Turning Red” | Disney and Pixar

According to director Domee Shi, 4★TOWN was inspired by K-Pop groups BIGBANG and 2PM whom she was a fan of as a student.

BIGBANG | YG Entertainment
2PM | JYP Entertainment

Turning Red is a lighthearted yet moving film that’s a must-watch for people of all ages! It also does a great job at showing what fangirling over a boy group really looks like.

2. K-Pop: Demon Hunters

Next, Sony Pictures Animation has a badass film that’s in the works. Tentatively entitled K-Pop: Demon Hunters, it follows the story of a world-renowned K-Pop group whose members are secretly demon hunters on the side.

It’s got action, fashion, food, and of course, music, so there’s a lot to look forward to!

“K-Pop: Demon Hunters” film poster | Sony Pictures Animation

3. Seoul Girls

Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson will make her directorial debut with Seoul Girls, an upcoming comedy movie. The plot revolves around a Korean American high school student who will audition with her friends to be the opening act for a famous boy group.

K-Pop fans who have been dreaming of meeting their bias group may be interested in giving it a watch.

Actress Rebel Wilson | @rebelwilson/Instagram

4. K-Pop: Lost in America

And last but not the least, CJ ENM‘s upcoming film K-Pop: Lost In America has reportedly cast some big names in the entertainment industry, including Rebel Wilson, Charles Melton, and ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo.

Cha Eun Woo | Fantagio

The story will follow a K-Pop group that becomes stranded in Texas just days before their American debut at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The group must make their way to The Big Apple without any phones, money, or transportation, overcoming every obstacle on the way.

Watch this film if you are interested in fun adventures in a foreign land with attractive actors! Learn more about K-Pop: Lost In America below.

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Source: Korea Times and Sony Pictures Animation