Do you want know the best romantic Korean movies?
Romantic K-dramas are surely popular all over the world but Korean romantic movies aren’t the ones to be taken lightly. Whether you have less time on your hand or are bored watching k-dramas then these movies come in handy.
From heartwarming The Beauty Inside, The Classic, to modern romance “Sweet And Sour”, Here are the 20 best romantic movies of all time.
With no particular order in mind, Let’s get started.
The Beauty Inside (2015)
Who doesn’t love when handsome men pop up in a romantic K-movie?
Woo Jin has an illness that causes him to wake up with a new body and face which changes him from a man, woman, child, and elderly.
He instantly falls in love with Yi Soo who works in a furniture store. After waiting for several days he finally musters up the courage to ask her out and decides to reveal his secret.
Sweet And Sour (2021)
A refreshing romantic comedy movie about three people who are experiencing different types of emotions.
Jang Hyuk gets a job opportunity that requires him to be far from his girlfriend Da Eun. At first, he tries to manage his work and love but things get complicated when his colleague Bo Young enters his life.
This Korean movie explores long-distance relationships uniquely and realistically.
On Your Wedding Day (2018)
Romantic Korean movies about first love always hit us differently.
Woo Yeon falls in love instantly after seeing Seung Hee and soon they end up dating. One day he receives a call from Seung Hee telling him to take care and leaves the town.
After many struggles Woo Yeon finally gets into college and there he meets Seung Hee who now has boyfriend.
Tune In For Love (2019)
Set in the nostalgic 90s of Korea.
Hyun Woo is released from the juvenile detention center and gets a part job in a bakery where he meets Mi Soo who runs the bakery.
Eventually, both get close to each other and when his friends arrived at the bakery, Hyun Woo joins them and never comes back. After many years they meet again and have to face challenges along the way.
Be With You (2018)
Before passing away Soo Ah makes a promise to her son to return on a rainy day. When the rainy season comes Jeong Ji is waiting for his mother and lucky Soo Ah arrives with no memory of her past.
One of the best heartwarming Korean Movies ever made. This movie has many elements to hook your interest and So Ji Sub and Son Ye Jin’s characters are written perfectly with a great love story.
The Handmaiden (2016)
Steamy, Passionate, and thrilling at the same time.
Set in 1930s Korea Sook Hee is hired by a swindler to help him seduce Japanese heiress Hideko to rob her fortune and lock her up in a madhouse.
Everything was running smoothly according to plan but things change when Hideko and Sook Hee fall for each other.
Love And Leashes (2022)
If you loved the movie “Fifty Shades Of Grey” then Love and leashes is the Korean version which is less toxic and dives deeper into BDSM fantasy.
The movie is about Jung Ji Hoo is competent and popular at work but wants a BDSM relationship secretly. Jung Ji Woo is his coworker who knows his secret and has no clue about BDSM.
The Classic (2003)
This romantic Korean movie will steal your heart.
Ji Hae and Soo Kyung are best friends in university and both have a crush on Sang Min. One day Soo Kyun asks Ji Hae to write a love letter in her name to Sang Min and after reading Sang Min is attracted to Soo Kyung.
Ji Hae tries her best to avoid him and even feels guilty for her actions. Despite her efforts, she keeps running into him. When her mother is away she discovers a secret box that tells about her mother’s love first love, and coincidentally it’s similar to her situation.
My P S Partner (2012)
Have ever been in a long-distance relationship? If so then you must know the thrill of having sexy talks over the phone and this movie does exactly that with a bunch of humor.
Yoon Jung has irresistible looks and a successful boyfriend but lacks love. One day Instead of calling her boyfriend she accidentally calls a stranger and ends up having phone sex.
Hyun Seung is the stranger who’s trouble getting over his ex and after receiving the call his life changes. Eventually both become comfortable and talk about their relationship problems.
A Millionaire First Love (2006)
Do you want to watch a romantic movie with little to no surprises? Yes, this movie seriously has none which is good for your heart.
Kang Jae Kyung is a rich kid who loves to party with friends and drive luxury cars. On his 18th birthday, he was about to receive his grandfather’s fortune but had certain conditions to inherit.
He is needed to graduate from a school in Gangwon province and if not he only gets 1% of the total inheritance. He soon moves to the village and there he meets Choi Eun Hwan.
My Little Bride (2004)
The plot of forced marriage is overused and maybe cringe in some ways but this movie is too goddamn cute to ignore.
The movie follows Bo Eun a normal girl who has a big crush on Jung Woo. Suddenly one day Bo Eun’s grandfather order’s her to marry Sang Min due to a promise made in past.
Despite her efforts, she’s forced to marry because of her grandfather. In school, she forgets her husband and starts to date Jung Woo, and her plan comes crumbling down when Sang Min enters the school as a teacher.
A Moment To Remember (2004)
This romantic Korean movie has one of the best cinematography and every moment is magical to watch.
Soo Jin is a fashion designer who has a bad experience with married men. She then meets Chul Soo a carptner and soon falls in live with him.
Now both of them have face social norms and their differences to stay together.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
A classic Korean movie that is widely popular even to this day and probably will never get old thanks to its evergreen plot..
Based on a series of blog posts from Kim Ho Sik. The movie follows Kyun Woo a 27 years old student who saves the life of an unnamed sassy girl and eventually falls after several fated meetings.
A simple love story with brilliant execution with plenty of emotions and joys along the way.
Chul Min quits boxing and starts a new life as a parking assistant. One day Jung Hwa a blind woman works in his tollbooth to watch a television drama.
Together they find hope in life and eventually start to live as a couple but their past gets in their way.
A well-done movie that perfectly covers romance, horror, and comedy genres.
Yoo Ri could see ghosts after an accident and unexpected things happen to people around her. Isolated from the outside world, she suddenly gets a job offer from Jo Goo a magician on his horror-themed show.
Later Yoo Ri opens up to him about the loneliness caused by this ability and both soon start to develop feelings for each other.
Cheese In The Trap (2018)
If you loved the K-drama Cheese in the trap then you will surely love this one too.
Based on the webtoon of the same name, The movie follows Hong Seol, a hardworking student, and her rich and popular senior Yoo Jung.
Hong Seol is convinced that her senior is evil and she can’t help herself from going into a relationship with him.
Double Patty (2021)
If you are a fan of the K-pop group Red velvet then you must watch as the female lead of this movie is Irene.
The movie revolves around Hyun Ji wanting to become a TV anchor but is currently working in a burger restaurant and Kang Woo Ram wrestles for a living.
Woo Ram falls instantly for Hyun Ji and both realize their worlds are completely different from each other. To make this relationship work they must overcome their hardships and fears together.
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
A bittersweet movie that will grow on you over course of time.
Due to a lung problem, Soon Yi and her mother move to the countryside. Soon Yi discovers a wild boy locked in her yarn and her family takes the boy into their family.
Chul Soo doesn’t know anything and Soon Yi teaches him everything from grooming to speaking, both grow on each other but Chul Soo harbors a dark side that shouldn’t be revealed.
200 Pounds Beauty (2006)
The movie talks about the real problems of women in Korea and overall this movie has an amazing love story about an insecure woman and a handsome man.
Despite her appearance, Hanna’s voice is soulful and she is lip-sync for the K-pop idol, Ami. When Ami humiliates Hanna in front of her crush she decides to undergo plastic surgery.
Mood Of The Day (2016)
A light and fun movie that will make your heart squeeze with its characters.
Soo Jung has been with her boyfriend for over 10 years and the relationship is going nowhere. On a business trip from Seoul to Busan, she meets Jae Hyun a playboy who’s repeatedly trying to seduce her.
This ends our list of best romantic Korean movies of all time. The movies listed above have mostly coinciding genres with the main theme being romance.
Which one is your favorite romantic K-movie? Let us know in the comment section below.
Hi, I’m Martina. I’m an editor at Kpoplove website, where I get to write about the latest in the world of K-Pop. In my free time, I’m a big fan of Korean dramas and K-Pop music, and I especially love listening to Blackpink. When I’m not at work or watching dramas, you can find me taking a leisurely evening walk or attending a K-Pop concert.