10 Best Korean Romance Movies

Sunday, July 31 by Diana Exil

If you’re a fan of hearts and flowers, star-struck lovers and tragedy, you’ll definitely want to watch the best Korean romance movies. With strong storylines, heartbreaking scenes, young lovers and a hint of comedy to balance it all, you’re bound to enjoy Korean romances!

  1. "Christmas in August" (Palwol ui Ku-Ri-Su-Mas).  If you’re looking for a tragic romance, Christmas in August is it. HAHN Suk-Kyu, the hero, suffers from a fatal disease. He meets SHIM Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. Tragic scenes, lots of tears and a beautiful ending bring this movie together. A must-watch with a box or tissues and a cozy snuggle with your girlfriend.
  2. "My Sassy Girl". Released in 2001, "My Sassy Girl" was a mega-huge hit of almost "Titanic" proportions. Gyeon-woo, an engineering student, meets her (she’s not named) at a train platform: she’s drunk, he saves her from falling under the rails. Follow their unorthodox love story and marvel over this true-life screenplay.
  3. "Millionaire’s First Love". This is one of the best Korean Movies ever. He’s very rich, she’s an orphan living in an orphanage. They were best friends as kids but he moves and forgets her. She’s nineteen and dying and decides to go meet him. He’s rude and obnoxious and doesn’t remember her. Will he give up his inheritance for her? Find out for yourself!
  4. "My Girl and I". A story about a young man who still loves his dead girlfriend and can’t let go. The story is a series of flashbacks, where their love story is poignantly played out. The best Korean romance movies play out exactly like this one: with heartache, tragedy and tears. You’ll love it.
  5. "Lovers Concerto". A triangle love story between three friends, "Lovers Concerto" is a flashback of a summer long past that begins with photos in the mail. Cha Tae-hyun, Son Ye-jin and Lee Eun-ju make this movie one of the best Korean movies of this decade.
  6. "Now and Forever". Min-su enjoys casual relationships with women because he has it all: he’s rich, handsome and successful! Then he meets Hye-won, who’s a mystery, and falls in love. She has a fatal disease and he has to learn to live with it. Finally fate has dealt him a hand he can’t handle. Watch this tear-jerker with a tub of popcorn.
  7. "A Moment to Remember". This is the poignant tale of two lovers from different walks of life and how they deal with Alzheimer disease and their helplessness in front of it. Chul Soo and Su Jin (who has Alzheimer’s) live out a life no one should have to.
  8. "Almost Love". Two good friends with different dreams. As they start getting involved with other people, they realize what they feel for each other. Will they have to strength to admit to those feelings? Ji-hwan and Dal-rae are the ultimate in this: one of the best Korean movies to make it to the global scene.
  9. "The Perfect Couple". Of all the Korean Romance movies seen and heard of, "The Perfect Couple" is the one that brings to life the art of romance. Choi Soo-jin and Kang Jae-hyuk meet in strange circumstances, to say the least. She’s a reporter, he’s a police detective. Watch what happens when she’s assigned to write about him.
  10. "100 Days with Mr. Arrogant". A funny romantic comedy with two protagonists (Ha-Young and (Hyung-Joon) who meet just after she’s been dumped. He accuses her of having caused him to scratch his car and bonds her into doing chores for him for 100 days. Funny and romantic, this Korean romance is a must-watch.