These 10 most popular Korean movies speak to the country’s strong reputation for expressing romance and for making people laugh. Through touching dramas and lighthearted comedies, the Korean film industry has indeed established its expertise in these genres. The Korean movies listed below have gained admirers around the world. 

  1. “My Sassy Girl” One of the most talked about Korean movies, this film is based on real love letters that were modified into a novel. In this romantic comedy, the protagonist meets a random girl, which will change his life forever.

  2. “100 Days With Mr. Arrogant” After being dumped on the 100th day of her relationship, Ha-Yeong finds herself in even worse luck when she becomes indebted to a wealthy man. An unexpected romance develops during the 100 days she’s in service to him.

  3. “Welcome to Dongmakgol” In this comedic take on the Korean War, soldiers of opposing sides find themselves in a village where the townspeople don’t know anything about the war. Be sure to add this movie to your list as it was one of the highest grossing films of all time in South Korea.

  4. “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do” Evidence that internet novels can make it big, this film tells the love story of Jung-Won and Eun-Gyu who find themselves neighbors by chance. The title of the movie is a tribute to the name of Eun-Gyu’s band.

  5. “Attack the Gas Station!" Four thugs rob a gas station for no apparent reason at all. In this comedy, the group finds different ways to amuse themselves as gas station dictators.

  6. “A Millionaire’s First Love” A spoiled rich kid is forced to move to the countryside where he eventually falls in love with a girl he meets there. In the end, romance conquers all, even their many differences.

  7. “Daddy-Long-Legs” The title of this movie refers to Young-Mi’s nickname for a kind stranger who offers to pay for her school tuition. He’s the source of her success and when she finally discovers his identity; he’s also a source of true love.

  8. “He Was Cool” This classic romantic comedy tells of an unlikel high school romance between a sweet girl and a school bully. Their conflict is exactly what brings them to love each other.

  9. “Lovely Rivals. A strict teacher and her fifth grade student make a hilarious pair when they both set their sights on the handsome new staff. You won’t stop laughing when you see how they treat each other.

  10. “My Girl and I” As a remake of a Japanese movie, the Korean version definitely lived up to the original and continues to hold true to the values of love and happiness. It follows the romance of a regular guy and his relationship with the popular girl in school.