Top 8 Must Watch Korean Movies So Far in 2018 –– Movie Recommendations
On my last post, I said I am currently on movies/tv shows binge-watching train. And now you know, when your girl says something, she means it. Because I cannot stop. I have been going on a movie watching mania as if my life depended on it. I was so swept over by this craze that I was watching tv shows and movies back to back as if the world will end tomorrow if I peel my eyes off the screen.
Now, now, before you worry whether or not I am going insane, allow me to say this : I have been on that train a long, long time ago.
Anyways, joking aside, in this post, I will list down best Korean movies so far in 2018. Feel free to grab a bag of popcorn or two because all these movies that will be listed down below will blow your socks off. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but you get what I mean – It’s incredibly good. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Genre : Action, Fantasy
Starring : Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Jung Yu-mi
Release Date : January 31, 2018
From the creators of Train to Busan, Psychokinesis is about a man (played by Ryu Seung Ryong) who gets superpowers and saves his daughter (played by Shim Eun Kyung).
After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero.
2. Little Forest
Genre : Drama
Starring : Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Moon So-ri, Jin Ki-joo
Release Date : February 28, 2018
Hye Won gets tired of her difficult life in the city and moves back to her hometown in the countryside. There, she heals her emotional wounds with the help of her long-time friends, nature and food.
Genre : Mystery, Drama
Starring : Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo
Release Date : July 5, 2018
This movie is based on a short story, “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami. And was also selected to compete for the Palme d’OR at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is a mystery thriller revolving around a woman whose life is intertwined with two men – one rich and the other a courier who struggles to make ends meet.
4. What A Man Wants (Wind Wind Wind)
Genre : Comedy, Drama
Starring : Lee Sung-min, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Ji-hyo, Lee El
Release Date : April 5, 2018
Set on Jeju Island. Seok Geun, a previous roller coaster designer, is now a middle-aged taxi driver who is married to Dam Deok. Seok Geun cheats on his wife regularly but still loves her.
Meanwhile, Seok Geun’s younger sister, Mi Yeong, is married to Bong Soo, a serious man who tries to be faithful despite women’s temptations. The couple runs a restaurant, but it isn’t doing very well. Moreover, their sex lifeis lacking.
Seok Geun tried to convince Bong Soo to cheat on his wife to enhance their sex life. Bong Soo doesn’t understand his brother-in-law ways of life, until, one day, he meets Je Ni.
5. The Vanished
Genre : Horror, Psychological Thriller
Starring : Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Hee-ae
Release Date : March 7, 2018
The body of Yoon Seol-Hee disappears at the National Institute of Scientific Investigation. Detective Woo Joong-Sik (Kim Sang-kyung) seeks clues on her disappearance, while her husband Park Jin-Han (Kim Kang-Woo) claims she is alive.
6. Be With You
Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Starring : So Ji-Sub, Son Ye-Jin
Release Date : March 14, 2018
Woo-Jin (So Ji Sub) takes care of his son Ji-Ho (Kim Ji-Hwan) alone after his wife Soo-A (Son Ye-Jin) passed away. Before she passed away, she promised she would be back on a rainy day one year later.
One year later, Soo-A appears again, but she does not remember anything.
7. Keys to the Heart
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Starring : Lee Byung-hun, Youn Yuh-jung, Park Jung-min
Release Date : January 17, 2018
A washed-up boxer, Jo Ha, has lived his life relying on nothing but his physical strength. His champion glory lasted only a moment, and now pride is all Jo Ha has. He runs into his mom who left him when he was little and comes to live with her and Jin Tae, the younger brother who always seems awkward except for when he plays the piano. The autistic savant, Jin Tae, showsbrilliance in playing the piano and video games and cooking ramen. He is at first scared of his older brother, who insists on swinging his fists at people for what he wants. Reunited with each other, the two brothers learn what it is to be a family.
Genre : Horror, Mystery, Crime
Starring : Lee Yoo-young, Kim Hee-won
Release Date : April 19, 2018
Seo-Rin (Lee Yoo-young) works as a high school teacher. Her life is going and she is about get married soon. One day, she drinks coffee at her desk and falls asleep. The next day, she receives a text message that asks “Did you have a good dream?” and a photo is on her phone. The photo shows Seo-Rin partially undressed. Seo-Rin and ex-detective Kook-Cheol (Kim Hee-won) work to find out who is responsible.