9 Most Loved Korean Movies So Far in 2021 –– Movie Recommendations

9 Most Loved Korean Movies So Far in 2021 –– Movie Recommendations

 

Alright, it’s honestly time. Your girl has been so knee-deep in school and work that I have been so out of the loop with the entertainment industry. In this case, it’s Korean movies.

They aren’t lying when they tell you doing a master’s degree while juggling work is no child’s play. Me whining about school aside, is it just me or there hasn’t been much talk about Korean movies this year? I know that for a good few months last year it was all everyone could talk about with Parasite (기생충) raking all the Oscars. But this year has been oddly quiet on the movie front.

This is why your girl decided to list out a few Korean movies that I personally think could use some more international exposure. I mean, with Korean dramas getting so much love all over the world, it is only fair that we share some with the movie industry as well, no? Sharing is caring after all.

 

 

 

 

korean movies 2021 recommendation

 

1. Mission Possible (미션 파서블)

 

Genre : Action, Drama, Comedy

Starring : Kim Young-kwang, Sun-Bin Lee, Dae-hwan Oh

Director : Kim Hyeong-joo

Released : February 2021

 

BLURB :

 

A trainee Chinese spy mistakes a buffoonish private detective for her contact. Together, they seek to uncover a South Korean gun-smuggling ring.

 

 

korean movies 2021 recommendation

 

2. Space Sweepers

 

Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama

Starring : Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Seon-kyu Jin

Director : Sung-hee Jo

Released : February 2021

 

BLURB :

 

In the year 2092, space is full of dangerous floating garbage like discarded satellites and deserted spaceships. The crew of The Victory travels through space looking for the garbage they can make money off, while also competing with junk collector ships from other countries and using the speediness of their craft to defeat their rivals.

 

 

korean movies 2021 recommendation

 

3. Seo Bok(서복)

 

Genre : Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Starring : Park Bo-Gum, Gong Yoo, Jang Young-Nam

Director : Yong-Joo Lee

Released : April 2021

 

BLURB :

 

Seo Bok tells the story of Ki Heon (Gong Yoo), a former intelligence agent who is terminally ill, given the task to safely transport Seo Bok (Bo-gum), who is the first human clone. Because the clone holds the secret to immortality, everyone is on the run to get their hands on him as to extract that secret. Ki Heon will do everything within his power to shield the clone from people with evil intentions.

 

 

korean movies 2021 recommendation

 

4. The Box (더 박스)

 

Genre : Drama, Music, Musical 

Starring : Dal Hwan Cho, Chan-Yeol Park, Jung Hae Kyun

Director : Yang Jeong-Woong

Released : March 2021

 

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The film “The Box” revolves around the story of a young singer busker Ji Hoon, who is living inside a “box” and a producer who once used to be a big shot in the music industry. The two will cross their paths and bask on a road trip filled with music and jamming sessions, a journey of self-revelation, chasing dreams and figuring out life as it goes.

 

 

korean movies 2021 popular

 

5. Recalled (내일의 기억)

 

Genre : Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Starring : Seo Ye-Ji, Kang-woo Kim, Yoo-ram Bae

Director : Seo Yoo-min

Released : April 2021

 

BLURB :

 

Soo Jin begins to see the future after losing her memory. As she gradually pieces together the disjointed fragments of her confusing memories, she comes face-to-face with a shocking truth about her husband Ji Hoon.

 

 

korean movies 2021 popular

 

6. Double Patty (더블패티)

 

Genre : Drama, Romance

Starring : Seung-Ho Shin, Joo-Hyun Bae, Yoo Byung Hoon

Director : Seung-Hwan Paek

Released : April 2021

 

BLURB :

 

Kang Woo Ram is busy preparing to get a job. Lee Hyun Ji is a would-be anchor, but she works at a homemade hamburger restaurant. One night, Woo Ram visits the hamburger restaurant and orders a double patty hamburger, which has a “buy one, get one free” sale. This is how their relationship begins.

 

 

korean movies 2021 popular

 

7. The Book of Fish (자산어보) 

 

Genre : Drama, Historical

Starring : Kyung-gu Sol, Yo-Han Byun, Lee Jeong-eun

Director : Joon-ik Lee

Released : March 2021

 

BLURB :

 

The Book of Fish is a 2021 South Korean historical black and white film directed by Lee Joon-ik. The film starring Sol Kyung-gu and Byun Yo-han, is about an exiled Joseon era scholar and a fisherman and their exchange of knowledge in writing a book.

 

 

korean movies 2021

 

8. Introduction (인트로덕션)

 

Genre : Drama

Starring : Seok-ho Shin, Mi-so Park, Young-ho Kim

Director : Sang-soo Hong

Released : March 2021

 

BLURB :

 

1. The father had asked him to come but he was occupied when he came

2. She wanted to study in Germany and her mother had to find cheap lodging

3. He went to see his mother at a beach restaurant and she was with an old actor

 

Yeong Ho is summoned by his father, who is a doctor. Finding him busy with his patients, one of whom is a famous actor, Yeong Ho has to wait. When his girlfriend Joo Won moves to Berlin for her studies, Yeong Ho shows up in the city to surprise her. Through her mother, Joo Won has found accommodation at the home of an artist whose beauty intimidates her. Sometime later, Yeong Ho goes to lunch with his mother who wants to introduce him to a colleague – it is the same man Yeong Ho met at his father’s clinic. Yeong Ho asks his friend Jeong Soo to accompany him, and after lunch, they go to the beach. Yeong Ho falls asleep and dreams of Joo Won. When he wakes up, he braves the considerable cold and goes swimming, while Jeong Soo watches.

 

 

korean movies 2021

 

9. Waiting for Rain (비와 당신의 이야기)

 

Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Woo-hee Chun, Kang Ha-Neul, Kang So-ra

Director : Jin-mo Cho

Released : April 2021

 

BLURB :

 

Strangers Young-ho and So-hee confide in each other through the exchange of handwritten letters in the early 2000s.

 

 

 

 

 

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