Basically Korean Movies encompasses the motion picture industries of North and South Korea. While both countries have relatively robust film industries today, only South Korean films have achieved wide international acclaim. North Korean films tend to portray their communist or revolutionary themes. South Korean films enjoyed a “Golden age” during the late 1950s, and 1960s. From horror to comedies, Koreans seem to know what they are doing. Overall, their storytelling skills are able to grab your attention in a second and their cinematography is mesmerizing.
A true cinephile should not underestimate their cinema. Korean cinema is bold enough to play with different ideas and themes which is proving to be a huge success so far. With that said, there is no dearth of top Korean movies that you can watch. Here is a list of top Korean movies of all time.
10. My Sassy Girl (2001)
My Sassy Girl is a South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kwak Jae-yong, starring Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun. It is based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. The film was extremely successful in South Korea and was the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time. When My Sassy Girlwas released throughout East Asia, it became a mega blockbuster hit in the entire region, from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia, to the point where it was drawing comparisons to Titanic.
An American remake, starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert, and directed by Yann Samuell was released in 2008. A Japanese drama adaptation with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and actress Rena Tanaka as the leads started broadcasting in April 2008. A sequel, My New Sassy Girl, a collaborative work between Korea and China, was released in 2016.