5 Korean Romantic Movies That Will Make Your Heart Flutter
Almost all of us love watching romantic movies. Whether it be Titanic or Groundhog Day, there's something special about these kinds of films. But why do we love romantic films so much?
Research suggests that the reason romantic films are so popular is that love is one of the core emotions we respond to. We are all social creatures and thrive on receiving and giving love. As well as this, love satisfies our desire to feel worthy and needed.
For many years now, movie writers across the globe have tapped into our love of love to try and make their films more appealing and popular with audiences. One country that has done this more than most is Korea. In fact, we have seen many romantic movies released over the last few years from this part of the world, including "A Moment to Remember" and "Always". However, these aren't the only movies worth mentioning. Here's a list of some of the Korean romantic movies that are sure to make your heart flutter:
"Always" is one of the best romantic films ever released in South Korea. It tells a story of a professional boxer who had retired from his job and become a parking lot attendant. While working as an attendant, he meets a blind telemarketer with whom he falls madly in love.
2. "A Millionaire's First Love"
This romance movie was first released in 2006. In the movie, a rich young man is forced to move to the countryside to inherit his grandfather's fortune. Until he does this, he has no access to his cottage, penthouse, or credit cards, meaning he cannot live comfortably or complete a Ria international money transfer. While this isn't what he initially wants, he ends up falling in love with one of his classmates.
"200 Pounds Beauty" isn't like most other Korean romantic movies. It is a romantic musical comedy about a talented singer who weighs over 200 lbs. Due to her weight, she cannot get a record deal, so instead, ghost sings for a less-talented pop star. When she realizes she is not living her dream, she undergoes plastic surgery to change her appearance and become a slim beauty with a different identity.
"A Moment to Remember" is a brilliant film choice if you're looking for a real tear-jerker. Filmed in 2004, this remarkable film topped the box office charts in South Korea for over two weeks. Starring Jung Woo-sung and Son Ye-jin, this film takes you on a journey of love followed by loss due to Alzheimer's.
The South Korean film, "Be with You", is based on a novel by Japanese writer Takuji Ichikawa. This film is all about a lady called Soo-ah. At the start of the film, Soo-ah is dying. However, before she does, she promises her husband to return one year later. As promised, Soo-ah returns to see her husband the following year. However, she has no memory of ever meeting him.
We all love watching and reading about successful romances, which is why romantic movies are so popular. Thankfully, there are a lot of incredible Korean romantic movies for us to enjoy. If you're ready to feel the love, why not watch some of the films we've listed above? Just make sure you've got your tissues ready.