9 Romantic Korean Movies That Are Perfect For Summer Movie Nights
Love is in the air! Summer is definitely the season for romance, and what better way to spend your summer than cuddled up with a romantic Korean movie on?
Whether you’re into action-packed thrillers with romantic subplots or full-on cheesy rom-coms, this list is sure to have something that you will enjoy. So bust out the popcorn and dive into these Korean movies that are perfect for this summer!
Kang Yeo Ri (Son Ye Jin) has the unique ability to see ghosts — an ability that’s making her miserable. Ma Jo Goo (Lee Min Ki) is a struggling street musician. Together, can they overcome their struggles and maybe find something more in the process? Magic, romance, and supernatural elements combine to create this delightful romantic comedy that’s perfect for summer.
Sun Mi (Lee Young Ah) suffers from a rare blood disorder, and she tries to live a meaningful life because of it. However, when she meets competitive swimmer Sang Woo (Park Hae Jin), she’s hesitant to fall in love, knowing she may not live long. Will love win out when time isn’t on their side? This touching movie is sure to become a favorite!
Forever in the friend zone, Kang Joon Soo (Lee Seung Gi) has spent his life trying to get out and become something more to his beautiful childhood friend, weather reporter Kim Hyun Woo (Moon Chae Won). But is love or heartbreak in the forecast? This fun, light-hearted film is perfect for a cozy night in.
Hong Ee (Kim Go Eun) is a happy-go-lucky sword fighter in the Goryeo dynasty training to avenge the death of her parents, who were killed when she was an infant. But her world is turned upside down when she learns the unsettling truth about her bloody destiny. An epic plot of love, revenge, and greed makes this historical action film come to life. It’s one you will never forget!
A beautiful 500-year-old vampire, Ran (Jung Yeon Joo) has lived a quiet, peaceful life selling makeup while suppressing her vampiric instincts. But when she meets a man (Song Kang) with the same tantalizing scent as her lover from long, long ago, all kinds of forgotten instincts are reawakened. This cute, fun film takes a light-hearted twist on the vampire theme and is perfect for a summer movie night.
A talented songwriter who dies suddenly in a car accident, Jin Lee Hyung (Cha Tae Hyun) is a little shocked when his spirit doesn’t move on to the afterlife. Instead, his spirit jumps from body to body. With the help of a quirky high school student (Kim Yoo Jung), Lee Hyung must help those he possesses find love and fulfillment — a task easier said than done. Will he ever make it to the afterlife? This heart-warming comedy will have you laughing in no time!
Born into power and high social status, Hwang Jin Yi’s (Song Hye Kyo) luxurious life comes crashing down when she learns she is an illegitimate child. Forced down the social ladder, Jin Yi takes her life and happiness into her own hands, all the while searching for the first man she ever loved, a family servant named No Mi (Yoo Ji Tae). Set in the Joseon Dynasty and based on the life of a real Korean courtesan, this intriguing film is perfect for those who love history.
Do you believe in love at first sight? How about fate? When Hwang Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang) gets invited to his first love’s (Park Bo Young) wedding, he puts both of them to the ultimate test as he tries to rekindle what they once had before it’s too late. This cute romantic comedy is perfect for a quiet summer night!
When Soon Yi (Park Bo Young) and her family move to the countryside, they find more than fresh air and open fields. They discover a wild, animal-like boy (Song Joong Ki) living in their shed. As they take him in, an attraction begins to grow between Soon Yi and the strange boy. But as more people learn about the boy and tensions in the village rise, will love be enough to save them both?
Which movie are you going to watch first this summer, Soompiers? Let us know in the comments below!
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