Maybe it is time to list down the top korean movies I have watched so far. Beware cause I’ll be adding some spoilers. Hahahahahaha.
Most korean films I watched were really sentimental. Regardless of the fact that you’ll end up crying in the end, it never fails to amuse me with the story as a whole. May it be drama, romantic comedy or whatever genre it is (except for horror) I watch them. There are also films that I wish to watch but still need to find time in my schedule. I originally want to have a list of ten, but I’ve never finished it so it might be good to start with smaller scale.
These are the movies that I have managed to list so far, I’ll be updating as soon as I can depending on my availability. I’ll start in ascending order. Using myself as a critic I’ll try to make a good review of each one of them.
5. Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006)
Cast: Uhm Jung Hwa, Daniel Henney
Director: Sang-woo Kim
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Though June seems to be perfectly good in her job, she’s ironically dull when it comes to love. Her lover never showed up in Hongkong where they are suppose to meet. And when she comes back from the flopped vacation engrande she never expected, she bumps into the car of the president of the company she’s working at. Perfectionist Robin Heiden (Henney) teaches June to become a girlfriend material. Yet gradually he’ll realize she teaches her only to fall for him.
At the onset of being a love guru, Robin teaches June the basics. How June respond to these is some sort of an innocent-maiden-easy-to-dump manner. As Robin leads her to the path of being a perfect girlfriend material, she’ll come to unravel his tragic past and the other side of him- a loving grandson and a soft-hearted man.
Well as some conversation are in english (thanks to Henney’s native english skills) tittering moments are drawn from June’s own english pronunciation. Catch the scene where Robin teaches her to enunciate something.
Boss fell in love with his assistant might be this movie’s cliché, hence it is still a movie you can watch over and over. It is the story line that gives this movie a chance to viewers. 😀
4. My Girlfriend is an agent
Cast: Kim Ha Neul, Kang Ji Hwan
Director: Shin Tae-ra
Genre: Romantic- Comedy
Dumped amidst her mission. Ahn Soo Ji (Kim Ha Neul) was labelled by JaeJoon (Kang Ji Wan) a deceiver because of her job. She doesn’t seem to be the travel agent that she proclaims to be. Yet, she’s not the only one who’s hiding something, Jae Joon himself has not revealed his true self too. Being in a relationship hiding secrets seemed to never worked out, even more when they are soon to be entangled in a mission that will unravel their secret of being an agent. Would there be a chance for them to reconcile?
Kim Ha Neul’s agent skills sets the ambiance of the movie. I never know that she could be good in action scenes.:D (Watch out the first part of the movie where she chases some bad asses) hehehehehe.
Being a sloppy agent, Ji Hwan gave much of a laugh. It’s awkward though cause I happen to see him too serious in “Lie to Me”.
You can never live in a relationship full of secrets. And there comes the famous phrase that says “Honesty is the best policy”. It’s always good to tell the truth regardless of what.
This movie has quite a resemblance to “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, only that it is korean of course. 😀
3. Daddy Long Legs
Cast: Ha Ji Won, Yeon Jong Hoon
Director: Kong Jeong-sik
Genre: Romance, Drama
When I was young “Daddy Long Legs” was a prominent cartoon on TV but I was not really fascinated about it. How this Korean movie retold the story of Daddy Long Legs in its own way much like a pretty good love story amazed me, especially that I’m a romcom-movie-goer.
Cha Young Mi (Ha Ji Won) believed that she will stumble upon her first love someday. Living alone with no parents to turn to since she was young became not much of a burden because of the person who has been her aid- her Daddy Long Legs. Willing to uncover the mystery of the person she has never been seen, Young Mi poses series of questions. With a twist of fate, will she ever meet him before it is too late?
I give a thumbs for the “email story” scene of this movie. As a person watching, I never least expect that it could turn out the other way with a good-all-twist. 😀
Daddy Long Legs giving her presents are the best squealing moments you’ll have. Who could daddy long legs be, could it be the morgue clerk???Hmmmm.. (well this is a thing worth figuring out).
Young Mi’s friend blind date story flings some funny touches in the movie. Shin Yi and Jeong Jon Ha teamed up, gives you a better reason to laugh. 😀
This heartwarming love story brings Daddy Long Legs to a different level. Mind you this movie has given me a boring aura at first but definitely the end is always the best.
Who could endure a love for a long time like Kim Jun Ho? You can never ask for more when you’re giving everything to the one you loved most.
2. A Moment to Remember (2002)
Cast: Son Ye Jin, Woo-sung Jung
Director: John H. Lee
Genre: Romance, Drama
This is probably one of the best movie of Son Ye Jin having watched most of her movie. I could say that I gradually liked her as an actress as I repeatedly watched her onscreen. Added that her lead partner appears to be Woo-sung Jung. This movie is also a must watch for korean movie- goer.
Having an affair with a married man, Kim Su Jin (Son Ye Jin) loved regardless of the situation. But the shameless relationship left her broke after the man never showed up in their rendezvous. Then he meets the short-tempered, ragged, and reserved carpenter Choi Chil Su. Right then she locks her eyes on him and decides to marry. They build a very happy and memorable couple at the onset of their marriage. But truth is, everything can never be consistent when sooner everything worth reminiscing will be forgotten by the one he loves. Not just him but also herself. How can he continue to love when the greatest obstacle is right there to block everything?
“Hey there! it is my coca cola not yours”. The ” coca- cola scene” where Su Jin grabs Chil Su’s coke and drinks it shamelessly in front of him was a scene to catch. This time Su Jin starts to portray her forgetfulness. Yet there is a rebound to this scene where Chil Su drinks her coke.
“Place your bet. Even a dog at a glance can win”. Trust me I found this scene funny and cute. How Chil Su play the cards is quite a show. You lose come kiss me now.. 😀
In each movie of Son Ye Jin, she always had the character. She’s much of an onscreen goddess cause you can never get enough of her face. As for Woo-sung Jung, he always portray good in ragged character. For me he is a superb.
“Love knows no boundaries” and “Love is unconditionaL” is what this movie embodies. You will never know how much you love a person until you’re given the greatest obstacle of all. Choi Chil Su personifies a man worth marrying who never gave up on Su Jin. Who knows there might be someone as good as him lurking around our neighborhood .. hahahahahahahaha
1. 200 Pounds Beauty
Cast: Kim Ah Joong, Joo Jin-mo
Director: Park Hyeon-cheol
Genre: Romantic- Comedy, Drama
Han-nah (Kim Ah Joong) has a really good voice but personality wise, she can only be a ghost singer. Her weight restricted her to perform in front of the people and to love someone openly. Thinking that being fat makes her ugly, she then decides to go into surgery so her boss can eventually love her. Now that she was able to achieve her own dream, she cannot deny the fact about her true self. She realized that loving ones self regardless of who you are is the most important thing after all.
Han-nah’s heavy weight provides funny stints, especially the scene where she was jumping really intense that the pedestal she was standing on suddenly falls off. (Well, she’s funny indeed, her boss was immediately alarmed of her short absence on the phone)
Her transition from being fat to being slim is one of the most exciting ones, and how her boss reacts to this gives us a shiver. But the most dramatic and heartfelt scene of this movie is when she confesses about her true self, she also sang a song that was really good.
Sometimes, people change to people expectations. But finding true love first starts by being true to your self.
Note: I’ve also provided an individual post for each movie with a picture and a trailer. 😀 you can check it out in this link https://fatimaleya.wordpress.com/category/movies/