Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Kim Hoyeun
Though it has calmed down, the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. With the restriction of external activities, the possibility of psychological difficulties has increased. So, in such times, why don’t we indulge ourselves in sweet and exciting romance movies for a change?
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
It’s a heartwarming romance completed with a fairytale-like pure emotion. It depicts the pure communion between lonely Soon Yi, who closed her heart to the world, and a wild, rough, but strangely loving wolf boy. The charming combination of Park Bo Young and Song Joong Ki and beautiful cinematic beauty made the viewers laugh and cry with the story. At the time of the release, the movie attracted 6.6 million viewers, receiving enthusiastic responses from female audiences.
My PS Partner (2012)
It’s an R-rated romance movie directed by Byun Sung Hyun, known for The Merciless. The unique setting of a man and a woman, who are connected by a wrong phone call, having an honest and bold romance is eye-catching. However, even though it was rated R, the level of their love scenes are not that high. Rather, it candidly unravels real-life relationships that mostly young audiences can relate to.
Finding Mr.Destiny (2010)
Based on a popular musical, the movie drew attention with the unique combination of Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung. Gong Yoo made the female viewers’ heart flutter by playing the role of Han Gi Joon, an inflexible man who searches high and low to find the first love of Seo Ji Woo (Im Soo Jung). The ending scene where they shared a romantic kiss at the airport became the talk of the town.
Don’t Believe Her (2004)
It’s a romantic comedy with exciting materials and actors’ deft performances. The movie presents a convivial play brought on by a tangled encounter between Young Ju, a swindler who uses her pure looks and fluent speech skills as tools, and Hee Chul, an innocent pharmacist in a rural village. Showing a slightly twisted standards of the romantic comedy genre give the viewers a pleasure throughout the film.
My Scary Girl (2006)
As the title suggests, the film tells a sweet, wild, and unpredictable romance. It tells the story of Dae Woo, a college lecturer with a vulnerable and timid personality, going on a date with Min Ah, a mysterious and charming girl who moved into the house just below. The combination of cheerful romance and tense thriller offers unique fun.
Sweet romance and creepy horror have met. The romance between a woman, who sees ghosts, and a scared man is always nerve-racking since ghosts pop out everywhere. Fear strikes at an unexpected moment, giving the audience the chilling fun. When the movie was released, it attracted more than 3 million viewers.
My Tutor Friend (2003)
It’s a romantic comedy that makes you feel like you’re watching a lively comics. Ji Hoon, who has been going to high school for five years, and Su Wan, who started the expensive private lessons to earn money to pay tuition, have met. The two, who are entirely opposite from each other, have met as a teacher and a student. The story of them bickering with each other, and eventually falling in love was shown pleasantly. Like My Sassy Girl, the movie successfully adapted popular Internet posts and received explosive responses from young audiences.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
The movie presents a heartbreaking romance between Son Ye Jin, “the queen of romance,” and Jung Woo Sung, who we want to see in a romance movie nowadays. The undying love between Soo Jin, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and Chul Soo, who takes care of her with the utmost care, made the audience wipe their tears.
Art Museum by the Zoo (1998)
The movie that is most famous for the line, “I thought love was all about falling in love from the beginning. I didn’t know it was getting permeated this slowly.” Shim Eun Ha and Lee Sung Jae worked together as Choon Hee and Chul Soo, who fall in love despite their differences.
Someone Special (2004)
Director Jang Jin’s unique humor has met up with cute romance. The movie depicts the romance between a baseball player in the second division who was given only a few months to live and an odd woman who has had a crush on him for 10 years. Combined with components that are far from traditional romance, Jung Jae Young’s comfortable charm, which supports Lee Na Young’s unusual, wild and pure image, makes the viewers smile until the end.