Korean movies always give viewers interesting emotions, beautiful actors, and diverse and rich storylines. Korean screens have always brought viewers many quality works of all different genres. But among them, the romantic and comedy film series have always been considered an indispensable “specialty” of the Korean screen.
The harmonious combination of sweet stories with funny and exciting details helps bring viewers a lot of emotions. In particular, there are Korean romantic comedies that every time it is mentioned, the viewers will not be able to help but revel in plowing over and over again and still not get bored.
It’s not difficult to find those films. However, so many movies have been released, so how can you choose one that is entertaining and worthwhile to watch? We will present a list of twenty-five Korean romantic comedies; you may download them all at once or over time.
Table of Contents
- 1. Legend Of The Blue Sea
- 2. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
- 3. Kill Me, Heal Me
- 4. Cheese In The Trap
- 5. Strong Girl Do Bong-Soon
- 6. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
- 7. Mr. Queen
- 8. Hospital Playlist
- 9. Fight For My Way
- 10. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
- 11. My Love From The Star
- 12. A Business Proposal
- 13. Twenty Five, Twenty One
- 14. Hometown Cha Cha Cha
- 15. So Not Worth It
- 16. Startup
- 17. Backstreet Rookie
- 18. Be Melodramatic
- 19. Hotel Del Luna
- 20. Who Are You: School 2015
- 21. Reply 1988
- 22. It’s Ok, That’s Love
- 23. Vincenzo
- 24. Her Private Life
- 25. Emergency Couple
1. Legend Of The Blue Sea
Directed by: Jin Hyuk
Actors: Jung-woo Choi, Shin Won Ho, Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun, Sin-Hye Hwang, etc.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Legend Of The Blue Sea is a must-see movie if you are a fan of the gorgeous actor Lee Min Ho. Based on the mermaid tale in Yoo Mong In’s short story collection Eou Yadam, the drama Legend of the Blue Sea was created. The film focuses on the romance between the last mermaid and professional con artist Heo Joon Jae. The work engages spectators in funny scenarios when the mermaid lands ashore and blends into human life.
The crew traveled to Palau to film underwater and Spanish scenes, with some scenes taken in Girona and A Corua, Spain. The appearance of the beautiful Jun Ji-Hyun in the part of Shim Chung / Sae Hwa, who appears in amusing situations, is another feature that contributes to the film’s popularity with the viewers.
2. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
Directed by: Kim Sung-Yoon
Actors: Park Bo Gum, Cheon Ho-jin, Chae Soo-bin, Kwak Dong-Yeon, Kim You-Jung, Jin Young, Kim Seung-Su, Jung Hye-Seong, etc.
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Love
The historical drama Moonlight drawn by clouds is based on the popular comic book of the same name. It is a tale of childhood and young passionate love during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century, based on the web novel Moon Drawn by Clouds, which was first published on Naver in 2013 and is routinely released in five parts this year. 2015.
Hong Ra On, a young girl living during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century, must disguise herself as a male to conceal her identity. She earns a living by providing men with relationship advice. Hong Ra On meets Crown Prince Hyomyeong because of a love letter she wrote to a client. When Crown Prince Hyomyeong takes a particular interest in Hong Ra On, the film’s plot reaches its climax.
3. Kill Me, Heal Me
Directed by: Kim Jin-Man, Kim Dae Jin
Actors: Hwang Jung Eum, Ji Sung, Park Seo Joon, Oh Min Seok, Kim Yoo Ri, etc.
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Love
Kill Me, Heal Me is about Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung), a member of the third generation of the Chaebol family, who has dissociative identity disorder due to several life-threatening events. Oh Jin Ri attempts to get his life back on track with the aid of a resident physician (Hwang Jung Eum). The “seven persons” he formed within his body began their war as the ultimate dictator who would govern his life.
Meanwhile, Oh Ri On (Park Seo Joon) is Oh Ri Jin’s writer-genius twin brother. He is determined to understand the secrets and tales of this third-generation Chaebol, begins to observe him unearth them, but has unexpected sympathy for him.
4. Cheese In The Trap
Directed by: Lee Yoon Jung
Actors: Kim Go Eun, Seo Kang Joon, Nam Joo Hyuk, Park Hae Jin, etc.
Genre: Psychological, Romantic Comedy
Since 2010, Park Hae-jin and Kim Go-Eun have starred in the South Korean television series Cheese In The Trap, which is based on the same-titled webcomic on Naver. The film focuses on the relationship between Hong Seol, a university student, and Yoo Jung, her senior. Due to severe circumstances, Hong Seol was compelled to work part-time.
Meanwhile, the second man, Yoo Jung, is a gentleman par excellence. His family history, education, looks, health, and demeanor are perfect. However, a dark part of this young man’s soul lurks underneath his supposedly beautiful appearance. Hong Seol, an average female student, will be the one to solve his problems.
5. Strong Girl Do Bong-Soon
Directed by: Oh Hyun Jong
Actors: Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin, Byeon Woo Seok, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Strong Girl Do Bong-soon is about Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) – a young woman who always fights for justice and against wrongdoing. Behind the muscular appearance of a weightlifter is a Kim Bok Joo with a fragile heart, a Kim Bok Joo who knows how to love with a sweet and pure first love.
Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) is a swimming prodigy and Kim Bok Joo’s college buddy. Jung Joon Hyung, a man with a strong personality and boundless ambition, has constantly been thwarted by chance in the past. The relationship between him and Kim Bok Joo is complicated and often conflicts. The film is inspired by the true life of Olympic weightlifting champion Jang Mi Ran.
6. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
Directed by: Park Joon-Hwa
Actors: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is a film based on author Jang Kyung Yoon’s best-selling novel, which has been adapted into a webtoon of the same name, about the love story between Vice President Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon), who is handsome and talented but overly self-centered, and Kim Mi So (Park Min Young), a beautiful and knowledgeable secretary.
During the film’s development, Vice President Park worried and paid attention to the secretary, despite insisting on denying his feelings. Secretary Kim is similar, always secretly hating her boss but still very attentive and wants to take care of Lee Young Joon. This film is invested thoughtfully and perfectly, bringing true romance and humor, especially in character building.
7. Mr. Queen
Directed by: Yoon Sung-sik
Actors: Shin Hye-sun and Kim Jung-Hyun, etc.
Genre: Historical, Comedy, Fantasy
Mr. Queen relates the story of Jang Bong-hwan, a chef at Blue House who is brilliant but also arrogant. Suddenly, an incident happened to him, and his soul entered the body of Queen Cheorin in the Joseon period. Do you think what it would be like to be a man and now become a queen? Jang Bong-hwan will face countless surprises that he could not have foreseen, humorous details constantly appearing to make the audience laugh non-stop.
8. Hospital Playlist
Directed by: Shin Won-ho
Actors: Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myung and Jeon Mi-do, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Hospital Playlist is a drama with a medical theme, one of the most popular topics in Korean TV dramas. It not only revolves around the busy life of doctors, but the film is also a touching movie about the friendship and love of friends who have been together for ten years.
The film is about a group of 5 talented doctors who have been best friends since college. Together they overcame their youth, worked at Yulje hospital, and saved many lives with their own hands. The series became the 9th highest viewership drama in Korean cable TV history, with its final episode reaching 14.142% nationwide.
9. Fight For My Way
Directed by: Lee Na-Jeong
Actors: Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Fight For My Way is a drama that has received several prestigious accolades, including Drama of the Year at the 2017 Brand of the Year Awards, Best Actor at the 31st KBS Awards, and Best Couple at KBS World Global.
The film’s characters, Go Dong Man, Choi Ae Ra, Kim Joo Man, and Baek Seol Hee, portray youth with aspirations and real-life tales. The love of the two main characters begins from the long-known friendship between Go Dong Man (Park Seo Joon), a former Taekwondo athlete who was very famous in the past but ended up becoming an unknown mixed martial arts fighter, and Choi A Ra (Kim Ji Won), a girl who now works at a department shop but has always desired to become an announcer.
10. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Directed by: Park Shin-woo
Actors: Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
The romance between nurse Moon Gang-tae (played by Kim Soo-Hyun) and famed children’s book author Ko Moon-young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) will be the focus of the upcoming film It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which will be released in 2020.
The return of actor Kim Soo-Hyun combined with the beauty of Seo Ye-Ji, has created an explosive work. Moon Gang-tae has to take care of her autistic brother wholeheartedly, having no time for herself and outside relationships. At the same time, Ko Moon-young is a talented, wealthy writer with an antisocial personality disorder. After meeting each other, the two gradually heal each other’s emotional wounds. Like the title of the film, the “crazy” of the female lead creates humorous situations in the film.
11. My Love From The Star
Directed by: Jang Tae-Yoo
Actors: Kim Soo Hyung, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Hae-jin, Yoo In Na, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy.
My Love From the Star is a film about the relationship between the alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) and the actress Cheon Song Yi (Cheon Song Yi) (Jun Ji Hyun). Since 1609, Min Joon has resided on the blue planet. He has several peculiar talents, such as the ability to halt time, move items across space, and remain eternally youthful and Min Joon has a lifetime of up to 400 years and has had numerous various occupations, including doctor, lawyer, etc.
Meanwhile, the female protagonist is Cheon Song Yi, a renowned actress with a haughty disposition who is sometimes entirely innocent and pure. Due to their different characteristics, the love story between these two characters provides the audience with “crunchy” chuckles; indeed, it might be considered the “opposite piece” between Cheon Song and Do Min. Do not miss this romantic and amusing Korean film that is highly regarded in the cinema of the country of kimchi.
12. A Business Proposal
Directed by: Park Sun-ho
Actors: Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Min-kyu, Kim Se-Jeong, Seol In-ah, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Netflix, Romance, Office.
When discussing romantic and humorous Korean dramas, it is difficult not to include A Business Proposal. This film, released in 2022, has Kim Se Jeong and Ahn Hyo Seop as the lead actors and offers a great deal of intriguing content.
The film is about Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-Jeong) goes on a blind date after agreeing to substitute for her friend Jin Young-Seo (Seol In-ah), whose father organized it; she accidentally clashes with her boss – Kang Tae Mo (Ahn Hyo Seop). But because she did not know his identity, she made many statements that touched his self-esteem. From here, the two’s predestined relationship began to blossom, bringing many romantic and humorous situations to viewers.
13. Twenty Five, Twenty One
Directed by: Jung Ji-Hyun
Actors: Kim Tae-Ri, Bona, Nam Joo-hyuk, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Romance, Youth, Drama.
Another Korean romantic comedy coming out in 2022 that you can’t miss is Twenty Five, Twenty One. The film is based on the narration of the character Na Hee Do played by Kim Tae Ri. Initially a young girl full of energy and passion for fencing, she was forced to do everything to continue participating in this sport when the IMF crisis occurred.
Then she meets Baek Ye Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk), a guy immersed in negative thoughts after his family’s bankruptcy. The two have overcome the precarious years of youth together, watching each other grow up. The only thing, when having everything in hand, Baek Yi Jin and Na Hee Do accidentally lost each other.
Twenty Five, Twenty One brings footage filled with a youthful feeling that is both lovely and nostalgic.
14. Hometown Cha Cha Cha
Directed by: Ju Je-won
Actors: Shin Min Ah, Lee Sang Yi, Kim Seon-ho, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Romance.
Hometown Cha Cha Cha is a beloved upcoming Korean television series that premiered in 2021. There are neither intricate details nor a shocking plot twist, yet the picture evokes unexplainable feelings. It was a life of serenity and simplicity led by very ordinary folks. Each of them has its own unique story.
The story of Doo Shik (Kim Seon Ho), a guy who encounters a significant incident, returns and is received and loved by the villagers of Gongjin. There are many other touching stories about humanity in the coastal village. However, the film is also highly entertaining and humorous because of the accidental encounters of the narrow lane couple Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) and Hong Doo Shik, which leads to many troubles and misunderstandings.
15. So Not Worth It
Directed by: Kwon Ik-Joon, Kim Jung-Sik
Actors: Park Se Wan, Shin Hyeong Seung, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Romance, Drama, School.
So Not Worth It is a sitcom that focuses on the lives of students living in dormitories at an international university. The film will give viewers a panoramic view of the colorful stories of friendship and love at school age.
But yet, “So Not Worth It” also makes the audience laugh or cry because of naughty jokes, such as personal belongings strangely disappearing from the dormitory, Hans (Joakim Sorensen) accidentally caught in a scam, Jamie (Shin Hyeong Seung) being unlucky enough to lock himself in the basement with his friends, etc.
It can be said that So Not Worth It is a movie worth watching if you want to have memorable moments of entertainment.
Director: Oh Choong-hwan
Actors: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kang Han Na, Kim Seon-ho, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Romance, School, Business.
Startup is one of the best Korean romantic comedies in 2020. The film’s content is aimed at young people pursuing their passions and wanting to start businesses and set up their own companies. Startup is about two sisters, Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy) and Won In Jae (Kang Han Na).
They used to be very close until their parents broke up; Dal Mi chose to live with her father and In Jae decided to live with her mother and a wealthy stepfather. By adulthood, In Jae has become a young generation CEO, and Dal Mi is still an employee but always wants and tries her best to be ready to shine for the future.
In addition to lessons on entrepreneurship and determination, Startup also draws a sweet love story with a youthful taste of Dal Mi and Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk). In addition, the film also has countless funny scenes in the process of starting a business together.
17. Backstreet Rookie
Directed by: Lee Myung-Woo
Actors: Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo-Jung, Angel Face, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Business.
Backstreet Rookie is a romantic comedy film starring Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung. The drama is around Choi Dae Hyun (Ji Chang Wook), the proprietor of a convenience shop, and Saet Byul, his employee crush (Kim Yoo Jung).
The two of them are shown as having quite strange and somewhat distinct personalities. Before opening his own business, Choi Dae Hyun worked for a huge corporation. And Saet Byul has a turbulent and mischievous history. The audience will undoubtedly chuckle at the two characters’ comedic antics throughout the film.
18. Be Melodramatic
Directed by: Lee Byeong-Heon, Kim Hye-young
Actors: Chun Woo-hee, Gong Myung, Jeon Yeo-been, Ahn Jae-hong, Han Ji-Eun, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance.
Be Melodramatic provides valuable lessons for adults that are warmly welcomed by a large number of adolescents. This is a funny, romantic Korean film about the careers, relationships, and challenges in the lives of three closest friends.
They have experienced the age of 20 with zest and zeal, loving and devoting themselves passionately to extraordinary things. However, as individuals reach the age of 30, they will be expected to be more mature in thinking and conduct, particularly in matters of love. Can they do the task? Observe the film to notice that these females also find themselves in humorous circumstances comparable to their closest friends.
19. Hotel Del Luna
Director: Oh Choong-hwan
Actors: IU, Yeo Jin Goo, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery.
Hotel Del Luna is undoubtedly not a strange name for those who love Korean movies. Hotel Del Luna is set in a mysterious hotel that only caters to ghosts and is located in downtown Seoul.
Operating the hotel is president Jang Man Wol (Lee Ji Eun – IU); she has been trapped in the hotel for the past 1000 years to pay for her sins. While looking for a new manager for the hotel, she met Goo Chan Seong (Yeo Jin Goo). While working for the owner Jang Man Wol, Goo Chan Sung gradually saw and understood the pain she suffered in the past. The two gradually develop feelings, but a sad ending is still inevitable.
20. Who Are You: School 2015
Directed by: Kim Sung-yoon, Baek Sang-hoon
Actors: Kim So-hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Yook Sung Jae, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Mystery.
Who Are You: School 2015 is perhaps the appropriate film for you if you’re looking for a dramatic but not too heavy film. The film takes place in a top Seoul school where the renowned pupil Eun Byeol (Kim So Hyun) is enrolled. In contrast, her twin sister Lee Eun Bi is a victim of school violence in another country.
In one incident, Lee Eun Bi was transported to Seoul and forced to continue living as her elder sister. This results in a succession of dramatic occurrences that help the character mature intellectually and morally. The film’s male protagonist is Nam Joo Hyuk, who is icy on the exterior yet compassionate on the inside. In contrast, the supporting character Yook Sungjae will generate the same feelings of happiness and intimacy as your closest buddy.
21. Reply 1988
Directed by: Shin Won-ho
Actors: Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Lee Dong-hwi, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Family.
Reply 1988 is set in Seoul’s Ssangmun-dong neighborhood in 1988, where a group of 5 friends from 5 families has been playing together since they were children. Here, they studied together, played together, and spent happy childhood days together, despite life’s many difficulties and deprivations.
The film also mentions the family affection, the heart, and the love of parents that have helped the children grow up and become citizens with good ideals. The film brings viewers significant lines, along with the immersive acting of the cast, promising to take away a lot of your tears. But don’t worry, because you will surely love your life even more after crying.
22. It’s Ok, That’s Love
Đạo diễn: Kim Kyu-tae
Diễn viên: Gong Hyo Jin, Jo In Sung, etc.
Thể loại: Hài hước, lãng mạn.
It’s Ok, That’s Love the thrilling love story between Jang Jae Yeol (Jo In Sung), a writer with a painful past, and Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin), a psychiatrist. Both of them are struggling with a strange mental illness, which has led to the chance to help them gradually develop feelings, becoming a spiritual medicine for the other.
With the top-notch acting of Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin, viewers will not be able to help but “swoon” at the two’s sweet interactions. In particular, the film not only revolves around the main character couple Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin but also brings stories related to supporting actors, helping viewers not to feel bored.
Indeed, this will be a sweet and cool candy to help you dispel fatigue and depression very well.
Directed by: Kim Hee Won
Actors: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Been, Ok Taec Yeon, Kim Yeo Jin, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Action, Romance
Vincenzo is a successful movie of 2021. The film has all the elements, from a thrilling script to the excellent acting of the cast. Vincenzo follows a mafia from Italy who advises the Cassano clan on their journey back to Korea to dig up the 1.5 tons of gold that the male lead built a secret room to protect five years ago.
Besides the thrilling action scenes between Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki) and the enemy, some moments make the audience laugh. By watching movies, your brain can rotate between plots and tricks. And the moments when Vincenzo gets into enough trouble when he returns to Korea will help the film become balanced, and his nerves will also relax.
24. Her Private Life
Directed by: Hong Jong Chan
Actors: Park Min Young, Kim Jae Wook, Ahn Bo Hyun, etc.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Her Private Life is based on the famous webtoon novel Noona Fan Dot Com by author Kim Sung Yeon. The project belongs to the romantic comedy genre, about a fangirl Sung Duk Mi, who is currently working at the art museum – a genuine fangirl of idol singer Sian and boss Ryan (Kim Tae Wook), who will become a fanboy of her heat.
The film gives the viewer exciting details. Gentle content, a modern context with many impressive scenes, has won the viewer’s admiration. In the movie, it is straightforward for you to catch your image from Duk Mi. From difficult moments to moments of shouting the idol’s name wholeheartedly in the journey of pursuing idols.
25. Emergency Couple
Directed by: Kim Cheol Kyu
Actors: Song Ji Hyo, Choi Jin Hyuk, etc.
Genre: Comedy, Romance.
Emergency Couple is about a pair of emergency room trainees, Oh Jin Hee and Oh Seung Min. 6 years ago, they used to love each other deeply, despite objections from Oh Seung Min’s wealthy family to get together, but divorced after only one year because of disagreement.
Now, they meet again in the emergency room of a hospital as trainee doctors, see each other as enemies, and have to go through countless funny situations. The main couple’s love is not the intense, passionate love of youth. It is a quiet, quiet emotion of people who have experienced breakdowns. They are more reserved and more hesitant to enter a new relationship.
Divorce is something no one wants, but, in this case, it helps the two main characters become better versions of themselves. Consider the divorce as a temporary separation.