15 Korean Movies For A Cozy At-Home Valentine’s Day
Believe it or not, but Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Although many of us still can’t go out due to the pandemic, nothing is stopping you from an at-home movie night! Here are 15 movies that will get you into the Valentine’s mood while staying safe at home.
1. Mood of the Day
Bae Soo Jung (Moon Chae Won) has been with her boyfriend for 10 years, but their romance is turning lukewarm. Soo Jung heard that her friend is getting married to her first love and feels distracted. On a train to Busan, she sits next to Kim Jae Hyun (Yoo Yeon Seok), who claims that he is an Agapemonite (a Christian sect where men took multiple spiritual brides) and that he would willingly do one-night-stands. She tries to push him away but ends up sharing a car ride with him due to the train breaking down. She begins to slowly open up to him as he consistently tries to win her heart.
2. Tune in For Love
In 1994, on the first day DJ Yoo Yeol went on air on the popular radio show Music Album, college girl Mi Soo (Kim Go Eun) meets Hyun Woo (Jung Hae In) at the bakery she works at. The show brings them together through thick and thin until reality pulls them apart. In 1997, during the IMF crisis, the two meet while exchanging stories on a radio program. Although the couple’s paths keep crossing, the timing is never in their favor.
3. Two Weddings and a Funeral
A gay man, Min Soo (Kim Dong Yoon), and a lesbian, Hyo Jin (Ryu Hyun Kyung), agree to marry so that Hyo Jin can legally adopt a child with her partner, Seo Yeong (Jung Ae Yun), and Min Soo can please his parents. While secretly living with their respective partners, Min Soo and Hyo Jin enjoy all the benefits of being heterosexual. However, Min Soo’s intrusive parents begin to threatening their ruse.
4. Cyrano Agency
Cyrano Agency consists of four people from a theater troupe who offer a unique service to bring people together. They devise intricate plans to get a romance for their client.
P.S. If you’d enjoy something to truly binge, it has also been made into a K-Drama!
Ma Jo Goo (Lee Min Ki), a street magician, meets a miserable girl, Kang Yeo Ri (Son Ye Jin), during one of his performances, and she becomes the inspiration for his Horror Magic Show. Yeo Ri begins working as an extra on the show but has difficulty connecting with anyone else. Jo Goo accidentally gets her drunk in an attempt to help her open up. She confesses that since surviving a high school car accident, she has seen the ghosts of dead schoolmates and her best friend Lee Joo Hee (Hwang Seung Eon). Joo Hee follows her everywhere and scared everyone away, even Yeo Ri’s family. When Jo Goo attempts to find her a boyfriend, they start to develop feelings for each other.
6. The Princess and the Matchmaker
When struck by famine, the palace arranges Princess Song Hwa (Shim Eun Kyung)’s marriage to appease the cosmos. A renowned diviner, Seo Do Yoon (Lee Seung Gi), is hired to find the perfect man who will have the best marital harmony with the princess. Four potential husbands are chosen, but the princess refuses to let her husband be chosen by fortune. So, she decides to investigate the candidates herself, of which Do Yoon finds out and follows her.
7. Whatcha Wearin’?
Rated: 18+, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity
After learning that his ex has an amazing new boyfriend, Lee Hyun Seung (Ji Sung) never sleeps and is filled with jealousy. One night, a sexy phone call from a stranger gives him new life. Even with her enviable looks and successful boyfriend, Yoon Jung (Kim Ah Joong) feels love deprived. She resorts to giving her boyfriend a steamy phone call to spice things up, only to find out that the guy on the other end is a stranger.
8. Petty Romance
Rated: 18+, Sexual Content
Struggling manhwa artist Jung Bae (Lee Sun Kyun) enters a publishing company’s competition for an adult manga with a prize of ₩130 million KRW to redeem a treasured family portrait. After being told that his story-writing is weak, he advertises for a professional writer and hires Han Da Rim (Choi Kang Hee). Unknown to Jung Bae, Da Rim recently lost her job, where she compensated for her lack of experience by copying other’s material.
9. The Beauty Inside
Woo Jin, a furniture designer, is used to waking up with a new face every day when he falls asleep. The only people that know of his ability are his mother and his best friend, Sang Baek (Lee Dong Hwi). One day, he meets Yi Soo (Han Hyo Joo), a girl who works for a furniture store and instantly falls in love. Since his appearance constantly changes, he visits her every day as a new customer. Woo Jin finally asks her out, and after the date, Woo Jin stays awake for three days so his appearance won’t change. Yi Soo falls in love with him, but he can no longer stay awake and wakes up with a new face.
P.S. You can also enjoy this movie as its K-Drama adaptation!
After closing himself off from the world, former boxer Chul Min (So Ji Sub) starts a new job as a parking attendant. One night, a visually impaired woman, Jung Hwa (Han Hyo Joo), walks into his tollbooth to watch TV with him. They begin to fall in love.
11. Moonlit Winter
Yoon Hee (Kim Hee Ae) lives with her teenage daughter Sae Bom (Kim So Hye). When Yoon Hee receives a letter from Otaru, Japan, Sae Bom accidentally reads it and learns about her mother’s first love, Jun (Nakamura Yuko). Sae Bom hides her knowledge and suggests that they go to Otaru together. Yoon Hee, believing that she might meet her first love again, feels her heart fluttering.
12. A Millionaire’s First Love
Kang Jae Kyung (Hyun Bin) is an arrogant rich kid who drives fast cars and skips school. He is set to inherit his grandfather’s fortune when he turns 18, but he must first transfer to a new school and graduate to earn it. If he wants to give up, he will only receive 0.1%. He moves to the countryside and meets Choi Eun Hwan (Lee Yun Hee).
13. On Your Wedding Day
Hwang Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang) sees his only love as Hwan Seung Hee (Park Bo Young), who believes in falling in love in 3 seconds. It spans 10 years of their lives. Woo Yeon hated studying got into fights until he meets Seung Hee. Seung Hee doesn’t seem interested in Woo Yeon, but she’s annoyed at her many admirers, so they both agree to pretend-date. Over time their relationship that was once fake begins to be real.
14. The Classic
Yoon Ji Hae (Son Ye Jin) and Soo Kyung (Lee Sang In) are friends who both have a crush on Oh Sang Min (Jo In Sung). Soo Kyung asks Ji Hae to write a love letter to him for her. Ji Hae pours out her own feelings but in her friend’s name. Sang Min loves the letter and is attracted to Soo Kyung, while Ji Hae is uncomfortable and tries to avoid him but keeps running into him. Ji Hae’s mom goes on a trip abroad and Ji Hae finds a secret box filled with memories of her mother’s first love.
15. Be With You
Im Soo Ah (Son Ye Jin) promises her husband, Jung Woo Jin (So Ji Sub), to return one year later on a rainy day, then passes away. She miraculously keeps the promise, but all her memories have disappeared.