Ridiculously Romantic Korean Movies You Can Watch On Netflix

In recent years, South Korean filmmakers have been known for making daring, adventurous movies in the thriller and horror genres. Oldboy's shocking ending still haunts viewers. The Last Train to Busan offers a truly novel take on the zombie apocalypse. And if you're looking for a visually stunning psychological thriller, then you can't beat The Handmaiden.
But Korean cinema has far more to offer than stories that will keep you up at night. You can find some quality romance and romantic comedy movies, as well. Which is great, considering that American cinema has, by and large, slowed down the production of rom-coms (aside from The Big Sick). Instead of lamenting the lack of sweet, and possibly damaging, romances coming out of Hollywood, switch to a new source of movies entirely.
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All of these Korean romances are available to stream on Netflix. When you run out, then start watching Korean dramas, one-season shows that can be binged in a week.
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If you can't resist a scandalous literary love triangle, watch:

EunGyo (2012)

At 70, Lee Jeok-yo (Park Hae-il) believes he's reaching the end of his acclaimed literary career. A famous national poet, Jeok-yo has achieved massive success, and now is grooming a 30-year-old budding writer named Seo Ji-woo (Kim Mu-yeol) to be his assistant and protege. Their tranquil relationship is shattered when Jeok-yo hires a young woman, Eun-gyo (Kim Go-eun), to work in the house, and both men find themselves drawn to her. Eun-gyo gives Jeok-yo his youth and his way with words back. Facing Eun-gyo and Jeok-yo's evident connection, Ji-woo is jealous. The situation is untenable.
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If you think a little secret never hurt anyone, watch:

Queen of the Night (2013)

How well do you really know your significant other? Young-soo (Chun Jung-myung) thinks he knows all there is to know about his wife of three years, Hee-joo (Kim Min-jung). Sure, she's exceptional, and he's a bit nerdy. Sure, everyone think she's way out of his league. But they're happy, right?

During a high school reunion, Hee-joo shows off her racy dancing skills, sending Young-soo into a spiral of questioning her past, and dredges up some findings. Ultimately, Young-soo comes off as insecure and ridiculous. But the movie does deal with one of the ultimate quandaries of a relationship: Your partner was a person before he or she met you, and has stories you'll never know.
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If you wish The Deuce were a bit more light-hearted, watch:

Red Carpet (2014)

Park Jung-woo (Yoon Kye-sang) always wanted to be a movie director. Instead, he became an adult film director, which wasn't quite the plan. After ten years, he wants to make a prestige film that could reach the mainstream box office. In order to do so, he needs a star actress. Jung Eun-soo (Go Joon-hee), who is looking to shed her reputation as a former child actress, is the perfect fit.
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If you believe in soulmates, watch:

The Beauty Inside (2015)

Some days, Woo-jin wakes up in the body of a young, handsome man. Other days, he's a little boy. Occasionally, he's an elderly woman. The only constant in Woo-Jin's life is his unwavering love for Yi-soo (Han Hyo-joo), a young woman who wishes Woo-Jin's corporeal state could be just a little bit more stable. The Beauty Inside is a hit Korean movie that was actually based on a small American indie film. After the Korean movie's success, Fox 2000 bought the rights to the American remake, which will star Emilia Clarke.
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If you think you marry into the family, watch:

Enemies in Law (2015)

Park Young-hee (Jin Se-yeon) was raised in a family of police officers, and is currently a detective in the narcotics department. Despite her background, she falls madly in love with Han Chul-soo (Hong Jong-hyun), the only son of two legendary thieves. Neither set of parents is thrilled when Chul-soo and Young-hee announce their intention to marry. Young-hee's father will only agree if Chul-soo commits himself to becoming, of all things counter to his character, a police officer. His parents do everything they can to thwart their son's law-abiding future. It's a Romeo and Juliet-esque romp.
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If you think '80s teen romances are the best romances, watch:

Seoul Searching (2016)

It's 1986, and a group of teenagers from around the world travel to Seoul on an government-sponsored trip designed for people to explore their Korean heritage. The trip comes with all the raucousness one would expect from a bunch of 17-year-olds without much adult supervision. But in addition to partying scenes that would make Euro Trip proud, Seoul Searching is also about identity, immigration, and the art of being an adolescent.
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