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8 Latest Korean Romantic Films to Enjoy in 2024

Written by Sera Serinda A

While it may not be as prolific as the Korean drama sector, the Korean film industry's romantic offerings are eagerly awaited by audiences. These films, with their tender and moving narratives, have a unique way of immersing viewers, enabling them to experience every nuance of love's emotions.

In these films, viewers often find lessons about the essence of true love, the importance of sacrifice, and strategies for navigating the hurdles in romantic relationships. If you're in the mood for a heartwarming South Korean film and don't have the time to commit to a series with numerous episodes, these films are an excellent choice. Let's explore together!

1. Single in Seoul

Year 2023
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Cast Lee Dong Wook Im Soo Jung
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Looking for a fun movie to watch this weekend? Check out "Single in Seoul," a romantic comedy from South Korea. Directed by Park Beom Soo and starring Lee Dong Wook and Im Soo Jung, it's a story about an unlikely pair – a loner influencer and a carefree publisher.

The influencer, Park Yeong Ho (Lee Dong Wook), writes about his boring life and his experiences with love in a book titled "Single in Seoul." Joo Hyeon Jin (Im Soo Jung) is the publisher who reluctantly decides to publish his book, even though she thinks it's a bit silly.

But as the book goes to print, something funny happens. Yeong Ho and Hyeon Jin have to keep meeting because of the book. These meetings start to change the way they feel about each other. Will the loner and the social butterfly be able to make their relationship work? It's a sweet and funny story that's perfect for a relaxing weekend watch!

2. Love Reset

Year 2023
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Cast Kang Ha Neul Jung So Min
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Noh Jung Yeol (Kang Ha Neul) and Hong Nara (Jung So Min) are a couple from different worlds - he's from an average background, and she's from a rich family. At first, their families don't like them being together because of this difference. But they don't care and decide to get married anyway.

In the beginning, they are really into each other. But after they've been married for a year, things start to go downhill. They fight a lot and end up not liking each other much, so they decide to get a divorce.

When they're waiting for their divorce to be final, they both get into a car crash and lose their memories. Now, their families are trying all sorts of ways to help them remember everything, but mainly so they still go through with the divorce.

This movie is a rom-com. It's about a serious topic - a couple breaking up - but it's told in a funny and easy-going way. The big question is: will Jung Yeol and Nara fall back in love, or will they still want to split up?


3. Honey Sweet

Year 2023
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Cast Yoo Hae Jin Kim Hee Sun
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"Honey Sweet," directed by Lee Han, is a heartwarming film about a man, Chi Ho (Yoo Hae Jin), who can only taste sweetness. He works as a researcher at a confectionery company.

Chi Ho's life has always revolved around sweet flavors since his childhood. Things change when he meets Il Young (Kim Hee Sun), a woman with an unwaveringly positive outlook and a straightforward approach to life.

This encounter brings a fresh perspective to Chi Ho's life. It's not just Il Young who impacts him; his brother Seok Ho, his boss Byeong Hun, and others around him also play a part in transforming Chi Ho's ordinary life into something more vibrant and colorful.

Chi Ho feels especially thankful to Il Young, who becomes the catalyst for him experiencing new flavors in life for the first time.

4. My Worst Neighbor

Year 2023
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Cast Lee Ji Hoon Han Seung-Yeon
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South Korea is famous for its romantic comedies, and "My Worst Neighbour," directed by Lee Woo Cheol, is a great example. This film is a fun-filled story about a man chasing his dreams with lots of adventures along the way.

The main character, Seung Jin (Lee Ji Hoon), dreams of being a singer. When he finds out about a singing audition, he gets ready to give it his all. During this time, he moves into a new house and immediately notices something: loud noises from next door.

His neighbor, Ra Ni (Han Seung Yeon), lives so close that they can hear each other's every move. Whenever Ra Ni has visitors, she tries to keep quiet, but Seung Jin always responds with even louder noises. Though they start off on the wrong foot, bickering and disagreeing, their relationship slowly changes. Over time, they grow closer, turning their initial animosity into something friendlier.

5. Long D

Year 2023
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Cast Jang Dong Yoon Park You Na
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"Long Distance" is starring actors Jang Dong Yoon and Park You Na, and depicts a love story and the challenges faced by couples in long-distance relationships.

The story focuses on Do Ha (Jang Dong Yoon), a 28-year-old indie band enthusiast, who has been a devoted fan for five years. His dedication leads him to a relationship with Tae In (Park You Na), the band's vocalist.

Do Ha and Tae In work hard to keep their relationship strong. However, as Tae In enters his thirties, things start to get more challenging. The physical distance between them means even small issues can quickly turn into major problems. The movie explores how they navigate these challenges in their relationship.

6. Love My Scent

Year 2023
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Cast Yoon Shi Yoon Seol In Ah
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In this film, Yoon Shi Yoon and Seol In Ah take the lead roles in a story crafted by writer-director Lim Sung Yong. It's a story of two people, Chang Soo (Yoon Shi Yoon) and A Ra (Seol In Ah), who are skeptical about love until an unexpected event turns their beliefs upside down.

Chang Soo finds his life unexciting. He dislikes his job and is cynical about dating, often feeling like a failure in his endeavors. Similarly, A Ra faces her own struggles. Despite enjoying her job and having everything she needs, she continuously faces disappointments in love.

Everything changes when Chang Soo comes across a magical perfume that can win over the hearts of women. A Ra finds herself drawn to Chang Soo because of this enchanting scent. The story then unfolds around whether this magical twist can transform their unlucky love lives for the better.

7. Someone You Loved

Year 2023
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Cast Lee Dong Hwi Jung Eun Chae
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Someone You Loved is a South Korean film that blends drama and romance. Directed and written by Seul Woo Hyung, it tells a captivating story.

The film follows Joon Ho (Lee Dong Hwi) and Ah Yeong (Jung Eun Chae), who transition from college best friends to a romantic couple. Their initial days as a couple are filled with such sweetness that they dream of living together, envisioning a future brimming with happiness.

However, as time passes, their relationship hits rocky waters. Ah Yeong begins to sense that something isn't quite right. Despite her best efforts to keep their bond strong, she feels increasingly distant from Joon Ho.

The plot takes a turn when Ah Yeong realizes that she is being sidelined. Joon Ho is prioritizing his own future and seems to overlook the value of their shared time. This leaves Ah Yeong feeling neglected. This twist adds depth to their love story, revealing the complexities of balancing personal aspirations and relationships.

8. Past Lives

Year 2023
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Cast Greta Lee Teo Yoo
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The movie is about two friends, Hae Sung (Im Min Seung) and Na Young (Moon Seung Ah), who got separated when they were 12 because Na Young moved to Canada with her family. They had been close since elementary school and liked each other. But after Na Young moved away, they both moved on with their lives.

Na Young changes her name to Nora Moon (played by Greta Lee) in Canada and grows up to be a mature woman. She goes to college in New York, while Hae Sung finishes his military service.

Later on, Nora and Hae Sung find each other again on Facebook. They start to remember their old feelings and talk a lot through messages and video calls. But they can't meet up because they're busy chasing their dreams. So, they decide to stop talking to each other.

After 20 years, Hae Sung goes to New York to see Nora and her new life. Their meeting brings back a lot of old memories. The movie makes you wonder: will this meeting bring them back together?

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