yay! A major revamp, after numerous delays!
I’ll be listing down the dramas/movies that I’ve watched according to their broadcast year. Bold ones are the superb ones. This is a list to remind myself of what I’ve watched and also a recommendation list ^^
- Level 7 Civil Servant 7급공무원
- You’re the best Lee Soon Shin
- TEN Season 2
I only started liking Korean movies recently and hence I haven’t watched too many. Let me know any good ones I’ve missed! ^^ I’m not good with reviews and stuff, but rest assured that everything on this list is good unless mentioned otherwise
The Neighbor 이웃사람 ( 2012) MUST WATCH. Griping story, with attention paid to the smallest detail. This is a good example of why I love Korean films so much
Love 911 반창꼬 (2012) Was really looking forward to this when I saw the trailer, but mm. Just decent.
Gwanghae 광해, 왕이 된 남자 (2012) as good it was hyped up to be. Beautiful movie, one that leaves you thinking
Petty Romance 째째한 로맨스 (2010) heehee loads of laugh out moments.
Werewolf Boy 늑대소년 (2012) I really like this. Even though I think the hype has escalated my expectations so much that it fell a little flat for me towards the end.
My girlfriend is an agent (2009) Over simplistic, but serves the narrative purpose. The setup is funny and the leads have chemistry. A great movie to watch, but just for one time.
The Thieves 도독들 (2012) It’s a fun ride, with a few memorable scenes here and there. The cast is solid but loopholes in the story exist.
Howling (2012) Very different from what you would expect from the trailer. In a good way.
Voice of a murderer (2007) my heart is still racing. ><
You’re my pet (2011) SO CUTE. Wasn’t sure what to expect, given the ridiculous premise but awww I’m sold.
Neverending Story (2012) What started out as a sad story should remain sad. Was a good watch though. I’ll never look at Uhm Tae Woong the same way again.
Chilling Romance 오싹한 연애 (2011) Love the blend of the scary and the funny. Seriously, they manage to turn the scariest parts into the most whacky scenes.
Hindsight 푸른소금 (2011) For all the suspense built up along the way, the movie turns out to be rather flat and disappointing. I liked the love story in there, but the bigger story on the gangs was just unrealistic and unaccounted for. It’s an alright movie. but once is enough.
My Way (2011) For all the hype that it has generated, My Way failed to deliver. There are many many better war / brotherhood movies around. Would have been better, more believable and touching if it wasn’t on such an epic scale. One of the very rare times I wish I can walk out of the theater straightaway.
The Crucible 도가니 (2011) Awesome and mind-blowing. Watch it.
완득이 (2011) Pretty good. Not mind-blowing fantastic, but still worth a watch.
티끌모아로맨스 (2011) A sweet romance comedy with some substance. Besides, Han Ye Seul is awesome in there.
Countdown (2011) What started out as a thriller ends up to be something different. Worth watching.
The Apprehenders 체포왕 (2011) So many of my fav ajusshi scene stealers in one movie! ^^ And Lee Seon Gyun and Park Joong HOon as the male leads? I’m SOLD. Not your average crime detective movie. The focus is more on the competition between the two neighbouring police task forces rather than the crime itself. And it’s played more for comical relief rather than thriller. But it’s a good balance between the two and that’s what got me loving the movie!
Hunters/Psychic (2010) 초능력자 – felt that something was lacking, but overall worth to watch. Read more about it HERE
I Saw the Devil 악마를 보았다
Joint Security Area
Secret Reunion 의형제 – I’ll actually prefer a sad ending. The story is captivating, but somehow it’s resolved too easily at the back. A little too ‘feel-good’ for its theme
Maunday Thursday 우리들의 행복한 시간 – MUST WATCH!
Joseon Detective X
My mini black dress
Midnight FM – a thriller that lives up to its name
Ajusshi / The Man from Nowhere
Cyrano Dating Agency
I’m a Cyborg, but it’s ok 싸이보그지만 괜찮아
Lady Daddy 아빠가 여자를 좋아해
My Gangster Boyfriend 내 깡패 같은 애인
71: Into the Gunfire
Into the White Night 백야행 – enjoyed it tremendously.
The Taoist wizard 전우치 – Was good, but felt that it could be better. Lacked the punch to make it a true classic. I said that, but to date it’s one of my most rewatched movies.
Il Mare 시월애
Rough Cut 영화는 영화다 (2008) – So Ji Sub and Kang Ji Hwan = eye candy. Real action.
The Classic – The plot is simple enough and i didn’t know it would be THAT good. Was crying like an idiot when I watched it on the plane.
Moss 이끼 (2010) – Awesome plot, keep you guessing and thinking all the way to the end. It’s one of those movies that will remain in your thoughts for at least a few days.
Welcome to Dongmakgol – war time story from a different angle. They managed to pull off the fantasy angle and yet make it such a touching movie. This is one AWESOME movie. I cried.
Speedy Scandal – a feel good family oriented story. Managed to be funny and touching at the same time
Thirst – Not your typical western vampire story. Humane and supernatural at the same time.
Oldboy – Mad crazy movie. But at the same time so awesome.
A frozen Flower – Explicit scenes aside, I love the story
The Housemaid (1960) – I watched it in 2009 and think it has a mind blowing plot. Imagine watching this in 1960.
Miss Gold Digger – Han Ye Seul is the female lead. Of course I love it. Rom-com on how she has 4 boyfriends at one go in order to choose the best among them. You can imagine the trouble that entails ^^
Unstoppable Marriage 못말리는 결혼
Bungee Jumping Of Their Own – A beautiful story. It really shows how love transcends all barriers
King and the Clown – Has probably the most memorable ending I’ve seen
200 Pounds Beauty – a classic. What else can be said? ^^