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In Focus: K-Movies That Will Give You The Same Feels As 'To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before'

In Focus: K-Movies That Will Give You The Same Feels As 'To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before'

 

 

If you're not living in a cave, you would know the kind of phenomen on that To All The Boys I've Loved Before has become right now. Across all media platforms, you would see appreciation posts for the lovable characters Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean. There's no doubt that the film definitely got the recognition it deserves for the outstanding portrayal of stars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor. 

Admit it or not, we're all a sucker for rom-coms. That's why to feed your hopeless romantic soul more after watching To All The Boys I've Loved Before, we have listed the Korean movies that we guarantee you would enjoy too!  

1. Unforgettable (2016)

Since we're a sucker for love letters like Lara Jean in To All The Boys I've Loved Before, we instantly remembered how the movie started with a love letter for radio DJ Beom Sil (portrayed by EXO's Kyung Soo) that he got a chance to read after 23 years. This letter has brought back a lot of almost-forgotten memories including his love story with Soo-ok (portrayed by Kim So Hyun) who he had always thought he would marry someday. This movie is more than just how their relationship blossomed; it's also about how one's existence can affect someone's life in the most tragic and beautiful way.

2. My Little Bride (2004)

From its unpredictable funny scenes to the great chemistry between the two leads, My Little Bride is something different from the typical melodrama that K-movies usually execute. Although the concept of fixed marriage might seem far-fetched for some countries, it's actually common in Asian countries like South Korea and China. It's unique yet relatable especially if you're confused who do you like more between two people. Also, the film does not disappoint when it comes to making anyone laugh and kilig at the same time!

3.  100 Days With Mr. Arrogant (2004)

Another one of South Korea's OG romcom movies, 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant was originally released as an internet fiction before it was published as a four-part book series and became a movie because of the popularity it got from youngsters at the time. The film is about highschool student Ha Yeong getting into trouble because she kicked a can that accidentally hit college guy Hyung Jun's face and car. Since she doesn't have any money to pay him for the damages, they had a deal that she would pay him back with her services A.K.A becoming his own slave for 100 days. If you need something to cheer you up, it's the perfect feel-good movie to watch!

4. A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

A film that would make you believe that true love beats everything including the power of money, A Millionaire's First Love is about a young rich boy named Kang Jae Kyung who is arrogant and spoiled. As his 18th birthday approaches, he found out that the only way he could inherit his grandfather's fortune is by living in a small town without any traces of his expensive lifestyle. And through this experience, he met Choi Eun Hwan who changed his perspective in life. 

5. Because I Love You (2017)

Because I Love You is a film about a guy named Lee Hyeong who got into a car accident and whose spirit started entering the bodies of people who are struggling with love. And because he wants to help, he acted like the cupid of these random people that he doesn't actually know personally. The only person who knows what had happened with his spirit is a high school girl named Scully who guided him along the way. It's a rom-com movie that would teach you about living your life to the fullest and taking a risk. 

6. The Beauty Inside (2015)

A plot about a guy named Woo Jin who wakes up in a different body everyday and falls in love with only one girl is already interesting, what more if Woo Jin is portrayed by South Korea's hottest actors like Lee Dong Wook and Park Seo Joon? The Beauty Inside is one of South Korea's most striking movies as it was executed differently from other romantic films. It was so interesting that it got its own recognition worldwide to the point that an upcoming American remake is set to be released this year starring Emilia Clarke. If you're into films that make you wonder, this film is for you!

7. Be With You (2018)

If you want a sweet yet heartbreaking love story, you should definitely give Be With You a go. It's a film about Soo-ah who promised her husband Woo Jin and son  Ji Ho that he would come back after a year on a rainy day before she dies. Miraculously, she keeps her promise and reappears but she doesn't remember anything. Although they shortly fell in love once again, her stay wasn't permanent. 

From sweet yet heartbreaking stories to amazingly portrayed characters, the Korean films listed above gave as the same feels as To All The Boys I've Loved Before. So, if you're in the mood for more rom-com movies, these picks won't disappoint!

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