Korean wave (hallyu), best top11 of Korean movies

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Korean movies and TV series have became very popular in recent years and have gained popularity outside of Korean audiences. We seem to be experiencing a new phenomenon called the "Korean Wave" known as "Hallyu". 2020 was the year of the resurgence of the Korean wave, which ranged from the Oscar-winning film Parasite to the new music video for BTS Korean band Dynamite, which broke the YouTube viewing record. When it comes to Korean TV series and movies, Joe Oak Kim, professor of communications at A&M Texas International University, says that "nothing happens overnight" and that "the quality of Korean dramas and movies in general has improved over time."

Let's check some of the best Korean series and movies;

1- #Alive

#Alive is a South Korean zombie-themed film that tells the story of Joon Woo and Yoo Bin, who have to deal with their zombie neighbors while there is no wireless networks and telephone lines. The cast includes stars such as Yu Ah-in and Park Shin-haye, who have been actors since childhood and have been the stars of South Korean cinema and television. #Alive has an atmosphere of isolation, fear and action of the Korean zombie genre that keeps you in your chair all the time. The film soon attracted the attention of foreign audiences, and just one day after its release on Netflix, it became the fourth most popular series among the audience of this service.

2- Kingdom

Kingdom tells the story of an ancient kingdom in Korea that seeks to fight the spread of a mysterious disease that turns humans into zombies. If #Alive makes you interested in Korean zombie movies, you should also check out this Korean drama series. The second season of Kingdom series was released in 2020, after the widespread acceptance of its first episode. Seoul National University communications professor Hong Seok Gyeong says the series has made the phrase "Korean zombies" popular. The story of the series takes place during the Chosun Dynasty and its main actors include Joe Jin-hoon, Rio Sung-ryung and Bae Dona, whose last actor is not unknown to foreign audiences due to his role in Cloud Atlas and Sense8.

3- Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class is about a character named Park Saye Roy who seeks revenge after a tragic accident in the death of his father, and then becomes the CEO of a large food company that blames him for his father's death. The story of each of the characters in the series is told over 15 years, from adolescence to adulthood. Many of the actors in the series have been praised by critics for their outstanding performances and have been nominated for numerous television awards. The series also uses one of the V songs by members of the BTS group, which has a close friendship with Park Seo Joon, the actor who plays the main role in the series.

4- Crash Landing on You

Crash Landing on You is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a rich South Korean girl whose paraglider accidentally crashes into North Korea, where she finds the love of her life. This romantic comedy is full of fascinating, comic and entertaining sequences that will entertain the audience. Sun Ye Jin and Hyun are among the two main actors in the series Crash Landing on You who are considered to be the big stars of Korean movies and series.

5- Reply

The drama series Reply actually consists of three parts: Reply 1997, Reply 1994 and Reply 1988, each of which takes place in a specific year. The franchise, created by Shin Won Ho and Lee Woo Jang, has many fans in South Korea. All three seasons of the series are very similar to How I Met Your Mother, and keep your audience always guessing about the success or failure of their characters' romantic relationships. Although the series generally deals with romantic relationships, its main focus should be on family, society, and personality maturity. Also, despite the schematic, stylistic and stereotypical similarities, each season of the Reply series has different characters and stories.

6- Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist is about five college friends who studied in a medical school and now work in a hospital. When they are not saving the lives of patients in the emergency department of this hospital, these 5 people form an attractive music group to commemorate the days of university. If you have seen the Reply series and liked it, you will undoubtedly like this one as well. Hospital Playlist is very popular in South Korea and has been extended for a second season, which is expected to be released in 2021. In this series, many popular songs of the 90s and early 2000s of the South Korean music world are sung.

7- My Mister

The drama My Mister tells the story of a woman in her twenties who has just started working and forms an interesting friendship with her more experienced and older colleague. The challenges and tricks of the two to deal with everyday problems are depicted. . This drama is very encouraging, but at times you may need a handkerchief to wipe away your tears. This series may make you ask questions about being a good human being. The Korean drama series stars Parasite actor Lee Soo-kyun, as well as IU, one of Korea's biggest music stars.

8- Okja

Okja tells the story of a Korean teenage girl who raises a very large pig, but then a food company wants to slaughter the pig, and the teenage girl has to protect her pig at all costs. Okja, one of Bong Joon Hoo's other masterpieces, is an action-adventure film that has been hailed around the world. The acclaimed cast includes Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeon and Parasite star Choi Hook. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and was named one of the most influential films of the last decade by the New York Times in 2019.

9- Romance is a Bonus Book

Romance is a Bonus Book is the story of a man named Kang Dunhai, a newly divorced woman who after a short break from her successful job as a copywriter, decides to return to work to raise her child. She then marries her old friend Cha On Ho, a well-known writer at the same publishing company where she was recently hired. This series is a spectacular romantic comedy story that has many dreamy sequences that remind you of fiction. The soundtrack of the series Romance is a Bonus Book is as attractive and encouraging as the story of the series.

10- Record of Youth

The Korean series Record of Youth is a fascinating romantic series that tells the story of a young man and woman, one a hairdresser and the other a model, who rely on each other in their work. The main actors of this series are Park Soo Dam, the actor of Parasite movie, and Park Bo Gam, the actor of Reply 1988 series, which form a very interesting romantic story. The soundtrack of this series is full of the voices of Korean pop stars.

11- Burning

Burning is a critically acclaimed psychological thriller that tells the story of growing tensions between Jung-soo characters, Hae Miu Ben. After its release, Burning was critically acclaimed by critics and filmmakers alike. Leading actors in the film include Yoo-in, Lee Jong-soo and, of course, Steven Yeon, who won the Best Actor Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for his role as Ben. South Korea has also selected the film as the representative of Korean cinema for the 2019 Oscars, which was also included in the final list of Oscar nominees for Best Non-English Language Film.


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