7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

라이터를 켜라 (Break Out)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

This film is a random black comedy that doesn’t really make any sense, but is still amusing to watch. The literal translation of the movie title is “turn on the lighter.” It’s about the story of a man who desperately wants his lighter back. It indirectly portrays societal problems through different characters on the train.

  • 2002 / comedy
  • Directed by Jang Hang-jun
  • Starring Kim Seung-woo and Cha Seung-won

미쓰 홍당무 (Crush and Blush)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

This film delivers the message of “love yourself,” but in a comedic, miserable way. Mi-sook is the most unpopular high school Russian teacher who has facial flushing issues. She has a crush on her former teacher and now-married colleague, Jong-cheol. Although he’s married, he’s starting to have some feelings towards another pretty teacher at school. Mi-sook allies with Jong-cheol’s daughter, who is an outcast at the school, to interrupt their romance.

  • 2008 / comedy, drama
  • Directed by Lee Kyoung-mi
  • Starring Gong Hyo-jin, Seo Woo, and Lee Jong-hyuk

내 아내의 모든 것 (All About My Wife)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

Doo-hyun and Jung-in have been together for 7 years now, but the husband, Doo-hyun, wants to end the marriage as he can no longer handle Jung-in’s personality any more. So, what did he do? He recruited the legendary Casanova Sung-ki to seduce his wife so that they could get divorced. It sounds quite crazy, but the film does a great job with storytelling. The way Sung-ki, the Casanova, seduces Jung-in is just too hilarious.

  • 2012 / romance, comedy
  • Directed by Min Kyu-dong
  • Starring Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun, and Ryu Seung-ryong

완벽한 타인 (Intimate Strangers)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

This film is the type of movie that makes me constantly scream “NO!” It’s a remake of the Italian movie “Perfetti Sconosciuti.” A group of friends gathers around to have dinner. There, one of them proposes a weird game of putting their phones on the table and sharing everything on their phones, from calls to texts. This game brings ridiculous, disastrous situations to everyone there.

  • 2018 / comedy, drama
  • Directed by Lee Jae-kyoo
  • Starring Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Seo-jin, Yum Jung-ah and more

정직한 후보 (Honest Candidate)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

What if you suddenly can’t lie and can only say the truth? This film shows how it would turn out. A third-term congresswoman, Sang-sook, is now getting ready to run for the fourth time. If she were a truthful person, there would be no problem, but the problem is that her entire career is based on lies.

  • 2019 / comedy
  • Directed by Jang Yu-jeong
  • Starring Ra Mi-ran, Kim Mu-yeol and Na Moon-hee

김씨 표류기 (Castaway on the Moon)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

This film points out the marginalized and isolated people in modern society. A man who’s in debt tries to kill himself by jumping off the Han river bridge. But, he ends up on a small island that’s located right below the bridge. What’s ridiculous is that he’s stuck on the island. There, he tries to live a life. And there’s a girl who hans’t left her room for a long time. She spots him while taking a photo of the moon. She begins to take an interest in him and leaves the house for the first time to send him a message by throwing bottled messages onto the island.

  • 2009 / drama
  • Directed by Lee Hae-jun
  • Starring Jung Jae-young and Jung Ryeo-won

아라한장풍대작전 (Arahan)

7 Korean Movies That Makes You Laugh Like Crazy

It’s a film with a story that’s more like a cartoon or anime. A rookie policeman accidentally finds out that he has a special talent of becoming a warrior with the spiritual energy of the universe, called Qi. He begins to become a powerful warrior from the six Masters of Tao. At the end, he and another warrior become the only and last hope to save mankind.

  • 2004 / comedy, action
  • Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan
  • Starring Ryoo Seung-bum, Yoon So-yi, and Ahn Sung-ki
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