5 Best Korean Movies That Make You Cry Every Time

Friday, April 24, 2020

Feeling a bit emotional while doing social distancing at home? These sad Korean movies would be your best choice to let out a good cry. Tissue at the ready? We've got 6 heartbreaking emotional Korean movies that will make you cry. 

1. Miracle in Cell No.7
Miracle in Cell No.7 was the 4th best selling film in 2013 with 12.32 million tickets sold in Korea. This warmhearted comedy film related to the story of Yong-gu (starring Ryoo Seung-Ryong), a mentally sick father with the intellect of six-year-old. One day, he tries to save an unconscious girl on the ground by doing CPR but a woman passes by and mistaken him to be molesting her and eventually calls the police. 
Yong-gu then is falsely accused of the murder, kidnap and rape. Even though there's lack of evidence, but the police forces threatened him to admit the crimes and given Yong-gu a death penalty and imprisonment. In prison, Yong-gu is allocated to Jail Cell No.7 together with 5 inmates and one day, he saves the life of his cellmate, Yang-ho (starring Oh Dal-su). As a returned favour, Yang-ho then offers to help Yong-gu who wish to see his daughter Ye Seung (starring Kal So-Won). The five inmates then plan to bring her daughter to the cell and make a miracle happen. 

Miracle in Cell No.7 Trailer:

2. A Werewolf Boy 
A Werewolf Boy is a fantasy romance film about a teenage girl, Soon-Yi (starring Park Bo Young)  who suffers from a lung illness and is advised by her doctor to move into the countryside. Moving to the peaceful village, Soon Yi soon discovered a 'wolf-boy', Chul-soo (starring Song Joong Ki) hiding his body in the darkness and so she brings him home. The family then takes him in believing he's just an orphan with little social skills. 
Soon-Yi opened her heart to the innocent boy and started to teach him how to speak, how to write and how to live like a normal man. The little boy eventually fell in love with the girl. 

A Werewolf Boy Trailer: 

3. Hello Ghost
Hello Ghost, a light, touching and emotional film that makes you laugh and cry. The movie tells the story of a suicidal man, Sang-Man (starring Cha Tae Hyun) who attempts to commit suicide but keeps failing every time. In one of his suicidal attempts, he overdoses by medicine and is transported to the hospital and is saved. When he wakes up, he starts to see four ghosts who can inhabit his body at will. 
Meanwhile, Sang Man meets a nurse, Jung Yun Soo (starring Gang Ye Won) at the hospital and quickly falls in love but those ghosts start to take over Sang Man's body and follow him everywhere he goes. So, he attempts to help those ghosts to fulfil their dreams to get them to leave him alone.

Hello Ghost Trailer: 

4. The Most Beautiful Goodbye / The Last Blossom 
A touching movie about an ambitious yet family-oriented woman who has to say goodbye to her family. The Most Beautiful Goodbye centres around a devoted mother and wife, Kim In-Hee (starring Baek Jong-Ok) whose life is full of duties for her mother-in-law who has alzheimers and also her other family members who always busy for their own lives. No one really cares and respond to In-Hee's thoughtful care at home.
One day, In-Hee learns that she has terminal cancer and is dying. Eventually, all of her family gets to know about her disease, they then slowly learn how to say goodbye and let their mother be the most beautiful blossom. A lesson that teaches us not to late to show our love. 

The Most Beautiful Goodbye Trailer:

5. Birthday
Birthday is a story about grief, loss and guilt but at the same, allowing us to reflect the preciousness in our daily lives. The movie tells the story of Jeong's family who fails to move on after their eldest son Su-ho's death (starring Yoon Chan Young) in the 2014 Sewol ferry tragedy. 
When Jung-il (starring Sol Kyung-gu) returns home, he discovers his wife Soon-nam (starring Jeon Do Yeon) continues to buy clothes and food for Su-Ho, while his bedroom remains exactly as he left it. Jung-il finds himself struggling to keep their family together as his wife greets him with divorce paper and refuses to communicate. 
One day, Jung-il learns that a bereavement group, supporting the parents of all the young victims, is planning to celebrate Su-ho's upcoming birthday. While Soon-nam refuses the idea but Jung-il thinks it's an important step in accepting their son's death.

Birthday Trailer:
Every movie has a lesson. They give us motivation and teach us to never give up, to love and believe in yourself. The bittersweet stories of hope, love, family and friendship simply captured our heart. Be sure to watch these movies and let out your emotions.  

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