Top 15 Most Popular Korean Movies Of 2016 You Should Watch

If you want to watch a good Korean movie, pick any one of the below movies that were released in 2016.

Each year, hundreds of Korean movies are released that are based on different plot themes. Some of them are highly appreciated, and a few are underappreciated.

South Korea has already produced some well-known movies that have also won awards. The year 2016 was one of the best years for Korean movies and even dramas.

best korean movies 2016

Here are the best 2014 South Korean films that you should watch, as they have good ratings and reviews. The movies are listed randomly and not in a specific order.

1. Train To Busan

train to busan korean movie 11

Seok Woo is a fund manager who heads to Busan from Seoul with his daughter by a KTX train. However, they get stuck with other passengers on the train due to a virus breakout people who get bite turns into zombies & the survival game begins.

2. Canola

canola korean movie 11

High school student Hye Ji is a troubled teen with a secret. She is reunited with her grandmother after going missing for 12 years. One day, Hye Ji disappears again after participating in an art contest in Seoul.

3. The Handmaiden

the handmaiden korean movie 11

A Korean swindler recruits a pickpocket to get hired as a maid to a rich Japanese heiress. The swindler wants to rob the heiress & take all her wealth. But, the story takes a twist when the maid & heiress develop an attraction.

4. Luck-Key

luck key korean movie 11

A merciless contract killer loses his memories and assumes the identity of an actor. As they live each other’s lives, the assassin is drawn to a gentle paramedic, while the actor discovers a hidden talent for action and romance.

5. Operation Chromite

operation chromite korean movie 11

South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Hak Soo, and 7 members of the KLO unit disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit and infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Incheon to carry out an operation.

6. Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned

vanishing time a boy who returned korean movie

A 13-year-old boy named Sung Min and two of his friends went missing after they and a girl named Su Rin went into a cave in a forest. Later, a strange man in his 30s shows up and tells Su Rin that he is her friend Sung Min.

7. The Last Princess

the last princess korean movie 11

Princess Deokhye, the last princess of the Joseon Dynasty, is forced to flee to Japan during Japanese colonial administration of Korea. Jang Han, an independence fighter and her childhood friend, promises to bring her back.

8. The Wailing

the wailing korean movie 11

A series of deaths take place in a village. A police officer hears a rumor from a coworker about a mysterious Japanese man who lives in the mountain area. The rumor suspects him as the one causing these deaths. But what is the truth?

9. Unforgettable

unforgettable korean movie 12

When a cassette tape & letter from 23 years ago show up at a radio station, the radio DJ and his old friends begin to remind their bittersweet summer spent together as kids. This summer is filled with fun, romance, and tragedy.

10. A Melody To Remember

a melody to remember korean movie 11

When the Second Lieutenant meets a choir of children who have lost everything in the war, he finds solace in song and the power of hope. Even as the fight rages on, he strives to protect them and help them find their voices.

11. My Annoying Brother

my Annoying Brother korean movie 11

When a bright young judo athlete loses his sight in an accident, he moves in with his older brother. Through their fights and friendship, they learn to deal with life’s problems, find out their real strengths, and find redemption in the end.

12. Pandora

pandora korean movie 11

A nuclear power plant in a small town explodes due to an unexpected earthquake & hydrogen gas gets released. To stop the spreading of gas & exposing the people to radiation, Jae Hyuk goes into the nuclear power plant to save the people.

13. Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River

seondal man who sells river korean movie 11

Kim Seondal, a brilliant con artist, joins forces with his partners Bo Won, Female Buddhist Yoon, and Gyeon to pull off the greatest con of all time: stealing tobacco from Joseon’s most powerful man, Sung Dae Ryun.

14. Tunnel

tunnel korean movie 11

Lee Jung Soo, a car salesman, becomes trapped within a collapsed tunnel after a truck carrying chemicals explodes. Jung Soo must race against the clock to stay alive while the rescue squad attempts to reach him.

15. Time Renegades

time renegades korean movie 11

In 1983, Ji Hwan and his fiancée, Yoon Jung, see each other’s lives through their dreams. In 2015, investigator Gun Woo discovers Ji Hwan’s existence and joins forces with him to alter the past and save Yoon Jung from a horrible fate.

Wrapping Up

So these were some great films released in South Korea that are popular and recommended to watch now. Even though this list includes the best movies, you’ll like some of them and dislike others.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), Pinterest & subscribe YouTube channel for more exciting content on Korean dramas & movies.

Keep Watching !!

Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

Related Posts