Manhwa (Korean Comics) Adaptationsby dean11mck | created - 03 Aug 2017 | updated - 03 Aug 2017 | Public
These live-action feature films and TV series are based upon Manhua, Korean comic books original produced in Korean. Their current use is largely explained by the international success of the Japanese manga. Although in a traditional sense, in these languages the terms manga/manhua/manhwa had a similar meaning of comical drawing in a broad way, nowadays the term generally designate the manga-inspired comic strips. After 2003, webtoons, the terms used for Korean webcomics, are having notable development as setting the form of its platform distinctive from webcomics of other regions.
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1. Beat (1997)
115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
This movie follows the story of three friends in Korea, all three of whom drop out of school. The main character is Min, a tough guy whose widowed mother is a drunk. The story traces his ... See full summary »
2. Full House (2004)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Romance
In a bid to reacquire her childhood home, a free-spirited woman agrees to a sham-marriage with a selfish actor. Their daily lives are complicated by overlapping love triangles and comic misadventures.
3. Apt (2006)
90 min | Horror, Thriller
Se-jin, a young woman who lives in an old apartment in a Seoul suburb, amuses herself by observing the windows of the apartments on the other side. One day, she notices that the lights of ... See full summary »
4. Princess Hours (2006)
TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Romance
Love, tradition, and politics collide when a spirited young art student is betrothed to the crown prince of South Korea.
5. Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)
139 min | Comedy, Crime
A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big ... See full summary »
6. Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Based on the Internet comic strip, Multi-Cell Girl (a.k.a Dasepo sonyo) follows the sexual adventures in one seriously bizarre high school.
8. Goong s (2007)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Winning the hand of the queen means becoming the future king. Queen Hwa In (Myung Se Bin) is the reigning queen but the fact that she is still single and has no heir concerns the imperial ... See full summary »
9. Le Grand Chef (2007)
113 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, incredibly talented chef quits the profession after a contest to head a world-class restaurant ends in tragedy. Retiring to a small rural town with his grandfather, he finds a new ... See full summary »
AKA Le Grand Chef.
11. Miracle of Giving Fool (2008)
99 min | Comedy, Romance
A mentally challenged man trying to keep his mother's only wish alive at any cost while trying to reconcile with his first and only real crush.
12. Soon-jeong-man-hwa (2008)
113 min | Comedy, Romance
Thirty-year-old Yun-woo bumps into a high school student in the elevator while on his way to work. His heart starts pounding at this teenager's boldness. At a subway station, KANG Sook ... See full summary »
13. Blades of Blood (2010)
R | 108 min | Action
During a turbulent time when politics, rebellion, and invasion come to a head. A clash stirs between two swordsmen in a violent struggle to seize control of the country they love.
14. Moss (2010)
Not Rated | 163 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out ... See full summary »
15. Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (2010)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy
(Korean with English subtitles) Korean's President organizes a nationwide "Kimchi Contest." Brother and sister: Jang-eun and Sung-Chan join the competition, both using their mother's recipe... See full summary »
17. Pained (2011)
104 min | Drama, Romance
After losing his family when he was young, Nam-soon feels no pain. He cannot feel physical pain and is emotionally barren until he meets Dong-hyeon, who calls herself a vampire because she ... See full summary »
18. Late Blossom (2011)
118 min | Drama, Romance
"Late Blossom" follows the lives of two couples who live in the same neighborhood. Kim Man-Suk (Lee Soon-Jae) delivers milk on a motorbike at dawn. He curses a lot, but actually has a warm ... See full summary »
19. 26 Years (2012)
135 min | Drama, Thriller
26 years ago, state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city of Gwangju who were demonstrating as apart of a democratic movement. Thousands of civilians were killed. Now, a... See full summary »
20. The Neighbors (2012)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Thriller
Residents of a mansion live in fear when a young girl is murdered. They suspect their neighbor for the crime, and a battle erupts to protect the next victim.
Based on Kang Full's eponymous web-based comic book series (referred to as "webtoon" in Korea).
24. Secretly Greatly (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »
25. Deo pa-i-beu (2013)
Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Eun-A lost her family at the hands of a serial killer. She is now mentally and physically destroyed. She then decides to get revenge by enlists the help of four people from different life to fulfill her revenge.
26. Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama
Go-ni's nephew, Ham Dae-gil, enters the gambling underworld only to be used as a scapegoat in a deal gone wrong. Now he's planning his revenge by entering one big fatal game.
Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $0.25M
27. Cat Funeral (2015)
107 min | Drama, Romance
Dong-Hoon and Jae-Hee are ex-lovers. When they were together, they raised a cat named Gooreumi. After their breakup, Dong-Hoon looked after the cat. One day, the cat died. Dong-Hoon decides... See full summary »
28. Inside Men (2015)
TV-MA | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A former political henchman seeks out revenge for being dropped by a ruthless politician while a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them.
29. I Married an Anti-Fan (2016)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
The story is about a female reporter who marries a male celebrity after previously hating him and becoming an anti-fan, the polar opposite of a fan.
AKA No One's Life is Easy.