My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl (2001) is a comedy film based on a set of REAL incidents published by a man called Kim Ho-sik. These stories were then adapted into a best-selling nove. Inspired by the success of the book, a movie followed closely. The movie is centred around the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl, and how it changes his life.
The movie was extremely well received in South Korea and was subsequently released throughout East Asia, and soon became a mega blockbuster hit and was even drawing comparisons to Titanic!
Windstruck (2004) is a comedy film which was a major success, being ranked as the 8th-highest grossing Korean film of 2004. It's a part fantasy, part comedy film.
The film stars Jun Ji-hyun as Officer Yeo Kyung-jin, an ambitious young female police officer serving on the Seoul police department, and her episodes with Go Myung-woo (played by Jang Hyuk), a physics teacher at an all-girls school.
Crazy First Love
Crazy First Love (2003) is a comic portrayal of a young student's first love. Tae-il Son, a young student, falls in love with the daughter of one his professors. The professor tells the young lad that he will only let him marry his daughter if he completes a law degree in the university. The movie revolves around how the student works hard to succeed in that, and whether he eventually marries the girl he loves.
My Tutor Friend
My Tutor Friend (2003) is a story of two students from two vastly different backgrounds. One is a rich male repeating his third year of high school, while the other a poor girl in her second year of university struggling to make her ends meet. My Tutor Friend was number one at the box office for five consecutive weeks. The movie was very well received with the viewers, who loved the movie which was similar to My Sassy Girl released in 2001. The film combines romantic comedy with action sequences to keep the viewers absorbed.
My Wife is a Gangster
My Wife is a Gangster (2001) is about a female gang boss who has to get married to fulfill her dying sister's last wish. This movie is a combination of action, drama and comedy. The film was a roaring success, and two more sequels were subsequently released - one in 2003, and again in 2006. If you love movies and are growing weary of American Cinema, you should definitely give this movie a shot!
100 Days with Mr. Arrogant
100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004) is probably one of the most funny Korean films to emerge in recent times. The movie revolves around a girl who is thrown into a slave life for 100 days, in order to pay back a debt to a young college student.
200 Pounds Beauty
200 Pounds Beauty (2006) is a South Korean comedy film based on a Japanese manga, Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu by Yumiko Suzuki. The movie tells the story of an overweight girl who undergoes extreme plastic surgeries to become a pop sensation. The movie won awards for "Best Film", "Best Actress" and "Best Director" in Grand Bell Awards in South Korea. This is a must-see light hearted movie!
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) is a South Korean high school mystery/comedy film. The film, which cheekily pokes fun at idol culture, garnered positive reviews from many and keeps the viewers entertained till the end with a fascinating mystery.