This is a list that explains the Korean drama movies released in 2018. If you’re looking for the Korean television drama series, you’re misplaced. Already know the difference between of the drama series and the drama movies?
For the uninitiated, the difference generally lies in the duration and the number of episodes. Serial like the Korean drama series consists of several episodes for a title, generally ranging from 9 to 18 episodes, and (generally) running for 30 to 60 minutes for each episode. While drama movies like Korean drama movies only consist of one movie for a title, and runs about (generally) 60 minutes and up. The drama series (only) aired on (Korea) television broadcast, while the Korean drama movies aired in cinema. Whatever, just try to find what you need:
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15.02.2018-KR| Oasis Laundry
Oasis Laundry (2018) is a Korean drama film about An Oasis laundry shop that keeps its place in generations for the 30 years. Then one day the dying mother spelled out the word ‘laundry’ when leaving the world, and the An’s family believed her treasured legacy was hidden in the stacks of laundry of Oasis laundry shop. On an ambitious night, hundreds of clothes were scattered by the raids of the greedy people, and the ruined Oasis laundry shop became a mess. (Kyeong-ju Shin, IMDb).
Oasis Laundry (2018) is produced and distributed by CMnix Entertainment. Directed by Kweon Joong-Mok, with Dong-won Kim and Kyeong-ju Shin as producers. Meanwhile, Jung-suk Kim was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Myeong-Wook Cha, Sang-min Choi, Hye-ji Jeong, Rae-suk Jeong, Jun-Hyeong Jo, Hye-Sung Lee, Jae-Hweon Lee, and Sang-hei Moon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February 15, 2018.
Heung-bu (2018) is a South Korean drama history movie based on the Korean folk tale Heungbu and Nolbu which was written in Joseon by an unknown writer, set during the Joseon Dynasty, follows an author who writes a novel to find his lost brother. Then, he meets a nobleman Jo Hyuk and finds enlightenment from him. It’s the dramatized version of the traditional “Heung-bu” tale.
Heung-bu (2018) is produced by Valentine Films, and distributed by Lotte Entertainment. Directed by Cho Geun-hyun, with Baek Mi-kyeong was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jung Woo and Kim Joo-hyuk. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018, during the Lunar New Year holidays.
*.*.2018-KR| Mothers (Your Favor)
Mothers (2018) is a South Korean drama film remake of the Japanese NTV drama series Mother (2010) based on the novel “Dangshinui Bootak – My Other Mother” by Lee Dong-Eun (writer) & Jeong Yi-Yong (illustrator), first published February 25, 2015 by Esoop Publishing. The novel under the title of “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from newspaper The Dong-A Ilbo. The novel titled “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from The Dong-A Ilbo newspaper. Tells about Hyo-Jin (Lim Soo-Jung), a 32-year-old woman. Two years ago, her husband died in an accident. Her husband has a 16-year-old son, Jong-Wook (Yoon Chan-Young), from a previous marriage. Hyo-Jin begins to live with Jong-Wook.
When a elementary school teacher realizes that one of the female students is receiving abuse from her mother, her maternal instincts kick in, and she impulsively decided to bring the girl into her own care. She then kidnaps the child and begins to live as her mother.
Mothers (2018) is distributed by tvN, directed by Lee Dong-Eun, with Lee Dong-Eun and Jeong Yi-Yong as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lim Soo-Jung, Yoon Chan-Young, and Han Joo-Wan. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Ansi Fortress (Ansisung)
Ansi Fortress (2018) is a South Korea drama historical movie set In 645, about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against a half million invading Tang dynasty force to defend the fortress.
Ansi Fortress (2018) is distributed by Next Entertainment World, and directed by Kim Kwang-Sik. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Zo In-Sung, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Park Sung-Woong, Bae Sung-Woo, Um Tae-Goo, Seol Hyun, Park Byung-Eun, Oh Dae-Hwan, Sung Dong-Il, Jung Eun-Chae, and Yu Oh-Seong. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Be with You/Now, I Am Coming to See You (Jigeum, Mannareo Gabmida)
Be with You (2018) is a South Korean drama fantasy romance movie based on the Japanese novel of the same title written by Takuji Ichikawa, centered around Woo-Jin (So Ji-Sub) and his son Ji-Ho (Kim Ji-Hwan), whom he takes care alone after his wife passed away. Before she passed away, she promised that she would be back on a rainy day one year later. And one year later, Soo-A appears again, but she does not remember anything.
Be with You (2018) is distributed by Lotte Entertainment, directed by Lee Jang-Hoon , with Takuji Ichikawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: So Ji-Sub, Son Ye-Jin, Kim Ji-Hwan, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Son Yeo-Eun, Lee You-Jin, Kim Hyun-Soo, and Bae Yoo-Ram. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
The death of his wife Soo-A (Son Ye-Jin) leaves a deep sorrow for Woo-Jin and his 6-year-old son Ji-Ho. Woo-Jin sometimes fainted, and worried that his health would endanger the happiness of his dead wife. While Ji-Ho, after hearing his relatives speculated that her own childbirth was endangering Soo-A’s health, and blamed herself for her mother’s death. But Soo-A had left Ji-Ho a picture book; in the book, Soo-A departs for a celestial body she calls “the Archive Star” but reappears during the following year’s rainy season; turning the pages, Ji-Ho eagerly awaits her return.
On a walk in the forest outside their house, Woo-Jin and Ji-Ho find a woman sheltered from the rain, and immediately accept her as Soo-A. She has no memory or sense of identity; she comes home to live with the father and son anyway. Then Soo-A asks Woo-Jin about they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances, beginning in high school and ending when she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season draws to a close, Ji-Ho discovers the “time capsule” he hid with his mother before her death. Soo-A’s diary is inside, and its version of the Woo-Jin-Soo-A romance holds the answers to the mystery.
*.*.2018-KR| I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (Ni Bumo Eolguli Bogo Sipda)
I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (2018) is a South Korean drama film based on the Japanese theatrical play “Oya no Kao ga Mitai” by Seigo Hatasawa and first performed in 2008, related to an eighth grade student of a prestigious middle school who falls into a lake, but before, he wrote the names of the students who deceived him. He was found unconscious, and their parents are called into the school and a battle goes on regarding the will.
I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (2018) is produced by 20th Century Fox International, The Tower Pictures, and distributed by 20th Century Fox (South Korea). Directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, with Jin Il-kyu as producers. Meanwhile, Seigo Hitazawa and Kyung-mi Kim was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sol Kyung-Gu, Oh Dal-Su, Chun Woo-Hee, Moon So-Ri, Ko Chang-Seok, Kim Hong-Fa, Kang Shin-Il, Sung Yoo-Bin, Yoo Jae-Sang, Jung Yoo-An, and Roh Jeong-Eui. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Burning (Beoning)
Burning (2018) is a South Korean drama mystery thriller film adapted of the short story “Barn Burning,” written by Japanese author Haruki Murakami (“Norwegian Wood”) and first published in The New Yorker, about a woman whose life is intertwined with two men – one rich and the other a courier who struggles to make ends meet. It is a story about young people in today’s world. When they think of their lives and this world it must feel like a mystery.
Burning (2018) is produced by Pine House Film, Now Films, B.O.M. Film Productions Co., and distributed by CGV Arthouse (South Korea). Directed by Chang-dong Lee, with Jun-dong Lee, Jung-Wan Oh, and Gwang-hee Ok as producers. Meanwhile, Haruki Murakami, Chang-dong Lee, and Jung-mi Oh was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Yoo Ah-In, Jeon Song-Seo, and Steven Yeun. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Little Forest (Liteul Poreseuteu)
Little Forest (2018) is a South Korean drama movie based on a popular manga series of the title name by Daisuke Igarashi which was first published in 2002, about a young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Principal photography began on January 21, 2017 at a village in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and finished October 24, 2017.
Hye-Won (Kim Tae-Ri) gets tired of her difficult life in the city and moves back to her hometown in the countryside. There, she heals her emotional wounds with the help of her long-time friends, nature and food.
Another film based on the same manga series is the 2014 Japanese film “Little Forest: Summer & Autumn” and the sequel “Little Forest: Winter & Spring” of 2015, both of which were directed by Junichi Mori.
Little Forest (2018) is produced by Watermelon Pictures Co., Ltd., and distributed by Megabox Plus M (South Korea). Directed by Yim Soon-rye, with Jenna Ku as producer. Meanwhile, Hwang Seong-gu and Daisuke Igarashi was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kim Tae-Ri, Ryoo Joon-Yeol, Moon So-Ri, and Jin Ki-Joo. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| My World Only (Geugeotmani Nae Sesang)
My World Only (2018) is a South Korean drama movie centered around a down-and-out boxer who reconnecting with his estranged, has a younger brother who is a gifted pianist with intellectual disability. The brothers make up through their mother who is full of stories of her past. Principal photography began on June 6, 2017 and ended on August 27, 2017.
My World Only (2018) is produced by JK Film, and distributed by CJ Entertainment (South Korea). Directed by Choi Sung-hyun, with Ju Seoung-hwan as producer. Meanwhile, Choi Sung-hyun was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Byung-hun, Youn Yuh-jung, Park Jung-min, Han Ji-min, Kim Sung-ryung, and Choi Ri. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Swordsman (Geomgaek)
Swordsman (2018) is a South Korean action historical drama movie focused around a Ming Dynasty swordsman and his daughter. It will take place during the Ming Dynasty’s decline, when power was being taken from the Han people by the Qing Empire. Meanwhile, the swordsmen who stood against confusing state of affairs, confronted with the chaos brought about by the Ming-Qing transition.
Swordsman (2018) is produced and distributed by Opus Pictures (South Korea). Directed by Choi Jae-hoon , with Park A-hyoung as producers. Meanwhile, Choi Jae-hoon was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jang Hyuk, Jung Man-sik, Joe Taslim, Choi Jin-ho, Kim Hyun-soo, Jang Hyun-sung, and Lee Min-hyuk. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Drug King (Mayakwang)
Drug King (2018) is a South Korean crime drama film set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970’s, follows the story of Lee Doo-Sam (Song Kang-Ho), a drug king who smuggles the drugs to China and Japan, then uses the money on Joseon Independence movement, and building his empire in Busan’s crime underworld. Then a public prosecutor (Cho Jung-Seok) attempts to takedown Lee Doo-Sam’s crimes. Principal photography began on May 5, 2017, and filming was completed on October 10, 2017.
Drug King (2018) is produced by Showbox/Mediaplex, Hive Media Corp., and distributed by Showbox Entertainment (South Korea). Directed by Woo Min-Ho , with Kim Jin-woo as producer. Meanwhile, Woo Min-Ho was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Song Kang-ho, Jo Jung-suk, Bae Doona, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Sung-min, Jo Woo-jin, Yoon Je-moon, Kim Dae-myung, Kim So-jin, and Yoo Jae-myung. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
Byeonsan (2018) is a South Korean drama movie focused around Hak-Soo (Park Jung-Min), an unpopular rapper. He receives a phone call and goes back to his hometown of Byeonsan. There, he meets Sun-Mi (Kim Go-Eun), his teenage friend who are graduated in the same school. The filming began September 11, 2017 around the Hongik University area of Seoul, and finished November 18, 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea.
Byeonsan (2018) is distributed by Megabox Plus M, and irected by Lee Joon-Ik. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Park Jung-Min, Kim Go-Eun, Shin Hyun-Bin, Bae Je-Ki, Choi Jung-Hun, and Im Sung-Jae. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Middle School Girl A (Yeojoongsaeng A)
Middle School Girl A (2018) is a South Korean drama movie based on webcomic of the same title by Heo5Pa6, centered around a school life of junior high student Jang Mi-Rae (Kim Hwan-Hee). She is an introvert which thinks too much, and also addicted to video games. But, Jang Mi-Rae as slowly learns about the world and begins to connect with other people. The Filming begins October, 2017.
Middle School Girl A (2018) is directed by Lee Kyung-Sub, with Heo5Pa6 was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kim Hwan-Hee and Suho. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Your Wedding (Neoui Gyeolhonsik)
Your Wedding (2018) is a South Korean romantic drama movie about the story of the 10-year love and friendship of two people from teenage to adulthood. Follows Seung-Hee (Park Bo-Young) and Woo-Yeon (Kim Young-Kwang) who meet for the first time as high school students. Woo-Yeon likes her, but he does not know whether she feels the same. After graduating from college, they start their respective careers. Until one day, Woo-Yeon suddenly gets a wedding invitation from his first love.
Your Wedding (2018) is directed and written by Lee Seok-geun. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Park Bo-Young, Kim Young-Kwang, Shin So-Yul, Song Jae-Rim, Kang Ki-Young, Ko Kyu-Pil, Jang Sung-Bum, Kim Hyun-Sook, and Lim Hyung-Joon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
Park Bo-young as Seung-hee, Woo-yeon’s first love. Kim Young-kwang as Woo-yeon, a guy who secretly likes Seung-hee. Song Jae-rim as Yoon-geun, Seung-hee’s college senior. Shin So-yul as So-jung, Seung-hee’s college friend. Seo Eun-soo as Seo Ji-soo, Woo-yeon’s ex-girlfriend. Kang Ki-young, Ko Kyu-pil, and Jang Sung-bum as Woo-yeon’s friend.
*.*.2018-KR| Beautiful Days (Byootipool Deizu)
Beautiful Days (2018) is a South Korean drama movie based on a true story about a female North Korean defector leaves her ethnic Korean husband and son behind in China and flees to South Korea. 16 years later, she meets her son again. Her son holds a deep hatred for her. Filming begins on October, 2017.
Beautiful Days (2018) is directed and written by Jero Yun. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Na-Young and Jang Dong-Yoon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Cheese in the Trap (Cheazeu in deo Teuraeb)
Cheese in the Trap (2018) is a South Korean drama romance movie based on the Korean webcomic of the same title, written and illustrated by Soon Ggi/Soonkki, first published in 2010. The webcomic was once adapted into a television series of the same name, comprising 16 episodes, which began airing on tvN on the 4th January 2016.
Cheese in the Trap (2018) is produced by Mountain Movement Story, and directed by Kim Je-young, with Hwang Ji-sun as producer. Meanwhile, Soon Ggi/Soonkki was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Park Hae-Jin, Oh Yeon-Seo, Park Ki-Woong, Yu In-Young, Sandara Park, Oh Jong-Hyuk, and Kim Hyun-Jin. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
Park Hae-jin as Yoo Jung, Kim Go-eun as Hong Seol, Park Ki-woong as Baek In-ho, Yoo In-young as Baek In-ha, Sandara Park as Jang Bo-ra, Kim Hyun-jin as Kwon Eun-taek, Oh Jong-hyuk as Oh Young-gon, Moon Ji-yoon as Sang-chul, and Na Hye-mi as Da-young.
*.*.2018-KR| Uhm Bok-Dong (The Cyclist King)
Uhm Bok-Dong (2018) is a South Korean biography drama sport movie based on the true story of famed cyclist Uhm Bok-dong, who became a symbol of pride for Koreans when he defeated Japanese cyclists and won the championship in a bicycle race which took place during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea. Principal photography began in April 2017.
Uhm Bok-Dong (2018) is produced by Celltrion Entertainment, and distributed by Showbox. Directed by Kim Yoo-seong, with Lee Beom-soo as producer. Meanwhile, Kim Yoo-seong and Lee Beom-soo was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Rain, Kang So-Ra, Min Hyo-Rin, Lee Si-Un, Park Jin-Joo, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee Kyoung-Young, and Lee Beom-Soo. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.