Current Top 14 Trending Korean Movies in 2023
Get ready for an epic cinematic journey filled with captivating tales, emotions, and unforgettable moments in Current Top 10 Trending Korean Movies 2023 list.
From heartwarming romances to thrilling adventures, these top Korean films are sure to keep you glued to your screen. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and let’s dive into the world of Korean cinema!
Please note that the following films are listed without any specific order based on ratings, quality, or viewership.
1. Dead Camping The Live (데드캠핑 더라이브)
IMDb Rating: 9.0
Soo Yeon,’ a well-known camping YouTuber, live-streams her campsite’s location in a typically isolated mountain region.
However, as the stream progresses, Soo Yeon becomes the target of an unidentified group’s attack. Little do they realize that she orchestrated the entire situation.
This deadly game she devised won’t cease until every last person draws their final breath. With a chilling declaration, “It’s time to hunt,” the terrifying ordeal unfolds.
2. Smugglers (밀수)
Release Date: July 26
During the 1970s, in Guncheon, a community of Haenyeos thrived, including two inseparable friends, Chun-ja and Jin-sook, along with Jin-sook’s brother and Jangdori.
They relied on collecting seafood underwater to sustain their livelihoods. However, the tranquility of their lives was disrupted as factories emerged near the beach, causing trouble for the Haenyeos’ traditional way of living.
Faced with limited options, the ship crews made a difficult decision to venture into smuggling activities in the water as a means of survival.
As the smuggling operations expanded within their village, it became too overwhelming for Jin-sook’s family to handle, resulting in the gradual breakdown of the once peaceful community.
3. The Moon (더 문)
Release Date: August 2
In the near future, Korea’s first manned mission to the moon ends in a tragic disaster when an explosion occurs on board. 7 years later, a second human spaceflight is launched successfully but a strong solar wind causes it to malfunction.
One astronaut, Sun-woo is left stranded in space. Facing another fatal catastrophe, the Naro Space Center turns to its former managing director Dr. Kim to help bring Sun-woo back home safely.
4. The Childe (귀공자)
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Driven by a desperate need to finance his mother’s surgery, an aspiring boxer embarks on a quest to find his wealthy, long-lost father whom he has never met.
However, as his search leads him from the Philippines to Korea, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by an eccentric yet perilous individual.
Along the way, more adversaries join the chase, creating chaos and danger. Amidst the unfolding mayhem, he will be compelled to face a shocking truth that could put his life in jeopardy.
5. Concrete Utopia (콘크리트 유토피아)
Release Date: August 9
The movie centers on the survivors in a city left in ruins by a devastating earthquake that annihilated all the concrete structures.
Young Tak emerges as a capable leader, striving to safeguard Hwang Goong Apartment from external threats. Min Sung, a salaryman, is selected to aid Young Tak, gradually gaining courage as he faces various challenges.
Meanwhile, Myung Hwa, Min Sung’s wife and a former nurse, possesses a nurturing and compassionate nature, caring for those injured in perilous circumstances.
6. Devils (악마들)
IMDb Rating: 7.6
After losing his colleague and brother-in-law to a serial murderer two years ago, homicide detective Jae Hwan is consumed by hatred towards the brutal killer.
He throws himself into the relentless pursuit of the murderer, Jin Hyuk. However, during their intense confrontation, they meet with an accident.
Upon regaining consciousness in a hospital, Jae Hwan is horrified to discover that his body has been swapped with the murderer’s.
Now faced with this bizarre predicament, he embarks on a desperate chase to safeguard his family and uncover the enigma behind this body switch.
7. The Roundup: No Way Out (범죄도시)
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Seven years after capturing the perpetrators of a Vietnamese abduction and murder case, Masukto investigates a new murder case with his team members.
During the investigation, he discovers the involvement of a new drug case and expands the scope of the investigation.
Meanwhile, the mastermind behind the drug ring collaborates with a Japanese organization as the scale of the case continues to escalate in Korea.
However, Masukto is determined to wipe out the threat and bring justice.
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Former basketball player Yangyan is appointed as the new coach of the struggling basketball team at Busan Central High School.
Despite their past failures, they defy the odds and create a miraculous journey to the National Tournament when everyone claimed it was impossible.
Together, they seize the opportunity for a rebound.
IMDb Rating: 6.4
Office worker Nami loses her smartphone, which is found by Chun Young, who installs spyware on it with access to Nami’s entire life.
He approaches her while hiding his true identity, and Detective Chiman suspects Chun Young’s wrongdoings.
Nami’s life takes a disastrous turn since losing her phone.
IMDb Rating: 7.4
In 1998, two girls first meet at the age of 13 and become friends. In 2004, they find their first love. In 2010, they both become adults.
In 2014, they follow back their traces and now they paint their longing. Since their first meeting and onwards for the next 14 years, the two girls experience love, jealousy, and personal growth.
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Come a tier actor, Park Gu lives a glamorous single life but lacks meaningful connections. On Christmas Eve, after a heavy night of drinking with his loyal friend and manager, Chuyun, Park Gu wakes up in a strange house to discover two unfamiliar children curiously looking up to him.
To make matters more complicated, his first love, Suyan, bombards him with nagging.
In what bizarre situation is this? As Park Gu’s life turns upside down, a casual remark from a taxi driver the night before comes to mind: “If you had the chance to change your choices, what would you do?”
IMDb Rating: 6.2
Set in 1933 during the Japanese colonial era in Seoul, the spy known as Phantom operates undercover for the anti-Japanese organization Black Shadow.
Trapped in a secluded hotel, Phantom must navigate suspicion and mistrust among the suspects while aiming to foil an assassination plot and return safely home.
With limited time, the mission’s success hangs in the balance.
13. Kill Boksoon
IMDb Rating: 6.6
MK ENT appears to be an ordinary vent company but is actually a front for professional assassins.
Folks on the top-notch killer of MK is a single mother who decides to quit her lethal job to rebuild her relationship with her daughter. However, her final mission uncovers a dark truth leading her to defy the company’s rules.
Now targeted by MK ENT and other assassins, a deadly battle begins where survival becomes the ultimate challenge.
14. The Point Men
IMDb Rating: 6.0
In the foreign country of Afghanistan, Korean nationals are kidnapped by the Taliban, triggering a high-stakes hostage crisis.
Diplomatic and NIS agent Tae-shik, with contrasting approaches, unite to save the captives.
As the deadline looms and conditions fluctuate, the prospects of successful negotiations become increasingly slim.
Get ready to immerse yourself in these top Korean films, each offering a unique and captivating experience.
Whether you’re in the mood for action, drama, or heartwarming stories, this movie marathon is sure to leave you entertained and inspired.
Author: Qlista Editorial