20 funniest korean comedies

Each nation has a special sense of humor, sometimes incomprehensible to strangers. Modern Korean films with jokes no less spicy than their sauces find fans all over the world. Funny movie seasoned with oriental spicy color, subtle irony and light sadness. We offer you a list of the best Korean comedies in different genres – from light romantic stories to outright farce.

Space Cleaners (2020)

The witty novelty of cinema is the first South Korean science fiction blockbuster about space . The Earth littered with garbage becomes uninhabitable. Humanity terraforms Mars , but the right to move to the red planet comes at a heavy price. A company of losers, trying to make money on garbage collection, stumbles upon a weapon of mass destruction in the form of an android child , and decides to sell the dangerous find for maximum profit.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Seungriho

Actors:
Song Jun-gi, Kim Tae-ri, Chin Sung-gyu …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
18+


Hitman (2020)

A new Korean comedy film follows a secret agent who fakes his own death. The former spy lives an ordinary life and draws comics to fulfill his childhood dream . A few readers cruelly mock the unlucky artist . In desperation, the hero creates a graphic story based on real espionage adventures. The wife, in order to support her husband, puts the comic on the Internet, not thinking about the consequences.

Original title:
Hiteumaen

Actors:
Kwon Sang-woo, Jung Jun-ho, Hwang Seul-hye …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+


Extreme Job (2019)

The narcotics cops can’t get their cases up and are constantly being scolded by their superiors . On a tip, the detectives start spying on a gang of drug dealers . Criminals often order food from a small cafe. In order to keep an eye on the villains, the detectives decide to buy out the cafe. It suddenly turns out that crime fighters are much better at cooking fried chicken than catching bandits.

Original title:
Geukhanjikeop

Actors:
Ryu Seung-nyeon, Lee Hani, Chin Sung-gyu …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
16+


The one who sits inside (2019)

A feature-length comedy from South Korea touches on the popular topic of body swapping . An overweight teenage loser accidentally falls off a roof onto a powerful gangster . The victims are taken to the hospital, where the bandit, having regained consciousness, finds himself in the body of a teenager. In the form of a clumsy boy, the criminal authority will have to go to school, resist the attacks of classmates, fight stunningly and settle their criminal affairs.

Original title:
Nae aneui geunom

Actors:
Chin Young, Park Sung-un, Ra Mi-ran …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9


Marriage Harmony (2018)

When drought and famine approach the country, the best way to improve the state of affairs is to successfully marry the princess. Several rich suitors claim the heart of a crowned beauty, but each with their own shortcomings. The young astrologer makes predictions about each union, but the princess does not want to follow the dictates of higher powers. The girl leaves the palace in search of her true happiness.

Original title:
Gunghap

Actors:
Shim Eun-kyung, Lee Seung-gi, Kim Sang-kyung …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.3


Wonderful Ghost (2018)

The paranormal Korean comedy with Russian voice acting is worth watching for an unusual incarnation of the ghost story . While chasing the bandits, the policeman gets into an accident. Even becoming a disembodied soul, the detective is determined to complete the investigation and punish the villains. The policeman finds a person who is able to contact the other world, but he is indifferent to justice and is not inclined to help.

Original title:
Wondeopul goseuteu

Actors:
Ma Dong-seok, Kim Yong-kwang, Lee Yu-young …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.1


Dad is a daughter (2017)

A boring, pedantic father cannot find a common language with a restless teenage daughter. When a man has a chance to get a coveted promotion, and a girl receives an invitation to a long-awaited date, something strange happens: father and daughter switch bodies. Now, in order not to destroy the fate of each other, the heroes of the film, willy-nilly, will have to strive for mutual understanding.

Original title:
Appaneun ttal

Actors:
Yoon Jae-moon, Jung So-min, Lee Il-hwa …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.3


Bros (2017)

A Korean comedy film about the adventures of two ambitious but unsuccessful brothers. A modest history teacher dreams of fame for Indiana Jones. A weak-minded architect aspires to work in Europe. The death of his father and an unexpected inheritance can help realize his ambitions, but on the way to the funeral, the brothers run over the girl. A stranger who has fallen under the wheels loses her memory.

Original title:
Buradeo

Actors:
Ma Dong-seok, Lee Dong-hwi, Lee Honey…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.2


Kim Seong-dal (2016)

The Manchus invade Korea and take many people into slavery. A cunning young man manages to escape from enemy captivity. The hero of the film discovers the talent of a fraudster and skillfully deceives influential nobles. More and more large-scale scams bring the young man closer to revenge on the high-ranking traitors who destroyed the country. The plot of the comedy is based on an old tale about a crook who managed to sell the river.

Original Title :
Bongi Kim Seon
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Twenty (2015)

Hilariously funny movie – a Korean comedy about a trio of friends who celebrated their twentieth anniversary. Carefree childhood is already behind, but adult life with a heap of unsolvable problems has not yet arrived. The guys have different characters, interests and goals, but the desire not to miss the opportunities that open up unites friends. A company enjoying youth is waiting for stormy adventures, unbridled fun and not always successful attempts to conquer the girls of their dreams.

Original title:
Seumul

Actors:
Kim Woo-bin, Lee Jun-ho, Kang Ha-neul …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+


Miss Wife (2015)

A successful career woman is about to move to the US to work for a prestigious law firm. Death in a car accident disrupts plans. However, they made a mistake in heaven – the woman should not have died. The higher forces are not able to return the former life. In the new incarnation, the heroine of the film becomes a housewife with her husband, two children and a lot of household chores.

Original title:
Misseu waipeu

Actors:
Om Jong-hwa, Son Seung-heon, Kim Sang-ho …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
12+


Miss Granny (2014)

A seventy-year-old old woman with a tough character lives with her son’s family and is in conflict with her wayward daughter-in-law. After leaving the house, Oh Mal-soon enters an unusual photo studio. The picture taken turns the elderly heroine back into a twenty-year-old beauty. A young body and an experienced mind opens up a lot of new opportunities. The leading lady in this funny Korean film won awards at several international festivals in the nomination “Best Actress”.

Original title:
Susanghan geunyeo

Actors:
Shim Eun-kyung, Na Moon-hee, Park In-hwan …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
12+


Man Management Guide (2013)

Choi Bo-na works as an assistant director. A huge number of responsibilities and an irregular schedule leave almost no free time. After constant stress and sleepless nights, hands do not reach even just to put themselves in order. To change her life, tired of the terrible regime, the heroine takes a course on manipulating men and begins to put theory into practice.

Original title:
Namja sayongseolmyungseo

Actors:
Lee Shi-young, Oh Jung-se, Park Yong-gyu …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.5


The most ordinary couple (2013)

Top Korean comedies continue the film about an office romance between employees of a large bank. For three years, a man and a woman hid their relationship from colleagues, but the former lovers cannot hold back their emotions after parting. Another quarrel flares up at a corporate dinner and gives the relationship a new impetus. The actress who played the character won the Baeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress.

Original title:
Yeonaeui wondo

Actors:
Kim Min-hee, Lee Min-gi, Choi Moo-son …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
12+


Fasten Your Seats (2013)

An ordinary passenger plane is flying from Tokyo to Seoul and gets caught in a storm. An emergency, but completely solvable situation is complicated by extraordinary passengers and crew members. A hungover pilot has never landed on his own. The flight attendants are in violent conflict with each other. The eccentric actor exudes torrents of foul language. The funny film creates an amazing atmosphere of farce and absurdity.

Original title:
Rolleo koseuteo

Actors:
Jung Kyung-ho, Choi Kyu-hwan, Han Sung-cheon…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.7


My partner (2012)

Romantic South Korean comedy with professional voice acting in Russian. The young man broke up with the girl and is very hard going through a breakup, but the former lover quickly found herself a new boyfriend. A suffering guy receives a call from a stranger by mistake and offers to have sex on the phone. A strange acquaintance develops into constant communication, and then into something more.

Original title:
Naui PS pateuneo

Actors:
Chi Sung, Kim A-joon, Shin So-yul …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
12+


Cop on the catwalk (2012)

The police officer is so passionate about fighting crime that he does not pay attention to his huge belly and unkempt appearance. The investigation leads the detective to drug dealers from the fashion industry . To expose the villains, it is necessary to conduct an undercover operation. A fat, unkempt detective will have to transform into a model-looking man in two weeks.

Original title:
Cha hyeongsa

Actors:
Kang Ji-hwan, Song Yu-riAe Lee Soo-hyuk …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
12+


My pet (2011)

A Korean romantic comedy film with a touching love story. Chi Eun-i has a successful career and a huge salary, but the beauty has not been able to find a soul mate for a long time: high status and a solid income scare away guys. The heroine wants to take care of someone. Thinking about the idea of ​​having a pet, she meets a dancer who has become disillusioned with life and career . The young man is in dire need of care.

Original title:
Neoneun pet

Actors:
Kim Ha-neul, Jang Geun-suk, Ryu Tae-jun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
11+


Greedies (2011)

A young loser cannot find a job and sits on his mother’s neck. The woman was tired of providing for the offspring, which is why the guy ended up on the street. Fate brought the hero with a very prudent creature. A mercantile person does not even communicate with relatives so as not to spend money on gifts. The thirst for money brings the guy and the girl together – a very profitable business offer appears for the couple.

Original title:
Tikkeulmoa romaenseu

Actors:
Han Ye-seul, Song Joong-gi, Lee Sang-yeop…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
12+


Dating agency “Cyrano” (2010)

Actors, in order to earn money for the restoration of the theater, open a dating agency. A team of actors helps people find love. Experienced employees remove obstacles, use seduction techniques, and develop seduction strategies. The well-coordinated mechanism of work is violated by a problematic client who has fallen in love with the ex-girlfriend of the head of the agency.

original name :
Sirano yeonaejojakdan

Actors:
Om Tae-un, Lee Min-jung, Choi Daniel …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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