Korean family movies

List of the best Korean movies about family and family relationships, selected by visitors to our site: Forgotten, Yes Day, CODA, Goblin, Train to Busan, Be with You, Parasite, Nobody's Daughter Haewon, On the Way to the Airport, The Battleship Island.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Family, Students, Nurses
PlotMystery, Chase, Hypnosis, Mystery, Cheating
PlaceHospitals, Korea
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Jin-seok, 21-year-old, moves into a new house with his family. He suffers from a slight schizophrenia but he carries an ordinary life under the warm care of the family. His older brother Yu-seok is a decent college student, a mentor, and role model for Jin-seok. One night, his beloved brother is kidnapped by unidentified assailants before Jin-seok’s eye. Jin-seok can’t recognize their faces, but can remember only the VIN that matches with no car. After long silence of 19 days, suddenly Yu-seok returns home, but remembers nothing which had happened in the meantime. And soon Jin-seok feels Yu-seok is a total stranger…

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotAdventure, Family life
StyleBy books

A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids' wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA, France, Canada
CharactersFamily, Deaf and Mute
PlotFirst love, Dreams, Difficult choice

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:03
CharactersGods, Demons, Immortals, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Supernatural, Mythology
PlaceKorea

Kim Shin is an immortal “goblin,” and has the rather honorable title of being the Protector of Souls. His roommate Wang Yeo also happens to have the equally lofty, if thoroughly opposing, title of Angel of Death, and he acts as the storied grim reaper that claims souls. However, both these devilishly handsome angels have a problem: Wang Yeo has amnesia and Kim Shin wants to end his own (immortal) life. Unfortunately for goblins, the only way to defeat immortality is to marry a human bride. For that purpose, Kim Shin decides to win over Ji Eun Tak an optimistic high school girl who he thinks will be the priestess that ends his cursed existence. Now, once responsible for protecting souls and watching them pass, Kim Shin now tries to send his own to the afterlife. But when a slightly complicated method of suicide starts turning into true love, will our immortal goblin begin to regret his decision--where acting on that very love ultimately means the end of his life?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, action, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family, Military, Soldier, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Cars, Death, Baseball
PlaceTrains, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Touching, Depressive

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:19
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Death, Supernatural
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Along with his young son, Ji-ho, Woo-jin misses his wife Soo-a, who died after promising to return a year later with the rainy season. Miraculously, they reunite with Soo-a when the rainy season comes around, but she has no memory of her husband and son whom she dearly loved.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:07
CharactersFamily, Scammers, Rich, Businessmen, Maids
PlotRobbery, Mystery
StyleExciting, Oscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Students, Friends, Lovers, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Parenting
PlaceKorea

Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That day, they run into her classmates at a restaurant and their relationship gets revealed. Haewon gets more agitated and Seongjun makes an extreme suggestion to run away together… Haewon dreams often. Her dreams will be compared to her waking life, but none can be denied as being a part of her life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:29
CharactersFamily, Architects

Can women and men stay just as friends? Both Choi Sua and Seo Dou are married, but not to each other. The relationship between the two is interesting. They are definitely not a couple. They are not friends, either. Yet, they are involved in each other's life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersStrong women, Musicians, Family, Soldier, Ants
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Prison Break, Fight, The escape
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Japan
TimeFuture, Night
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersTigers, Family
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts, Evil spirits
PlaceCaves, Korea
StyleGothic

A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDeath
PlaceKorea

Hong Na-Ri works as a flight attendant. Her mother passed away 3 years ago and she doesn't have any other immediate family members. Hong Na-Ri returns to her hometown to visit her mother's grave during her death anniversary. There, she sees a young man at her mother's grave. The man, Go Nan-Gil, introduces himself as her father. Before Hong Na-Ri's mother died, she married Go Nan-Gil. He now lives at her mother's house and runs the small dumpling restaurant that her mother ran.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLost memory
PlaceKorea

In the middle of the night, a man reports a missing person to the police office... himself. He has lost his memory. He can only remember from the moment he found himself left alone in an apartment. He tries to find any clue as to who he might be, but nothing comes out. When he plucks up the courage to go out, he meets a girl at a convenience store, who he thinks might know him. Instantly she becomes his only hope and joy, but when he returns, she has disappeared. Then his attempt to find someone who remembers him becomes greater than his need for his own memories, transforming into a quest to reconnect with a lost love.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:36
CharactersSuperhero, Pirates, Giants, Heroes, Family
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, Adventure, Friendship, Saving the World
PlaceSea, Islands, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and Plankton need to go on a quest that takes them to the surface. In order to get back the recipe and save their city, the gang must retrieve the book and transform themselves into superheroes.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror
CountryIndonesia, South Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Death, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceCemetery
TimeNight
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genremusical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:20
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Fish
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Light

Trained in the skills of sea power, Pi the fish can fight a shark, sink a squid or batter any random predator that ever threatens his friends and neighbors on the reef. Unfortunately, being the only hero in town can take its toll, especially when a group of sharks declares that the end of the reef is soon at hand.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33
CharactersAnimals, Family, Friends, Chickens
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children, Exciting, Soulful, By books, Makes me think

Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the chicken farm. Her fate changes when she escapes from the chicken farm and hatches a duck egg. With the duckling (who believes Leafie to be his mother), sets off on a journey into the wild with her new son to find her freedom.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotLoneliness, Relationship, Self-sacrifice, Moving, Magic Items
PlaceIslands, Korea
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Days after her friends disappear during a trip to a mysterious cave, a girl is approached by a grown man claiming to be one of her missing pals.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersDinosaurs, Family, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine
StyleExciting

When a daredevil kid named Ernie, his sister Julia, and his best friend Max are horsing around in Max's inventor father's workshop, they accidentally trip a time-machine into operation and find themselves transported back in time 65 million years, where they meet a T-Rex named Tyra and her rambunctious dinosaur son Dodger. The unlikely group find themselves on an amazing adventure exploring the lush prehistoric jungle, despite Tyra's evil dinosaur rivals conspiring against them - while, back in the present day, Max's dad and Ernie and Julia's overprotective mom plot their rescue.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea, USA
Duration01:25
CharactersAnimals, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceDeserts, Australia
StyleExciting

Being teased for his color, Johnny the white koala joins a traveling carnival with Hamish, a Tasmanian devil, and Higgens, a photographer monkey as talent agents. On the way through the Australian outback desert, the trailer they are in comes loose and crashes. Johnny must live up to the hero status Hamish presents him as while the outback locals try to rescue a kidnapped koala from Bog, a giant crocodile and his dingo lackeys.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Family, Judge, Neighbors, Tourists
PlotLoneliness, Internet, Mystery, Moving
PlaceAircraft, School, Beach, Hospitals, Australia
StyleTouching, Serious, Disturbing

Promising fund manager Jae-hoon is at the brink of losing everything when his company goes bankrupt. Overwhelmed by despair, he takes an impulsive trip to Australia where his wife and son live. As his trip nears its unexpected end, Jae-hoon gets a chance to look back on his life.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreadventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRobots, Ninja, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Heroes
PlotFriendship, Snow, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds, or racing ice cars. Nevertheless, Pororo and his friends believe that the turtles are racers, and the turtles end up giving the gang at Pororo Village some lessons and passing on the championship spirit. In the end, Pororo and his friends follow the turtles to Northpia to participate in the race. Upon arriving at icily beautiful Northpia's race, Pororo and his friends wind up unlikely front-runners, ahead of the polar bears, and make it to the finals. However, a more complicated course awaits Pororo and his friends- as does their strongest adversary yet.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Teens, Childrens, Killers, Family
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Ghosts, Genetic experiments
PlaceVillage, School, Russia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Ja-yoon is a high school student who struggles with memory loss after she endured some unknown trauma during her childhood. While trying to uncover the truth, she is unwittingly dragged into a world of crime and finds herself on a journey that will awaken many secrets hidden deep within.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, South Korea, Japan
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Orphans, Parents
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love
PlaceJungle
StyleLight, Cute

An upcoming two-hour American animated television film split into two parts. Based on Craig Bartlett's Hey Arnold! TV series, it will serve as a sequel to the series finale in which Arnold found his father's journal and read about the life of his scientist parents, including their first meeting, birthing him, and a map showing the route they took to the San Lorenzo before they disappeared.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, South Korea, USA, China
CharactersMonkeys, Family, Foxes
PlotAdventure, Black holes
PlaceSpace, The Universe

Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana - a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

An evil spirit that changes faces infiltrates one family placing one brother in danger while the other tries to save him.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, India, Republic of Ireland, South Korea, China
Duration01:38
CharactersBears, Family, Friends, Warriors, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceMountains, Asia
StyleInspirational

An ancient Chinese artifact has been stolen by a villainous archaeologist named Dexter. With the help of his Lemming friends, Norm must keep his word and embark on a journey across the world to help recover the artifact for the people of China.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, India, United Kingdom, China, Japan, South Korea
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotAdventure, Snow
PlaceOcean
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Animals band together to save the day when the evil Otto Von Walrus hatches a sinister scheme to accelerate global warming and melt the Arctic Circle.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersSpy, Family
PlotTime travel
PlaceJapan, China

Kim Myeong-min (39) is Agent Kim, a family man who lives a happy and contented life with his wife and two children. He is disguised as a manager in a company that sells fake viagra imported from China. Together with his three comrades, Agent Kang (Yeom Jeong-ah, 39), Agent Woo (Jeong Kyeo-woon, 29) and Adviser Yoon (Byeon Hee-bong, 70), Agent Kim was sent to South Korea 10 years ago for a special mission.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Family, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Fate, Holidays, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Serious

Princess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends reunite in this all-new adventure for their first Christmas celebration together! As the kingdom prepares for a festive holiday, the villainous Rothbart plots to destroy Christmas. Will the castle friends be able to stop Rothbart and save the day? Told in beautiful CG animation for the very first time and featuring music by Anna Graceman from TV’s America’s Got Talent, The Swan Princess Christmas is an enchanting musical holiday treat the whole family will enjoy!





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