Korean movies about school

List of the best Korean school movies selected by visitors to our site: Ayla: The Daughter of War, Han Gong-ju, The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, Daria in 'Is It College Yet?', The King of Pigs, Days of Wrath, No Breathing, Student A, Volcano High, The Last Princess.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey, South Korea
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events, Earthquake, Death
PlaceAircraft, School
StyleTense, Touching, Disturbing

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Internet
PlaceSchool, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.

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: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, College
StyleFancy

All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of sarcasm. Life can't suck more after high school, can it?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:37
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Writers, Businessmen
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea
StyleHeavy, Serious

After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing his own novel. For the first time in 15 years they meet. Kyeong-Min and Jong-Seok both hide their own current situations and begin to talk about their middle school days.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
PlotMoney, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSerious

Back in his high school days, Joon-Seok was bullied by Chang-Sik Because of this, Joon-Seok's high school days were like a nightmare. Now, Joon-Seok finds it difficult to live a normal life due to the bullying. Meanwhile, Chang-Sik, who has forgotten what he did to Jeon-Seok, lives a relatively happy life. He is about to marry Ji-Hee. Joon-Seok will pay him back for all the misery.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, sport
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:58
CharactersGeniuses
PlotFriendship, Swimming, Competitions
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Light, Inspirational, Touching

Two very different restless youths join a swimming competition for love and friendship which is, in fact, a rite of passage to growing up.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotComputer games, Friendship
PlaceSchool
StyleDorama, Touching, Serious

Being bullied at school and suffering violence at home, Mi-rae, a middle school loner, lives on the border between reality and fantasy. The only places she feels restful are the computer game world, and the would in the novel she writes in her notebook. As her classmates Baek-hap and Tae-yang come close to Mi-rae, she gradually opens up her mind to them. In the meantime, the computer game service is terminated, and the world in her novel also disappears, leading Mi-rae to face a tough reality again.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39
CharactersNinja, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Superpowers
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting

Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend of the Secret Manuscript - the one who inherits these writings will rule the world - has been continuously passed down. From the outside, Volcano High School seems peaceful. But a bitter showdown for the Secret Manuscript is at hand.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersSpy, Terminally ill, Emperors
PlotLost memory
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals, Japan, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

Under the oppressive Japanese colonial rule, Deok-hye, the last Princess of the declining Joseon Dynasty, is forced to move to Japan. She spends her days missing home, while struggling to maintain dignity as a princess. After a series of failed tries, Deok-hye makes her final attempt to return home with help of her childhood sweetheart, Jang-han.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:36
CharactersFathers, Old man
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Happiness, Dreams
PlaceSchool, Korea

Eun Ha-Won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-Won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car accident. One day, she helps a mysterious old man. The old man suggests to her to live in a mansion and pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Since than, she moves into the mansion and lives with three cousins Kang Ji-Woon, Kang Hyun-Min, Kang Seo-Woo and their bodyguard Lee Yoon-Sung.

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: 6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersLifeguards
PlotMissing people
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Ki-chul, a PE teacher at high school, is dismissed after fighting against the corruption his student had gone through during the boxing match. Transferred to a local girls’ high school, he finds out that one of the students called Yu-jin has been running around day and night, trying to find her missing friend, Su-yeon. While Ki-chul helps Yu-jin solve the case, he is faced with the bigger corruption related with her disappearance.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium, South Korea
Duration02:52
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Students, Writers
PlotLove, Time travel, Friendship, Love triangle, Snow
PlaceSchool, Trains, Parallel worlds, Paris, France
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Touching

A man tries that his wife fall in love with him again, after to wake up in an alternate reality where she never knew him.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:56
PlotFirst love, Inheritance
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleDorama, Touching

"A Millionaire's First Love" focuses on Kang Jae-Kyung's struggle with a clause in his grandfather's will that says he will only get his inheritance if he graduates from a high school in the country. Relocated into the mountains, he finds puppy love with a naive country girl. Can love change the spoiled urbanite and awaken his gentler side?

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:24
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Swimming
PlaceSchool, Korea
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Se-hee is haunted by her step sister Tae-yeon who used to be a promising swimmer but suddenly killed herself in a swimming pool 2 years ago. During the summer vacation, she joins the study camp at school for upcoming college entrance exam with other 30 elite students. On the first night, when Se-hee finds a riddling passage scribbled in the desk, she soon sees a dead girl’s body hung upside down. Then the TV monitors are on and the students watch another friend crushed by his bike in the corridor. Since then, the succession of cruel killings occurs whenever they fail to answer the given questions in time. Meanwhile, the hidden truth behind Tae-yeon’s suicide is slowly revealed and terrified students struggle to death to undo the puzzle before they become the next victim.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:57
CharactersTourists, Architects
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, Hotels, Korea
StyleRomantic, To cry, Philosophical, Touching

Sang-min comes to Finland to send her autistic son to a special camp. She feels so alienated in snow covered-white Helsinki. Ki-hong is an architect working in Finland on dispatched duty. His family is not so perfect either with a daughter having child depression and mentally unease wife. The two meet for the first time at the gathering point of this special camp. They get to have a short trip to the camp together in silence but start to feel comfortable and connected to each other. On their way back to Helsinki, with the road blocked from heavy snow, Sang-min and Ki-hong are isolated in a cabin by the forest and lake. Carried away by irresistible passion, they spend a night together. But the next day, they go separate ways without asking each other’s name...

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
CharactersPupils, Mothers
PlotRevenge, Divorce
PlaceSchool

Divorced mother Yoo Rim (Yoo Seon) lives with her teenage daughter Eun Ah (Nam Bo-Ra), who is having a tough time at her new school. She has a crush on classmate Jo Han (U-Kiss's Shin Dong Ho), but he turns out to be different than what she expected. He and his friends rape her and then threaten her with a videotape of the assault. Eun Ah eventually takes her own life, leaving Yoo Rim alone and devastated. As minors, Jo Han and his friends are let off with light punishments. Yoo Rim takes matters into her own hand to get revenge for her daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersWitch, Teens, Teachers, Harry Potter, Giants
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:29
CharactersMusicians

Yoo-Seul is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but she is driven by her mother. Yoo-Seul's mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger. One day, Yoo-Seul has an accident. Yoo-Seul may never play the again because of the accident. With the help of her friend Cha-Sik and Yoo-Seul's rival Jin-Mok, Yoo-Seul begins to live a new life.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Friendship, Intrigue, Parenting
PlaceSchool, France, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleTo cry, Touching

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, Party

High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlaceSchool

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In particular, everybody at school is spreading rumors about Natalya Sergeyevna, an Enlish language teacher and a former student of Melnikov, being in love with him. Exhausted by his mental suffering, Melnikov asks the principal to allow him to quit his job. At the end of the week that is to become the last week of Melnikov's teaching career the students of his class write an in-class essay on how they understand happiness. Svetlana Mikhailovna, their Russian teacher, is shocked by what one of the students wrote in her essay, nevertheless, she allows her to read it in front of the class. The other students express support of their classmate. Melnikov gets involved in the conflict, after which he reconsiders his decision to quit...

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:42
CharactersPupils
PlaceSchool

High school students Ksenya and Boris are in love but all the world id against them. Could they fight it and will the first love win?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Police, Pupils, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Cheating, Undercover
PlaceSchool, Party
TimeGraduation

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, First love, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:30
CharactersFriends
PlotJustice
PlaceKorea

The Moorim School isn't focused solely on high academic scores. The school teaches its students virtues including honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. The teachers and students at the school come from different countries and each have their own stories.





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