7 Korean movies Based on Books

7 Korean movies Based on Books

Korean movies Based on Books
- Movies Popular with Korean Readers and Foreigners.


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Hello, everyone. Today we'll discuss turning Korean novels into movies.

Korean literary works tell interesting stories and deep messages to readers. They often provide rich insights into Korean culture, history, and social issues. And sometimes, these novels are reborn on the screen, bringing readers' imaginations to life.

Explore Korea's best novels turned into movies for readers who adore Korean literature and culture.

So, let's take a journey into Korean reading and cinema, where new worlds and stories await.

1. Korean Books to Film

(1) Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 is a movie based on the novel of the same name by Cho Nam-joo.

Published in 2016, this novel made waves by truthfully portraying women's discrimination and oppression in South Korean society.

The 2019 movie stays true to the novel while addressing current social issues.


2. The movie compares to the original books

(1) The Memoirs of a Murder (2017)

This movie is based on the book " The Memoirs of a Murder " written by Kim Young-ha.

The novel was published in 2013. A serial killer with Alzheimer's disease records everything he does and writes it down in a diary.

The movie alters the characters and content of the novel, yet preserves the atmosphere and themes of the original.

Unveiling the Dark Secrets of a Killer's Mind: A Psychological Thriller Explores Memory and Identity.

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3. Korean culture and history in movies based on books

(1) The Fortress

This movie is based on a book written by Kim Hoon.

The novel was published in 2007 and is a historical novel set in the isolated events of Namhansanseong Fortress during the Byeongjaho.

The film debuted in 2017, fusing real history with imaginative fiction, incorporating thriller and drama.

The movie tells a suspenseful and fierce story of loyalty and betrayal, politics and love, strategy and destiny of the king and his subjects.

(2) Jeon Woochi

A movie based on the tale of Jeon Uchi.

"Jeon Uchi" offers a fascinating look at Korean culture and traditions, as well as an adventure, and can be a great starting point for exploring Korean culture and history.

The novel and movie tell the story of a legendary character and his adventures, and introduce readers and audiences to the cultural heritage of Korea.


4. A literary journey into Korean fiction

(1) My Brilliant Life 

This movie is based on the book " My Brilliant Life " written by Kim Ae-ran.movies based on book, korea movie,books on film,korean books, korea book, korean book, Film Adaptations of Books

This novel is Kim Ae-ran's masterpiece and was published in 2011.

A powerful story of family unity, hope, love, and the struggle for meaning in life, this novel is a significant work in Korean literature, and was made into a movie in 2014.

Through this work, readers will be able to explore and relate to their sincere feelings about family and love.

(2) My Sassy Girl

This movie is based on the book My Sassy Girl, written by Kwon Hyuk-chul.

"Sassy Girl" tells the hilarious and touching story of the relationship between the main character and his sassy girlfriend.

The girlfriend has a very unique personality and her behavior and demands surprise and make the protagonist and readers laugh. The novel is a combination of romance and comedy, providing readers with a touching story and fun.


5. Common themes and messages in the Korean movie and the original book

(1) Dogani

Dogani is a movie based on the novel Dogani , written by Lee Jeong-young, about a sexual assault case that took place at School in Gwangju .

The original crucible novel was published in 2009. The common theme of these works is human rights and justice for the socially vulnerable. It critically exposes the attitudes of the perpetrators and related institutions.

It also delivers a message of hope for the realization of human dignity and justice through the process of victims speaking out and lawyers and journalists helping them.

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