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The Best Korean Comedy Movies

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For fans of Korean cinema who love to laugh, here's our list of the best Korean comedy movies of all time, as voted on by Ranker's movie fans. Whether it’s the story of a documentary filmmaker making a film about her next-door neighbor who thinks he’s a superhero in The Man Who Was Superman, or a seventy-year-old woman who is returned to the beauty of her youth in Miss Granny, these funny Korean comedies are full of hysterical characters and are a fresh change of pace from American comedy films.

The films on this list of funny Korean movies run the gamut from the award-winning The Good, The Bad, The Weird to the crime comedy The Quiet Family to the man vs. dog tale Barking Dogs Never Bite. From Korean romantic comedy movies to horror comedies to Korean action comedy movies, the funniest Korean movies include My Sassy Girl, Sunny, The Thieves, and 200 Pounds Beauty.

Which of the films on this Korean comedy movies list cracked you up? Join others and give the funniest movies on this list a thumbs up, and vote others down accordingly.

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  • 1
    Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanee
    630
    36

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Byeong-heon

    Extreme Job is a 2019 South Korean action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon. A drug squad attempting to take down a criminal organization opens a chicken restaurant to go undercover, but when  ...more
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  • 2
    Park Seo-joon, Kang Ha-neul
    430
    50

    Released2017

    Directed byJason Kim

    Midnight Runners is a 2017 South Korean action comedy film directed by Jason Kim. Two friends who are students at Korean National Police University find themselves in an endless race against time  ...more
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  • 3
    shinna addedHwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in
    483
    206

    Released2015

    Directed byRyoo Seung-wan

    Veteran is a 2015 South Korean action crime comedy film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. A tough detective hunts down a young and successful man who has bad intentions.  ...more
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  • 4
    Bong Joon-ho, Gong Hyo-jin
    362
    154

    Released2008

    Directed byLee Kyung-Mi

    Crush and Blush is a 2008 South Korean film. It is the feature film debut of director Lee Kyoung-mi, and also the first film to be produced by Park Chan-wook. Crush and Blush premiered at the 13th  ...more
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    Kang So-ra, Jin Hee-kyung
    635
    319

    Released2011

    Directed byKang Hyeong-cheol

    Sunny is a 2011 South Korean comedy drama film directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol. A middle-aged woman tries to fulfill her friend's dying wish of reuniting their group of high school friends.  ...more
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    Park Shin-hye, Oh Dal-su
    686
    376

    Released2013

    Directed byLee Hwan-Kyung

    Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a 2013 South Korean film starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Kal So-won and Park Shin-hye. The film is a heartwarming comedy and family melodrama about a mentally challenged man  ...more
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    Jun Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun
    642
    353

    Released2001

    Directed byKwak Jae-yong

    My Sassy Girl is a 2001 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kwak Jae-yong. A college student becomes involved with a self-centered young woman who humiliates him at every turn.  ...more
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    Lee Sun-bin, Kim Young-kwang
    96
    19

    Released2021

    Directed byKim Hyung-joo

    Mission: Possible is a 2021 South Korean action comedy film directed by Kim Hyung-joo. Chinese secret agent Da-hee must investigate an arms smuggling ring in South Korea, but the investigation proves  ...more
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    Kim A-joong, Joo Jin-mo
    568
    344

    Released2006

    Directed byYong-hwa Kim

    200 Pounds Beauty is a 2006 South Korean musical romantic comedy film directed by Kim Yong-hwa, based on the 1997 Japanese manga Kanna's Big Success! by Yumiko Suzuki. A talented girl who ghost-sings  ...more
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  • 10
    Kim Woo-bin, Lee Junho
    703
    456

    Directed byLee Byeong-heon

    Twenty is a 2015 South Korean coming-of-age film directed by Lee Byeong-heon. A story about three friends who are turning 20 years old and must decide what to do with their life.  ...more
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  • 11
    Moon Geun-young, Shin Se-kyung
    395
    291

    Released2004

    Directed byKim Ho-jun

    My Little Bride is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kim Ho-jun. A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life after her grandfather forces her into an  ...more
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  • 12
    Cha Tae-hyun, Park Bo-young
    336
    248

    Released2008

    Directed byKang Hyeong-cheol

    Scandal Makers is a 2008 South Korean comedy musical film directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol. A young lady blackmails her alleged father, a radio host and former teen idol, into sheltering her and her son.  ...more
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    Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun
    442
    345

    Released2012

    Directed byChoi Dong-hoon

    The Thieves is a 2012 South Korean comedy-action crime film directed by Choi Dong-hoon. A cat burglar and his gang are hired by a devious former partner to steal a $20 million diamond from a Chinese  ...more
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  • 14
    Uhm Jung-hwa, Song Seung-heon
    64
    20

    Released2015

    Directed byKang Hyo-jin

    Wonderful Nightmare, also known as Miss Wife, is a 2015 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kang Hyo-jin. A clerical error in heaven leads to Yeon-woo's untimely death, and to fix the  ...more
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  • 15
    Kim Soo-hyun, Shim Eun-kyung
    384
    315

    Released2014

    Directed byHwang Dong-hyuk

    Miss Granny is a 2014 South Korean comedy-drama film directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. A 74-year-old widow, who thinks she is becoming a burden on her family, mysteriously regains her physical appearance  ...more
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  • 16
    Kim Ha-neul, Gong Yoo
    305
    259

    Released2003

    Directed byKim Kyeong-hyeong

    My Tutor Friend is a 2003 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kim Kyeong-hyeong. A man from a wealthy family, who should be in his second year of college, hires a tutor his own age to help  ...more
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  • 17
    Park Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk
    41
    11

    Released2014

    Directed byLee Yeon-woo

    Hot Young Bloods is a 2014 South Korean teen romantic comedy film directed by Lee Yeon-woo. In a rural town in 1982, a feared high school gang leader secretly pines for the school's biggest playboy.  ...more
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  • 18
    Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-ki
    281
    256

    Released2011

    Directed byHwang In-ho

    Spellbound, also known as My Girlfriend Can See Ghosts, is a 2011 South Korean horror romantic comedy film directed by Hwang In-ho. A budding romance between a girl who can see ghosts and a rising  ...more
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  • 19
    Ma Dong-seok, Song Ji-hyo
    37
    11

    Released2018

    Directed byKim Min-ho

    Unstoppable is a 2018 South Korean crime action film directed by Kim Min-ho. A legendary former gangster (Ma Dong-seok) who is trying to live a straight life is pulled back into violence when an evil  ...more
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  • 20
    Ha Ji-won, Kim Jaewon
    336
    320

    Released2004

    Directed byShin Jae-Ho

    100 Days with Mr. Arrogant, also known as My Love Ssagaji, is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Shin Jae-Ho. After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100-day  ...more
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    #28 of 67 The Best Korean Romantic Movies Of All Time#4 of 35 The Best Korean Movies About High School Life

  • 21
    Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok
    27
    7

    Released2016

    Directed byJo Kyu-jang

    Mood of the Day is 2016 South Korean romantic-comedy film directed by Jo Kyu-jang. A womanizer and a young professional on a business trip are seated next to each other on a full train from Seoul to  ...more
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  • 22
    Ma Dong-seok, Lee Dong-hwi
    62
    47

    Released2017

    Directed byChang You-jeong

    The Bros is a 2017 South Korean comedy film directed by Chang You-jeong. On the way to their hometown for their father's funeral, two brothers hit a mysterious woman with a car, leading them to  ...more
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  • 23
    Jang Keun-suk, Song Ha-yoon
    397
    421

    Released2008

    Directed byJin-yeong Kim

    Baby and I is a 2008 South Korean film about a rebellious 18-year old high school senior who ends up caring for a baby with a note, claiming he is the baby's father.  ...more
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  • 24
    Shin Eun-kyung, Park Sang-myun
    211
    230

    Released2001

    Directed byJo Jin-gyu

    My Wife Is a Gangster is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Jo Jin-kyu. A female gang boss (Shin Eun-kyang) tries to get married to fulfill her dying sister's wishes.  ...more
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  • 25
    Cha Seung-won, Song Yun-ah
    20
    6

    Released2002

    Directed byKim Sang-jin

    Jail Breakers is a 2002 South Korean film starring Sol Kyung-gu, Cha Seung-won and Song Yun-ah. It was a box office hit, selling more than 3 million tickets in South Korea alone.  ...more
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