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The Best Korean Movies About High School Life

Updated April 16, 2021 2.6k votes 1.1k voters 70.2k views35 items

Here are the best Korean high school movies ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring action dramas and romatic comedies, these famous South Korean high school movies include films about love triangles, bullying, and friendship. For new and recent titles, Gang and After My Death are two of the latest Korean high school movies. 

Vote up the best top Korean high school films, and add other good teen movies if they deserve a spot on this list. 

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    Hot Young Bloods

    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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    Sunny

    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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    My Little Bride

    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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    Han Gong-ju

    Han Gong-ju is a 2013 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Su-jin. A young woman is forced to confront a traumatic event from her youth as the result of a police investigation....  more
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    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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    4th Period Mystery

    4th Period Mystery, also known as The Clue, is a 2009 South Korean crime mystery thriller film directed by Lee Sang-yong. Two high school students have 40 minutes to find the killer of their...  more
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    A Millionaire's First Love

    A Millionaire's First Love is a 2006 South Korean romance film directed by Kim Tae-kyun. When an arrogant rich kid is forced to transfer to a school in the countryside in order to inherit his...  more
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    Once Upon a Time in High School, also known as Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do, is a 2004 South Korean action drama film directed by Yoo Ha. In 1978, Hyun-soo transfers to...  more
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    No Breathing is a 2013 South Korean sports drama film directed by Jo Yong-sun. A gifted swimmer rediscovers his talent by entering a competition against his long-time rival....  more
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    A Stray Goat is a 2017 South Korean drama film directed by Cho Jae-min. After moving to a town where it never snows, a boy befriends a bullied classmate whose father has been accused of murder....  more
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    Gangster High

    Gangster High is a 2006 South Korean action film directed by Park Ki-hyung. When ordinary high school student Sang Ho becomes close with a girl whose boyfriend is the leader of another school's gang,...  more
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    My Girl and I, also known as A Heavy Seas Warning, is a 2005 South Korean romance drama film directed by Jeon Yun-su, and a remake of the 2001 Japanese film Crying Out Love, In the Center of the...  more
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    Night Flight is a 2014 South Korean drama film directed by Leesong Hee-il. Three best friends from middle school start to grow apart when they enter high school....  more
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    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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    Attack on the Pin-Up Boys

    Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, also known as Flower Boys' Series of Terror Events or Flower Boys, is a 2007 South Korean high school mystery comedy film directed by Lee Kwon. After the unusual attack on...  more
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    Pluto

    Pluto is a 2012 South Korean drama mystery film directed by Shin Su-won. When Joon is accused for the murder of the top student at his prestigious school, he holds students accusing him of the crime...  more
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    Gang

    Gang is a 2020 South Korean action film directed by Jo Bar-eun. At a high school full of delinquents, the top fighters compete in a fight club where the winner will rule the school....  more
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    Volcano High is a 2001 South Korean martial arts comedy film directed by Kim Tae-kyun. Having been expelled from previous schools, a troublemaker transfers to a high school where students display...  more
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    A Blood Pledge, also known as Whispering Corridors 5: A Blood Pledge and Suicide Pact, is a 2009 South Korean horror mystery film directed by Lee Jong-yong, and a sequel to the 2005 film Voice. Four...  more
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    My Paparotti is a 2013 South Korean drama musical film directed by Yoon Jong-chan. A high school criminal with hidden singing talents, and the music teacher who takes him under his wing, form an...  more
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    My Tutor Friend 2

    My Tutor Friend 2 is a 2007 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kim Ho-jung and Ji Kil-woong, and a sequel to the 2003 South Korean film My Tutor Friend. Junko, a Japanese exchange student,...  more
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    After My Death is a 2017 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Kim Ui-seok. When a school girl disappears, suicide is suspected, and one of her classmates is suspected of having goaded her into...  more

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    My Boss, My Hero is a 2001 South Korean action comedy film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon. A Korean gangster is sent back to high school by his boss so that he can earn a diploma and be eligible for...  more
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    See You After School, also known as Rooftop After School, is a 2006 South Korean comedy film directed by Lee Seok-hoon. The new boy accidentally gets on the wrong side of the high school bully, and...  more
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    Wishing Stairs, also known as Ghost School and Ghost School Horror, is a 2003 South Korean horror film directed by Yun Jae-yeon, and a sequel to the 1999 film Memento Mori. Two young beautiful...  more
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