Korean movies has become very popular around the world while being highly evaluated in the International Film Festivals, such as the Cannes, the Venice and the Berlin Festival.
Depicting intense sexuality to pursue the artistic quality of the films, some of them are regulated as a movie 18+ ONLY.
However, their sexuality in the films are highly valued in the context of artistic or literary composition.
No.1 Happy End (1999)
Choi Bora (Jeon To-Yeon) is the principal of a children English school.
Although having a five-month-baby girl, she has an affair with Kim Ir-Peom (Joo Jin-Mo), who was her lover while in college.
At that time, her husband, So Ming-ki (Choi Min-sik) is fired from the bank and stay at home doing housework or taking care of their baby in place of his wife.
Bora comes to hate her unreliable husband, which leads her to devote herself into her lover more and more.
No.2 The isle (2001)
Hee-jin, (Suh Jung) runs a fishing equipment store floating on the lake.
While selling food or fishing tools to the customers in the daytime, but at night, she sells her body as a prostitute.
One day, Hyun-shik (Kim Yu-seok), an ex-detective, comes to her store.
He comes there to find the place to commit suicide because he killed his girlfriend due to her having love affair with another man.
Hee-jin stopped him to kill himself and becomes drawn to the unhappy man…
No.3 3-IRON (2004)
This is the odd story of a silent man and a housewife.
A man, making his living by distributing fliers, repeatedly steals into the empty house to spend there for a while.
One day, when stealing into the house as usual, he meets a beautiful housewife who is suffering from domestic violence from her husband.
They become attracted each other and run away from her husband together.
The two run into some empty house, where they find a dead body…
No.4 April Snow (2005)
One day, In-su (Bae Yong-joon）gets a phone call saying that his wife had a traffic accident.
When he arrives at the hospital, he finds an unknown woman, Seo-young (Son Ye-jin) there.
In-su and the woman are told an unacceptable fact that his wife was together with the woman’s husband while involved in the car accident.
In other words, his wife is having an affair with the woman’s spouse.
On her mobile phone, there are a lot of pictures in which his wife looks so happy with Seo-young‘s husband while driving.
Suffering from the same pain by each spouse’s cheating, In-su and Seo-young are encouraged each other.
Meanwhile, In-su finds himself being drawn to Seo-young….
No.5 Secret Love (2005)
Inside the elevator of a skyscraper, a man and woman happen to get on together.
The man asks her out if nobody gets on the elevator until it goes down to the basement floor.
The woman, who is going to get married with her boyfriend whom she has been dating with for 7 years, is about to be attracted to him, but turns out his offer.
After a while, the two come across at a different place.
This time, they abruptly want each other. As time will permit, they repeatedly make love with each other.
When will their odd relationship come to an end?
No.6 Purpose of Love (2005)
A high school English teacher, Yurim, (Kang Hye-jeong) is absorbed in the Art teacher, Hong (Park Hae-Il) who is one year superior from her.
Yurim manages to have a dinner date with him and tells her honest feeling that she wants to sleep with him.
Hong replies, however, “If you pay me ￦500,000, I will sleep with you” Their odd relationship soon starts.
They are looking for the true ‘purpose of love’ though getting over a lot of hardships together.
No.7 The Bow (2005)
This is the story of a girl and an old man living together in the fishing boat floating on the sea.
The old man raise a girl whom he took from somewhere when she was a child.
He has a dream that he will get married with the girl when she turns to be at the age of seventeen.
Looking forward to the day, he takes great care of her.
One day, a college student comes to their boat as a fishing customer.
The girl becomes drawn to the boy at her first sight, which causes her to worsen the relationship with the old man.
No.8 Bewitching Attraction (2006)
A 40-year-old university professor Hye-jong (Moon So-ri) is now writing the thesis on ‘love affair of married women’.
Although her marriage life with her husband is almost broken, but they keeps their relationship for saving appearance.
One day, a 21-year-old student Usan (Ji Jin-hee) comes to her office as an assistant.
Hye-jong finds herself becoming drawn to him.
As listening to the stories of married women who had experienced a love affair, she cannot hold back her feelings for him anymore.
No.9 Forbidden Quest (2006)
Kim Yoon-seo (Han Suk-kyu), a police inspector with efficient and unassuming personality.
One day, he comes across a pornographic novel, which arises him intense interests in it.
He becomes absorbed reading that kind of novels and tires to write on his own.
Finally, he makes his skills blossom as a pornographic novel writer.
While having an unforgivable affair with the Queen, he anonymously publishes the novel about the love romance with her.
His scandalous novel involves many people in the court in troubles including even the King.
No.10 Hwan Jin-yi (2007)
Hwang-Jin-yi (Song Hye-kyo) is the daughter of ‘yangban’, the traditional ruling class of dynastic Korea during the Joseon Dynasty.
One day, she learns her secret of birth that her mother is actually from the class of ‘kisaeng’, a female entertainer, which belong to one of the lowest classes in Korean society.
She makes up her mind to spend all her life as a kisaeng giving up her current good living as a daughter of yanban.
Swearing revenge against the class system as a kisaeng, she has become the most popular female entertainer who has the great power to make the class of yangban prostrate in front of her.
No.11 A Frozen Flower (2008)
At the end of the Kokuryo dynasty period, the king （Joo Jin-moi）is worried about the condition of being without children with his wife, （Song Ji-hyo）, who is from the Yuan Kingdom.
The king actually has a homosexual inclination so that he cannot love woman.
If he does nothing for this succession issue, it could become a big political conflict with the Yuan Kingdom.
After seriously considering the issue, the king comes up with the great idea, which asks his gay partner, his loyal general Hong-lim (Jo In-sung) to sleep with his wife.
No.12 The Moonlight of Seoul (2008)
Seung-woo (Yoon Kye-sang) and Jae-hyun (Ha Jeong-woo) are making their living by serving as hosts (male companions for hire) or male escorts of the host club especially for discreet women.
The two man try to keep up with the South Korea’s fast-economic changing by leading a hand-to-mouth existence in their‘money-is-everything’ lifestyle.
But they are only left behind from the upper classes in Seoul.
The dark side of Seoul metropolitan can be seen through the two young men’s reckless lives.
No.13 Portrait of a Beauty (2008)
Yun-jeong（Kim Min-sun）is the youngest daughter of the successive court painter.
She has an older brother, Shin Yun-bok, who is supposed to succeed the family business.
But her life completely changes when her brother kills himself.
She made up her mind to live as his brother devoting herself to the life of a court painter.
In the court, Yun-jeong freely draws the pictures of a sexual passion between a man and a woman, which impresses many court painters, especially Kim Hong-do, called the best court painter of a dynasty in Korea.
One day, Yun-jeong meets a man, Kang-mu（Kim Nam-gil）,with whom she falls in love.
But, Yun-jeong who determines to spend all her life as Shin Yun-bok, is not allowed to love anyone.
No.14 The Servant (2010)
The story begins with the scene that a man visits a light novelist asking him to make his romance reminiscences.
Lee Mong-Ryong（Ryoo Seung-Bum）, a son of ‘yanban’, the traditional ruling class asks his servant, Bang-Ja（Kim Ju-Hyeok）to arrange a meeting with Chun-Hyang (Cho Yeo-Jeong）, a beautiful daughter of ‘kisaeng’, a female entertainer.
Chun-Hyang also has beautiful singing voice, which attracts even Bang-Ja.
First having given up his feeling for her, but he makes up his mind to make a conquest of her against his tyrannical master.
No.15 Secret Love (2010)
Only a few months after their wedding, Yeon-Yi (Yoon Jin-Seo)’s happy marriage life stop abruptly.
Her husband Jin-woo (Yoo Ji-Tae) has an accident and goes into a coma.
Like when, her husband’s twin brother comes back to South Korea from abroad. Yeon-Yi goes to the airport to pick him up.
But she faints at first sight of him because Jin-Woo’s brother Jin-Ho (Yoo Ji-Tae), just look like her husband.
Feeling lonely without her husband, Yeon-Yi’s becomes drawn to his twin brother.
Finally the two fall in love with each other.
At that time, however, Jin-woo suddenly wakes up from his coma…
No.16 You’re My Pet (2011)
Ji Eun-yi (Kim Ha-neul) is a 27-year-old career woman working at a newspaper company.
She graduates from a prestigious university and has a tall and slender body like a model.
While being perfect at everything, she actually has a lot of troubles; being damped by her boyfriend and shunted to a branch office.
One day, she meets her brother’s friend, Kang In-ho (Jang Keun-suk), who is kicked out from his house and have no place to live, asks her to live with her as a pet.
No.17 A Muse (2012)
Lee Jeok-yo (Jung Man-sik) is a national poet in his 70’s, who is highly respected in the literary world.
He has a young assistant Seo Ji-woo (Kim Mu-yeol), a would-be poet.
One day, Jeok-yo meets a 17-year-old high school girl, Han Eun-gyo (Kim Go-eun), with mysterious sexual attractiveness.
He becomes drawn to her at his first sight and asks her to do the part-time job of cleaning his rooms.
Spending with the beautiful girl stimulates Jeok-yo’s creative drive to write a short story of his delusion in which he has a sex with Eun-gyo.
Ji-woo, being very bitter about the relationship between Jeok-yo and Eun-gyo, comes up with an evil trick to force Jeok-yo into difficult position.
No.18 The Taste of Money (2012)
The Perk Family is one of the biggest financial combine in South Korea ruling over a country by its enormous fortune.
Each of the family has own intense desire which the common people are unable to understand.
The company president Yoon (Baek Yoon-sik) comes to regret his life so far in which he continues to live with his wife just for the money.
Ashamed of his way of living, he has a sexual relationship with a young beautiful housemaid.
On the other hand, Yoon’s wife, Baek Geum-ok (Youn Yuh-jung), jealous and greedy woman, tempts Joo Young-jak, (Kim Kang-woo) the young secretary of her husband.
As continuing the relationship with her, Joo Young-jak learns the taste of money….
No.19 The Scent (2012)
A detective (Park Hee-Soon), doing the side job of a private investigator, get a request from a beautiful client Soo-Jin (Park Si-Yeon).
She asks Hee-Soon to find the decisive evidence of her husband’s love affair.
Hee-Soon tries to take pictures of the husband with a woman, but he finds that the husband is already dead, which forces Hee-Soon into a difficult position.
He is alleged to have committed the murder, while being chased by another detective (Joo Sang-Wook).
He tries to find the real murder.
No.20 Secret Drawing Material Shop (2013)
In the Korean Dynasties period, So-yeon (Lee Yong-hee), a daughter of ‘yanban’(the traditional ruling class) gets interested in the new servant, Zeo (Park Min Chul).
He becomes popular among girls due to his fine-featured face and physical beauty. On top of that, he has a great ability of drawing pictures.
So-yeon falls in love with Zeo, and so does he.
But marriage between the different classes is not allowed at that time.
Being at a loss, they run away from the house…
No.21 Moebius (2013)
The mother (Lee Eun-woo), who has an intense hatred of his husband having an affair, turns her anger on her own son (Seo Young-joo) in place of his father.
She cuts her son’s penis and leaves the house.
The father (Cho Jae-hyun), racked by feelings of guilt to force his son into a desperate situation, does everything for his recovery, but in vain.
Then the father cut his own penis and have it graft on his son’s body.
One day, the terrible mother comes back the house, which leads the family to the road to destruction.
No.22 My P.S. Partner (2013)
Hyun-seung (Ji Sung)’s dream is to become a singer-song-writer.
He has been chasing his dream for a long time.
But Hyun-soon is damped by his girlfriend, whom he has been dating for as long as seven years, as she cannot get married with a poor man.
Although becoming a business person after the break-up with his ex-girlfriend, he can’t get motivated at all.
Like when, he gets a phone call from a girl named Yoon-jung, intending to call her boyfriend.
They have, in the natural course of events, a sex on the phone, which somehow gives them a sense of safety.
No.23 Innocent Thing (2014)
The high school P.E. teacher, Kim Joon-ki (Jang Hyuk), spends a happy marriage life with his pregnant wife.
He realizes that his girlstudent Ha Young-eun (Jo Bo-ah) has a romantic feeling for him, but he doesn’t take care of it.
On a rainy day, Joon-ki saw Young-eun getting wet without an umbrella.
When lending her his clothes, he touches her body unintentionally.
Suddenly he finds himself doing terrible things on her, he leaves the place leaving her behind.
Since then, however, Young-eun’s feeling for him is escalating more and more, which drive Joon-ki into a corner.
No.24 Late Spring (2014)
In 1969, in the middle of the Vietnam War, South Korea sends its troops to Vietnam.
Under the unstable social situation, a genius sculptor Joo-Goo (Park Yong-Woo) is suffering from an incurable disease which makes the body paralyzed.
Her wife Jung-Sook (Kim Seo-Hyung), advises him to move to the village near a lake for his recuperation.
To encourage his husband without creative enthusiasm at the village, she finds a young nude model Min-Gyung (Lee Yoo-Young) for him, hoping the model might stimulate his incentive to creation.
No.25 OBSESSION (2014)
In 1969, at the end of the Vietnam War, Colonel Kim Jin-pyong (Song SeungHeon) comes back to South Korea from Vietnam being welcomed as a hero for his brilliant military achievements.
He lives in a luxurious official residence with her wife, Lee suk-jin, having an ambition to make her husband become a general someday.
One day, Jin-pyong’s reliable subordinate, Kyong Ujin moves to the residence with his wife, Gafun.
Being attracted to Gafun’s mysterious atmosphere, Jin-pyong is devoting himself to the destructive relationship with her.
No.26 Madam Ppang-Deok (2014)
Involved in a scandal, Professor Hak Kyu (Jung Woo-sung) is forced to move to a college in the country from Seoul.
He meets a girl named Dok (Esom) there, and is absorbed in the sexual relationship with her.
After a while, Hak Kyu will return to Seoul, so he makes an end the relationship with Dok by giving her money for cutting their connection.
At the same time, her wife suffering from depression commits suicide in the very front of her daughter.
Eight years later, Hak Kyu becomes a writer with a good reputation, but his daughter has been accusing him of forcing her mother to be dead.
No.27 Whose flower is this? (2014)
In the Yi Dynasty Korea period, Heyn(Song EunChae), a woman of great beauty with superior intellects is approached by Idong, who is a devil of a fellow.
He seduces her into marriage and successfully share a bed for the first time as husband and wife.
However, he never stops his cheating habit while having affairs with various women every night.
Heyn, shocked by her husband’s wrongful and untrustworthy acts, makes up her minds to change her fate.
She swears her revenge against her husband by being the greatest female entertainer in Korean Dynasty.
No.28 Perfect Proposal (2015)
Ji-yeon (Im Soo-jung) manages to earn her living by doing part-time job at the bar.
One day, she meets an unknown man named Sung-yeol (Yoo Yeon-seok), offers a suggestion to her that might completely change her future.
He suggests it to her that she should seduce the chairman of the casino group, whom Sung-yeo works for as his secretary, into getting married with her.
If the plan is successful, she is supposed to inherit all his huge fortune.
Ji-yeon is moved by the tempting offer.
No.29 Empire of Lust (2015)
Yi Bang-won (Jang Hyuk), the fifth son of King Taejo (Son Byong-ho), plays an active role in establishing the Korean Dynasty as his father’s-right-hand-man.
In spite of his efforts, he is unable to inherit the throne by the plot of Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), secretly aiming for the throne.
Jin (Kang Ha-neul), Kim Min-Jae’s son has a reckless life because he can’t not take part in politics for his position of the King’s son-in-law.
He devotes himself to a female entertainer named Ka-hee (Kang Han-na), which only gives him as sense of satisfaction.
No.30 Love Clinic (2015)
An obstetricians and gynecologists, Wang Seong-ki (Oh Ji-ho) is popular among the women because of his good looking and high-sounding title.
He is a specialist in women’s body, but can’t understand how woman feel at all.
Meanwhile, Gil Sin-seol (Kang Ye-won) is a doctor specializing in urology.
Diagnosing men’s’ penis every day, but she is too inexperienced and innocent about romance.
One day, the two physicians run across and start the struggle to gain more patients.
What will happen to the love-beginners?