10 Korean movies that star K-pop idols
Ever seen a Korean movie and saw your favorite idol in it? You’re not imagining things. Every year, more K-pop stars are moving into dramas and Korean movies. Aside from the higher pay for starring on TV or the big screen, these two are another way to increase their exposure to new audiences.
These days, it’s more common to see at least one idol in a Korean movie every month. Let’s take a look at 10 movies had K-pop idols.
1. Tazza 2
Tazza 2 is a gambling movie that stars Choi Seung Hoon, aka T.O.P, and is based off a manhwa.
2. Introduction to Architecture (Architecture 101)
Architecture 101 stars Suzy from miss A. The film is about two students who meet in an introductory architecture class. They soon fall in love but lose contact until 17 years later.
3. 71: Into the Fire
The 2nd film that stars Choi Seung Hoon, the movie focuses on the student-soldiers during the 1950 Korean War.
The movie stars Park Yoo Chun of JYJ. It is a true story of 25 Korean-Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated to death in the fishing vessel Taechangho in 2001.
5. Gosa 1 and 2 (Death Bell)
Gosa 1 starred Nam Gyu Ri of the now-defunct group SeeYa, while Gosa 2 starred Park Ji Yeon of T-ara. Both horror movies take place in a high school and are locked within it. The students and school are forced to solve riddles to escape.
6. Ninja Assassin
Ninja Assassin stars Rain and is about an assassin looking out for revenge against his former mentor.
7. Melody: The White Curse
Melody: The White Curse stars Ham Eun Jung from T-ara, where she plays a singer (big surprise, yes) in a group. Her group later finds a cursed tape entitled “White.”
8. Make Your Move
Make Your Move stars pop sensation BoA. She shows off her dance moves and finds romance in this Korean Romeo and Juilet film, without the whole suicide thing in the end.
9. Miss Granny
Miss Granny co-stars Jung Jin Young from B1A4 (Shim Eun Kyung is the main star). The film is about a 70 year-old grandmother who turns into her 20-year-old self.
10. Mr. Idol
Mr. Idol co-stars Jay Park and is about four young men forming an idol group. The film portrays their tough training into the music industry, drawing comparisons to the K-pop industry’s training.
Which of these films is your favorite?