South Korea is a very conservative country and many fans would deem it “old-fashioned”. The LGBTQ+ community has existed just as long as the rest of the world and Korea is slowly trying to accept it and this change has come because of the movies that feature LGBTQ+
Here are 10 movies that feature LGBTQ+.
So Hyun (Lee Min Ji) is a runaway who is alone after her boyfriend, Jung Ho (Lee Hak Joo), disappears. She gets to know a transgender woman named Jane (Koo Kyo Hwan) and joins her and her group of misfit runaways, who are as comforting and loving as a real family.
2. The Handmaiden
This movie showcased the story of Sook-Hee (Kim Tae Ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko (Kim Min-Hee), who lives a secluded life on a countryside estate with her Uncle Kouzuki (Jo Jin Woong). However, the maid has a secret, she is a pickpocket hired by a swindler (Ha Jung Woo) posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce Hideko to elope with him, rob her, and lock her up. The plan goes according to plan until Sook-Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected feelings.
Jin Hyuk (Joo Ji Hoon) has money, looks, charm, everything except the love of his life. He establishes a cake shop in which women are sure to come. He hires Sun Woo (Kim Jae Wook), a pâtissier who had a crush on Jin Hyuk in high school, an ex-boxing champion Gi Beom (Yoo Ah In), and a clueless bodyguard Soo Young (Choi Ji Ho). Each of the four men has unforgettable pasts that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.
4. A Girl at My Door
Young Nam (Bae Doo Na)was a promising graduate of the police academy before she transferred to a small seaside village for misconduct. On her first day, she finds Do Hee (Kim Sae Ron), who has a gloomy-looking face. Do Hee’s grandma gets killed by falling off a cliff and to protect her from her stepfather’s abuse, Young Nam lets Do Hee stay at her place. Things turn out to be even more mysterious as she gets to know her.
5. High Heel
Ji Wook (Cha Seung Won) is a cold-blooded detective who would stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite his perfectly masculine appearance, Ji Wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. However, a gang Ji Wook had previously arrested plots revenge against him. Although he resigns and works on his dreams of changing into a woman, people close to him get caught up in the conspiracy and killed. When the one person he must protect, Jang Mi (Esom), also falls in danger, Ji Wook faces difficulty in making his choice.
6. In Between Seasons
Mi Kyung (Bae Jong Ok) lives away from her husband and raises Soo Hyun (Ji Yoon Ho), her high-school-aged son, alone. A few years later, after completing his military service, Soo Hyun gets into an accident while on a trip with his friend Yong Joon (Lee Won Keun) and is hospitalized in critical condition. Soon after, Mi Kyung discovers a secret her son and Yong Joon have been keeping from her.
7. Lost to Shame
Song Joon (Nam Yeon Woo) is an unknown actor who often has to borrow money from his brother to get by. Finally, Song Joon is cast as the lead in a successful play about a transgender woman. By taking the role and making efforts to understand the gay community, Song Joon believes he has overcome his prejudices. However, when his character’s struggles begin to be too relatable, his tolerance and acceptance are tested.
8. Two Weddings and a Funeral
A gay man, Min Soo (Kim Dong Yoon), and a lesbian, Hyo Jin (Ryu Hyun Kyung), agree to marry so Hyo Jin can legally adopt a child with her lover Seo Yeong (Jung Ae Yun) and Min Soo can remain closeted to his parents. They enjoy all the benefits of heterosexual couples and can ward off public scrutiny and parental disapproval. However, Min Soo’s intrusive parents begin to get a bit too involved with the couple’s life, threatening their scheme.
9. Where Your Eyes Linger
Friendship evolves into something more between a playful chaebol heir (Han Gi Chan) and the diligent bodyguard (Jang Eui Soo) who’s always by his side.
A veteran actor (Park Sung Woong) and an idol (Oh Seung Hoon) are starring together in a play called “Unchain”. In the play, their characters become involved in a relationship and as they rehearse, reality and fiction begin to get blurry.