2 Best Movies to Watch by Jo Ha-seok

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When a woman that looks like the love of your life randomly shows up at an empty train station, but strangely has no memory of you, maybe you should try to confirm their identity first– doppelgangers do exist, after all. But aside from this detail, there’s a certain charm in the way Be With You unfolds, as the family gets a second chance to cherish a loved one, and as Woo-jin indulges in sharing their love story, a story that Woo-jin understandably doesn’t want to forget. Be With You doesn’t reinvent the entire genre, and it would inevitably be compared to the 2004 Japanese original, but this Korean remake does it so well, celebrating the way love transcends lifetimes.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Actor: Bae Yoo-ram, Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Ha-seok, Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Ji-hwan, Ko Chang-seok, Lee Jun-hyeok, Lee You-jin, Park Seo-jun, Seo Jeong-yeon, Shin Woo-hee, So Ji-sub, Son Ye-jin, Son Yeo-eun

Director: Lee Jang-hoon

For a while, tigers roamed Korea, garnering fear and respect, as the clawed creature resembled the peninsula. However, tigers roam no more due to Japanese occupation in the early 20th century. The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale takes these historical facts to create a thrilling adventure drama– where man versus the titular beast are compelled to meet again due to political pressure, the government bounty, and personal revenge on both parties. The CGI is occasionally spotty, and the relationship between father and son isn’t as developed as the one between hunter and tiger, but the face-off between the opponents and their shared history makes The Tiger a good movie to watch.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Actor: Ahn Sang-woo, Choi Min-sik, Han Dong-wook, Jeong Man-sik, Jo Ha-seok, Jung Ji-so, Jung Suk-won, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Seo-won, Kim Ye-joon, Kwak Jin-seok, Kwon Ji-hoon, Lee Na-ra, Seong Yu-bin, Yoo Jae-myung

Director: Park Hoon-jung

Rating: PG-13