Korean LGBT Movies/Dramas

(updated 8/21/2019)


A Crimson Mark 2004

A secret relationship between two Korean government employees is complicated by the difference in the men’s ranks. On a rainy day during the Joseon Dynasty, a chancellor casually recites a poem of solitude. His secret yearning is dedicated to a young scholar in his commission. They have contrasting viewpoint when it comes to politics, however, the two are discreetly having a homosexual affair.

Short Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: Eh, seems more of a chance for a couple of boom boom jiggity scenes.

answer meAnswer Me 1997

Set in the 1990’s, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. As the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they’re getting married.

Drama/Gay/Side Character/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: Gah, he might just be a side character but he really is the heart of this drama, check it out.

antique bakery

Antique Bakery 2008

As an heir to the family fortune, Jin Hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun Woo, a talented patisserie who had a crush on Jin Hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi Beom and a clueless bodyguard Su Young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.

Movie/Gay/Side Character/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: People call this a gay movie, but really, it just has the one gay character. I first didn’t like this movie, but after a rewatch I find it delightful and have big hopes that, in the future, way off screen, the owner and the baker end up up togehter.

beating heartBeating Heart 2005

Beating Heart is a MBC experimental omnibus drama composed of six chapters with the title: “When did you feel your heart beating the hardest?” Conveying answers, such as love, sorrow and joy, are six pairs of directors and screenwriters who participated in this drama. Each team took one chapter consisting of two episodes.


Be Melodramatic – 2019

Im Jin Joo, Lee Eun Jung, and Hwang Han Joo are best friends who are 30-years-old.

Hwang Han Joo is the head of a marketing team for a drama production company. She is a single mother who struggles to balance her work and personal life as she is raising a kid.

Im Jin Joo is a drama writer with a lot of emotional ups and downs. Her personality is unique, talking to a luxurious purse at times. Even though she is a drama writer, she tries to write her scripts in a literary style.

Lee Eun Jung is a documentary director. She runs her own production company, although she’s the only employee. One of her documentaries surprisingly becomes popular overnight.

Drama – Gay Storyline

boy meets boyBoy Meets Boy 2008

On a warm spring day Min-soo, a small boy, meets tall and broad-shouldered Seok-yi inside a bus. Min-soo keeps looking at the intimidating boy whose sharp eyes are hidden under his baseball cap. Min-soo’s heart starts beating. What will happen to Min-soo and Seok-i ?

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note:First part of the trilogy that includes Just Friendsand Love at 100 Degrees C. It’s a cute very short bit with no dialog. Do yourself a favor and shut it down before the singing fairy begins, trust me you’ll know what I mean when you get there.

The Boy Next Door (2017)

College students, Park Gyu Tae and Seong Ji Jae are two awkward neighbors that have a small disliking towards each other. After an accident, the two boys move in together. They soon figure out that they are both friends with Kim Min Ah. The two end up in hilarious, awkward situations that lead Min Ah and her closeted boyfriend to believe they are gay.

Web Series/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie’s Take: The whole series is a big thing of are they, aren’t they. I’m not entirely certain it wasn’t a case of gaybaiting. It’s cute though, espeically that side story of the guy who is actually gay.

cheese in the trapCheese in the Trap 2016

Having returned to college after a year long break, due to her family’s poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good looking, gets good grades and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side. From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung’s doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

Drama/Gay/Side Story

Stephanie Note: I haven’t watched, I probably won’t, I hear the whole thing is pretty problematic, and, from what I understand is the gay storyline is a bit of gay-baiting.

Thirty Years of Adonis – South Korean – 2016

Yoon Jae moves to a new high school and starts hanging out with Se Joon, a mysterious student. Needing money for his sickly mother, Yoon Jae accepts a job offer by Se Joon. However, he doesn’t exactly know what it is. This movie will bring out cold sweats as tension never ends.

Movie/Main Storyline/Think this may be more bro than romance

rumorGay Out Soon 4: Rumor 2014

[Open] Han-do lives alone and was doing his homework with a friend when his drunk girlfriend comes by. This is the start of a three way tug-of-war.
[FMSM] Expession of emptiness that isn’t satisfied by loneliness and lust by watching “A Gay’s Night”.
[Tea Time] A guest visits Gwang-ho and his mother. It’s his boyfriend Joon-won. The three of them have tea and his mother starts saying Gwang-ho lost his memory in an accident…
[Cohabitation] Mal-lo wants some time alone but Bok-hee is an unwelcome guest. In the end, Mal-lo hooks up Bok-hee and virgin ghost Sang-won together. However, Sang-won with a special tendency and and angry Bok-hee appears in front of her.

Movie Short /Gay/Main storyline

Stephanie Note: If you find this one subbed, please let me know!

depthsThe Depths 2011

Depths is a Japanese-Korean movie Korean photographer Bae-Hwan (Kim Min-Jun) & gay Japanese hotel employee Ryu (Hoshi Ishida) work together on a series of photographs. Their relationship crosses uneasily between friendship and love, while they also battle their own internal scars. Their salvation comes by their photographs which helps them find the meaning of their lives

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet Ending

Desire 2002

A middle-class couple is set in their monotonous life until one day the husband has a homosexual affair with a young male prostitute. Suspicious of her husband’s infidelity, the wife seeks the truth and eventually ends up in bed with the young man after learning he was her husband’s lover.


Five Steps To Accept Farewell (2016)

yejoo and eunmin had two years as a couple so far. one day, yejoo wants to finish the relationship that she had with eunmin.
eunmin gets angry and asks if there’s another girl, yejoo says she got a boyfriend.

Short film/lesbian/main plotline

frozen flower

Frozen Flower 2008

Under the pressure of the Yuan Kingdom, the King of Goryeo is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. But the king is in love with his loyal general Hong Rim. After seriously pondering the issue, the king asks his lover Hong Rim to sleep with the Queen, with unexpected consequences.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet Ending

Stephanie Note: Haven’t seen this one, but I’ve heard what happens and I can say pretty strongly that I will not be watching it. Not only is this bittersweet it actually has a TERRIBLE ending. Unless you are fans of castrations and then–Go team!

futureless thingsFutureless Things 2014

At AM 07:00, Ki Chul begins his part-time job at a convenience store on the outskirts of town. He is learning the ropes from Ha Na who is about to quit. Ki Chul hesitates to reveal his feelings for Ha Na as she is heartbroken over a failed relationship.
At PM 1:0, A university student, dropout, indie musician, lesbian and others gather at the small convenience store to do part-time work. At PM 6:00, Light goes out at the 24 hour convenience store. Customers try to enter the store, but the door is locked. An unsuspected ending takes place for the day.

Movie/Gay/side story

Stephanie Note: Finally found this subbed and it is a omnibus drama (lots of little stories) and the one gay story is suuuuper tiny.

Going SouthGoing South 2012

Gi-tae who is going to terminate his military service goes on a road trip with Jun-young by drugging him with a sleeping pill. They learn more about each other and come to terms with their sexuality.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Stephanie Note: I may have watched this one unsubbed. One sexy bit but the rest of it was a big blur of what? Probably would be fixed if I watched with subs.

handmaidenThe Handmaiden 2016

1930’s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, Sook Hee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sook Hee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Movie/lesbian/main storyline/

Happy TogetherHappy Together 2008

Jeong Im’s husband comes out of the closet and the two divorce. One day, she sleeps with a young man, Byeong Seok. To her surprise, he is her daughter’s boyfriend. Meanwhile, Seung Rok moves into the same apartment where his fist love, Jeong Im, lives. Seung Rok enjoys a date with her, but soon Jeong Im learns that he is Byeong Seok’s father. Four people experience conflict in entangled relationships. However, they ask themselves what it means to be a `true family.’

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Hello My LoveHello My Love 2009

Hyo Jeong works at a radio station as a scenario writer and DJ. Her boyfriend of 10 years Won Jae, promised to marry after he returns from his studies in France. When Won Jae returns to Korea he brings along another man named Dong Hwa. Hyo Jeong then discovers Won Jae and Dong Hwa’s relationship is more than platonic.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline

heynaHyena 2006

A quirky male version of Sex and the City, this drama is about four single 30 year old men and how they live their daily lives.

Drama/Gay/Side storyline


just friendsJust Friends? 2009

Min-soo is on leave from the military and visits his boyfriend Seok-yi. While having fun out on the town, they run into Min-soo mother’s mother! When the Min-soo’s mother asks about their relationship, Min-soo replies “… just friends.” Making things more complicated, Min-soo’s mother ends up sleeping between them that night!

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie note: Watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it! This is adorable.

King and the ClownKing and the Clown 2005

At the height of the 16th-century Chosun Dynasty, a pair of rural male actors – boisterous, macho Jang-seng and quiet, feminine Gong-gil – travels to Seoul and team up with a struggling acting troupe. When their irreverent show, complete with enough bawdy humor and gender-bending to make a contemporary audience blush, mocks the famously hedonistic king, they get more than they bargained for. After being promptly arrested, they’re given a chance to spare themselves if they can make the king laugh. To everyone’s surprise, the ecstatic monarch loves the show and names the actors official court jesters, giving them more extravagant food and shelter than they’d ever imagined. But the king’s attentiveness to Gong-gil makes it quickly apparent that humor isn’t the only thing motivating his generosity. The king’s mistress, the country’s ministers and Jang-seng soon grow suspicious, and jealousy and anger spring from all sides.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline/bittersweet ending

Lady DaddyLady Daddy 2010

In the comedy “Lady Daddy,” a young child from a divorced family searches for his father. What he doesn’t know is that his father is now a woman after having sex reassignment surgery. His father Ji-hyeon (Lee Na-Young) was a medical student but is now a photographer …

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline

life is beautiful 2Life Is Beautiful 2010

The story of a blended family comprised of multiple generations living on Jeju Island.

Drama/Gay/Main storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie Note: You have to muddle through a lot of other Weekend Drama junk, but it’s worth it for the son’s storyline. One of the first main gay storylines in Korean drama.

Stephanie Note II: Reading my note I don’t think I properly explained how awesome this is. It really is so, so, so good. You’ll laugh, you’ll sob, you’ll forever love Tae Sub and his boyfriend.

Life Is PeachyLife Is Peachy 2011

What is it like when you love a woman?
Yoon Ji-woo, who had been plotting a fake suicide with pickpocket Kang Ji-woo, is cuffed by detective Min-yong and falls in love as destined. Jeong Ji-woo and Hee-jin hear about their love story and start asking questions. Director Kim Soo-hyeon’s latest film, “Life is Peachy”, is a story about three people, all named Ji-woo, that brings a new approach to presenting the sentiment of love through the language and bodies of women. Did they truly fall in love? Did they tell the truth? “Ashamed” travels between reality and fiction as it caresses the wounds and memories of love.

Movie/Lesbian/Main Storyline

like grainsLike Grains of Sand 1995

A psychological drama about love, longing, homosexual desire and psychological turmoil–i.e., the perils of puberty. Ito is a shy boy in the top class at secondary school. He feels attracted to his classmate and best friend Yoshida, who is not aware of Ito’s intimate feelings. They spend alot of time with Kanbara, whose comic actions hide his sensitive nature. Aihara is new at school and remains aloof with her cool attitude. No one knows that at her previous school she was raped and is now in therapy. Meanwhile Yoshida, who’s currently involved with the insecure Shimizu, is interested in Aihara, the mysterious new girl… It is obvious, the each teen is hiding behind a wall which they must break through in during this tough process of maturation.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Like A VirginLike A Virgin 2006

Dong-gu is not your average Madonna fan. Listening to the Material Girl’s second album (and applying a little lipstick) allows the young teenage boy to escape into his imagination, away from his dysfunctional family — his pathetic alcoholic father, a former boxer, is prone to violence, his older brother is beginning to resemble the old man, and his mother has fled family life to work at a Disney-esque amusement park. Things aren’t much better at school, where he’s bullied for his effeminate tendencies. But once again, fantasy comes to the rescue in the form of a young male teacher who, Dong-gu imagines, beckons to him during class. But when a wrestling coach discovers the boy’s natural talent, and a potential goldmine in those stocky thighs, Dong-gu starts training, striving to win a competition for the cash prize that will allow him to realize his ultimate fantasy: becoming a woman.

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline

lily feverLily Fever 2015

Drama/Lesbian/Main Storyline




Long Time No See Korean (2017)

The renown hitman, ‘Flying Dagger’, bumps into ‘Wild Dog’, who happens to be a hired assassin for mobster ‘Black Leopard’. While both of them try to be incognito, they cannot help falling in love with each other. However, ‘Wild Dog’ has a secret that he couldn’t confide to ‘Flying Dagger.’ After all, ‘Flying Dagger’ and ‘Wild Dog’ reveal their secret identities to each other during the fight led by their bosses. They run into danger as gangsters brand them as traitors. Will they be able to overcome obstacles and keep their love?

Web Drama/ Gay/ Main Storyline/ From what I understand it’s a happy ending. 

Stephanie’s Take: Plan on watching this on the weekend with the ladies! I’ll let you know.

The Coldest Day (2017) Korean

In the middle of winter, Jungsoo asks Hobin, his ex-boyfriend, to meet him again on the Han riverside.

Movie short (think teeny tiny)/Gay/Main Storyline



Love 100Love 100 C 2011

A hearing-impaired boy, Min-so is gay, and he likes his classmate, Ji-seok. One day, Min-so impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him a new-found confidence, but at a heavy price..

This is considered to be part of a trio of movies including Just Friends and Boy Meets Boy

Movie Short/Gay/Main Storyline/Bittersweet

Stephanie Note: Not sure what the point of this was except for some icky sexy bits and then a terrible, terrible ending. I’d steer clear of this one.

The LoverThe Lover 2015

The series talk about four different couples living together in one apartment complex. 
Lee Jun Jae is a loner who prefers to stay at home, but is forced to find a roommate for financial reasons. He doesn’t even want to exchange unnecessary small talk so he advertises for a foreigner who can’t speak Korean very well. Enter Takuya, a Japanese guy on his travels. Takuya thinks Jun Jae is wasting his youth, and begins to draw him out into the world.

Movie/Gay/Side Story/Happy Ending

Man On High HeelsMan On High Heels 2014

Ji Wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite his perfectly masculine appearance, Ji Wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, he decides to get a sex change. However, a gang Ji Wook had brutally arrested by force plots revenge against him. While he resigns and secretly dreams of transforming into a real woman, people close to him get caught up in a conspiracy and killed. When the one person he must protect, ‘Jang Mi’, also falls in danger, Ji Wook faces a crossroads in making his choice.

Movie/Trans/Main storyline

Method (2017)

PARK will play Jae-ha, a stage actor who co-stars with a younger Kpop star in a stage play called Unchain. The characters they play become a gay couple and as both actors get more involved with tense rehearsals, reality and fiction begin to mingle.

A veteran actor and an idol are starring together in a play called ‘Unchain’.
In the play, their characters become involved in a relationship and as they rehearse, the distance between reality and fiction starts to get blurry…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Miracle on Jongno StreetMiracle on Jongno Street 2010 Documentary

When it gets dark, people pack the Nak-Won neighborhood in Jong-Ro District, Seoul. There, gay men comfort each other, meet their friends and find love there.



Mr. CEO is Falling in Love with Him

From YouTube I learned this might not be the actual name of the movie. Which would make sense considering I can’t find a synopsis for it. Making one up myself it is then! Fresh out of college, boy gets fired from his first job by the CEO of the company. Little did the CEO know this guy would vow to come back and be a big star, or that they would fall in love.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/happy ending

Stephanie’s Note: This story got a little too tied up in the antagonist, it really could have spent a lot more time with the main couple, and it would have been a much better movie. It’s nto terrible, I just wish it could have been better.

Night FlightNight Flight 2014

Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong Ju lives hiding his true sexual orientation, Gi Woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi Taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious bullying by Gi Woong’s gang, Gi Taek betrays them by disclosing that Yong Ju has loved Gi Woong for years. Surrounded by an insecure boundary of the school and wounded by betrayals, the boys are driven into catastrophe.

Movie/Gay/Main storyline

No RegretNo Regret 2006

Leaving the country orphanage where he grew up, Su-min comes to Seoul to study design. However, after several tough jobs, he unexpectedly ends up working as a prostitute in a gay bar. There he meets Jae-min. Su-min refuses Jae-min who’s been trying everything he could to win Su-min’s heart. Jae-min is from a rich and conservative family…

Movie/Gay/Main storyline

One Night Only 2014One Night Only 2014

Han Jae meets gay men at a bar in Jongno District, Seoul. He first meets them through an internet site. Once they get drunk, Han Jae steals their money. He is accompanied by Hoon and pretends he is his boyfriend. Hoon is popular, but Han Jae ignores Hoon’s feelings for him. One day, Hoon suddenly kisses Han Jae.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


One Summer Night 2017 Korean

In the winter of 2013, Yong-jun and Jae-sung, a member of the Korean People’s Army, are caught having sex by a superior. After that, Yong-jun decides to defect from North Korea leaving Jae-sung.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/


Our Love Story (2016)

Yoon Joo is a graduate student of fine arts and is working on her graduation exhibition. One day, while she is searching for materials for her project, she runs into Ji Soo at a junk shop. Watching Ji Soo in an odd place, Yoon Joo finds herself drawn to her. After their initial encounter, Yoon Joo once again runs into Ji Soo at a convenience store, and the two eventually start dating. Never having enjoyed dating men, Yoon Joo finds Ji Soo fascinating and becomes completely infatuated with her.

Movie – Lesbian – Main Storyline

The Perfect Man’s Man – 2011

Korean short film about a schoolboy, Hye Sung Won, who struggles with his feelings of inadequacy and tries to rationalize his guilt over a betrayal to his cherished and seemingly perfect friend, Jeong Hyuk Moon.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline/Happy Ending

Stephanie’s Note: Eh. This wasn’t great. It was nice to see one that was Korean as they are a bit behind there, but that, with their dumb misunderstanding was not enough to recommend it.

The Poet and That Boy (2017)

Hyun Taek-Ki (Yang Ik-June) is a 40 year old poet. He doesn’t have much talent in writing poetry and he doesn’t make any money. His sperm count is also low. His wife (Jeon Hye-Jin) gives him a hard time, but she does care about him. Hyun Taek-Ki agonizes over his poetry and wife badly wants a baby. One day, a teenage boy (Jung Ga-Ram) appears in front of him. Taek-Ki feels something he never felt before.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Prince's PrincePrince’s Prince 2015 viki

Park Shi Hyun’s younger sister is so engrossed in video games and her computer, she lives in an imaginary world all her own. Shi Hyun tries to get his sister to return to the real world, however his nemesis Lee Mong Ryong is trying to stand in the way.

Web Series/Gay/Fake

Stephanie Note: I watched this one as it was billed as gay drama, but it really isn’t, it’s more gay-baiting—unless the story goes on after the drama ends. This show really irritated me.

ButterflyQueer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World 2015

Cheol Soo, who is also a loner, can’t the ability to save by oneself. Cheol Soo, now an adult, is living alone. As first social life, He began life (the Adult world) at gay host bar “JUNGLE” as an apprentice. As time goes on, The world treated him harshly, also ruined him gradually. This is a story about gay host bar, shedding a more humane light on the hosts and focusing on their stories.

Movie Short/Gay/Main storyline

Stephanie Note: Found this, eh, it’s not great, doesn’t have much a plot, more of a gateway to the boom boom jiggity.

Rainbow Eyes 2007

Kyeong-Yoon (Kim Kang-Woo) and Eun-Ju (Kim Gyu-Ri) investigate a grisly murder of an affluent entrepreneur. The victim was slashed over 20 times and there’s blood everywhere in his apartment. The killer was careful not to leave behind incriminating evidence, but nevertheless, a strand of the killer’s hair is found. The police are then able to determine that the killer is male and has AB blood type.

Shortly after the first grisly murder, a second murder occurs. The victims seem to be unrelated but the modus operandi seems the same. When the police delve deeper into the victims’ background they discover that the two victims were stationed at the same military base many years ago. A month prior to their discharge they were transferred to another base along with a third man by the name Jay Bae. The police now believe Jay Bae could be the next victim or the killer. Their investigation has only just begun.


RecRec 2011

On their 5th anniversary a gay couple film themselves on video in a small motel. During filming they re-confirm their love for each other, but as the day progresses hints come out that this could be the couple’s last day together.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


go mrs goSaving Mrs Go Bong Shil 2011

‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Sil’ (written by Park Eun Ryung and directed by Yoon Sang Ho) tells the story of Go Bong Sil (Kim Hae Suk) who was living a peaceful life in a village, tending to her flower garden. But when her husband suddenly passes away and she is threatened with bankruptcy, she moves to Seoul’s Itaewon district, starting the second chapter in her life. The drama unravels the heartwarming story of Go Bong Sil as well as others who actively pursue their own happiness.

Drama/Trans/Gay/Side Characters

secret gardenSecret Garden 2010

The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

Drama/Gay/Side Character

Seonam Girls High School InvestigatorsSeonam Girls High School Investigators 2014

Five students are members of a private investigator club at Seonam Girls High School. They face and do their best to solve problems like private education, abortion, bullying, suicide. ~~ Based on the novel “Seonamyeogo Tamjungdan: Banggwa Hooui Miseuteori” by Park Ha Ik.

Drama/Lesbian/Side Story

Seoul Mates -South Korean – 2014

A gender-bending tale of Filipino Ladyboy and Korean discreet gay who meet and date each other, with the first one pretending to be a real woman and the latter pretending to be a straight guy.

Movie/Gay/Main Plot


she is wowShe Is Wow 2013

A-Ra leads the perfect life. She is a popular actress, has an ideal husband Jung-Han, who is the most popular announcer, and a son Min-Kyu. People adore them as a couple, but their life isn’t as great as it appears. A-Ra struggles to get cast as an actress as she gets older. Jung-Han and A-Ra do not respect each other or love each other.

One day, their troubled son Min-Kyu arrives back in Korea from America. Min-Kyu got kicked out of school over there and is a troubled kid. A-Ra and Jung-Han worry that others may find out about Min-Kyu’s troubles. Making matters worse, a secret, which can destroy A-Ra’s perfect world, exists.

Drama/Gay/Main Storyline

The Spring In My Life 2016

A short narrative of a man torn between his sexual identity and the happiness of his family

Gu Bo is a beloved father and husband, but also a writer who struggles to be true to his identity. The film has tried to focus on the humane aspect of a man torn between his sexual identity and the happiness of his family.

Short Film/Gay/Main plotline

Stateless ThingsStateless Things 2012

“Stateless Things” follows three young people – a teenage North Korean defector named Joon who wanders the streets in Seoul, an ethnic Korean girl living in China and a gay boy named Ah-In who exchanges sex for money. These three come together to commit suicide, but find meaning in their lives…

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline

Suddenly Last SummerSuddenly Last Summer 2012

6 hours of weakness…can we be able to love? Teacher Kyeong-hoon pushes out Sang-woo who keeps coming closer to him. Will Kyeong-hoon be able to resist his urge that Sang-woo keeps poking?

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline


Two Weddings and a FuneralTwo Weddings and a Funeral 2012

A gay man, Min Soo and a lesbian, Hyo Jin are both promising doctors at a general hospital. The colleagues agree to marry so Hyo Jin can legally adopt a child with her lover of ten years Seo Yeong, and Min Soo can please his parents while maintaining his closeted lifestyle. While secretly living with their respective partners, who move in next door, Min Soo and Hyo Jin appear to be a happy, “normal” couple. They enjoy all the benefits afforded to heterosexual couples and are also able to 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.

Movie/Gay/Lesbian/Main storyline

WeightThe Weight 2012

Born with a hunchback and left at an orphanage, Jung was adopted by a woman who hid him away in the attic only to use him as a child slave for her dress shop. The woman’s own child Dong-bae is younger than Jung; she has always wanted to become a woman, loathing her own male body. While Jung feels affection and sympathy for his younger stepsister, he feels burdened by Dong-bae’s struggles. Under the weight of life and death carried by the dead bodies that he faces each day coupled with his love-hate relationship with Dong-bae, Jung endures the pain and thirst that he feels like a camel crossing a desolate desert in silence. Then he quietly prepares his biggest, his last gift for his sister.

Movie/Trans/Main Storyline

White NightWhite Night 2012

Won-gyu, a steward, returns to Seoul 2 years after he left with a painful memory. He meets Tae-jun acquainted on the Web and they have a special night at the place of Won-gyu’s bad memory. A queer film by Leesong hee-il inspired by an actual case of random street assault by a homophobe in Jong-no.

Movie/Gay/Main Storyline



  • Reply Nolan Peale February 28, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Matching! Boys Archery Club (2017) is a web series about a fujoshi and Yaoi writer who takes a job a an Archery Club to get closer to the inspiration for her stories. It’s an odd BL story as it’s told completely from the POV of the fujoshi.

  • Reply Runo March 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    And ? What are you thinking about Long Time No See.

    • Reply Talie W. May 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Decided to watch it anyway, definitely happy ending in case you were wondering! I loved it <3 <3 <3

    • Reply Jewel Benny October 7, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Fly by night, its also nice

  • Reply Anonymous April 2, 2018 at 10:24 am

    can you update the reviews of what you have watched recently?

    • Reply Stephanie April 3, 2018 at 12:30 am

      Usually as I watch I then add them to the list, trying to get the lists as accurately as possible, however, I’m feeling a good binge watch coming on…. I’ll be sure to update as I go! 😉

  • Reply Anonymous April 19, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Painter of the wind

  • Reply Talie W. May 8, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Method is a 10/10 would NOT recommend unless you’re a masochist…..

    • Reply dylan October 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      why’s that?

      • Reply Trose March 4, 2019 at 4:59 am

        Because its all about playing on feelings. And it might leave a bad taste in your mouth…

  • Reply Anonymous May 12, 2018 at 10:22 am

    i go to school not by bus

    • Reply TJ December 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

      That is Chinese, these are Korean

  • Reply aravindkumarlotusravind January 31, 2019 at 2:42 am

    a frozen flower, its a good movie but u will end up with a heavy heart.

    • Reply Stephanie February 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      I heard about that ending, I’m going to take a solid pass on that one

  • Reply Trose March 4, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Add…this to your list…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Between_Seasons

  • Reply Amilia April 22, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Don’t know if this counts as it was very much a side story, but: Your House Helper. One of the side characters was in love with her best friend and roommate, despite knowing it would never go anywhere as he was gay.

    • Reply Stephanie May 5, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Awwww… poor girl. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll take a look for it!

  • Reply mina April 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Although it’s really more of a side story I reccomend Prison Playbook/Wise Prison Life!! The same guy who directed the reply series directed this drama and I found it to be a really fun drama in general. One of the main characters is in a relationship with another man.

    • Reply Stephanie May 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks! I’ve heard good things about the show, but I hadn’t heard of this storyline. I’ll add it to the next update list!

  • Reply Racun Berbisa July 4, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Night Flight was not ordinary romantic bl movie, it was harsh yet heartwarming. Cried on the end, if only my life was like the movie LMAO.

  • Reply LKB August 12, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Be Melodramatic just started and has an openly gay relationship if you’re interested. The show itself is a bit like Age of Youth plus 8-10 years age-wise.

    • Reply Stephanie August 18, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      I am! I am interested!

  • Reply Marie September 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I also really like “Ordinary Family” (also known as “Vacances”) by HyunJu Lee who did Our Love Story and also staring Lee SangHee. It’s a short film about a couple who is supposed to go away for the weekend but ends up dragged in family drama. It’s really good for a Korean lesbian short and I’m pretty sure the subbed version is on the director’s YouTube page now. It’s not a coming of age story and it’s interesting to see Lee explore a different approach to what it means to be a Korean queer woman.

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