A sad movie becomes sadder if one of the main characters dies. Sometimes we wish that a miracle happen and save the character and sometimes we wish for the character to die as soon as possible to end the pain. But writer being a writer, loves to kill our beloved characters. We bring you a list of ten South Korean movies in which the main character dies. From Train To Busan to No Tears for the dead, please keep your tissues ready for a tear-jerking film. Let’s take a look at these films now.
1. Train To Busan
Train To Busan is a 2016 action-horror film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The movie revolves around a father-daughter duo who were traveling to Busan by train to meet the mother when a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea. The role of the daughter of legendary actor Gong Yoo is played by Kim Su An. Gong Yoo dies at the end of the film.
2. Be With You
Starring Son Ye Jin and So Ji Sub, the movie revolves around a woman who promises her family to return on a rainy day after one year before her death. The woman, though by a miracle, reappears but has no memory of her past. Though, Son Ye Jin’s character disappears again at the end of this film.
3. The Classic
The Classic is a 2003 Korean romance melodrama film directed by Kwak Jae Yong. The film runs in the parallel love story of a mother and her daughter. The daughter accidentally finds the love letters of her mother from her first love. The love of her mother dies in the movie after three years of marriage.
4. Christmas In August
Christmas In August is a romance drama film released in 1998. It was the debut film of director Hur Jin-Ho and stars Han Suk Kyu and Shim Eun Ha are the main leads. The character Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease and meets Shim Eun-Ha. Han Suk Kyu’s character dies in the movie in a subtle way.
5. Fly High
Fly High is a 2009 movie directed by Park Jung Hun. The film revolves around Si-bum played by Kim Beom who has a dream of being an actor. He meets a girl Su-Kyung played by Kim Byul and falls in love with her. The girl however attempts suicide by drowning herself.
Birthday is a 2019 film directed by Lee Jeong Un. The film is based on a true incident, the South Korean Sewol Ferry Disaster that happened in 2014. The family loses their eldest son Sun Ho in the disaster and now the parents trying to cope with the memory of their dead son and take care of the younger daughter left behind.
7. The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden is a 2016 psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan Wook. The series is inspired by a novel named The Fingersmith; written by Welsh Writer Sarab Waters published in 2002. In the film, a Japanese woman hires a handmaiden but she is involved in a plan of defrauding her. Both the women die at the end of the movie.
..Ing is a 2003 South Korean film based on a story of a high school girl who lives with her mom. The girl is suffering from a terminal illness and deformity so she chooses to stay alone. Mina dreams of having a boyfriend. The film is directed by Eon Hi Lee.
9. More Than Blue
The 2009 South Korean film is based on the story of a terminally ill man who sets up his best friend, he has loved her since high school. He sets her up with somebody else so that she will not be lonely after he dies. The female commits suicide after the death of his best friend.
10. No Tears For The Dead
No Tears for the Dead is a 2014 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Jeong-beom. The movie revolves around the story of a killer who is conflicted about whether to kill his latest target or not, the hitman dies at the end of the movie. Jang Dong-gun and Kim Min-hee are in the main roles in the film.