10 K-Drama Movies to Watch If You Love ‘Pachinko’ on Apple+

Given the current hype around the Apple Plus show, you may be in search of more Korean drama media, especially ones that center narratives on family, romance, and/or women’s plight.

Thus, here are ten K-drama films to watch if you love(d) Pachinko.

The Handmaiden

People will love this film for the historical fiction, unexpected plot twists, the development of romance despite class differences, and the satisfying liberation of the film’s central female characters.


After its debut, the film became a cultural phenomenon, going on to win Best International Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars.

A Tale of Two Sister

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), directed by Jee-woon Kim, is a reimagining of a notable Korean folktale that follows a family haunted by tragic deaths that have happened within their lineage.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is a woman-centered revenge plot on righting wrongs, forming a community to achieve justice, and reuniting with loved ones that were left behind.


Failan is an unconventional story about love, longing, courage, class and citizenship, and maintaining hope in spite of bleak or unjust circumstances.

Never Forever

The film is a heartfelt exploration on self-discovery and falling in love despite class divides.

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