7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!

Starring a series of top Korean actors

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film The Roundup: No Way Out (instagram.com/aboentertainment)

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic passed, the Korean film industry, which had been sluggish, is now starting to stretch again. South Korean films began to beat the dominance of Hollywood films that had dominated Korean cinemas during the pandemic. 

Films starring a lineup of top actors, such as Lee Byung Hyun, Ma Dong Seok, Hwang Jung Min, have successfully dominated the box office this year. Here are the seven highest grossing Korean movies in 2023. Keep scrolling!

1. Starring Ma Dong Seok, The Roundup: No Way Out which carries the noir genre managed to penetrate 10.6 million viewers

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
The Roundup movie trailer: No Way Out (instagram.com/aboentertainment)

2. Kim Hye Soo leads haenyeo, female divers, to smuggle valuables in the movie Smugglers. The movie reached 5.1 million viewers

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
Film oster Smugglers (instagram.com/itsnew_movie)

3. Watched by 3.8 million viewers, Concrete Utopia starring Lee Byung Hyun was selected to represent South Korea at the Academy Awards.

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film Concrete Utopia (instagram.com/lotteent.movie)

4. Love Reset (30 Days) starring Kang Ha Neul and Jung So Min is the only romcom genre film to break the 2.1 million viewer mark.

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film Love Reset (30 Days) (instagram.com/mindmark.movie)

5. Telling the story of a fake ghost exorcist, Dr. Choen and Lost Talisman starring Kang Dong Won managed to entertain 1.9 million viewers.

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film Dr. Choen and Lost Talisman (instagram.com/cjenmmovie)

6. Premiering on November 22, 12.12 - The Day tells the story of the military uprising that took place in 1979. The movie has been seen by 1.8 million viewers

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film 12:12 - The Day (instagram.com/plusm_entertainment)

7. Hero was watched by 1.7 million viewers. The musical movie starring Jung Su Hwa tells the story of the struggle of Korean hero Ahn Jung Geun.

7 Bestselling Korean Movies of 2023, The Roundup Breaks 10 Million Viewers!
poster film Hero (instagram.com/cjenmmovie)

Amidst the dominance of big budget action movies, the movie Love Reset (30 Days) emerged as a sleeper hit. No one expected before, that the movie starring Kang Ha Neul and Jung So Min would be a success in the market. Among all the best-selling Korean films above, which one have you watched?

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