We’ve prepared a list of the best family movies in k-drama that we know. When it comes to family issues, an inspirational film can be a good substitute for talking to a therapist. Every movie has a message; try to capture it; it might help you make a difficult decision or prevent you from making a mistake.

1. Reply 1988 (2015)

Korean drama Reply 1988
Synopsis Drama

In 1988, Duk-Sun (Hyeri), Jung-Hwan (Ryoo Joon-Yeol), Sun-Woo (Ko Gyung-Pyo), and Dong-Ryong (Lee Dong-Hwi) are high school students and Taek (Park Bo-Gum) is a go player. These five people have been friends since they were little kids. They all grew up together and are neighbors to this day. Their families are also very close to each other. They always hang around Taek’s room and spend time together.

Duk-Sun’s family is poor and they live in a semi-basement house. Duk-Sun’s father Dong-Il (Sung Dong-Il) lost money due to guaranteeing someone else’s debt. Nevertheless, Duk-Sun has a bright personality and enjoys singing and dancing. She always gets into fights with her older sister Bo-Ra (Ryoo Hye-Young).

Main Cast

Hyeri as Duk-Sun
Ryoo Joon-Yeol as Jung-Hwan
Ko Gyung-Pyo as Sun Woo
Park Bo-Gum as Taek

You can watch it on Netflix.

2. Move to Heaven (2021)

K-drama Move to Heaven

Synopsis Drama

Geu-Ru (Tang Joon-Sang) is a young man with Asperger syndrome. He works for his father’s business “Move To Heaven.” Their job is to arrange items left by deceased people. One day, Geu-Ru’s own father dies. Gue-Ru is left alone, but his uncle Sang-Gu (Lee Je-Hoon) suddenly appears in front of him. Sang-Gu is a cold man. He was a martial artist who fought in underground matches. He went to prison because of what happened in his fight. Sang-Gu now becomes Geu-Ru’s guardian. They run “Move To Heaven” together.

Main Cast

Lee Je Hoon as Jo Sang Goo
Tang Jun Sang as Geu Roo
Lee Jae Wook as Kim Soo Chul

Family Movies in K-Drama Recommendation

3. 18 Again (2020)

Family Movies in K-drama 18 Again

Synopsis Drama

Jung Da-Jung (Kim Ha-Neul) is married to 37-year-old Hong Dae-Young (Yoon Sang-Hyun). They have an 18-year-old son and daughter. Jung Da-jung works hard as a rookie announcer and she has a warm heart. She becomes completely fed up with her husband and is unable to deal with him anymore. Hong Dae-Young got fired from his job and he is looked down upon by his family. Jung Da-jung hands him divorce papers.

Meanwhile, Hong Dae-Young looks at himself as an ordinary jobless middle-aged man. He regrets his life. At that moment, his body changes into that of an 18-year-old person, while his mind is still that of his 37-year-old self. Back in his teenage days, Hong Dae-Young (Lee Do-Hyun) was an excellent basketball player and also popular. Now, with his regained 18-year-old body, he changes his name to Ko Woo-Young and begins to live a new life.

Main Cast

Kim Ha Neul as Jung Da Jung
Yoon Sang Hyun as Hong Dae Young
Lee Do Hyun as Hong Dae Young / Ko Woo Young


4. Hi Bye, Mama (2020)

Hi Bye, Mama Family Movies in k-drama

Synopsis Drama

Cha Yu-Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) has been a ghost since she died 5 years ago. She left behind her husband Jo Kang-Hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yu-ri carries out a reincarnation project for 49 days.

Meanwhile, Jo Kang-Hwa (Lee Kyu-Hyung) works as a chest surgeon. He was loving, but, after his wife died, his personality changed. After 5 years, his wife Cha Yu-ri reappears in front of him.

Main Cast

Kim Tae Hee as Cha Yoo Ri
Lee Kyu Hyung as Jo Kang Hwa
Go Bo Kyul as Oh Min Jung
Shin Dong Mi as Go Hyun Jung
Lee Shi Woo as Jang Pil Seung


5. My Unfamiliar Family (2020)

My Unfamiliar Family

Synopsis Drama

As people get older, they have less time to spend with their families and separately live their own lives. They become to meet someone with who they share their time, feelings, and even their secrets. Under this circumstance, the family becomes strangers and people in relationships become like family.

Kim Eun-Hee (Han Ye-Ri) is the second daughter in a family. She is tender and thoughtful. She easily trusts people. Kim Eun-Hee works at a publishing company.

Main Cast

Han Ye Ri as Kim Eun Hee
Kim Ji Suk as Park Chan Hyeok
Choo Ja Hyun as Kim Eun Joo
Jung Jin Young as Kim Sang Shi

Best of Family Movies in K-Drama

6. My Father is Strange (2017)

My Father is Strange
Synopsis Drama

Ahn Joong-Hee (Lee Joon) is an actor who used to be a member of an idol group. One day, he appears in front of a family that consists of Byun Han-Soo and Na Young-Sil and their 4 children including Hye-Young and Mi-Young (Jung So-Min). Joong-Hee begins to live with them.

Main Cast

Kim Young Chul as Byun Han Soo
Kim Hae Sook as Na Yeong Shil
Ryu Soo Young as Cha Jung Hwan
Lee Yoo Ri as Byun Hye Yeong
Lee Joon as Ahn Jung Hee
Jung So Min as Byun Mi Yeong

7. Whats Happens to My Family (2015)

Whats Happens to My Family
Synopsis Drama

Drama series follows the daily lives of a chaotic family. Moon Tae-Joo (Kim Sang-Kyung) is the second-highest-ranking employee at Daeoh Company. He thinks he’s better than most other people and he also has a trauma with love. Things change though when he meets his secretary named Cha Gang-Sim (Kim Hyun-Joo).

Main Cast

Yoo Dong-Geun as Cha Soon-Bong
Kim Hyun-Joo as Cha Gang-Sim
Kim Sang-Kyung as Moon Tae-Joo
Yoon Park as Cha Gang-Jae
Park Hyung-Sik Cha Dal-Bong
Son Dam-Bi as Kwon Hyo-Jin
Nam Ji-Hyun as Kang Seo-Wool
Seo Kang-Joon as Yoon Eun-Ho


8. Liver or Die (2019)

Liver or Die family movies recommendation
Synopsis Drama

Poong-Sang (Yu Jun-Sang) took care of his 4 younger siblings and supported them financially because his parents did not support them. His younger siblings are first younger brother Jin-Sang (Oh Ji-Ho), first younger sister Jung-Sang (Jeon Hye-Bin), second younger sister Hwa-Sang (Lee Si-Young), and youngest sibling We-Sang (Lee Chang-Yeop).

Poong-Sang is now in his forties, but he has never had the opportunity to live his life for himself. He is still occupied with the affairs of his younger siblings, which is understandable. Poong-Sang’s first younger brother Jin-Sang makes trouble as he waits for a chance to change his life. Poong-Sang’s first younger sister Jung-Sang is a doctor. She is smart, logical, and cool-headed. Poong-Sang’s second younger sister Hwa-Sang has an inferiority complex due to her older sister Jung-Sang. She is also a troublemaker like her older brother Jin-Sang. Youngest sibling We-Sang dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, but he has failed to achieve his dream.

Main Cast

Yu Jun-Sang as Lee Poong-Sang
Oh Ji-Ho as Lee Jin-Sang
Jeon Hye-Bin as Lee Jung-Sang
Lee Si-Young as Lee Hwa-Sang
Lee Chang-Yeop as Lee We-Sang


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