Korean films know how to push the boundaries with violence, gore, and even sex. Creating the ultimate list of the sexiest Korean films is no easy task. What one person considers sexy might be boring to others. Therefore we must consider a few factors when creating this list. Some factors include the plot, the stars, the sex scenes, and finally, you don’t want a bunch of sex scenes with no substance behind them. It needs to have some build-up and allure.
The key is to find the right Korean film that brings something provocative without being tasteless. For your steamy yet not soft-core porn pleasure, we at SEOULSPACE collected the best sexiest Korean films ever. Yes, most will have nudity and sex, but they also have amazing stories and, in most cases, great writing, directing, and acting. Here are the sexiest Korean films of all time.
Now on to the sexiest Korean films of all time!
Eungyo (A Muse)
The Korean film Eungyo stars Kim Go-Eun, one of today’s hottest Korean actresses. The film is about a well-respected poet and college professor. He is in his 70s and has an assistant named Seo Ji-Woo played by Kim Moo-Yul. One day, a 17-year-old high school student named Eun-Gyo played by Kim Go-Eun comes to the professor’s home. They form an unlikely friendship. The professor starts to develop feelings for the high school student, as does the assistant. Kim Go-Eun’s acting is what makes her performance great. She could end up one day being one of the great Korean actresses of all time.
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Love at the End of the World
Love at the End of the World is about a mother who lost her husband. She is left with her teenage daughter. One day, the mother meets a man, and they fall in love. The daughter starts to feel lonely and develops feelings for the man. The two start a dangerous affair behind her back. The sex scenes between the daughter and the husband are intense, and the fact that they are doing this behind the mother’s back brings an added layer of tension.
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The film was set in 1969. A Colonel has returned to South Korea after fighting in the Vietnam War. He is trusted by the Army Commander, who also happens to be his father-in-law and is well respected by everyone in the military base. One day, a man comes to work for the Colonel with his beautiful wife. Moreover, the couple lives across the street from the Colonel and his wife. Soon an affair starts between the Colonel and the man’s wife. There multiple sex scenes between the Colonel and the wife are both intense and romantic, with one particular scene that takes place in his car.
A Frozen Flower
The most erotic historical Korean film is A Frozen Flower. The film is about a King who is married to a princess. However, she has been unable to get pregnant and have a son. The King has a military commander who is also his lover. The King asks his lover to impregnate the princess (Queen). The Queen and the King’s lover are uncomfortable with the order but eventually comply. However, soon an intense romance develops between the two. They start to meet secretly behind the King’s back.
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A literature professor gets caught up in a sex scandal and is forced to leave Seoul and teach in a small rural town. He leaves behind his wife and daughter and starts an affair with was local town woman. He soon gets his name cleared, but before he returns to his university, the woman reveals she is pregnant. She has an aberration, and the professor returns to his family. The woman’s mother ends up dying from a house fire. Eight years later, the professor becomes a successful writer, but his life falls apart. He slowly goes blind and gets into deep dept with gangsters that take his daughter and sends her into prostitution. It turns out the woman is behind all the misery brought on the professor.
Empire of Lust
The 2nd most erotic Korean historical film of all time is Empire of Lust. It is a film about a well-respected general during the Joseon dynasty. He has a son-in-law who cannot participate in politics and only seeks pleasure. The general falls in love for the first time with a concubine. However, he doesn’t know that she aims to carry out an act of revenge against him.
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A couple has a storybook marriage. However, the husband is in a car accident and deep coma. His twin brother comes to his brother’s side and meets his wife for the first time. They are initially cold, but the two start a torrid affair. Then things get complicated when the husband awakes from his coma.
Serve the People
This film is based on a novel by a Chinese writer and is about a forbidden romance between Mu Gwang, a model soldier, and Su-ryun, the young wife of a division commander. Mu Gwang starts a torrid affair with Su-ryun which must be kept secret as it takes place within a fictional socialist country that is supposed to resemble North Korea in the 1970s. There is a lot of sexual content and nudity as the two engage in their affair.
“The Treacherous” is a 2015 South Korean historical drama film directed by Min Kyu-dong. The movie is set during the Joseon dynasty and tells the story of King Yeonsan, known for his tyrannical rule and unstable behavior. The film contains many scenes of nudity, coerced sex, and even rape. There are scenes of women engaging in sexual acts for the enjoyment of a King. There is even a scene of a woman performing oral sex on the King so that her husband will not be put to death.
The King forms a close relationship with his loyal servant, Im Soong-jae, who helps him maintain his authority. However, as the king’s paranoia and cruelty escalate, Im Soong-jae finds himself torn between loyalty to the king and his conscience. The film delves into themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the corrupting influence of power.
The Housemaid is one of the sexiest Korean films about a young housemaid named Eun-yi who works for a wealthy family. But as she begins to work for the family, Eun-yi finds herself drawn into an affair with her husband. There are multiple sex scenes, with one particular graphic sex scene that the head maid overhears. When she becomes pregnant, Eun-yi is at the center of a dangerous love triangle that threatens to tear the family apart.
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