Romance films

When You Love Someone: 5 Must-Watch High School Romance Movies

First love in high school is the greatest thrill! K-dramas are here to help everyone reminisce or look forward to a fairy tale romance. Whether you have a memorable relationship or your first crush, high school is a special time. “Today’s Kira-kun” and “On Your Wedding Day” are just a few of the movies that create the best daydreams for all of us. Here’s a look at five fun high school romance movies for you to check out!

1. “Today’s Kira-kun”

Based on Rin Mikimoto’s manga “Today’s Kira-kun”, high school outcast Ninon Okamura (Marie Iitoyo) is a bullied girl who finds an unlikely friendship with popular boy Yuiji Kira (Taishi Nakagawa). When she finds out she only has one year left to live, the two form an unforgettable bond they never expected.

“Today’s Kira-kun” is a sweet film with heart. You’ll want to watch it over and over again to fully appreciate the behind-the-scenes significance shared by Ninon Okamura (Marie Iitoyo) and Yuiji Kira (Taishi Nakagawa). He protects her from bullies and she promises to stay by his side until the end. If you like romances with a sad element, this one’s for you!

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2. “Make a bow and kiss”

Finding a successor for his kyudo club is at the top of An Kishimoto’s (Elaiza Ikeda) list. His high school is in desperate need of a new club president, and Youta Mikami (Masaki Nakao) has the talent to lead. However, Youta Mikami is not passionate about kyudo but rather about An Kishimoto.

Yakko Kaga’s manga “Make a Bow and Kiss” was the inspiration for this film, so many fans were probably thrilled that it was finally being adapted. Due to the romance and sports in the plot, fans of both genres will enjoy watching this one. Masaki Nakao’s acting is so impressive that you really believe his love for his leading lady. Plus, the on-screen chemistry between the two is intense!

3. “On your wedding day”

It’s love at first sight for Hwang Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang) when he meets Hwan Seung Hee (Park Bo Young) in high school, but now she’s marrying someone else. When he receives her wedding invitation, he realizes that it was her who escaped. After a decade of friendship, Hwang Woo Yeon is determined to win Hwan Seung Hee back before it’s too late.

“On Your Wedding Day” was a national hit, topping the box office for two consecutive weeks when it premiered. Thanks to fans’ devotion to the film, it was announced that an “On Your Wedding Day” webtoon would be in the works. The film does an amazing job of showing a fantastic love story with very realistic characters. Watching the movie, you realize that there is a bit of Hwang Woo Yeon and Hwan Seung Hee in everyone.

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4. “Replay”

Romance threatens the future of this group of recruits. A few students embark on a new musical adventure by forming a band before graduation, but when lead vocalist Yoo Ha Young (Mi Yeon), keyboardist Gong Chan Young (Kim Min Chul), and guitarist Lee Ji Hoon (Hwi Young) get caught up in a love triangle, the future becomes uncertain.

The love of puppies is at the center of this film. The main characters experience their first love, and it influences their career choices and friendships. It’s a sweet simple story that gives all the butterflies. You will be encouraged to start fantasizing about your first love or the one you might have in the future.

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5. “Temptation of Wolves”

Lee Chung Ah, Jo Han Sun, and Kang Dong Won star as a trio of high school students who have fallen in love with the city. Country girl Jung Han Kyung (Lee Chung Ah) moves to Seoul after her father dies. When she arrives at her new school, Ban Hae Won (Jo Han Sun) and Jung Tae Sung (Kang Dong Won) are instantly drawn to her. A love triangle begins between an average girl and two popular boys.

This classic film helped launch the careers of today’s biggest stars! It’s wonderful to see Lee Chung Ah, Jo Han Sun, and Kang Dong Won in their lead roles. You can see how much they have grown in their career. Due to high ticket sales, “Temptation of Wolves” even made it into the top 10 movies for the year of its release. This is a must for classic movie fans!

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Hey Soompiers, what high school romance movie reminds you of your school days? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

KMoodyGenericName is a Soompi writer who is a longtime fan of Korean drama. Her favorite dramas include “Boys Over Flowers”, “Dream High”, and “Love Alarm!” For more on her personal and professional writing journey, follow her on Instagram at BTSCelebs.

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