The Most Searched Movies in Korea for the year 2011
Watch the Top 10 Movies in South Korea for the year 2011. These movies were searched the most on Google for the year 2011 as per Google Zeitgeist data for South Korea. And the best part is that, 3 Hollywood movies have featured in this list.
1. 써니 – Sunny
This is the story about Nami who is married and is living with her husband and a beautiful daughter but feels she is missing something out of her life. One day she bumps into her high school friend, Chun-hwa and that makes her happy. So then begins the quest to look for other members of their group ‘Sunny’. The movie is all about nostalgic moments and funny incidents that take place when these two women start searching for their high school friends. And some how this very adventure makes their life seem complete.
2. 도가니 – The Crucible
This movie, which is known as Dogani in Korean, is based on the novel of the same name written by author Gong Ji-young. Dogani follows a group of children with disabilities who suffer physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers. Gong is one of a few authors in Korea whose novels have sold more than a million copies. When her novel was published in June 2009, it became an instant hit as it was based on a true story.
3. 트랜스 포머 3 – Transformer 3
Autobots Bummblebee, Rachet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. New villain, Shockwave, who rules Cybertron, is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth.
4. 방자전 – The Servant
“Bang-ja Chronicles” (BANGJAJEON) is a motion picture twist to Chunhyangjeon, a classic Korean romance novel. The original novel, which is a love story of Mongryong and Chunhyang, has been adapted into movies several times, but in this new adaptation, Bangja, Mongryong’s servant, joins in to make it a love triangle. Kim Joo-hyeok plays Bangja, Ryoo Seung-beom as Mongryong and Jo Yeo-jeong as Chunhyang.
5. 완득이 – Punch
“Punch”, or Wandeuki in Korean, is an acclaimed coming-of-age film based on the enormously popular novel by Kim Yeo-ryung. It’s a timely text presenting the possibilities of the One Source Multi Use (OSMU) products. 18-year-old Wanduk and his family’s tale is portrayed with a jaunty, dramatic rhythm. Wandeuk’s father is afflicted with kyphosis—commonly known as being hunchback. His live-in uncle isn’t completely normal either. What’s more, his mother, who makes an appearance in his life out of the blue, is Filipino. All of them, however, are precious to Wandeuk. And so is his homeroom teacher, Dong-joo, who is every bit the troublemaker Wandeuk is. They are constantly bickering and fighting as though they are enemies, but become more inseparable than family. “Punch” begins firmly rooted in the coming-of-age genre, but turns into a family drama and a social drama dealing with such crucial issues as the generation gap, education, disability, and multi-culturalism. It does all this and imparts some valuable lessons while providing entertainment and inspiration.
6. 쿵푸 팬더 2 – Kungfu Panda 2
In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is reveling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition.
7. 고지전 – The Front Line
In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line. Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there. But he gets spiraled into the war that’s more terrifying than death itself when he meets his friend Kim, who has transformed into a war machine, and his unit. As the countdown for ceasefire begins, both sides become more vicious, resulting in deaths of countless lives until the last man could claim the land.
8. 만추 – Late Autumn
This movie is known as “Manchu” in Korean. This is a remake of Korean film of the same title directed by Lee Man-hee-I. Starring Chinese actress Tang Wei and South Korean actor Hyeon Bin, this love story depicts people abandoned by society. Their story also reflects the current situation of minority groups in the United States. A woman imprisoned after killing her husband is allowed her release. On her way to Seattle, a man gets on the same bus. Introducing himself as a fellow Korean, he borrows the bus fare from her and leaves his watch behind. When the two meet again in Seattle, they feel an attachment to each other.
9. 블랙 스완 – Black Swan
Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
10. 최종 병기 활 – War of the Arrows
13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chung Dynasty of China attacks the Chosun Dynasty. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the attack. While on his mission to rescue her, he is being traced by Jushinta, a fierce Chung Warrior, and his band of malicious men who are out to stop him. Na-mi has but a day to rescue his sister before she is taken away to be a slave. When Na-mi finally finds his sister, Jushinta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.
Source: Google Zeitgeist, Han Cinema & IMDB