10 Movies like One Fine Spring Day you must watch

By Romey Norton
Published: July 7, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
10 Movies like One Fine Spring Day you must watch

We discuss 10 Movies like One Fine Spring Day you must watch. Add these well-recommended and highly-rated films to your watch list.

One Fine Spring Day is a 2001 Korean romance-drama film starring Lee Young-ae and Yoo Ji-Tae, directed by Hur Jin-ho. 

The story surrounds a recording engineer called Sang Woo, who falls for a radio announcer.DJ called DJ Eun Soo after they worked together, capturing the sounds of nature. The film is a portrait of a love affair; the blossom trees mirror their blossoming relationship. 

Asian cinema is known for its dramatic, over-the-top, yet beautiful, and emotional romance films/television shows. If you fell in love with the film One Fine Spring Day, here is a list of films you should follow up with.

10 Movies like One Fine Spring Day

Crazy Romance (2019) 

In this romance-drama film, we see Jae-hoon break up with his girlfriend, but he can’t get over her. Meanwhile, Sun-young decides to break up with her boyfriend and holds a grudge against him.

Similar to One Fine Spring Day, when Jae-hoon and Sun-young begin working together, romance blossoms. 

I’ve Fallen for You (2007)

This Philippine romantic film surrounds two people who have completely different personality types but share the same name and team up for a cycling contest. Their goals, dreams, and dramas draw the two close together, becoming more than just friends.

Just like our protagonists in One Fine Spring Day, the relationship grows through working together and supporting one another with a mutual interest. 

Closer to Heaven (2009)

This love story surrounds a funeral director, Lee Ji-Soo (Ha Ji-Won), who falls in love with her childhood friend Jong-Woo (Kim Myung-Min). Jong-Woo has been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease since he was young, but this doesn’t phase Lee Ji-Soo, and the two fall madly in love.

My Girl and I (2005)

This love story sees teenagers Su-ho and Su-Eun begin dating, and their new, young love makes all their peers jealous. To them, it’s wonderful and eternal until some tragic truths happen. This film is a remake of the Japanese film Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World, adapted from the novel Socrates in Love by Kyoichi Katayama. 

A Beautiful Life (2011)

A Chinese romance drama film showcases a woman who has had a string of bad luck and moves to Beijing to restart her life. On her journey of freedom and self-discovery, she falls in love with a traditional policeman. This film is more of a slow-burn type of romance, with the main characters growing and developing through one another. 

April Snow (2005)

This dramatic love story sees two people meet after their spouses are involved in a car accident. They learn that their retrospective partners were having an affair, and the two build an unlikely relationship and have an affair of their own. 

A Season of Good Rain (2009)

Here is a film for estranged lovers. Two friends reconnect after years, and while they disagree on how close they used to be, they both can’t deny there is a romance between them. This film is a gentle romance like One Fine Spring Day

Christmas in August (1998)

Similar to One Fine Spring Day, our romance develops and happens in the working space, this time between a bachelor running a photography studio and a young meter maid. This storyline is emotional as our bachelor is terminally ill, and their love-story ends unfinished. 

…ing (2003)

A shy, artistic young girl lives with her mother and is burdened by a deformed hand and terminal illness. However, when a charming photographer moves into their building, a beautiful friendship and relationship builds. This movie is similar to One Fine Spring Day; we have creative protagonists slowly building a relationship, bonding over things they love. 

Ditto (2000)

This South Korean romance drama film surrounds two students who met at the same high school, then reconnect 20 by somehow being able to communicate through their ham radio sets. The film inspires its audience to not give up on their dreams and on love.

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