My Top 10 Movies for 2015

My Top 10 Movies Watched for 2015

Here it is February and I just realized that I never posted about my favorite movies for 2015! Even I am shocked! I really have no excuse as I was off for 3 weeks into January; however, I did spend a lot of time reviewing the Japanese dramas that I liked last year. So, before I forget everything, here is my top movies for 2015 that I watched in no particular order. Read on…
Shoot My Heart (2015)

Synopsis: Set at a psychiatric hospital. Soo-Myung has suffered from schizophrenia due to his guilt that he suffers from his mother’s suicide. He meets Seung-Min at the psychiatric hospital. Seung-Min has been forcibly hospitalized because of his wealthy family’s inheritance fight. Dreaming of getting out of the hospital, Seung-Min constantly tries to escape. Soo-Myung begins to follow Seung-Min.
Shoot My Heart Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Medical, Psychological
Release Date: Jan 28, 2015
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 for subject matter and language
Review in one sentence: Great acting; no SUPERB acting by both Lee Min Ki and Yeo Jin Goo


Paris Holiday (2015)

Synopsis:
Set in the romantic city of Paris, the film tells the story of a mismatched pair of roommates (Louis Koo and Amber Kuo), who end up falling hopelessly in love with each other.
Paris Holiday Cast
Country: China
Genre: Romance
Release Date: Jul 31, 2015
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: PG-13
Review in one sentence: May/December romance that surprised me that it worked!


Memories of the Sword (2015)

Synopsis:
Three warriors from the Goryo Dynasty, Poong-Chun, Deok-Ki and Seol-Rang pledge to fight for the impoverished people under the incompetent king and they lead a riot. However, due to Deok-Ki’s betrayal, Poong-Chun dies and Seol-Rang, as stricken by guilt, flees with Poong-Chun’s sword and his infant daughter, Hong-Yi. 18 years later, the female warrior is now blind and she trains the young woman in martial arts. Soon Seol-Rang reveals that she is the one who killed her parents. Hong-yi falls in utter shock, leaves Seol-Rang and plans to get revenge on both her and Deok-Ki, by now the most powerful man in the country. Soon blood will be shed.
Memories of the Sword Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Action, Drama, Historical
Release Date: Aug 13, 2015
Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
Rating: PG-13 for subject matter and violence
Review in one sentence: Great action and seriously great acting!!


Veteran (2015)

Synopsis:
After an international auto theft sting, dimwitted detective Do-chul is treated to a night at a club where he meets Sun-jin Group third-in-line, Tae-oh, whose rude behavior rubs Do-chul the wrong way. Convinced Tae-oh is a drug addict, Do-chul tries to investigare, but is stopped by his boss. Meanwhile, Tae-ohruns into Mr. Bae – a truck driver that helped Do-chul with his auto theft case – an his 9-year-old son, protesting to get his overdue wages. After being humiliated and beaten for tae-oh’s amusement, Bae is hospitalized but his son finds Do-chul’s business card and calls for help. Do-chul feels responsible and so decides to get Tae-oh, no matter what it takes and no matter how much Tae-oh tries to sabotage him.
Veteran Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Detective, Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: Aug 5, 2015
Duration: 2 hr. 3 min.
Rating: R for subject matter and violence
Review in one sentence: Yoo Ah In at his craziest!!! Can you handle it?


Joker Game (2015)

Synopsis:
Set along a backdrop of a fictitious second world war at an international city in Asia.
In Japan, Lieutenant Colonel Yuki recommends the creation of spy training school “D Kikan”. Meanwhile, Kato (Kazuya Kamenashi) is facing capital punishment for his refusal to follow a superior’s order. Kato is then scouted by “D Kikan”. He goes through a harsh training regiment and faces his first mission as a spy. In order to seize American ambassador Graham’s confidential documents “Black Note.” Kato infiltrates into an international city. A battle to gain possession of the “Black Note” ensues between Kato, a mysterious woman named Rin (Kyoko Fukada), the British Spy Agency, the Soviet Spy Agency and the radical army in Japan.
Joker Game Cast
Country: Japan
Genre: Action, Manga, Thriller
Release Date: Jan 31, 2015
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 for subject matter and some violence
Review in one sentence: WOW! And you wonder where the chemistry between Kame and Kyoko developed? Right here!


The Himalayas (2015)

Synopsis:
Mountaineer Uhm Hong-Kil and his expedition team go to the Himalayas to find the body of Park Moo-Taek.
The Himalayas Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Drama, Life
Release Date: Dec 16, 2015
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG-13
Review in one sentence: Real life stories make the best stories!


Wonderful Nightmare (2015)

Synopsis:
Due to a mistake from heaven, Yeon-Woo, a female attorney, dies. Before she is able to return to her normal self, she must live as an ordinary housewife for a month. She begins her temporary new life with her new husband, Sung-Hwan and daughter, Ha-Neu.
Wonderful Life Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: Aug 13, 2015
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG
Review in one sentence: A wonderful romance about family!


The Beauty Inside (2015)

Synopsis:
Woo-Jin is a man who turns into a different person every morning when he wakes up, while there’s a woman, Yi-Soo, who’s in love with him. What would you do if you woke up with a new face every day?
The Beauty Inside Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: Aug 20, 2015
Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
Rating: PG-13, subject matter
Review in one sentence: A different take on romance!


The Priests (2015)

Synopsis:
To save a girl in danger, a priest and deacon jump into a mysterious case.
The Priests Cast
Country: South Korea
Genre: Thriller, Supernatural
Release Date: Nov 5, 2015
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13/R, subject matter
Review in one sentence: What’s not to like about a movie with Kang Dong Won and Kim Yoon Suk?


The Witness (2015)

Synopsis:
The story centers on two witnesses who see a murder and collaborate to take the killer down.
The Witness Cast
Country: China
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: R, subject matter and violence
Review in one sentence: There is always that one movie that totally takes you by surprise!


As I always say, there is something for everyone! Whether it is Korean, Chinese, or Japanese. So romance, a lot of thrillers and dramas but I can assure you that there has to be something that will whet your movie appetite! See you next year!!

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