Updated: Sep 5
We are almost at the end of 2022! And what better way to prepare us for the next year than to take a step back and look at the highlights of 2021? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie industry definitely took a hit. But its resurgence was bigger than ever and across various movie genres. Let's take a look at the genres for which most movies were made and released in South Korea.
From the chart above, the drama genre dominated the movie bucket by releasing 76 movies (28.8%). Animation and action genres followed with 48 movies and 38 movies respectively. Comedy, fear, and thriller genres held steady at 4.9% with 13 movie releases. Melo/Romance took the space of 4.5% coverage with 12 movies. Other genres of movies released were Documentary (11 movies), Crime & Mystery (7 movies each), Performance (5 movies), Sci-Fi (5 movies), musical (4 movies), Adventure & Fantasy (3 movies each), Family (2 movies), and Historical & War (1 movie each).
How will the movie genre distribution look in 2022 and beyond? Stay tuned to Direct Research Korea to find out!