The name Choi Gwi-hwa is probably too familiar to those who love Korean dramas and movies. Because his face is often made up for many other famous dramas that are also broadcast in Vietnam. One of them is Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014) and Vampire Detective (2016).

Meanwhile, his film career started in 1999 with a short film called My Stars (2009). After that, he participated in many other famous films. You can find some of the best movies in the article below.

The Roundup

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  • Release year 2021
  • Genre Action , Crime
  • Produced by BA Entertainment , Big Punch Pictures , Hong Film
  • Director Kang Yoon Sung, Lee Sang Yong
  • Cast Ma Dong Seok Son Seok Koo Choi Gwi Hwa

The Roundup is the second film of the movie The Outlaws released in 2017. This film features two of Korea’s top actors, Ma Dong-seok and Son Seok-gu, in the main cast. Choi Gwi-hwa in this film is also ranked among the main actors. He has assumed the role of Chairman Jeon.

Meanwhile, the story in The Roundup continues the journey of Ma Seok-do (Ma Dongseok), who must bring Jang Chen gang leader Kang Hae-sang (Son Seok-gu) back to Korea.

Hae-sang escapes to Vietnam and works there. He killed the son of a Korean business tycoon. Seok-do and his team are tasked with bringing Hae-sang to account for his actions.

Boogie Nights

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  • Release year: 2022
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Fantasy
  • Manufacturing: –
  • Directed by: Kang Kyung Yeop
  • Actors: Choi Gwi Hwa, Lee Shi Won, Park Hwan Hee, Kim Hee Jung, Jang Hye Won, Baek Joo Hee

This film tells the story of a world that will experience destruction due to North Korea’s nuclear bomb. Korean society panicked and lost hope.

Yoo Bin (Choi Gwi-hwa), an office worker, feels the same way. Despite being overwhelmed by fear, he decided to seek entertainment and fun at the end of the day. He didn’t want to spend his last days sadly. So he went from one disco to another until he finally met 5 women, each with their own stories.

The encounters and stories of these women opened Yoo Bin’s heart and eyes to the true meaning of life. He also felt that something was wrong with him.

Long Live The King: Mokpo Hero

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  • Release year: 2019
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Crime
  • Produce: BA Entertainment
  • Directed by: Kang Yoon Sung
  • Starring: Kim Rae Won, Won Jin Ah, Jin Seon Kyu, Choi Gwi Hwa

The film tells the story of a man named Jang Se-chool (Kim Rae-won), a thug and a fearsome gang leader. He was tasked with suppressing community protests against the relocation of traditional markets.

On one occasion, Se-chool meets a beautiful lawyer named Kwon So-hyun (Won Jin-ah), who sided with the marketers.

Se-chool seems to be blown away by the girl’s personality. He began to doubt his attitude until eventually realizing that he was on the wrong side. As Se-chool returns to the defense of market society, he is confronted by a powerful but notoriously corrupt politician, Choi Man-soo (Choi Gwi-hwa).

Man-soo convinces Se-chool to stop his actions to build the smooth amusement park he is starting. However, Se-chool is not easily subdued.

The Discloser

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  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Horror
  • Produce: Min Pictures
  • Directed by: Hong Ki-Seon
  • Starring: Kim Sang-Kyung, Kim Ok-Bin, Choi Moo-Sung, Choi Gwi-Hwa

The film is director Hong Ki-seon’s fourth work about lieutenant colonel Park Dae Ik, who has an important position in the army logistics unit. He is a man with big dreams to succeed.

One day, a pilot asked him to provide spare parts for a fighter jet for repair. However, Dae Ik ignored his request.

A few days later, the plane crashed and the pilot fell into a coma. Military authorities covered up the incident and controlled the collision leaving the pilot unconscious.

In this film, Choi Gwi-hwa stands in the ranks of supporting actors. He played the role of Nam Seon-ho.

The Net

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  • Release year: 2016
  • Genre: Military, Friendship, Life, Drama, Family
  • Producer: Kim Ki Duk Films
  • Directed by: Kim Ki Duk
  • Starring: Ryu Seung Beom, Lee Won Keun, Choi Gwi Hwa, Kim Young Min

The story in the film is about a fisherman from North Korea. He accidentally damaged his ship so that it drifted into Korea.

The fisherman had a bad experience when he was arrested by the Korean police led by Chairman Lee (Cho Gwi-hwa). Fortunately, he was able to return home in time.

However, before leaving Korea, he found this country very developed but with unexpected dark sides. He realized that great economic growth did not always bring happiness to society.

Although he was able to return to North Korea, he had to undergo a more or less brutal test like in South Korea. He felt very sad because he was stuck in two different ideological countries.

The Outlaws

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  • Release year 2017
  • Genres Action , Crime , Horror
  • Produced by BA Entertainment , Hong Film
  • Director Kang Yoon Sung
  • Cast Ma Dong Seok Yoon Kye Sang

This movie was the first before the sequel to The Roundup was released. The story in The Outlaws depicts Korea in the 90s. In that year, the Chinese community in Korea formed a Chinatown that was once the domain of the gangsters. The gangsters compete for power with each other.

Meanwhile, Jang Chen’s group appears, led by a ruthless man (Yoon Kye-sang). He appeared and created a new axis in Chinatown.

The actions of Jang Chen’s group are notoriously brutal. They do not hesitate to torture and kill victims when collecting debts. A major outbreak of conflict in the region was when Jang Chen persecuted members of Dok-sa.

When the situation is chaotic, a scared detective in the area is assigned to resolve the conflict. A detective named Ma Seok-do and his team must overcome a dispute between gangs.

Choi Gwi-hwa appeared in this movie as one of the supporting actors named Chairman Jeong, one of the central police.

Train To Busan

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  • Release year 2016
  • Genre Action , Horror , Horror
  • Produce Next Entertainment World , RedPeter Film
  • Director Yeon Sang Ho
  • Cast Gong Yoo Jung Yu Mi Ma Dong Seok Kim Soo An Kim Eui Sung Choi Woo Shik Ahn So Hee

The story of this film tells the story of a zombie outbreak that infects Korean society. The story revolves around the character Seok-woo (Gong Yoo), the chief financial officer of a company. Seok-woo and his daughter take the train to Busan. The princess asked to meet her mother in the city. However, the train seems to have been infected with a zombie virus carried by a female passenger. Immediately, he spread his virus causing other passengers to become like him.

Seok-woo and his daughter’s journey turns into horror and emotion. In this movie, Choi Gwi-hwa has a small role as a tramp.

The story of this film tells the story of a zombie outbreak that infects Korean society. The story revolves around the character Seok-woo (Gong Yoo), the chief financial officer of a company. Seok-woo and his daughter take the train to Busan. The princess asked to meet her mother in the city.

However, the train seems to have been infected with a zombie virus carried by a female passenger. Immediately, he spread his virus causing other passengers to become like him.

Seok-woo and his daughter’s journey turns into horror and emotion. In this movie, Choi Gwi-hwa has a small role as a tramp.

Seondal: The Man Who Sells The River

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  • Release year: 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, History, Comedy, Crime
  • Production: M Pictures, SNK Pictures
  • Directed by: Park Dae Min
  • Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Jo Jae Hyun, Ko Chang Seok, Ra Mi Ran, Xiumin

Based on a classic novel with a satirical comedy genre, Park Dae-min chose Yoo Seung-ho as the main character in this drama.

He plays the role of Kim Seon-dal, a man who is said to have sold the Daedong River. Seon-dal is a clever con man. He works with Bo-won (Go Chang-seok), Yoon (Ra Mi-ran) and Gyeon (Xiumin)

One day, the group of scammers plan to steal cigarettes, the most expensive commodity. They must first take down Seong Dae-ryeong (Jo Jae-hyun), a man known for being strong. Many things happened in Seon-dal’s actions this time.

In this movie, there is a con man who uses the identity of a noble woman. The scammer wears women’s clothes in action played by Choi Gwi-hwa.

The Wailing

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  • Release year 2016
  • Genre Horror , Mystery , Horror
  • Production Fox International Production Korea , Side Mirror
  • Director Na Hong Jin
  • Cast Kwak Do Won Hwang Jung Min Kunimura Jun Chun Woo Hee Kim Hwan Hee

Central to the film’s story is Jong-goo (Kwak Do-won), a policeman who is investigating a mysterious death in a remote village. It is said that in this seemingly peaceful village, many people died in horror. Poisonous mushrooms growing wild in the forest are thought to be the cause.

Jong-goo hears about it and he suspects an old Japanese man is the mastermind behind the mysterious deaths of the villagers.

Jong-goo’s investigation leads to a man whose comment confuses Jong-goo. Unfortunately, Jong-goo’s stepdaughter dies with the same symptoms as the rest of the village.

The deaths in the village are very mysterious and related to absurd exorcism rituals. Well, in this movie, Choi Gwi-hwa plays Byeong-gyu.

Seoul Searching

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  • Release year: 2016
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Production: Bowery Hills Entertainment, Mondo Paradiso Films
  • Directed by: Benson Lee
  • Actors: Justin Chon, Jessika Van, Teo Yoo, Esteban Ahn, Rosalina Leigh, Kang Byul

Taking a true story from the 80s, this movie depicts a summer camp specially created by the Korean government for teenagers of foreign origin. In the camp, the children can spend the summer in a fun way to better understand Korean culture.

The purpose of the summer camp sounds lofty, but the participants are not. They went on a rampage to get the show canceled for the next few years.

They confuse the committee and the teaching advisors, including Teacher Chae (Choi Gwi-hwa), one of the teachers assigned to teach at the program.

So those are 10 movies where Choi Gwi-hwa has starred. This actor is known as one of the best supporting actors. He portrays an active role for each character he brings to life.

In addition to the films above, you can also see his appearances in Korean dramas and TV shows. He is said to have hosted the show Black: I saw Devil, and starred in the show On and Off and many other shows.

 

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