Over the years, BTS‘s members have shared a number of their favorite movies, K-Dramas, animes, and more, along with what they’re currently watching. Here are 10 of Jungkook‘s picks!
1. Twenty Five Twenty One
In an Instagram story, Jungkook shared a clip of himself watching a scene from Twenty Five Twenty One, a 2022 K-Drama on Netflix.
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[Jungkook is watching Twenty Five Twenty One on Netflix] pic.twitter.com/YccHakmiw4
— Sel⁷ (@BTStranslation_) March 15, 2022
Twenty Five Twenty One is a melodrama that follows an ambitious 18-year-old fencer and a 22-year-old man in need of a second chance. At ages 25 and 21, they fall in love.
2. Paik’s Spirit
In quarantine, Jungkook shared an Instagram story captioned, “drinking alone.” The video clip in it was from Netflix‘s Paik’s Spirit, a show featuring celebrity guests, delicious food, and drinks.
Hosted by Chef Baek Jong Won, who once guested on Run BTS!, this show is the equivalent of comfort food. It’s the perfect show to watch while relaxing at home.
3. Spirited Away
As a child, Jungkook dreamed of becoming Haku, the shape-shifting dragon from the anime fantasy film Spirited Away.
Spirited Away follows Chihiro, an adventurous little girl who finds herself in a magical bathhouse for spirits after her parents are turned into pigs. Haku is a double agent who serves the bathhouse’s villainous matron while secretly helping Chihiro.
If you love sports and anime, this show might be for you. Free! follows high school student Haruka Nanase, a gifted swimmer, and the members of his school’s swim team as they train for competitions and face off against rival swimmers.
5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Jungkook and V have both recommended this modern classic about a high school girl who stumbles upon a mysterious object that allows her to leap back in time over and over again.
during the asmr moment, taehyung said a line from the animation movie "the girl who leapt through time" which is also a movie that jungkook recommended. pic.twitter.com/TFcpQmUJou
— 파뿌 ⁷🌙 (@koosmostae) June 15, 2020
Our heroine learns that changing the past comes with consequences, for better…and for worse. Get your tissues ready!
Jungkook and Jin have both recommended Parasyte, but unlike the other animes on this list, Parasyte is not for the faint of heart! This horror anime follows 17-year-old Shinichi Izumi, who is living a quiet life until aliens decide to stop by and sneak up humanity’s nose holes. Shinichi doesn’t get brain-snatched, but an alien does burrow into his arm (yuck), giving him the power to fight back against the alien invaders without losing control of his mind.
7. I Give My First Love to You
I Give My First Love to You is a 2009 Japanese film based on a manga. This bittersweet love story follows Takuma Kakinouchi, a boy who is expected to die before he turns twenty, and his childhood friend Mayu Taneda, who falls in love with him.
8. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
If you’re the type to ball your eyes out over beautiful friendship stories, you might want to skip this one…or not? Anohana follows a group of friends who drift apart after their friend Meiko “Menma” Honma dies. Five years later, they unite when Menma’s ghost suddenly shows up. Only one Menma’s friends, Jinta Yadomi, can see her.
9. Love 911
During his rookie days, Jungkook talked about the relationship between the main characters in Love 911, saying that he wants to experience a love like theirs.
I wish I’ll have an opportunity to love happily like that.
In particular, Jungkook loved the scene where the male lead picked up his true love and kissed her for all the world to see.
In the movie Love 911, there’s a kiss scene where the guy lifts the woman up. I want to try that before I die.
— Jungkook, Haru Hana Vol. 27 Interview
Love 911 is a 2012 romance film about a jaded firefighter and a career-driven doctor. Over the course of the film, these total opposites butt heads while gradually falling in love.
10. Your Name
While guesting on a variety show, Jungkook mentioned Your Name (also known as Kimi No Na Wa). In this 2016 anime movie, two teens who have never met suddenly begin to swap bodies with each other. Through notes, they develop a strong bond and try to meet.
At one point, the teens are unable to see each other, despite standing face to face, but when a bell chimes, they are able to sense each other’s presence.
While on the show, Jungkook referenced that moment.
"Q. the method to marry jungkook?"
"A. when you cross his mind a bell must ring." [head in hands]pic.twitter.com/bm5NOuRjRR
— koo admirer🫂 (@dreamjeons) November 15, 2021
Q: The method to marry Jungkook?
A: When you cross his mind, a bell must ring.
Jungkook: I wrote that thinking such a person could exist.