Movies are a possibility to gain access to other cultures, their lifestyles, mindsets and behaviors. They are not only reflecting societal and cultural states of being but are also a way to express prevalent dreams and wishes. In the Western world mainly Hollywood movies are popular, whereas in Asia also South Korean movies and dramas are of particular popularity. In Academic literature the collectivistic South Korean culture is confronted with the individualistic culture of the USA. However during the last decades South Korea has developed not only economically and technologically, but also in terms of culture, whereby individualistic values have found their way into South Korean culture. The main thesis question is: How are Collectivism / Individualism and Gender Roles reflected in interpersonal relationships (e.g. love, family, friends, colleagues) in South Korean and US American movies?The theoretical approach is Ilja Srubar?s pragmatistic ?Lebenswelttheorie?. Hence the film analytical focus is laid on behaviors in interpersonal relationships, which are analyzed in terms of Collectivism / Individualism and Gender Roles through a detailed sequence analysis. Furthermore the observed cultural features and interpersonal relationships as well as their alterations are compared with social reality of the two countries. The empirical data is made up of the three most popular South Korean and US American movies from 2009 and 2010.