10 Action Korean Dramas That You Should Watch!

10 Action Korean Dramas That You Should Watch!
10 Action Korean Dramas That You Should Watch!

Korean drama is offering not only romantic drama. There are also action series that we can enjoy. So here are the 10 Action Korean Dramas! that you can watch in your free time.

10 Action Korean Dramas That You Should Watch!


Genre: Action, Crime, and Drama

Released: February 20, 2021

Casts: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, Taecyeon, Kwang Dong-Yeon

10 Action Korean Dramas: Vicenzo, a young, intelligent man, advises a mafia gang in Milan. When the war among the gangsters breaks out, Vicenzo decides to go back to South Korea. Vicenzo takes his chance to join a firm as a lawyer. However, Vicenzo’s past world still clings within himself and influences the way he makes a decision. Vicenzo is a lawyer that willing to do anything to achieve what he wants. 

Itaewon Class

Genre: Action, Family, and Drama

Released: January 31, 2020

Casts: Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-mi, Kim Dong-hee, Ryo Kyung-soo, Lee Joo-young

10 Action Korean Dramas: Sae Ro Yi could not tolerate any bullying and unjust act before him. Sae Ro punches Geun Won for that act, while Sae Ro doesn’t seem aware that Geun is the son of the CEO’s company where Sae Ro’s father works.

Sae Ro’s father is fired from his job, and Sae Ro gets expelled from that school because Sae Ro and his father refuse to apologize. Sae Ro and his father then open their small business. One day, an accident happens and causing the death of Sae Ro’s father. Sae Ro finds out that Geun Won is related to the death of his father. 


Genre: Action, Crime, and Drama

Released: April 29, 2020

Casts: Kim dong-he, Park Ju-Hyun, Jung Da-bin, Nam Yoon-Su

10 Action Korean Dramas: Ji Soon is a student with a high grade and intelligence, but he has his dark life as a leader of a pimp to afford his utilities and needs. Nobody from the school knows what he does to make money until he upgraded this business to the next level and make more money. 

Two Weeks

Genre: Action, Thriller

Released: August 7, 2013

Cast: Lee Joon-gi, Kim So-Yeon, Ryu Soo-young, Park Ha-sun

10 Action Korean Dramas: Tae-san is a member of a gangster that relies on his fist to survive. On the other hand, Tae-san has a relationship with Seo In-Hye, a girl who sees loneliness and wounded soul within Tae-san. Tae-san and Seo In-hye are going to be parents; Seo In is pregnant. On the other hand, Tae-san gets ordered by his boss to sacrifice himself as a substitute in jail. 


Genre: Action, Mystery, and Crime

Released: September 20, 2019

Casts: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok, Baek Yoon-sik, Moon Sung-geun

10 Action Korean Dramas: Cha Dal-gun doesn’t believe that the plane crashing, which kills his nephew, is an accident. Dal-gun notices some odd things, which drive him to the conclusion that the crash is a set-up.

Dal-gun determines to uncover the truth and demand justice. But, unfortunately, Dal-gun’s decision drags him to a bigger problem and bigger enemies. Dal-gun is standing against the corruptors from the elite mobs. 

City Hunter

Genre: Action, Thriller, Romance

Released: May 25, 2011

Casts: Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk

10 Action Korean Dramas: Lee Jin Pyo finds his friend, Park Moo-Yul, is killed by the country’s elite force. Lee Jin Pyo finally knows that corrupt politicians rule the elite force, so Lee Jin Pyo plans to avenge his friend. Jin Pyo begins his plan by training Park Moo-Yul’s son, Lee Yon-Sung, in combat techniques and martial arts. The training has finished, and they two are ready to take revenge.

Life on Mars

Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Released: June 9, 2018

Casts: Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung, Oh Dae-hwa

10 Action Korean Dramas: This drama is a remake of an English TV series with the same title. Korean Drama Life on Mars tells the story of a Han Tae Joo, an intelligent detective that always sticks to the rule. However, Han Tae Joo is confused when he finds himself wakes up and remembers nothing.

It becomes more surprising when Han Tae Joo realizes that he is not in the right place. Han Tae Joo is in 1988, while Han Tae Joo lived in 2018. Then he meets another detective to join the team and finds out what is happening.

Sisyphus: The Myth

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, and Thriller

Released: February 17, 2021

Casts: Cho Seung-woo, Park Shin-hye, Jung Hyeon-jun

10 Action Korean Dramas: Sisyphus the Myth tells about a genius engineer named Han Tae Sul who has created a time machine. Tae Sul develops his invention to uncover the cause of his brother’s death. Tae Sul is surprised when somebody meets him and tells him that she is from the future. She travels back through time to stop Tae Sul from making a dangerous machine. 

The K2

Genre: Action, Drama, and Romance

Released: September 23, 2016

Casts: Ji Chang-Wook, Lim Yoon-a, Song Yoon-a, Cho Seong-ha

10 Action Korean Dramas: Kim Jee Ha is an ex-military force who works as a protector for Yoo Jin, an owner of a big company JSS. Yoo Jin asks Jee-Ha to protect An-na, who is the daughter of Yoo Jin. On the other hand, An-na is an introvert who doesn’t feel comfortable with certain people’s presence. Nevertheless, Jee-Ha insists on staying and protect An-na because it is his job.

Some days have passed, An-na doesn’t feel that Jee-ha is bothering her anymore. An-na even talks and shares some stories with Jee-Ha. Both of them are aware that love is blooming between them. One day, An-na tells her Jee-Ha that she wants him to help her fight Yoo Jin.


Genre: Action and Mystery

Released: December 8, 2014

Casts: Park Si-jin, Go Woo-rin, Choi Jung-hu

10 Action Korean Dramas: Seo Jung Hoo is a secret courier that runs special missions. Seo Jung Hoo uses the code name ‘Healer’ when doing his mission. The Healer works with a hacker to get elite clients.

One day, a client asks her to do a secret mission to steal a DNA sample of a woman named Chae Young Shin. This mission drives Healer to get involved deeper to investigate the terrible past of Chae Young Sin.


Finally, the most suspense drama from these 10 Action Korean Dramas that we have reviewed is Vagabond. So many dangerous actions include jumping from a high building, car chasing, and gun shooting.

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