Top 16 Exciting Action-Thriller Korean Dramas on Netflix

If you are looking for some intense action dramas to watch on Netflix, here is the list top-notch dramas you can try.

Korean dramas are never left behind when it comes to action scenes. With all the genres like romance, action, and thriller packed into one drama, you’ll never be bored of them. There’s always something new.

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming platforms and has a huge library of Kdramas. It is also releasing its own dramas now. Even though you need to pay for the subscription, it is worth it.

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If you have a subscription and are looking for some exciting action dramas, here is a handpicked list of the best action Korean dramas that you can watch. They will keep you hooked till the end.

Some dramas are region-specific and may not be available in your country.

1. The Uncanny Counter

Hangul: 경이로운 소문

Year: 2020

The drama is about people possessing special abilities who hunt demons and are called Counters. They come to earth and work at a noodle restaurant to catch evil spirits who have come back to earth to find eternal life.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Cho Byeong Kyu as So Moon
  • Yoo Joon Sang as Go Mo Tak
  • Kim Se Jeong as Do Ha Na
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Chu Mae Ok

No. Of Episodes: 16 (70 min. each)

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2. Healer

Hangul: 힐러

Year: 2014

A long-forgotten event that hides dark truths brings together a well-known reporter, a less-known reporter, and a man with the code name “Healer.” The Healer starts to figure out how he and the two reporters know each other, which puts them all in danger.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Ji Chang Wook as Seo Jung Hoo
  • Park Min Young as Chae Young Shin
  • Yoo Ji Tae as Kim Moon Ho
  • Kim Mi Kyung as Jo Min Ja

No. Of Episodes: 20 (60 min. each)

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3. Taxi Driver

Hangul: 모범택시

Year: 2021

Do Gi is a taxi driver for a company that offers a service called “revenge call” to its customers. It is a secret group that takes care of people whom the law failed to protect. Do Gi and his coworkers will take revenge for customers who ask them to.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Je Hoon as Kim Do Gi
  • Esom as Kang Ha Na
  • Kim Eui Sung as Jang Sung Chul
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Ahn Go Eun

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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4. Sweet Home

Hangul: 스위트홈

Year: 2020

Cha Hyun Soo decides to leave his house. Strange things start to happen in his flat and all over Korea, which soon disrupts his quiet life. Hyun Soo and the other people who live there try to stay alive as people start to change into monsters.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Song Kang as Cha Hyun Soo
  • Lee Jin Wook as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Lee Shi Young as Seo Yi Kyung
  • Lee Do Hyun as Lee Eun Hyuk

No. Of Episodes: 10 (52 min. each)

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5. The Fiery Priest

Hangul: 열혈사제

Year: 2019

Hae Il, a senior Catholic priest, known for his fiery temper and unorthodox methods teams up with detective Dae Young and prosecutor Kyung Sun to solve the murder of a senior Catholic priest. They also go against the officials to stop the corruption.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Nam Gil as Kim Hae Il
  • Kim Sung Kyun as Koo Dae Young
  • Lee Ha Nee as Park Kyung Sun
  • Ko Jun as Hwang Cheol Bum

No. Of Episodes: 40 (35 min. each)

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6. Bloodhounds

Hangul: 사냥개들

Year: 2023

The story revolves around three young people who are deeply in debt. To pay their expenses, they decide to work for a well-known person in the lending sector. However, they quickly become connected with a deadly gang of criminals.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Woo Do Hwan as Kim Geon Woo
  • Lee Sang Yi as Hong Woo Jin
  • Kim Sae Ron as Cha Hyeon Joo
  • Park Sung Woong as Kim Myung Gil

No. Of Episodes: 8 (60 min. each)

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7. Song Of The Bandits

Set in the 1920s, when Japan was occupying Joseon, people were kicked out and sent to Japan. Those who went to Gando, a dangerous place where everyone has their own story, come together as one to protect Korea.

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Cast –

  • Kim Nam Gil as Lee Yoon
  • Seo Hyun as Nam Hee Shin
  • Yoo Jae Myung as Choi Choong Soo
  • Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Kwang Il

No. Of Episodes – 9

Watch On – Netflix

8. Bad and Crazy

Hangul: 배드 앤 크레이지

Year: 2021

Soo Yeol has spent his whole life as a materialistic police detective. When he meets ‘K,’ a hero of this generation who fights injustice with a fist and doesn’t ask questions, he changes into a champion for justice and fights against police corruption.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Dong Wook as Soo Yeil
  • Han Ji Eun as Hee Gyeom
  • Wi Ha Joon as ‘K’
  • Cha Hak Yeon as Oh Kyung Tae

No. Of Episodes: 12 (70 min. each)

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9. D.P.

Hangul: 디피

Year: 2021

The story of a team of Korean military cops whose job is to catch deserters. Corporal Ho Yul and Private Joon Ho work together to find the deserters. The drama shows how hard life was for each enlistee during his mandatory call to war.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Jung Hae In as Ahn Joon Ho
  • Koo Kyo Hwan as Han Ho Yul
  • Kim Sung Kyun as Park Bum Goo
  • Son Seok Koo as Im Ji Sup

No. Of Episodes: 6 (50 min. each)

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10. Happiness

Hangul: 해피니스

Year: 2021

In the near future, a new apartment building has been built. The people who live there come from different places, but a new disease spreads quickly. It shows the psychological battle and the way that people from different classes treat each other.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Han Hyo Joo as Yoon Sae Bom
  • Park Hyung Sik as Jung Yi Hyun
  • Jo Woo Jin as Han Tae Seok
  • Park Joo Hee as Ji Soo

No. Of Episodes: 12 (65 min. each)

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11. All Of Us Are Dead

Hangul: 지금 우리 학교는

Year: 2022

A group of high school students get caught with an extreme crisis situation when they become trapped in their school, while a zombie virus spreads like a wildfire. They must fight their way out or turn into one of the rabid infected.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Yoon Chan Young as Cheong San
  • Park Ji Hoo as Ohn Jo
  • Cho Yi Hyun as Nam Ra
  • Park Solomon as Su Hyuk

No. Of Episodes: 12 (60 min. each)

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12. Vagabond

Hangul: 배가본드

Year: 2019

The stuntman Cha Dal Gun’s nephew dies in a plane crash. He learns that the plane crash was caused by a huge government scandal, and he and a NIS agent named Go Hae Ri set out to find out the truth and bring those responsible to justice.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Seung Gi as Cha Dal Gun
  • Bae Suzy as Go Hae Ri
  • Shin Sung Rok as Gi Tae Ung
  • Moon Jung Hee as Jessica Lee

No. Of Episodes: 16 (70 min. each)

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13. The Good Detective

The drama is about two detectives, Oh Ji Hyuk and Han Yeo Jin, who work together to solve a series of murders that don’t seem to be connected. As they get closer to finding the truth, they find out about a dark conspiracy that could ruin their lives.

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Cast –

  • Son Hyun Joo as Kang Do Chang
  • Jang Seung Jo as Oh Ji Hyuk
  • Lee Elijah as Jin Seo Kyung
  • Oh Jung Se as Oh Jong Tae

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

14. Money Heist: Korea

The drama, a remake of the Spanish drama, follows the storyline and characters of the original series. The Professor plans to pull off a heist on Korean Peninsula. The operation involves desperados with different characteristics and abilities.

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Cast –

  • Yoo Ji Tae as The Professor
  • Kim Yoon Jin as Seon Woo Jin
  • Park Hae Soo as Berlin
  • Jeon Jong Seo as Tokyo

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix

15. The K2

Hangul: 더 케이투

Year: 2016

Je Ha is an ex-mercenary soldier who was wrongly blamed for killing his girlfriend. Yoo Jin, who is married to a man running for president, hires him as a bodyguard. An Na is the president’s secret daughter. They begin to develop feelings one another.

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Rating:

3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Ji Chang Wook as Kim Je Ha / K2
  • Im Yoon Ah as Go An Na
  • Song Yoon Ah as Choi Yoo Jin
  • Jo Sung Ha as Jang Se Joon

No. Of Episodes: 16 (60 min. each)

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16. Sisyphus: The Myth

The drama is about a genius engineer named Han Tae Sul who is trying to find out what happened to his older brother and a mysterious woman named Gang Seo Hae who goes back in time to help him save the world from an impending threat.

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Cast –

  • Cho Seung Woo as Han Tae Sul
  • Park Shin Hye as Kang Seo Hae
  • Kim Byung Chul as Seo Won Ju
  • Sung Dong Il as President Park

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

Wrapping Up

So these are some recommendations for action-filled dramas to give you an adrenaline rush. You’ll get to see fighting, chasing, and shooting in all of these shows.

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Hi! I'm Min Chae from South Korea. I love to watch Korean dramas in my free time and can talk about them for hours. My favorite actor is Gong Yoo :)

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