Top 14 Fake/Contract Marriage Korean Dramas To Watch

It is exciting to see a couple who don't know each other get married for benefits. Explore the best Kdramas of this trope.

Korean dramas are never boring. They always entertain us with their unique plots and extraordinary acting by the main actors. Most of the time, dramas are based on themes and issues that need to be addressed.

Different themes and genres include bullying, marriage, relationships, and more societal issues. Kdramas based on these issues help us learn the truth about our society and teach us valuable lessons.

Fake Marriage Kdramas

Korean dramas in which the main leads pretend to be married or are married on a contract basis fall under this trope. They shed light on the challenges faced by them due to their parents.

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It is a lot of fun to watch the interactions between them and how they start loving each other. Here are the best contract marriage dramas that you can watch. These dramas are a mix of romance and comedy.

1. Princess Hours

In an alternate version of Korea in the 21st century, an ordinary girl is picked to marry Crown Prince Lee Shin. The two have to figure out how to be royals and deal with the problems that come with their arranged marriage.

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Cast –

  • Yoon Eun Hye as Shin Chae Kyung
  • Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Shin
  • Song Ji Hyo as Min Hyo Rin
  • Kim Jeong Hoon as Lee Yul

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Viki

2. Business Proposal

Hangul: 사내 맞선

Year: 2012

The drama follows Ha Ri, who goes on a blind date by claiming to be her best friend. But she’s terrified to see Tae Mu, the CEO of the company she works at. And to make matters worse, he’s dead set on marrying her.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Se Jeong as Shin Ha Ri
  • Ahn Hyo Seop as Kang Tae Mu
  • Seol In Ah as Jin Young Seo
  • Kim Min Kyu as Cha Sung Hoon

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

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3. 100 Days My Prince

Hangul: 백일의 낭군님

Year: 2018

Crown prince Lee Yul falls off a cliff and nearly dies in an attempted assassination. He loses his memory and wanders for 100 days under a new name and personality. During this period, he meets Hong Shim, head of the first detective agency in Joseon.

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Rating:

3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Do Kyung Soo as Lee Yul
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Hong Shim
  • Kim Seon Ho as Jung Jae Yoon
  • Han So Hee as Kim So Hye

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

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Short Review: The drama deals with themes of love, sacrifice, and the struggles of power and politics. The chemistry between the main actors is good, and the plot is interesting. The drama got good reviews for its beautiful portrayal of the Joseon era. Overall, it’s a worth-watch for fans of the genre.

4. Full House

Hangul: 풀하우스

Year: 2004

Han Ji Eun’s best friends send her to Japan while they sell her house behind her back. On her trip, she meets the famous star Lee Young Jae. When she gets home, she finds that he has bought her house. They decide to live in the house together.

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Rating:

3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Rain as Lee Young Jae
  • Song Hye Kyo as Han Ji Eun
  • Kim Sung Soo as Yu Min Hyuk
  • Han Da Gam as Kang Hye Won

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

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5. Marriage, Not Dating

A wealthy plastic surgeon who doesn’t want to get married acts like he is engaged to a shopgirl who wants to get married. They start to feel real feelings for each other, but their families are against their romance.

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Cast –

  • Yeon Woo Jin as Gong Ki Tae
  • Han Groo as Joo Jang Mi
  • Jung Jin Woon as Han Yeo Reum
  • Han Sun Hwa as Kang Se Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki, WeTV

6. Love In Contract

The story of a helper service that provides wives to single people needing partners. The story portrays the contract marriage master Sang Eun as she gets involved with Ji Ho and Hae Jin who have signed a contract with the service.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Choi Sang Eun
  • Go Kyung Pyo as Jung Ji Ho
  • Kim Jae Young as Kang Hae Jin
  • Lee Joo Bin as Jung Ji Eun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

7. Something About 1 Percent

Jae In comes from a rich family and needs to get married to get his grandfather’s money. His grandfather picks Da Hyun, an elementary school teacher Jae In has never met. At first, he doesn’t want to go with the plan, but in the end, he does.

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Cast –

  • Ha Seok Jin as Lee Jae In
  • Jeon So Min as Kim Da Hyeon
  • Im Do Yoon as Jung Hyeon Jin
  • Lee Hae In as Lee Soo Jung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki, MX Player

8. Her Private Life

Deok Mi works as a curator at an art gallery. She is a huge fan of idol and secretly runs a fan website about him. She hides this from everyone. At least until Ryan Gold, the art gallery’s new director, enters into her life. When he uncovers Deok Mi’s secret, everything changes.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Sung Deok Mi
  • Kim Jae Wook as Ryan Gold
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Nam Eun Gi
  • Jung Jae Won as Cha Shi Ahn

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

9. Because This Is My First Life

Nam Se Hee, an IT employee and socially awkward marries Yoon Ji Ho, a homeless writer by signing a contract of two years. Both agree to the terms and conditions of being just landlord and tenant. They plan to share the flat without any feelings involved.

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Cast –

  • Jung So Min as Yoon Ji Ho
  • Lee Min Ki as Nam Se Hee
  • Esom as Woo Soo Ji
  • Park Byung Eun as Ma Sang Goo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

10. Fated To Love You

Mi Young is an office clerk who can’t say no to anyone. While on vacation, she accidentally spends one night with Lee Gun, the successor of a big company. She then finds herself pregnant. Now, they must deal with the consequences.

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Cast –

  • Jang Hyuk as Lee Gun
  • Jang Na Ra as Kim Mi Young
  • Choi Jin Hyuk as Daniel Pitt
  • Wang Ji Won as Kang Se Ra

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

11. Bride Of The Century

A poor girl has to pretend to be a rich princess who ran away right before her wedding to a Chaebol heir. The two fall in love, but they also have to deal with the curse that has been following the Chaebol family for generations.

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Cast –

  • Yang Jin Sung as Na Doo Rim
  • Lee Hong Ki as Choi Kang Joo
  • Sung Hyuk as Jang Yi Hyun
  • Lee Hee Won as Lee Roo Mi

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki, MX Player

12. Marriage Contract

A single mother with a terminal illness marries a wealthy businessman under contract to provide for her daughter’s future. The businessman’s ex-girlfriend and the mother’s illness threaten their happiness as the two fall in love.

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Cast –

  • Lee Seo Jin as Han Ji Hoon
  • Uee as Kang Hye Soo
  • Shin Rin Ah as Cha Eun Sung
  • Kim Yong Gun as Han Sung Gook

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

13. The King 2 Hearts

A South Korean crown prince is forced to take part in a joint military drill with North Korea. He falls in love with a North Korean special forces soldier, and the two of them must put aside their political differences to be together.

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Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Lee Jae Ha
  • Ha Ji Won as Kim Hang Ah
  • Jo Jung Suk as Eun Shi Kyung
  • Yoon Je Moon as John Mayer

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Kocowa, Viki

14. Crazy Love

The crazy romance drama is about a man who pretends to have amnesia when he is told he will be murdered and a woman who pretends to be his fiancée when she is told she doesn’t have much time to live.

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Cast –

  • Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin
  • Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah
  • Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young
  • Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Disney+

Wrapping Up

So these were some recommended Korean dramas about fake or contract marriages between the leads. They are filled with heartwarming moments and emotional scenes that will keep you engaged.

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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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