Top 10 Mind-Blowing Psychological Thriller Korean Dramas

Discover the best psychological thrillers that will play with your mind with their suspenseful plots, complex characters, and shocking twists.

Korean dramas have become more famous over the past few years. People like these dramas for their interesting plots, simple characters, and beautiful cinematography.

One of the best features of Kdramas is their ability to go deep into complex human emotions. The characters are often well-developed, displaying a wide range of personalities and strengths.

This attention to detail creates a sense of connection and empathy with the audience, making every twist and turn in the plot more impactful. There are a lot of thriller dramas to watch.

Psychological Thriller Kdramas

Thriller dramas have different storylines and tropes like serial killers, mystery, action, crime, and more. One of the most exciting genres is psychological thrillers.

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These dramas offer a unique and exciting viewing experience that you won’t find anywhere else. They will play with your mind in all the twisting ways you never thought of.

So buckle up and get ready to dive into a world of suspense, intrigue, and psychological exploration as we explore the best psychological thriller dramas that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

1. Through The Darkness

The drama will tell the story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler as he struggles to look inside and read the hearts of serial killers during a time when the word “profiling” did not exist. It is based on the 2018 book of the same title.

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Cast –

  • Kim Nam Gil as Song Ha Young
  • Kim So Jin as Yoon Tae Goo
  • Jin Seon Kyu as Kook Young Soo
  • Ryeoun as Jung Woo Joo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki, MX Player

2. Strangers From Hell

Hangul: 타인은 지옥이다

Year: 2019

Jong Woo goes to Seoul from the country when his friend Jae Ho gives him a job offer. He finds a cheap hotel while looking for a place to live. He makes the decision to stay there for six months. But strange things start to happen with him.

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Main Cast (Characters):

  • Im Shi Wan as Yoon Jong Woo
  • Lee Dong Wook as Seo Moon Jo
  • Lee Jung Eun as Eom Bok Soon
  • Ahn Eun Jin as Seo Jung Hwa

No. Of Episodes :10 (60 min. each)

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3. Save Me

Sang Mi’s family move to Mujigun. There she meets four young men. Later, she and her family are approached by the Spiritual Father of Goosunwon who offers to help them. However, they get caught into the pseudo-religious cult and the four young men try to save her.

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Cast –

  • Seo Yea Ji as Im Sang Mi
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Han Sang Hwan
  • Woo Do Hwan as Seok Dong Chul
  • Jo Sung Ha as Baek Jung Ki

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

4. Mouse

Ba Reum is a police officer whose life changes when he encounters a psychopathic killer. This drives him and his partner to unveil the truth behind psychopathic behaviours. A drama that asks the question, “What if we could identify psychopaths in advance?”

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Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Jung Ba Reum
  • Lee Hee Joon as Ko Moo Chi
  • Park Joo Hyun as Oh Bong Yi
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Choi Hong Joo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

5. Beyond Evil

The story of two fearless lawmen, Lee Dong Shik and Han Joo Won, who break the law to catch a serial killer. In the course of uncovering the culprit’s identity, they question the innocence of everyone involved in the case including themselves.

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Cast –

  • Shin Ha Kyun as Lee Dong Shik
  • Yeo Jin Goo as Han Joo Won
  • Choi Dae Hoon as Park Jung Je
  • Choi Sung Eun as Yoo Jae Yi

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, Prime Video

6. Gap Dong

Based on a real incident, detective Moo Yeom works hard to find the identity of a serial killer whose actions match those of the mysterious “Gap-Dong,” whose killing spree 17 years ago led to false accusations against Moo Yeom’s father.

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Cast –

  • Yoon Sang Hyun as Ha Moo Yeom
  • Lee Joon as Ryu Tae Oh
  • Kim Min Jung as Oh Maria
  • Kim Ji Won as Ma Ji Wool

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

7. Hello Monster

Profiler Lee Hyun, returns to Korea. Unbeknownst to him, one of his team members, Detective Ji Ahn, has been investigating him. Something triggers a memory he thought he’d lost forever. They work on solving cases.

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Cast –

  • Seo In Guk as Lee Hyun
  • Jang Na Ra as Cha Ji Ahn
  • Park Bo Gum as Jung Sun Ho
  • Choi Won Young as Lee Jun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

8. Flower Of Evil

Baek Hee Sung is a craftsman living with his wife, Cha Ji Won & daughter. But he hides some dark secrets that even his wife is unaware of. His wife is a homicide detective who investigates a case of a psychopath who is quite close to her.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Baek Hee Sung
  • Moon Chae Won as Cha Ji Won
  • Jang Hee Jin as Do Hae Soo
  • Seo Hyun Woo as Kim Moo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, MX Player

9. Liar Game

Da Jung is invited to join the reality show Liar Game, a psychological survival game wherein participants trick each other and the one who succeeds wins the prize. She asks genius ex-con swindler and former psychology professor Woo Jin to help her win the game.

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Cast –

  • Lee Sang Yoon as Cha Woo Jin
  • Kim So Eun as Nam Da Jung
  • Shin Sung Rok as Kang Do Yeong
  • Cha Soo Yeon as Lee Yoon Joo

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

10. Voice

Detective Moo Jin Hyuk after his wife’s death, works with professional voice profiler Kwon Joo, whose father is killed, to solve a different crime, chasing for the serial killer who is responsible for the deaths of their family members.

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Cast –

  • Jang Hyuk as Moo Jin Hyeok
  • Lee Ha Na as Kang Kwon Joo
  • Baek Sung Hyun as Shim Dae Shik
  • Son Eun Seo as Park Eun Soo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, Prime Video

Wrapping Up

So, these were some of the recommended psychological thriller dramas you need to watch right now. These Kdramas will make you think more about the characters and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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1. Which are the best psychological Kdramas?

Some of the best psychological thriller Korean dramas include Strangers From Hell, Mouse, Voice, Flower Of Evil, etc.

2. What is the Korean drama about psychopaths?

Mouse is Korean drama about a psychopath who goes on killing innocent people. This dramas has a plot twist that you won’t think of.

3. Where can I watch psychological thriller Kdramas?

You can watch the thriller dramas on streaming apps and websites like Viki, Netflix, Viu, Prime Video, and more.

Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

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