Top 15 Most Exciting Thriller Korean Dramas On Netflix

Tired of looking for the best dramas on Netflix that will keep you thrilled? Here is the handpicked list you want.

Korean dramas are being watched by people all over the world. They have a wide range of audiences who stream them regularly. This is all due to the increased exposure of dramas through different streaming platforms.

OTT platforms like Netflix, Viki, Prime Video, and Viu, distribute these Kdramas and allow to stream them for a small subscription fee. There are also some free apps to stream Kdramas.

Kdramas have various genres ranging from romance to thriller. If you’re interested in a particular type of series, you can watch Korean dramas as they have all the elements that you need.

Thriller Kdramas On Netflix

Netflix has one of the largest libraries of Korean dramas that are also subbed and dubbed in various regional languages. You can watch dramas of high quality on Netflix.

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If you have a Netflix subscription and are looking for some of the best thriller dramas to watch, here is the handpicked list. These dramas are packed with suspense, plot twists, and chilling background music.

1. 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.

Read Flower Of Evil Review

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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

2. Extracurricular

Hangul: 인간수업

Year: 2020

This drama is about three high school students named Ji Soo, who is a model student, his friend and classmate Gyu Ri, and the school bully Min Hee, who start committing crimes to make money and pay for college. As a result, they face unpredictable dangers.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Dong Hee as Oh Ji Soo
  • Park Joo Hyun as Bae Gyu Ri
  • Jung Da Bin as Seo Min Hee
  • Nam Yoon Su as Kwak Ki Tae

No. Of Episodes: 10 (55 min. each)

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3. 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

4. My Name

Hangul: 마이 네임

Year: 2021

Yoon Ji Woo, who is part of a drug ring, joins the police to find out what happened to her father. She does this by becoming a mole for the drug group. She works in the police department’s unit that looks into drug crimes.

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Rating:

3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Han So Hee as Yoon Ji Woo
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Jeon Pil Do
  • Park Hee Soon as Choi Moo Jin
  • Kim Sang Ho as Cha Gi Ho

No. Of Episodes: 8 (50 min. each)

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5. Hellbound

People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them. The drama is about supernatural angels emerging out of nowhere to sentence individuals to hell.

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Cast –

  • Yoo Ah In as Jung Jin Soo
  • Park Jung Min as Bae Young Jae
  • Kim Hyun Joo as Min Hye Jin
  • Won Jin Ah as Song So Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 6

Watch On – Netflix

6. 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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7. 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

8. Signal

Park Hae Young witnesses the kidnapping of a girl 15 years ago. Currently, Hae Yeong is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that connects him with Detective Lee Jae Han who is in the past. Together, they solve a series of murders.

Read Signal Review

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Cast –

  • Lee Je Hoon as Park Hae Yeong
  • Kim Hye Soo as Cha Soo Hyun
  • Jo Jin Woong as Lee Jae Han
  • Kim Won Hae as Kim Gye Cheol

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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

13. The Guest

Yoon Hwa Pyung is a psychic born to a shaman family. Choi Yoon is a catholic priest known for exorcisms & Kang Kil Young is a detective. They meet each other and try to fight against crimes caused by mysterious powers.

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Cast –

  • Kim Dong Wook as Yoon Hwa Pyung
  • Kim Jae Wook as Choi Yoon/Matthew
  • Jung Eun Chae as Kang Gil Young
  • Lee Won Jong as Yook Gwang

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

14. 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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15. 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

Wrapping Up

So, these were the recommended thriller Kdramas that you can watch on the Netflix platform. These dramas will definitely blow your mind with their dark theme and suspenseful storyline.

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FAQs

1. What is the best Kdrama thriller?

The best thriller Korean dramas are Signal, Mouse, Beyond Evil, The Devil Judge, Defendant, Happiness, and Through The Darkness.

2. What is the best crime thriller Kdrama?

Korean dramas with crime and thriller include The K2, Flower Of Evil, Player, Voice, Extracurricular, etc.

3. Why Korean dramas are popular on Netflix?

Kdramas have always been popular due to their good actors, unique plots, emotional connection, and worldwide release on Netflix.

Hi! I'm Lily Park from USA. I started watching dramas as a hobby & now I'm addicted to them. Just can't stop watching them. My favorite drama is Business Proposal.

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