Korean dramas are popular for their romance. But there’s another side to them that has a separate fanbase. If you don’t know, let me tell you that thriller dramas are also good. They are filled with mystery and plot twists. Here are some excellent psychological thrillers that you shouldn’t miss.
1. Strangers From Hell
Jong Woo goes to Seoul and stays in a creepy apartment building. He has terrible neighbors who make his life a living hell. Im Si Wan plays Jong Woo, and Lee Dong Wook is the creepy doctor next door.
2. Less than Evil
Detective Woo Tae seok catches criminals in unusual ways. Together with lawyer Eun Sun Jae, he solves tough cases. Woo Tae Seok is portrayed by Shin Ha Kyun, while Eun Sun Jae is portrayed by Lee Seol.
3. Beyond Evil
Detectives Han Joo won and Lee Dong sik hunt for a cunning serial killer. Their search uncovers unsettling secrets in their small town. Yeo Jin goo takes on the role of Han Joo won, and Shin Ha kyun plays Lee Dong sik.
4. The Silent Sea
In a future where Earth lacks water, a team goes to the Moon for answers. They face life threatening challenges and uncover mysteries. Gong Yoo leads the team, and Bae Doona stars as the astronaut.
5. Sweet Home
After moving into a strange apartment, Cha Hyun Soo finds that the other people there have turned into monsters. He fights to stay alive in a dangerous world. Song Kang plays Cha Hyun Soo, and Lee Jin Wook appears as a former firefighter.
People receive messages predicting their death, causing fear and chaos. A lawyer investigates to uncover the truth behind these ominous messages. Yoo Ah In plays the lawyer, and Park Jeong Min is the investigative reporter.
Detective Park Gwang Ho pursues a notorious serial killer and unexpectedly time travels to the future. He teams up with a detective from that era to solve crimes. Choi Jin Hyuk portrays Park Gwang Ho, and Yoon Hyun Min is the future detective.
8. My Name
A woman hides her true name as she joins a crime group to get revenge for the death of her father. She deals with risks and relationships that could be dangerous. Han So Hee plays the undercover woman, and Ahn Bo Hyun plays a member of the gang.
9. Flower of Evil
A man with a hidden past as a serial killer lives a peaceful life with his detective wife. They both dig deep into secrets that could tear them apart. Lee Joon Gi takes on the role of the mysterious man, and Moon Chae Won plays his wife.
10. Liar Game
People take part in trick games to have a chance to win a lot of money. In this high-stakes game, trust is hard to come by. Kim So Eun portrays a naive player, and Lee Sang Yoon appears as a cunning swindler.
11. Save Me
Four friends strive to save a young woman from a violent religious cult. Their quest gets increasingly dangerous. Seo Ye Ji plays the woman in danger, and Ok Taecyeon is one of the friends.
12. Children of Nobody
A child counselor investigates dark cases of child abuse and finds unsettling connections to her own past. Kim Sun A stars as the counselor, and Lee Yi Kyung appears as a dedicated detective.
A police officer is on a relentless quest to apprehend a psychopathic serial killer, whose son may have inherited his dark tendencies. Lee Seung Gi portrays the determined officer, and Lee Hee Joon is a detective.
14. 365: Repeat the Year
People are given the chance to start over by going back in time, but things go in dangerous and surprising directions. Lee Joon Hyuk stars as a detective, and Nam Ji Hyun plays a woman with a hidden agenda.
People who work in an emergency call center help catch dangerous crooks, including a particularly scary serial killer. Jang Hyuk takes on the role of a dedicated detective, and Lee Ha Na portrays a skilled voice profiler.
These are the dramas that must be on your watchlist if you’re a fan of thrillers. They will play with your mind and keep you guessing until the last episode. You can watch them on Netflix, Viki, and Prime Video.