Netflix offers an array of k-dramas and Korean films to binge-watch. Everything from drama, romance, mystery and even suspenseful thrillers. K-drama thrillers and films come in a variety of genres from the supernatural to even ruthless crime. People have been hooked on South Korean culture and the phenomenon of k-dramas and films is no different.
While shows like Itaewon Class and Crash Landing on You have become dramas with a touch of romance that have fans enthralled, there so much more to explore. These thrillers have a way of making any viewer feel the chills or anxious to get the next episode or film started. Before you know it, you’ve binge-watched an entire season in a matter of days. Even if one show or film is done, there’s plenty more to get through to satisfy that itch for a thriller.
10 Tunnel (2017)
Titled as a crime-thriller, Tunnel is a bizarre story of getting transported to the future. A dedicated detective is tasked with a serial homicide case. While chasing a possible suspect through a tunnel, he finds himself not where he’s supposed to be.
The detective is transported 30 years into the future. The murderer from his time was never caught and returns to his old tactic of murder. The detective meets an ew partner and with the help of a criminal psychologist, they plan to catch the killer. The show was even inspired by a real-life serial killer in the late 80s and 90s.
9 The Chase (2017)
When a serial murder escapes prosecution, it destroys a detective how was working the case. Thirty years after the henous crimes, the same Modi Operandi occurs in a new neighborhood. This time, the detective is now retired but that won’t stop him from finally catching the killer.
He seeks the help of another man who owns property in the neighborhood. He’s equivalent to the older woman or man who always has their eyes and ears to what goes on all day,everyday. Together they hope to bring the killer to justice.
8 Bad Guys: Vile City (2017)
Netflix offers the first installment of Bad Guys: Vile City or also known as Bady Guys 2. The show is a spin-off series from the orignal Bad Guys in 2014. Both shows follow the same type of storyline. Who better to catch a henous criminal than criminals themselves?
In order to take down a ruthless business leader, a prosecutor takes drastic measures. He assembles a team that many are wary of. He gathers men with criminal past to help take down a villain who controls the city. The show is dark, gritty and riddled with crime that would have anyone on the edge of their seat.
7 26 Years (2012)
26 Years is a South Korean film that took after a popular comic series or print cartoon. The story is dark, thrilling and overall full of twists and turns. Its based around a group of five seemingly ordinary people. A sports shooter, a gangster, a businessman, the head of a private security firm and a police officer.
These group of individuals have one thing in common, they band together to assassinate a man who is responsible for a heinous crime. In 1980 troops were ordered to open fire on civilians and is said to have been ordered by the former president. 26 years later, these individuals were victims of the crime and want revenge.
6 Extracurricular (2020)
Extracurricular is a k-drama that that will have the viewer binge-watching the ten epsidoes in one go. The story is riveting and dark and is considered a crime drama. There are countless reviews from fans saying it’s a must-watch and to not let ratings fool you.
A model high school student hides a dark secret. This isn’t a typical high school story. To pay for his college fees, a low key student gets into a dangerous and illegal business. When another classmate discovers is secret and starts blackmailing him, he has to find a way to stop her.
5 Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)
Svaha: The Sixth Finger is a Korean film audience’s will have to stick through in order to get to the unsuspected twist ending. Viewers loved the film’s cinematography, acting and horror/thriller story based on religion. The film starts by the unusual birth of two infants. Years later audiences are introduced to a man who works to expose cults and is hired to investigate a mysterous group.
As the investigation goes on, this group is much more than a parlor trick and has ties to a dark history. The film uses different aspects of religion and poses questions about faith and dedication. The film has a twist no one saw coming and will have viewers question who is the real evil.
4 Save Me (2017)
When it comes to thriller shows, storylines involving a cult will send chills down any viewer’s spine. That’s the case for the film, Save Me titled as a thriller from 2017. It all begins when a new family moves inot town and find themselves welcomed by a church.
After the death of the family’s son, things spiral out of control. The parents get wooed into what the church offers while the daughter has suspicions that something isn’t right. Years pass and the daughter wants out and looks ot an old classmate and his friends for help in escaping a cult with ill intentions.
3 Burning (2018)
Imagine the heartache of seeing your female friend return from a trip with a new man? An aspiring writer working as a delivery man runs into a childhood friend who asks if he can take care of her cat while away in Africa. When he goes to pick her up fromt the airport, he finds that she brought along another man.
The newcomer reveals he has an odd hobby. Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) doesn’t trust this new man, especially when he is in love with his female friend. When his friend vanishes, he gets worried and starts to suspect the new man. The film might even peak audiences’ interest with the one of the main characters being from The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun who played Glenn.
2 Voice (2017)
The k-drama, Voice became such a hit sensation that it received two more installments and was even rebooted. This show will surely have anyone feeling a tinge of fear while watching. While out with his coworkers, a detective receives a phone call from a crime scene. His wife was brutally murdered.
On the other end, a call center employee with psycho-acoustic skills answered her distress call as well as her father’s who was murdered that same night. Years later, they remeet in the “Golden Time team” response unit to solve cases. Each case is as twisted and chilling as the next. Together they try to uncover the truth behind a serial killer responsible for their loved one deaths.
1 Time To Hunt (2020)
This crime thriller takes place in a dystopian future in South Korean. Fans of the film praised it for its dynamic characters, thrilling action and colorful visuals that help bring it all together. The story revolves around a group of young adult men planning a heist.
Afte the crash of the Korean won, the group of friends plans a heist to get out of their predicament. After completing what they set out to do, they anger the owner of the gambling house. Leading him to hire a contract killer to go after the group of friends. The friends must now evade a killer and survive.
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