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8 K-Dramas and Movies You Need to Add to Your Must-Watch List If You Love Cha Eun Woo

Currently obsessed with the "True Beauty" actor? Here's a list of other dramas you might enjoy.
8 K-Dramas and Movies You Need to Add to Your Must-Watch List If You Love Cha Eun Woo
IMAGE Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung/MBC, True Beauty/TVN, Gangnam Beauty/JTBC
Currently obsessed with the "True Beauty" actor? Here's a list of other dramas you might enjoy.

So you’ve read all about Cha Eun Woo, and you’re now ready to fall further down the rabbit hole with his equally charming K-dramas? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re listing down all the movies, web series, and TV shows featuring the handsome actor and idol singer.

1. My Brilliant Life (2014)

This emotional film follows Ah-reum, a 16-year-old who, due to a rare genetic disorder, ages prematurely and only has the body of an eight-year-old. While his parents struggle to earn money for his hospital expenses, Ah-reum accepts his short life-span, and decides to write down the story of how his young parents first fell in love, as a final gift to them for his 17th birthday. Though Eun Woo only appears in the movie for a brief cameo, it marks his official acting debut.

Also starring: Song Hye Kyo, Kang Dong Won, Jo Sung Mok

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2. To Be Continued (2015)

Starring the boys of pre-debut Astro, the teen fantasy web series centers on a male idol group who are unexpectedly taken back in time two years ago on the eve of their debut stage. After the series, Lee Dong Min took on the name of his character on the show, Cha Eun Woo, and adapted the moniker for his stage name.

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Also starring: Kim Sae Ron, Moon Bin, MJ, Rocky, Jin Jin, Yoon San Ha

3. Hit the Top (2017)

Watch on: Netflix

Childhood friends Lee Ji-hoon and Choi Woo-seung are preparing to take their civil service exam. However, unbeknown to Ji-hoon’s parents, he’s actually skipping school to train for idol life at Star Punch entertainment. One day their lives are inexplicably disturbed when they meet Yoo Hyun-jae, a popular idol singer in the ‘90s who was reported dead 20 years ago, but somehow still harbors his youthful looks. Eun Woo plays the role of MJ on the show, Star Punch’s most popular talent. He's made to sing Hyun-jae's unreleased songs and pretends to take them own as his own work.

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Also starring: Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae

4. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Bullied for her looks all her life, Kang Mi-rae decides to get plastic surgery in hopes of a fresh start in college. Unfortunately, her newfound popularity is quickly derailed when the truth about her operation is revealed. She’s taunted by her schoolmates with the nickname “Gangnam Beauty,” which leaves her just as distressed as she was back in her childhood. Despite the rumors circling around her, Mi-rae eventually finds an ally in the handsome yet seemingly aloof Do Kyung Suk, her middle school classmate who chooses to stand up for her amid the whole fiasco.

Also starring: Im Soo Hyang, Jo Woo Ri, Kwak Dong Yeon

5. Top Management (2018)

Watch on: Youtube

Based on a novel by Jang Woo San, this web drama follows Yoo Eun-sung, a former idol trainee who ends up as the manager of S.O.U.L. a promising yet struggling boy group. Not known to the boys or her company, Eun-sung has the ability to see the future and uses her supernatural skill to help the group succeed.

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Also starring: So Eun Soo, Ahn Hyo Seop, Jung Yoo Ahn

6. Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (2019)

Watch on: Netflix

Set in early 19th century Joseon where females are treated as inferior to men, free-spirited palace historian intern Goo Hae Ryung is determined to prove that both genders are of equal footing. Her impassioned plight in the royal court eventually leads her to cross paths with Prince Lee Rim, as portrayed by Eun Woo, who harbors a secret of his own. 

Also starring: Shin Se Kyung, Lee Ji Hoon, Park Ki Woong

7. Soul Plate (2019)

Watch on: Youtube

Yet another web series starring the boys of Astro, this food-fantasy drama sees the idol group as angels who've descended from heaven. Together, they run a restaurant that offers comfort and healing to its customers as they serve them with "soul food."

Also starring: Sol Bin, Moon Bin, MJ, Rocky, Jin Jin, Yoon San Ha

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8. True Beauty (2020)

Watch on: Viu

Based on a webcomic of the same name, True Beauty follows Lim Ju-gyeong, a plain jane high school girl who rises to popularity after she learns to apply makeup from YouTube. Though adamant that no one see her bare face, she ends up falling for Lee Su-ho, the one boy who’s seen her without makeup. As the two grow closer, can Su-ho eventually convince Ju-gyeong that the mark of true beauty isn’t on the outside?

Also starring: Moon Ga Young, Hwang In Yeop

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