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8 K-Dramas and Movies to Watch for More of "Our Blues" Actor Lee Byung Hun

The veteran leading man has also appeared in two Hollywood films before!
8 K-Dramas and Movies to Watch for More of "Our Blues" Actor Lee Byung Hun
IMAGE Mr. Sunshine/Netflix, Our Blues/tvN, Squid Game/Netflix
The veteran leading man has also appeared in two Hollywood films before!

If you've been tuning into Our Blues for the past couple of weeks, then you've probably fallen in love with the gentle-natured Lee Dong-seok. The homegrown country boy possesses a docile personality that makes it seem like he couldn't hurt anyone or anything, not even a fly. What might surprise you though is that the actor behind him is actually a well-known action star!

Bringing Dong-seok to life is none other than Lee Byung Hun. The slice-of-life K-drama serves as his return to the small screen after four years, but the 51-year-old's acting resume actually spans almost three decades. Ahead, we list down eight titles of his you simply shouldn't miss out on.

8 K-dramas and movies to watch featuring Korean actor Lee Byung Hun:

TV SHOWS

1. Our Blues (2022)

Watch on: Netflix

Longing to escape from her troubles in the city, Min Sun-ah (Shin Min Ah) moves to a quaint town on Jeju Island. There, she encounters Lee Dong-seok (Byung Hun), a salesman who's lived in the province for all of his life. With her woes hundreds of nautical miles away from her, Sun-ah finds solace in the scruffy yet kind local.

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Also starring: Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Kim Woo Bin

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2. Squid Game (2021)

Watch on: Netflix

Out of desperation to settle their finanical debts, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung Jae) finds himself in a literal do-or-die competition with his childhood friend, Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae Soo). Along with hundreds of other contestants, they get entangled between their moral beliefs and their wanting to win the colossal cash prize. Overseeing the games is the mysterious Masked Man, Hwang In-ho (Byung Hun).

Also starring: Jung Ho Yeon, Wi Ha Joon, Lee Yoo Mi

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3. Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Watch on: Netflix

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Eugene Choi (Byung Hun) picks himself up from poverty and becomes a skilled Marine Corps officer. He returns home to Korea during the Joseon era, and takes on an important mission. While there, an unexpected romance with Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae Ri), an aristocrat's daughter, simultaneously unfolds with his efforts to protect their country's sovereignity

Also starring: Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Min Jung, Byun Yo Han

4. Iris (2009)

Watch on: Netflix

Kim Hyun-jun (Byung Hun) and Jin Sa-woo (Jung Joon Ho) are practically brothers. They both get tapped to be part of South Korea's National Security Service by Choi Seung-hee (Kim Tae Hee), whom they both develop feelings for. After their training, they embark on a series of intense operations, going head-to-head and toe-to-toe with their North Korean counterparts.

Also starring: Kim Seung Woo, Kim So Yeon, T.O.P

MOVIES

5. Emergency Declaration (2021)

Watch on: Viki 

Pilot Hyun-soo (Kim Nam Gil) has to maneuver through an emergency situation on his flight en route to Hawaii. Certain passengers on the plain, namely, Jae-hyuk (Byung Hun), In-ho (Song Kang Ho) and Sook-hee (Jeon Do Yeon), find their own ways to minimize the impending disaster.

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Also starring: Yim Si Wan, Kim So Jin, Seol In Ah

6. The Man Standing Next (2020)

In the 1970s, President Park (Lee Sung Min) has absolute control over all branches of the South Korean government. Kim Gyu-pyeong (Byung Hun), the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, would be his second-in-command, if not for his many political rivals. After an ex-KCIA director exposes the government's corrupt practices in the past, the struggle for power becomes even more convoluted. 

Also starring: Kwak Do Won, Lee Hee Joon, Seo Hyun Woo

7. G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Watch on: Netflix

The G.I. Joe is a skilled team of soldiers equipped with the latest in military and spy technology. Led by Duke (Channing Tatum), they attempt to mitigate the threats posed by the mysterious Cobra. The organization boasts of its own lethal fighters, including Rex (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Baroness (Sienna Miller), and Storm Shadow (Byung Hun).

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Also starring: Dennis Quaid, Karolina Kurkova, Adewale Akinnuoye-Adbaje

8. G.I. Joe Retaliation (2013)

Watch on: Netflix

A couple of years after their first encounter, the G.I. Joe once again goes against Cobra in another high-stakes face-off. This time though, one of their adversaries includes an impostor within the U.S. government. Duke, along with his right-hand man, Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), lead the pact. Subsequently, Storm Shadow goes on to have a rematch with Snake Eyes (Ray Park).

Also starring: Bruce Willis, Arnold Vosloo, D.J. Cotrona

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