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8 TV Shows and Movies to Watch If You Love Korean Actor Park Hae Soo

Remember him from "Squid Game" and "Money Heist: Korea"?
8 TV Shows and Movies to Watch If You Love Korean Actor Park Hae Soo
IMAGE Squid Game/Netflix, Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area/Netflix, Prison Playbook/Netflix
Remember him from "Squid Game" and "Money Heist: Korea"?

Chances are, you've already seen Park Hae Soo in action. A self-confessed "Netflix employee," the actor has led some of the streaming site's adrenaline-packed productions. There's no contest that he's definitely one of the best action stars in K-drama land, and tuning into his titles will certainly get anyone revved up. 

Here are 8 TV shows and movies to watch starring Park Hae Soo:

TV SHOWS

1. Squid Game (2021)

Watch on: Netflix

In an effort to settle their debts, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung Jae) and his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo (Hae Soo) enter an ominous competition of children's games. Things take a drastic turn when contestants start getting killed of off one by one. With 45.6 billion won on the line, Gi-hun finds himself struggling between his moral beliefs and his need to come out on top.

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

2. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (2022)

Watch on: Netflix

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The Professor (Yoo Ji Tae) schemes to rob a dubious amount of money from the Joint Economic Area, a city in the unified peninsula of North and South Korea. He gathers a team of desperados, each equipped with their own aliases and set of skills, to pull off what could possibly be the heist of the century. Leading the pact is Berlin (Hae Soo), a merciless North Korean defector who, quite literally, takes no prisoners.

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Also starring: Jeong Jong Seo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Hyun Woo

3. The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

Watch on: Netflix, Viki, Viu, WeTV

Centuries ago, governor Dam Ryung (Lee Min Ho) meets Shim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun), a mermaid who's been held captive. He sets her free and the two never see each other againthat is, until the present day. The dutiful governor seems to have reincarnated into Joon-jae, a conman who has detective Hong Dong-pyo (Hae Soo) on his tail. One day while on vacation, he unexpectedly encounters Shim Cheong washed up at bay.

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Also starring: Lee Hee Joon, Shin Hye Sun, Shin Won Ho

4. Prison Playbook (2017)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Skilled baseball player Kim Je-hyuk gets thrown behind bars after he saves his sister (Lim Hwa Young) from an assault. While in prison, he makes friends with his fellow inmates and discovers that his old pal, Lee Joon-ho (Jung Kyung Ho), is actually one of the guards watching over him.

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Also starring: Krystal Jung, Jung Hae In, Lee Kyu Hyung

5. Chimera (2021)

Watch on: Viki, Viu

35 years ago, an unprecedented explosion kills off several people and is followed by a string of serial murders. Similar events unfold in the present day, which prompts detective Cha Jae-hwan (Hae Soo) to get to the bottom of things. Joining him are criminal profiler Eugene (Claudia Kim) and surgeon Lee Joong-yeob (Lee Hee Joon), who both have their personal reasons for investigating the repeat incident.

Also starring: Nam Gi Ae, Woo Hyun, Kim Ji Hoon

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MOVIES

6. By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture (2019)

Watch on: Viki, Viu

A menacing drug crime takes its course around Seoul, and nightclub promoter Lee Chan-woo (Hae Soo) is determined to stop the perpetrators in their tracks. Giving him a helping hand in the pursuit is his boss, Sung Eun-yong (Seo Ye Ji), and colleague, Park Ki-hun (Kim Sang Ho).

Also starring: Kim Eung Soo, Byun Hee Bong, Kim Young Jae

7. Time to Hunt (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

Sick of living their lives in poverty, Joon-seok (Lee Je Hoon) taps his friends Ki-hoon (Choi Woo Shik), Jang-ho (Ahn Jae Hong), and Sang-soo (Park Jung Min) to execute a reckless yet exhilarating crime. They face an unexpected hurdle in their way in the form of Han (Hae Soo), an assassin who will stop at nothing to retrieve the loot they stole.

Also starring: Jo Sung Ha, Kim Won Hae, Lee Hang Na

8. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (2022)

Watch on: Netflix

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Ji Kang-in (Sol Kyung Gu) is a National Intelligence Service agent who is cold-blooded to the core. He leads an illegal operations team in Shenyang, China, where he runs into demoted prosecutor Han Ji-hoon (Hae Soo). The latter is determined to bring Kang-in to justice, resulting in a game of cat and mouse between the two.

Also starring: Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Yang Dong Geun, Jin Kyung

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