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10 K-Dramas and Movies to Watch if You Love Hallyu Star Yoo Ah In

He plays a religious cult leader in Netflix's "Hellbound".
10 K-Dramas and Movies to Watch if You Love Hallyu Star Yoo Ah In
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He plays a religious cult leader in Netflix's "Hellbound".

Hallyu star Yoo Ah In’s versatility is an impressive thing to experience. The actor knows drama like the back of his hand, having done it all, from a troubled teen, to a piano prodigy in a salacious affair, and, most recently, a questionable religious cult leader, among many other roles. Honestly, the flourish of awards under his name already speak for his acting prowess, but if you really want to see Ah In in action, we’ve got you covered.

Ahead are 10 movies and tv shows starring Yoo Ah In:


Punch (2011)

Watch on: Viu, iQiyi

Wan-deuk is a troubled, young delinquent from a poor family. After a series of events that involves him taking up kickboxing, he ends up forming a dysfunctional mentor-mentee relationship with his meddlesome neighbor and teacher Dong-ju. Unfortunately, just as Wan-deuk truly comes to rely on Dong-ju, the latter’s past stirs up trouble for the both of them.

Also starring: Kim Yoon Seok, Oh Hee Joon

Tough as Iron (2013)

Watch on: Viu

Once a legendary street fighter, Gang Cheol has since set himself straight for the sake of his sick mother. Despite cleaning up his act, though, Gang Cheol’s relatively quiet and blissful new life is cut short when his mother is diagnosed with kidney failure. His desperation to find money for her surgery throws him back into a life of a crime when he agrees to work for a gang who shamelessly takes advantage of his situation.

Also starring: Kim Hae Sook, Jung Yu Mi

Burning (2018)

Watch on: Netflix

The movie starts with Ah In as Lee Jong-su, an aspiring young novelist who bumps into his old childhood friend, Shin Hae-mi. Upon their meeting, she asks him to look after her cat while she goes away on vacation to Africa. Days later, the two meet up again at Hae-mi’s return where she introduces him to Ben, a friend she made during her trip. Envious of him and his relationship with Hae-mi, Jong-su grows suspicious of Ben especially after the latter tells him about his strange hobby.


Also starring: Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong Seo

#Alive (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

Trapped in their respective apartments, two polar opposite neighbors must find a way to stay alive while a zombie-creating virus ravages Seoul. The task proves to be immensely harrowing when they're both cut off from technology and their only means of seeing the outside world is through their apartment windows.

Also starring: Park Shin Hye

Voice of Silence (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

Two men working as a crime organization’s clean-up crew get assigned to a peculiar case when their boss asks them to look after Cho-hee, an 11-year-old girl they kidnapped. Unsure of what to do with the girl, their situation only gets more confusing when their boss is killed and they’re left to fend for the young child.

Also starring: Yoo Jae Myung, Moon Seung Ah

TV Shows

Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

Watch on: Viu

Set in an era where women can’t be educated, Kim Yun-hee defies society and pretends to be her younger brother in order to enter an all men’s school. While a student in disguise in Sungkyunkwan University, she befriends a few of her privileged classmates, including Ah In’s character, Mun Jae-sin, Yun-hee’s ill-tempered roommate. 

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Also starring: Song Joong Ki, Park Min Young, Park Yoo Chun

Secret Affair (2014)

Lee Sun-jae is a genius piano player from a poor family who makes ends meet by working as a delivery guy. After dropping off a package at a music hall one night and playing the piano there, his talent is discovered by Oh Hye-won, an accomplished director for the Seohan Arts Foundation. She decides to take Sun-jae under her wing, but when their partnership blossoms into something more, the two embark on a passionate affair that could potentially ruin Hye-won’s family and career.

Also starring: Kim Hee Ae. Park Hyuk Kwon

Six Flying Dragons (2015)

In this historical drama, Ah In portays the rise and fall of Yi Bang-won, a Korean monarch who helped establish the Joseon Dynasty. This multi-award winning series landed Ah In the Best TV Actor honor at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards.

Also starring: Kim Myung Min, Shin Se Kyung


Chicago Typewriter (2017)

Three friends who first crossed paths in the 1930s meet again in their reincarnated bodies in modern day Korea. Ah In plays Han Se-joo, a celebrity writer suffering from a major slump. When his past as a resistance leader during the Japanese occupation starts coming back to him, these odd visions inspire him to write his next great web novel.

Also starring: Im Soo Jung, Go Kyung Pyo

Hellbound (2021)

Watch on: Netflix

Ah In plays the lead in Hellbound, a webtoon based thriller premised on supernatural angels appearing on Earth to condemn people to hell. At the center of it all is the actor as Jung Jin-soo, the charismatic yet mysterious leader of the New Truth Church. The group is a religious cult that openly preaches of the vengeful angels’ visits, proclaiming that they’ve been sent by the “divine.” 

Also starring: Park Jeong Min, Kim Hyun Ju, Won Jin Ah


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