25+ Korean Dramas & Movies from Netflix You’d Wanna Watch This 2023

Below are the K-dramas and movies you'd want to watch out for on Netflix this year!

Through the years, Netflix has delivered some of the K-dramas and movies that became fan favorites, streaming titles like Crash Landing On You and It’s Okay Not to Be Okay and rolling out originals such as the hit thriller Squid Game and the zombie series Kingdom.

This 2023, Netflix will continue to release a diverse lineup of Korean TV series and films including new content, as well as new seasons for Korean titles that we’ve grown to love! Below are the K-dramas and movies you’d want to watch out for on Netflix this year!

JUNG_E (Film)

Streaming on January 20
Directed by Yeon Sang-ho
Written by Yeon Sang-ho
Starring Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo 

In a desolated Earth that has become inhabitable due to climate change, the legendary mercenary JUNG_E has been cloned into a robot in order to protect the remaining humans.

Love to Hate You (Series)

Streaming on February 10
Directed by Kim Jeong-kwon
Written by Choi Soo-young
Starring Kim Ok-vin, Yoo Teo, Kim Ji-hun, Go Won-hee

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This romantic comedy follows a woman who hates losing to men and a man who has a deep mistrust of women. When these two individuals get involved in a hostile encounter, they would share a journey that would turn their beliefs upside down and lead them to romance.

Unlocked (Film)

Streaming on February 17
Directed by Kim Tae Joon
Written by Kim Tae Joon
Cast Yim Si Wan, Chun Woo Hee, Kim Hie Won

A woman’s life is upended after she loses her phone, and a hacker uses all of her information to commit horrible crimes.

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The Glory Part 2 (Series)

Streaming in March
Directed by An Gil-ho
Written by Kim Eun-sook
Starring Song Hye-kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Lim Ji-yeon, Yeom Hye-ran, Park Sung-hoon, Jung Sung-il 

The new revenge thriller The Glory resumes, following a woman who was a victim of school violence, and has dedicated herself to executing a meticulous web of vengeance against the people who have wronged her.

Kill Boksoon (Film)

Streaming on Q1 of 2023
Directed by Byun Sung-hyun
Written by Byun Sung-hyun
Casting Jeon Do-yeon, Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Si-a, Esom, Koo Kyo-hwan, etc.

Boksoon, a mother of a teenage daughter lives a double life as a professional killer at the top-tier killing agency MK.

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Bloodhounds (Series)

Streaming on Q2 of 2023
Directed by Kim Joo-hwan
Written by Kim Joo-hwan
Starring Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-yi, Park Sung-woong, Heo Jun-ho

Two young people who first meet each other in a boxing match must work together to survive the vicious world of loan sharks.

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Celebrity (Series)

Streaming on Q2 of 2023
Directed by Kim Cheol-kyu
Written by Kim Yi-young
Starring Park Gyu-young, Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Dong-gun, Jun Hyo-seong

Seo A-ri becomes a celebrity overnight and discovers the reality behind the glamorous and competitive world of fame.

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Queenmaker (Series)

Streaming on Q2 of 2023
Directed by Oh Jin-seok
Written by Moon Ji-young
Starring Kim Hee-ae, Moon So-ri, Ryu Soo-young, Seo Yi-sook

Queenmaker follows the PR genius Hwang Do-hee, who must use her talents to get the human rights lawyer Oh Kyung-sook elected as the mayor of Seoul.

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Black Knight (Series)

Streaming on Q2 of 2023
Directed by Cho Ui-seok
Written by Cho Ui-seok
Starring Kim Woo-bin, Song Seung-heon, Kang You-seok, Esom 

This series is set in 2071 where people wear respirator masks to breathe due to extreme air pollution. It follows the legendary deliveryman “5-8” and the refugee Sa-wol who dreams of following 5-8’s footsteps.

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A Time Called You (Series)

Streaming on Q3 of 2023
Directed by Kim Jin-won
Written by Choi Hyo-bi
Starring Ahn Hyo-seop, Jeon Yeo-been, Kang Hoon 

Jun-hee whose boyfriend passed away a year ago, travels back in time to 1998 and meets Si-heon, a guy who looks identical to her boyfriend.

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