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!

Song of the Bandits (Series)

Streaming on Q3 of 2023
Directed by Hwang Jun-hyuk
Written by Han Jung-hoon
Starring Kim Nam-gil, Seo hyun, Yoo Jae-myung, Lee Hyun-wook, Lee Ho-jung 

This action-adventure set during the Japanese colonial rule over Korea centers around the lawless land of Gando where Japanese troops, the Korean Independence Army, hitmen, bandits, and Joseon migrants fight for survival.

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D.P., Season 2 (Series)

Streaming on Q3 of 2023
Directed by Han Jun-hee
Written by Kim Bo-tong, Han Jun-hee
Starring Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, Son Suk-ku, Ji Jin-hee , Kim Ji-hyun 

Netflix’s D.P. follows Jun-ho and Ho-yeol of the Korean military’s Deserter Pursuit unit as they chase after deserters and discover the various realities that pushed these people to risk the consequences of being deserters.

Mask Girl (Series)

Streaming on Q3 of 2023
Directed by Kim Yong-hoon
Written by Kim Yong-hoon
Starring Go Hyun-jung, Ahn Jae-hong, Yeom Hye-ran, Nana

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Kim Mo-mi is an ordinary office worker by day who has insecurities about her appearance, but by night, she becomes a masked live-streamer. But a shocking chain of events will overtake her life.

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Believer 2 (Film)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Baik
Cast Cho Jin-woong, Cha Seung-won, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Dong-young, Lee Joo-young, etc.

The sequel film follows Won-ho’s investigation on the missing “Rak” after Brian’s incarceration, while getting deeper into the elusive drug cartel.

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Ballerina (Film)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Lee Chung-hyun
Written by Lee Chung-hyun
Cast Jun Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hun, Park Yurim, etc.

Okju, a former bodyguard, takes ruthless revenge for her best friend Minhee.

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Gyeongseong Creature (Series)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Chung Dong-yoon
Written by Kang Eun K
Starring Park Seo-jun, Han So-hee, Claudia Kim, Kim Hae-sook, Cho Han-cheul, Wi Ha-jun 

Set in the spring of 1945, this creature thriller follows two young people who must try to survive as they face a monster born out of human greed.

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Sweet Home, Season 2 (Series)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Lee Eung-bok, Park So-hyun
Starring Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Ko Min-si, Park Gyu-young, Yoo Oh-seong, Oh Jung-se, Kim Mu-yeol, Jin-young etc.

The surviving residents of Green Home must continue to press on as they face more monsters borne out of human desires while trying to discover the truth behind the mysterious phenomenon that turned the world upside down.

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Doona! (Series)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Lee Jung-hyo
Written by Jang Yu-ha 
Starring Suzy, Yang Se-jong

Won-joon, an ordinary university student crosses paths with the former K-pop idol Doona in a shared house for students, and a romance buds between the two.

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Daily Dose of Sunshine (Series)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Lee JQ, Kim Nam-su
Written by Lee Nam-kyu, Oh Bo-hyun, Kim Da-hee
Starring Park Bo-young, Yeon Woo-jin, Jang Dong-yoon, Lee Jung-eun

Da-eun has just become a nurse in the mental health department of a hospital where she discovers the stories of the people inside the psychiatric ward.

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Goodbye Earth (Series)

Streaming on Q4 of 2023
Directed by Kim Jin-min
Written by Jeong Seong-joo
Starring Ahn Eun-jin, Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Seong-woo, Kim Yoon-hye

This series follows the stories of the living in their remaining 200 days before the Earth is destroyed by an asteroid.

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Behind Your Touch (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Kim Sok-yun
Written by Lee Nam-kyu
Starring Han Ji-min, Lee Min-ki, Ju Min-kyung, Suho

Ye-boon dreams to become a vet in a small town but is instead forced to do nitty-gritty work to survive. When she receives psychometric powers, she forms a partnership with a detective who she helps in solving crimes.

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Crash Course in Romance (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Yu Je Won
Written by Yang Hee Seung
Starring Jeon Do Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho

This romantic comedy follows a hotshot instructor named Chi-yeol and the ex-handball national team athlete Haeng-sun.

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The Good Bad Mother (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Sim Nayeon
Written by Bae Seyoung
Starring Ra Miran, Lee Dohyun, Ahn Eunjin

A single mom who had to be hard on her son to make sure he becomes successful must take care of him when an unfortunate accident causes his mind to become 7-year-old again.

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King The Land (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Lim Hyun-ook
Written by Choi Rome
Starring Lee Jun Ho, Lim Yoon A

The heir of King Group Gu-won has everything, but he longs for his lost memories of his mother and attempts to recover them by returning to King Hotel.

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Destined with You (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Nam Kihoon
Written by Roh Jisul
Starring Ro woon, Cho Boah, Ha jun, Yura

Big-time lawyer Shin-yu must protect a temple at the skirts of Onju Mountain because of a curse that’s been in his family for three centuries.

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See You in My 19th Life (Series)

Release date TBA
Directed by Lee Na-jeong
Written by Choi Younglim
Starring Shin Hye-sun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Ha Yoon-Kyung, Ahn dong-goo

Ban Ji-eum who has the ability to remember her past life tries to reconnect with Moon Seo-ha, whom she had lost in her past life.

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