8 Best Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories

Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories
Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories

Not all K-drama shows rich boys and poor pretty girls. A good drama needs a good plot with a beautiful story. Most of the dramas are written by good writers. However, there are many Korean dramas based on True Stories. Some events, though not many, have been adapted in the dramas. Here are the top Korean dramas inspired by True Stories.

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List of Best Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories

Many are unknown, some of them inspired or partially based on real life stories. Read on to find out which Korean dramas are based on true stories.

Move To Heaven (2021)

Move To Heaven (2021)
Move To Heaven (2021)

iMDB: 8.5/10

Where to watch Move To Heaven Kdrama?

Netflix

Korean Title무브 투 헤븐: 나는 유품정리사입니다
Episodes10
GenresLife, Drama, Family
CastLee Je Hoon, Tang Joon Sang, Hong Seung Hee

Han Jeong-U runs a trauma cleaning service with his son Han Geu-Ru. Han Geu-Ru has Asperger syndrome and photographic memory. Suddenly, Han Jeong-U (Ji Jin-Hee) dies and Cho Sang-Gu (Lee Je-Hoon) becomes Han Geu-Ru’s legal guardian. Cho Sang-Gi is an ex-prisoner with a cold personality. This K-Drama are available in various languages.

Taxi Driver (2021)

Taxi Driver (2021)
Taxi Driver (2021)

iMDb: 8.0/10

Where to watch Taxi Driver?

Netflix, Prime Video and Viki

Korean Title모범택시
Episodes16
GenresAction, Thriller, Crime, Drama
CastLee Je Hoon, Esom, Pyo Ye Jin, Kim Eui Sung

Kim Do-gi (Lee Je-hoon) is a military academy graduate whose mother was murdered when he was young. After failing to take revenge on the man who killed his mother, he works as a taxi driver for a company that provides a “revenge call” service that helps customers get revenge.

The Hymn Of Death (2018)

The Hymn Of Death (2018)
The Hymn Of Death (2018)

iMDB: 7..6/10

Where to watch The Hymn Of Death Kdrama?

Netflix

Korean Title사의 찬미
Episodes6
GenreMusic, Historical, Romance, Melodrama
CastLee Jong Suk, Shin Hye Sun, Park Seon Im

Kim Woo Jin (Lee Jong Suk) is a stage drama writer while Korea was under Japanese occupation. Although he is married, he is in love with Yun Shim Deok (Shin Hye Sun). Shim Deok is Korea’s first soprano singer. She recorded the song “Praise of Death” in 1926, which became her first Korean pop song. Shim Deok and Woo Jin’s fate ends tragically. This is one of the top Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories.

Fight For My Way (2017)

Fight For My Way (2017)
Fight For My Way (2017)

iMDB: 9.6/10

Where to watch Fight For My Way Kdrama?

Netflix and Viki

Korean Title쌈 마이웨이
Episodes16
GenresBusiness, Comedy, Romance, Friendship
CastPark Seo-Joon, Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong, Son Byung-Ho

Ko Dong-Man (Park Seo-Joon) used to dream of becoming famous as a taekwondo player, but now he works as a contract worker while holding a mundane job. Her longtime friend Choi Ae-Ra (Kim Ji-Won) aspires to be a TV anchor, but instead works at a department store information desk. Fight for my way is one of the best Motivational Korean dramas of all time.

Reply 1988 (2015)

Reply 1988 (2015)
Reply 1988 (2015) Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories

iMDB: 9.2/10

Where to watch Reply 1988?

Netflix, Prime Video and Viki

Korean Title응답하라 1988
Episodes20
GenreRetro, Friendship, Romance, Comedy, Family
CastHyeri, Park Bo Gum Ryoo Joon-Yeol, Go Kyung-Pyo, Lee Dong-Hwi, Ryoo Hye-Young

Set in 1988, the film follows five friends who live in the same neighborhood. Sung Duk-sun (Hyeri) comes from a poor family and does bad at studies. Jung-Hwan (Ryoo Joon-Yeol) is the topper of his class and obsessed with football. Sung Sun-Woo (Go Kyung-Pyo) lives with his mother and sister. He is an model student and very kind person. Dong-Ryong (Lee Dong-Hwi) has a very funny character and always hangs out with his friends. Choi Taek (Park Bo-Gum) is a famous Go player. It is also called God of Go. However, he is very bad at other things.

My Wife Is Having An Affair This Week (2016)

My Wife Is Having An Affair This Week (2016)
My Wife Is Having An Affair This Week (2016)

iMDB: 7.4/10

Where to watch My Wife Is Having An Affair This Week?

Disney+ and Viki

Korean Title이번 주, 아내가 바람을 핍니다
Episodes12
GenreComedy, Romance, Life, Drama
CastLee Sun Kyun, Song Ji Hyo, Kim Hee Won, Ye Ji Won, Lee Sang Yeob, Kwon BoA

The drama (starring Song Ji Hyo and Lee Sun Gyun) is a remake of the Japanese series written by Tomoko Yoshida and inspired by true events. As the story goes, a man posted the following question on an online forum. “My wife is having an affair this week; what should I do?”

Signal (2016)

Signal (2016) Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories
Signal (2016)

iMDB: 8.5/10

Where to watch Signal (2016)?

Netflix, Prime Video and Viki

Korean Title시그널
Episodes16
GenreThriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
CastLee Je-Hoon, Kim Hye-Soo, Jo Jin Woong

Hae-Young (Lee Je-Hoon) is a lieutenant inspector who works as a criminal profiler. He is a cop, but he doesn’t trust the police. Soo-Hyun (Kim Hye-Soo) is a seasoned detective. This is one of the best Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories.

The Empress Ki (2013)

The Empress Ki (2013) Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories
The Empress Ki (2013) Korean Dramas Inspired By True Stories

iMDB: 8.4/10

Where to watch The Empress Ki?

Netflix and Viki

Korean Title기황후
Episodes51
GenreHistorical, Romance, Melodrama, Political
CastHa Ji-Won, Ji Chang-Wook, Joo Jin-Mo, Baek Jin Hee

Genghis Khan built his empire in different parts of East Asia and Eastern Europe. He founded the Yuan Dynasty, and one women held the highest power. She is from Goryeo, a small kingdom in East Asia.


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