Top 15 Best Action Korean Dramas Of All Time (Till 2021)

Nobody hates action dramas. They are one of the most entertaining dramas. They give you an adrenaline rush & keep you hooked onto your seat. They are fast-paced too.

Korean dramas are now more popular & known to people all over the world. A wide range of dramas is available to watch on Netflix & Viki. Because of this, dramas are now getting more audience.

South Korea makes some of the best action movies in the world. From gore to never-ending chase to heart-melting romance filled with intense action, Korean dramas have it all.

Best Action Korean Dramas

If you are thinking of watching some great action Kdramas, no worries. Here is a list of some mind-blowing Korean dramas that have great action scenes, comedic moments & plot twists.

Action korean dramas

These dramas are great for people who don’t want slow-paced dramas, little to zero romance, fighting scenes, chasing scenes, mystery & suspense. If you fit in this category, get ready.


1. Healer

A star reporter, a second-rate journalist, and a man by the code name “Healer” are brought together by a long-buried incident that hides dark truths. The healer begins to uncover the mystery of his shared past with the two reporters, thus putting them all in danger.

Read Healer Review


Cast –

  • Ji Chang Wook as Seo Jung Hoo
  • Park Min Young as Chae Young Shin
  • Yoo Ji Tae as Kim Moon Ho
  • Kim Mi Kyung as Jo Min Ja

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. The Uncanny Counter

The drama tells the story of demon hunters called Counters who come to earth under the guise of being employees at a noodle restaurant to capture evil spirits that have returned to earth in pursuit of eternal life.

The Uncanny Counter

Cast –

  • Cho Byeong Kyu as So Moon
  • Yoo Joon Sang as Go Mo Tak
  • Kim Se Jeong as Do Ha Na
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Chu Mae Ok
  • Ahn Suk Hwan as Choi Jang Mool

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. Cruel City

A drama about a police officer joining a gang to investigate a drug case. Soo Min decides to find her friend’s killer by going undercover. However, she ends up falling in love with the drug lord, Shi Hyun who might have had a role in her friend’s death.

Cruel city drama

Cast –

  • Jung Kyung Ho as Jung Shi Hyun
  • Nam Gyu Ri as Yoon Soo Min
  • Lee Jae Yoon as Ji Hyeong Min
  • Son Chang Min as Min Hong Ki

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

4. The K2

Je Ha is a former mercenary soldier wrongfully accused of killing his girlfriend. He is hired as a bodyguard by Yoo Jin, the wife of a presidential candidate. An Na is the secret daughter of the president. They begin to develop feelings for each other.

The K2

Cast –

  • Ji Chang Wook as Kim Je Ha / K2
  • Im Yoon Ah as Go An Na
  • Song Yoon Ah as Choi Yoo Jin
  • Jo Sung Ha as Jang Se Joon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

5. Lawless Lawyer

Sang Pil, a former gangster turned lawyer, seeking to avenge his mother and Jae Yi, a lawyer of high integrity forms the Lawless Law Firm. Together they use the law to fight for justice against corrupt judge Cha Moon Sook and her associates.

lawless lawyer

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil
  • Seo Ye Ji as Ha Jae Yi
  • Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook
  • Choi Min Soo as Ahn Oh Joo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

6. Bad Guys

To stop violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. He gathers his team members: Park Woong Cheol who is a gangster, Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer, and Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer.

bad guys kdrama

Cast –

  • Kim Sang Joong as Oh Goo Tak
  • Park Hae Jin as Lee Jung Moon
  • Jo Dong Hyuk as Jung Tae Soo
  • Ma Dong Seok as Park Woong Cheol

No. Of Episodes – 11

Watch On – Netflix

7. My Name

To find the truth about her father’s death, Yoon Ji Woo, a member of an organized crime ring, joins the police department and becomes a mole for the drug group. She is assigned to work in the drug investigation unit in the police department.

My name drama

Cast –

  • Han So Hee as Yoon Ji Woo
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Jeon Pil Do
  • Park Hee Soon as Choi Moo Jin
  • Kim Sang Ho as Cha Gi Ho

No. Of Episodes – 8

Watch On – Netflix

8. Kingdom

Set in the Joseon period, the deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people. It has season 2 as well.

Read Kingdom Review

Kingdom thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Chang
  • Ryu Seung Ryong as Jo Hak Joo
  • Bae Doo Na as Seo Bi
  • Kim Sung Gyu as Young Shin

No. Of Episodes – 12 (S1: 6 & S2: 6)

Watch On – Netflix

9. The Fiery Priest

A catholic priest Kim Hae Il, a detective Koo Dae Young & a prosecutor Park Kyung Sun team up and work together to solve a murder case involving a senior Catholic priest. They also go against the officials to wipe out the corruption.

Read The Fiery Priest Review

the fiery priest

Cast –

  • Kim Nam Gil as Kim Hae Il
  • Kim Sung Kyun as Koo Dae Young
  • Lee Ha Nee as Park Kyung Sun
  • Ko Jun as Hwang Cheol Bum

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On Netflix, Viki, YouTube

10. Vagabond

Cha Dal Gun is a stuntman whose nephew dies in a plane crash. He comes to know that there is a huge scandal involving the government behind the plane crash & sets off to reveal the truth along with a NIS agent Go Hae Ri.

Read Vagabond Review

Vagabond thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Cha Dal Gun
  • Bae Suzy as Go Hae Ri
  • Shin Sung Rok as Gi Tae Ung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

11. Bridal Mask

In the 1930s, Lee Kang To lives in Korea, which is oppressed under Imperial Japanese rule. Despite being Korean, he works with the Japanese police in order to capture “Bridal Mask,” a mysterious rebel who fights for Korean independence.

The bridal mask

Cast –

  • Joo Won as Lee Kang To
  • Jin Se Yeon as Oh Mok Dan
  • Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji
  • Han Chae Ah as Ueno Rie

No. Of Episodes – 28

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

12. Player

A swindler, a fighter, an elite hacker, and a talented driver create an elite team to solve crimes in partnership with a righteous prosecutor. Together, they confiscate black money and make sure that those who earn money through crimes will be arrested.

player kdrama

Cast –

  • Song Seung Heon as Kang Ha Ri
  • Krystal as Cha Ah Ryung
  • Lee Si Eon as Im Byung Min
  • Tae Won Seok as Do Jin Woong

No. Of Episodes – 14

Watch On – Viki

13. Two Weeks

Jang Tae San is a man who has been living a meaningless life. He is on the run after being falsely accused of murder. He discovers that he has a daughter whom he tries to save in two weeks.

Two Weeks thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San
  • Kim So Yeon as Park Jae Kyung
  • Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo
  • Park Ha Sun as Seo In Hye
  • Lee Chae Mi as Seo Soo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

14. City Hunter

Lee Yoon Sung is a talented MIT graduate who works on the international communications team in the Blue House. He plans revenge on five politicians who caused his father’s death with his surrogate father Lee Jin Pyo and eventually becomes a “City Hunter”.

city hunter

Cast –

  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
  • Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo
  • Kim Sang Joong as Lee Jin Pyo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

15. Six Flying Dragons

A fiction historical drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people with Lee Bang Won as the central figure. He was the third king of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. He helped his father King Taejo establish the Joseon Dynasty.

Six Flying Dragons

Cast –

  • Yoo Ah In as Lee Bang Won
  • Kim Myung Min as Jung Do Jeon
  • Shin Se Kyung as Boon Yi
  • Byun Yo Han as Ddang Sae

No. Of Episodes – 50

Watch On – Viki, YouTube

Wrapping Up

So, these were some of the must-watch action Korean dramas for you. Some of them are available on Youtube, Netflix & Viki to stream. You will never get bored while watching these dramas.

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