50 Best Dramas on Netflix South Korea

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Last updated: 2019-05-21

It’s hard to beat a genuinely great drama, and Netflix has a lot of options in this particular genre. To narrow down your choices, here's a curated list of 50 best dramas on Netflix South Korea right now, from period pieces to relationship dramas to hidden gems. There are movies from big, well-known filmmakers on this list, and there are also films from up-and-comers that are absolutely worth checking out. So peruse through our list of the best drama movies on Netflix South Korea below:

ROMA


ROMA 2018

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-12-14

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico's political turmoil of the 1970s.

Actor(s):   Carlos Peralta, Diego Cortina Autrey, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio

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Call Me by Your Name


Call Me by Your Name 2017

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2018-10-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Luca Guadagnino

In the summer of 1983, 17-year-old Elio forms a life-changing bond with his father's charismatic research assistant Oliver in the Italian countryside.

Actor(s):   Amira Casar, Antonio Rimoldi, Armie Hammer, Elena Bucci, Esther Garrel, Marco Sgrosso, Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothee Chalamet, Vanda Capriolo, Victoire Du Bois

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Paddleton


Paddleton 2019

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2019-02-22

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Alex Lehmann

After he's diagnosed with terminal cancer, middle-aged Michael asks his neighbour friend Andy to help him end his life before the disease does.

Actor(s):   Alexandra Billings, Kadeem Hardison, Mark Duplass, Matt Bush, Ray Romano, Sierra Fisk

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High Flying Bird


High Flying Bird 2019

Genre:   Drama, Sport

Available From:   2019-02-08

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Steven Soderbergh

When an NBA lockout sidelines his big rookie client, an agent hatches a bold plan to save their careers and disrupt the league's power structure.

Actor(s):   Andre Holland, Bill Duke, Bobbi A Bordley, Farah Bala, Kyle MacLachlan, Melvin Gregg, Michelle Ang, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beetz

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Lady Bird


Lady Bird 2017

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2018-06-04

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Greta Gerwig

An intrepid high schooler in Sacramento undergoes the trials of love, family and self-discovery as she dreams of escaping to college in the East Coast.

Actor(s):   Andy Buckley, Bayne Gibby, Beanie Feldstein, Daniel Zovatto, Jake McDorman, John Karna, Jordan Rodrigues, Kathryn Newton, Laura Marano, Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Lucas Hedges, Marielle Scott, Odeya Rush, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Henderson, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts

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The Grand Budapest Hotel


The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

Genre:   Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Hugo Guinness, Stefan Zweig

Between the world wars, Gustave H, the concierge at a prestigious European hotel, takes a bellboy named Zero as a trusted protégé.

Actor(s):   Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Mathieu Amalric, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe

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Gravity


Gravity 2013

Genre:   Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

Actor(s):   Amy Warren, Basher Savage, Ed Harris, George Clooney, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma, Sandra Bullock

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018

Genre:   Drama, Western

Available From:   2018-11-16

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Ranging from absurd to profound, these Western vignettes from the Coen brothers follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier.

Actor(s):   Brendan Gleeson, Clancy Brown, David Krumholtz, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan

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Aquarius


Aquarius 2016

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-01-13

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Kleber Mendonca Filho

The final holdout in her historic beachside building in Brazil, a retired music critic refuses to sell her apartment to developers bent on demolition.

Actor(s):   Buda Lira, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrao, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Sonia Braga, Zoraide Coleto

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Searching


Searching 2018

Genre:   Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2019-02-27

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Aneesh Chaganty

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, David traces her last digital steps using her laptop, social media and a detective to find her.

Actor(s):   Alex Jayne Go, Debra Messing, John Cho, Megan Liu, Sara Sohn

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