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Here Are 16 Korean Films And Dramas You Can Watch Starring The Cast Of 'Squid Game'

Here Are 16 Korean Films And Dramas You Can Watch Starring The Cast Of 'Squid Game'

Here are some other shows and movies that star Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wa Hi Joon, and Lee Yoomi to keep you occupied as you wait for the second season of 'Squid Game.'

Squid Game was a smash hit worldwide and is now set to come back for a second season. The characters in the dystopian series left us all in awe with their amazing performances. We could not help but feel empathy for the characters and a sense of attachment to them. (Spoiler alert!) Unfortunately, all but one of the characters manage to make it through to the end of the deadly games. That's about the only time we got with those memorable characters.

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Thankfully, some of the actors are veterans in the Korean drama industry and have a repertoire of shows behind them. While you wait for the second season of Squid Game, you can check out these series and movies that star some familiar faces from the show.

Lee Jung Jae

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Actor Lee Jung Jae played the lead role of Seong Gi-hun in the show. But before this, he already had a notable career in television and movies. He had debuted as a model first before taking up acting. Here are a few of his notable works you can watch:

An Affair 

An Affair is a 1998 South Korean film. The silent film follows a woman who falls in love with her sister's fiancé. The film was the seventh-highest-grossing Korean film of 1998 and even won the Best Asian Film award at the 1999 Newport Beach International Film Festival.

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City of the Rising Sun 

This 1999 film is about two young men who want to find the meaning of their lives as they struggle to make a life for themselves in their late 20s in '90s South Korea. 



 

The Housemaid 

This is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film about a housemaid who gets involved in a love triangle while working in an upper-class family. The film is a remake of Kim Ki-young's 1960 movie of the same name.



 

Assassination

This 2015 film is a period drama about Japan-occupied Korea in 1933. It follows the plan of the resistance force to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also, the enemies' forces are hunting them down.



 

Park Hae Soo

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He plays the role of Cho Sang-woo who finds himself in debt after making bad investment decisions at a securities company. Hae Soo is a theater artist who has also been in many musicals. Here are a few of his other famous works you can check out:

Prison Playbook

This is a 2018 Korean drama about a major league baseball player whose debut is right around the corner. But this star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.



 

By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture

This is a 2019 crime film about a bar owner who fights with an organized crime ring. Squid Game co-star Kim Joo-ryoung makes a cameo as an investor in this film.



 

Memories of the Alhambra

This 2018 drama series follows stars Hyun Bin and Park Shin-Hye. It follows the protagonist, Yoo Jin Woo who, while looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain.



 

Wi Ha-Joon

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Wi Ha-Joon played the role of police officer Hwang Jun-ho who infiltrates the games in search of his missing elder brother. The actor has been in several popular movies and TV shows before Squid Game. Here are a few works of the model-turned-actor you can check out:

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

This 2018 horror film is about the crew of a horror web series who travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. There they soon encounter much more than expected as they move deeper into the nightmarish old building.



 

Romance Is a Bonus Book

In this series, a gifted writer who's the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. It stars Lee Jong-suk and Lee Na-young.



 

Midnight

This is a 2021 film in which Ha-Joon plays a serial killer. A young deaf woman and her mother battle with a serial killer after they accidentally interrupt one of his kills. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse plays out across the city as the women try to stay one step ahead of their pursuer.



 

18 Again

This is a television series based on the 2009 film 17 Again by Jason Filardi. A 37-year-old Dae-young is on the verge of being divorced but finds himself inside his 18-year-old body.

Heo Sung Tae

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He played the role of Jang Deok-Su, the bad boy who wreaks havoc in the games. He has over 60 film and television credits to his name.

The Age of Shadows

This is a period film about Japan-occupied Korea where Korean resistance fighters, known as the Heroic Corps, smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces. It stars Gong Yoo who also makes a cameo in Squid Game.



 

Beyond Evil

As a killing resembling a cold case resurfaces in a small town, two fearless policemen from the Manyang Police Substation chase the truth. But they each harbor secrets of their own. Sung Tae stars in it as the cold-hearted CEO of JL Construction and the Chairperson of the Munju City Dream Town Development Committee.



 

Lee Yoo-mi

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She plays Ji-Yeong, a much-beloved character on the show, who may not have had a lot of screentime but definitely left a deep impression on the viewers. You can watch her in the following:

Young Adult Matters

In this 2020 film, Yoon Se-jin, a high school student, becomes pregnant and gets ostracized by her family and school. While wandering the streets, she meets Joo-Yeong, an experienced runaway, and tries to get an abortion with her help.



 

365: Repeat the Year

This television series is based on the 2004 novel Repeat by Japanese writer Kurumi Inui. It is a story about 10 people who are given the possibility to go back in time, but mysterious events start to happen.



 

Voice 2

This is a follow-up to the 2017 series, Voice about a deft detective whose wife is killed by a serial murderer. So he teams up with a rookie cop, a gifted voice profiler dealing with her own father’s murder.



 

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