Historical Figure Korean Dramas & Movies

Masquerade (2012)


Rank #755

Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwang Hae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha Seon, a peasant...

The Throne (2015)

The Throne

Rank #813

In the year 1762, when King Yeong Jo of the Joseon dynasty’s been ruling for 35 years already, Crown prince Sa Do is accused of plotting treason by his biological...

The King and the Clown (2005)

The King and the Clown

Rank #2097

At the height of the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty, a pair of rural male actors – boisterous, macho Jang Seng and quiet, feminine Gong Gil – travels to Seoul and team...

Joseon Exorcist (2021)

Joseon Exorcist

Rank #2558

During the latter part of the 14th century, King Taejong abolished the Goryeo Dynasty in order to establish the Kingdom of Joseon. Some were aware of the deal he made...

Forbidden Dream (2019)

Forbidden Dream

Rank #2698

A true historical drama about King Se Jong, the greatest ruler in Joseon history who sought to enhance national prosperity and military power through astronomy, and Jang Yeong Shil, the...

The Great King

The Great King, Sejong

Rank #3061

Born as the third prince, Chung Nyeong, was far from ascending the throne. His early years were turbulent as Korea faced political tensions from both within and abroad and facing...

Hong Gil Dong

Hong Gil Dong

Rank #3085

Hong Gil Dong was the illegitimate son of a high ranked minister. A local monk took him under his wing and taught him martial arts. Hong Gil Dong was inspired...

The King's Letters (2019)

The King’s Letters

Rank #3112

A historical film about King Sejong who risked everything of his to invent the Hunminjungeum (Korean Script) for his people and the people who weren’t recorded in history. (Source: HanCinema)...

King Gwanggaeto the Great

King Gwanggaeto the Great

Rank #3251

A drama detailing the life of King Gwang Gae To the Great, who restored the glory of Goguryeo by wresting power back from Baekje, which had invaded Goguryeo prior to...

Jang Young Shil

Jang Young Shil

Rank #3413

The drama series follows the life of Jang Yeong Shil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong Shil was born in the lower class nobi. King...

Shine or Go Crazy

Shine or Go Crazy

Rank #3753

Wang So, a Goryeo prince, was born with the name, “Shine.” Shin Yul is a woman hailing from the Balhae kingdom and believed to have the powers of an oracle....

Warriors of the Dawn (2017)

Warriors of the Dawn

Rank #4006

To avoid invading Japanese forces, King Seon Jo leaves for the Ming Dynasty and abandons his people in the process. In his place, Prince Gwang Hae leads the royal court....

The Fortress (2017)

The Fortress

Rank #4346

During the Qing Invasion of Korea, the king and the court take refuge in a mountain fortress, where they find themselves stranded in the cold and surrounded by the enemy....

I am a King (2012)

I Am a King

Rank #4727

Suddenly appointed as the crown prince, Prince Chung Nyung runs away to escape from his burdensome title. He ends up meeting a slave that bears a strikingly similar appearance to...

The King's Face (2014)

The King’s Face

Rank #5264

“The King’s Face” tells the story of Prince Gwang Hae, an illegitimate son of King Seon Jo, who suffers since his childhood with the indifference of his father and the...

The Divine Weapon (2008)

The Divine Weapon

Rank #5667

It’s 1448, the 30th year of Se Jong’s reign. The Ming dynasty’s meddling into Joseon’s domestic affairs goes to extremes, and Se Jong secretly plans to develop Singijeon, a rocket...

Goddess of Fire (2013)

Goddess of Fire

Rank #6542

Joseon-era pottery was notable for its best quality and advanced baking method in the late 16th century. Baek Pa Seon, the woman of fire, was Joseon’s first female potter and...

Haesi’s Shinru

Rank #34332

The drama follows the love story of Crown Prince Yihyang, a genius scientist during the Joseon era, who loved watch the stars at night, and a mysterious girl, Haeru, who...

Hur Jun

Hur Jun

Rank #40210

This great historical drama is about the stormy life of Hur Jun, a legendary doctor of the Joseon Dynasty. Hur Jun was the illegitimate child of the governor of Pyongyang...

Immortal Admiral Yi Sun Shin (2004)

Immortal Admiral Yi Sun Shin

Rank #40600

It is late 1598, shortly before the Battle of Noryang, the final confrontation of the Imjin War. The remnants of the Japanese invasion force are desperate to go home but...

The Peak (2011)

The Peak

Rank #43992

For 35 years of the Japanese colonial period, Joseon had been in pitch-darkness. Even amid the darkness, Yi Yuk Sa wrote poems to send messages of hope to those who...

Queen Insoo (2011)

Queen Insoo

Rank #44025

Queen Insu (1437~1504) was the wife of king Deok Jong and a daughter of Hanh Wak, the second state councilor. Since the 2nd year of Sung Jong’s reign, she was...

The King's Woman (2003)

The King’s Woman

Rank #44294

This drama centers around Lady Kim, a scheming concubine, and the events from the reign of King Seon Jo to Prince Gwang Hae, which were filled with acts of immorality...

The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War

The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War

Rank #46959

The drama will be a telling of historical events with the scholar as the central character. Ryu Seong Ryong was an official who served during King Seon Jo’s reign in...