Best Action Korean Dramas Of All Time To Put You on Edge! (2023)

Are you a fan of heart-pounding action, captivating storylines, and unforgettable characters? In this article, I will share the Best Action Korean Dramas of all time to amplify your binge-watching experience.

Whether you’re new to Korean dramas or a seasoned enthusiast, this list is sure to satisfy your craving for some non-stop excitement in the world of K-dramas.

So grab your popcorn and get ready for these list of adrenaline-fueled journey filled with thrilling plot twists and intense fight action korean dramas that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Let’s dive into thees best action korean dramas of all time (Up to date 2023)!

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Best Action Korean Dramas

Before I begin sharing the best action korean dramas of all time, I need to make sure you already know the latest Korean dramas in September 2023.

In addition, you can watch these Korean dramas online at some free streaming sites if you do not have access to the official network.

Here are some best Action Korean dramas up to 2023.

1. All Of Us Are Dead

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All of Us Are Dead is apocalypse korean dramas with tense action that tells a story of a virus that transform one person into zombie.

As we can guess, it spread quickly to everyone in the school.

The school then being isolated and so the student try hard to survive from the zombie attack.

Main Cast:

  • Park Ji Hu as Nam On Jo
  • Yoon Chan Young as Lee Cheong San
  • Cho yi Hyun as Choi Nam Ra

2. The Spy Who Loved Me


The Spy who loved me tells a story of a wedding dress designer who keep marrying a spy.

First she married a spy who act as a travel writer. Afterwards, they got divorced and marry another man.

Not knowing, the other guy she married is also work as a spy. 

Main Cast:

  • Yoo in Na as Kang A Reum
  • Eric as Jeon Ji Hoon
  • Lim Ju Hwan as Derek Hyun



IRIS korean dramas tells a story of two elite agent that love the same fellow agent in NSS name Seung Hee.

This triangle love later on lead to a complicated betrayal and conspiracy that almost kill one of the elites as he fulfill a mission.

Thanks to IRIS community, he got saved from the betrayal and now back to Korea to seek revenge.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Byung Hun as Kim Hyeon Jun
  • Kim Tae Hee as Choi Seung Hee
  • Jeong Jun Ho as jin Sa Woo

4. Last


Last tells a story of a successful fund manager that made mistakes in his agreement which cost him 35 billion won and bangkruptcy of his business. 

During this tough times, he ended up run out for his life and living undercover while find out what is wrong with his dealings that cause all this mess. 

In short, this dramas is telling a story of someone who rise up from the lowest pit and get back his normal life.

Main Cast:

  • Yoon Kye Sang as Jang Tae Ho
  • Lee Beom Soo as Kwak Heung Sam
  • Park Won Sang as Ryoo Jong Goo

5. L.U.C.A.: The Beginning


This dramas tells a story of a man who was born with special power being pursued by dark forces with supernatural power.

One day he met a detective that cross the path with him as she seeks her parents mysterious disappearance.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Da Hee as Ha Neul ae Gu Reum
  • Kim Rae Won as Ji O
  • Kim Sung Oh as Yi Son

6. Bad and Crazy

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Bad and crazy tells a story of someone who has a polar opposite split personality. 

This drama is filled with comedy and action as the double personality detective fight against the corruption in the government.

Main Cast:

  • Wi Ha Joon as K
  • Lee Dong Wook as Ryu Sool Yeol
  • Han Ji Eun as Lee Hui Gyeom

7. Healer


Healer dramas tells a story of group of people with name code ‘healer’ that reveal the truth and fight with authorities. This one is kinda similar to city hunter.

Main Cast:

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

8. The Uncanny Counter

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The Uncanny counter is korean dramas tells a story of a demon hunters that came to the earth as an employee of a noodle restaurant.

This demon hunter was called ‘Counters’, his mission is to capture evil spirits that came to the earth to seek eternal life.

Main Cast:

  • Cho Byeong Kyu as So Moon
  • Yoo Joon Sang as Go Mo Tak
  • Kim Se Jeong as Do Ha Na

9. Heartless City


Heartless City is a drama tells a story of an undercover police officers that join a drug gang to discover the truth behind her friends death. 

However, as she journey to find the truth and find the murderer of her friend, she ended up falling in love with the drug lord Shi Hyun, that might be involve in her friend’s  assasination.

Main Cast:

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

10. The K2


The K2 tells a story of a former soldier known as K2 that was falsely accused and framed as a killer of his girlfriend.

Later on he seek revenge with the help of the owner of JSS security company.

Main Cast:

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

11. Lawless Lawyer


Lawless lawyer tells a story of an ex gangster that ended up as a lawyer.

He form a Lawless Law Firm with the sole purpose is to avenge his mother and fight the people with high power.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil
  • Seo Ye Ji as Ha Jae Yi
  • Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook

12. Bad Guys


Bad Guys kdramas tells a story of a Police Chief that request the help of a Detective and form a team of high profile criminals.

This team is created to stop the crime that was spread all over the city.

Main Cast:

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

13. My Name


My Name tells a story of a women who witness her father’s death seeking revenge.

She ended up join a drug team who put her inside the police department in order to find out who are the one that kill her father. 

Main Cast:

  • Han So Hee as Yoon Ji Woo
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Jeon Pil Do
  • Park Hee Soon as Choi Moo Jin

14. The Fiery Priest

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The fiery priest tells a story of a priest, a detective and prosecutor works together in order to solve a mysterious murder case that involve a senior catholic priest and officials.

Main Cast:

  • Kim Nam Gil as Kim Hae Il
  • Kim Sung Kyun as Koo Dae Young
  • Lee Ha Nee as Park Kyung Sun

15. Vagabond

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Vagabond tells a story of a stuntman seeking the truth behind his nephew death.

As he journey to seek the truth, he cross path with NIS agent and together they reveal the huge scandal behind all the plane crash that cause his nephew death.

Main Cast:

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

16. Bridal Mask


Bridal Mask tells a story of a korean police officer that work for Japanese during the Imperial Japanese rule. 

He betray his own country and work together with the Imperial to capture the rebels who seek korean independence under the name of ‘Bridal Mask’.

Main Cast:

  • Joo Won as Lee Kang To
  • Jin Se Yeon as Oh Mok Dan
  • Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji

17. Kingdom


Kingdom dramas tells a story of a mysterious death of a king and a plague that spread quickly which transform a normal human being into a zombies.

Main Cast:

  • Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Chang
  • Ryu Seung Ryong as Jo Hak Joo
  • Bae Doo Na as Seo Bi

18. Player


Player dramas tells a story of an elite team consist of a swindler, hacker, fighter, highly talented driver and prosecutor that try to enforce the law and catch the criminals who earn lots of money.

Main Cast:

  • Song Seung Heon as Kang Ha Ri
  • Krystal as Cha Ah Ryung
  • Lee Si Eon as Im Byung Min

19. Two Weeks


Two weeks, as the name suggest, tells the story of a small gangster that was framed as a murderer and so now run for his life. 

As if it’s not enough, he found out he has a daughter with leukimia that need a bone transplant from him within two weeks.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San
  • Kim So Yeon as Park Jae Kyung
  • Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo

20. City Hunter


City Hunter is a dramas that tells a story of someone who seek revenge on the politicians that betray their own faithful military agent in order to keep them save. 

As one of them live, he took on his friend’s son and train him to be a ‘city hunter’, Together, they catch the high profile corrupt government officials that kills many of their subordinates.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
  • Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo

21. Six Flying Dragons

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Six Flying Dragons is a historical korean dramas tells a story of six people known as six flying dragons that became the roots of the mentestablish the Joseon dynasty.

Main Cast:

  • Yoo Ah In as Lee Bang Won
  • Kim Myung Min as Jung Do Jeon
  • Shin Se Kyung as Boon Yi

22. Vincenzo

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Vincenzo tells a story of a Korean lawyer work for Italian mafia.

He go back to South Korea after executed his foster father last word which sets the fire to his father’s rivals mafia.

Main Cast:

  • Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo Cassano
  • Jeon Yeo Bin as Hong Cha Young
  • Taecyeon as Jang Joon Woo

23. Taxi Driver


Taxi driver tells a story of an UDT team officials turn to someone who works for Rainbow Taxy company after her mother was killed by a serial killer. 

This company is a special deluxe taxy company that offers special service to help client seek revenge.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Je Hoon as Kim Do Ki
  • Esom as Kang Ha Na

24. The Veil


The Veil tells a story of a genius and smart agent that work at NIS (national intelligence service) betrayed by his fellow agent and fall in to the bottomless pit.

Now he back with only one purpose, to seek revenge to the one who create all this mess.

Main Cast:

  • Namkoong Min as Han Ji Hyuk
  • Park Ha Sun as Seo Soo Yeon
  • Kim Ji Eun as Yoo Je Yi

25. Inspector Koo


Inspector Koo tells a story of a middle age former police officer that currently work to investigate and find a female university student who is a serial killer.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Young Ae as Koo Kyung Yi
  • Kim Hye Jun as K
  • Kim Hae Sook as Yong Sook

26. Sisyphus: The Myth


Sysiphus: The Myth tells a story of a genius engineer who travels time to find out about his brothers death. 

Meanwhile, a future soldier follows and travel time to find this engineer and stop him making a technology that will cause a lot of chaos in the future.

Main Cast:

  • Park Shin Hye as Gang Seo Hae
  • Cho Seung Woo as Han Tae Sul

27. Save Me


Save me korean dramas tells a story of a family that are in fragile state got recruit by a cult group pretend a christian who want to help their family.

Little did they realize that they aim them to be their cult victims. Knowing this, her old friends try to save her.

Main Cast:

  • Taecyeon as Han Sang Hwan
  • Im Sang Mi as Seo Ye Ji

28. Descendants of The Sun


Descendants of the sun is aromance action genre korean dramas that tells a love journey between the captain of special forces with a doctor.

Main Cast:

  • Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin
  • Song Hye Kyo as Kang Mo Yeon

29. You're All Surrounded


You’re All Surrounded dramas is a story of four rookie detectives that never dreamed to be a detective work together in a police station. 

One of them became a detective with main purpose to find out the killer of his mother. 

Later on they find out that someone they knew work as chief investigator.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Seung GI as Eun Dae Koo
  • Cha Seung Won as Seo Pan Seok

30. Mad Dog

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As it name suggest, this drama tells a story of Mad Dog investigation team that make his own investigation concerning the plane crash incident that cause the life of his wife and kids.

Together with a genius conman whose brother also died in the plane crash, they work together to reveal the secret behind the incident that took the life of their loved ones.

Main Cast:

  • Yoo Ji Tae as Choi Kang Woo
  • Woo Do Hwan as Kim Min Joon
  • Ryu Hwa Young as Jang Ha Ri

31. Bloodhounds

Bloodhounds tells a story of two talented young boxers who set their foot in the world of private loans because his mother got herself trapped into it.

This journey led them to the dark side where money is more important than human life.

Main Cast:

  • Woo Do-Hwan as Kim Gun-woo
  • Kim Geon-woo as young Kim Gun-woo
  • Lee Sang-yi as Hong Woo-jin

32. Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938

Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 tells a story of someone who accidentally travel back through time to 1938.

He meet his brother and someone he knew was a guardian spirit, yet in this time she work as the owner of high end restaurant.

He try hard to get back to his present day yet find himself trapped in this ages.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yeon
  • Kim So Yeon as Ryu Hong Joo
  • Kim Beom as Lee Rang

33. Duty After School

Duty after school tells a story of 3rd grade high school student fight a war against a bizarre alien that appear in the sky.

Korea govenment plan to increase their military power by making all the high school students a reserve forces to fight against this alien invasion.

Main Cast:

  • Shin Hyun Soo as Lee Choon Ho
  • lee Soon Won as Kim Won Bin
  • Lee Jung Min as Seo Ja Yoon

34. Taxi Driver 2

Taxi Driver 2 continues the sequel of the previous Taxi Driver where the Deluxe Taxy team ended up disband because the leader don’t want to put their member into dangerous situation.

This time, they reunite as the intense desire of each team member for jusctice led them to get back as a team.

They take revenge on behalf of victims who cannot get justice through legal system.

Main Cast:

  • Lee Je-Hoon as Kim Do-Ki
  • Kim Eui-Sung as Jang Sung-Chul
  • Pyo Ye-Jin as Ahn Go-Eun

Sum Up

It’s no secret that Korean dramas are some of the best when it comes to thrilling action sequences and unexpected plot twists.

With so many great series to choose from, choosing what to watch can be a daunting task.

I hope this list helped make your decision easier by narrowing down the very best action Korean dramas of all time.

So cuddle up with your favorite blanket and popcorn, crack open your favorite device, and indulge in these best action korean dramas – you won’t regret it!

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