There’s literally no way you’ve been in the Korean drama universe for any length of time and you haven’t heard of Song Hye Kyo – she’s super popular, talented, and an all-round baddie.
And if you watch one of her dramas and you’re keen on watching her other roles, I’ve listed some other Korean dramas and movies where she appears and trust me when I say they’re all so good.
Before we get into it, though, here’s the lowdown on her background and filmography for the stat nerds like myself:
- In 1996, at the age of 14, Song won first place in the SunKyung Smart Model Contest.
- She made her entertainment debut as a model for a school uniform company.
- This led to her being cast in a small role in her first television drama, First Love.
- Song went on a 2-year hiatus before returning to acting in the movie version of Hwang Jin Yi in 2007.
- She made her American debut in the Hollywood indie film Make Yourself At Home (originally titled Fetish) in 2008.
- From 2017 until 2019, Song was married to actor Song Joong Ki, her co-star in the series Descendants of the Sun.
Here are the best Song Hye Kyo Korean movies and dramas you should watch:
1. The Glory (2023)
In this award-winning, record-breaking K-Drama, Song Hye Kyo stars as Moon Dong Eun, a former high school student with dreams of becoming an architect.
After enduring severe bullying, this pained underdog returns as a teacher who’s bent on taking revenge on those who tormented her.
2. Now We Are Breaking Up (2021)
This time around, Song Hye Kyo plays Ha Young Eun, a renowned fashion designer known as the Ice Queen.
Her icy facade begins to thaw when she meets photographer Yoon Jae Kook and soon she falls in love even though she’s still very wary.
3. The Legendary Courtesan Hwang Jin Yi (2007)
Set in 16th century Joseon, Song Hye Kyo embodies Hwang Jin Yi, a woman raised as an aristocrat who discovers her illegitimate birth, then ends up becoming a courtesan.
Her life takes another turn when her first love resurfaces, and you guys, this Song Hye Kyo movie is literally everything and I just know everyone would love to watch it.
4. Descendants of the Sun (2016)
In Descendants of the Sun, Song Hye Kyo takes on the role of Mo Yeon, a skilled surgeon who falls in love with special forces officer Shi Jin.
Their relationship faces challenges due to the secrecy and danger of Shi Jin’s job and they must try to protect their love even with their many professional duties.
5. Encounter (2018)
Song Hye Kyo plays Cha Soo Hyun, daughter of a wealthy politician who is forced into a loveless marriage for financial reasons.
Her life changes when she meets Kim Jin Hyuk on a business trip, but she is unaware of his true identity as an employee in her hotel.
6. My Palpitating Life (2014)
In this Korean movie, Song Hye Kyo plays Mi Ra, who becomes pregnant at seventeen with Dae Soo’s child.
Despite familial rejection, they create a life with their son Ah Reum, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid aging.
7. The World That They Live In (2008)
Song Hye Kyo is Joo Joon Young, a rich girl disillusioned by her mother’s behavior.
She ends up falling for Jung Ji Oh, a boy from a farming family and this leads to struggles due to their differing backgrounds and familial opposition.
8. That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013)
Song Hye Kyo stars as Oh Young, a wealthy visually impaired heiress in this drama while Oh Soo (played by Zo In Sung) pretends to be her long-lost brother to swindle her money but finds himself falling for her.
This is another fantastic Song Hye Kyo Korean drama released in the past decade that’s simply amazing and I know everyone needs to watch.
9. Full House (2004)
Full House sees Song Hye Kyo play Han Ji Eun, an aspiring scriptwriter scammed out of her childhood home by friends.
She then enters a contract marriage with actor Lee Yong Jae to reclaim her house and this leads to unexpected twists in their relationship.
Which of these Song Hye Kyo Korean dramas and movies will you watch next? You’ll love them all – I promise.
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