Revenge-Themed K-Dramas

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After having a long hard day at the office or experiencing fatigue. Searching for Revenge-Themed K-Dramas could be a hassle, considering there are so many blogs out there, that will provide various information.

But no worries, as you have landed in the right place. In this blog, You will find the best revenge dramas available in the market.

24. Mine (2021)

Directed by: Lee Na-Jung

Cast: Lee Bo-young, Kim Seo-Hyung, Ok Ja-yeon


Release date: May 8, 2021

The drama follows a series of women who are trying to find their true selves.

Seo Hi-soo(Played by Lee Bo-young) was a famous actress in the past and now she is the daughter-in-law of the Chaebol group called Hyowon Group.

Jung Seo-hyun(Played by Kim Seo-Hyung) is the first daughter-in-law of the chaebol family. She is smart and very confident.

23. A Love to Kill (2005)

Directed by: Kim Kyu-Tae

Cast:Rain, Shin Min-a, Lee Ki-woo, Kim Sa-rang, Kim Young-jae


Release date: 31 October 2005

Kang Bok-gu(Played by Rain) is a K-1 fighter. He has a cold personality and dislikes women.

The drama takes a turn when Bok-gu’s brother falls from the rooftop because of Cha Eun-suk (Played by Shin Min-ah) a movie actress. He decides to take revenge upon her by working as a bodyguard for her

22. Innocent Man (2012)

Directed by: Kim Jin-won

Cast: Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won, Park Si-Yeon


Release date: 12 September 2012

Kang Ma-ru(Played by Song Joong-ki) is a medical student who lives with his sister in poverty. He is in love with Jae-hee(Played by Park Si-Yeon). But Jae-hee has a dream of becoming rich. She loves money more than Ma-ru and decides to leave him after meeting a rich CEO.

Devasted by his true love, years later. he becomes a completely changed man. He works as a bartender and a playboy.

He meets Seo Eun-gi (Played by Moon Chae-won) who is also a chaebol heiress. She is smart, savvy and doesn’t show emotion to anyone. He uses Eun-Gi to take revenge upon Jae-hee by pretending to care for her.

21. Defendant (2017)

Directed by: Jo Young-kwang

Cast:Ji Sung, Um Ki-joon, Kwon Yu-ri, Oh Chang-seok, Uhm Hyun-kyung

Episodes: 18

Release date:23 January 2017

Park Jung-woo(Played by Ji Sung) is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office. He is famous for never losing a case. His life takes a turn when he wakes up as a prisoner serving a death sentence.

He suffers from amnesia and tries to bring back his memory and clear his name.

20. The Last Empress (2018)

Directed by: Joo Dong-min

Cast: Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk, Shin Sung-rok,


Release date:21 November 2018

Oh, Sunny(Played by Jang Na-ra) is a musical actress. She becomes a princess after marrying the Emperor of the Korean Empire.

After a series of murders start to happen in the palace, Oh Sunny is united with Na Wang Shik(Played by Choi Jin-hyuk) emperor’s most trusted bodyguard. He seeks revenge upon the imperial family after his mother’s death.

19. Hotel del Luna (2019)

Directed by: Oh Chung-hwan

Cast: Lee Ji-Eun (IU), Yeo Jin-goo,


Release date: 13 July 2019

The Series centres around “Hotel del Luna” also known as “Guest House of the Moon.” This is not an ordinary hotel. The hotel is visible to humans only during day time and under special circumstances.

The staffs in the hotel are all spirits and have been there for decades as they have unfinished business in their former lives.

Jang Man-wol (Played by Lee Ji-eun) is the owner of the hotel, who is cursed with other souls as she committed a sin more than a millennium ago. Koo Chan-sung’s father (played by Oh Ji-ho) strikes a deal with Jang Man-Wol to save him in exchange for his son to work for her 20 years later.

18. Tell Me What You Saw (2020)

Directed by:Kim Sang-hoon

Cast: Jang Hyuk, Choi Soo-young


Release date:1 February 2020

Oh Hyun-Jae (Jang Hyuk) is a highly skilled profiler who is famous for cracking crime cases using his profiling skills. One day, his fiance is killed in an explosion set by a serial killer.

To take revenge upon the serial killer, he lives in seclusion and a year later, a series of murders takes place in the town in the same manner set by the serial killer. Cha Soo-young (Plyed by Choi Soo-young) is a rookie detective who has a photographic memory. Impressed by her skills, Hwang Ha-young (Jin Seo-yeon) introduces her to Hyun-Jae.

17. The Devil Judge (2021)

Directed by: Choi Jung-kyu

Cast: Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung, Park Jin-young, Park Gyu-young


Release date:3 July 2021

When crime starts increasing in the city. Kang Yo-han(Played by Ji Sung) a chief judge comes up with the idea of punishing criminals in Live TV. He is joined by other judges-Kim Ga-On (Played by Jin Young) a rookie judge who stands for justice.

But Kang Yo-Han harbours a secret and nobody knows the reason for running this live show to punish people. Yoon Soo-Hyun (Played by Park Gyu-young) a detective tries to uncover Kang Yo-Han’s secrets by exposing them to the people.

16. Joseon Attorney (2023)

Directed by: Kim Seung-ho

Cast: Woo Do-hwan, Bona, Cha Hak-Yeon


Release date:31 March 2023

Set in the Joseon Period. Kang Han-Soo (Played by Woo Do-Hwan) is a foreign attorney. He becomes involved with Lee Yeon-joo(Played by Bona) who deeply cares for her country and Yoo Ji-sun(Played by Cha Hak-Yeon) a judge of Hanseongbu.

15. Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022)

Directed by:Jin Chang-gyu

Cast:Ahn Bo-hyun, Ahn Bo-hyun


Release date:28 Fevruary 2022

Captain Do Bae-man(Played by Ahn Bo-hyun) is a militray prosecutor. He only cares for money and does not have regard for people. His plan is to get retired from the military and work under a corrupt lawyer run by Yong Moon-goo.

His plan changes when he meets Captain Cha Woo-in(Jo Bo-ah) a newly appointed military prosecutor. She is very intelligent and good at martial arts. She is known for punishing the corrupt who wrong others by wearing a red wig. But her real motive is to seek revenge for her father’s former company. She unites with Do Bae-man and gets her revenge. In the process, Do Bae-man discovers that his parents, car accident, were plotted by someone.

14. Secret Love (2013)

Directed by: Lee Eung-bok

Cast:Hwang Jung-eum, Ji Sung, Bae Soo-bin,Lee Da-hee


Release date:25 September 2013
The story centres around Kang Yoo-Jung (Played by Hwang Jung-eum). A friendly girl decides to take the fall for her boyfriend, Ahn Do-hoon gets involved in a hit-and-run case and her girlfriend goes to prison for five years. Jo Min-hyuk(Played by Ji Sung) is from a chaebol family. His girlfriend was killed in a hit-and-run. He seeks revenge upon Kang Yoo-jung who took the fall for Ahn Do-hoon. He later comes to the realization of the real culprit but ends up falling in love with Kang Yoo-Jung.

13. Reborn Rich (2022)

Directed by: Jung Dae-yoon

Cast:Song Joong-ki, Lee Sung-min,Shin Hyun-been


Release date:18 November 2022

Yoon Hyun-woo (Song Joong-ki) is a loyal and hardworking employee at Soonyang Group. He gets involved with the Soonyang Tax evasion scheme and gets betrayed and killed by a member of the Soonyang family. Surprisingly, he wakes up in 1987 as Jin Do-jun, the youngest grandson of the Soonyang family. By taking this as an opportunity and plans to take over the Soonyang group.

12. Lawless Lawyer (2018)

Directed by: Kim Jin-min

Cast: Lee Joon-gi, Seo Yea-ji and Lee Hye-young


Release date:12 May 2018

Bong Sang-Pil (Played by Lee Joon-gi) a gangster turned Lawyer. He is known to find loopholes and use the law to his advantage. After his mother’s death, he lived with his uncle Dae-woong, a gangster. He Ha Jae-yi(Played by Seo Yea-ji) is a bad-tempered lawyer. She gets suspended for assaulting a judge and later works with Sang-Pil. They both open a firm Lawless Law Firm and fight against the corrupt.

11. Eve (2022)

Directed by: Park Bong-Seop

Cast:Seo Yea-ji, Park Byung-eun, Yoo Sun,Lee Sang-yeob


Release date:1 June 2022

Kim Sun-Bin(Played by Seo Yea-ji) is the daughter of a genius scientist. 13 years ago, her father was murdered by the chaebol family and she plans to take revenge by planning for 13 years and later finds Kang Yoon-Gyeom to be one of the culprits of the chaebol family. But, she falls in love with Yoon-Gyeom and becomes confused between her love and her revenge.

10. My Name (2021)

Directed by: Kim Jin-min

Cast:Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun


Release date:15 October 2021

By far, My Name is the Best revenge drama of 2021. Han So-hee’s (Played by Yoon Ji-woo) father dies in an unexpected accident. Seeking revenge, she joins Choi Mu-jin, the biggest drug dealer in Korea. He was her father’s best friend and under his direction, he join the police department as a mole and meets Jeon Pil-do(Played by Ahn Bo-hyun) a detective from the same department and starts to work together.

9. Somebody (2022)

Directed by: Jung Ji-woo

Cast:Kim Young-kwang, Kim Yong-ji,Kang Hae-lim


Release date:18 November 2022

Kim Sum(Played by Kang Hae-lim) is a developer of the social connecting app ‘Somebody.’ A murder takes place and the app becomes involved in it. Sung Yun-oh(Played by Kim Young-Kwang) is an architectural designer and possesses different personalities such as a Psychopathic killer and a mixed personality.

8. Revenge of Others (2022)

Directed by: Kim Yoo-jin,

Cast: Shin Ye-eun, Lomon

Episodes: 12

Release date: 9 November 2022

If you are looking for a high school revenge kdrama, then this drama is for you.

Revenge of Others centres around Yongtan High School students. Our protagonist, Ok Chan-mi, is profoundly shocked and does not believe that her brother, Chae Sang-woo, committed suicide. She seeks to find the real murderer and gets transferred to her brother’s school. She then meets Ji Soo-heon(Played by Lomon) a student of class of 3, he is suffering from an illness and in need of money he gets paid for beating the bullied students.

7. Remarriage and Desires (2022)

Directed by: Kim Jeong-min

Cast: Kim Hee-sun, Lee Hyun-Wook, Jung Yoo-jin


Release date:15 July 2022

Seo Hye-seun(Played by Kim Hee-sun) is a teacher and a middle-class housewife in Gangnam. She is devasted after her husband demands a divorce, turns out he has been cheating on her for years. To take revenge, he takes help from a match-making agency.

6. Graceful Family (2019)

Directed by: Han Chul-Soo

Cast:Im Soo-hyang, Lee Jang-woo, Bae Jong-ok


Release date:21 August 2019

Mo Seok-hee (Played by Im Soo-hyang) is an heir and only child of MC Group. 15 years ago, when she moved to the United States, her mother was murdered. Seeking revenge, she comes back to Korea to reveal the truth. She meets Heo Yoon Do, a lawyer with no office and solves problems in the neighbourhood in the restaurant. They both work together to find out the real cause of her mother’s death.

5. The World of the Married (2020)

Directed by: Mo Wan-il

Cast: Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon,Han So-hee

Episodes: 17

Release date: 27 March 2020

Ji Seon-u(Played by Kim Hee-ae) is a medical doctor and works at Family Love Hospital in Gosan. She is married to Lee Tae-oh (Played by Park Hae-joon). She has everything that she wants, a happy family and a son Lee Jun-Yeong. When she finds out about her husband’s affair, she plans to take revenge by using her connection.

4. Taxi Driver (2021)

Directed by: Park Joon-woo

Cast: Lee Je-hoon,Esom,Kim Eui-sung,Pyo Ye-jin


Release date: 9 April 2021

Kim Do-gi (Played by Lee Je-hoon) works as a taxi driver under Rainbow Taxi Company but actually works as a Hero to help people suffering from injustice. He is approached by Jang Sung-Chul to work as a vigilante to help people suffering from loan sharks and Criminals gangs. They are from a group, of hackers to excellent mechanics and a skilled fighter

3. The Glory (2022)

Directed by: Ahn Gil-ho

Cast: Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Lim Ji-yeon


Release date:30 December 2022

The Glory is the most talked about and the best revenge series on Netflix. The series has attracted K-Drama Fans with its unique storyline and its cast.

The story centers around Moon Dong-eun(Played by Song Hye-kyo) a former victim of violence. She spent 10 years planning her revenge and works at her bully Yeon Jin’s school as a homeroom teacher at an elementary school. Her main plan is to bring down the whole group and serve them the punishment they deserve.

On her way to revenge, she takes help from Joo Yeo-jeong(Played by Lee Do-hyun) a plastic surgeon, who teaches Dong-Eun to play Go.

2. Vincenzo (2021)

Directed by: Kim Hee-won

Cast: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon

Episodes: 20

Release date: 20 February 2021

The story starts with Park Joo-hyung (Played by Song Joong-ki) an Italian Korean Mafia who returns to Korea after his boss’s death and settles some unfinished business. He originally plans to retrieve 1.5 tons of gold after the owner’s death. But after meeting Hong Cha-young(Played by Jeon Yeo-been) a lawyer at Wusang Law Firm, he changed his mind and works together to fight against the rich conglomerate.

1. Itaewon Class (2020)

Directed by: Kim Sung-Yoon

Cast: Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung, Kwon Nara

Episodes: 16

Release date: 31 January 2020

Number 1 on our list is Itaewon Class. The most popular and one of the best Revenge-Theme Kdrama of 2020.

Park Sae-ro-yi(Played by Park Seo Joon) is a high school student. One day, he helps a student from a bully named Geun-won but turns out he is the son of Jang Dae-hee, also the CEO where his father works. He is asked for an apology but upon refusal, his father gets fired from his job. Later, due to Geun-Won’s reckless driving, Sae-ro-yi’s father gets killed and attempts to kill Geun-Won, he is sentenced to 3 years in prison. He plans to take his revenge by opening the biggest company than Jang Dae-hee and after coming out from prison, he opens a restaurant in the centre of Itaewon and later expands it to a franchise.

What is the Korean show girl takes revenge?

Glory is the most popular Korean drama of 2023. The drama follows Dong-eun who seeks to take revenge upon the bully group.

Which Korean drama has a revenge story?

Itaewon Class 2020 is a Korean drama that has the best theme around revenge.

What is the K-drama Revenge of Others about?

Revenge of others follows around Ok Chan-mi, whose brother is reported to commit suicide. She does not believe that and in order to find the truth, she transfers to her brother’s school and starts to collect all the information related to her brother.

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