From Romance to Thriller: Kim Go Eun’s 8 Best Korean Dramas and Movies

If you haven’t heard of Kim Go Eun, then you might recognise her – She’s that good, for real. 

I’ve loved Go Eun for so long, and I just know that if you enjoyed her role in one drama, you’ll enjoy her in all of them.

In this post, I’ve listed 8 Korean Movies and dramas that feature Kim Go Eun you should give a chance right now. 


Kim Go Eun is a South Korean actress known for her breakout role in the film A Muse (2012). 

After gaining critical acclaim, she took a break from acting to finish her degree, and then returned in 2014 with the crime thriller Monster

In addition to her acting career, Kim has been named a Chanel ambassador for South Korea and has actively supported environmental causes, including donating to wildfire victims and participating in plastic reduction initiatives.

Here are 8 of the best Korean dramas & movies Starring Kim Go Eun: 

1. Little Women (2022)

Little Women Kdrama

The drama is about three sisters who grew up poor but are very close. 

Kim Go Eun plays the role of Oh In Ju, the oldest sister. Since she was a child, she’s known that money is crucial for protecting her family. 

She becomes involved in a theft case involving 70 billion won. 

The drama shows how she and her sisters bravely fight against Korea’s wealthiest family to prove their innocence.  

Also see: 15 Psychological Thriller Kdramas That Will Mess With Your Mind

2. Goblin (2016)

Goblin Kdrama

Goblin is one of Kim Go Eun’s most famous dramas. 

In this fantasy Kdrama, she plays the character Ji Eun Tak, a girl who was supposed to die but was saved by a goblin. 

She becomes the goblin’s bride in the spirit world and a missing soul for the Grim Reaper. 

The story follows her as she falls in love with the goblin, only to realize that she is destined to end his eternal life as his bride.

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3. Yumi’s Cells (2021)

Yumi's Cells Kdrama

Kim Go Eun plays the introspective main character, Kim Yu Mi, in this super romantic drama. 

Yumi’s Cells follows Yu Mi’s life as an office worker from the perspective of her brain cells. 

After being betrayed by her boyfriend, Yu Mi’s “love cells” go quiet. 

But when she meets Goo Woong, her love cells start to wake up again.

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4. Tune In For Love (2019)

In this movie, Kim Go Eun portrays the character of Mi Soo, a college student. 

Mi Soo frequently finds herself crossing paths with Hyun Woo. 

Their first encounter takes place while she is working at a bakery, and it is during this time that they both develop a bond over the radio show titled “Yoo Yeol’s Music Album.” 

Interestingly enough, the radio show becomes a medium that aligns their hearts through a sequence of coincidental events.

Also see: 17 Captivating Korean Movies to Add to Your Netflix Queue in 2023

5. Untact (2020)

This short film is set during the peak of the COVID-19 spread. 

Kim Go Eun portrays Soo Jin, and Sung Hyun, the man she loves, returns to Korea after a long time. 

However, he has to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine. 

As a result, despite being in the same place, the two lovers can only communicate through phones and video calls. 

6. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

This is a fictional drama that revolves around parallel realities. 

Kim Go Eun plays the role of Tae Eul, a police detective in the Republic of South Korea. 

One day, she unexpectedly meets Lee Goon, the emperor of the Kingdom of Corea in a parallel reality. 

Despite their stark differences, the two gradually develop a romantic connection. 

Adding to the intrigue, Go Eun also appears as Luna, a thief who exists as Tae Eul’s parallel counterpart in the Kingdom of Corea.

Related: 10 Amazing Romantic Historical Kdramas So Sweet They’ll Melt Your Heart

7. Cheese In The Trap (2016)

Cheese in the Trap Kdrama

In this romantic Kdrama, Kim Go Eun plays the role of Hong Seol, a college student. 

Hong Seol is a responsible daughter and a caring sister who takes up multiple part-time jobs to support her education. 

Her life takes a turn when she encounters Yoo Jung, a handsome and peculiar young man. 

As their story unfolds, Yoo Jung’s shocking proposal leaves Hong Seol questioning whether there is a hidden malicious side behind his seemingly polite demeanor. 

8. Monster (2014)

In the drama Monster, Kim Go Eun plays Bok Soon. Bok Soon runs a street stall and her life revolves around her younger sister. 

Everything changes when her sister is murdered by a serial killer named Tae Soo. 

Filled with rage and determination, Bok Soon vows to catch Tae Soo and avenge her sister’s death.

Kim Go Eun really is a talented actress, and any of the Kdramas or Kmovies on this list are a perfect place to start if you’re interested in her filmography.

And, you can check out the related posts below for some more Korean dramas featuring your favourite stars.

Happy watching!

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