Born on June 22, 1987, Lee Min Ho is considered one of the most successful actors. He is a singer, model, and actor. He started his acting journey by doing small roles in various dramas and officially debuted in the year 2006 in a series called Secret Campus. In 2009, he got his big break in the series Boys Over Flower, where he played the main lead as Gu Jun Pyo. This series was a huge hit worldwide and he started to get recognition from this drama. In the same year, he received the Best New Actor award in the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. After that, he gave back-to-back hits with many dramas. Here is a list of the top 10 best dramas featuring Lee Min Ho.
1. Boys Over Flower
Number one on the list we have Boys Over Flower. Lee Min Ho and Gu Hye Seon played the leading role in the drama. The story of the drama revolves around a girl from not a not-so-good financial background who joins a prestigious and wealthy college. She saves a student from committing suicide because of bullying but later becomes the target of bullying by a group of spoilt, privileged boys named F4. This manga-inspired drama was a huge hit worldwide, and Lee Min Ho got his spotlight from this drama.
2. City Hunter
Released in 2011, City Hunter is a manga-based revenge drama. The story revolves around a guy, Lee Yoon Sung, played by Lee Min Ho, who is an MIT graduate. After graduating, he returns to South Korea to take revenge on the politicians who were responsible for his father’s death. With the help of his adoptive father, he planned revenge and entered the Blue House.
3. The Heirs
Released in the year 2013, this drama revolves around a guy named Kim Tan, played by Lee Min Ho. He was the heir of the Empire group but was sent to the states as a part of the plan plotted by his half-elder brother. There he meets Cha Eun Sung, played by Park Shin Hye, who went to the US in search of her sister. Kin Tan fell in love with Eun Sung not knowing the truth that she is the daughter of his house help. This drama was loved by the people worldwide.
4. Legend Of The Blue Sea
Legend of The Blue Sea is a fantasy drama released in 2016. The story revolves around a mermaid, Shim Chung, played by Jun Ji Hyun, who followed her love from the Joseon dynasty to the modern world. In the modern world, her love has a look like Heo Joon Jae, played by Lee Min Ho, who is a con artist. The story progresses as Joon Jae’s stepmother wants him dead so that her son can be the heir of his fortune.
5. The King: Eternal Monarch
Released in 2020, The King: Eternal Monarch is a mystery fantasy drama. The story revolves around the third emperor, Lee Gong, played by Lee Min Ho, who had a tragic past as he had seen his father getting murdered in front of his eyes when he was six years old. He then mysteriously enters a parallel world where he meets Jung Tae Eul, played by Kim Go En, who is a cop. The story progresses as both of them join hands to find the real truth about his father’s death.
Pachinko released in 2020, is a historical romantic drama. The story revolves around a family of four generations. Kim Sun Ja, played by Kim Min Ha, moved to Osaka leaving behind her family in Korea which was under Japanese rule, to live among a small minority of Koreans there. This story shows the discrimination faced by Korean immigrants in Japan during those times.
Faith is a historical fantasy drama released in 2012. The story revolves around the captain of the royal guard, General Choi Yeong, played by Lee Min Ho, who was given the task of bringing the “heaven’s doctor” as the queen was injured. Choi Yong travels to the future and brings a modern-day doctor, Yoo Eun Soo, played by Kim Hee Sun. The story then proceeds as they get through the politics of the kingdom and send Eun Soo back to her world before the gate closes.
8. Personal Taste
The drama Personal Taste was released in 2010 and is a romantic comedy drama. The story revolves around a man named Jeon Jin Ho, played by Lee Min Ho, who is a straight man but is mistaken as gay, as he lives as a roommate with Park Gae In, played by Son Ye Jin. Jin Ho is an architect who wants to get the project Dam Art Centre, and Gae In is an interior designer who wants to impress her father. The story tells how they solve their problems together and fall in love with each other.
9. Secret Campus
This 2006 drama was the debut of Lee Min Ho as the main lead. The drama tells the story of a girl named Oh Su Ah, played by Lee Do Hyun, whose boyfriend suddenly passes away in an accident. After a year she received an email saying her boyfriend was cheating on her with Park Du Hyeon’s sister. Lee Min Ho played the character of Park Du Hyeon. As the story proceeds more secrets start coming out.
10. Mackerel Run
Mackerel Ru is a comedy youth drama released in the year 2007. The story of the drama revolves around a boy Cha Gong Chan, played by Lee Min Ho, who was able to enter a top private high school thanks to his soccer skills. But after he quits soccer he is treated as an outcast and loses the willingness to go to school. Things changed when he met a new transfer student Min Yoon Seo, played by Moon Chae Won. He then changed his mind and again became enthusiastic about going to school.