Article: Top 10 Korean Movies/Dramas Based On Psychopaths

The craze for psychopath-based dramas and movies in the South Korean entertainment industry is not a hidden fact. Psychopathy dramas and films were released a decade ago, but recently the craze and the thrill of it have been constantly loved by the viewers! If you’re into the thrill of psychopaths and their vicious tricks, this article is for you!! Top 10 such dramas and movies for you!!

1. I Saw The Devil (2010)

‘'I saw the devil' is a 2010  action thriller film directed by Kim Jee-Woon and written by Park Hoon-Jung. The story revolves around a secret agent, Kim Soo - Hyeon, who seeks revenge on a psychopath serial killer, Kyung Chul (Choi Min-Sik), after his pregnant wife, Joo Yun (Oh San-Ha), became the latest victim of a psychopath serial killer.

2. Midnight (2021)

Midnight is a 2021 thriller k-movie, written and directed by Kwon Oh-Seung. Midnight is hide-and-seek between a serial killer, Do – Shik (Wi Ha Joon), and a deaf woman named Kim Kyung-Mi (Jin Ki Joo), who witnessed his brutal crime.

3. Mouse (2021)

The mouse is a Korean thriller drama released in 2021, directed by Choi Joon-Bae and Kang Cheol-Woo and written by Choi Ran, starring Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-Joon, Park Ju-Hyun, and Kyung Soo-Jin. The storyline revolves around a rookie police officer, Jeong Ba – rum (Lee Seung-Gi), working at a police substation. He is an honest person and tries to attain justice. He faces a psychopath murderer, Seong Yohan, who places the entire nation in fear. Jung Ba-Reum’s life is changed afterward as he discovers his dark mysteries.

4. Beyond Evil (2021)

Beyond Evil is a 2021 psychological thriller k-drama directed by Shim Na - Yeon starring Shin Ha-Kyun and Yeo Jin-Goo. What happens when two ex-detectives work together to catch the same serial murderer who terrified their quiet area, twenty years ago and returns?


5. Flower Of Evil (2020)

Flower of Evil is a 2020 mystery thriller k-drama directed by Kim Cheol-Kyu, starring Lee Joon-Gi, Moon Chae-Won, Jang Hee-Jin, and Seo Hyun-woo. Baek Hee-Sung (Lee Joon-gi) and Cha Ji-Won (Moon Chae-Won) might seem like a happy couple, but Baek Hee-Sung hides his murderous past behind his mask, Cha Ji-Won while investigating a serial murder case, she gets suspicious of her husband and his connection with the matter.


6. Train (2021)

The Train is a fantasy mystery - thriller drama released in 2021 and directed by  Ryu Seung-Jin, starring Yoon Shi-Yoon, Kyung Soo-Jin, and Shin So-Yul. The story is about a person, who lost his beloved because of a serial killer. He crosses into a different world to discover tthe truth bbehind her death. Seo Do-Won (Yoon Si-Yoon) is a hardworking detective, who is enthusiastic about his job. Han Seo-Kyung (Kyung Soo-Jin) is a prosecutor with an honest personality. Lee Jung-Min (Shin So-Yul) is a member of a scientific investigation unit. She is Seo Do-Won’s childhood friend and also his first love. She supports Seo Do-Won.


7. Gap Dong (2014)

Gap Dong is a 2014 mystery crime K-drama directed by Jo Soo-Won,  starring Yoon Sang-Hyun, Sung Dong-Il, Kim Min-Jung, Kim Ji-Won, and Lee Joon. Moo-Yeom (Yoon Sang-Hyun) is a detective, determined to catch the serial murderer, Gap Dong. People believed that Gap Dong was dead, but new clues hinted at his presence, and Moo-Yeom sets out to see the killer at any cost.

8. Memoir Of A Murderer (2017)

Memoir of a Murderer is a 2017 action-thriller film directed by Won Shin-Yun. Based on a bestselling fiction book by author Kim Young-Ha. The story revolves around Byeong-Soo (Sol Kyung-Gu), a former murderer, was forced to live an everyday life due to Alzheimer's. He fights with his mental health as he tries to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.


9. V.I.P (2017)

V.I.P is a 2017  Korean crime-action thriller film directed by Park Hoon-Jung. What happens when a V.I.P from North Korea, Kim Gwang-Il (Lee Jung-Suk), becomes a suspect in a serial murder case as many nations are involved and try to protect Kim Gwang-Il despite the frustrating efforts by cops?

10. Monster (2014)

Monster is a 2014 Korean action thriller film written and directed by Hwang In-Ho, starring Lee Min-Ki and Kim Go-Eun. Bok-Soon (Kim Go-Eun) is known for her uncontrolled rage and is called a 'psycho bitch' by her neighborhood. When the cold-hearted serial killer Tae-Soo (Lee Min-Ki) kills Bok-Soon's sister with the assumption of her being a witness, Bok-Soon sets out for revenge against Tae-Soo, but the murderer himself sets out against Bok-Soon.