10 Best Movies of Kim Eun Sook

If asked who is the famous Korean drama scriptwriter? Drake fans may remember the name Kim Eun Sook. Her name has been associated with a number of TV series that are quite popular with Drakor fans such as Goblin, The Heir, Descendants of the Sun or Mr. Sunshine.

Lovers in Paris is a drama that made Kim Eun Sook begin to gain credibility as a screenwriter. Usually dramas written by Kim Eun Sook have additional elements that make the series famous, such as dialogue or iconic scenes.

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Intrigued by screenwriter Kim Eun Sook’s drama? Come on, check out some of the movies in the following reviews!

Mr. Sunshine

  • Release year 2018
  • Genre History , Psychological , Romance
  • Director Lee Eun Bok
  • Cast Lee Byung Hun Kim Tae Ri Kim Min Jung Yoo Yeon Seok Byun Yo Han

He. Sunshine is tvN’s drama that has excellently won the highest rating. After the success of Goblin, Kim Eun Sook reappeared with Mr. sunny .

The cast in this epic blockbuster includes Lee Byung Hun as Choi Eugene and Kim Tae Ri as Go Ae Shin. This film is a historical drama set in the early 1900s.

He. Sunshine is about Eugene and Ae Shin. Told Eugene was born a slave. Then he fled to America. In that foreign land, he became a Captain of the Marines. Meanwhile, Ae Shin is a noblewoman of the Joseon era.

After becoming an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Eugene returned to Korea. It was here that he met and fell in love with Ae Shin, the daughter of a nobleman. At the same time, Eugene learned that the plan to colonize Korea was being carried out by foreign armies.


  • Release year 2016
  • Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Director Kwon Hyuk Chan, Lee Eung Bok, Yoon Jong Ho
  • Cast Gong Yoo Kim Go Eun Lee Dong Wook Yoo In Na Yook Sung Jae

Perhaps Goblin is Kim Eun Sook’s rom-com a bit different because the main character involves a goblin. The film tells the story of Kim Shin/Goblin (Gong Yoo), a military general of the Goryeo Kingdom, who died quite tragically.

But apparently he did not die but became an immortal being. He became sad and lonely because those close to him had left him.

Kim Shin also spent 900 years searching for a bride who could pull out her sword and go to the afterlife.

One day, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) meets Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) who is a high school student. Eun Tak admits she is the elf bride who can draw the sword on Kim Shin’s body.

However, it turns out that drawing swords is not easy. Things get complicated because the two of them love each other.

Descendants of the Sun

  • Release year 2016
  • Genre Drama
  • Director Baek Sang Hoon , Lee Eung Bok
  • Cast Song Hye Kyo Song Jong Ki Jin Goo Kim Ji Won

Thanks to Descendants of the Sun, the Song-Song couple was born. The chemistry between Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo in this series spreads to the real world.

Meanwhile, the story of this drama follows Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo), a cardiovascular surgeon at Haesung Hospital.

She is a beautiful, determined woman. Mo Yeon’s life changes after she meets the Captain and leader of Team Alpha, Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki).

He’s a soldier who cares more about his country and protects anyone who needs help, even if it’s against his superiors. Then the two fall in love.

The King: Eternal Monarch

  • Release year 2020
  • Genres Drama , Fantasy , History , Romance , Science Fiction
  • Director Baek Sang Hoon , Jung Ji Hyun , Yoo Je Won
  • Cast Lee Min Ho Kim Go Eun Woo Do Hwan Lee Jung Jin Kim Kyung Nam Jung Eun Chae

This is Lee Min Ho’s movie after he finished his military service. The King: Eternal Monarch is a sci-fi and romance fantasy film. This drama tells the story of Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), a third generation Korean emperor.

In the eyes of his citizens, he is the perfect leader. But it turned out that he had a deep wound. In the past, he witnessed his father being killed right in front of his eyes during a coup d’etat.

Lee Gon would rather attend university conferences than fulfill his state duty. During one of his adventures, Lee Gon finds himself thrust into a parallel world.

There, he meets Jeong Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun), a police inspector. Together with Tae Eul, he tries to defeat the villain and close the door to the parallel world.

The Heirs

  • Release year 2013
  • Genres Drama , Romance , Teen
  • Director Boo Sung Chul , Kang Shin Hyo
  • Cast Lee Min Ho Park Shin Hye Kim Woo Bin

The Heirs is a movie by Kim Eun Sook that is very warmly received by Drakor fans, especially fans in Korea.

Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) is a rich chaebol. He is the heir of the Empire Group, which was previously sent to the US to study.

Actually, Kim Tan was not sent to school but was exiled. Kim Tan’s half-brother wanted to take over the family business, that’s why Kim Tan was sent to America.

In America, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye), who turns out to be the daughter of a maid at his house. Then the two fall in love.

But trouble arose between the two when Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji Won) appeared. Kim Tan’s heart is torn between duty and love.

Secret Garden

  • Release year 2010
  • Genre Comedy , Fantasy , Romance
  • Director Kim Jung Hyun , Kwon Hyuk Chan , Shin Woo Cheol
  • Cast Hyun Bin Ha Ji Won Yoon Sang Hyun Kim Sa Rang

Secret Garden was a hit romantic comedy at the time. The drama that aired on SBS in 2010 solidified Kim Eun Sook’s position as a successful screenwriter.

The film is about a body swap played by Hyun Bin. He plays Kim Joo Won, the CEO of a department store.

Kim Joo Won meets Gil Ra Im played by Ha Ji Won. Ra Im is an unlucky stuntwoman.

The two met by chance thanks to Oska played by Yoon Sang Hyun. Oska is an idol and Joo Won’s cousin.

Joo Won and Ra Im then fall in love. However, before the difference in status between the two, Joo Won must choose between Ra Im or follow the will of his family.


  • Release year: 2007
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Produce: K-Dream
  • Director: Shin Woo-chul
  • Actors: Lee Seo-jin, Kim Jung-eun, Jung Chan
  • Episodes: 20

The movie Lovers tells the story of Ha Kang Jae (Lee Seo Jin) who is a rich businessman and gangster. Meanwhile, Yoon Mi Joo (Kim Jung Eun) is a plastic surgeon.

The meeting between the two happened because Min Joo thought Kang Jae was her evil brother-in-law. Kang Jae is the boyfriend of Mi Joo’s pregnant neighbor, namely Park Yoo Jin (Kim Gyu Ri).

Meanwhile, Kang Sae Yeon (Jung Chan) meets Mi Joo and falls in love with Mi Joo’s passionate attitude.

But it turns out Kang Jae also loves Mi Joo. Love for Kang Jae grows as Min Joo treats his injuries. How will this love triangle end?

A Gentleman’s Dignity

  • Release year: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Produce: CJ E&M, Hwa&Dam Pictures
  • Directed by: Shin Woo-chul & Kwon Hyeok-chan
  • Actors: Kim Ha-neul, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Min-jong, Kim Su-ro & Lee Jong-hyuk
  • Episodes : 20

A Gentleman’s Dignity is a hit drama in 2013. This is the movie that marks Jang Dong Gun’s return to the small screen after 12 busy times on the big screen. A Gentleman’s Dignity is about the friendship and romance of men during their adult years.

Kim Do Jin, played by Jang Dong Gun, is an arrogant middle-aged man. He meets Seo Yi Soo (Kim Ha Neul) and falls in love with him.

But Yi Soo doesn’t believe it because Do Jin is a player, so Do Jin already has Yi Soo. But that didn’t stop Do Jin.

While pursuing Yi Soo, Do Jin realizes his feelings are quite deep. He also tries to gain Yi Soo’s trust.

On Air

  • Release year: 2008
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Produce: K-Dream
  • Directed by: Shin Woo-chul & Jin Hyuk
  • Actors: Lee Beom-soo, Kim Ha-neul, Song Yoon-ah, Park Yong-ha
  • Episodes : 21

Previously, Jang Ki Joon (Lee Bum Soo) was a top manager in the television business. But then he went bankrupt because he couldn’t compete with other stronger agencies.

Oh Seung Ah (Kim Ha Neul) appeared and agreed to join Ki Joon’s company. Seung Ah is a top star, lucky for Ki Joon.

Lee Kyung Min (Park Young Ha) is a drama production director (PD). He got the chance to direct his first play.

Seo Young Eun (Song Yoon Ah) is divorced from her husband and lives with her children. He was a sought-after playwright.

Drama On Air tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the drama’s production. On Air also describes the efforts of the production team and cast to be able to complete the film with a tight schedule.

There are also stories about actors, actresses, and entertainment companies dealing with the rumors surrounding them.

Lovers in Paris

  • Release year: 2004
  • Genre: Romance
  • Produce: The Coup Media
  • Director: Shin Woo-chul
  • Actors: Kim Jung-eun, Lee Dong-gun, Park Shin-yang
  • Episodes : 20

The movie Lovers in Paris brought fame to Kim Eun Sook. Thanks to this drama, his name entered the Korean drama map.

Kang Tae Young (Kim Jung Eun) lives in the city of Paris. He is writing the script. He runs into Han Ki Joo (Park Shin Yang) and Yoon Soo Hyuk (Lee Dong Gun) when his bicycle breaks down.

When Tae Young and Soo Hyuk become friends, Gi Ju asks Tae Young to pretend to be her fiancé for work reasons.

But when they return to Korea, the situation gets worse for all three because it turns out that Gi Ju, Soo Hyuk’s uncle, has a crush on Tae Young. Same goes for Soo Hyuk, at first as friends, he eventually falls in love with Tae Young.

Above are 10 films by writer Kim Eun Sook that have successfully made Drakor fans fascinated. Some of her films have made such a strong impression that many fans are always looking forward to Kim Eun Sook’s next work.

His latest project is a drama called The Glory starring Song Hye Kyo and Lee Do Hyun. The series is scheduled to air in 2022 and the number of episodes will be 8 episodes.

However, the exact date is still unclear as the film is still in the making. Are you looking forward to Kim Eun Sook’s new drama?

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