Starting her acting career by starring in an independent film in 2004, Kim So Jin gradually climbed the ladder of success. Actively acting in short films for many years, this 1979-born actress also started appearing in longer films. Her convincing performance has received high praise from many prestigious awards.

Kim So Jin won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in The King (2017). Among others, from the Baeksang Arts Awards, the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Grand Bell Awards.

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In fact, most of Kim So Jin’s movies have compelling stories and A-listed cast. Want to know what movies she’s been in?

I Can Speak

  • Release year 2015
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Life
  • Director Kim Hyunseok
  • Cast Na Moon Hee Lee Je Hoon

Kim So Jin’s movie I Can Speak (2017) talks a lot about her strong determination, her unyielding efforts to speak out about injustice and suffering of a grandmother named Na Ok Bun. She is a middle-aged woman famous for regularly sending complaints from residents to officers at the service office.

Because she often comes and files complaints, she is called Granny Goblin. The staff there do their best to avoid him and take Ok Bun’s complaints to a new civil servant named Park Min Jae.

Their relationship is often not very harmonious, until Ok Bun hears that Min Jae is fluent in English. Ok Bun curtly changed because he wanted to be taught English by young people.

Min Jae refuses, but his heart softens at Ok Bun’s perseverance and kindness. Min Jae also started to teach Ok Bun English until his ability improved.

Min Jae finally knows why Ok Bun wants to be fluent in the language. In the drama, Kim So Jin plays prosecutor Keum Joo, who helps Ok Bun.

My Palpitating Life

  • Release year 2014
  • Genre Drama , Family , Medical , Romance
  • Director Lee Jae Yong
  • Cast Song Hye Kyo Kang Dong Won Jo Sung Mok Baek Il Sub Heo Jun Seok

My Palpitating Life or My Brilliant Life (2014) is a film by Kim So Jin, starring Song Hye Kyo and Gang Dong Won. This movie is based on the 2011 novel by Kim Ae Ran.

All the touching conflicts in My Brilliant Life (2014) started with Mi Ra’s pregnancy when she was 17 years old. Dae Soo plays a married couple who decide to run away from home and take care of their small family.

A few months later, their child was born and named Ah Reum. However, Ah Reum was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disorder called progeria. This condition makes it age faster.

Turning 17 years old, Mi Ra and Dae Soo prepare to face the fact that their son may not be 18 years old.

The Terror Live

  • Release year 2013
  • Genres Action , Crime , Drama , Horror
  • Director Kim Byung Woo
  • Cast Ha Jung Woo Jeon Hye Jin Kim So Jin Choi Jin Ho

The disaster and terror drama The Terror Live (2013) is Kim So Jin’s next film, which is regrettable if you miss it. Although acting as a supporting character, the plot of this movie will give you moments of intense entertainment. That day, Yoon Young Hwa, a former top news anchor who is now a broadcaster, received a strange call.

The mysterious caller threatens to blow up Mapo Bridge, the main bridge that crosses the Han River and connects two important districts in South Korea. Yoon started to get nervous when the caller started blowing up the Mapo Bridge.

Kim So Jin plays reporter Lee Ji Soo, who directly reports on the explosion at Mapo Bridge.

Escape from Mogadishu

  • Release year 2021
  • Genres Action, Drama, Horror
  • Director Ryu Seung Wan
  • Cast Kim Yoon Seok Jo In Sung Heo Joon Ho Koo Kyo Hwan

Escape From Mogadishu (2021) is Kim So Jin’s film that received many awards and nominations from prestigious events. This film is based on true events set during the Civil War in Somalia and efforts by North and South Korea to gain admission to the United Nations in the late 1980s.

Amidst the tricks and plots competing for a place at the United Nations, the two Koreas must work together to get out of there safely.

Han Sin Seong as ambassador to South Korea was at war with Rim Yong Su, who served as ambassador to North Korea. Everything changes when they are caught in a war that threatens their safety.

Han and Rim must both lower their nation’s egos to save themselves and the people they bring with them. Han’s wife, Kim Myung Hee, played by Kim So Jin, also goes through a struggle to escape Somalia and return to Korea.

Emergency Declaration

  • Release year 2022
  • Genres Action , Aviation , Crime , Disaster , Drama , Politics , Action Film , Horror
  • Director Han Jae Rim
  • Cast Song Kang Ho Lee Byung Hun Jeon Do Yeon Kim Nam Gil Im Si Wan

In Kim So Jin’s Emergency (2022), you’ll see her play a reliable flight attendant. In a precarious state caused by the terrible horror of the plane, Hee Jin becomes someone on whom both passengers, pilots, and crew on the ground can rely.

The story begins when Jae Hyuk and his daughter, Soo Min, want to go to Hawaii by Sky Korea KI501. Before boarding the plane, Soo Min runs into a suspicious man named Jin Seok. Apparently Jin Seok was on the same flight and made Jae Hyuk even more worried. Jae Hyuk’s hunch is right because this young man is really dangerous.

The Man Standing Next

  • Release year 2020
  • Genres Based on True Story , Crime , Drama , History , Politics , Horror
  • Director Woo Min Ho
  • Cast Lee Byung Hun Lee Sung Min Kwak Do Won Lee Hee Joon Kim So Jin

Kim So Jin’s next film is one of Korea’s highest-grossing films, starring big names like Lee Sung Min, Lee Byung Hun, and Kwak Do Won.

The movie “The Man Standing Next” (2020) tells the story of the political and security situation in Korea that occurred in the 1970s. At that time, Korea was under the absolute control of President Park, who also control KCIA.

The head of the KCIA, Kim Gyu Pyeong, is about to become second in command, but has to contend with the head of the presidential security department. Amid such conditions, former KCIA Director, Park Yong Gak, who knew all the illegal activities of the government, fled and was about to testify before the US Congress.

Park became a target because if the Korean government’s activities were exposed, the situation would be very dangerous. Kim Gyu Pyeong was then sent to find Park Young Gak. What happened next was that Kim discovered a CIA agent was acting without his orders.

When Young Gak is threatened, Kim turns to a lobbyist named Deborah Shim, played by Kim So Jin, for help.

The King

  • Release year 2017
  • Genre Action , Crime , Drama
  • Director Han Jae Rim
  • Cast Jo In Sung Jung Woo Sung Kim Ah Joong

Park Tae Soo was born into a poor family. He decides to become a prosecutor knowing that power is the most important thing in life and the greatest symbol of power. In fact, after becoming a prosecutor, Tae Soo’s life is not much better than that of an employee.

Then he joins a group of powerful prosecutors, having both power and wealth.

There, he began to feel the joy of being in the midst of high society. However, while enjoying all the comforts, Tae Soo also discovers the cruel side of their world. here Kim So Jin plays a prosecutor named Ahn Hee Yeon who specializes in trapping corrupt prosecutors.

New Trial

  • Release year 2017
  • Genres Action , Drama , Law , Mystery
  • Director Kim Tae Yoon
  • Cast Jung Woo Kang Ha Neul Kim Hae Sook

Co-starring in the movie New Trial (2017), Kim So Jin plays a supporting character named Kang Hyo Jin. The film itself stars Jung Woo, who plays Joon Yeong; A lawyer has just lost a lawsuit and is heavily in debt. Joon Yeong then finds a job at a law firm and meets Hyun Woo.

Hyun Woo is a witness to the death of a taxi driver, who is later accused of being the killer. Hyun Woo had to confess because he was abused during the interrogation.

After ten years of languishing in prison, Hyun Woo’s life when he was freed completely changed. He was heavily stigmatized as an unforgettable killer.

No Tears for the Dead

  • Release year 2014
  • Genres Action , Crime , Drama , Horror
  • Director Lee Jung Beom
  • Cast Jang Dong Gun Kim Min Hee Brian Tee Kim Min Jae

Gon, a professional hitman secretly has sex with a girl sitting alone at his table in an American restaurant. Gon then leaves the girl to meet Ha Yun Guk and make a deal with a group of Russian thugs. Gon then kills and takes Yun Guk’s laptop.

Hearing voices behind the door, Gon opened fire and was surprised because what he shot was the girl from earlier. Her death hurts Gon and he often gets drunk to forget about her.

Gon then goes to Korea and meets the girl’s mother. Guilt increasingly haunts him as he sees the woman mourning the death of the princess.

Another Child

  • Release year 2019
  • Genre Drama
  • Director Kim Yoon Seok
  • Cast Yum Jung-Ah Kim So Jin Kim Hye Joon Park Se Jin

Joo Ri is the only child of Dae Won, an emotionless father, and Young Joo, an overprotective mother who focuses on improving her daughter’s education and social status.

Joo Ri has trouble making friends at school and her difficulties are compounded when she discovers that her father is having an affair with Mi He, the mother of a classmate who owns a restaurant.

Another woman in her father’s life is played by Kim So Jin. Unable to hold back her disappointment, Joo Ri came to greet Yoon Ah, Mi Hee’s daughter. She is an unpopular girl, often depressed and marginalized. Yoon Ah’s reaction was surprising because she contacted Young Joo, Joo Ri’s mother, and told her that her mother was pregnant.

Those are the ten best Kim So Jin movies that have a very strong and eye-catching plot. Which of these movies have you seen yet? Or watch without realizing that Kim So Jin plays?

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