10 Best Movies of Lee Ji Ah

With the role of Shim Su Ryeon, Lee Ji Ah’s name reached its peak after appearing in the drama “The Penthouse: War of Life” in 2020. Thanks to her excellent acting, Lee Ji Ah made many audiences The creator of the film must be ashamed. The reason is that in the movie, Lee Ji Ah has shown the struggle of a mother to claim justice for her child.

The name Lee Ji Ah itself is not an unfamiliar name in the Korean entertainment industry. Lee Ji Ah is known as an actress since 2007. Lee Ji Ah made her debut through the drama The Legend (2007) co-starring with actor Bae Yong Joon. To her surprise, her first appearance immediately helped Lee Ji Ah receive the Best New Actress award at the 2007 MBC Drama Awards.

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This time we will discuss the dramas in which Lee Ji Ah has starred. Curious, right? The answer you can get is below.

The Penthouse: War of Life

  • Release Date: October 26, 2020 – January 5, 2021 (Part 1), February 19 – April 2, 2021 (Part 2)
  • Genre: Suspense Drama
  • Episodes: 21 episodes
  • Actors: Lee Ji Ah, Kim Si Yeon, Eugene, Yoo Jong Hoon, Shin Eun Kyung, Bong Tae Kyu, Par Eun Seok, Yoo Joo Hee, Ha Do Kwon.
  • Directed by: Joo Dong Min, Park Bo Ram, Park Soo Jin
  • Broadcasting station: SBS TV

This drama is currently booming and is often discussed among K-Drama lovers. This is because The Penthouse really makes the audience feel resentful and annoyed with the rich people living in Hera Palace. Lee Ji Ah herself played the role of Shim Su Ryeon and won the hearts of the audience for being a strong and brave mother.

In this drama, Lee Ji Ah becomes a mother seeking justice for the death of her biological child. In fact, he dares to go against all the greats living in the Hera Palace, including her husband Joo Dan Tae. Sim Su Ryeon’s character really surprised many people, he even won the Best Actress award in the Serial Drama Actress category at the SBS Drama Awards 2020.

The Legend

  • Release date: September 11 – December 5, 2007
  • Genre: Drama Romance Fantasy
  • Episodes: 24 episodes
  • Actors: Bae Yong Joon, Lee Ji Ah, Moon So Ri, Choi Min Soo
  • Directed by: Kim Jong HakYoon Sang Ho
  • Radio: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)

The Legend is Lee Ji Ah’s debut drama or drama in 2007. In this drama, he plays the role of Sujin. Sujin’s character in this movie looks very tomboyish, because she grew up in a tribe dominated by men. One of the highlights of this drama is Lee Ji Ah and Bae Yong Joon’s amazing chemistry.

It’s great that even though this is her first drama, Lee Ji Ah doesn’t look like an amateur. It was thanks to this film that Lee Ji Ah won her first award. Lee Ji Ah took home the 2007 MBC Drama Awards in the category of Best New Actress and Popularity Award, Actress. In 2008, she also took home the Best New Actress (TV) trophy at the 44th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Beethoven virus

  • Release date: September 11 – November 12, 2008
  • Genre: Drama Romantic Musical
  • Episodes: 18 episodes
  • Actors: Kim Myung Min, Lee Ji Ah, Jang Keun Suk
  • Director: Lee Jae Kyoo
  • Radio: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)

As her popularity grew, in 2008, Lee Ji Ah returned to star in a new TV series titled Beethoven Virus. This movie really surprised many people, because this musical is one of the proofs of Lee Ji Ah’s talent. Because not many people thought that he would take on a type of drama like this.

In this drama, Lee Ji Ah plays Du Ru Mi, a female violinist with a tumor. Du Ru Mi, the orchestra’s favorite, must avoid hearing loss due to his illness. This drama also focuses on the love triangle between Lee Ji Ah, Kim Myung Min and Jang Keun Suk.


  • Release date: August 1 – September 20, 2009
  • Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
  • Episodes: 16 episodes
  • Actors: Kim Hye Soo, Lee Ji Ah, Ryu Si Won, Lee Yong Woo
  • Directed by: Oh Jong Rok
  • Broadcasting station: Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)

Playing the assistant magazine editor, Lee Ji Ah plays the character Lee Seo Jung. Although Lee Seo Jung’s dream is actually to be a writer rather than working in a fashion magazine like Style. In this drama, Lee Ji Ah has to go through many hardships because she works as an assistant to Kim Hye Soo, a super perfectionist.

If you have ever seen an American movie called “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), then this Style movie might make you dejavu. Because some of the characters in it are similar to the characters in the movie. Drama Style also caught the attention of K-Pop fans at the time as it featured 2EN1 and 2PM as their guests.

Athena: Goddess of War

  • Release date: 2010 December 13 – 2011 February 21
  • Genre: Drama Action Horror Romance
  • Episodes: 20 episodes
  • Actors: Jung Woo Sung, Cha Seung Won, Soo Ae, Lee Ji Ah, Kim Min Jong, Choi Si Won
  • Director: Kim Myung Jun, Kim Tae Hun, Hwang Jung Hyun
  • Broadcasting station: Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)

Lee Ji Ah doesn’t seem to want to be known as an actress who only plays the roles of beautiful and weak women. The reason is because in Athena: Goddes of War, Lee Ji Ah plays a beautiful but super shy female spy. The reason is that in this drama, Lee Ji Ah, who plays Han Jae Hui, is described as a woman with almost male physical strength.

Athena: Goddes of War has become one of the favorite dramas of the Korean people with a rating of 25.9 in the first episode. Although she did not bring home the trophy at the 2011 SBS Drama Awards, Lee Ji Ah was still entered in the category of Best Actress in a Drama with a Special Plan.

Me Too, Flower

  • Release date: November 9 – December 28, 2011
  • Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
  • Episodes: 15 episodes
  • Actors: Lee Ji Ah, Yoon Shin Yoon
  • Director: Go Dong Sun
  • Radio: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)

Lee Ji Ah’s next movie that you can watch in your spare time is Me Too, Flower (2011). In this romantic comedy, Lee Ji Ah plays Cha Bong Sun, a very reckless and rebellious policeman. Here Lee Ji Ah will be entangled in a complicated love triangle with Shi Yoon, Ha Go Eun, and Seo Hyo Rim.

Me Too, Flower was broadcast to replace the vacancy after the drama “The Moon That Embraces The Sun” (2011) ended. Although not very successful, this film still attracts the audience because of the complicated love triangle and unique plot.

Thrice Married Woman

  • Release date: November 9, 2013 – March 30, 2014
  • Genre: Family Romance Drama
  • Episodes: 40 episodes
  • Actors: Lee Ji Ah, Uhm Ji Won, Song Chang Eui, Ha Seok Jin, Seo Young Hee, Jo Han Sun
  • Directed by: Son Jung Hyun
  • Broadcasting station: Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)

As the main character in this multi-episode drama, Lee Ji Ah plays Oh Eun Soo. A wife must accept the disapproval of her husband’s parents after marrying the person she loves. Unfortunately, this happened even with Lee Ji Ah’s second marriage to Ha Suk Jin.

The story of Lee Ji Ah’s turbulent life as a wife who suffered from bullying from her husband’s family turned out to have many positive values. Lee Ji Ah was also nominated for Top Excellence Actress, Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 3rd APAN Star Awards 2014.

The Ghost Detective

  • Release date: September 5 – October 31, 2018
  • Genre: Drama Crime Thriller Mystery
  • Episodes: 32 episodes
  • Actors: Choi Daniel, Park Eun Bin, Lee Ji Ah
  • Director: Lee Jae Hoon
  • Broadcasting station: Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)

This horror-mystery movie will definitely surprise you when you see Lee Ji Ah’s character. The reason is because in this drama, Lee Ji Ah plays Sun Woo Hye, a mysterious woman who looks exactly like a red dress. In particular, Sun Woo Hye is often present or seen at some crime scenes where detective Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel) works.

In this drama, Lee Ji Ah showed off her charms as a woman who made many people curious. Since Lee Ji Ah is both scary and innocent, you will definitely get goosebumps watching her in this drama.

If you’re new to being a fan of Lee Ji Ah, you really have to watch all the dramas she’s been in. However, his role as Shim Su Ryeon left the deepest impression in the hearts of many viewers watching the movie The Penthouse.

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