Top 10 Survival Korean Dramas

Survival Korean dramas are always fun to watch, these dramas keep your interest level high from beginning to end. If you also enjoy watching survival dramas then add these dramas to your watchlist. Here we have listed down the top 10 survival Korean dramas.


Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Zombies, Suspense, Historical, Horror

Cast: Joo Ji Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Bae Doo Na, Kim Sung Gyu

Queen Consort Cho (Kim Hye Jun) is born in the Cho Clan, where everyone is selfish. She is the stepmother of Crown Prince Lee Chang. Queen Consort Cho’s father, Chief State Councillor Lord Cho Hak Joo (Ryu Seung Ryong) hides the king’s death until his daughter, Queen Consort Cho, gives birth to the prince. He wants to take all the political power into his own hands. However, his daughter is another level of devil, and she has killed her father to take all the power. Her character is emotionless and greedy for power.

Genres: Action, Thriller, Psychological

Cast: Bona, Jang Da Ah, Ryu Da In, Kang Na Eon

Baekyeon Girl’s High School is a renowned school in Seoul and grade 2 class 5 is the privileged class but they have their secret inside the class which other classes and teachers are not aware of. Sung Soo Ji (Boona) is a transferred student and on her first day, she noticed that everyone was strange but showed everything was normal. Grade 2 and class 5 are peaceful but also very weird.

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense

Cast: Lee Dong Wook, Kim Hye Jun, Park Ji Bin, Geum Hannah, Kim Min

After Jeong Ji An’s (Kim Hye Jun) parents’ death, she was raised by her uncle Jeong Jin Man (Lee Dong Wook). He is a mysterious man and has a secret past. She began to live by herself in Seoul. One day she received a phone call that her uncle passed away. Ji An now lived in her uncle’s home and was kept in an unexpected situation. A Shop For Killers is one of the top 10 survival Korean dramas.

Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller, Horror

Cast: Park Hyung Sik, Han Hyo Joo, Jo Woo Jin

Infectious diseases are spreading all over the city. Yoon Sae Bom (Han Hyo Joo) is a member of a special police squad. She is very quick in making decisions, always curious, and can’t stand injustice. Her life has been full of struggles since childhood so now she wants to live comfortably in her own house. Jung Yi Hyun (Park Hyung Sik) is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He used to be a baseball player but because of his knee injury had to quit. Sae Bom and Yi Hyun have been friends since high school and he has a feeling for Sae Bom.

Death’s Game

Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller, Crime

Cast: Seo In Guk, Park So Dam, Kim Ji-Hoon, Ko Yoo-Jung, Kim Mi-Kyung, Choi Si-Won, Sung Hoon, Kim Kang-Hoon, Jang Seung-Jo, Lee Jae-Wook, Lee Do-Hyun, Kim Jae-Wook, Oh Jung-Se, Kim Won-Hae, Kim Gun-Ho

Choi Yee Jae (Seo In Guk) is a decent man with a kind personality. After spending several years trying to find a good job, he gets depressed and decides to end his life. He jumps off the building and Death (Park So Dam) appears in front of him. 

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Zombies, School, Friendship

Cast: Park Ji Hu, Yoon Chan Young, Lomon, Cho Yi Hyun

In a small town where the zombie virus spreads throughout the entire town. During the whole incident, people are trying to fight for their lives. It shows the struggle to stay alive without any food, water, phone, and internet connection. Nam Oh Jo (Park Ji Hu) is a student and not so good at studies, she is the next-door neighbor of Cheong San. Cheong San (Yoon Chan Young) is the classmate and childhood friend of Oh Jo. He secretly likes Oh Jo.

Genres: Action, Thriller, Historical, Sci-Fi

Cast: Park Seo Joon, Han So Hee, Kim Su Hyun

Japanese occupied Korea and they were ruling over the country. Jang Tae Sang (Park Seo Joon) is a wealthy self-made man. He is the master of Golden Treasure and can get anything he wants. Yoon Chae Ok (Han So Hee) is a sleuth who came to Bukchon in Gyeongseong with her father to find her missing mother. Jang Tae Sang was involved with Chae Ok after a case.

Squid Game

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Game

Cast: Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon, Wi Ha Joon

A group of 456 people is invited to risk their lives in a mysterious survival game for 45.6 billion won prize money. All these people are in debt so they want money very desperately. Seong Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) gets fired from his job so he participates in the game. Cho Sang Woo (Park Hae Soo) is the head of an investment team at a securities company but now he is facing a financial crisis. Squid Game is one of the best survival Korean dramas that you should watch.

Genres:  Action, Thriller, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Tragedy

Cast: Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Shi Young, Lee Do Hyun, Kim Nam Hee, Go Min Si, Park Gyu Young, Go Yoon Jung, Kim Gab Soo, Kim Sang Ho

Cha Hyun Su is a high school student. He moves into a Green Home Mansion, Apartment after the whole family dies in a tragic car accident and he is left all alone. Meanwhile, people are turning into a monsters, and that is happening all around the world. Everyone is fighting against these monsters and trying to survive.

Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

Cast: Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun

One day mysterious parasites fell from the sky and started taking control of the human brain that can shape their head into anything. They enter as a host and kill other humans for their survival. Now these parasites want to make their organization and rule over the world.

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