1. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), 2. Punch (2011), 3. Jang Ok-jung Living by Love (2013), 4. The Throne (2015), 5. Veteran (2015), 6. Six Flying Dragons (2015), 7. Default (2018), 8. Alive (2020), 9. Voice of Silence (2020), 10. Hellbound (2021). Yoo Ah In garnered many plaudits from elders and critics for his outstanding acting abilities and ability to convey emotions. In 2015, he triumphed over a slew of renowned personalities to become Korea's youngest Emperor at the 36th coveted Blue Dragon Award. After nearly 20 years in the industry, his name is well known. Yoo Ah In's allure has never waned. Yoo Ah In's films are both critically and commercially successful, propelling him to stardom. Let's with Toplist make a list of the Most Popular Films Starring Yoo Ah-in!
- Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
- Punch (2011)
- Jang Ok-jung Living by Love (2013)
- The Throne (2015)
- Veteran (2015)
- Six Flying Dragons (2015)
- Default (2018)
- Alive (2020)
- Voice of Silence (2020)
- Hellbound (2021)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
A love historical drama called Sungkyunkwan Scandal follows Kim Yoon Hee as she matures (Park Min Young). She pretended to be a man and worked hard, including copying illegal literature or fake paperwork for students at Sungkyunkwan High School, in order to support her family.
She was then compelled to enter Sungkyunkwan High School under her brother’s identity, sharing a room with Lee Sun Jun and Moon Jae Shin (Yoo Ah In). She met Geo Yong Ha here while she was a student as well (Song Joong Ki). The four individuals who have experienced several events and difficulties look out for one another. Later, Yoon Hee’s gender was also made known, but the emperor still pardoned her. Yoon Hee and Sun Jun were wed and continued to work at the teaching institute.
Yoo Ah In effectively portrays the independent and rebellious Confucian student Jae Shin, but in actuality is a strong and fearless stormy hero. Experts also laud him for his ability to express emotion through his eyes. Yoo Ah In’s name is well-known throughout Asia due to Moon Jae Shin’s outstanding portrayal of the character.
Release date: August 30, 2010
Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance
Length: 20 episodes, 70 minutes/episode
Directed by: Kim Won Suk
Actors: Micky Yoochun, Park Min Young, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In
Yoo Ah In
Yoo Ah In plays Do Wan Deuk in Punch for the first time as the lead character in a feature-length movie, beginning a new chapter in his acting career. Despite having a small budget, the movie touches on a number of underrepresented aspects of Korean society, including overseas marriage, the migrant workforce, and university exams with covert pressure strain on schoolchildren.
This drama, which is based on Kim Yeo-novel ryung’s of the same name, tells the story of Wandeugi, a teenage rebel who grows up after meeting a teacher. The father of Wandeuk has a hunchback. He shared the home with someone who was also not entirely normal. Additionally, Wanduk’s Filipino mother unexpectedly entered his life. To Wandeuk, they are all incredibly valuable. and Dong-joo, his instructor. Although they don’t get along, the two are more inseparable than the entire family despite their continual arguments and frequent confrontations.
Release date: October 20, 2011
Genre: Drama, Sports
Length: 110 minutes
Directed by: Lee Han
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Kim Yoon-seok, Su-Young Park
Jang Ok-jung Living by Love (2013)
Jang Ok Jung’s Love Story, which is based on the novel by author Choi Jung Mi, recounts the life of Jang Hui Bin, a lady who entered the palace to produce cosmetics and clothing during the Joseon Dynasty. Kim Tae Hee, Yoo Ah In, Hong Soo Hyun, and Jae Hee all appear in the movie.
In the movie, Jang Ok Jung (played by Kim Tae Hee), one of the most well-known concubines of the Joseon Dynasty, and Emperor Lee Soon experience a charming but sad love (played by Yoo Ah In). Yoo Ah In has portrayed a monarch who only values his country, uses marriage as a political tool and ultimately falls in love with Jang Ok Jung as the only exception to his existence so masterfully.
Release date: April 8, 2013
Genre: Romance, Historical
Episodes: 24 episodes, 60 minutes/episode
Directed by: Boo Sung Chul
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Kim Tae Hee
Jang Ok-jung Living by Love
The Throne (2015)
The film “The Throne”, directed by Lee Joon Ik, remains to be Yoo Ah In’s most lucrative venture. In addition to its economic success, this movie has received a lot of positive professional reviews for both its plot and its actors’ performances. He was only 29 years old when he became the youngest Emperor in Korean cinema history because of his superb performance as Crown Prince Sado.
The movie starring Yoo Ah In is set during the reign of the twenty-first monarch, Korean King Anh To (Song Kang Ho), who seeks to raise Crown Prince Trang Hien (Yoo Ah In) into a suitable prince who later grew to be a strong king. Despite his efforts to win over his father, he was met with disapproval and degrading treatment. The prince entered the palace to kill his father in a fit of ferocious wrath. He lowered his sword, however, after hearing his kid and his father talking. The crown prince was instructed by the king to be put in a barrel of rice until he passed away. The grandson, who was then the king, acknowledged and respected his father as the crown prince following the grandfather’s passing.
The Thronewon three awards at the 35th Korean Film Festival, including Best Picture. It was also selected as the first Korean representative to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 88th Academy Awards. As for Yoo Ah In, thanks to his excellent performance in this film, he received the Korean Emperor’s Award. Quoc at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards, becoming the youngest Emperor in Korea. Experts praised Yoo Ah In as an “actor’s actor”, while the audience did not hesitate to call 2015 the opening year of “Yoo Ah In’s era”.
Release date: September 16, 2015
Genre: Historical, Psychological
Length: 125 minutes
Directed by: Lee Joon Ik
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Moon Geun Young
The Ryoo Seung Wan-directed action movie was a huge hit. The movie received 13.4 million views and rose to the third-highest box office position in Korean cinema history. Run to Escape was also the recipient of the Casa Asia Award at the Sitges Film Festival. Yoo Ah In achieved the distinction of “10 million ticket actor” as the youngest male lead thanks to his peak performance as the villain Jo Tae Oh in “Veteran”.
Veteran recounts the altercation between young teacher Cho Tae Oh (Yoo Ah In) and policeman Seo Do Cheol (Hwang Jung Min). When Seo Do Cheol is tasked with looking into a high-profile case, he finds that Cho Tae Oh, the haughty third-generation generation heir to the Sinjin conglomerate, is concealing a crime. Cho Tae Oh consistently escapes thanks to his resources and connections, despite Seo Do Cheol’s best efforts to bring his crime to light. Seo Do Cheol encounters Cho Tae Oh and puts himself and his family in perilous situations as a result of his actions.
Release date: August 5, 2015
Length: 123 minutes
Directed by: Ryu Seung Wan
Six Flying Dragons (2015)
A 50-episode television series called Six Flying Dragons was made based on the same-named book. The drama, which was created to celebrate SBS TV’s 25th anniversary, received more viewers than the channel had anticipated as soon as the first episodes began airing. In the movie Six Flying Dragons, a lot of well-known actors have made significant contributions. Yoo Ah In’s brilliant performance as Lee Bang Won, Monarch Thai Tong, the third king of Joseon and also the third king of Korea, helped him win the Best Actor prize at the awards presentation The 52nd Baeksang.
The story of King Yi Bang Won’s struggle for the throne and establishment of the Joseon dynasty is presented in Yoo Ah In’s film. The movie also centers on 5 additional significant characters, all of whom are close friends or family members of Yi Bang Won. They are renowned swordsmen who once lived among the Gypsies. Their connected stories will make for an intriguing and engaging historical narrative.
Actors Yoo Ah-in and Shin Se-kyung, who previously appeared together in the drama Fashion King, are back again in this drama. The drama-filled Joseon Dynasty era in Korea is followed by the plot. The movie centers on the youthful prince Lee Bang Won and depicts the aspirations, plots, and conflicts of the court at that time.
Release date: October 5, 2015
Length: 50 episodes, 75 minutes/episode
Directed by: Shin Kyung Soo
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Kim Myung Min
Six Flying Dragons
One of the most expected blockbusters of 2018 is Choi Kook Hee’s The Default, starring Kim Hye Soo, Yoo Ah In, Jo Woo Jin, and Heo Joon Ho. premiered on November 28, 2018, and within a day reached the top of the Korean ticketing websites. Yoo Ah In portrays Yoon Jung Hak, a financial specialist, in the film. Yoon Jung Hak placed a gamble on this economic downturn for personal gain. When playing the role of a “complicated predator”, Yoo Ah In did an excellent job.
When the movie is set, Korea is just one week away from declaring sovereign default. The leader of the monetary policy division at the Central Bank of Korea is Han Shi-Hyun (Kim Hye-Soo). She was the first to foresee a potential default for the nation. The crisis team is then given Han Shi-Hyun. Yoo Ah-In, who plays Yoon Jung-Hak, works in finance. He placed his entire bet on the likelihood of a sovereign default. During the crisis, Gab-Soo (Heo Jun-Ho) fights to keep his business and family safe.
Release date: November 28, 2018
Length: 114 minutes
Directed by: Choi Kook Hee
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Kim Hye Soo
The zombie movie #Alive, which will be released in 2020 in South Korea, was created by director Cho Il-hyung based on the screenplay Alone by Matt Naylor, which was co-adapted by Cho. The movie tells the tale of a metropolis that becomes out of control after becoming infected by an unknown virus. Joon-Woo (Yoo Ah-In) and Yoo-Bin (Park Shin-Hye) are currently fighting for their lives in an apartment building apart from those who have the virus. The internet, phone, and electricity in the flat were all turned off.
Gamer Joon Woo resides alone in an apartment. Joon Woo once viewed a live broadcast on a strange illness that was sweeping the nation. He shut the door and locked himself inside the house after being horrified by those visions. Days later, he learned that his entire family had contracted the disease. Joo Woo was on the verge of taking his own life while feeling alone and hopeless when he noticed Yoo Bin’s light coming from the building across from him. After that, they frequently exchanged walkie-talkies and used improvised ziplines to carry food between one another. Joo Woo and Yoo Bin’s luck ultimately turned out to be good when the soldiers saved them in time.
The largest first-day viewing of any movie since February 2020 prior to the epidemic was achieved by Yoo Ah In’s movie, which accounted for 62 percent of the box office on its first day of release in Korea. In South Korea, COVID-19 first appeared. Alive quickly rose to the top of the box office in the days that followed, going on to become one of the most popular movies of 2020.
Length: 98 minutes
Directed by: Cho Il Hyeong
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Park Shin Hye
Voice of Silence (2020)
Yoo Ah In won the Korean Emperor’s Award in 2020 for his performance of Tae In in Voice of Silence at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Hong Eui Jung, who also received the Blue Dragon Award for Best New Director, is the director of this Korean crime drama. The movie’s compelling plot keeps viewers from taking their eyes off the screen, and the dramatic conclusion leaves them feeling very affected.
Two characters who work for criminal groups, Tae-In (Yoo Ah-In) and Chang-Bok (Yoo Jae-Myung), are central to the movie. One day, Yong Seok hired them to complete a task. This allowed Tae-In and Chang-Bok to find the kidnapped 11-year-old Cho-Hee. They intend to take Cho-Hee to Yong-Seok the following day, but they learn the terrible news that Yong-Seok was found dead. Tae-In and Chang-Bok then start their investigation to uncover the secret truth.
Yoo Ah In takes on the role of Tae In in the film “Voice of Silence”, a nice and loving but stupid guy who specializes in handling crime scenes. Yoo Ah In’s performance is entirely based on talking eyes, body language, and gesture lines because Tae In’s role lacks dialogue. Yoo Ah In had to gain up to 15 kg for the role, shave his head, and completely transform his appearance, shocking the audience.
Release date: October 15, 2020
Genre: Crime, Psychological
Length: 99 minutes
Directed by: Hong Eui Jeong
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Yoo Jae Myung
Voice of Silence
Hellbound is a fantasy movie with horror undertones thanks to director Yeon Sang Ho and the Netflix network. Yoo Ah In, Park Jung Min, Won Jin Ah, and Kim Hyun Joo all appears in the movie. Yoo Ah In once again did a fantastic job in his role, living up to the audience’s expectations.
The unexplained episode that starts the movie ends with everyone suddenly learning that they are all going to hell and how long they have left to live. They are helpless; there is nowhere they can flee to. When the clock reaches zero, supernatural beings also manifest and consign the doomed to hell.
Yoo Ah In plays the priest Jung Jinsu in the film Hellbound. Jung Jinsu has spent ten years creating and growing the “New Truth Society” with the goal of spreading “God’s will”. Here are those who deny the supernatural and those who are ready to use force against those who disagree with God’s word. Yoo Ah In definitely did a great job portraying a mystery character who is hiding unsettling secrets and depressing psychological corners from the past.
Release date: November 15, 2020
Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Length: 6 episodes
Actors: Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min