The Best Korean Crime Dramas Ever

If you need a break from sappy romance, get your heart pounding with the best Korean crime dramas. Featuring action, mystery, and twists, this list of crime K-dramas include sci-fi thrillers and supernatural horror. Some good Korean crime dramas include Signal, Bad Guys, Black, and Criminal Minds: Korea.

Vote up the top Korean crime drama series, and keep checking back as we update the list with new crime Kdramas as they premiere. 

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  • Mouse
    Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Ju-hyun
    4,702 votes
    Mouse (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean crime thriller television series. A rookie police officer's life changes when he survives an encounter with a psychopathic serial killer.
  • Signal
    Lee Je-hoon, Kim Hye-soo, Cho Jin-woong
    4,344 votes
    Signal (tvN, 2016) is a South Korean crime television series. A mysterious walkie talkie allows a detective in the year 2000 to communicate with a cold case profiler from 2015; with the power of fore ...more
  • Brain Works
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    Tae-Hyun Cha, Yong-hwa Jung
    37 votes
    Two ill-fated men become a comic duo to investigate criminal cases involving a rare brain disease together.
  • Tunnel
    Choi Jin-hyuk, Yoon Hyun-min, Lee Yoo-young
    3,270 votes
    Tunnel (OCN, 2017) is a South Korean crime television series. While chasing a serial murderer, a detective ends up 30 years in the future, where he tries to solve the case alongside new partners.
  • Flower of Evil
    Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin
    4,983 votes
    Flower of Evil (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean mystery romance television series. A homicide detective discovers her husband's dark secrets while working on a strange case.
  • Through the Darkness
    Kim Nam-gil, Jin Seon-kyu, Kim So-jin
    1,006 votes
    Through the Darkness (SBS TV, 2022), also known as Those Who Read Hearts of Evil, is a South Korean crime thriller television series based on the 2018 non-fiction book of the same title co-written by ...more
  • Voice
    Jang Hyuk, Lee Ha-na, Baek Sung-hyun
    3,168 votes
    Voice (OCN, 2017) is a South Korean action crime thriller television series. A deft detective whose wife is killed by a serial murderer teams up with a rookie cop, a gifted voice profiler dealing ...more