The Best Historical KDramas Of All Time

If you're looking for shows like Moon Embracing the Sun, here are the best Korean historical dramas ever, ranked by fans everywhere. From royal historical dramas, like Moon Lovers, to shows set during the late Joseon period, like Mr. Sunshine, this list of historical Kdramas features comedy, fantasy, action, and of course, romance. Some good Korean historical dramas include The King in Love, starring Girls' Generation's Yoona; supernatural horror series Kingdom; and Jumong, one of the most popular Korean dramas of all time. 

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

Ranked by
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
    1
    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul
    • Mr. Queen
      2
      Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Seol In-ah
      • Dong Yi
        3
        Han Hyo-joo, Ji Jin-hee, Lee So-yeon
        • 100 Days My Prince
          4
          Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun, Jo Sung-ha
          • Dae Jang Geum
            5
            Lee Young-ae, Han Ji-min, Jin-hee Ji
            • Empress Ki
              6
              Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo, Ji Chang-wook
              • Love in the Moonlight
                7
                Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung
                • Kingdom
                  8
                  Bae Doona, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong
                  • Mr. Sunshine
                    9
                    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok
                    • Six Flying Dragons
                      10
                      Yoo Ah-In, Kim Myung-Min, Shin Se-Kyung
                      • The Red Sleeve
                        11
                        Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, Kang Hoon
                        • Moon Embracing the Sun
                          12
                          Han Ga-in, Kim Soo-hyun, Jung Il-woo
                          • The Tale of Nokdu
                            13

                            The Tale of Nokdu

                            Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-Hyun, Kang Tae-Oh
                            • The Legend of the Blue Sea
                              14
                              Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho, Lee Hee-joon
                              • Hwarang
                                15
                                Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, Park Hyung-sik
                                • Jumong
                                  16
                                  Song Il-gook, Han Hye-jin, Kim Seung-soo
                                  • Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung
                                    17
                                    Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo, Park Ki-woong
                                    • Queen Seondeok
                                      18
                                      Lee Yo-won, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Tae-woong
                                      • Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love
                                        19
                                        Kim Tae-hee, Han Seung-yeon, Hong Soo-hyun
                                        • Chicago Typewriter
                                          20
                                          Yoo Ah-in, Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo
                                          • The Crowned Clown
                                            21
                                            Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Se-young, Kim Sang-kyung
                                            • The King's Affection
                                              22
                                              Park Eun-bin, Rowoon, Lee Pil-mo
                                              • Sungkyunkwan Scandal
                                                23
                                                Park Min-young, Yoochun, Song Joong-ki
                                                • The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
                                                  24
                                                  Yoo Seung-ho, Kim So-hyun, Kim Myung-soo
                                                  • The Scholar Who Walks the Night
                                                    25
                                                    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Yu-bi, Shim Chang-min