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The Best Historical KDramas Of All Time

Updated March 19, 2021 36.3k votes 4.9k voters 100.7k views59 items

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. 

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  • 1
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    110

    Mr. Queen

    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun
    Mr. Queen (tvN, 2020), also known as Queen Cheorin, is a South Korean historical...  more
  • 2
    2,528
    404

    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun
    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean historical romance television...  more
  • 3
    1,162
    224

    100 Days My Prince

    Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun
    100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series....  more
  • 4
    650
    101

    Six Flying Dragons

    Yoo Ah-In, Kim Myung-Min
    Six Flying Dragons (SBS, 2015) is a South Korean historical drama television series. As the...  more
  • 5
    920
    204

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona
    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the...  more
  • 6
    600
    117

    Dae Jang Geum

    Lee Young-ae, Han Ji-min
    Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003), also known as Jewel in the Palace, is a South Korean historical...  more
  • 7
    717
    154

    Mr. Sunshine

    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri
    Mr. Sunshine (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical action drama television series. After...  more
  • 8
    488
    105

    Queen Seondeok

    Lee Yo-won, Kim Nam-gil
    Queen Seondeok (MBC, 2009) is a South Korean historical drama television series. A young queen...  more
  • 9
    782
    242

    Dong Yi

    Han Hyo-joo, Ji Jin-hee
    Dong Yi (MBC, 2010), also known as Jewel in the Crown, is a South Korean historical romance...  more
  • 10
    438
    108

    Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love

    Kim Tae-hee, Han Seung-yeon
    Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (SBS, 2013), also known as Jang Ok Jeong, Lives in Love, is a...  more
  • 11
    460
    118

    Sungkyunkwan Scandal

    Park Min-young, Yoochun
    Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010) is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television...  more
  • 12
    1,490
    525

    Moon Embracing the Sun

    Han Ga-in, Kim Soo-hyun
    Moon Embracing the Sun (MBC, 2012), also known as The Moon That Embraces the Sun or The Sun...  more
  • 13
    382
    92

    Chicago Typewriter

    Yoo Ah-in, Im Soo-jung
    Chicago Typewriter (tvN, 2017) is a South Korean romance television series. Three resistance...  more
  • 14
    397
    101

    Jumong

    Song Il-gook, Han Hye-jin
    Jumong (MBC, 2006), also known as Prince of Legend or The Book of the Three Hans, is a South...  more
  • 15
    1,317
    482

    Love in the Moonlight

    Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung
    Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean historical romantic comedy television...  more
  • 16
    1,257
    460

    Empress Ki

    Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo
    Empress Ki (MBC, 2013) is a South Korean historical romance television series. A woman born in...  more
  • 17
    1,197
    502

    Hwarang

    Park Seo-joon, Go Ara
    Hwarang (KBS2, 2016), also known as Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, is a South Korean...  more
  • 18
    257
    64

    Deep Rooted Tree

    Shin Se-kyung, Song Joong-ki
    Deep Rooted Tree (SBS, 2011), also known as Tree With Deep Roots, is a South Korean historical...  more
  • 19
    291
    90

    The Princess' Man

    Park Si-hoo, Moon Chae-won
    The Princess' Man (KBS2, 2011) is a South Korean historical romance drama television series. A...  more
  • 20
    805
    360

    Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung

    Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo
    Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean historical drama television...  more
  • 21
    810
    364

    The Legend of the Blue Sea

    Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho
    The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean fantasy romantic-comedy television...  more
  • 22
    801
    360

    The Tale of Nokdu

    Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-Hyun
  • 23
    265
    84

    The Slave Hunters

    Lee Da-hae, Jang Hyuk
    The Slave Hunters (KBS, 2010), also known as Chuno, is a South Korean historical action...  more
  • 24
    620
    277

    The Emperor: Owner of the Mask

    Yoo Seung-ho, Kim So-hyun
    The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (MBC, 2017) is a South Korean historical drama television...  more
  • 25
    545
    238

    The Crowned Clown

    Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Se-young
    The Crowned Clown (tvN, 2019), also known as The Man Who Became King, is a South Korean...  more