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The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows

July 28, 2020 114 votes 28 voters12 items

If you can't get enough of the Goblin star, here are the best Gong Yoo movies and TV shows so far. While you might know him from the horror blockbuster Train to Busan or the popular K-drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Gong Yoo's breakthrough role on Coffee Prince set him on the path of becoming one of the best Korean actors of all time

Some Gong Yoo movies include romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny, historical thriller The Age of Shadows, and the award-winning film Silenced. Vote up your favorites, and check back after Gong Yoo's new movies and shows are added to the list.

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  • Guardian: The Lonely and Great is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows
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    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (AKA Goblin) is not your run-of-the-mill romance drama. You're guaranteed to cry your eyes out more than once while watching Shin and Eun-tak's beautiful yet tragic journey together. Gong Yoo proves that he's the ultimate K-drama heartthrob with this swoon-worthy performance as the lonely and immortal goblin, Shin. Not only does he have amazing chemistry with the female lead, Kim Go‑eun, but his bromance with the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) will have you laughing your head off.

    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (tvN, 2016), also known as Goblin, is a South Korean romance fantasy television series. Goblin and protector of souls, Kim Shin, seeks a human bride to end his immortality.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows
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    You've probably heard of this blockbuster hit after it made waves in the film industry. Even if you're not a fan of zombie movies or the horror genre, you'll love this film. Gong Yoo's performance as an estranged father trying to make it out of the zombie apocalypse with his daughter is surprisingly moving for a horror movie. While there's enough suspense and gore to make you jump out of your seats, Gong Yoo's touching performance gives the film a lot of heart.

    Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. A man, his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Coffee Prince is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows
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    There's a reason why Coffee Prince boosted Gong Yoo to international stardom after its premiere. For a romantic comedy series, Gong Yoo's performance is surprisingly complex. This drama is celebrated for its unconventional characters and plot as it doesn't shy away from exploring gay relationships. Gong Yoo plays the role of Han Gyul, a coffee shop owner who falls in love with Eun Chan, a woman pretending to be a man. His character is confused about his sexuality, and even more so when he realizes Eun Chan is actually a woman. If you're looking for an original drama that isn't ridden with tropes, Coffee Prince is sure to impress you.

    Coffee Prince (MBC, 2007), also known as The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Pretending to be gay so he can avoid blind dates arranged by his grandma, an irresponsible bachelor hires Eun-chan to be his fake lover, not knowing that she is actually a female.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Age of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows
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    Gong Yoo in 1920s period clothing? How can you resist? It's not often we get to see Gong Yoo in a period drama. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea, Gong Yoo plays a Korean resistance fighter in this nail-biting espionage thriller. He holds his own alongside other major Korean powerhouses like Song Kang-ho (Parasite) and Lee Byung-hun (Mr. Sunshine). Plus, the film sheds light on an important part of Korean history. You'll learn something new while also being entertained.

    The Age of Shadows is a 2016 South Korean period action thriller film directed by Kim Jee-woon. Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.... more on Wikipedia
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