The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Gong Yoo Movies & TV Shows

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.

  • Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
    Photo: tvN

    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.
    • Category: TV Program
    • Premiered: 2016
    117 votes
  • Train to Busan
    Photo: Next Entertainment World

    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.

    In the high-stakes thriller Train to Busan, a fast-paced ride of terror unfolds aboard a speeding train. Seok-woo (Gong Yoo), a workaholic father, is escorting his estranged daughter, Su-an (Kim Su-an), to her mother's home in Busan when an apocalyptic zombie outbreak sweeps South Korea. The passengers, including the tough-as-nails Sang-hwa (Ma Dong-seok) and the pregnant Seong-kyeong (Jung Yu-mi), must fight for survival against the undead horde. Director Yeon Sang-ho weaves a tale of suspense and horror that garnered international acclaim, solidifying its place as a cornerstone in the zombie genre.
    • Category: Film (2016)
    • Actors: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Choi Woo-sik, Kim Eui-sung
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
    73 votes

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    The Suspect

    The Suspect
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    Buckle your seatbelts because The Suspect is a high-octane action movie starring a muscular, kick-butt Gong Yoo. We're used to Gong Yoo acting in romantic dramas so his gritty performance as an ex-North Korean agent seeking revenge is a breath of fresh air. Also, we get to see his toned abs plenty of times throughout the film. An instant win for Gong Yoo fans everywhere. 

    The Suspect is a 2013 South Korean action thriller film directed by Won Shin-yun. Betrayed and on the run, a North Korean agent tries to uncover the volatile secrets hidden inside the eyeglasses of a dead man.
    • Category: Film
    • Actors: Gong Yoo, Park Hee-soon, Gi Ju-bong, Cho Seong-ha, Nam Bo-ra
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Won Shin-yun
    19 votes
  • Finding Mr. Destiny
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    Gong Yoo takes on a different kind of role in this romantic comedy film. Rather than playing a suave, rich CEO with a tortured soul, Gong Yoo's character in Finding Mr. Destiny is much more realistic. He plays the role of Gi-joon, a dorky perfectionist with OCD who is hesitant to take on any risks. His pairing with the disheveled and vulgar heroine, Ji-woo, makes this pair quite the dynamic duo.

    Finding Mr. Destiny, also known as Finding Kim Jong-wook, is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Jang Yoo-jeong. An ex-travel agent, who runs a business that helps people reconnect with their long-lost lovers, ends up falling in love with his first client.
    • Category: Film
    • Actors: Gong Yoo, Im Soo-jung, Seo Min-ji, Cheon Ho-Jin, Ryu Seung-Su
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Jang Yoo-jeong
    19 votes
  • Kim Ji-young: Born 1982
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    When Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 premiered in 2019, it stirred a lot of attention for being a feminist film that challenged South Korea's gender inequality. And while Jeong Yu-mi's performance is the highlight of the film, Gong Yoo's role as a supportive and loving husband is noteworthy for its refusal to perpetuate traditional gender roles. It's an important film that explores complex issues and shows off the actors' incredible performances.

    Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 is a 2019 South Korean drama film directed by Kim Do-young, based on the novel by Cho Nam-joo. Kim Ji-young, an ordinary woman in her 30s, suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.
    • Category: Film (2019)
    • Actors: Jung Yu-mi, Gong Yoo, Kim Mi-kyung
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Kim Do-young
    17 votes
  • Hello My Teacher
    Photo: SBS

    Hello My Teacher marks Gong Yoo's first leading role in a drama opposite popular actress Gong Hyo-jin (It's Okay, That's Love). He plays the role of Tae-in, a rebellious high schooler known for playing pranks on his teachers. It's amusing to see Gong Yoo in this light as he usually plays sophisticated and mature roles. But his character makes for a funny and adorable leading man. Plus, there's a forbidden romance thrown into the plot as Tae-in and his teacher fall in love. If that's up your alley, you should give Hello My Teacher a chance.

    Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005), also known as Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Na Bo-ri is a 25-year-old woman who desires to be a teacher at the high school she was thrown out of on account of a misunderstanding with her fellow teachers over wounding a bunch of male classmates.
    • Category: TV Program
    • Premiered: 2005
    14 votes