The Most Tragically Beautiful Korean Dramas Ever

If you're looking for tearjerker shows, here are the saddest Korean dramas of all time. Featuring stories about amnesia, betrayals, and unrequited love, this list of sad K-dramas includes popular shows, like Stairway to Heaven, Winter Sonata, and Moon Lovers. For those looking to cry or wanting an emotional melodrama, these tragic Korean dramas will have you grabbing the tissues. 

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  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
    1
    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul
    5,917 votes
    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean historical romance television series, based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua. During a total solar eclipse, a 25-year-old ...more
  • My Mister
    2
    Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-eun (IU), Go Doo-shim
    2,284 votes
    My Mister (tvN, 2018), also known as My Ahjussi, is a South Korean drama television series. Three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has ...more
  • Uncontrollably Fond
    3
    Kim Woo-bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju-hwan
    4,125 votes
    Uncontrollably Fond (KBS2, 2016), also known as Lightly, Ardently, is a South Korean romance drama television series. The memory of their painful breakup still fresh in their minds, two former lovers ...more
  • Hi Bye, Mama!
    4
    Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-hyung, Go Bo-gyul
    2,514 votes
    Hi Bye, Mama! (tvN, 2020) is a fantasy drama South Korean television series. After dying in a tragic accident five years ago, Cha Yoo-ri (Kim Tae-hee) is given the chance to be reincarnated for 49 ...more