While his boyish good looks and chiselled frame will leave no doubt that Song Joong-ki is a certified heartthrob, his impressive acting chops and choices of onscreen roles make him one of the most popular Korean stars in the world.
He is one of the highest-rated actors in Korea and, with dramas like Descendants of the Sun and Vincenzo, has been at the forefront of the Hallyu wave across the world.
Movies and TV Shows with Song Joong-ki
Over the years, the actor has played a diverse range of roles, from romantic leads to characters that are morally ambiguous and ruthless. If you’re looking to add a TV show or movie to your watchlists, take a look at these Song Joong-ki dramas and films and experience his unique charm first-hand…
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
Song Joong-ki started out in the industry with this period drama set in the Joseon era. The show follows a young and talented girl Kim Yoon-hee, who masquerades as her brother to enrol in a prestigious university as girls weren’t allowed to go to school during that time.
Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Easily one of the most popular K-dramas around the world, Descendants of the Sun will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Song Joong-ki stars as Captain Yoo Si-jin, a soldier in South Korea’s Special Forces, whose budding love story with a beautiful surgeon gets nipped in the bud when he gets dispatched to a remote country. When fate puts her back in his path, love finds a way.
Song Joong-ki is a force to be reckoned with as the dangerous mafia lawyer Vincenzo Cassano in this action drama. He slays men as effortlessly as he slips into flawless Italian while looking sharp in tailored suits with not a hair out of place. The story follows him going up against a sinister conglomerate to deliver justice in his own unique way.
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
This critically-acclaimed movie has him star as a feral boy who gets tamed by a young girl who is visiting the countryside to recuperate. Not only did the movie receive rave reviews by critics, it also proved to be an unexpected box office hit by achieving record-breaking numbers.
The Innocent Man (2012)
Another series that prove Song Joong-ki isn’t afraid to take on morally grey roles, The Innocent Man is dark and melodramatic. The story is about betrayal and what it drives a man to do as he sets out on a quest for revenge.
The Battleship Island (2017)
This period action film is a grim lookback at the sufferings of Korean citizens during Imperial Japan’s occupation of the country during World War II. The “fact-based-fictional” story follows 400 Korean prisoners as they attempt to break free from a labour camp on Hashima Island.
Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Billed as Korea’s first ancient fantasy drama, this series is set in the mythical land of Arth. Song Joong-ki reunited with his Descendants of the Sun co-star Kim Ji-won for this drama. The story follows the inhabitants of the land as some vie for power while others encounter forbidden love.