In Spotlight: Kim Soo-hyun Filmography

Our love for this star can transcend across the whole universe. Kim Soo-hyun captivated us not just with his adorable smile but with his passion for acting. He makes sure to showcase a new him in his every project and characters.

To celebrate his upcoming comeback, let’s take a look at this shining star’s filmography!

Kimchi Cheese Smile (MBC / 2007-2008) – Kim Soo-hyun

In 2017, Kim Soo-hyun debuted with a supporting role in this family sitcom. His namesake character is a college swimmer who was described as a bit pretentious.

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Cherry Blossom (2008) – Han Hyun-joon

While he was still a student and a rookie actor, Kim Soo-hyun also accepted a role in the short film Cherry Blossom with Zhang Tian Ai.

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Jungle Fish (KBS2 / 2008) – Han Jae-ta

It was also in 2008 when he landed a role that jump-start his career. He played the character of Han Jae-ta in this critically acclaimed youth drama. It was so popular at that time that it warranted a rerun in 2010 and a sequel with a different cast.

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Seven Years of Love (OBS / 2009) – Chun-jae

He then went on accepting various roles like his character Chun Jae in the OBS drama special entitled Seven Years of Love.

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Worst Friends (2009) – Kim Joon-ki

He was then again cast for a short film, this time with Jung So-min. Worst Friends is a short film made at the Korea National University. The movie was awarded Best Film in “A City Sadness” category in the 2009 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.

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Will It Snow For Christmas? (SBS / 2009) –  Cha Kang-jin (young)

Kim Soo-hyun and Nam Ji-hyun played the young version of Go Soo and Han Ye-seul’s main characters in the 2009 drama Will It Snow For Christmas. This stint raise his profile in South Korea and opened a lot of other acting opportunities for him.

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Father’s House (SBS / 2009) – Kang Jae-Il

He drew buzz for his performance in the 2009 drama special entitled Father’s House. The one-episode drama, which was top-billed by Choi Min-soo, was so well-received that it gained a second run as a New Year’s Day special.

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Giant (SBS / 2010) – Lee Seong-Mo (young)

Kim Soo-hyun played the young version of Park Sang-min’s character in the 2010 TV series Giant, which was also top billed by Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum, and Jeong Bo-seok. He worked here with Yoo Jin-goo, who played the young version of Lee Bom-soo’s character.

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Dream High (KBS2 / 2011) – Song Sam-Dong

Kim Soo-hyun became a household name after starring in the hit youth musical drama, Dream High. He played the role of country bumpkin Song Sam-dong who has innate musical talent. He also recorded two songs for this drama – his solo song “Dreaming” and “Dream High” with the other cast. He received multiple awards for Dream High as well including the Best New Actor in the 25th KBS Awards.

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The Moon Embracing The Sun (MBC / 2012) – Lee Hwon

He followed up Dream High with another hit drama, this time a saeguk. His role as King Lee Hwon earned him not just top star popularity but a Baeksang trophy as the Best TV Actor for that year.


The Thieves (2012) – Zampano

Kim Soo-hyun made his silver screen debut in the star-studded blockbuster The Thieves. This is the movie where the Kim Soo-hyun x Jun Ji-hyun tandem first stole our hearts.

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Dream High 2 (KBS2 / 2012) – Top star who plays a character Song Sam-Dong (ep.1)

He made a special cameo in the first episode of Dream High 2. Kim Soo-hyun played the actor who’s playing Song Sam-dong in a scene replicating his goodbye with Go Hye-mi.

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Secretly Greatly (2013) – Won Ryu-Hwan/Bang Dong-Gu

In 2013, Kim Soo-hyun top-billed Secretly, Greatly, the movie adaptation of popular webtoon series Covertness by Hun. The film, who also stars Park Ki-woong and Lee Hyun-woo, was a box office success. Kim Soo-hyun also garnered Best New Actor award at the 50th Grand Bell Awards and the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards.

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My Love From the Star (SBS / 2013-2014) – Do Min-Joon

In 2014, he landed on our TV screens in My Love from the Star as the most handsome alien in K-dramaland. He reunited with his The Thieves co-star Jun Ji-hyun in this fantasy romance series penned by Park Ji-eun. MLFTS gave him international fame and numerous endorsement deals.


Miss Granny (2014) – motorbiker (cameo)

That same year, he made a surprise cameo in the blockbuster movie Miss Granny. K-movie goers kept mum about his existence in the movie to not spoil it for other viewers. But as the film broke the 8-million viewer mark, the “Miss Granny” production revealed his cameo scene and thanked the actor for his participation.

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The Producers (KBS2 / 2015) – Baek Seung-Chan

The 2015 KBS drama, The Producers, gave us 2 things: (1) a look at how variety shows are made and (2) adorable Baek Seung-chan. He also gave us both Second Lead Syndrome with his one-sided crush with Tak Ye-jin (Gong Hyo-jin) and Second Couple Syndrome with his cute moments with Cindy (IU/LeeJi-eun)

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Real (2017) – Jang Tae-Young

Before he entered the military, Kim Soo-hyun starred in the neo-noir action film entitled Real. This 2017 film, he played the role of Jang Tae-yeong, a casino owner, who decided to seek help to get rid of his other personalities.

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Hotel Del Luna (tvN / 2019) – CEO of Hotel Blue Moon (ep.16)

His brief stint in Hotel Del Luna finale took the internet by storm. And yes, we want a Hotel Blue Moon sequel please.

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Crash Landing on You (tvN / 2019-2020) – Dong-Gu (ep.10,15)

He got everybody excited with his cameo in Crash Landing On You as his character Won Ryu-hwan from the 2013 movie “Secretly, Greatly.”


It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (tvN / 2020) – Moon Kang-Tae

The five years of waiting was worth it with his comeback drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. In this tvN/Netflix series, Kim Soo-hyun plays the role of mysterious Moon Kang-tae, a community health worker in a psychiatric ward, whose life got tangled up with children’s book writer Ko Moon-young.


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