We love rom-coms, but everyone needs a good thriller now and then. Actors crave the heart-racing encounters even more than we do. If you're dying to find the right thriller to watch this weekend, let your favorite actor and actress do the work for you. Let's take a look at eight stars whose careers took off after popular thriller productions. 

1. Lee Joon Ki

In addition to his success with thrilling K-dramas Arang and the Magistrate and The Scholar Who Walks the Night, Lee made his Hollywood debut in blockbuster hit Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. To date, it is the most popular in the Resident Evil movie franchise.

Watch his most recent thrilling historical drama here:


Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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2. Gong Yoo

He made his biggest impression on fans with his lovable role in Coffee Prince. However, Gong Yoo has made quite a name for himself overseas in thrillers and fantasy productions like SilencedThe SuspectTrain to Busan and Goblin


Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

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3. Park Bo Young

She is one of the most versatile actresses in South Korea, but many international fans adore her for her leading roles in the supernatural blockbuster movie A Werewolf Boy and the hit cable series Oh My Ghostess. Not to mention, the haunting film The Silenced.


Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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4. Taceyeon

Of course, he owes everything to his bay band 2PM for introducing him to the entertainment realm, but I think it's safe to say acting in thrillers Who Are YouLet's Fight Ghost and Save Me is where Taecyeon shines. Before he enlisted in the military, the last memory he left fans was his dynamic acting ability in Save Me

5. Lim Ju Hwan

His early years in acting were sprinkled with thrillers. Evocative films like Arang and M are unforgettable, while his recent fantasy shows Oh My Ghostess and The Bride of The Water God give us a glimpse into the actor's true abilities. 


The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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6. Ham Eun Jung

We love her as a member of T-ara, but the singer has a thirst for thrillers as well. She likes to act in a spine-chillers as often as possible. You may remember her in oldie movies like The World of Silence and cult films Death Bell and White

7. Kim Sae Ron

This child star became a household name when she co-starred with Won Bin in the hit film The Man From Nowhere. She has done well in many productions over the years. Two more thriller movies she did an amazing job in were The Neighbor and Manhole.

Watch her newest historical thriller here:


Mirror of the Witch

Starring Kim Sae Ron and Yoon Si Yoon

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8. Kim Sung Oh

Besides his gorgeous eye color, he is also best known for his role in The Man From Nowhere. You might also remember him from The Night Watchman's Journal and the film Missing You


The Night Watchman's Journal

Starring Jung Il Woo and Go Sung Hee

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That's my list! Who would you love to see in an upcoming thriller? 

Shelly M is an author and blogger. Follow her personal blog at BTSCelebs.com