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5 K-Dramas and Movies To Watch if You Loved Lee Jehoon in Netflix's 'Move to Heaven'

Including the actor’s breakout film, K-dramas and more.

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5 K-Dramas and Movies To Watch if You Loved Lee Jehoon in Netflix's 'Move to Heaven'

Including the actor’s breakout film, K-dramas and more.

A Netflix original, Move to Heaven is a new K-drama series starring some of the Korean entertainment industry’s favorite actors such as Ji Jinhee, Tang Joonsang and Lee Jehoon. Inspired by the essay “Things Left Behind” written by Kim Sae-byul, the show tells the story of Geu-ru (Tang), who is left with his late father’s keepsake organization business and is forced to work alongside his uncle Sang-gu. Together, they organize belongings left behind by the deceased and encounter touching messages meant for their loved ones. For those who have already binged the full season and loved Lee’s character Sang-gu, here, we’ve compiled a list of TV shows and movies featuring the actor.

Our picks starring Lee Jehoon include his breakout film Architecture 101, as well as hit K-dramas like Signal. Fans can also find more of his acting in movies I Can Speak and Anarchist From Colony, both of which explore Korea’s history of being under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945.

Continue reading to learn about some of Lee Jehoon’s best works.

While you’re here, explore sci-fi K-drama titles you can watch if you loved Sisyphus: The Myth.

Architecture 101 (2012)

2012 hit Architecture 101 became a breakthrough title for Lee Jehoon as well as his costar Suzy Bae. He plays the role of Lee Seung-min, who has a huge crush on Yang Seo-yeon (played by Bae) in university. Years after, the two characters bump into each other on Jeju Island. The film is loved for its feeling of nostalgia, reminding viewers of their first crush.

Signal (2016)

Boasting a star-studded cast including Lee Jehoon, Kim Hye-soo and Cho Jin-woong, Signal is a crime-themed series that takes inspiration from real-life incidents that have happened in South Korea. Lee plays Park Hae Young, a criminal profiler who finds a mysterious walkie-talkie that connects him to Lee Jae Han (played by Cho), a detective from 15 years ago. The two work together with detective Cha Soo Hyun (played by Kim) to solve a series of cases.

I Can Speak (2017)

Based on a true story, this comedy-drama movie discusses the issue of comfort women. Lee Jehoon takes on the role of Park Min-jae, a civil servant who transfers to Seoul, where he meets elderly resident Na Ok-bun (Na Moon-hee). Realizing that Min-jae is fluent in English, Ok-bun approaches him to ask if he can teach her to speak the language. Later, he learns that Ok-bun’s purpose for studying English is to fulfill her friend Jeong-shim’s dream of speaking on behalf of comfort women at a public hearing in Washington D.C.

Anarchist From Colony (2017)

In this biographical film, Lee Jehoon reenacts the life of independence activist Park Yeol. The story follows Park as he brings together the anarchist group Heukdohoe to assassinate the Japanese prince during the country’s colonial rule of Korea. The movie also depicts Park’s romantic relationship with Fumiko Kahenko (Choi Hee-soo).

Taxi Driver (2021)

Based on the webtoon The Deluxe TaxiTaxi Driver stars Lee Jehoon as a Korea Military Academy graduate whose mother is murdered by a serial killer. He works as a driver for Rainbow Taxi Company, which offers services of “revenge” for its clients.

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