Top Ten Tear-jerking Korean Dramas


The Top Ten

1 I'm Sorry, I Love You

Wrong ending, but loved the overall series.

How can I not be touched? The drama is full of sacrifices for sake of others... But I wonder if there are such sad stories in the world



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2 49 Days

Every actors acting is on point especially Lee Yo-won as she is playing two rules (song lee-kyung and shin ji-hyun). Absolutely love Lee Yo-won and scheduler chemistry. It is a real heart-breaking love story would recommend this drama big time. This is my 5th time watching it and yet knowing the whole story yet it brings tears in my eyes.

This is my favorite drama. I can feel every each and every emotion. I have seen it 3 times now and still feel it all every time.

Truly good drama except for the ending which was a let down.

Well I cried like hell in last episode... you must watch! highly recommended!

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3 That Winter, the Wind Blows

I still cry when I think of this drama. The story develops really slowly, so for some people this may be too draggy. But I actually liked the fact that the story didn't rush anything. In fact I though it helped me get more emotionally involved with all the characters. This is also one of the few dramas that had a villian I actually liked.

My first Korean drama.. cried half the series.

Very slow drama, the storyline wasn't good

Cried a lot in this drama.

4 Secret

Amazing drama! And if you have watched kill me heal me you will love it! It has the same lead actor and actress! Anyway watch one than watch the other you will love it

Best dramatic drama ever just my tears fall like a river

I am glad I got to watch 'Secret'. I believe not a single person on earth is dumb enough to miss this drama. Certainly the best!

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5 The Princess' Man

I like the plot but the storyline is too sad considering all the pain that they went through to be together in the end. A very good period drama.

The best movie I've ever seen. I would totally recommend it. There are too many conflicts but I love it!

I literally cried when this ended. The story was amazing!

One of the best korean historical drama I have ever watched!

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6 Sad Love Story

The best drama ever made in the world even twelve years old the drama is still gold

For me this one really devastating

Oh my god, so sad, but I love it!

My first k-Drama ever. Made me fall in love with korean dramas and culture.
I cried like in almost every episode, but of course I loved it.

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7 Tree Of Heaven V 2 Comments
8 Mask
9 Stairway to Heaven

Every time I watch it... My tears never seem to stop. It's so heartbreaking. It gets me every time I watch it. If you haven't seen this I'm sorry but you don't know what tear jerker is...

Still makes me bawl after watching it seventeen times!

I agree, its been years since I watched it. Still makes me sigh when I think of it. Very impressive...

Classic melodrama

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10 Nice Guy (The Innocent Man)

Nice story, you will feel fully involved with the story. All the actors have done amazing job specially the guy playing lead character and the lady playing negative character. Story pace is good too. It will definitely make you cry. A happy ending that was not happy at all. It is definitely recommendable for those who wants to see something dramatic

This was like nearly the first Korean drama that I watched and it totally blew me away. I cried so hard at some of the scenes. I could literally empathize with moon chae won. Her acting was great. Joong ki was just perfect. His personality in this drama suited him so well. I love it!

It's the best drama ever...

Most favourite one could beat the chemistry of song jong ki and moon chae won...both are great actors and look very adorable and cute togeather

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The Contenders

11 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

This was one of the most heartbreaking dramas I've ever seen. I don't think you will ever watch a drama that hurts more then this one it's a must watch.

Okay, this should honestly be number 1. After watching this I'm 110% sure that you won't disagree with me.

I cried so much and I still want a season 2. honestly the storyline really breaks your heart and the ost is unbelievable!

Cried like a b*tch the whole drama dude. Some characters deserved a better ending.

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12 Snow Queen
13 Secret Garden

Actually I love almost 10 of the drama, but this one was the one that touched me the most.



Tear jerker in a sense that I finished the drama but I still don't want it to end. - anneyolores

BEST STORY EVER! You will surely fall in love

First drama I've ever watched and will always be my favorite

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14 Empress Ki V 1 Comment
15 Rooftop Prince

The song "Hurt" in the ost made some parts even sadder I was bawling but its was worth such a good show

It has been a while since I watched this show but I can clearly recall all the tears.

Good family show. Instead of watching those American reality show

I've watched it for more than three times already and still, it never fails to make me cry. Good sad kdrama to watch if you want a tear jerking one.

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16 Thank You

Love the story line, the two lead actors/actress as well as the supporting casts

How come this doesn't have more vote? this will really make your soul melting, especially near the end I was quite impressed about everything, especially the child actress and her bond with the people close to her.

17 Inspiring Generation
18 I Miss You

I recommend to all who love romance story, it's about love since you are sweet 14... I can watch this over and over again. Even both the child actor were good, park Yoon chun good act, the girl is so beautiful

Best best best, the story is touching and the actors were super good, they put their heart abd soul in the movie

Oh my god it's one of the best dramas ever ugh just thinking about it makes me choke up

Best korean drama

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19 The Heirs

This drama is very emotional to me. The two main characters' relationship is going through so many obstacles when they're so young. It's sort of an forbidden love. And thanks to that, it's very tear jerking in each of the episodes. I mean like, the characters keep on struggling though life.

WOW had me from the beginning and didn't stop crying for the last four episodes. It is the best one I have seen so far. I loved it.

I honestly watched it because of Lee Min Ho oppa.. But the plot is amazing. Best ost ever.. LOVED it

Loved it.

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20 Angel Eyes

I bawled my eyes out. Jung Hwa will touch you and every reflection going forward will bring the tears. I ordered the DVD set from Korea, I'm in the US, and ordered of eBay a replica of the necklace Dong Joo gave So Wan. Beautiful.

The plot of the story is good. The lead actor and lead actress has a chemistry. They look good together. I love the music it touches the heart.

It took me long to finish this drama but it was worth it so sad

A superb drama. A must to watch!

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