Top Movies & Dramas Starring Kim Go-eun
Do you know about the top South Korean actress, Kim Go-eun? She is well known for her acting and won a Favorite Rookie Actor award from the 16th Korea Youth Film Festival (2016).
The actress, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, on July 2, 1991, landed the female lead role in nearly every drama she was in. In this article, we are going to take a look at the course of her acting career through the body of work that she’s been in.
Scroll down to find out more about Kim Go-eun’s top movies and dramas!
Kim Go-eun’s Top Movies
Being an actress or actor is not an easy thing since they need to be professional and keep learning in order to become the best of the best. An actress or actor should be talented enough so they can go from appearances in television programs to movies.
Eungyo (hangul: 은교), also known as A Muse, is a South Korean movie that was released on April 26, 2012, with running time in 129 minutes. The movie was directed by Jung Ji-woo, produced by Ahn Eun-mi, Lee Sang-hyun and Jung Ji-woo, and written by Jung Ji-woo. The movie itself, Eungyo, is a box office movie that was distributed by Lotte Entertainment, and which was adapted from a novel written by Park Bum-shin, with the same name.
This movie had three main roles, Kim Go-eun (playing as Han Eun-gyo), Park Hae-il (playing as Lee Jeok-yo), and Kim Mu-yeol (playing as Seo Ji-woo).
The supporting cast included:
- Jung Man-sik as President Park
- Park Cheol-hyeon
- Jang Yun-sil as Reporter Kim
- Jeong Seo-in
- Kim Kyeong-il
- Ahn Min-yeong
- Im Mi-yeon
The plot in this movie tells of a famous, 70-year-old poet named Lee Jeok-yo (played by Park Hae-il) and he his 30-year-old assistant named Seo Ji-woo (played by Kim Moo-yeol).
Once, the poet had just released a novel and immediately received an award as the best-selling novel at that time. At the beginning of the story, the poet saw a very young school girl in front of his house and immediately, he was interested in providing part-time work to clean the poet’s house. Gradually, Lee Jeok-yo began to feel the flashback when he was young because he often played with Eun-gyo in his daily life.
Eun-gyo, who is still very innocent, awakens Lee Jeok-yo, the man in his 70s, to feel the romance of love again. The old man wrote the story again, but this time about sexual relations with the young woman. Lee Jeok-yo and Eun-gyo have a very close relationship and the man who is the assistant to the poet, Seo Ji-woo, revealed that their relationship was forbidden and he began stealing Lee Jeok-yo’s latest poems to be published under his own name.
Monster (hangul: 몬스터) is a South Korean movie that was released on March 13, 2014, with running time of 113 minutes. The movie was directed by Hwang In-ho, produced by Kim Min-kyoung and Ahn Sang-hoon, and written by Hwang In-ho. The movie itself, Monster, is a box office movie that was distributed by CJ Entertainment, and which made $3.8 million USD in profits.
This movie had two lead roles: Kim Go-eun (playing as Bok-soon) and Lee Min-ki (playing as Tae-soo).
The other supporting cast included:
- Kim Roi-ha as Ik-sang
- Kim Boo-seon as Kyeong-ja
- Ahn Seo-hyun as Na-ri
- Kim Bo-ra as Eun-jeong
- Nam Gyeong-eup as Boss Jeon
- Han Da-eun as Yeon-hee
- Park Byung-eun as Kwang-soo
- Bae Seong-woo as Seong-moon
- Kim Gyung-ae as Bok-soon’s grandmother
- Heo Joon-seok as leader of demolition team
- Yoo Jae-myung as country police constable
- Park Chul-min as Boss Park (cameo)
The plot in this movie tells of a woman named Bok-soon (played by Ki Go-eun) who is known as a “crazy woman” in the neighborhood around her house, whose behavior seems to indicate that she has a mental disorder but in her original life, she sells in the local market to make a living with her sister, Eun-jeong.
They both live happily until a man named Tae-soo (played by Lee Min-ki), who has long lived in the forest, eventually killed Bok-soo’s sister, Eun-jeong.
The death of Eun-jeong angers her sister, Bok-soon, and she intends to get revenge on Tae-soo and collaborates with Na-ri, a young little girl that has been chased by Tae-soo after he killed her sister, named Yeon-hee.
Tae-soo has a personality like a sociopath, who plans a brutal murder with no purpose at all. He even has certain methods to cover up the crimes he has committed.
Coin Locker Girl
Coin Locker Girl, also known as Chinatown (hangul: 차이나타운), is a South Korean movie that was released on April 29, 2015, with a running time in 110 minutes. The movie was directed and written by Han Jun-hee, and produced by Ahn Eun-mi. The movie itself, Coin Locker Girl, is a box office movie that was distributed by CGV Arthouse and made a profit of $10.7 million USD.
This movie featured lead roles: Kim Hye-soo (playing as Ma Woo-hee / Mother), Kim Go-eun (playing as Ma Il-young), Uhm Tae-goo (playing as Woo Gon), Park Bo-gum (playing as Park Seok-hyun), Go Kyung-pyo (playing as Chi-do).
The supporting cast were:
- Lee Soo-kyung as Ssong
- Jo Hyun-chul as Hong-joo
- Lee Dae-yeon as Dr. Ahn
- Jo Bok-rae as Detective Tak
- Jung Suk-yong as Mr. Woo
- Baek Soo-jang as Number 2
- Lee Jang-won as Chubby
- Oh Dae-hwan as Bruiser
- Lee Sang-hee as Bruiser’s wife
- Kim Su-an as young Il-young
- Park Ji-bo as young Ssong
- Wi Ha-joon as young Woo-gon
- So Sang-seop as young Hong-joo
- Ki Guk-seo as Man in uniform
- Gi Ju-bong as Man in suit
The story is set in 1996, and is about a girl left inside a coin locker at Western Seoul Station. The girl was taken by a beggar who named her Il-young (played by Kim Go-eun).
When the girl was 10 years old, she was forcibly taken by a detective who sold her to a woman called “Mother”, who was a boss from moneylender crime and illegal organ selling in the Chinatown area of Incheon. Instead of paying for the detective’s loan, Il-young (played by Kim Go-eun) was used as a tool by Ma Woo-hee (played by Kim Hye-soo), who raised the girl to become a debt collector in the organization headed by “Mother”, who has the real name Ma Woo-hee.
One day, Il-young is ordered to collect debts from Park Seok-hyun (played by Park Bo-gum). Park Seok-hyun’s father is in debt but, strangely, Park Seok-hyun isn’t afraid of Il-young and instead shows kindness to the girl. Gradually, Park Seok-hyun feels that he has developed a special feelings for Il-young.
But when Park Seok-hyun’s father paid off his debt to “Mother”, Ma Woo-hee instead told Il-young to kill Park Seok-hyun. She did not agree with what her stepmother wanted and made the personal decision to run away from her adoptive family, who had taught her many things that were very brutal.
The Advocate: A Missing Body
The Advocate: A Missing Body, also known as Angry Lawyer (hangul: 성난 변호사), is a South Korean movie that was released on October 8, 2015 with a running time in 116 minutes. The movie was directed by Heo Jeong-ho, produced by Seo Young-hee, Kim Hyun-jung, Park Ji-sung, Im Sang-jin, and Kim Nam-su, and written by Lee Gong-ju, Choi Kwan-young, Heo Jong-ho, Goo In-hoe, and Kim Chang-woo. The movie is a box office movie that was distributed by CJ Entertainment and which earned ₩8.53 billion.
The movie has 2 lead roles: Lee Sun-kyun (played as Byeon Ho-sung) and Kim Go-eun (played as Jin Sun-min).
The supporting cast included:
- Lee Sun-kyun as Byeon Ho-sung
- Kim Go-eun as Jin Sun-min
- Im Won-hee as Office manager Park
- Jang Hyun-sung as Moon Ji-hoon
- Choi Jae-woong as Kim Jeong-hwan
- Kim Yoon-hye as Han Min-jeong
- Park Ji-young as Representative Joo
- Choi Kyu-hwan as Department head Yoo
- Im Cheol-hyeong as Subsection chief Yoon
- Lee Jun-hyeok as Gil-dong
- Bae Yoo-ram as Yong-sik
- Min Jin-woong as Gap-soo
- Lee Jong-gu as Kim Ik-tae
- Hong Sung-deok as Kim Man-seok
- Park Soo-eun as Se-young
- Kwak In-joon as Chief public prosecutor
- Hwang So-hee as Ha Yoo-ri
- Joo Seok-tae as David Lee
The plot of this movie tells of a lawyer named Byeon Ho-sung (played by Lee Sun-kyun), who has the life motto “Victory is justice, and I am the winner.” Once upon a time, Byeon Ho-sung won a lawsuit for a conglomerate pharmaceutical company, and the chairman of the company, Moon Ji-hoon (played by Jang Hyun-sung) asked him to return to defend his personal driver, Kim Jeong-hwan (played by Kim Choi Jae- woong), who killed a student named Han Min-jeong (played by Kim Yoon-hye).
At that time, there was a scene where the corpse had been found but there was no witnesses to the incident. At the same time, a lawyer named Jin Sun-min (played by Kim Go-eun) believes she is following Han Min-jeong, then lawyer Byeon Ho-sung can deny the claim and win the lawsuit that he killed Han Min-jeong.
From this complicated incident, Byeon Ho-sung decided to cooperate with Jin Sun-min and after searching deeper, this case turned out to be related to the chairman of the pharmaceutical company, Moon Ji-hoon.
Canola, also known as Grandmother Gye-choon (hangul: 계춘할망), is a South Korean movie that was released on May 19, 2016, with a running time of 116 minutes. The movie was directed by Chang and produced by Kim Jung-go. The movie is a box office movie that was distributed by Culture Nandakinda Mirovision Inc.,and made profits of $3.1 million USD.
This movie has four lead roles: Youn Yuh-jung (played as Gye-choon), Kim Go-eun (played as Hye-ji), Lee Seul-bi (played as Hye-ji in younger age), and SHINee’s Min-ho as Han-yi.
The supporting cast were:
- Kim Hee-won as Suk-ho
- Shin Eun-jung as Myeong-ok
- Yang Ik-june as Choong-seop
- Ryu Jun-yeol as Cheol-heon
- Park Min-ji as Min-hee
- Nam Tae-boo as Choong-hee
- Jang Hyuk-jin as Real Estate Agent Byun
- Park Jung-chul as Attorney Seo
- Choi Moon-kyoung as Green umbrella 1
- Kim Dae-myung as Fitness trainer
The plot of this movie tells of a grandmother who returned to meet her granddaughter after 10 years and they lived together in a village. The meeting of the grandmother, named Gye-choon (played by Youn Yuh-jung), with her granddaughter, Hye-ji (played by Kim Go-eun), was filled with joy and sorrow.
The granddaughter must move to the village and go to school in a new place. She also had to adjust to the environment and local people in the village. The grandmother patiently taught her granddaughter new things.