15 Kdrama that Makes You Bawl Your Eyes Out

Life can sometimes be very hard, and we as humans might find it hard to face reality. Crying is the most complicated human emotion.

We call when we are very happy and cry when we are very sad. Sometimes you might cry to release your frustration, as already proven crying is good for our mind and especially our heart. 

So in today’s article, we will be talking about dramas that will help you get a good cry and make you feel many other human emotions, such as love and heartbreak, .so tighten your seatbelt for this rollercoaster ride. 

The Empress Ki

This 2013 series of 51 episodes focus on Ki Seungnyang, a Goryeo-born woman who gets power despite the class restriction during that era . she later marries the emperor of the Yuan 

Dynasty to become the Yuan empress. Even though her first love was wang Yu, she gave him up for power and goodwill. To summarize, this series gives a feeling of romance, drama, and adventure together.

Watch to know more.

Director  – Han Hee Lee Sung-joon

Cast -Ha Ji-won Joo Jin-mo Ji Chang-wook Baek Jin-hee

It can be seen on – Viki 

It is okay. That’s love 

This 2014  drama of 16 episodes is about an adverse psychiatrist and a famous playboy novelist. Even though they are opposites to each other and not likely matched for each other, they end up living together as a roommate, and with time they solemnly fall for each other despite different and complicated circumstances. This drama will soften your heart and heal your mind with its well-written script and pure acting.

Director  – Kim Kyu-tae

Cast -.Jo In-sung, Gong Hyo-jin, Sung Dong-il, Lee Kwang-soo, and Do Kyung-soo

It can be seen on -. Viki 

Mr. Sunshine 

This 2018 drama of 24 episodes. This drama was set up during a historic time. The story focuses on Eugene Choi, a man born into slavery in the Joseon dynasty. In 1871 he escaped from Korea and went to the united states in hopes of starting a new and better life; he became a marine crop officer and returned to his hometown. Many events slowly unfold and changes his life forever. 

Director  – Lee Eung-bok 

Cast –.Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han.

It can be seen on -. Netflix 

Kill me, heal me 

It is a 2015 Korean drama with 20 episodes .

As we already know, The human body can deal with and survive all problematic situations. 

Cha Do Hyun, a third-generation business heir of an essential company in Korea, develops 

Dissociative identity disorder because of much past trauma he experienced during life-threatening situations.

This drama involves romance, comedy, suspense, and a little heartbreak.

Surely Watch to know more. 

Director – Kim Jin-man Kim Dae-jin

Cast -. Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Oh Min-suk

It can be seen on -. Viki, voot, and Mx player 

Radiant (the light in your eyes)

This is a 2019 drama with 12 episodes. The story begins when Kim Hye finds a unique watch on the beach as a child. She used that watch to manipulate time to save her father from a fatal car accident.

She needed to be aware that manipulating time using that unique watch comes with a heavy price the user must pay.

This drama is dramatic and heartbreaking.

Director – Kim Suk-yoon

Cast -.Han Ji-min Kim Hye-ja Nam Joo-hyuk Son Ho-jun

It can be seen on -. Viki and Netflix 

The smile that left your eyes

This is a 2018 drama with 16 episodes. This is a very popular idol drama with a touch of melodrama. The story focuses on a complex and mysterious man Kim Moo Young. Despite meaningful human interactions and times, Kim Moo Young has lost his desire to live his life.

All this happens as he continuously sees ordinary people and society frequently interrupting and trampling on orphans like him.

Watch to know more.

Director – Yoo Je-won

Cast – Seo In-guk, Jung So-min and Park Sung-woong.

It can be seen on – Viki 

Queen for seven days 

This is a 2017 drama of 20 episodes, and it is based on a story that took place long ago. It focuses on a queen who was dethroned from her position after she served as a queen for only seven days. Lady shin was married to Prince Jinsung, who became the king in 1506, making her the queen; however, after seven days, she was expelled from the palace and stripped of her position.

This drama is heart-wrenching and will surely make you cry. So for a good cry, watch this drama.

Director – Lee Jung-sub Song Ji-won

Cast -. Park Min-young as the titular Queen Dangyeong, with Yeon Woo-jin and Lee Dong-gun.

It can be seen on – Viki 

Moon lover: scarlet heart 

This is a 2016 drama with 20 + 2 episodes . The drama begins when a total eclipse takes place, transporting a 21st-century woman back in time into the body of a 16-year-old girl.

There she sees and learns about love, friendship, rivalry, and fight for the throne. There is, however, an unexpected twist that will change everything. Watch to know more.

Director – Kim Kyu-tae

Cast –.Baekhyun · Ji Soo · Yoon Sun-Woo · Kang Han-Na · Jin Ki-Joo ; Wang Eun, Wang Jung, Wang Won, Hwangbo Yeon-Hwa, Chae-Ryung

It can be seen on -. Viki 

The Hymn of Death

This is a 2018 Korean drama with 16 episodes. The story is set when Korea was under Japanese occupation. Kim Woo-Jin was a stage writer at that time. Even though he was married, he fell in love with Yun Sim Deok, the first Korean Soprano. 

They first meet in the opera for the first time and soon develop feelings for each other.

This drama is inspired by the true story of Kim Woo Jin and Yun Shim Deok, which ended with a tragic ending.

Watch to know more.

Director – Park Soo-jin

Cast – Kim Myung-Soo · Kim Si-Hyun · Kim Won-Hae · Hwang Young-Hee · Go Bo-Gyeol ; Kim Sung-Gyu, Jung Chum-Hyo, Yoon Suk-Ho

It can be seen on -. Netflix 

Hi. Bye, mama!

This is a 2020 drama with 16 episodes . The story focuses on Cha Yu Ri, who dies suddenly in a car accident while pregnant with her daughter Cho Seo Woo.

Cha Yu Ri has been a ghost for five years now .she has been watching her husband and daughter all this time.

Through the reincarnation project, she will be able to be reborn as a human, which will happen if she goes back to her place within 49 days. The problem arises when her husband remarries.

Watch to know more.

Director – Yoo Je-won

Cast – Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-Hyung, and Go Bo-gyeol

It can be seen on – Netflix 

Flower of Evil 

This is a 2020 drama with 16 episodes. The story focuses on Baek Hee-sung, a man who hides his true self and his past life from his wife, and Cha Ji won, .who is a detective.

To the outside world, they appear to be a perfect family – a beautiful couple with a pretty six-year-old daughter who loves her parents very much.

However, several mysteries lie behind this family. Watch to know more. 

Director – Kim Cheol-kyu

Cast – Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin, and Seo Hyun-woo.

It can be seen on – Netflix

Red sleeve

This is a 2022  drama with 17 episodes set in the 18th century. This drama is a love story between a king and a royal concubine. Sung deck Im was initially a court lady . she later gets involved in the crown prince’s life, and gradually they fall in love. Even though they love each other wholeheartedly, they can not get married, and when he becomes the king, he will have no choice but to marry a queen. 

The end is rather unexpected and heartbreaking, but at the same time, it is heartwarming and satisfying.

Director – Jung Ji-in and Song Yeon-Hwa

Cast – Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, and Kang Hoon

It can be seen on – Netflix 

Youth of may 

Youth of may is a well-written drama set in the middle 1980s during the Gwangju uprising.

This is a 2021 drama with 12 episodes .

This drama was set during the Gwangju uprising, a very prominent and traumatizing event in korean history. 

The story begins with a romantic connection between Hee Tae and Myung Hee. However, their love is pushed to the side as there are much more significant threats they must face as the future of their country hangs.

Instead of focusing directly on the Gwangju uprising, this drama focuses on the love and friendship young people would have had if they had led an ordinary life.

Director – Song Min-yeob

Cast –. Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si, Lee Sang-yi, and Keum Sae-rok

It can be seen on -. Netflix  


This is a 2022 drama with 16 episodes . This drama was initially controversial because of its story script; however, when released, it became one of the most beloved series among drama watchers. 

The story revolves around a north Korean spy and a university student. This drama is set in 1987 when many protesting students were accused of being north Korean spies and suffered brutal torture and arrest.

During this era, Eun Yeong goes with her friends, goes on a blind date when she meets him for the first time, and falls in love.

However, many unexpected twists will change their lives completely.

Director – Jo Hyun-tak

Cast – Jung Hae-in, Jisoo, Yoo In-na, Jang Seung-jo, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Hye-yoon, and Jung Yoo-jin.

It can be seen on -. Netflix 

Uncontrollably fond

This 2016 drama of 20 episodes is considered the most heartbreaking Korean drama. This drama is a mix of romance and melodrama.

The story focus on Shin Joon young and Nol Eul were initially classmates. Still, life separated them during their teenage years .they later met after many years as a famous actor and a documentary reporter.

The show’s ending leaves the fans in shock and tears even though everyone was aware of it from the beginning. 

Director – Park Hyun-suk and Cha Young-hoon

Cast -.Kim Woo-bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju-hwan, and Lim Ju-Eun

It can be seen on -. Netflix 

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