The new Netflix original film Kill Boksoon will really get you hooked in no time: It's *more* than just the story of a professional killer. A lot of realizations in life will hit you as you continue to watch. The movie also had a star-studded cast, and one of them is our favorite Goo Kyo Hwan. Remember him in episode nine of Extraordinary Attorney Woo? You’ll be surprised at the actor’s versatility! With that…
Here are six Goo Kyo Hwan movies and tv series to add to your watch list:
1. Jane (2017)
Who else is in it: Lee Min Ji, Lee Joo Young
So Hyun (Lee Min Ji) is a teenage runaway who only has her boyfriend, Jung Ho (Lee Hak Joo), to run to. She is faced with devastating emotions after the only person who seems to accept her has left her. She meets Jane (Goo Kyo Hwan) by coincidence, a transgender woman, and eventually joins Jane's group of odd runaways. So Hyun then finds comfort in the group and feels loved, like they're a real family.
Goo Kyo Hwan's role in this film was really notable as he earned himself multiple Best New Actor awards in the film category, including the 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards!
2. Peninsula (2020)
Who else is in it: Kang Dong Won, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Hae Hyo, Kim Min Jae, Kim Do Yoon
Remember the famous zombie-film Train To Busan? Well, Peninsula is the marketed sequel of the movie which takes place four years after. In Hong Kong, Jung Seok (Kang Dong Won), Chul Min (Kim Do Yoon), and their team were sent on a mission to go back to the peninsula to recover a truck containing 20 million USD. Captain Seo (Goo Kyo Hwan) of Unit 631, along with Sergeant Hwang (Kim Min Jae) and their group, ambushed Jung Seok’s team while they were on their way back to Incheon Port with the truck.
3. Kingdom: Ashin Of The North (2021)
Who else is in it: Jun Ji Hyun, Kim Si Ah, Park Byung Eun, Kim Roe Ha
Kingdom: Ashin Of The North is a drama special that gives light to the character of Ashin (Jun Ji Hyun), who appeared at the end of the second season of Kingdom. This side story is all about Ashin’s revenge due to the loss of her family and her tribe living in the Northern village of Seongjeoyain. When the Pajeowi people were killed, Commander Min Chi Rok (Park Byung Eun) framed the Seongjeoyain for their deaths—which brought the Pajeowi people, led by Ai Da Gan (Goo Kyo Hwan), to kill everyone in the tribe except for Ashin (who wasn’t in the village when it happened).
4. Escape From Mogadishu (2021)
Who else is in it: Kim Yun Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, Kim So Jin, Jung Man Sik
In 1991, South and North Korean embassy officials were trapped at Mogadishu, Somalia when a civil war broke out in the country. The South and North Korean peoples work together to get their fellow countrymen out of Somalia. Goo Kyo Hwan played Tae Joon Ki, North Korea’s intelligence officer and attached as Embassy Counselor.
5. Monstrous (2022)
Who else is in it: Shin Hyun Been, Kwak Dong Yeon
Monstrous is a series about an ongoing curse from a thing that lures people, and should not have been let out to the world. Jung Ki Hoon (Goo Kyo Hwan) and Lee Soo Jin (Shin Hyun Been) are archaeologists and ex-lovers. The two face an *inexplicable* phenomenon in Jinyang County, and both of them begin to look for answers behind it.
6. D.P. (2021-2023)
Who else is in it: Jung Hae In, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Suk Ku
Ahn Jun Ho (Jung Hae In) is a reserved private who becomes part of the D.P. (Deserters Pursuit) squad, with Han Ho Yeol (Goo Kyo Hwan) as the team leader. This series focuses on the nature of the South Korean army, with the mindset of “survival of the fittest” instilled in the people of the military police.