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6 *Must-Watch* Movies Starring ‘Kill Boksoon’ Actor Sol Kyung Gu

This veteran actor took home multiple Baeksang awards already!
Sol Kyung Gu Korean movies
PHOTO: (left to right) Yaksha: Ruthless Operations/Netflix, instagram/netflixkr

With all the various roles Sol Kyung Gu has portrayed, it is no surprise that the actor would be nominated for and take home multiple awards due to his outstanding acting. Starting his career doing theater, Sol Kyung Gu landed his first film role in the 1998 movie Girl’s Night Out. Since then, his onscreen career breakthrough led to Kyung Gu becoming the ~successful~ box-office actor that he is now.

Here are six Sol Kyung Gu movies to add to your watch list:

  1. The Merciless (2017)

    Who else is in it: Im Siwan, Kim Hee Won

    The Merciless tells a story of loyalty and betrayal between two people who meet inside jail and team up together to take over a gang. Jae Ho (Sol Kyung Gu) is a prisoner who holds the greatest power among the inmates, while Hyun Soo (Im Siwan) is a rookie undercover cop. Sol Kyung Gu even earned himself the Best Actor Award at the 2017 54th Grand Bell Awards for this role!


    THE MERCILESS Official Int'l Main Trailer

  2. The Book Of Fish (2021)

    Who else is in it: Byun Yo Han, Lee Jung Eun

    Set in 1801, Jeong Yak Jeon (Sol Kyung Gu) served the late king but was exiled to Heuksan Island when a new king ascended the throne. There, he becomes *highly fascinated* with the various sea creatures, making him determined to write a book. He meets young fisherman Chang Dae (Byun Yo Han), who has great knowledge about the sea and is interested in Confucianism. In exchange for helping Chang Dae study Confucianism, Chang Dae helps Jeong Yak Jeon write his book.

    The Book of Fish (2021) - Movie Trailer - Far East Films

  3. King Maker (2022)

    Who else is in it: Lee Sun Gyun, Jo Woo Jin

    A politician who dreams of making a difference, plus an outstanding campaign strategist—isn’t this the perfect formula for a sure win during the elections? When Seo Chang Dae (Lee Sun Gyun) joins Kim Woon Bum (Sol Kyung Gu)’s campaign staff, Woon Bum consecutively wins the elections, which makes him the strongest candidate in the opposition party. As Seo Chang Dae becomes more ambitious, he begins considering going through unjustified means to achieve favorable results—but Woon Bum believes that is not real politics. As the conflict between the two grows bigger, the ruling party secretly contacts Chang Dae for them to win the next presidential elections.

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    Kingmaker (2022) - Official Trailer (Eng Sub) | ft. Lee Sun-kyun, Sol Kyung-gu | Korean Movie

  4. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (2022)

    Who else is in it: Park Hae Soo, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Lee El, Song Jae Rim, Park Jin Young

    After a failed prosecution attempt, Han Ji Hoon (Park Hae Soo) is determined to restore his name. He is sent to Senyang, China to conduct a review of the Black Ops team and its merciless leader, Yaksha (Sol Kyung Gu). Little does he know that he will find himself stepping into a deadly battle among spies, where no one can be trusted.

    Yaksha: Ruthless Operations | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB]

  5. Phantom (2023)

    Who else is in it: Honey Lee, Park So Dam, Park Hae Soo, Seo Hyun Woo

    Phantom is a spy action film set in 1933 during the time when South Korea was colonized by Japan. Five suspected “phantom” spies within the Japanese Government-General of Korea are locked up in a remote hotel, and struggle to prove their innocence and escape. Sol Kyung Gu plays Junji Murayama, a Japanese police officer who was demoted from the Police Department, and transferred as a communication officer and supervisor.


    PHANTOM Official Int'l Main Trailer

  6. Kill Boksoon (2023)

    Who else is in it: Jeon Do Yeon, Esom, Goo Kyo Hwan, Kim Si Ah

    Gil Boksoon (Jeon Do Yeon) is a professional killer at MK Entertainment. Thinking her decision to not renew her contract is final, Boksoon’s last mission leaves her with a difficult choice to make. On top of this, she struggles to connect with her daughter, Gil Jae Young, because she must keep her job a complete secret. Cha Min Gyu (Sol Kyung Gu) runs MK Entertainment and is the person who trained Boksoon.

    Kill Boksoon | Final Trailer | Netflix

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