Movies and TV shows like Descendants of the Sun

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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
 8.3
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Original name: 태양의 후예
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters.
Style: romantic, light, scenic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: korean, friendship, medical, military officer, doctor, soldier, army, romance, military, surgeon, hospital, playing footsie, doctors, love, group of criminals, culture clash, love and romance, love affair, swat team, danger, pretty girl, military service, war zone, asian girl, leg ...
Place: korea

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Most similar movies to Descendants of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out romantic, captivating, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about romance, friendship, love and romance, love, fall in love, couple relations and destiny mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Descendants of the Sun: Dr. Romantic (2016), Hospital Playlist (2020), Healer (2014), Faith (2012), Doctors (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dr. Romantic (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boo Yong Joo was once a famous surgeon at the peak of his career at a major hospital. But he suddenly gives it all up one day to live in seclusion and work as a neighborhood doctor in a small town. He now goes by “Teacher Kim” and refers to ...
Style: romantic, sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace situations, surgery, medicine, talented, treatment, teamwork, doctors and patients, obsession, cure, coworker ...
Place: korea
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Hospital Playlist (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is extraordinary for five doctors and their patients inside a hospital, where birth, death and everything in between coexist.
Style: sincere, captivating, medical drama, sentimental, realistic
Plot: medical, patient, doctor, friendship, hospital, job, surgeon, coworker relationship, treatment, medical profession, doctors and patients, divorced man ...
Place: korea
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Healer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Moon Ho is a successful reporter at a mainstream news station, but when he stumbles upon a 10-year-old mystery, he's forced to dive into a subversive underground news agency. On his journey to break open the case, Moon Ho teams up with Chae ...
Style: exciting, romantic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, reporter, investigation, hacker, rescue, false accusation, masked hero, dating, lost child, self sacrifice, romance, tragic villain ...
Place: korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped and ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, romantic, semi serious, medical drama
Plot: time travel, military officer, political intrigue, romance, supernatural ability, conspiracy, doctor, king, friendship, medicine, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Doctors (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Hye-Jung was young, her life was difficult. She was good at fighting, but also studied well. Overcoming her tough situation, she is now a doctor.
Style: medical drama, sentimental, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: medical profession, medical, romance, doctor, strong female lead, coworker, surgeon, doubts and hesitations, teacher, hospital, prejudice, wedding ...
Place: south korea, korea
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80%
 8.1
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City Hunter (2011)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama series starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Sang-ho, Hwang Sun-hee, Goo Ha-ra, Chun Ho-jin and Lee Kwang-soo. It premiered on May 25, 2011 on SBS and finished ...
Style: exciting, tense, romantic, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: secret identity, masked hero, corruption, revenge, hidden identity, political intrigue, crime fighter, tragic villain, false accusation, president, father son relationship, romance ...
Place: korea
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My Love From Another Star (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Do Min Joon is an otherworldly beauty, literally. After crash landing on Earth 400 years ago, Min Joon has diligently observed humans for centuries, ultimately coming to cynical conclusions. On top of being a super babe, Min Joon's got enhanced ...
Style: exciting, captivating, romantic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, adventure, love affair, love and romance, destiny, heroes, alien, fall in love, romance, hopes, immortal, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century, 1600s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Cinderella and Four Knights (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eun Ha-Won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-Won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car ...
Style: feel good, romantic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, kiss, rivalry, friendship, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle, family problems, fall in love, adventure, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Crash Landing on You (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: heiress, romance, soldier, accident, love, escapades, destiny, danger, catastrophe, love and romance, inter-korean relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Because This Is My First Life (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Nam Se-Hee is a single man in his early 30's. He has chosen to not marry. He owns his home, but he owes a lot on his mortgage. Yoon Ji-Ho is a single woman in her early 30's. She does not own a home and envies those that do. She has given ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, life philosophy, couples, neighbor neighbor relationship, romantic relationship, roommate, love affair, society, fall in love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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Oh My Venus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Young Ho is a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Even though he comes from a wealthy family background, he suffered a devastating injury during his childhood days. Now, he overcomes his problems with patience and stubbornness. Meanwhile, Kang ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, weight loss, lifestyle, dream, female protagonist, couple relations, trip, destiny, friends, rise to the top, travel, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 67 min.
TV show
Story: She is no ordinary woman. Do Bong Soon is a woman who possesses Herculean strength. She can crush objects in her bare hands when she holds them too tightly. Although Bong Soon longs to be a dainty, elegant woman that men fall in love with, she ...
Style: sweet, exciting, romantic, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, superhuman powers, heroes, investigation, couple relations, friendship, hidden identity, destiny, crimes, danger, kiss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bride of the Water God (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Yoon So Ah is a pragmatic neuropsychiatrist who carries a tremendous financial burden to run her own practice. Her family has been tasked with serving Ha Baek, a reincarnated water god, for many generations, and So Ah is forced to do the same. Ha ...
Style: romantic, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: romance, couple relations, fantasy world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, happy ending, psychiatrist, romantic fantasy, male female relationship, good versus evil, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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W: Two Worlds Apart (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Han Hyo-joo plays a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day Dad goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man bathed in blood. She gets kidnapped by the bloody man, which is where ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, exciting, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: happy ending, romance, parallel world, destiny, heroes, surgeon, fall in love, supernatural, father daughter relationship, doctor, fantasy world, adventure ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lee Young-Joon's family runs a large company and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is smart, rich and handsome, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi-So. She has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but Kim ...
Style: romantic, funny, light, affectionate, sweet ...
Plot: office romance, secretary, workaholic, childhood trauma, love, narcissism, heir, family conflict, phobia, romance, narcissist, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Meteor Garden (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school - Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.
Style: romantic, sweet, sincere, light, lyrical ...
Audience: student film
Plot: love hate relationship, chinese, school, romance, youth, friendship, love and romance, friends, looking for love, envy, university, love hate ...
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55%
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Love 911 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Dr. Mi-Soo misdiagnoses a patient after she meets the woman's husband, whom she assumes to be abusive. With his wife in grave condition, the man sues the hospital. Kang-Il is a widowed firefighter who overhears the situation and when he ...
Style: touching, romantic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: firefighter, love and romance, romance, workplace situations, doctors and patients, true love, misdiagnosed, fall in love, couple relations, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son ...
Style: captivating, visually appealing, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Plot: mermaid, star crossed lovers, past life, erased memory, sea, rebirth, con artists, reincarnation, destiny, underwater, supernatural being, supernatural ability ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, high school hunk, cinderella story, rich man poor woman, love triangle, teen romance, teenage love, korean, high school, friendship, teenage life, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Cheer Up! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Despite their harsh educational environment, the cheerleading club has to keep it together for the students' sakes, and their own.
Style: exciting, captivating, light, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, high school, dancing, cheerleading, school, korean, boarding school, love and romance, friendship, couple relations, confidence, dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
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Pinocchio (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Amidst a sea of young news reporters competing for the next scoop, Choi In Ha finds herself in a tricky position, as she cannot tell a lie without a dead giveaway: breaking into a violent hiccup. Meanwhile, first-year reporter Choi Dal Po proves his ...
Style: touching, romantic, funny, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Plot: news report, fall in love, friendship, acquittal, false accusation, danger, twists & turns, rivalry, redemption, news reporter, family relations, truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.6
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Goblin (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Shin is an immortal “goblin,” and has the rather honorable title of being the Protector of Souls. His roommate Wang Yeo also happens to have the equally lofty, if thoroughly opposing, title of Angel of Death, and he acts as the storied grim ...
Style: mysterious, romantic, emotional, humorous
Plot: immortal, destiny, past life, reincarnation, ghost, grim reaper, demon, supernatural, punishment, supernatural power, fiancee, curse ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life, a psychiatric ward worker begins to heal with help from the unexpected—a woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, romantic, unusual plot structure, fairy tale
Plot: korean, mental health, anti social, mental institution, childhood trauma, caregiver, healing, mental patient, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatric ward, psychological trauma, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.5
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The Heirs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the ...
Style: semi serious, intense, humorous, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, rich and poor, love and romance, rich man poor woman, teenage love, family business, romance, teenage life, youth, social differences, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
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Oh My Ghost (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Na Bong Sun may be a skilled sous chef, but she lacks the self-esteem to shine professionally and socially. Beyond her cooking talents, however, is an uncanny ability to communicate with ghosts. One day, her mystic senses go out of control when the ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, sweet, humorous
Plot: ghost, shaman, supernatural, chef, memory loss, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, workplace situations, possessed human, brother sister relationship, possession ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A spunky female weightlifter and free-spirited male swimmer meet on campus, only to find out their pasts may be intertwined.
Style: romantic, humorous, sweet, touching, dorama ...
Plot: friendship, romance, sport, childhood friend, love, father daughter relationship, teen romance, weightlifting, college, college student, mother son relationship, childhood friends ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 3K
Full House (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Han Ji-eun is a naive writer who got swindled out of everything she owned including her house by her best friends. Stranded in China, She managed to borrow money from an actor Lee Young-jae to return to Korea. On her return, she found out that her ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: initially antagonists, love and romance, family values, inheritance, up and down relationship, romance, couple relations, couples, ordinary person, innocence, naivete, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
It's Okay, That's Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jang Jae-yeol is a writer of bestselling mystery novels and a radio DJ. Playful and a bit arrogant, he also suffers from obsessive–compulsive disorder. Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship. Driven and ambitious with her ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, psychiatry, romance, psychology, schizophrenia, mental health, friendship, parents and children, unlikely couple, childhood trauma, friends who live together, relationships ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Melting Me Softly (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Ma Dong-chan and Go Mi-ran are both frozen during an experiment. They wake up 20 years later instead of 24 hours later and must keep their body temperature above 30°C in order to survive.
Style: romantic, sweet, uplifting
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, youth, adventure, fall in love, reunion, disorder, destiny, couple relations, adaptation, love affair, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memories of the Alhambra (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain.
Style: touching, suspenseful, romantic, scenic, non-linear ...
Plot: love hate, unspoken love, love hate relationship, travel, storytelling, company, trip, mysticism, murder mystery, secret identity, love at first sight, poor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%