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Your Ultimate Lee Joon Gi Movie Guide

From critically-acclaimed ‘The King and the Clown’ to multi-awarded drama ‘Fly, Daddy, Fly,’ our favorite sageuk king has quite an impressive line-up of movies, too!

In his two decades in the industry, Lee Joon Gi has gifted his fans with a massive range of titles, many of which turned out to receive both critical and commercial success. Since making his debut, this veritable action star and "King of Sageuk" has starred in a total of 18 dramas and 8 films, as well as appearing in several reality TV shows and producing an impressive number of hit albums. 


Stills of Lee Joon Gi in 'The King and the Clown,' 'Fly, Daddy, Fly,' and 'May 18.' Background image by Alex Cochinillos.
Stills of Lee Joon Gi in 'The King and the Clown,' 'Fly, Daddy, Fly,' and 'May 18.' Background image by Alex Cochinillos. | CJ Entertainment, Cinema Service


While Lee Joon Gi is widely popular for starring in some of our favorite dramas such as Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), My Girl (2005), Lawless Lawyer (2017), and, of course, Flower of Evil (2020), he wouldn't be where he is today without first landing his first leading role playing a clown in the critically acclaimed film The King and the Clown (2005).


His portrayal of the effeminate clown named Gong-gil in the Joseon Dynasty led him to win Best New Actor at the 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards and the 43rd Brand Bell Awards. Numerous award-giving bodies also gave him recognition for his outstanding performance as Gong-gil. A year later, he was awarded Most Popular Actor for his role in Fly, Daddy, Fly at the 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards.

BTS of Lee Joon Gi at a shoot for drama 'Lawless Lawyer' | tvN


And we admit it, we absolutely love watching Lee Joon Gi in all his dramas but we love seeing him in his classic films, as well. Below, we round up all eight movies you can watch him in—chronicling his rise to Hallyu star status and his fantastic growth as an actor and artist!



Have you watched all of Lee Joon Gi's films? Let us know which ones are your favorites!



Lead photos from Cinema Service and CJ Entertainment. Background image by Alex Cochinillos on Pexels.