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6 best female-led Korean dramas and movies to watch if you support feminism

These K-dramas and films are not only entertaining but also empowering for women. 

There are countless K-dramas with a weak, helpless female lead who always needs to be protected. But in today’s article, we’re introducing the best women-centric dramas and films that embrace feminism by showing strong, independent and courageous female leads. The following dramas and films are not only fun to watch but also make you feel inspired and proud to be a woman. 

1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

Weightlifting is a sport that makes us think of muscular men. However, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is like a breath of fresh air among sport-themed dramas as it revolves around the career and life of female weightlifter Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung).

In the early episodes, Kim Bok Joo has to struggle between following her passion of weightlifting or losing weight to become a skinny girl to pursue love. However, in the following episodes, she is determined to put her dream and career first. She eventually becomes the best female weightlifter.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon tells the story of Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a tiny girl who was born with superhuman strength.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Having a petite figure and adorable appearance that makes others want to take care of her, but Do Bong Soon actually has superpowers that make her able to lift a bus or turn a bad guy’s car in the air thousands of times. She has such a power, but she always pretends to be weak and soft in front of her longtime crush Gook Doo (Ji Soo).

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Thanks to her strength, she is hired as the bodyguard of CEO Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik). This is the beginning of a love story between the one of a kind bodyguard and her handsome boss.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Not only portraying loveline, the drama often shows Do Bong Soon using her power to demand justice and protect the weak in society. If you are a fan of strong female characters who kick ass, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is definitely the perfect choice for you.

3. Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way

The next woman-led drama that you should not miss is Fight For My Way, starring Kim Ji Won and Park Seo Joon. The drama centers on two main characters, Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won).

Dong Man has a strong desire to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional Taekwondo fighter. As for Choi Ae Ra, even though she is a receptionist in a shopping center, she always strives to make her childhood dream come true, which is becoming a professional announcer.

Fight For My Way

In pursuit of her dream, Choi Ae Ra faced many difficulties and challenges, but with her resilience, she overcame them all and made her dream come true. 

The most admirable thing about the character Ae Ra is her ability to stand up where she falls and not give in to difficult circumstances.

Fight For My Way

4. Hotel Del Luna 

Hotel Del Luna 

If you are a fan of fantasy and romantic comedy genres, Hotel Del Luna will be a great choice for you. The drama is about the character Jang Man Wol (IU) who is the owner of a hotel, where ghosts wander.

Hotel Del Luna 

Jang Man Wol is a person who loves to indulge herself and always puts her own interests first. Although this character seems arrogant and unruly, with the supernatural power that Man Wol holds, she has helped many ghosts solve their end-of-life wishes.

Hotel Del Luna 

Through Jang Man Wol, we learn how to accept loss and give up some things to look forward to a better future. 

Hotel Del Luna 

5. Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 

Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 

With the spirit of putting the spotlight on feminism and the fight for equality, Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 depicts the life of a 30-year-old woman who has just given birth, quit her job and become a housewife. She suffered from postpartum psychosis. 

This caused her to transform into other women many times, sometimes as her mother, sometimes as her husband’s ex-girlfriend. Kim Ji Young helped these women speak their hearts out and release their pent-up feelings.

Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 has a humanistic content and is a true reflection of life, but it is strongly opposed by those who are against feminism. Many people believe that the drama has many distorted, subjective and negative views with the purpose of being against men.

Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 

6. Search: WWW 

Search: WWW 

The last drama on the topic of feminism we would like to recommend to you is Search: WWW. The drama revolves around the work life of three women Bae Ta Mi (Im Soo Jung), Cha Hyun (Lee Da Hee) and Song Ga Kyung (Jun Hye Jin).

Search: WWW 

Cha Hyun is successful in her career as the manager of a large website but her love life is rough. Bae Tae Mi is a workaholic who is not interested in dating and spends her youth striving for success. And Song Ga Kyung is a talented, beautiful woman, who has become cunning and resilient after all the circumstances she has to face.

Search: WWW 

Three girls with three different personalities represent women in modern life. All three of them are independent, strong, confident people who always fight for their own happiness.

Search: WWW 

All the dramas listed above have been very successful in building the image of the women as close and true as those in daily life. Despite many difficulties, they always move forward and never give up. Which one of these is your pick? 

Search: WWW 

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