Obsessive/possessive/clingy or yandere guys in dramas/movies

This list will contain all the dramas I've watched so far in which in my opinion there is a prominent male character that is majorly romantically obsessed and cannot seem to give the lead girl up no matter what.  It is in no particular order. I have added comments to describe the level and score of obsessiveness(LOO). Most will contain spoilers.  I would hugely appreciate new recommendations of any Korean dramas  with a character like that!

As of August 2021 this list also contains clingy guys, they are often on the sweet side, so their score is a bit lower.

Please also check out some recommendations in the comments below the list. I have a certain taste and might miss some dramas because of it. However, in the comments there are many different type of suggestions  you might find useful. 

Meg Jun 19, 2017
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  • Imperatriz Ki

    1. Imperatriz Ki

    Korean Drama - 2013, 51 episodes


    My kind of obsessive, doesn't want to give her up and does everything in his power to keep her by his side. Can't live without her.  Very jealous, ready to do drastic things to make sure the other guy is not in the way. LOO 10

  • Nascidos de Novo

    2. Nascidos de Novo

    Korean Drama - 2020, 32 episodes


    The ML is a  yandere, but on the soft side, as in he'd never harm the FL. We are talking stalking and obsessive behaviour, he can even kill/ harm somebody(including innocent people) or himself for the girl. He does let her live her life and doesn't force her into anything, but just wouldn't stop following her around! He cannot live without her, literally, she is his everything. There is one thing he kept trying to do for her that puts his LOO to 11 in my opinion, but since I've established 10 as the maximum before I'm going to leave it at 10 ;-)

  • De Cinco Para Nove

    3. De Cinco Para Nove

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 10 episodes


    Follows her like a puppy, doesn't leave when she tells him too. Obsessive and jealous, but in a cute way. LOO 7.5

  • Obcecado

    4. Obcecado

    Korean Movie - 2014


    Obsessive type(hence the title haha), can't live without her. LOO 10

  • My Heart Twinkle Twinkle

    5. My Heart Twinkle Twinkle

    Korean Drama - 2015, 26 episodes


    Obsessed with her for a long time, definitely a sort of yandere, cunning, quite evil and would do anything to keep her by his side. Appears to be very jealous, but they only show a proper jealous moment once. He does substitute for it with his obsessive and controlling behaviour though.  LOO 9

  • Sinto Sua Falta

    6. Sinto Sua Falta

    Korean Drama - 2012, 21 episodes


    Second male lead is an evil, obsessessive and possessive yandere. I'd call him a classic yandere too, he appears all sweet until his grip on the FL is threatened. His role in this  drama is quite big and his focus on the girl is scary, heartbreaking and fascinating at the same time. He cannot and doesn't want to live without her. LOO 10

  • Últimos Amigos

    7. Últimos Amigos

    Japanese Drama - 2008, 11 episodes


    Can't give her up, possessive, crazily obsessed, a definite yandere, I'd even say too much for my taste I'd call him either evil or mentally unstable and abusive. LOO 10

  • Máscara de Noiva

    8. Máscara de Noiva

    Korean Drama - 2012, 28 episodes


    Not the main hero. A yandere again, but not my type of obsessive. Very jealous, abusive and evil. LOO 10

  • Amor na Tristeza

    9. Amor na Tristeza

    Korean Drama - 2019, 40 episodes


    Abusive, evil, controlling, doesn't let her go, massively obsessed, yandere.  LOO 10, but I don't really like him though

  • A Última Imperatriz

    10. A Última Imperatriz

    Korean Drama - 2018, 52 episodes


    He behaves absolutely appalling towards her for the first half of the drama, so have to wait for for him to fall in love. However, when he does he turns obsessive, doesn't let her go, tells her she has to stay by his side until death.  Jealous, evil, mentally unstable and shows some shades of a yandere. LOO 8.5

  • Nobre, Meu Amor

    11. Nobre, Meu Amor

    Korean Drama - 2015, 20 episodes


    Cutesy obsessive, extremely jealous, does everything in his power to make sure she remains in his sight, funny LOO 7.5

  • Queijo na Ratoeira

    12. Queijo na Ratoeira

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    Obsessive, jealous and cunning. Not a 100% good guy, shades of a yandere. LOO 8

  • What Happened in Bali

    13. What Happened in Bali

    Korean Drama - 2004, 20 episodes


    I must say I hated both of the MLs , but I do think the drama belongs on this list. The obsessive guy is crazy about the girl and jealous, but he keeps saying that it isn't serious, mainly because of his family. There is one thing that happens that makes him a total yandere in my eyes and I have to give him LOO10

  • O Que Houve Com a Secretária Kim?

    14. O Que Houve Com a Secretária Kim?

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


    Comes up with million ways of keeping her by his side, very jealous and obsessive, but in a funny way. LOO 7.5

  • Vamos Jantar Juntos

    15. Vamos Jantar Juntos

    Korean Drama - 2020, 32 episodes


    The second ML is obsessive and stalkerific. He does let the FL go at some point, but has a huge difficulty dealing with it. LOO around 9, but pushing 10 at some point. 

  • Jardim de Meteoros

    16. Jardim de Meteoros

    Taiwanese Drama - 2001, 19 episodes


    Possessive and obsessive, but in parts in somewhat a funny way. LOO 8

  • Cruel Romance

    17. Cruel Romance

    Chinese Drama - 2015, 40 episodes


    There are two, the main lead and the main antagonist. The lead guy is very jealous, obsessive, forceful. He does allow her to leave at some point though. The antagonist is kind of a yandere. LOO 8.5

  • Game Rai Game Rak

    18. Game Rai Game Rak

    Thai Drama - 2011, 21 episodes


    Massively obsessive, forceful and jealous. Tries everything in his power to get her to be with him, even if it's against her will. LOO 9

  • Herdeiros

    19. Herdeiros

    Korean Drama - 2013, 20 episodes


    Quite jealous and very much into her, follows her around.  LOO 7.5

  • Jardim Secreto

    20. Jardim Secreto

    Korean Drama - 2010, 20 episodes


    Very jealous and very obsessive in a funny way, but denies it being permanent. LOO 7.5

  • Meu Romance Secreto

    21. Meu Romance Secreto

    Korean Drama - 2017, 13 episodes


    Obsessive and jealous in a romantic comedy type. Tries to come up with ways to keep her by his side. LOO 7.5

  • Romance na Rádio

    22. Romance na Rádio

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


    A Very jealous type, shows signs of obsessiveness, on a funny side, refuses to give up. LOO 7.5

  • Adeus Minha Princesa

    23. Adeus Minha Princesa

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 52 episodes


    I was contemplating for a while whether to put this drama up here. The hero in this fits the bill, but something about it felt a little unnatural. We can see glimpses of it in the first 10 episodes, then barely anything up until the last few episodes of the drama. In those he is obsessive, possessive, 100% yanderific, wouldn't let her go, would kill others to keep her. LOO 10. 

    Also there is the second lead who is a stalker, he disguises his obsession by saying he wants to protect her, so I will give him LOO 6\7.

  • O Amor Maior

    24. O Amor Maior

    Korean Drama - 2011, 16 episodes


    Possessive, obsessive and above all stalkerific, if his character wasn't done in a comedic way he'd appear as a total creep. This guy never gives up, follows the FL everywhere, he just doesn't take no for an answer until the very end! LOO 7.5( would have been higher if it wasn't done in a funny way)

  • Para Todos os Caras Que Me Amaram

    25. Para Todos os Caras Que Me Amaram

    Korean Drama - 2020, 32 episodes


    The ML is obsessive, he also frequently gets jealous. There is stalkerific behaviour too, especially in the beginning. He is willing to give up absolutely everything in his life for the girl and I mean everything work, freedom, friends, relatives, his dreams. He is a little on the quiet and kind  side, plus he doesn't push the FL openly, so it might be difficult to see his obsessiveness at times, but it's definitely there. I was going to give him LOO 8, but there was a bit of noble idiocy at one point, so knocking it down to 7.5. 

  • Quando Um Homem Está Apaixonado

    26. Quando Um Homem Está Apaixonado

    Korean Drama - 2013, 20 episodes


    Watched this show ages ago and wasn't sure whether I should put it on, because the ML fully lets the girl go towards the end. However after giving it some thought I think he definitely belongs on this list. For most of the drama he is uber obsessive and jealous, forces the girl to be with him, gets engaged to her, basically takes over her life. He is definitely an antihero. LOO around 9 for most of the drama, but knocking it down to 8 for letting her go.

  • Rei da Moda

    27. Rei da Moda

    Korean Drama - 2012, 20 episodes


    Just a warning despite being made in 2012 this drama feels like it was made in the early 2000s. The second ML is the obsessive one. He gets interested in the FL when he already has a girlfriend, so it involves cheating. He is obsessive, forceful to an extent, manipulative, does some stalking, blackmailing and keeping tabs on her when he gets unsure or jealous of her actions. At first I was doubting his feelings for the FL, because at times it might appear like he is doing stuff to spite his enemy, but as we get closer and closer to the end (especially past 13/14 ep mark) we are beginning to see that it really is the FL that he so desparately wants. Depending on how one interpretes the ending his LOO is either a 8.5 or 10. 

  • O Rei Apaixonado

    28. O Rei Apaixonado

    Korean Drama - 2017, 40 episodes


    One of the MLs is on the obsessive side, he has the FL followed for much of the time, wants to lock her up in a golden cage, says he won't let her leave, loses control (sometimes in a dark way) if anybody  tries to hurt her, would give up absolutely everything for her. He isn't shown to be explicitly jealous, it is kind of left to imagination and despite everything he is quite gentle and sweet with her so I'll give him LOO 8

  • Solteira Astuta

    29. Solteira Astuta

    Korean Drama - 2014, 16 episodes


    ML is very jealous, but it is always shown in a hilarious way LOO 5. Second ML turns somewhat obsessive and darkish towards the end, he keeps chasing the FL despite knowing she loves another and doesn't mind playing dirty as long as he gets the girl, LOO 6.

  • Extraordinária Você

    30. Extraordinária Você

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes


    The 2nd ML is jealous and on the obsessive side, he keeps insisting the FL has to be with him, eventhough she loves somebody else, has some pretty dark ideas about how he can keep her, LOO 7.5

  • Batendo Novamente

    31. Batendo Novamente

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes


    Clingy ML, keeps chasing the FL no matter what, LOO 5. Obsessive 2nd ML, but is also sort of all over the place, so difficult to rate him. ..

  • Flor do Mal

    32. Flor do Mal

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


    Super obsessive ML, but denies his own feelings. He would hurt anybody and risk anything to keep the FL by his side. He does allow the FL to make her decision about their relationship and there is no jealous scenes at all, which knocks his LOO down to 9.

  • Minha Identidade é Beleza de Gangnam

    33. Minha Identidade é Beleza de Gangnam

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


    Jealous and somewhat clingy ML, all of this is shown in a funny way, LOO 4

  • New Tales of Gisaeng

    34. New Tales of Gisaeng

    Korean Drama - 2011, 52 episodes


    The ML is a jerk at the beginning, but later turns really clingy and a bit obsessive, keeps chasing the FL like crazy, LOO 7

  • Escola 2017

    35. Escola 2017

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    Jealous and clingy ML keeps chasing the FL in a comedic way, LOO 5

  • Rei das Compras, Louie

    36. Rei das Compras, Louie

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    One of the clingiest MLs ever! He is like an overly affectionate puppy towards the FL, sticking to her like a glue.  This has a ton of very funny jealousy scenes too. LOO 6

  • Para Sempre Camélia

    37. Para Sempre Camélia

    Korean Drama - 2019, 40 episodes


    Another super clingy ML who keeps relentlessly chasing the FL, has some cute jealousy too, LOO 6

  • Quem é Você: Escola 2015

    38. Quem é Você: Escola 2015

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes


    2nd ML chases the FL like there is no tomorrow and refuses to give up, LOO 5. Be warned though most viewers experiece a REALLY REALLY bad 2nd lead syndrome while watching this. 

  • Horas de Princesa

    39. Horas de Princesa

    Korean Drama - 2006, 24 episodes


    2nd ML is really taken by the FL, keeps chasing her despite her being married to another, he also turns cunning and somewhat dark trying to get her to be with him, LOO 5.5

  • Meu Colega de Quarto é um Gumiho

    40. Meu Colega de Quarto é um Gumiho

    Korean Drama - 2021, 16 episodes


    The ML gets clingy and jealous once he falls for the FL. He has a very calm personality, which makes his jealousy sometimes difficult to spot, so I'll give him LOO 6. 

    I advice reading the webtoon to understand what exactly is going on in the ML's head, which would raise his LOO to about 9, stalking, marking the FL for another guy to see, refusing to let her go and thoughts of getting rid of the competion are all there.