Role Reversed (RR) Dom FL X Sub ML | Girlboss x Malewife

What is Role Reversal?  generally pertains to dramas where the Female leads takes on a more masculine, dependable, mature, stronger and dominant role in a relationship versed to the Male lead taking a more feminine, princess-like, soft, immature, weaker and submissive role.Shows and films featuring unconventional power dynamics between the male and female protagonists, with gender roles flipped or non-traditional . 

some famous examples would be- wonder woman and steve trevor, death by snu snu (futurama), addams family mom and dad etc.

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Below I have listed down some common criteria and events you'd notice in rr couples

  1.  Older woman - younger man (not necessarily a RR dynamic but often has the effects)
  2. Good boy - bad girl 
  3. Female lead has a higher post/authority in work place than male lead (FL is ML's boss)
  4. FL is physically/magically much more stronger than ML
  5. ML is nice and shy - FL is crude and outspoken
  6. ML is soft and clumsy - FL is rowdy and rough
  7. FL is cold and often rude and has an ice queen-like personality - ML has a warm bubbly princess like personality
  8. ML blindly trusts and depends on FL and often calls for her help
  9. ML dresses in a feminine manner/ is  a femboy, likes cute and fluffy pink things
  10. FL approaches and woos ML and takes him off his feet
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  • Otomen

    1. Otomen

    Japanese Drama - 2009, 12 episodes


    10/10 rr
    THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEGGINING OF ALL RR CONTENT OUT IN THE UNIVERSE. The manga came out in 2006. and i tell you, it spearheaded role reversed romance, femboy, punching gender stereotypes, accepting transgender people (ML's father- ultimately changed into female but through out the series maintained as a guy) all at once

  • Oh My General

    2. Oh My General

    Chinese Drama - 2017, 60 episodes


    11/10 rr
    absolutely perfect portrayal of RR/gentle Femdom relationship. long series. and i wish it was longer.
    beautiful 3rd prince ML and General of the army FL

  • Colorful Love: Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu

    3. Colorful Love: Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 10 episodes


    8/10 rr +femboy
    top tier rr content! femboy proud ML, cool headed passionate FL

  • Hyena

    4. Hyena

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    7/10 rr + noona romance+ assertive fl
    the best and the greatest of all noona romance, which also acts HEAVILY as RR romance. i love how both of them are really middle aged yet had the best dynamic in the genre and trope!! plus great series all in all

  • Zenkai Girl

    5. Zenkai Girl

    Japanese Drama - 2011, 11 episodes


    5/10 rr + househusband-like ml
    Oldie but goldie. 

    Not the best rr out there, but definitely was a starting point for rr dramas and movies. 

    Rude girl x kind guy

    cool FL x shy ML

  • Hotel del Luna

    6. Hotel del Luna

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    9/10 rr 

    • - ex human fl x human ml
    • - immortal age gap
    • powerful fl

    my son got entangled in batshit shit for his dad.

  • Meow, the Secret Boy

    7. Meow, the Secret Boy

    Korean Drama - 2020, 24 episodes


    6/10 rr BUT, the manga is 10/10 rr

    ML is literally a cat, kitten to at some point.

  • Love and Leashes

    8. Love and Leashes

    Korean Movie - 2022

    11/10 rr
    I am definitely not into hardcore bdsm lmao but this movie absolutely matches my list trope and is a definite chef's kiss

  • Zhang Gong Zhu Zai Shang

    9. Zhang Gong Zhu Zai Shang

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 27 episodes

    9.5/10 rr
    I was on 99th cloud while watching this. totally RR. she literally swept him off his feet 

  • Takane no Hana-san

    10. Takane no Hana-san

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 12 episodes

    11/10 rr
    cool cold charming FL boss is secretly in love with clumsy Newbie ML and gives him too many tasks to handle

  • It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    11. It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    6/10 rr+ aspd fl+ assertive fl
    ONE OF THE FINEST RR OUT THERE.  FL chases ML like crazy. shes cool, open about her feelings, rich af, suffers from mild form of psychopathy (aspd) , rude to others, hyper to ML and is overall extremely domineering character. where as ML is stern but much reserved and acts like a pouting girl most of the time.
    SML (ml's brother) is the best character :)

  • Hot Young Bloods

    12. Hot Young Bloods

    Korean Movie - 2014

    11/10 rr until the last (but itll give bonus cherry point to last scene)
    Gangster FL chases playboy ML. ML is actually a scaredy-cat and FL is super cool and strong

  • Kimi wa Petto

    13. Kimi wa Petto

    Japanese Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    7/10 rr +noona rom
    30-something highly paid office working FL takes in a 20-something ballet dancer guy as her "pet"

  • Kimi wa Petto

    14. Kimi wa Petto

    Japanese Drama - 2003, 10 episodes


    older and better than new version

  • Lady of Law

    15. Lady of Law

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 40 episodes

    8/10 rr
    Mostly law focused. romance isn't the main genre but is definitely there. Cool older FL who knows what she's doing. Young newbie kinda hella clumsy ML is after her. they don't deny the attraction. flirt with each other from the very start

  • The Legend of White Snake

    16. The Legend of White Snake

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 36 episodes

    10/10 (on the relationship dynamic ) 6/10 rr (on relationship bond)
    pov : your wife is a 1000 year old giant snake monster who will kill anyone and everyone to protect and save you

  • Good Casting

    17. Good Casting

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


    9/10 rr
    Cool strong older spy FL x clumsy cute ML

  • My Girl

    18. My Girl

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 24 episodes

    100/10 rr
    THIRD COUPLE HAS HUGE RR. NOT THE FIRST TWO. And omg i tell you , they literally used the top tropes of cute girl X domineering guy and changed the genders. TOTALLY RR

  • Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

    19. Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

    Japanese Drama - 2020, 10 episodes


    6/10 rr (bond) 10/10 rr (bdsm based)
    Uh, Creepy ceo who is a sub (bdsm) is attracted to his employee who has a huge potential for being a domme/master

  • The Rain in Espana

    20. The Rain in Espana

    Filipino Drama - 2023, 10 episodes

    2/10 rr
    THIS SERIES IS NOT RR AT ALL.  Like not at all. BUT, i love how girl chases the ml. its cute and assertive.  i have seen other series where girl chases ml, but its often annoying. 

    but in this one, i love how the fl drops pick up lines. goes ahead herself hitting on the good looking dude. takes the initiative. but also maintains the borderline ML gives out. 

    also, one advice, series will give you 2nd hand embarrassment. or maybe 4th hand because it literally is a wattpad novel adaptation. 

    but since i loved how the girl was the one hitting on the dude in a really cool way, i think it deserves a spot on this list!! it wasn't role reversed like role reversal as we know it, but definitely in some form it was

  • My Unfortunate Boyfriend

    21. My Unfortunate Boyfriend

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes


    5/10 rr
    FL is a office intern and is struggling with life. ML is pretty sure intellectually lacking and brings bad luck and hella fricking clumsy its so cute

  • She and Her Perfect Husband

    22. She and Her Perfect Husband

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 40 episodes


    7/10 rr
    easily a good rank for rr romance.

    takes all of the cliche dom male , sub female trope and gender reverses it!

    househusband trope !! <3 but it also has a lot of trad couple dynamics within the main couple. over all a really good noona drama

  • My Marvellous Fable

    23. My Marvellous Fable

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    6/10 rr
    FL is a best selling eccentric cold, charming, older, domineering author. ML is a rookie, straight outta uni, submissive and younger , self-aware-pushover editor

  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    24. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    5/10 rr. but ml was fluffy af but so was fl
    Superhumanly strong FL x cute bubbly ML. 

  • My Ambulance

    25. My Ambulance

    Thai Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    7/10 rr
    SLS won!

  • Drag, I Love You

    26. Drag, I Love You

    Thai Drama - 2022, 22 episodes

    4/10 + ML in drag

    ML is literally in drag and that is by far the hottest most seductive attire i have ever seen

  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    27. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr. 

    well not rr per say, as fl's idea of a relationship isn't rr. but due to her dynamic with the fluffy cute cutiepatootie ml ,it automatically becomes rr
    we all know thi s, we all have seen this, this is the best of the genre.

    Strong girl X cute guy

  • Triad Princess

    28. Triad Princess

    Taiwanese Drama - 2019, 6 episodes

    1. 6.5/10 rr
    2. Totally hella RR
    3. strong FL who has cool fight scenes. ML has no fight scene, hes a total cutie
    4. FL is SFL's body guard. (SFL is good)
    5. FL is literally the gangster's daughter!
    6. huge rr vibes over and all
  • Encounter

    29. Encounter

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


    6.5/10 rr
    Cool older Cero FL X Intern, cute ML

  • Empress Ki

    30. Empress Ki

    Korean Drama - 2013, 51 episodes



    SPOILER AHEAD: DON'T READ: FL's relation with ML is totally traditional relationship. but with SML it is completely RR. she's cool authoritative level headed fierce and womanhandles SML and SML loves that.
    MORE SPOILER : FL loves both ML and SML at one point.  but ends up with SML

  • Begin Again

    31. Begin Again

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 35 episodes

    9./10 rr
    Rich cool stern stoic domineering ceo FL x cute doc shy ML

  • Flower of Evil

    32. Flower of Evil

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


    6/10 rr
    ML is, well, um , he surely suffers from empathy disorders, it is noted by the end of the series he is not ASPD (aka psychopath) but has low emotional intellectuality and most likely suffers from alexithymia: aka capable of feeling emotions but unable to recognize which emotion is what. loves his daughter dearly.
    ML and FL's dynamic is hella RR

  • Search: WWW

    33. Search: WWW

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    cpl1 -6.5/10 rr
    cpl2 - 9/10 rr
    again age gap directed rr, not direct rr. but good series. ML more emotional than FL. FL is cool and a bit rude.

    second couple is completely rr. HUGE RR

  • Princess Jellyfish

    34. Princess Jellyfish

    Japanese Movie - 2014


    5/10 rr but femboy ML
    cross dressing ML

  • Lucky With You

    35. Lucky With You

    Chinese Drama - 2021, 40 episodes

    5/10 rr

    FL is ML's body guard. No kiss

  • The Deadly Affair

    36. The Deadly Affair

    Thai Drama - 2022, 18 episodes

    7/10 rr
    aggressive revenge hungry FL and Soft kind down to earth ML, 

    besides all of that. don't watch it, too much cringe from side characters

  • Personal Taste

    37. Personal Taste

    Korean Drama - 2010, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr

    ML acts hella gay and feminine . and FL is cool and sheer willed

  • I  Do, I Do

    38. I Do, I Do

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr
    Mature, cool FL who carries her own weight. Immature childish ML but tries to take responsibility when its his duty.
    all in all good story. Noona and RR vibes all rounder

  • Second Love

    39. Second Love

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 7 episodes


    4/10 rr +but great mature noona drama
    age gap is the main focus, secondary rr focus. FL is more emotionally mature than ML and fl has a stable job. everyone except the ML and FL were straight up batshit crazy

  • Crazy for You

    40. Crazy for You

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr
    RR isn't the biggest focus but is slightly there. Older fl, more successful FL.  fl is senior at job to ml. fl is emotionally far more mature, thus giving rr vibes. but thats all.
    spoiler : ML accidentally kills FL's fiance thus angst romance drama

  • I Belonged to You

    41. I Belonged to You

    Chinese Movie - 2016


    7/10 rr
    not that famous, second couple here:

    Police woman x tech guy

  • Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area - Part 1

    42. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area - Part 1

    Korean Drama - 2022, 6 episodes

    OG spanish version had rio and tokio as proper RR couple. but idk here

    edit: no RR here , because rio and tokyo don't even date. but ill still leave this here incase anyone wants to see the og spanish version 

  • Miss Devil: HR's Devil Mako Tsubaki

    43. Miss Devil: HR's Devil Mako Tsubaki

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 10 episodes


    100/10 rr but non romance
    non romance series. FL is strong, cool, extremely dominating, knows what she's doing, problem solver. ML is young intern in training, cute but righteous 

  • Dream High

    44. Dream High

    Korean Drama - 2011, 16 episodes

  • One Spring Night

    45. One Spring Night

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes

    6/10 rr
    RR is very subtext based. ML is a total cutie but is mature and understanding as well. FL isn't very dominating but can take care of situations 

  • Let's Date, Professor Xie

    46. Let's Date, Professor Xie

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    5/10 rr
    Cool assertive FL, baby annoying ML

    very good chemistry 

  • My Lady General

    47. My Lady General

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 23 episodes

  • My Merman Brother

    48. My Merman Brother

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    9/10 rr
    absolutely beautiful rr mini series. only thing bad abt this was that its mini. fl is an absolute chad. and holy moly ML is a bby boi

  • Falling Into You

    49. Falling Into You

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 26 episodes

  • Love and Fortune

    50. Love and Fortune

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 12 episodes


    7/10 rr, Good acting, phenomenal cinematography.
    BIG NO . ML is 15 when they started dating. He was groomed and sexually assaulted by FL. big no for me. but the series was greatly carried out. 

    would have loooved!! it if they made ML and FL break up at the end but nope, their groomed romance was glorified. a better version of this series would be "a teacher" starring kate mara and nick robinson

  • Run On

    51. Run On

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    couple 1 - 6/10 rr

    couple 2- 100/10 rr

    second couple is completely rr. SFL is a ceo, shes cool, used to play sports, cold and is very very charming. SML is a cutie patootie cry baby who is madly in love with SFL and deserves the world

  • Dr. Romantic

    52. Dr. Romantic

    Korean Drama - 2016, 20 episodes

    not rr at all tbh, noona romance, but could give it a 4/10 rr due to  fl being a bit of a bully to ml at first

  • Long Vacation

    53. Long Vacation

    Japanese Drama - 1996, 11 episodes

    6/10 rr + noona romance

  • Eye Love You

    54. Eye Love You

    Japanese Drama - 2024, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr
    Not much rr in fl and ml's bond. but fl is ml's boss and ceo of the company. ml is a total cutie patootie baby boy

  • You're My Pet

    55. You're My Pet

    Korean Movie - 2011


    kr version of kimi wa petto. slightlt less rr than the other two versions but nonetheless great

  • Oshi no Oujisama

    56. Oshi no Oujisama

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 11 episodes

  • My Bossy Wife

    57. My Bossy Wife

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 28 episodes

  • Strange Tales of Tang Dynasty

    58. Strange Tales of Tang Dynasty

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 36 episodes

    rr secondary couple

  • My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho

    59. My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho

    Korean Drama - 2010, 16 episodes

  • 60 Gohan Taisakushitsu

    60. 60 Gohan Taisakushitsu

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 5 episodes


    Non Romance

  • I Picked Up a Star on the Road

    61. I Picked Up a Star on the Road

    Korean Drama - 2018, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr

    FL kidnaps ML and Keeps him there chained and everything for weeks to go by. The entire situation is huge rr. but again FL is borderline lunatic

  • High School King of Savvy

    62. High School King of Savvy

    Korean Drama - 2014, 17 episodes

  • Find Yourself

    63. Find Yourself

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 41 episodes


    6/10 rr

    RR isn't main, rather age gap directed rr, fl is immature yet mature. in one dialogue fl says something along the lines of ill earn enough so that you can relax all day when we are married to ML. great Noona series tho!

  • Survival Wedding

    64. Survival Wedding

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 10 episodes

  • My Bossy Girl

    65. My Bossy Girl

    Korean Movie - 2019

  • Hi My Sweetheart

    66. Hi My Sweetheart

    Taiwanese Drama - 2009, 14 episodes

    5-7/10 rr + ml crossdresses so we get to see femboy and thats a win for me!

  • Cunning Single Lady

    67. Cunning Single Lady

    Korean Drama - 2014, 16 episodes

  • I Hear Your Voice

    68. I Hear Your Voice

    Korean Drama - 2013, 18 episodes


    Very Low RR, Noona romance mostly. but FL saves ML trope is there

  • Love to Hate You

    69. Love to Hate You

    Korean Drama - 2023, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr but feminist mindset series

    not gonn lie, didnt like it that much. sure has role reversal vibes but this was more of a feminist series than a role reversed one. which is also a great thing. but ml and fl where all in all like traditional couple

  • Love Lesson

    70. Love Lesson

    Korean Movie - 2013


    6/10 rr

    not even gonna lie, this shite is messed up given the ml is in high school but this was one of those early implications of rr dramas. this is more of a  noona romance tho

  • Densha Otoko

    71. Densha Otoko

    Japanese Drama - 2005, 11 episodes

  • Hirugao

    72. Hirugao

    Japanese Drama - 2014, 11 episodes

  • Love Shuffle

    73. Love Shuffle

    Japanese Drama - 2009, 10 episodes

  • Kill Me, Heal Me

    74. Kill Me, Heal Me

    Korean Drama - 2015, 20 episodes

  • Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    75. Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 10 episodes

  • Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi

    76. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi

    Japanese Drama - 2012, 11 episodes

  • I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    77. I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    Taiwanese Drama - 2007, 22 episodes

  • Ms. Perfect

    78. Ms. Perfect

    Korean Drama - 2017, 20 episodes

  • You're Beautiful

    79. You're Beautiful

    Korean Drama - 2009, 16 episodes

  • Witch Yoo Hee

    80. Witch Yoo Hee

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes

  • Queen In Hyun's Man

    81. Queen In Hyun's Man

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes

  • Bad Family

    82. Bad Family

    Korean Drama - 2006, 16 episodes

  • Because This Is My First Life

    83. Because This Is My First Life

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Ho Goo's Love

    84. Ho Goo's Love

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes

  • Healer

    85. Healer

    Korean Drama - 2014, 20 episodes

  • Flower Boy Next Door Special

    86. Flower Boy Next Door Special

    Korean Special - 2013, 2 episodes

  • The Happy Loner

    87. The Happy Loner

    Korean Special - 2017, 2 episodes

  • Smile, You

    88. Smile, You

    Korean Drama - 2009, 45 episodes

  • Heard It Through the Grapevine

    89. Heard It Through the Grapevine

    Korean Drama - 2015, 30 episodes

  • Drama Special Series Season 3: Adolescence Medley

    90. Drama Special Series Season 3: Adolescence Medley

    Korean Special - 2013, 4 episodes

  • Introverted Boss

    91. Introverted Boss

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Shopping King Louie

    92. Shopping King Louie

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes

  • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    93. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes

  • 20th Century Boy and Girl

    94. 20th Century Boy and Girl

    Korean Drama - 2017, 32 episodes

  • Witch's Court

    95. Witch's Court

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Bring It On, Ghost

    96. Bring It On, Ghost

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes

  • That Fool

    97. That Fool

    Korean Drama - 2009, 16 episodes

  • Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

    98. Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

    Japanese Drama - 2006, 10 episodes

  • Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

    99. Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

    Japanese Drama - 2011, 10 episodes

  • Train Man: Densha Otoko

    100. Train Man: Densha Otoko

    Japanese Movie - 2005