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

Submissive Male lead X Dominant Female lead

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..
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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more info : rr (link)

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 BEGINNING 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

  • Dong Lan Xue

    2. Dong Lan Xue

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 30 episodes

    100/10 RR.
    GOD TIER RR. This is like proper submissive man-dominant woman drama. FL is cool dominant, extremely good at fighting. She's ML's teacher and master at martial arts and literally made him rise through the ranks in the royal palace. ML is strong but not as much as her, also he's in "mommy ! harder!"- kind of in love with her. He's kinky AF

  • Oh My General

    3. 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

  • Karafurable

    4. Karafurable

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 10 episodes


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

  • Hyena

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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, le Garçon Secret

    8. Meow, le Garçon Secret

    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.

  • Moral Sense

    9. Moral Sense

    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 Zhai Shang

    10. Zhang Gong Zhu Zhai 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. Kimi wa Petto

    Japanese Drama - 2003, 10 episodes


    older and better than new version

  • Lady's Law

    16. Lady's 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

    17. 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

    18. Good Casting

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


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

  • My Girl

    19. 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

    20. 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

  • White Snake : Love Tribulation

    21. White Snake : Love Tribulation

    Chinese Movie - 2021

    9/10 RR

    One of the ancient original chinese RR folk tales, about 1000 year old White snake demons falling in love with an ordinary weakly scholar dude and going against anyone and everyone to protect him.
    All versions of white snake (bai suzhen) is perfectly RR

  • The Rain in España

    22. The Rain in España

    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

    23. 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

  • The 80/20 Rule of Love

    24. The 80/20 Rule of Love

    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

  • Qi Miao Zheng Zai Ru Shu Zhong

    25. Qi Miao Zheng Zai Ru Shu Zhong

    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

  • Do Bong Soon, une force de la nature

    26. Do Bong Soon, une force de la nature

    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

    27. My Ambulance

    Thai Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    7/10 rr
    SLS won!

  • Drag, I Love You

    28. 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

    29. 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

    30. 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

    31. Encounter

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


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

  • Empress Ki

    32. 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

  • We Started Dating From Marriage

    33. We Started Dating From Marriage

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 35 episodes

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

  • Flower of Evil

    34. 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

    35. 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

    36. Princess Jellyfish

    Japanese Movie - 2014


    5/10 rr but femboy ML
    cross dressing ML

  • Lucky With You

    37. Lucky With You

    Chinese Drama - 2021, 40 episodes

    5/10 rr

    FL is ML's body guard. No kiss

  • Pitsawart Kartagame

    38. Pitsawart Kartagame

    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

    39. 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

    40. 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

  • Be Crazy About Me

    41. Be Crazy About Me

    Japanese Movie - 2012


    8/10 RR
    They bring the ideal Role reversed Ideology. ML has a feminine face and everyone likes him for his feminine beauty, and FL is a tomboy and girls are crazy for her. Old drama but has all the charms

  • Second Love

    42. 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

    43. 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

    44. I Belonged to You

    Chinese Movie - 2016


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

    Police woman x tech guy

  • Money Heist

    45. Money Heist

    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

    46. 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

    47. Dream High

    Korean Drama - 2011, 16 episodes

  • One Spring Night

    48. 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 

  • Ai Qing, Kai Dai Ji Shi

    49. Ai Qing, Kai Dai Ji Shi

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    5/10 rr
    Cool assertive FL, baby annoying ML

    very good chemistry 

  • Jiang Jun Zai Xia

    50. Jiang Jun Zai Xia

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 23 episodes

  • Wo De Jiao Ren Di Di

    51. Wo De Jiao Ren Di Di

    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

    52. Falling Into You

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 26 episodes

  • Find Yourself

    53. 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!

  • Love and Fortune

    54. 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

    55. 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

  • Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

    56. Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

    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

    57. Long Vacation

    Japanese Drama - 1996, 11 episodes

    6/10 rr + noona romance

  • I Picked Up a Star on the Road

    58. 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

  • Eye Love You

    59. 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

    60. You're My Pet

    Korean Movie - 2011


    6/10 rr
    kr version of kimi wa petto. slightlt less rr than the other two versions but nonetheless great

  • Hi My Sweetheart

    61. 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!

  • Love Battle

    62. Love Battle

    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

  • Abyss

    63. Abyss

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    6/10 rr,  not much rr but ML is fluffy af and is very very adorable, also fl is assertive towards him and very bold.

  • The Romance of Tiger and Rose

    64. The Romance of Tiger and Rose

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 24 episodes

    10/10 RR : For the environment of the drama
    6/10 RR : For the lead's relationship.

    ML gets shipped and married to a cruel woman in a matriarchal society where he has to adjust , but also wants to kill FL. so angst as well!

  • I Hear Your Voice

    65. I Hear Your Voice

    Korean Drama - 2013, 18 episodes


    4/10 rr
    Very Low RR, Noona romance mostly. but FL saves ML trope is there

  • Oshi no Ojisama

    66. Oshi no Ojisama

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 11 episodes

  • My Bossy Wife Season 1

    67. My Bossy Wife Season 1

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 28 episodes

  • Horror Stories of Tang Dynasty

    68. Horror Stories of Tang Dynasty

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 36 episodes

    rr secondary couple

  • My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

    69. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

    Korean Drama - 2010, 16 episodes

  • Gohan Taisakushitsu

    70. Gohan Taisakushitsu

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 5 episodes


    Non Romance

  • High School King of Savvy

    71. High School King of Savvy

    Korean Drama - 2014, 17 episodes

  • Survival Wedding

    72. Survival Wedding

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 10 episodes

  • Your Girlfriend

    73. Your Girlfriend

    Korean Movie - 2019

  • Cunning Single Lady

    74. Cunning Single Lady

    Korean Drama - 2014, 16 episodes

  • Love Lesson

    75. Love Lesson

    Korean Movie - 2013


    6/10 rr
    Pedo shit, do not recommend
    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

    76. Densha Otoko

    Japanese Drama - 2005, 11 episodes

  • Hirugao

    77. Hirugao

    Japanese Drama - 2014, 11 episodes

  • Love Shuffle

    78. Love Shuffle

    Japanese Drama - 2009, 10 episodes

  • Kill Me, Heal Me

    79. Kill Me, Heal Me

    Korean Drama - 2015, 20 episodes

  • Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    80. Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 10 episodes

  • Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi

    81. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi

    Japanese Drama - 2012, 11 episodes

  • I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    82. I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    Taiwanese Drama - 2007, 22 episodes

  • Ms. Perfect

    83. Ms. Perfect

    Korean Drama - 2017, 20 episodes

  • You're Beautiful

    84. You're Beautiful

    Korean Drama - 2009, 16 episodes

  • Witch Yoo Hee

    85. Witch Yoo Hee

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes

  • Queen In Hyun's Man

    86. Queen In Hyun's Man

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes

  • Bad Family

    87. Bad Family

    Korean Drama - 2006, 16 episodes

  • Because This is My First Life

    88. Because This is My First Life

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Ho Goo's Love

    89. Ho Goo's Love

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes

  • Healer

    90. Healer

    Korean Drama - 2014, 20 episodes

  • Flower Boy Next Door Special

    91. Flower Boy Next Door Special

    Korean Special - 2013, 2 episodes

  • The Happy Loner

    92. The Happy Loner

    Korean Special - 2017, 2 episodes

  • Smile, You

    93. Smile, You

    Korean Drama - 2009, 45 episodes

  • Heard it Through the Grapevine

    94. Heard it Through the Grapevine

    Korean Drama - 2015, 30 episodes

  • Drama Special Series Season 3: Adolescence Medley

    95. Drama Special Series Season 3: Adolescence Medley

    Korean Special - 2013, 4 episodes

  • Introverted Boss

    96. Introverted Boss

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Shopping King Louie

    97. Shopping King Louie

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes

  • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    98. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes

  • 20th Century Boy and Girl

    99. 20th Century Boy and Girl

    Korean Drama - 2017, 32 episodes

  • Witch's Court

    100. Witch's Court

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

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