Movies like The Grandmaster

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The Grandmaster
Original name: 一代宗師
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, reflective, melancholic, breathtaking, gloomy, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, master warrior, revenge, fight scenes, brutality, drinking, heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, storytelling, stylish, wartime life, existentialism, rivalry, art, destiny, life is a bitch, kung fu master, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, dialogue, poetry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1937, year 1938 ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
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In the Mood for Love
Drama, Romance
Hong Kong, China
98 min.
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Chungking Express
Crime, Drama, Romance
Hong Kong
102 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, breathtaking and realistic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, runaway, beautiful scenery and vengeance mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres. Some movies like The Grandmaster: 2046 (2004), Ashes of Time (1994), In the Mood for Love (2000), Chungking Express (1994), Happy Together (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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2046
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
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Place: hong kong, asia, china, singapore
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Ashes of Time
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, meditative ...
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Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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In the Mood for Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, serious, meditative ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
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Chungking Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, loneliness, obsession, dreams, isolation, destiny, memory, drugs/alcohol, love, hotel, relationships, girlfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Happy Together
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, romance, loneliness, gay, drinking, relationships, fall in love, love, friendship, love story, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Curse of the Golden Flower
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, colourful ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, dysfunctional family, incest, sacrifice, sword fight, ninja, secrets, kung fu, family drama, storytelling ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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System:   69%
    User:   83%
 
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Ip Man
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   100%
 
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Fearless
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
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System:   66%
    User:   72%
 
 7.4
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Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
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System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
House of Flying Daggers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, colourful, breathtaking ...
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Country: Hong Kong
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
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 36K
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, disturbing, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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    User:   63%
 
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Country: Hong Kong
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Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, serious, uplifting, factual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, breathtaking ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
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    User:   59%
 
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Dragon
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong
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The Chinese Connection
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, murder, brutality, revenge, redemption, gangsters, sword fight, master warrior, fight scenes, tragic hero ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, china, tokyo ...
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    User:   62%
 
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Kundun
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: leadership, religion, life & death, storytelling, monastery, political unrest, society, mentor, art, redemption, existentialism, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: china, tibet, asia, hiroshima japan, india ...
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System:   54%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, melancholic, meditative, enigmatic ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, macau
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System:   54%
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My Blueberry Nights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
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Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, breathtaking, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: wine, couple relations, political unrest, village, wartime life, brutality, war, childhood, political corruption, love and romance, culture clash, art ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
 7.6
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Lust, Caution
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
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The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
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System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Once Upon a Time in China
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 18th century
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Ashoka the Great
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: ancient history, ancient world
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
Bullet in the Head
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, intense ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam, asia, saigon
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, desert, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, lone wolves, kung fu, fight scenes, weapons, master warrior, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 

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