Movies like Red Cliff

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Red Cliff (2008)
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Red Cliff (2008)
Original name: 赤壁
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 campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, breathtaking, scenic, reflective, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, flaming arrow, casualty of war, strategy, carrier pigeon, battles, master warrior, adventure, soldier, tragic hero, heroic mission, politics, heroes, military, rivalry, state affairs, babies and infants, head of state, leadership, siblings relations, danger, weakness, emperor, chief ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong

Most similar movies to Red Cliff

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and exciting films with plots about heroes, rivalry, violence, military, battles, master warrior and martial arts mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Red Cliff: The 300 Spartans (1962), The Warrior (2001), The Warlords (2007), Battle of the Warriors (2006), Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, wartime life, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Warrior (2001)
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exile, desert, master warrior, battle, kidnapping, war, adventure, soldier, hostility, enemy, ambassador ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 24K
The Warlords (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, soldier, rebelliousness, ambition, massacre, horse, brother, civil war, assassin, war, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, soldier, war, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, political unrest, battles, ambition, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: cross dressing, emperor, folk hero, adventure, hidden identity, soldier, gender bending, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, gender, military life ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
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Audience: boys' night, date night
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, warrior, courage, friendship, battles, war, dignity, pride and honor, master warrior, swords and armor, leader ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: epic, stylized, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, epic, realistic, exciting
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History
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Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 14 Amazons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, martial arts, adventure, folk hero, master warrior, revenge, female warrior, generation, heroic mission, battles, righting the wronged, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
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Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hero (2002)
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Country: China, Hong Kong
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Time: ancient history
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The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
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Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: war, knight, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, tragic hero, historical figure, honor, convent, heroic mission, royal family ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 18th century
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 154 min.
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Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: siege, empress, imperialism, intrigue, human spirit, culture clash, war, heroic mission, political unrest, royal family, revolution, adventure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, england, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: stylized, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 580
Fist of Anger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Historical movie set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII. Jackie Chan is one of the good guys but has nothing much more than a supporting role.
Style: serious, realistic
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30%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: monastery, betrayal, tragic love, redemption, master warrior, martial arts, samurai, adventure, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, romance, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, invasion, betrayal, royal family, rivalry, master warrior, tragic hero, legend, war, intrigue, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%