Movies like Red Cliff

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Red Cliff (2008)
 7.4
 41K
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, exciting, serious, breathtaking, scenic, reflective, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, strategy, flaming arrow, casualty of war, carrier pigeon, battles, horse, adventure, legendary, army, king, military, heroes, politics, soldier, running, emperor, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, babies and infants, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, enemy, attack ...
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, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, violence, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, military and sword fight mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Red Cliff: The Warrior (2001), The Warlords (2007), The 300 Spartans (1962), 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, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, heroes, historical character, wartime life, life is a bitch, battle zone, martial arts, princess, horse, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
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100%
 7.2
 10K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exile, martial arts, desert, kidnapping, battle, master warrior, war, survival, samurai, escapades, state affairs, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, horse, soldier, martial arts, massacre, ambition, rivalry, nazism, treason, success, convict, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, battles, master warrior, against the odds, chaos, leadership, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ 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: stylized, exciting, realistic, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, save the kingdom, master warrior, military, rivalry, soldier, political unrest, heroes, leadership, battles, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, heroic mission, hidden identity, cross dressing, adventure, escapades, military life, folk hero, female protagonist, female warrior, tough girl, father daughter relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 16K
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: serious, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: military, soldier, rivalry, master warrior, battle zone, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, danger, desert, battles, good versus evil ...
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.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, master warrior, friendship, battles, swords and armor, human spirit, military life, war, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
 5.9
 5K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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The 14 Amazons (1972)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 151K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, breathtaking ...
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, rivalry, queen, invasion, war, master warrior, unfulfillment, politics, tragic hero, political unrest, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 1K
Shao Lin men (1976)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 175 min.
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Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, battles, heroes, conquering, rise to the top, adventure, state affairs, battle zone, ruler, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, macedonia, persia, ancient greece, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
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: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 165K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, deception, self sacrifice, suicide, duel, execution, courage, reward, king, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saving General Yang (2013)
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Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a rival nation sends troops to invade the Song Dynasty, the emperor sends general Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) to defend the nation. However, Yang's place in the court is shaky due to a feud with Pan Renmei caused by the accidental death of his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 13K
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, military, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, heroes, royal family, track down, gory, battles, gang, betrayal ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%