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Red Cliff (2008)
 7.4
 43K
Red Cliff (2008)
Original name: 赤壁
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 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, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal, factual, intense, stylized, emotional, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, heroic mission, tragic hero, historical event, chinese history, carrier pigeon, flaming arrow, casualty of war, violent, king, ethnic conflict, idealism, assassination, revenge, visceral, survival ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong

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Most similar movies to Red Cliff

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and exciting films with plots about heroes, master warrior, battles, rivalry, violence, martial arts and military mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Red Cliff: Hero (2002), The Warlords (2007), The Warrior (2001), The 300 Spartans (1962), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
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, saga, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, graphic violence, deadly, danger, wartime life, weakness, battle zone, life is a bitch, horse, historical character ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 172K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, tragic hero, patriot, deception, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, power of love, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 26K
The Warlords (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, ambition, soldier, rebelliousness, massacre, pow, political unrest, society, rivalry, infidelity, vengeance, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, soldier, war, leadership, battles, heroic mission, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 11K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, master warrior, exile, martial arts, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ 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, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, hopes, heroes, racism, idealism, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, folk hero ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: 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: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, tough girl, hidden identity, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, folk hero, military life, female protagonist, emperor, male female relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 18K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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: realistic, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: master warrior, heroes, battles, rivalry, military, adventure, battle zone, danger, heroic mission, martial art, martial arts, abuse ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, 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: stylized, rough, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: conquering, military, battles, siege, heroes, leadership, heroic mission, against the odds, rivalry, fight for supremacy, ruler, intrigue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, adventure, military, crusade, muslim, swords and armor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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, captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, mistress, kingdom, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, shaolin, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, monk, patriotism, vengeance, rebellion, deadly weapon, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 1K
Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroic mission, wooing, culture clash, vigilantism, school, track down, working undercover, legends and myths, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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, ...
Style: exciting, emotional, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, danger, military, heroes, master warrior, love and romance, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
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: exciting, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, battles, revolution, brutality, rebellion, leadership, danger, political unrest, combat, sword, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.3M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, pride and honor, freedom, courage, slavery, sword fight, heroes, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, spain, germany, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, monk, king, leadership, battle, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
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: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 399
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, female warrior, state affairs, hopes, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, strong female presence, win over, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving General Yang (2013)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
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, suspenseful, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the kingdom, military, danger, war, family relations, master warrior, martial arts, parents and children, graphic violence, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 10th century
Place: asia
⇓ 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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, battles, rivalry, betrayal, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, intrigue, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Temptation of a Monk (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: redemption, tragic love, monastery, betrayal, military, war, romance, society, master warrior, love and romance, unfulfillment, adventure ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ 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 ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dark hero, soldier, escape, pow, adventure, rivalry, survival, prince, horse, heroes, anti war ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 14K
Dragon (2011)
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, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, village, crimes, danger, heroes, starting over, secrets, culture clash, violence, theft, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 160K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, mother son relationship, war, battles, rise to the top, ruler, state affairs, homosexuality, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, persia, ancient greece, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, monastery, knight, heroes, danger, war, forbidden love, battles, nun, adaptation, religion, horse riding ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, sweden, holy land, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 629
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
Plot: martial arts, world war two, heroes, escapades, military, good versus evil, rivalry, war, life is a bitch, japanese occupation, rifle, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 158K
King Arthur (2004)
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, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, roman empire, battles, adventure, medieval, swords and armor, arthurian legend, king, army, folk hero, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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