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Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
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Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Original name: 狄仁傑之通天帝國
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, crimes, political intrigue, assassination attempt, law enforcement, state affairs, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, head of state, throne, kung fu, conspiracy, sword fight, chinese emperor, emperor, exile, recruit, strong female presence, palaces castles and temples, prison, arab, catacomb ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia

Most similar movies to Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, danger, master warrior, heroes, violence and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame: Dragon (2011), Double Vision (2002), The Bullet Vanishes (2012), Tai Chi Zero (2012), Kung Fu Killer (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: empress, poison, magic, temple, dragon, investigation, political intrigue, crimes, state affairs, conspiracy, law enforcement, throne ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
Double Vision (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, fbi, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, fish out of water, track down, psychopath, dishonesty, master criminal, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, murder, danger, law enforcement, crimes, partners, conspiracy, riddles and clues ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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25%
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Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, mortal combat, super weapon, superhuman powers, society, teaching the ways of the world, danger, battles, supernatural, rivalry, power relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, deadly, rivalry, master warrior, law enforcement, psychopath, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, violence, politics, danger, patriotism, giant, society, deadly, assassination attempt, rivalry, revolution, hook ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7K
14 Blades (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, female killer, emperor, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, wanted, female warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 17th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
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Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty, Tsao Sui Yan, the power-hungry and ruthless eunuch leader of East Chamber, craves his own kingdom. He intends on destroying the rebelling clans by using a traitorous secretary's children as bait. Ultimately, the two ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, rivalry, rescue, escapades, danger, crimes, master warrior, good versus evil, dragon, heroic mission, battle ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tai chi, martial arts, battles, mortal combat, rivalry, society, danger, master warrior, village, misfit, superhuman powers, vengeance ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, rivalry, hitman, master warrior, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, royal court, political unrest, palaces castles and temples, murder, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to BROTHERHOOD OF ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, martial arts, dishonesty, heroes, political unrest, violence, master warrior, political intrigue, rivalry, society, conspiracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
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The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, rivalry, state affairs, tragic hero, manipulations ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Four (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, investigation, rivalry, supernatural, danger, counterfeiter, murder, undercover, female director, zombie, chinese
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 ⇓
19%
 5.3
 521
King of Triads (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: triad, rivalry, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, betrayal, martial arts, killer, murder, danger, redemption, women fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, female warrior, romance, heroes, love and romance, adventure, strong female presence, warlord, fight, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 12K
Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: army, betrayal, violence, murder, civil war, doppelganger, danger, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, mortal combat, dishonesty, track down, vengeance, heroes, couples ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, crimes, gang, adventure, working undercover, escapades, undercover, infiltration, army, mountain, village, hunger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, informant, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, imaginary, adventure, master warrior, battles, friends, good versus evil, master villain, heroes, graphic violence, mountain ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.9
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, goofy hero, investigation, rivalry, partners against crime, murder, track down, police detective, tough law enforcer, martial arts, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 ⇓
17%
The First Shot (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During a period of widespread police corruption, Ti Lung is a stubborn cop who takes on both the mob and the political establishment.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, siblings relations, wooing, police detective, state affairs, gays and lesbians, crime, undercover, crimes, betrayal, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.6
 162
Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, academy, family relations, forceful separation, gory, battles, graphic violence, death wish, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.3
 1K
Triple Tap (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the policeman survives. The case is handled by Jerry Chang, whom Ken ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, sincere, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, master warrior, armored car, law enforcer killer, deadly, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, police funeral, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Brotherhood of Blades (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the late Ming Dynasty, three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The Jinyiwei brothers return ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fall in love, heroes, society, political intrigue, political conspiracy, political unrest, rivalry, martial arts, brother brother relationship, friendship, conspiracy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%