Movies like Ashes of Time

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Ashes of Time (1994)
 7.2
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Ashes of Time (1994)
Original name: 東邪西毒
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 Mountain when the woman he loved chose to marry his elder brother rather than him. Instead of seeking glory, he ends up as an agent. When people come to him with a wish to eliminate someone who has wronged them, he puts them in touch with a swordsman who can do the job.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, emotional, exciting, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: martial arts, unfulfilled love, chases and races, crimes, wilderness, danger, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, bounty hunter, lone wolves, love triangle, loneliness, desert, torment, vengeance, blind character, kung fu, swordsman, one man army, corpse, blindness, alienation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo

Most similar movies to Ashes of Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance and sword fight mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ashes of Time: Dragon Inn (1992), Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), One-Armed Swordsman (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action
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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, betrayal, rescue, heroic mission, crimes, danger, dishonesty, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, sword and sandal, cavalry, desert, soldier, adventure, vengeance, lone wolves, master warrior, survival, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, tragic love, warrior, track down, dagger, government, rivalry, unfulfillment, romance, emperor, jealousy, corruption ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, warlord, female warrior, love and romance, redemption, power, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, kung fu, shaolin, kung fu classic, revenge
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
Style: emotional, serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, anti heroes, gory, disability, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, rich and poor, fall in love, danger, love and romance, misfit ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 3K
The Blade (1995)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man adopted by a renowned swordsmith, discovers that his real father was killed by a powerful bandit called Lung. Leaving to seek revenge, he runs foul of a group of vicious desert scum, losing his right arm in the process. After being ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, rescue, vengeance, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Brave Archer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, island, parents and children, teachers and students, heroes, rivalry, power relations, betrayal, vengeance, wooing ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, villain, duel, sword, sword fight, kung fu, decapitation, martial artist, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Grandmaster (2013)
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 ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, starvation, loss of daughter, fist fighting, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: martial arts, master criminal, master warrior, one man army, drug dealing, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tragic love, heroic mission, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, assassin, fugitives, master villain, wanted man, master warrior, one man army, on the run, false accusation, frame up ...
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gory, disability, master warrior, danger, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, pride, war violence, fortress, mastermind ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Man Called Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, destiny, racism, adventure, master warrior, one man army, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, twins, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, usa, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, monk, patriotism, master warrior, adventure, tragic hero, government, teachers and students ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, buddhist, buddha, buddhist monk ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, epic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, psychopath, nihilism, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight, opponent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 13K
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, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, master warrior, haunted by the past, heroes, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, danger, hopes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Touch of Zen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Ming dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naive scholar & a group of mysterious yet powerful monks.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, epic
Plot: martial arts, buddhism, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, unfulfilled love, monastery, heroes, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, bounty hunter ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 9K
The Promise (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, exciting, fairy tale ...
Plot: destiny, true love, martial arts, rescue, master warrior, emperor, servant, heroic mission, romance, heroes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 297
Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shatter, an international contract killer, has been assigned to assassinate the President of a small African country and collect his fee from a bank in the Far East. On arrival in Hong Kong his life is threatened and when the bank denies all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, hitman, police investigation, gangsters, government agency, lone wolves, master warrior, battle zone, secret agents, espionage, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, vengeance, romance, love affair, heroic mission, good versus evil, fall in love, heroes, love and romance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, kung fu master, sword fight, vengeance, wooing, ambition, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, royal family, betrayal, empress, rebellion, poison, power, palaces castles and temples, incest, forbidden love, emperor, punishment ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, samurai, danger, heroes, rivalry, betrayal, contests and competitions, heroic mission, kidnapping, crimes, wiretap, severed arm ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young martial artist seeks revenge on the ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher.
Style: serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kung fu, betrayal, gory, master warrior, one man army, bloodbath, ambush, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, master villain, master warrior, theatre milieu, one man army, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Legend of the Wolf (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wolf (Donnie Yen) is a war veteran who recounts the tale of his legendary youth to a young upstart killer (Edmond Leung). Flashback to a post-World War 2 time when the young Wolf (Yen) is wandering the Chinese countryside in search of his missing ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, criminal's revenge, femme fatale, gangsters, assassination attempt, track down, vengeance, tragic love, working undercover, hitman, crimes ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 32K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, contests and competitions, extortion, heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, mortal combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%