Movies like Ashes of Time

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Ashes of Time (1994)
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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, exciting, epic, serious, emotional, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, heroes, love triangle, blind character, bounty hunter, love and romance, danger, chases and races, torment, unfulfilled love, wilderness, lone wolves, rivalry, unfulfillment, loneliness, desert, vengeance, kung fu, swordsman, one man army, corpse, blindness, alienation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo

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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 violence mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ashes of Time: Dragon Inn (1992), Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), The Blade (1995), One-Armed Swordsman (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, state affairs, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroic mission, wiretap, dishonesty ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, soldier, sword and sandal, desert, vengeance, adventure, cavalry, rivalry, friendship, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: offbeat, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, master warrior, danger, vengeance, heroes, kung fu, kung fu classic, buddhist monk, shaolin ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: rough, exciting, epic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, clergy, criminal's revenge, escapades, confined, lone wolves, crimes, good versus evil, kidnapping, love triangle, survival ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: captivating, offbeat, serious, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, love and romance, disability, rivalry, monk, misfit, society, fall in love, master warrior, rich and poor, anti heroes ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, stylized, captivating, exciting
Plot: martial arts, chases and races, crimes, escapades, state affairs, master warrior, unfulfillment, tragic love, drug dealing, vigilantism, one man army, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, love and romance, adventure, heroes, warlord, female warrior, redemption, love, fight ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, family relations, betrayal, island, wooing, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, power relations, vengeance, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, assassin, on the run, false accusation, dishonesty, track down, heroes, frame up, one man army, protagonist as suspect ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, master warrior, crimes, chases and races, psychopath, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: stylized, talky, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, drifter, duel, decapitation, kung fu, sword fight, sword, martial artist, villain ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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: realistic, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, danger, lone wolves, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, one man army, vengeance, heroes, martial artist, kung fu fighting ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, heroes, gory, master warrior, disability, rivalry, mastermind, wager, war violence, fortress, innkeeper ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, escapades, wooing, heroes, vengeance, rivalry, ambition, crimes, kung fu master, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, exciting, serious, stylized, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, destiny, vengeance, racism, adventure, master warrior, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, escapades, legends and myths, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, asia, china, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, legends and myths, working undercover, unfulfillment, gangsters, chases and races, crimes, criminal's revenge, adventure, tragic love, rivalry, hitman ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 305
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, assassination, working undercover, danger, vengeance, law enforcement, government agency, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, vampire ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, england, europe, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, betrayal, kung fu, rivalry, escapades, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, danger, vengeance, one man army ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, deadly, opponent, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, patriotism, monk, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, rebellion, society, rivalry, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: martial arts, buddhism, bamboo, rivalry, battles, tragic love, society, emperor, espionage, kidnapping, on the run, dragon ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, tense, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, failed attempt, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes, battles, master villain, master warrior, one man army, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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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, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, village, secret hideout, heroes, starting over, robbery, law enforcement, danger, thief, haunted by the past, duel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, rivalry, village, danger, antidote, master warrior, violence spree, vengeance, brawl, hand to hand combat, tough guy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 142
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, revenge, siblings relations, forceful separation, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, academy, master warrior, master villain, crimes ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rivalry, wiretap, heroes, kidnapping, danger, heroic mission, contests and competitions, crimes, betrayal, avalanche ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 482
Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, moral dilemma, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, romancing a suspect, one man army, family in danger, danger, master warrior, fall in love ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, wizards and magicians, battles, master warrior, unfulfillment, heroic mission, fall in love, love and romance, twins, danger, tragic love ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jin bei tong opens with a group of escort/guards preparing to move a shipment of gold from the local government to an area stricken by famine... one of the very few Venom films where all six Venom actors are present within a single film.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, gory, government agency, danger, culture clash, intrigue, heist, alcohol abuse, vengeance, gang ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, gloomy, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, starvation, loss of daughter, kung fu master, fist fighting, instructor, heroes, heir heiress, rainy, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%