Movies like Ashes of Time

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Ashes of Time (1994)
 7.0
 15K
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, sexy, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, heroes, crimes, graphic violence, bounty hunter, love and romance, rivalry, torment, wilderness, lone wolves, unfulfilled love, blind character, unfulfillment, loneliness, desert, vengeance, sword fight, ancient history, bandit, revenge, kung fu, assassin, swordsman, egg ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo

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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, graphic violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ashes of Time: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984), Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003), Out Live (2000), House of Flying Daggers (2004), The Sword of Doom (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Yangs are betrayed by a government official conspiring with the Mongols. All of the Yang family males except the 4th, 5th, and 6th brothers are killed. Fu Sheng loses his mind after the death of his family, while the other brother, takes refuge ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, confined, master warrior, rivalry, daring rescue, state affairs, escapades, rebellion, heroes, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, desert, survival, escapades, rivalry, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, fight, sword fight, soldier ...
Time: 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Out Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, forbidden love, crimes of passion, redemption, lovers reunited, uninhibited rivalry, romance, rivalry, politics, political unrest, true love ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, female warrior, kung fu, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, resistance, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A one-armed martial arts master is being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters (the Tibetan Lamas) who were killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, cult, opponent, manic, disability, graphic violence, contests and competitions, track down, rivalry, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, opponent, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, dragon, adventure, rescue, rivalry, escapades, master warrior, crimes, good versus evil, heroic mission, battles, desert ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, epic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, power relations, family relations, graphic violence, love and romance, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, master warrior, betrayal, vengeance, ancient history ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
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67%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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62%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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