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, epic, serious, emotional, exciting, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: martial arts, unfulfilled love, chases and races, wilderness, crimes, danger, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, bounty hunter, lone wolves, love triangle, loneliness, desert, torment, vengeance, blind character, unwanted kiss, swordswoman, dutch angle, alienation, bird cage, swordsman, egg ...
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, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ashes of Time: Dragon Inn (1992), One-Armed Swordsman (1967), Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), The Brave Archer (1977). 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: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, rescue, heroic mission, crimes, danger, dishonesty, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gory, anti heroes, disability, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, rich and poor, fall in love, danger, love and romance, misfit ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
77%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, shaolin, kung fu, revenge, kung fu classic
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, serious, epic, 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 ⇓
75%
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, heroic bloodshed, innkeeper, war violence, pride ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
70%
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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%
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: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, martial arts training, monk, buddhism ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, master warrior, adventure, one man army, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, twins, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, usa, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
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: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, war, master warrior, soldier, forbidden love, battles, heroes, love and romance, military, danger, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, kendo ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, gory, daring rescue, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, buddies, revolution, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 468
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master villain, adventure, master warrior, marriage, shaolin kung fu, one man army, heroes, moral dilemma, cons and scams, family in danger ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, 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 ⇓
64%
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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, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Plot: martial arts, revenge, kung fu, heroes, rivalry, sword fight, kung fu master, vengeance, wooing, ambition, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
63%
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, female warrior, warlord, love and romance, redemption, love, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, secret agents, daring rescue, school, track down, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, culture clash, heroic mission, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, master warrior, gory, one man army, bloodbath, ambush, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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 ⇓
63%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
62%
 7.0
 565
Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, murder, female martial artist, teachers and students, culture clash, ambition, heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, gang, gory, master villain, sword fight, female martial artist, kung fu, sibling relationship, kung fu master, master warrior ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
61%
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, rebelliousness, danger, heroes, rivalry, daring rescue, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, captivity, political unrest ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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