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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
 7.0
 44K
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Original name: 滿城盡帶黃金甲
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: sexy, colourful, absurd, serious, captivating, stylized, epic, twists and turns, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, empress, incest, dysfunctional family, sword fight, empire, fight, kung fu, punishment, execution, poison, love affair, infidelity, obsession, rivalry, dishonesty, adventure, gold, romance, medieval, rebellion, power ...
Time: 1930s, 7th century, 10th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, ancient china, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and epic films with plots about rivalry, medieval, state affairs, martial arts, betrayal, love and romance and battles mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Curse of the Golden Flower: Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), The Warlords (2007), The Banquet (2006), Raise the Red Lantern (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, epic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, swords and armor, kung fu, fight, adventure, assassin, ancient history, samurai, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, hong kong, asia
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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: stylized, exciting, sexy, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, tragic love, swords and armor, warrior, sword fight, kung fu, love triangle, fight, emperor, adventure, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, ancient china, asia
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The Warlords (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious, epic ...
Plot: battles, war, martial arts, soldier, ambition, fight, pow, political unrest, vengeance, infidelity, society, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, ancient china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, empire, martial arts, betrayal, intrigue, murder, exile, politics, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, mistress, arranged marriage, marriage, intrigue, jealousy, wealth, insanity, massage, romantic rivalry, tragic event, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, female martial artist, warrior, kung fu, fight, martial artist, tough girl, female warrior, romance, qing dynasty ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, ancient history, violent, historical event, war hero, visceral, revenge, idealism ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, jealous husband, love affair, aristocracy, royal court, french history, princess, society, heir, forced marriage, royal family, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, poland, japan, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, family relations, betrayal, couples, politics, state affairs, forbidden love, parents and children, emperor, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, sexy, allegory, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: bow and arrow, assassination, antiquity, assassin, betrayal, medieval, murder, sword fight, beautiful scenery, tragedy, culture clash, violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, spain, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, fall in love, interracial relations, culture clash, opposites attract, love and romance, royal court, palace, social differences, unlikely friendships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: asia, thailand, southeast asia, england, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, medieval, sword, rivalry, politics ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The Assassins (2012)
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Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
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Plot: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, state affairs, assassination, head of state, political intrigue, battles, assassin ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
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Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: sexy, tense, gloomy, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
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Style: thought provoking, sexy, realistic, affectionate, visually appealing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
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Style: epic, captivating, stylized, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
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14 Blades (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, scenic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%