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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Original name: 滿城盡帶黃金甲
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: sexy, serious, captivating, epic, colourful, stylized, absurd, exciting, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, martial arts, betrayal, empress, forbidden love, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair, prince, lust, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, adventure, gold, romance, rebellion, power, incest, queen, massacre ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, 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, state affairs, betrayal, love and romance, martial arts, revenge and vengeance mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Curse of the Golden Flower: House of Flying Daggers (2004), Hero (2002), The Warlords (2007), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), The Banquet (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tragic love, warrior, swords and armor, martial arts, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, resistance, mission, tragic event ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, ruler, assassin, adventure, heroes, swords and armor, king, lovers, hopes, duel ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
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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, realistic ...
Plot: battles, ambition, soldier, rebelliousness, massacre, pow, political unrest, rivalry, society, war, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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, realistic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, love triangle, resentment, arranged marriage, young woman ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, manipulations, tragic hero, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, swords and armor, monastery ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
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, captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, kingdom, mistress, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Out Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, emotional, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination, political intrigue, assassination attempt, deadly, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 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 ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: China, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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