Movies like House of Flying Daggers

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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
 7.5
 106K
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Original name: 十面埋伏
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, atmospheric, emotional, intense, colourful, stylized, serious, captivating, surprise ending, breathtaking ...
Plot: tragic love, warrior, martial arts, romance, swords and armor, emperor, adventure, heroine, resistance, mission, tragic event, secret, deception, government, leader, rebel, track down, power of love, unlikely relationship, sword fight, secret hideout, jealousy, corruption, escape, blind girl ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong

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Most similar movies to House of Flying Daggers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and epic films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, vengeance, heroes, sword fight, violence and betrayal mostly in Action, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like House of Flying Daggers: Hero (2002), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), The Banquet (2006), Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 172K
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, patriot, deception, tragic hero, power of love, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ 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, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, sword fight, love and romance, theft, mentor, warrior, adventure, mountain, sword, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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: epic, serious, captivating, sexy, colourful ...
Plot: empress, martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 7K
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, tragic hero, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, imaginary, supernatural ability, state affairs, battles, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, heroes, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 3K
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes of passion, forbidden love, love triangle, lovers reunited, redemption, uninhibited rivalry, romance, hopes, rivalry, politics, unfulfilled love ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 61K
13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, massacre, duel, samurai sword, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Temptation of a Monk (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: monastery, betrayal, tragic love, redemption, state affairs, master warrior, unfulfillment, heroes, romance, military, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 43K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 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, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, tragic hero, danger, heroes, historical event ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 13K
Ashes of Time (1994)
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 ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, epic, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, love and romance, chases and races, heroes, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, lone wolves, rivalry, crimes, wilderness, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
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, massacre, rebelliousness, pow, political unrest, treason, society, rivalry, war, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, heir heiress, instructor, rivalry, contests and competitions, opponent, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, starvation ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, survival, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, lone wolves, danger, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, epic, serious, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, female warrior, romance, adventure, heroes, love and romance, strong female presence, warlord, fight, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 851
Moon Warriors (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A kind-hearted fisherman, content with simple life, is reluctantly drawn into helping a noble emperor regain his throne from his evil brother.
Style: semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, village, tragic hero, true love, gang, unfulfillment, hopes, romance, imaginary, siblings relations, woman in danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Assassin's Blade (2008)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This movie is based on the Butterfly Lovers, or Liang Zhu, a Chinese legend about the tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. Retelling the Wuxia version of the story, it was filmed in Shanghai in 2008. The story features ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, fall in love, master warrior, unfulfillment, adventure, love, kung fu, martial arts training, rivalry, mentor, clan ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 56K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, folk hero, arthurian legend, legends and myths, infidelity, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 12K
Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, China, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, master warrior, warrior, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, betrayal, escapades, state affairs, danger, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.1
 14K
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, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, village, crimes, danger, heroes, starting over, secrets, culture clash, violence, forensics, theft ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, dishonesty, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, track down, escapades, vengeance, mortal combat, mistrust, disorder ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, epic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, loyalty, revenge, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 206K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, true love, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, romance, gun violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, rage, duel, occupation, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 296
Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, love affair, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, romance, love and romance, heroes, adventure, contests and competitions, hopes, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sexy, sentimental, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, love and romance, mentor, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, orphan, jealousy, cinderella story ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, friendship, imaginary, mythology, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 18K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, shaolin monk, martial artist, state affairs, dictatorship, conquering, duel, regret, violence, warlord, shaolin ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 2K
Perhaps Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: China, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, film within a film, rivalry, love affair, romance, showbiz, femme fatale, unfulfillment, actor's life, introspection, ambition ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia, shanghai, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, exciting, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, adventure, coming of age, monk, heroic mission, tough heroes, obsessive quest, monastery ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: scenic, exciting, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: tarzan, jungle, feral child, betrayal, chase, good versus evil, greed, deception, colonialism, battles, exploitation, escape ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: africa, london, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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