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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Original name: 十月圍城
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, epic, gloomy
Plot: chinese history, martial arts, giant, revolution, politics, patriotism, empress, society, occupation, political unrest, idealism, hopes, state affairs, rivalry, assassination attempt, martial artist, combat, fight, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, violence, sword, violent death, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and stylized films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, kung fu, danger, violence and state affairs mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Bodyguards and Assassins: 14 Blades (2010), The Warlords (2007), 1911 (2011), True Legend (2010), Ip Man 2 (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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14 Blades (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, female killer, rebellion, emperor, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, wanted, female warrior, ancient history, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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, soldier, ambition, rebelliousness, pow, political unrest, massacre, vengeance, infidelity, society, rivalry, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, brutality, soldier, battles, rebellion, leadership, political unrest, combat, sword, heroes, gunfight, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, vengeance, good versus evil, family relations, family feud, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bloody
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
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Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
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Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
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Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, captivating ...
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
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Country: China, Hong Kong
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Style: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
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Hapkido (1972)
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Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
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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, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, realistic ...
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Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Genre: Action, History
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Style: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, assassination attempt, ambition, betrayal, state affairs, blind ambition, graphic violence, manipulation, ancient history, fight
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow returns to play Ko Chun, a skilled gambler who now lives in retirement in France. Wu Xingguo plays an evil gangster who forces Ko out of retirement by killing his pregnant wife. Ko is forced to team up with a variety of other people to win out ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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Style: stylized, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In modern day New York City a ninety eight year old women lies helpless on her death bed. As her granddaughter begins to take on the chores of cleaning the apartment, she comes upon a story that her grandmother had been writing. It is the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, society, woman in danger, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, love triangle, lost love, feud, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
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28%
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Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, patriotism, hopes, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, hong kong ...
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