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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, stylized, epic, gloomy, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, violence, politics, patriotism, danger, giant, society, assassination attempt, deadly, rivalry, revolution, sword, violent death, assassination, blood splatter, head bashed in, beaten to death, impalement, hook, graphic violence, exile, rebellion, empress, hopes, occupation ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, danger, master warrior, violence and sword fight mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Bodyguards and Assassins: 14 Blades (2010), The Warlords (2007), 1911 (2011), True Legend (2010), Legend of the Wolf (1997). 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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, female killer, emperor, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, wanted, female warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 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, British Virgin Islands
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, society, rivalry, infidelity, vengeance, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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100%
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 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: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, revolution, battles, brutality, rebellion, leadership, danger, political unrest, sword, combat, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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100%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, family relations, family feud, rescue, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs, vengeance, one man army, rivalry, danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, martial arts, criminal's revenge, femme fatale, danger, dishonesty, heroes, assassination attempt, deadly, unfulfillment, adventure ...
Place: asia, hong kong
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48%
 7.5
 96K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
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 ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, hopes, death, translator, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: monk, martial artist, martial arts, shaolin monk, state affairs, conquering, dictatorship, duel, regret, shaolin, violence, warlord ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, head of state, state affairs, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
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41%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
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: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, betrayal, swordsman, adventure, state affairs, deadly, martial arts, political unrest, danger, assassination, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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41%
The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, danger, state affairs, escapades, school, royal family, obsessive quest, rivalry, adventure, heroes, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, rivalry, battles, revenge, robin hood, treasure, murder ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
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39%
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, hitman, rivalry, master warrior, assassination attempt, danger, political unrest, deadly, royal court, palaces castles and temples, murder, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, deadly, buddies, danger, daring rescue, partners, escapades, revolution, friends, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, assassination attempt, crimes, law enforcement, state affairs, political intrigue, deadly, murder, police investigation, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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38%
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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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, duel, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, political unrest, danger, assassination attempt, dishonesty, escapades, politics, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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38%
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Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corrupted ruler, royal family, state affairs, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, empress, conspiracy, false accusation, danger, master warrior ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
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36%
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police brutality, patriotism, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, revolution, society, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hero (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ma Wing Jing and his older brother Ma Tai Chueng arrive in Shanghai to make their fortune at the end of the Qin Dynasty. Be-friending a powerful mobster Wing Jing is given his nightclub in return for saving Tam Sei's life. Unfortunately, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, hitman, nightclub, fall in love, siblings relations, wrongfully committed, tough heroes, master criminal, master warrior, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, political unrest, ambition, dishonesty, assassination attempt, state affairs, blind ambition, manipulations, graphic violence, manipulation, fight
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, sword fight, duel, blood splatter, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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34%
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Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, rivalry, rescue, escapades, danger, crimes, master warrior, good versus evil, dragon, heroic mission, battles ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, heroic mission, wiretap, heroes, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, crimes, betrayal, giant ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)
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 ...
Style: exciting, rough, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, farce, danger, ambition, unlikely partners, dishonesty, master warrior, crimes, hidden identity, hopes, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman
Place: taiwan, france, china, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, emotional, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, master warrior, military, heroes, danger, love and romance, war, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 18 year old Ainu (Lily Ho) is kidnapped and sold to a brothel. Her good looks and wild personality make her very popular with the lustful clients, but also draws the lesbian attentions of brothel madam Betty Tei Pei. Betty teaches Ainu the ways of ...
Style: cult film, epic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, murder, blood, torture, kung fu, revenge, violence, sexual abuse, vengeance, femme fatale, captivity, violence spree ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kingdom of Conquerors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 1200s, a man arose whose ruthlessness was so feared, he emerged as the greatest empire builder ever known to mankind. Inspired by true historical events.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating
Plot: conquering, heroes, danger, rivalry, sword fight, genghis khan, violence, martial arts, kung fu
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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