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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
 7.5
 9K
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Original name: 倩女幽魂
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, talky, stylized, cult film, grotesque, asian horror ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, supernatural, romance, adventure, true love, fall in love, danger, curses spells and rituals, martial arts, heroes, monk, clergy, collector, love affair, heroic mission, imaginary, rivalry, rescue, supernatural romance, sword fight, prisoner, zombie, supernatural ability, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, escapades, martial arts and heroic mission mostly in Action, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like A Chinese Ghost Story: The Bride with White Hair (1993), Green Snake (1993), The Bride with White Hair 2 (1993), Aragami (2003), Zu Warriors (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, demon, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, love affair, heroic mission, collector, escapades ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, martial arts, supernatural, tragic hero, good versus evil, love and romance, escapades, vengeance, wizards and magicians, tragic love, love affair, dragon ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, danger, supernatural romance, heroes, supernatural ability, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 3K
Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, dangerous attraction, hidden identity, good versus evil, supernatural romance, danger, fall in love, rivalry, supernatural, romance, curses spells and rituals, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Bride with White Hair 2 (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For ten years, Cho has been in the snow of Mount Shin Fung waiting for a rare flower to blossom that will cure his wife who, back in Chung Yuan, is slowly killing all of the members of the Eight Big Clans. Something Cho did to her early in their ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, imaginary, escapades, danger, mountain, wizards and magicians, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, love affair, vengeance, heroic mission, tragic hero ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 2K
Aragami (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two seriously wounded samurai find refuge from a storm at an isolated temple, the home of a swordsman and a mysterious young woman. One samurai awakes to find that not only has his comrade died, but that his wounds have miraculously healed. He ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, scary
Plot: samurai, heroic mission, survival, adventure, rivalry, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, martial arts, friendship, escapades, danger ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 3K
Zu Warriors (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, martial arts, rescue, supernatural, save the world, supernatural ability, adventure, race against time, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 3K
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, ghost, martial arts, supernatural, deadly, curses spells and rituals, danger, heroic mission, zombie, clergy, supernatural ability, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, epic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, supernatural, danger, ghost, heroic mission, adventure, intrigue, escapades, betrayal, dishonesty, battles, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
New Mr. Vampire 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lam Ching-Ying returns as the famous "Vampire Buster," this time starring as the One-Eyebrown Priest. To save the village from paranormal menaces, he deals with and battles a host of mysterious creatures including: a little mischievous ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, gothic, scary, humorous ...
Plot: ghost, vampire, clergy, deadly creature, supernatural, babies and infants, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, mad scientist, master warrior, heroes ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 4K
Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, escapades, good versus evil, deadly creature, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, ghost, love and romance, danger, supernatural ability, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Samurai Reincarnation (1981)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage.
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, heroes, supernatural, master warrior, good versus evil, undead, deal with the devil, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, violence spree, strong violent content ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly creature, fall in love, martial arts, demon, giant snake ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Chinese legendary anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, love affair, escapades, master warrior, supernatural, legends and myths, love and romance, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Era of Vampires (2003)
Genre: Horror, Action
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 17th century China, zombies and vampires roamed the lands, feeding on the unsuspecting. A group of martial artists / vampire hunters find themselves employed by a very rich - and very insane - old man who has kept everyone of his relatives ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, vampire, deadly, danger, gory, vengeance, clergy, escapades, rivalry, zombie, wedding ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, dishonesty, heroic mission, tough heroes, deadly, master warrior, good versus evil, empire, self mutilation, stabbed to death, chinese ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the fifth century, constant civil war scars western China. To escape death, Ti, a young scout, jumps through a crevice in the Zu mountains where he meets and becomes the apprentice of Ting Yin, a spiritual man with great fighting powers. They ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mountain, soldier, good versus evil, ghost, martial arts, master warrior, tragic hero, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, rescue, hopes ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, mortal combat, vengeance, imaginary, danger, contests and competitions, escapades, superhuman powers, good versus evil, master warrior, chinese man ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.2
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, betrayal, good versus evil, martial arts, tough heroes, escape attempt, mortal combat, adventure, dishonesty, danger, rescue ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 4K
Wolfhound (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: He was doomed to die, but managed to survive, and now his mission is to revenge for the annihilation of his tribe. He is the great warrior who calls himself Volkodav, and is the last man from the tribe of Serie Psi (Grey Hounds). After escaping ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, magic, bravery, sword fight, battles, vengeance, escapades, adventure, supernatural, revenge, danger, rivalry ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 15K
Warlock (1989)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, warlock, time travel, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, danger, curse, chase, witch ...
Time: 80s, future, 17th century
Place: boston, los angeles, usa, colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 1K
Devilman (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientific exploration in search of a new energy source unleashes a group of powerful demons who begin possessing human bodies and destroying civilization. Close friends Akira (Hisato Izaki) and Ryo (Yusuke Izaki) wind up on different sides of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, futuristic
Plot: demon, good versus evil, supernatural, fall in love, teenage life, heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos, survival, rivalry, supernatural ability, danger ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
Haunted - 3D (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A Realtor encounters two ghostly entities while attempting to sell a mansion.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, stock broker, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, hopes, fall in love, bollywood, mansion, psychic, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1936
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Legend of the Phoenix (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, escapades, heroes, adventure, ambition, save the world, twins, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, martial arts ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 9K
The Promise (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, colourful, fairy tale ...
Plot: destiny, true love, rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, heroes, orphan, romance, curses spells and rituals, danger, trial, goddess ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Werewolf Warrior (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A werewolf samurai walks the countryside, finding himself in the middle of a village of monsters who feed on human flesh.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, supernatural, rivalry, mutant, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, heroes, escapades, adventure, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 304K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: demon, monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, heaven and hell, danger, undercover, superhuman powers, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, 40s
Place: russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, martial arts, vampire hunter, supernatural, obsessive quest, legends and myths, gory, danger, adventure, master warrior, deadly, master villain ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 1900s, 20th century, 1800s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.3
 1K
Invincible (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Shadow Men are immortal beings of darkness and destruction. One such Shadow Man, Os (Zane), is confronted by the White Warrior, a being of light, and given the chance to change his ways or die. After the White Warrior bests Os in combat, she ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, supernatural ability, danger, apocalypse, battles, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer's plans to conquer the land.
Style: cult film, serious, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, sword fight, mythology, telekinesis, resurrection, torture chamber, crucifix, sorcerer, adventure, good versus evil, branding iron, princess ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%