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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
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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, sexy, splatter, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural, romance, adventure, fall in love, martial arts, heroes, monk, love affair, rivalry, collector, clergy, heroic mission, rescue, sword fight, supernatural romance, prisoner, true love, zombie, supernatural ability, love and romance, escapades, hiding place ...
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 rivalry, heroes, danger, escapades, martial arts, supernatural and imaginary mostly in Action, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like A Chinese Ghost Story: The Bride with White Hair (1993), Swordsman II (1992), Spooky Encounters (1980), Zu Warriors (2001), The Heroic Trio (1993). 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, collector, good versus evil, heroes, master villain, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
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The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 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, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dragon, martial arts, supernatural, vengeance, escapades, love and romance, good versus evil, tragic hero, love affair, fall in love, tragic love ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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, romantic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly creature, martial arts, fall in love, wizards and magicians, demon, giant snake ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, rivalry, legends and myths, love and romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, romance, heroic mission, love affair, heroes ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, mountain, mortal combat, escape attempt, tough heroes, rescue, daring rescue, escapades ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 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: soldier, ghost, good versus evil, mountain, martial arts, righting the wronged, battles, adventure, supernatural, superhero, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: 5th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spooky Encounters (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of ...
Style: tense, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, black magic, zombie, curses spells and rituals, love triangle, wizards and magicians, mind game, supernatural ability, rivalry, supernatural, escapades, master warrior ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: save the world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, supernatural, rescue, race against time, rivalry, escapades, ancient mystery ...
Time: 2000s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Heroic Trio (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tung and Ching were both adopted by the same master. But later Ching was abducted by the eunuch-Chan. Ching grew up and became scientist Li's assistant and Tung married officer Lau. Chat had escaped from Chan at 15 and became a thief-catcher. ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, surreal
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, superhero, superhuman powers, babies and infants, heroes, escapades, master villain, rescue, bounty hunter, rivalry, crimes, adventure ...
Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, surreal, serious, allegory ...
Plot: supernatural romance, martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, fall in love, rivalry, romance, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, clergy, monk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Era of Vampires (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 90 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, martial arts, vengeance, clergy, rivalry, escapades, zombie, wedding, hidden treasure, treasure hunt, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mountain, good versus evil, romance, obsessive quest, heroes, ghost, love and romance, tragic hero, betrayal, master warrior, escapades ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, scary, exciting, weird
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, martial arts, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, zombie, clergy, heroic mission, supernatural ability, supernatural power, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aragami (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized ...
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New Mr. Vampire 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: semi serious, gothic, exciting, scary, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
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Style: exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
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Country: Hong Kong
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Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, tense, entertaining ...
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Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Promise (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
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