Movies like Tai-Pan

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Tai-Pan (1986)
 5.6
 2K
Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading companies believe will be useful for the import of merchandise to be traded on mainland China, a highly lucrative market.
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: british colonial, rivalry, interracial relations, historical event, adventure, martial arts, prostitute, vengeance, heroes, ocean or sea, betrayal, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, adventurer, master warrior, society, heroic mission, dishonesty, political unrest, rise to the top, escapades, culture clash, tragic hero, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england, europe, east asia

Most similar movies to Tai-Pan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and epic films with plots about rivalry, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, state affairs and martial arts mostly in Adventure, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Tai-Pan: Marco Polo (2007), Marco Polo (2014), Temptation of a Monk (1993), Once Upon a Time in China (1991), Kim (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, culture clash, danger, hopes, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this globe-trotting adventure, Marco Polo (Don Diamont) plays the famous 13th Century explorer who sets out from Italy to find his missing father, and along the way finds danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries at every turn. The supporting ...
Style: epic, serious, sentimental, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, escapades, romance, heroic mission, obsessive quest, adventure, heroes, master warrior, state affairs, ambition, world spanning, adventurer ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.0
 61K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
⇓ 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: betrayal, monastery, redemption, tragic love, vengeance, infidelity, military, rivalry, society, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, tragic hero, school, culture clash, martial artist, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, folk hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 190
Kim (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
Style: semi serious
Plot: good versus evil, orphan, adventurer, adoption, rescue, jungle, espionage, child in peril, undercover, culture clash, danger, soldier ...
Place: india, europe, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Viking Sagas (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: viking, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, obsessive quest, love affair, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, danger, vikings ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Clash of Empires (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the princess, martial arts, state affairs, hopes, master warrior, adventure, destiny, roman empire, tough heroes, wizards and magicians, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, betrayal, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, mortal combat, vengeance, track down, haunted by the past, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, dolphins, priest, feral child, murder, escapades, legends and myths, heroes, adventure, young heroes, reincarnation, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 972
Spitfire (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: spy, assassin, chases and races, escapades, secret agents, on the run, danger, terrorism, adventure, working undercover, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, bahamas, rome italy, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, heroic mission, master warrior, daring rescue, heroes, corrupted ruler, adventure, dishonesty, partners, political intrigue, royal family, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 1K
Noble House (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 355 min.
Story: Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: british colonial, espionage, escapades, adventure, crimes, rise to the top, survival, rivalry, danger, murder, spy
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 243
The Favorite (1989)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French girl is kidnapped and sold as slave to the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: sultan, harem, love and romance, state affairs, confined, intrigue, rivalry, royal court, dehumanization, society, royal family, head of state ...
Time: 19th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, master warrior, adventure, legends and myths, heroes, hostages, hostage, vengeance, rivalry, prostitute, prison ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, dishonesty, betrayal, intrigue, royal family, sword duel, storm ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Letter for the King (2008)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, knight, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, danger, rivalry, friendship, youth, family, fight ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, battles, politics, shogun, master warrior, interracial relations, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, ship, survival, culture clash ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 3.5
 662
The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: state affairs, adventurer, royal family, dishonesty, treasure hunt, master warrior, adventure, romance, love and romance, rivalry, intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 769
13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, epic, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, state affairs, heroes, deadly, against the odds, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, escapades, assassination, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: siege, battles, imperialism, politics, military, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, against the odds, human spirit, revolution, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: england, china, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The King's Guard (2000)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A princess falls in love with her father's swordsman.
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: princess, adventurer, wooing, royal family, rivalry, danger, state affairs, escapades, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mistress, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, master warrior, adventure, battles, desert, treasure ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Man Called Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, racism, destiny, vengeance, heroes, legends and myths, master warrior, adventure, crimes, unfulfillment, curses spells and rituals, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, china, asia, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, racism, hopes, heroes, idealism, rivalry, culture clash, revolution, righting the wronged ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 1K
The Arena (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, sword fight, adventure, contests and competitions, rivalry, survival, vengeance, gladiator, ambition, feminism, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: ancient history, 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Revenge of the Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 454 A.D. barbarians led by the Vandal king, Genseri, besiege Rome which is ruled by the ineffectual Valentinian III and his wife, Calpurnia. The Roman general Ezio manages to temporarily halt the Vandals' advance. Now arriving on the scene ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, corrupted ruler, state affairs, heroes, fall in love, escapades, rebelliousness, roman empire, dishonesty, leadership, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, patriotism, master warrior, monk, vengeance, rebellion, shaolin kung fu, ambition, murder, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 538
Patrol Horse (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four heroes embark on a secret mission for Dr Sun Yat Sen's Nationalist Guard. Relentlessly pursued by the warriors of notorious Warlord Yue Sai Hoi, they have seven days to reach the Lo Yang Pass with their secret cargo.
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: martial arts, escapades, state affairs, military, chase, rivalry, soldier, heroes, politics, battles, political unrest, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%