Movies like The Warlords

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The Warlords (2007)
 7.0
 26K
The Warlords (2007)
Original name: 投名狀
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, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, soldier, ambition, rebelliousness, pow, political unrest, massacre, war, vengeance, treason, infidelity, society, rivalry, politics, general, civil war, battle, warrior, love triangle, martial arts, surrender, military, nazism, dynasty, combat ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and epic films with plots about battles, heroes, rivalry, soldier, violence, fight and military mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Warlords: Red Cliff (2008), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), Bodyguards and Assassins (2009), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Battle of the Warriors (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
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Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
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, stylized, emotional, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
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Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
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 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
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Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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