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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Original name: Tian di ying xiong
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, breathtaking, stylized, dramatic, talky, road movie, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, desert, adventure, vengeance, sword fight, lone wolves, kung fu, fight scenes, weapons, master warrior, brutality, gunfight, beautiful scenery, survival, islam, life philosophy, classic car, redemption, storytelling, bollywood, maze, destiny, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, hitman ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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Fist of Legend
Action, Drama, Thriller
Hong Kong
103 min.
 7.6
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Action, Drama
Japan
89 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and breathtaking films with plots about brutality, dialogue, mentor, vengeance, culture clash, storytelling and fight scenes mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Warriors of Heaven and Earth: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Red Cliff (2008), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Fist of Legend (1994), Iron Monkey (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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    User:   89%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 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, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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The Way of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: hong kong, china, italy, tokyo, europe ...
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 7.6
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Fist of Legend
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: exciting, serious, breathtaking, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   64%
 
 7.6
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Iron Monkey
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iron Monkey is a Hong Kong variation of Robin Hood. Corrupt officials of a Chinese village are robbed by a masked bandit known as "Iron Monkey", named after a benevolent deity. When all else fails, the Governor forces a traveling physician ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   69%
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, master warrior, kung fu, destiny, heroes, adventure, fight scenes, redemption, teleportation, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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System:   65%
    User:   70%
 
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
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, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, gory, cult, assassin, blood, violence, lone wolves, father son relationship, stylish, vengeance, ninja ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   71%
 
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 17th century, 1600s
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    User:   64%
 
 7.2
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The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, war, survival, samurai, kung fu, violence, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   58%
 
Once Upon a Time in China
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
 7.2
 12K
Ashes of Time
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, meditative ...
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Time: ancient history
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System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
Shogun Assassin
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1500s, 15th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
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13 Assassins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
 5.3
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Running Scared
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, spy, military, soldier, runaway, military life, weapons, spies, chases and races, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
Kung Fu Killer
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police investigation, serial killer, fight scenes, master warrior, mentor, weapons, kids and family, hip hop, deadly, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, china, asia, japan, tokyo
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System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this first film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, adapted from the manga by Kazuo Koike, we are told the story of the Lone Wolf and Cub's origin. Ogami Itto, the official Shogunate executioner, has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, gory, martial arts, cult, assassin, vengeance, sword fight, revenge, violence, blood, splatter, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
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System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
Once Upon a Time in China II
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: stylized, epic, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, revolution, master warrior, violence, ninja, fight scenes, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, wizards ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
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Farewell to the King
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, melancholic, bloody ...
Plot: jungle, war, adventure, survival, island, betrayal, vengeance, adventurer, cannibalism, soldier, wartime, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, germany, tokyo ...
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 7.0
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Chocolate
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, gangsters, samurai, kung fu, sword fight, chocolate, violence, hospital, heroine, fight scenes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 7.8
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Apocalypto
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, rough, bloody ...
Plot: chase, survival, gory, adventure, slavery, destiny, sacrifice, vengeance, torture, jungle, violence, gore ...
Time: 16th century, ancient history
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   75%
 
Curse of the Golden Flower
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
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.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, colourful ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, dysfunctional family, incest, sacrifice, sword fight, ninja, secrets, kung fu, family drama, storytelling ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 5K
Crime Story
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police investigation, police corruption, kung fu, police, corruption, crime, fight scenes, violent, master criminal, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, california
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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The Young Master
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Youthful martial arts master Lung is searching for his missing brother, when he is mistaken for a criminal on the run. He must prove his innocence by solving the case himself, while local lawmen and merciless mercenaries are hot on his trail.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, mistaken identity, violence, redemption, fight scenes, school, adventure, nothing goes right, chase, childhood, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
The Emerald Forest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, culture clash, adoption, kidnapping, obsessive quest, indians, chase, native americans, parents and children, environmental, male nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
 34K
Last Knights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, adventure, sword fight, medieval, revenge, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, mentor, ninja, sacrifice, fight scenes, war ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, future
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
Samurai Fiction
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, semi serious, exciting, colourful ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, sword fight, revenge, adventure, lone wolves, ninja, stylish, hip hop, music, storytelling ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
The Wind and the Lion
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, german, islam, adventure, beautiful scenery, betrayal, courage, woman in danger, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: africa, morocco, usa, middle east, germany ...
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 

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