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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
 6.4
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
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, sword and sandal, cavalry, desert, soldier, adventure, vengeance, lone wolves, master warrior, survival, uninhibited rivalry, danger, rivalry, odd couple, friendship, chases and races, escapades, heroes, society, sword fight, horse, duel, fire, execution, drinking ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, sword fight and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Warriors of Heaven and Earth: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Ashes of Time (1994), Fist of Legend (1994), Red Cliff (2008), Once Upon a Time in China (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
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 ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, shaolin, vengeance, monk, patriotism, master warrior, adventure, tragic hero, government, teachers and students ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, sword fight, blood, lone wolves, decapitation, blood splatter, ronin, martial artist, female ninja, master warrior, gory ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
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, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, warlord, female warrior, love and romance, redemption, power, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 12K
Ashes of Time (1994)
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, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, unfulfilled love, chases and races, wilderness, crimes, danger, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, bounty hunter, lone wolves ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 7.6
 20K
Fist of Legend (1994)
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff (2008)
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, carrier pigeon, strategy, casualty of war, flaming arrow, battles, master warrior, soldier, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one man army, rivalry, racism, tragic hero, school, culture clash, vengeance, adventure, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 16K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: master warrior, soldier, battle zone, battles, desert, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, military, rivalry, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
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: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, blood, violence, villain, duel, sword, sword fight, kung fu, decapitation, martial artist, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, kung fu, shaolin, kung fu classic, revenge
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin kung fu, shaolin monk, kung fu, soldier, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 10K
The Warrior (2001)
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exile, desert, master warrior, battle, kidnapping, war, adventure, soldier, hostility, enemy, ambassador ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with dice is turning.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, sword, chess, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, friendship, island, woman in danger, righting the wronged, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, escapades, desert, uninhibited rivalry, battles, danger, heroes, rivalry, emperor ...
Time: 15th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, stylized, exciting, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, destiny, racism, adventure, master warrior, one man army, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, twins, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, usa, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, war, soldier, forbidden love, battles, heroes, love and romance, military, danger, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Shogun Assassin (1980)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, revenge, samurai, female ninja, master warrior, gory, cult, vengeance, adventure, lone wolves, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
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
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, gangsters, kung fu, culture clash, sniper, master warrior, hoodlum, property, chinese mafia, nunchaku, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, hong kong, china, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After arriving in the town of Shimonita, Ichi finds that a price has been put on his head by a local yakuza boss. He's drawn into a trap, but after hearing of the slaying of a former love, Ichi furiously fights his way through the entire clan ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, sword, adventure, fugitives, village, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 4K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, martial arts, survival, adventure, gang, lone wolves, water shortage, vengeance, rescue, vigilantism, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 575
Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ronin, katana, master warrior, one man army, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, lone wolves, gory, assassin, cult, drifter, master warrior, village, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 14K
Iron Monkey (1993)
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
Plot: secret identity, martial arts, kung fu, robin hood, monk, master warrior, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, folk hero, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 492
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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, battles, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, chase, politics, escapades, heroes, military, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 11K
Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, China, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, warrior, emperor, escapades, adventure, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, battles, danger, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
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?
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, wartime life, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 14K
Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: stylized, epic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, martial arts, assassin, samurai, good versus evil, vengeance, master warrior, adventure, katana, mass murder, mission of murder, village ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 162K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, patriot, reward, duel, execution, suicide, king, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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