Movies like The Promise 2005

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The Promise (2005)
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The Promise (2005)
Original name: Wu Ji
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: snow falling in spring and the dead coming back to life. Now a grown and beautiful princess, she regrets her promise, for all of the men she's loved has always been met with tragedy. In love again with a man behind a red armor and a golden mask who rescues her from death, she is tormented by their inevitable parting. Meanwhile, Kunlun, the slave of a great general, is searching for the lost memories of a family he once had. Soon the fate of these two intertwine when the princess believes the general to be her hero, thus pulling him into this web of fate. What end will befallen our three characters? Are their fates already sealed by a higher power, or can they still choose a life they want?
Style: stylized, epic, serious, exciting, fairy tale, colourful, breathtaking, melancholic, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: destiny, true love, martial arts, rescue, master warrior, emperor, servant, heroic mission, heroes, romance, love and romance, rivalry, orphan, soldier, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, danger, sacrifice, betrayal, assassin, ravine, dreadlocks, dignity, philosophy, barbarian ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and epic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, danger, escapades and kung fu mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Promise: Out Live (2000), A Man Called Hero (1999), The Brave Archer (1977), Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001), 47 Ronin (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Out Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, love affair, romance, love triangle, true love, lovers reunited, political unrest, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
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100%
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, female warrior, warlord, love and romance, redemption, love, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, master warrior, adventure, one man army, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, twins, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, usa, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Brave Archer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, island, parents and children, teachers and students, heroes, rivalry, power relations, betrayal, vengeance, wooing ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: danger, ghost, supernatural, martial arts, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, betrayal, intrigue, curses spells and rituals, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, master warrior, revenge, heroes, ronin, shogun, impossible love, half breed, suicide, samurai sword ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, master warrior, adventure, martial arts, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, ancient mystery ...
Place: finland, asia, china, europe
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38%
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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 ⇓
38%
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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: serious, stylized, epic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: offbeat, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 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: stylized, serious, exciting, based on legend
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, deadly creature, wizards and magicians, fall in love, deadly ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Deadly Duo (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The plot involves patriots during the Sung Dynasty and their attempts to rescue a kidnapped prince from Ching troops who have invaded the north of China. The patriots are led by Ti Lung who recruits a mysterious but seemingly superhuman fighter ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
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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
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 6.4
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Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
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Style: rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Legendary Amazons (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: master warrior, politics, gory, war, heroic mission, battles, heroes, military, state affairs, corrupted ruler, soldier, leadership ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 3K
Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty, Tsao Sui Yan, the power-hungry and ruthless eunuch leader of East Chamber, craves his own kingdom. He intends on destroying the rebelling clans by using a traitorous secretary's children as bait. Ultimately, the two ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, rescue, heroic mission, crimes, danger, dishonesty, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
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Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, contests and competitions, extortion, heroes, ambition, crimes, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, mortal combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
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30%
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, sea monster, empress, police investigation, dishonesty, kung fu, palaces castles and temples, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest, monastery, vengeance, heroic mission, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Wrath of Vajra (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 1930s , a Japanese cult called The Temple of Hades was ordered to cooperate with the Japanese military to destroy China. They buy so many young children from poor family , who will be trained as a lethal killing machine and serve the Empire ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, cult, chinese man, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 3K
The Blade (1995)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man adopted by a renowned swordsmith, discovers that his real father was killed by a powerful bandit called Lung. Leaving to seek revenge, he runs foul of a group of vicious desert scum, losing his right arm in the process. After being ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, rescue, vengeance, kidnapping, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, war, master warrior, soldier, forbidden love, battles, heroes, love and romance, military, danger, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gory, anti heroes, disability, heroes, rivalry, master warrior, rich and poor, fall in love, danger, love and romance, misfit ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 421
The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, gory, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, daring rescue, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 4K
Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, village, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This sequel to "Pandora's Box" continues director Jeffrey Lau's adaptation of the Buddhism saga "Journey to the West". Stranded five centuries in the past, Joker Monkey King must battle a variety of monsters, seductive ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, epic, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: reincarnation, time travel, monk, master villain, martial arts, adventure, master warrior, true love, heroic mission, legends and myths, good versus evil, danger ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%