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, exciting, epic, serious, fairy tale, colourful, breathtaking, melancholic, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: destiny, true love, rescue, martial arts, heroes, soldier, orphan, love and romance, fall in love, danger, master warrior, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, romance, emperor, servant, sacrifice, betrayal, assassin, time travel, princess, king, holocaust, slave ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and epic films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, danger, master warrior, escapades and sword fight mostly in Action, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Promise: Out Live (2000), 47 Ronin (2013), Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001), Ashes of Time (1994), The Brave Archer (1977). 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: suspenseful, stylized, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, family relations, lovers reunited, love affair, political unrest, crimes of passion, true love, forbidden love, redemption, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, atmospheric, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, adventure, love and romance, heroes, female warrior, warlord, redemption, fight, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 134K
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, heroes, ronin, revenge, chosen one, master warrior, exile, martial arts, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: epic, offbeat, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, imaginary, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, destiny, martial arts, betrayal, intrigue, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, exciting, epic, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, wilderness, torment, danger, blind character, heroes, rivalry, love triangle, bounty hunter, love and romance, unfulfillment, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, family relations, power relations, vengeance, dishonesty, heroes, wooing, rivalry, betrayal, island, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, stylized, serious, exciting, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, destiny, vengeance, racism, battles, vigilantism, one man army, hopes, crimes, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, asia, china, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3K
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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, superhero, supernatural ability, heroes, ancient mystery, race against time, danger, rivalry, supernatural, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4K
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: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reincarnation, legends and myths, weakness, good versus evil, destiny, martial arts, supernatural, escapades, unfulfilled love, adventure, imaginary, hopes ...
Place: finland, europe, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exile, martial arts, desert, kidnapping, battle, master warrior, war, survival, samurai, danger, emperor, soldier ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, supernatural, romance, good versus evil, collector, clergy, true love, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, heroes, chases and races, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, danger, adventure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, dishonesty, gory, danger, vengeance, good versus evil, heroes, deadly creature, master warrior, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, romance, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, love affair, supernatural ability, heroes, fall in love ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, danger, emperor, battle zone, life is a bitch, wartime life, leadership, weakness, historical character, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, danger, heroes, kung fu, revenge, buddhist monk, shaolin ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Warrior's Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Western
Country: New Zealand, South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, light, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, small town, good versus evil, martial arts, assassin, desert, revenge, deception, forest, master warrior, danger, secret hideout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: exciting, epic, semi serious, serious, stylized ...
Plot: monk, time travel, reincarnation, heroic mission, master villain, adventure, heroes, destiny, martial arts, good versus evil, true love, danger ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 13K
The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: reincarnation, martial arts, exotic locale, adventure, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, master villain, supernatural, legends and myths, superhero, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, soldier, sword and sandal, desert, vengeance, adventure, cavalry, friendship, rivalry, danger, survival, lone wolves ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: master warrior, state affairs, heroic mission, corrupted ruler, negligence, against the odds, politics, rivalry, soldier, battles, political corruption, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, based on legend
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, wizards and magicians, heroes, deadly, imaginary, good versus evil, rivalry, martial arts, fall in love, deadly creature, love and romance ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: rough, stylized, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, righting the wronged, lone wolves, escapades, confined, hopes, crimes, orphan, tough heroes, vengeance, good versus evil, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 433
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: serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, clergy, adventure, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, crimes, heroic mission, danger, twins, tough heroes, battles ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, disability, gory, heroes, master warrior, danger, mayhem, kung fu, revenge, violence, heroic bloodshed ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 374
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, revolution, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, heroic mission, gory, buddies, heroes, partners, deadly ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, awful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword fight, evil queen, wizards, betrayal, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, righting the wronged, vengeance, imaginary kingdom, demons ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: exciting, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, dragon, rescue, betrayal, wiretap, dishonesty, heroes, intrigue, danger, rivalry, assassination ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, warlord, battles, heroes, danger, soldier, military, forbidden love, poisoning, war, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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