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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
Original name: 新流星蝴蝶劍
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, dishonesty, heroic mission, master warrior, good versus evil, tough heroes, self mutilation, forest, chinese, empire, adventure, heroes, undercover, graphic violence, fall in love, vengeance, rivalry, working undercover, fencing, ninja, kung fu, violence, warrior, sword ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, escapades, master warrior, adventure and danger mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Butterfly and Sword: The Wrath of Vajra (2013), The Bride with White Hair (1993), Swordsman II (1992), The Storm Riders (1998), Reign of Assassins (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, mortal combat, vengeance, escapades, good versus evil, master warrior, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, shaolin kung fu, graphic violence, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
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100%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dragon, martial arts, supernatural, vengeance, escapades, love and romance, good versus evil, tragic hero, love affair, fall in love, tragic love ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Swordsman II (1992)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 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: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, rivalry, master villain, dishonesty ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Storm Riders (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer's ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: martial arts, escapades, rivalry, master villain, love and romance, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroes, love triangle, vengeance, parents and children ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, martial arts, master warrior, mortal combat, vengeance, betrayal, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, track down, starting over, couples ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, demon, romance, supernatural romance, heroic mission, love affair, fall in love, collector, good versus evil ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
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36%
The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, battles, friends, adventure, partners, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural, romance, fall in love, adventure, martial arts, heroic mission, love affair, collector, monk ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Return of the Chinese Boxer (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In wake of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), a group of Japanese warlords calculate that the best way to prepare an invasion of the rest of China from their southern Manchuria staging ground.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, samurai, zombie, master criminal, track down, gang, escapades, one man army, master warrior, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, female warrior, kung fu, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, martial arts, ghost, rivalry, legends and myths, love and romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, romance, heroic mission, love affair, heroes ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Seven Swords (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, leadership, samurai, emperor, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, frame up, mercenary, village, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Moon Warriors (1992)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A kind-hearted fisherman, content with simple life, is reluctantly drawn into helping a noble emperor regain his throne from his evil brother.
Style: semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chinese emperor, betrayal, village, adventure, state affairs, heroes, hopes, love and romance, romance, rivalry, gang ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Dragon Inn (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dragon, adventure, rescue, rivalry, escapades, master warrior, crimes, good versus evil, heroic mission, battles, desert ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, duel, vengeance, love and romance, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: serious, stylized, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, monk, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, rivalry, deadly creature, martial arts, fall in love, wizards and magicians, demon, giant snake ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences ...
Style: serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, parents and children, righting the wronged, heroic mission, rebelliousness, leadership, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, clergy, map ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Forbidden Warrior (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Gaia Za is a sacred tome that holds many ancient and powerful spells to be unlocked by a so-called Chosen One expected to be born to one of two leading families: the Khans or the Marajis. Unwilling to leave the clan's fate to the gods, Che ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: adventure, martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, kung fu, legends and myths, heroes, heroic mission, destiny, crimes, master warrior ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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14 Blades (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, female killer, rebellion, emperor, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, wanted, female warrior, ancient history, graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Heroic Trio (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tung and Ching were both adopted by the same master. But later Ching was abducted by the eunuch-Chan. Ching grew up and became scientist Li's assistant and Tung married officer Lau. Chat had escaped from Chan at 15 and became a thief-catcher. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, surreal
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Place: asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Burning Paradise (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An exotic, legendary battle between the forces of good and evil comes to life as the celebrated disciples of the Shaolin Temple -- monks who practice a lethal and spiritual form of martial arts -- fight the evil followers of China's Manchu ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroic mission, clergy, culture clash, adventure, legends and myths, vengeance, confined, rivalry, prostitute, gang ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Magic Crane (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his way to a congress of kung fu masters, an initiate falls from a high cliff, only to be rescued by lovely Tien Lam (Anita Mui), who rides a huge (and sorry-looking) crane. The rest of the movie features a battle between warring martial arts ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, turtle, bat, magic, battles, superhero, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Avenging Fist (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device that will yield unimaginable power. But the gloves... In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, one man army, rivalry, adventure, superhuman powers, save the world, vengeance, tough heroes, mortal combat, special agents ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hong kong
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25%
The Bride with White Hair 2 (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For ten years, Cho has been in the snow of Mount Shin Fung waiting for a rare flower to blossom that will cure his wife who, back in Chung Yuan, is slowly killing all of the members of the Eight Big Clans. Something Cho did to her early in their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, romance, obsessive quest, heroes, ghost, love and romance, tragic hero, betrayal, master warrior, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: asia
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25%
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
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, enigmatic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, kung fu, martial artist, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, dalmatian, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest, renegade, heroic mission ...
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Place: china, asia
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24%
Legend of the Red Reaper (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, dark fantasy, captivating
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, save the world, forbidden love, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, supernatural ability, vengeance, battles, demon ...
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U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, commando mission, terrorism, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, master warrior, military, soldier, crimes, military base, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24%
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Silver Hawk (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michelle Yeoh plays Lulu Wong, a much-idolised rock star and philanthropist by day, and a super heroine, Silver Hawk, who fights injustice in skin-tight black leather outfit as her alter-ego. Richie Ren plays police detective Richman, who has an ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, daring rescue, crimes, undercover, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, kidnapping, disguise ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: asia, hong kong
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24%