Movies like Hero

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Hero (2002)
 7.9
 175K
Hero (2002)
Original name: 英雄
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns, atmospheric, exciting, philosophical, colourful, scenic ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, ruler, adventure, heroes, swords and armor, king, lovers, hopes, duel, reward, execution, patriot, deception, tragic hero, pride and honor, heroic mission, power of love, fight for supremacy, courage, graphic violence, fear, apprentice, determination ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong

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Most similar movies to Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and epic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, violence, sword fight and kung fu mostly in Action, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Hero: House of Flying Daggers (2004), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), Fearless (2006), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, martial arts, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, mission, resistance ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, martial artist, female martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, kung fu ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: sexy, serious, captivating, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 73K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, martial arts tournament, friendship, exile, patriotism, hopes, redemption, childhood, warrior, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, master warrior, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, racism, idealism ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 44K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 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, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, master warrior, heroes, school, tragic hero, kung fu, culture clash, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
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: stylized, captivating, exciting, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, battles, life is a bitch, military, historical character, wartime life, leadership, deadly, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, stylized, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, battles, mistress, heroes, danger, desert, escapades, rivalry, treasure, eunuch, spy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, sword fight, adventure, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Legend II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with Sai Yuk's personal moral ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, heroic mission, redemption, rivalry, dishonesty, escapades, daring rescue, rescue, master villain, betrayal, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 99K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, martial artist, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, courage, heroes, hopes, fistfight, translator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 50s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, monk, tough heroes, heroic mission, monastery ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, fight scenes, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 213K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, uplifting, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, kung fu, warrior, wing chun, courage, bravery, invasion, fistfight, sino japanese war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.4M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, freedom, gladiator, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, spain, germany, north africa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 4K
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, rescue, adventure, rivalry, master warrior, crimes, escapades, danger, good versus evil, heroic mission, battle ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, culture clash, kung fu, heroes, battles, master warrior, heroic mission, warrior, sword fight, fistfight, martial artist ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, love and romance, adventure, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, martial arts, adventure, friendship, immortality, good versus evil, imaginary, sword fight, magical, warrior, teenager, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Evil Cult (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, revenge, heroic mission, legends and myths, vengeance, imaginary, good versus evil, rivalry, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, mortal combat, dishonesty, track down, betrayal, escapades, heroic mission, disorder ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu, kung fu classic, memory loss, danger, rescue, adventure, fighting crime, society, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, hong kong, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, martial arts, soldier, escape, pow, rivalry, adventure, survival, samurai sword, prince, horse, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, stylized violence, martial arts, parents and children, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroic mission, rebelliousness, leadership, righting the wronged, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 7K
The Legend (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, burned alive, emperor, cross dressing, romance, disorder, couples, family relations, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 11K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: humorous, epic, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, folk hero, gangsters, fighting crime, escapades, crimes, danger, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, dishonesty, heroic mission, tough heroes, master warrior, good versus evil, deadly, empire, self mutilation, stabbed to death, chinese ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%