Movies like Hero

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Hero (2002)
 7.9
 180K
Hero (2002)
Original name: 英雄
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, swords and armor, adventure, heroes, lovers, reward, execution, hopes, patriot, deception, tragic hero, ancient history, power of love, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, pride and honor, ruler, female assassin, king, courage, duel, graphic violence, fear ...
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 serious, stylized, exciting and epic films with plots about martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, violence, vengeance and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hero: House of Flying Daggers (2004), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), Fearless (2006). 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: martial arts, warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, resistance, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 7.6
 76K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
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: exciting, captivating, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, redemption, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, childhood, warrior, qing dynasty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rivalry, desert, escapades, treasure, eunuch, spy, emperor ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 46K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 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, serious, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, historical event, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroes, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, exciting, captivating, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, chinese history, martial arts, war, historical event, military, battles, wartime life, leadership, historical character, life is a bitch ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, master warrior, martial artist, heroes, tragic hero, school, 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%
 7.5
 104K
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, heroic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, wing chun, kung fu, martial artist, courage, hopes, heroes, translator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
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, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest, renegade, heroic mission ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 24K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, humiliation, folk hero, good versus evil, rage, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 221K
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: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, warrior, bravery, wing chun, kung fu, courage, sino japanese war, invasion, martial artist, training ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1937, year 1935
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, wu shu, heroic mission, redemption, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, daring rescue, rivalry, betrayal, rescue ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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, warrior, battles, siege, war, sword fight, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, medieval, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 1.5M
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, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient history, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, sword fight, master warrior, lone hero ...
Place: rome italy, germany, spain, north africa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Temptation of a Monk (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: monastery, redemption, tragic love, betrayal, samurai, revolution, religions or cults, battles, disgraced, heroic mission, infidelity, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 7th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 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, adventure, rescue, rivalry, escapades, master warrior, crimes, good versus evil, heroic mission, battles, desert ...
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, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, samurai, martial artist, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: rough, stylized, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: conquering, military, battles, siege, heroic mission, against the odds, leadership, heroes, rivalry, intrigue, war, ruler ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, desert, survival, escapades, rivalry, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, fight, sword fight, soldier ...
Time: 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, love affair, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: martial arts, young heroes, adventure, friendship, sword fight, mentor, immortality, monkey king, good versus evil, magical, bully, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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: serious, surreal, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, revenge, good versus evil, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, legends and myths, martial artist, combat ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, martial artist, drifter, heroes, decapitation, female ninja, ronin, survival ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin kung fu, heroes, soldier, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 9K
True Legend (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, rescue, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, family feud ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 65K
13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, samurai sword, massacre, battles, swordsman, sword fight, duel, martial arts, suicide, mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%