Movies like The Assassin

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The Assassin (2015)
 6.3
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The Assassin (2015)
Original name: 刺客聶隱娘
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
Style: meditative, breathtaking, atmospheric, harsh, scenic, art house, stylized, melancholic, enigmatic, affectionate ...
Plot: exile, assassination, martial arts, magic realism, assassin, black magic, nudity (full frontal - brief), female killer, love, horse, mistress, archer, nun, sword, horse riding, bow and arrow, goat, temple, arrow, acupuncture, dagger, shot with an arrow, rooftop fight, weird, dialogue ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china, china

Most similar movies to The Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and epic films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, revenge, vengeance, heroes, brutality and betrayal mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like The Assassin: Red Cliff Part II (2009), Mulan (2020), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Ashes of Time (1994), Goemon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, stylized, saga, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, graphic violence, deadly, danger, wartime life, weakness, battle zone, life is a bitch, horse, historical character ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
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100%
 5.6
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, false identity, chinese woman, war, adventure, sword, chinese, female warrior, chinawoman, chinaman, practice, brunette ...
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, 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, serious, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, female warrior, romance, heroes, love and romance, adventure, strong female presence, warlord, fight, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
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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, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, love and romance, rivalry, lone wolves, blind character, torment, unfulfilled love, wilderness, bounty hunter, danger, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, mistress, kingdom, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, resistance, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs, vengeance, one man army, rivalry, danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 5K
Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Follow the infamous ninja bandit named Ishikawa Goemon (Yosuke Eguchi) in an epic story. One night while looting treasure from Nanban (Southern Barbarians), Goemon finds a mysterious box hidden inside a secret grave. A forgotten relic from the past ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rich and poor, betrayal, social differences, heroes, rivalry, battles, revenge, robin hood, treasure, murder ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 43K
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, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 172K
Hero (2002)
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: serious, epic, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, sword fight, adventure, tragic hero, patriot, deception, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, power of love, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, emotional, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, danger, military, heroes, master warrior, love and romance, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 47K
Ip Man 3D (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, fight scenes, martial arts, martial arts school, gang, mentor, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, gangs, love and romance, parents and children, protection ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: empress, martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 2K
Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, disorder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Legend of the Liquid Sword (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The young Chor Lau-heung learns martial arts from Tuk-ku Kau-pai and has attained a high level of skill. His teacher sends him to Shaolin Monastery to attend a contest that is held once every ten years. On the journey, Chor meets Wu Tit-fa and ...
Plot: martial arts, vampire, acupuncture, flag, flying, tavern, artist
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, master warrior, exile, martial arts, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, epic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, opponent, graphic violence, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 2K
47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, battles, seppuku, vengeance, society, redemption, dishonesty, rivalry, righting the wronged, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, violence, politics, danger, patriotism, giant, society, deadly, assassination attempt, rivalry, revolution, hook ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 12K
Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: army, betrayal, violence, murder, civil war, doppelganger, danger, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, assassination attempt, crimes, law enforcement, state affairs, political intrigue, murder, deadly, police investigation, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 8K
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, good versus evil, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, family relations, family feud, rescue, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 4K
Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, political unrest, hopes, heroes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure, wise man ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, anthology ...
Plot: longing, tragic love, social differences, love affair, fall in love, romance, couples, wartime life, brothel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: taipei, taiwan, shanghai, shanghai china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kung Fu Invaders (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Director Chang Cheh begins his Shaolin Cycle with this solid kung fu actioner about a band of fighting Ming Dynasty loyalists branded as enemies of the state and driven underground following the burning of the Shaolin Temple by Qing Dynasty ...
Plot: shaolin, kung fu, martial arts, heroic bloodshed, kung fu classic, patriotism, exile, kung fu master
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boxers of Loyalty and Righteousness (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Warlord Yu Ming gained great power for himself. Anyone he suspected of disloyalty was jailed or murdered. He himself was a notorious killer, having personally betrayed his friend General Yip and then slaughtered his entire family. But the ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin kung fu, action violence, revenge, fight, fighting style, kung fu classic, decapitation, brawl, mayhem
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, rough, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, duel, kung fu, blood splatter, villain ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A one-armed martial arts master is being stalked by an Imperial assassin, the master of two fighters (the Tibetan Lamas) who were killed in the previous film. When the One-Armed Boxer is invited to attend a martial arts tournament, his efforts to ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cult, escapades, contests and competitions, danger, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, track down, graphic violence, opponent ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
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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: stylized, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, mentor, translator, death, hopes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949, 1950s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%