Movies like The Assassin

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The Assassin (2015)
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The Assassin (2015)
Original name: 刺客聶隱娘
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
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: light, atmospheric, colourful, surreal, absurd, artsy, stylized, breathtaking, meditative, scenic ...
Plot: assassin, martial arts, kung fu, tang dynasty, archer, love, art, beautiful scenery, sword fight, life & death, life philosophy, assassination, black magic, nudity (full frontal - brief), exile, female protagonist, magic realism, female killer, horse, nun, sword, bow and arrow, catastrophe, strong female lead, fight ...
Time: 7th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china, china

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Most similar movies to The Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, exciting and epic films with plots about martial arts, medieval, kung fu, rivalry, vengeance, revenge and sword fight mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like The Assassin: An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Hero (2002), Ashes of Time (1994), Ip Man 3 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, captivating, stylized, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swordsman, betrayal, martial arts, empress, ancient history, state affairs, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, assassination, daring rescue, leadership ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ 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, light, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, kung fu, master warrior, fight, sword fight, heroes, adventure, love and romance, romance, sword, medieval ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
⇓ 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: epic, stylized, scenic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, ancient history, chinese, historical event, military, battles, wartime life, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, england, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 181K
Hero (2002)
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, twists and turns, epic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, swords and armor, kung fu, fight, adventure, assassin, ancient history, samurai, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.0
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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: sexy, epic, stylized, atmospheric, visually appealing ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, desert, sword fight, love triangle, medieval, loneliness, swordsman, revenge, assassin, bandit ...
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 55K
Ip Man 3 (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, stylized, entertaining, scenic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, fight scenes, martial arts school, fight, gang, mentor, culture clash, cancer, mythology, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, spy, undercover, assassination, master warrior, one man army, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, kung fu classic, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sexy, colourful, absurd, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, empress, incest, dysfunctional family, sword fight, empire, fight, kung fu, execution ...
Time: 1930s, 7th century, 10th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, tokyo, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, epic, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, betrayal, rich and poor, social differences, rivalry, battles, sword, revenge, robin hood, treasure ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, absurd, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, samurai, kung fu master, master warrior, battles, heroes, heroic mission, assassination, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
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, sexy, allegory, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: bow and arrow, assassination, antiquity, assassin, betrayal, medieval, murder, sword fight, beautiful scenery, tragedy, culture clash, violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, spain, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: stylized, exciting, sexy, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, tragic love, swords and armor, warrior, sword fight, kung fu, love triangle, fight, emperor, adventure, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, ancient history, violent, historical event, war hero, visceral, revenge, idealism ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tang dynasty, law enforcement, kung fu, state affairs, crimes, political intrigue, dishonesty, head of state, police investigation, murder, empress ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ 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, unusual plot structure, affectionate, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, kung fu, assassin, master warrior, cult, violence, gunfight, martial artist, villain, decapitation ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 81 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, affectionate, allegory, sinister, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, fight, violence, exploitation, cult, medieval, revenge, decapitation, obsession, video game, male nudity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: tokyo, japan, hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Memories Of The Sword (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, colourful, captivating, emotional
Plot: fight, martial arts, revenge, medieval, love story, master warrior, martial artist, romance, fantasy world, female warrior, tough girl, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: cerebral, tense, bleak, stylized, light ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, fencing, vengeance, master warrior, medieval, sword fight, guilt, fight scenes, gunfight, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, war, kung fu, samurai, desert, battles, survival, master warrior, exile, fight, betrayal, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, poland, japan, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: epic, breathtaking, exciting, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, fight, sword fight, survival, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, medieval, epic battle ...
Time: 8th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, chinese history, kung fu, giant, fight, revolution, politics, patriotism, empress, occupation, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: intense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, vengeance, sword fight, violence, brutality, visceral, kung fu master, master warrior, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, atmospheric, harsh, bleak, serious ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, seppuku, revenge, brutality, medieval, justice, battles, martial arts, courage, society, redemption ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Heroes of the Wild (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A regional champion martial artist that moonlights as an honour-bound assassin, Tu Ta Shen, solidifies his reputation by challenging top fighters en route to the other champion, Nan Pa Tien, in order to unify both titles. Along the way he defeats a ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, revenge, heroes, sword fight, crimes, rivalry, escapades, ambition, wooing, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: intense, epic, inspirational, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, redemption, friendship, martial arts tournament, qing dynasty, childhood, fight, exile, life philosophy, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 105K
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, kung fu, wing chun, fight, martial artist, pride and honor, contests and competitions, warrior, courage, poverty, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, tokyo, japan, china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, fight, exile, kung fu classic, heroic bloodshed, patriotism, kung fu master, qing dynasty
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, vengeance, good versus evil, family relations, family feud, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, vengeance, betrayal, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, medieval, ancient history, ancient ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, adventure, coming of age, vengeance, monastery, renegade, tough heroes, monk, obsessive quest ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%