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: stylized, colourful, meditative, breathtaking, artsy, surreal, light, atmospheric, absurd, harsh ...
Plot: assassin, tang dynasty, love, exile, sword fight, assassination, beautiful scenery, martial arts, life philosophy, art, kung fu, life & death, magic realism, black magic, nudity (full frontal - brief), female killer, horse, mistress, archer, nun, sword, horse riding, bow and arrow, goat, temple ...
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, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, brutality, revenge and kung fu mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Assassin: An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Red Cliff Part II (2009), Ashes of Time (1994), Hero (2002), Legend of the Liquid Sword (1993). 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: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swordsman, betrayal, empress, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, battle zone ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ 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, 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%
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%
 7.1
 14K
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, bounty hunter, torment, blind character, graphic violence, unfulfilled love, wilderness, danger, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.9
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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: breathtaking, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, ruler, adventure, heroes, swords and armor, duel, hopes, execution, lovers, king ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, artist, tavern, flying, flag
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 50K
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 school, martial arts, wing chun, gang, mentor, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, parents and children, love and romance, protection ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, kingdom, mistress, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs, vengeance, one man army, rivalry, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, social differences, rich and poor, heroes, rivalry, battles, katana, robin hood, revenge, treasure ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, martial arts, empress, political intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, state affairs, deadly, head of state, police investigation, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
35%
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: emotional, stylized, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, heroes, forbidden love, love and romance, danger, military, war, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, rough, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, violence, drifter, heroes, one man army, gore, sword, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, kung fu, cult, escapades, heroes, contests and competitions, deadly, danger, chases and races, graphic violence, track down, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, giant, revolution, violence, politics, danger, patriotism, hopes, occupation, empress, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, epic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, psychopath, nihilism, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, atrocity, opponent, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, battles, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, society, redemption, revenge, righting the wronged, human nature, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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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%
 6.2
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, betrayal, master warrior, disorder, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, dishonesty, graphic violence, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, kung fu, revenge, crimes, ambition, rivalry, escapades, vengeance, wooing, sword fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, rebellion, female killer, emperor, danger, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, wanted, female warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 17th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
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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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, army, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, rescue, escapades, family relations, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, kung fu master, kung fu classic, exile, patriotism, heroic bloodshed
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%