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A Chinese Tall Story (2005)
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A Chinese Tall Story (2005)
Original name: 情癲大聖
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young monk Taka and his three disciples are captured by a demonic tree. Taka manages to escape thanks to the magic stick of Monkey King and decided to go free his companions. En route, he encounters a strange ally called Meiyan, a girl who is half-human and half monster. As Taka and his new friend set off on a fantastic adventure they will face many hardships and battles and may very well decide the fate of humanity and the entire universe...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, stylized, offbeat, post modern
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, battles, heroes, fall in love, obsessive quest, clergy, wizards and magicians, destiny, danger, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, true love, monk, good versus evil, space and aliens, adventure, martial arts, village, androids and robots, on the road, twins, dangerous animal ...
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Most similar movies to A Chinese Tall Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and epic films with plots about rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, imaginary, adventure and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Chinese Tall Story: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (1991), Jade Warrior (2006), Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001), SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013), Green Snake (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, changing the past or future, legends and myths, time travel, clergy, hopes, escapades, rescue, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This sequel to "Pandora's Box" continues director Jeffrey Lau's adaptation of the Buddhism saga "Journey to the West". Stranded five centuries in the past, Joker Monkey King must battle a variety of monsters, seductive ...
Style: epic, offbeat, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, monk, reincarnation, time travel, danger, heroes, love and romance, escapades, rivalry, master warrior, save the lady, legends and myths ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (1991)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is a live-action version of the popular Japanese animated series Dragon Ball.
Style: offbeat, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: martial arts, evil alien, master villain, legends and myths, custody, young heroes, daring rescue, danger, superhuman powers, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, village life ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, rivalry, escapades, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, europe, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, epic, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, supernatural, danger, ghost, heroic mission, adventure, betrayal, intrigue, escapades, dishonesty, battles, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, elf, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, heroes, danger, battles, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
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Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, danger, rivalry, romance, curses spells and rituals, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Legend of Drona (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Aditya is an orphaned and lonely young man. He soon learns that he belongs to a family of ancestral warriors who guard a mystic source of cosmic energy, and he must now take up his responsibilities.
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, superhero, parallel world, martial arts, legends and myths, rivalry, danger, adventure, imaginary, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
Place: prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thor along with his friends travels to mysterious island seeking glory and fame. Upon arriving they encounter strange creatures and they start searching the island for answers. Meanwhile Thor keeps seeing visions for a mighty warrior and a big ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: norse mythology, viking, island, heroes, adventure, destiny, escapades, rivalry, deadly, danger, imaginary, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, king, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades, supernatural, battles, legends and myths, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saviour of the Soul (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman blinds a martial arts master and his pupil vows revenge on her. She is forced to abandon her loved ones without explanation in order to protect them from her ill-intentioned pursuer.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mistaken identity, chases and races, deadly, crimes, heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, pets, working undercover, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, supernatural, romance, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, danger, adventure, martial arts, heroic mission, love affair, collector ...
Time: 18th century, 80s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Chinese legendary anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, love and romance, master warrior, supernatural ability, supernatural, love affair, imaginary, escapades, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blade of Kings (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, vampire, martial arts, heroic mission, adventure, danger, imaginary, escapades, save the world, chosen one, twins, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Promise (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, colourful, fairy tale ...
Plot: destiny, true love, rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, heroes, romance, orphan, curses spells and rituals, danger, trial, goddess ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kingdom of Gladiators (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A king makes a pact with an ancient demon and after years of ruling his kingdom in peace, the demon has come to collect. Now a group of rival gladiators must fight for the survival of the kingdom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: heroes, adventure, rivalry, battles, contests and competitions, danger, escapades, imaginary, save the princess, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dragon, martial arts, supernatural, escapades, love and romance, tragic hero, good versus evil, vengeance, romance, fall in love, love affair ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, ghost, martial arts, imaginary, heroic mission, romance, heroes, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, love affair ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Several years after his beloved Nieh has gone, Ning is innocently put into jail. Luckily, he meets a scholar, Elder Chu Kot, in the prison who finally helps him escape. Ning then meets a young witty monk Autumn. They become friends and live in an ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ghost, escape, supernatural, demon, romance, collector, supernatural romance, heroic mission, fall in love, love affair, supernatural ability ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 3K
Zu Warriors (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, martial arts, rescue, adventure, save the world, supernatural ability, supernatural, race against time, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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2002 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Hong Kong, the special force of the police known as 2002 is composed of the twenty-two year-old cop Chiu and his ghost partner and they fight against supernatural phenomena under the guidance of the mystic Paper Chan. When his partner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: ghost, special agents, reincarnation, martial arts, afterlife, supernatural, good versus evil, vengeance, introspection, battles, fall in love, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code as he covertly joins a group of villains to rescue his kidnapped father from Shathrax, the Mind Flayer, who threatens to destroy the world.
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: sword and sorcery, dragon, heroic mission, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, supernatural, heroes, danger, imaginary, save the world, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The plot is similarly smorgasbordesque, cobbled together from the vaguely recalled secret origins of most superheroes: average joe, talented inventor, tragic loss, ancient prophecy, immortal intervention, pending apocalypse, flamboyant villain. ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, master warrior, imaginary, adventure, danger, superhuman powers, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, legends and myths, heroes, norse mythology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1K
Cyclops (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The corrupt Emperor Tiberius forces his bravest general, Marcus, to subdue the monstrous Cyclops that has been decimating the countryside...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: cyclops, adventure, good versus evil, legends and myths, danger, state affairs, dangerous animal, deadly, escapades, heroes, battles, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, knight, youth, heroes, heroic mission, adventurer, adventure, rescue, escapades, rivalry, danger, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Due to a curse from his former master Profion, Damodar survived his death by Ridley Freeborn as an undead entity in pursuit of an evil artifact for some hundred years, so that he might be capable of unleashing unstoppable destruction on Izmir and ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, knight, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, race against time, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, betrayal, adventure, fall in love, martial arts, tragic love, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Avenging Fist (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device that will yield unimaginable power. But the gloves... In the not too distant future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, one man army, adventure, rivalry, save the world, superhuman powers, vengeance, tough heroes, mortal combat, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
New Mr. Vampire 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lam Ching-Ying returns as the famous "Vampire Buster," this time starring as the One-Eyebrown Priest. To save the village from paranormal menaces, he deals with and battles a host of mysterious creatures including: a little mischievous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, vampire, clergy, deadly creature, supernatural, babies and infants, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, mad scientist, master warrior, heroes ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Legend of Evil Lake (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, an evil spirit was kept imprisoned in a lake by the first emperor of the Chilla empire. Now unleashed, it possesses the body of Ja Woon-bi, the wife of general Biharang, with the aim to bring down the very dynasty that ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: battles, ghost, supernatural, love triangle, vengeance, political intrigue, couple relations, deadly, rivalry, escapades, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%