Movies and TV shows like Palace of Desire

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Palace of Desire (2000)
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Palace of Desire (2000)
Original name: 大明宫词
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Palace of Desire, also known as Da Ming Gong Ci, is a Chinese television series based on the life story of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen Hong, Zhou Xun, Gui Yalei and Winston Chao in the leading roles. It was first broadcast on CCTV-8 in mainland China on March 30, 2000.
Plot: historical figure, princess, chinese, chinese emperor, empress, mother daughter relationship, tang dynasty
Place: ancient china

Most similar movies to Palace of Desire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, touching and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about palace intrigue, chinese emperor, rivalry, mistress, historical figure, love triangle and harem mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Palace of Desire: Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan (2007), Confucius (2011), The Empress of China (2014), Three Kingdoms (2010), Lady of the Dynasty (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan is a Chinese television series based on a novel by Nangong Bo that tells of the romance between Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. The series was directed by Zhou Xiaowen and starred Fan Bingbing and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: politics, power, emperor, prince, conspiracy, tang dynasty, chinese emperor, chinese, passion
Time: 8th century
Place: ancient china, china
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Confucius (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A student working on a thesis explores the life of Confucius and the impact of his teachings on modern society.
Plot: historical figure, historic figure, philosophy, journalist, disciple, student, wise man, philosopher, chinese, wisdom
Place: ancient china, china
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89%
The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: romantic, touching, cynical, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, love hate relationship, tang dynasty, historical character, empress, intrigue, love hate, family drama, betrayal, cheating wife, female protagonist, harem ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric, prehistoric times
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: The Glamorous Imperial Concubine, also known as Qing Shi Huangfei and Introduction of the Princess is a Chinese television series based on a novel of the same title by writer Murong Yinr. This television series is Lin's producer debut. Filming ...
Style: harsh, multicultural, romantic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, love triangle, chinese history, marriage, love, jealousy, kingdom, princess, parents, revenge, mistress, heir to the throne ...
Time: 10th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
TV show
Story: The road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. Ruyi is a consort who quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the the royal court and move up the ranks. After becoming Empress, Ruyi still must survive the many conspiracies ...
Style: tense, factual, captivating, touching
Plot: romance, empress, rise and fall, heir, prince, death, intrigue, love triangle, rivalry, betrayal, based on a novel, chinese emperor ...
Time: 18th century
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51%
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Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: chinese, palace intrigue, court intrigue, politics, mercenary, combat, envy, duel, hypocrisy, rise to power, political conflict, battles ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: chinese emperor, tang dynasty, romance, love story, political unrest, palace intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, suicide, conspiracy, emperor ...
Time: 7th century, 8th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
King Sejong the Great (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "The Great King, Sejong" is a full-scale political drama describing how King Sejong and his loyal retainers cooperate and contrive to make his dynasty a better place. While King Sejong was on the throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, political, realistic
Plot: historical figure, royalty, king, joseon dynasty, faithfulness, family relations, historical character, palace intrigue, royal family, korean history, historical event, prince
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ming Dynasty (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China
TV show
Story: The drama tells the story of the early years of the Ming Dynasty, the country created a flourishing world, Yangwei overseas, after the Five Emperors and Six Dynasties, a hundred years of star-studded shining blood, a long-lasting Jinling old dream. ...
Style: dorama, romantic, suspenseful, semi serious, multicultural
Plot: love, historical figure, mad love, mistress, strong female lead, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, royal palace, empress, female rivalry, ambitious woman, chinese history ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Prince of Lan Ling (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Taiwan
TV show
Story: A prophecy foretold that victory goes to the one who has the priestess' blessing. Yang Xue Wu, the last priestess of her clan, unwittingly embroiled in a war between Northern Qi and Northern Zhou. Although she foresees the tragic fate of ...
Style: romantic, intense, stylized, atmospheric, scenic
Plot: romance, love triangle, battles, chinese emperor, royal palace, royal family, obsession, rivalry, friendship, warrior, adventure, romantic fantasy ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sound of the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: Sound of the Desert traces the fate of Xin Yue, a young orphan who was adopted by the nomadic Xiongnu tribe. When political turmoil forces Xin Yue to flee, she finds herself in the company of two very different, but alluring men: Mo Xun, a kind ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, psychological
Plot: romance, palace intrigue, court intrigue, love triangle, rivalry, royal family, empire, unrequited love, warlord, political intrigue, high society, fleeing ...
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Plot: qing dynasty, love triangle, empress, strong female lead, mistress, royal palace, harem, heir to the throne, scheming, chinese history, palace, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Story of Ming Lan (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: The Story of Ming Lan, based on the novel written by Guan Xin Ze Luan, follows our heroine through her youth, into her adulthood, and well into her marriage life as well. She’s the 6th child of the Sheng household. Though she is an intelligent and ...
Plot: romance, marriage proposal, wedding, husband wife relationship, dating, baby, marriage, conspiracy, family relations, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, household ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, exciting, political, sincere, experimental
Plot: cold war, nasa, astronaut, heroic mission, top secret, test pilot, space travel, rivalry, against the odds, marital separation, airplane accident, tough heroes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: cynical, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological
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Empress Ki (2013)
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Country: South Korea
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
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TV show
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Time: 40s, 20s, 50s, 1910s, 30s ...
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28%
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TV show
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27%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: submarine, ocean or sea, ship, rescue, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Queen Insoo (2011)
Genre: History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, romantic, lyrical ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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25%
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Waking Love Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Novoland: Eagle Flag (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Lü Guichen is the heir of the nomadic Qingyang tribe, and is sent to the Eastern Land as hostage. He meets Ji Ye, an unfavoured illegitimate son who is training to become a warrior, and Yu Ran, the princess of the Winged tribe. The three become ...
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Place: ancient china
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24%
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General and I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Brilliant strategist Bai Ping Ting and prince-general Chu Bei Jie of rival kingdoms find themselves torn between loyalty to the country and their passionate love for each other.
Style: romantic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, sweet
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, palace intrigue, warlord, court intrigue, love triangle, romance, love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, love affair, couples ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china
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23%
Story of Yanxi Palace (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The smart and witty Wei Yingluo enters the palace as a seamstress to find the truth behind her older sister’s death. Believing the imperial guard Fucha Fuheng to be her sister's killer, Yingluo purposely attracts the attention of his sister ...
Style: scenic, stylized, suspenseful, factual, multicultural
Plot: chinese emperor, mistress, palace intrigue, chinese history, harem, rivalry, female rivalry, chambermaid, royal palace, prince, ambitious woman, strong female lead ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Princess Weiyoung (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A princess descended from a ruined noble family disguises herself as the woman who saved her life and embarks on a mission to avenge her loved ones.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: romance, love triangle, romantic rivalry, murder, jealousy, mistress, palace intrigue, female rivalry, eternal love, strong female lead, romantic triangle, fall in love ...
Place: china, ancient china
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23%
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The Assassin (2015)
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 ...
Plot: assassin, tang dynasty, love, exile, sword fight, assassination, beautiful scenery, martial arts, life philosophy, art, kung fu, life & death ...
Time: 7th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, disorder, betrayal, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, rivalry, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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22%