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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Original name: 狄仁杰之四大天王
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar sculptures in the palace coming alive.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: tang dynasty, dragon, empress, magic, poison, temple, crimes, investigation, political intrigue, conspiracy, throne, law enforcement, state affairs, martial arts, assassination attempt, witchcraft, acupuncture, statue
Time: 7th century
Place: china, ancient china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and captivating films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, danger and battles mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings: The Monkey King 2 (2016), Seven Swords (2005), Tai Chi Zero (2012), The Banquet (2006), Iron Mask (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, political intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, tang dynasty, martial arts, empress, political intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, state affairs, police investigation, deadly, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Monkey King 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to ...
Style: stylized, suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dragon, monkey king, demon, monk, witch, danger, adventure, friendship, dishonesty, deity, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seven Swords (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, leadership, samurai, heroic mission, vengeance, emperor, rivalry, good versus evil, frame up, mercenary, village, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, female warrior, kung fu, heroes, love and romance, adventure, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
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Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
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Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
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Audience: family outing
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, intrigue, betrayal, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, tragic hero, state affairs, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Iron Mask (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia, China, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Russian Czar Peter the Great commissions Jonathan Green, an English traveller, to map the Far East territories of the Russian Empire. Green sets off on yet another long journey, full of unbelievable adventures, which eventually leads him to ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, journey, conspiracy, escapades, mystery, intrigue, battles, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, magic, dragon ...
Place: china, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1979, a young soldier is working in China's snowcapped mountains when an explosion reveals bizarre fossils hidden deep in the mountain caverns. What they discover next will change his life and human history forever.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating
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Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Man Called Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, destiny, racism, vengeance, heroes, crimes, one man army, danger, adventure, society, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, usa, hong kong, new york
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21%
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The Restless (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his beloved fiancée is killed by demons, Yi Gwak (Woo-sung Jung) joins the royal demon-hunting squad and distinguishes himself as a great hero. And though Yi eventually falls in battle, his adventures are just beginning. His spirit is whisked ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, epic, bleak ...
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, heroes, supernatural, reincarnation, ghost, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, adventure, rivalry, demon, magic ...
Time: ancient history
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Sword Master (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, a powerful swordsman banishes himself to the humble life a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman must ...
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Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Hong Kong
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Curse of the Ring (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Dragon (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 ⇓
19%
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, serious, captivating, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, curse, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, save the world, supernatural, danger, race against time, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Double World (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Keen to bring honor to his clan, young villager Dong Yilong embarks on a perilous journey to compete in a tournament that selects warriors for battle.
Style: tense, exciting, tragic ending, twists and turns, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, warrior, dragon, fantasy world, rise to the top, fight scenes, death, feud, self discovery, scuffle, asian ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, dragon, fantasy world, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, adventure, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Princess Luisa and knight Gabriel must face a dragon to save their kingdom.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, semi serious, slasher
Plot: dragon, king, adventure, kingdom, heroes, battles, escapades, danger, knight, terrorism, magic, sword fight ...
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18%
Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%