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Sword of the Assassin (2012)
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Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Original name: Thiên Mệnh Anh Hùng
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, royal family, frame up, state affairs, corrupted ruler, vengeance, rivalry, empress, conspiracy, false accusation, danger, heroes, graphic violence, master warrior, dishonesty, justice
Place: asia, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and stylized films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, graphic violence, vengeance and kung fu mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Sword of the Assassin: Blades of Blood (2010), An Empress and the Warriors (2008), Clan of the White Lotus (1980), The Swordsman (1990), Raging Phoenix (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to BROTHERHOOD OF ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, state affairs, violence, martial arts, rivalry, society, political unrest, dishonesty, conspiracy, heroes, political intrigue, vengeance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia
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Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, rivalry, danger, escapades, dishonesty, vengeance, adventure, assassination attempt, politics, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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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: captivating, stylized, serious, tense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, state affairs, deadly, adventure, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, battle zone, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, master warrior, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, heroes, kung fu, shaolin, revenge ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Swordsman (1990)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. It is based on the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jinyong.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, samurai, danger, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, deadly, adventure, school, royal family, escapades ...
Place: asia, china
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Raging Phoenix (2009)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched kidnap attempt, Deu is saved by Sanim's crew. After ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, righting the wronged, danger, confined, abduction, society, graphic violence, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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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, danger, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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55%
The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on a true historic figure, Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who went to Ayothaya in the 16th century and became a soldier in King Naresuan's army. After the war in Burma it's restless in Ayothaya, because of a mysterious group ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, vengeance, disorder, military, soldier, martial arts, gang, misfit, village, crimes, fish out of water ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Rebel (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, vengeance, social decay, track down, secret agents, fighting the system, undercover, genocide, political unrest, working undercover, political intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fury of the Shaolin Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A government law officer is dispatched to bring his brother's killers to justice. On his bloody mission, untold assassins are thrown at him, but to no avail. One by one they are done away with in a most militant style.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shaolin monk, graphic violence, vengeance, lone wolves, one man army, rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, monk ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, graphic violence, antidote, village, vengeance, violence spree, danger, rivalry, kung fu master, chinaman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
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50%
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Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Skilled martial arts director Lau Ka Leung offers you another Kung Fu treat! this Asian classic introduces viewers to the Shaolin Mantis way of fighting! The tale takes you back to the Qing dynasty & Wei Feng, the son of a Qing official who ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, cons and scams, fall in love, one man army, master villain, rivalry, danger, adventure, master warrior, heroes, state affairs ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Invincible Armour (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hwang Jang Lee is a corrupt Ming guard who frames John Liu for murder. A wanted fugitive, John hides out with a teen who is an expert in the infamous Iron Armor technique, a technique that means the expert can withstand anything. However, Hwang is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, assassin, revenge, rivalry, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, master villain, one man army, dishonesty, tough heroes, fugitives ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lei Li lost his right-arm in a sword duel with the master of a martial arts school, long ago. Now, he is able to defend himself well with just his left arm, and kung fu techniques. That he proves with just the help of his friend Chung-Chieng, when ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
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Place: china, asia
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Bangkok Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Five kids fled from a mafia who abused them as beggars. They ended up meeting the great kung fu master who adopted them and taught them how to fight. Now, the kids are grownups and become the magnificent five kung fu fighters who have only one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
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The Sword Identity (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, exciting
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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, exciting, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shaolin Temple (1976)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: There is no place more hallowed in the martial art world than China's Shaolin Temple. This special place deserves a special epic, which is what the martial arts maestro delivers in this battle between a brave brand of Chinese boxers and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Romance
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Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 114 min.
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
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The Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 17th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious
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Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Even though Gennosuke and Oboro are from rival ninja villages, they are secretly in love. At an annual conference with the Lord, it is dictated that a competition--a fight to the death--will take place between the five best shinobi from each ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%