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The Assassins (2012)
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The Assassins (2012)
Original name: 铜雀台
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han Emperor under his wing, Cao crowns himself King of Wei. He built a magnificent Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor. Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun (Hiroshi Tamaki) and Ling Ju (Liu Yi-Fei) are taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb, where they spend five cruel years together, training as assassins for a secret mission. In the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict dramatic change. As a result, Cao's son Cao Pi (Yau Sam-Chi) and Cao's followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor - but unknown opposing forces plot against him.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, head of state, rivalry, battles, military, hidden identity, family relations, love and romance, danger, graphic violence, political intrigue, deadly, assassination, state affairs, warlord, dishonesty, escapades, chinese
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia

Most similar movies to The Assassins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about battles, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, military, danger and graphic violence mostly in History, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Assassins: Marco Polo (2014), Red Cliff Part II (2009), The Last Supper (2012), Sacrifice (2010), The Last Kingdom (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, escapades, danger, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: epic, stylized, saga, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, graphic violence, deadly, danger, wartime life, weakness, battle zone, life is a bitch, horse, historical character ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, political unrest, ambition, dishonesty, assassination attempt, state affairs, blind ambition, manipulations, manipulation, graphic violence, fight
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, disorder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: battles, king, kingdom, danger, rivalry, castle, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, escapades, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: exciting, emotional, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, danger, military, heroes, master warrior, love and romance, war, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
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Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: master warrior, heroes, battles, rivalry, military, adventure, battle zone, danger, heroic mission, martial art, martial arts, abuse ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 4K
Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, political unrest, hopes, heroes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure, wise man ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, head of state, state affairs, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, republican era china, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: military, rebellion, love affair, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, society, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, battles, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
White Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: military, revolution, rebellion, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, fight for supremacy, betrayal, mind game, battles, war, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, soldier, war, leadership, battles, heroic mission, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: Mongolia, Russia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three childhood friends. Three sworn brothers. One was initiated into the sacrament and grew up to be a great shaman. The other two followed the path of war and the nation recognised them as leaders. But only one of them was to become the ruler of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Plot: military, leadership, escapades, adventure, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, battles, ambition, war, graphic violence, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, epic ...
Plot: world war one, military, survival, battles, heroic mission, military life, danger, family relations, soldier, siblings relations, battle zone, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: empress, martial arts, betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, power, punishment, execution, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.4
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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, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, battles, conquering, mother son incest, leadership, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, state affairs, escapades, head of state, adventure, isolation, danger, wartime life, religions or cults, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.8
 6K
Masquerade (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: king, hidden identity, lookalikes, treason, throne, royal court, political intrigue, ruler, save the kingdom, danger, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alfred the Great (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: battles, viking, graphic violence, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, military, heroes, clergy, society, war, moral dilemma, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, political intrigue, assassination attempt, society, downfall, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, rivalry, vengeance, soldier, danger, heroes, battles, war, elephant, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, against the odds, military, ambition, soldier, rivalry, liberation, freedom fighter, army, danger, underdog, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, mistress, kingdom, bow and arrow, betrayal, assassin, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 307
Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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