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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: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, political intrigue, assassination attempt, head of state, assassination, state affairs, battles, assassin, chinese, military, escapades, dishonesty, family relations, love and romance, warlord, martial arts, deadly, danger
Place: china, asia, ancient china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about rivalry, state affairs, battles, heroes, graphic violence, political unrest and ancient history mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like The Assassins: Red Cliff Part II (2009), Marco Polo (2014), The Fatal Encounter (2014), The Last Supper (2012), Red Cliff (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, exciting, captivating, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, chinese history, martial arts, war, historical event, military, battles, wartime life, leadership, historical character, life is a bitch ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: intrigue, culture clash, rivalry, adventure hero, forbidden love, escapades, strong violent content, adventure, kung fu master, palace, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: asia
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, assassination attempt, state affairs, graphic violence, manipulation, blind ambition, ancient history, fight
Place: asia, china
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 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, serious, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, historical event, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroes, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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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: stylized, emotional, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, love and romance, heroes, military, master warrior, war, poisoning, ancient history ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, ancient history, historical figure, political unrest, society, hopes, heroes, leadership, state affairs ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: master warrior, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, military, final battle, battle zone, heroic mission, ancient history, martial arts, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: china, ancient china
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Iron Lord (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Russian Prince Yaroslav fights the robbers, tribes and the invaders. He is the first to unite Russian lands and to create the original Russian state.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: ancient history, righting the wronged, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, leadership, escapades, adventure, heroes, hopes, fighting crime, leader ...
Time: 11th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, tense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, swordsman, empress, state affairs, adventure, political unrest, martial arts, dishonesty, assassination, daring rescue, leadership, battle zone ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Warring States (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Honglei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rivalry, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military life, political unrest, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, soldier ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, revolution, military, battles, mind game, intrigue, fight for supremacy, state affairs, family relations, betrayal, rivalry ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: fight for supremacy, love affair, rebelliousness, rebellion, military, battles, fall in love, political unrest, state affairs, society, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, vengeance, betrayal, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, ancient history, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, realistic, stylized, serious ...
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Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 311
The Showdown (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 11th year of Kwang Hae-gun, Jo-seon soldiers go to war with China after an invasion. In the middle of Manchu, three people who have barely survived are being cornered by the Chinese forces, and begin a bloody battle not with their enemies but ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, survival, martial arts, military, confined, dishonesty, battles, rivalry, mexican standoff, isolation, intrigue, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, battlefield, war, rivalry, politics, political unrest, adventure ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, society, downfall, political conspiracy, political intrigue, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ 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, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, murder, paganism, renewed love, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, state affairs, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, royal family, bible, historical event ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, graphic violence, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
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, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: assassination, bow and arrow, emperor, mistress, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, exciting, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, siege, battles, state affairs, head of state, escapades, adventure, wartime life, heroes, isolation, against humanity, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
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Boudica (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 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: captivating, exciting, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, sex with mother, ancient history, mother son incest, battles, conquering, leadership, military, war, adventure, society ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, revolution, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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48%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, righting the wronged, occupation, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%