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The Great Magician (2011)
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The Great Magician (2011)
Original name: 大魔術師
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick “Eight Immortals’ Treat”. Zhang Xian appears amidst the waiting crowd and decides to try his hand at it.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, humorous, atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: magician, revolution, rivalry, crimes, politics, rescue, gang, couple relations, dishonesty, pretense, state affairs, make believe, romance, couples, danger, heroes, battles, kidnapping, master warrior, heroic mission, unsuccessful, bait, nobody believes, figment, wizards and magicians
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, couples, romance, rivalry and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Great Magician: The Silent War (2012), Let the Bullets Fly (2010), Suzhou River (2000), Chaos and Desire (2002), Temptress Moon (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Silent War (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, political unrest, undercover, dishonesty, misfit, espionage, code breaking, secret agents, disability, state affairs, secret movement, blind man ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in China during the Warlords Period of the1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: gang, mind game, dishonesty, adventure, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, mayor, heroes, cons and scams, bandit, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: china, asia
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Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, river, mistaken identity, mermaid, destructive relationship, dishonesty, betrayal, haunted by the past, couples, ransom, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chaos and Desire (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, blackmail, opium, addiction, couples, power relations, rise and fall, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, factual
Plot: politics, revolution, head of state, state affairs, society, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, family problems, crimes of passion, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Singapore
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: seduction, love triangle, femme fatale, intrigue, love and romance, couples, wooing, fall in love, womanizer, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gone with the Bullets (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
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Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Place: china
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Country: Hong Kong
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Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Place: china, asia
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Country: China, Hong Kong
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42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
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Audience: date night
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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39%
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Sleepless Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
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Women Who Flirt (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
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Gabriela (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
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Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
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Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sexual, sincere, emotional ...
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