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Sacrifice (2010)
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Sacrifice (2010)
Original name: 赵氏孤儿
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 Tu’an Gu learns of the baby’s escape he seizes every infant in the city, vowing to kill them all unless the Zhao baby is surrendered. As the tyrant’s soldiers arrive at Cheng Ying’s home the frantic doctor hides his wife with their own baby whilst surrendering the Zhao child as his own. But his family is discovered; his baby is presumed to be the Zhao heir and murdered along with his wife for harboring the infant. Now set on revenge Cheng Ying enrolls the Zhao orphan into the service of the Tu’an Gu household, plotting to use him as an instrument of vengeance when he comes of age.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: orphan, vengeance, betrayal, master warrior, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, family relations, parents and children, graphic violence, dishonesty, rivalry, court intrigue, newborn baby, palace intrigue, revenge
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about rivalry, heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, master warrior, danger and graphic violence mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Sacrifice: The Lost Bladesman (2011), The Assassins (2012), Reign of Assassins (2010), Hamlet (2015), White Vengeance (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, heroes, master warrior, love and romance, danger, military, war, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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100%
The Assassins (2012)
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, deadly, assassination, assassination attempt, head of state, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, betrayal, track down, dishonesty, vengeance, mortal combat, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, hidden identity, romance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: intrigue, haunted by the past, tragic hero, rivalry, vengeance, ghost, dishonesty, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, betrayal, murder ...
Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, revolution, military, rebellion, intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, battles, betrayal, fight for supremacy, mind game, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
49%
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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: contemplative, realistic, serious, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, society, political unrest, heroes, hopes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sword of Desperation (2010)
Genre: Action, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzawmon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, Kanemi received a lenient sentence for his crime and is allowed ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, master warrior, devotion, loyalty, rivalry, intrigue, betrayal, haunted by the past, under the surface, death of wife, assassination plot, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Guillotines (2012)
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
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Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, contemplative, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Last Supper (2012)
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, exciting, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, ambition, assassination attempt, state affairs, manipulations, blind ambition, manipulation, graphic violence, fight
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
Dreamz (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Singer/Dancer Monty Oberoi meets and falls in love with Tina. He then starts hallucinating and having visions of an unknown place. His doctors advise him to take a break and he decides to travel to Kenya, where Tina resides with her uncle, Kabira, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 5K
Goemon (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, folk hero, rebellion, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, justice ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%