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Empress Ki (2013)
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Empress Ki (2013)
Original name: 기황후
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, love, empress, love triangle, crown prince, palace intrigue, betrayal, battles, throne, culture clash, historical figure, female protagonist, friendship, chinese history, sword fight, orphan, battle, court intrigue, heir, mongol, chinese emperor, harem, mistress, royalty, king ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, romantic and exciting films and TV series with plots about romance, love triangle, betrayal, love and romance, rivalry, sword fight and love mostly in Romance, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Empress Ki: Jumong (2006), The King in Love (2017), The Empress of China (2014), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Gu Family Book (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
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Place: korea
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The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
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Story: The Glamorous Imperial Concubine, also known as Qing Shi Huangfei and Introduction of the Princess is a Chinese television series based on a novel of the same title by writer Murong Yinr. This television series is Lin's producer debut. Filming ...
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Place: ancient china
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Jumong (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jumong  examines the life of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Few details have been found in the historical record about Jumong, so much of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong ...
Style: family saga, serious, captivating, suspense, epic
Plot: prince, marriage, betrayal, redemption, emperor, love, rescue mission, love triangle, family secret, friendship, treason, legend ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The King in Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set during the Goryeo dynasty, Won, crown prince, has a sweet appearance hiding a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Rin, an elegant man of royal descent and Won's bodyguard. When beautiful San, the sole daughter of the wealthiest man ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, disturbing, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: romantic, cynical, touching, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, love hate relationship, empress, historical character, tang dynasty, intrigue, betrayal, family drama, love hate, cheating wife, brother brother relationship, polygamy ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Moon Embracing the Sun is a 2012 South Korean historical television drama series, starring Kim Soo-hyun, Han Ga-in, Jung Il-woo and Kim Min-seo. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from January 4 to March 15, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, emotional, epic
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Gu Family Book (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
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Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Princess Agents (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: power struggle, romance, martial arts, couple relations, chinese emperor, female warrior, slave girl, danger, slavery, secret service, martial artist, murder ...
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, social realism, factual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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TV show
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Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: Gong Sun Li is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke and Li have been in love with each other since they were children. While trying to protect Li during an attack, Jing Ke is poisoned. Li’s beauty has seized ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, uplifting, sweet
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Iljimae (2008)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
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TV show
Story: Iljimae is a 2008 South Korean historical action television drama series, starring Lee Joon-gi in the title role of Iljimae, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Young-ah and Park Si-hoo. It is loosely based on a comic strip Iljimae, published between 1975 and 1977, by ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess' Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Princess' Man is a 2011 South Korean television series, starring Park Si-hoo, Moon Chae-won, Kim Yeong-cheol, Song Jong-ho, Hong Soo-hyun, and Lee Soon-jae. It is a period drama about the forbidden romance between the daughter of King Sejo ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting
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Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Warlords (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, ambition, soldier, rebelliousness, massacre, pow, political unrest, society, war, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Country: The New Age (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the turbulent time of the fall of Goryeo and the founding of Joseon, two former friends face-off against one another over a woman and the future shape of the nation.
Style: exciting, disturbing, sincere, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder, warlord, power struggle, friendship, rivalry, culture clash, danger, society, destiny, king, deadly ...
Time: 14th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cinderella and Four Knights (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eun Ha-Won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-Won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car ...
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Audience: girls' night
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38%
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Jodha Akbar (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
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Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: ruler, emperor, muslim, princess, marriage, political intrigue, husband wife relationship, romantic rivalry, palace intrigue, true love, politics, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Concubine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the early Joseon Dynasty, the film begins with the queen mother and former concubine (Park Ji-young) in a precarious position of having no blood ties to the childless king (Jung Chan). She schemes to replace him on the throne with his ...
Style: touching, captivating, sexy, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%