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Scarlet Heart (2011)
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Original name: 步步驚心
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on the Hunan Broadcasting System on 10 September 2011. A sequel, Bubu Jingqing, officially began filming in Tianjin, China, on March 2013.
Style: exciting, sentimental, sincere, feel good, captivating, melancholic
Plot: qing dynasty, time travel, romance, father son relationship, sister sister relationship, love triangle, rivalry, marriage proposal, brother brother relationship, royal family, political intrigue, palace, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, chinese history, prince, death, illness, mistress, power, time traveler, fall in love, chambermaid, nobility, tea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, disturbing and touching films and TV series with plots about palace intrigue, romance, love triangle, rivalry, royal palace, chinese emperor and harem mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Scarlet Heart: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016), Faith (2012), Empresses In The Palace (2011), Sound of the Desert (2014), Eternal Love (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Action, 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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Time: 10th century
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Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped and ...
Style: romantic, captivating, suspenseful, semi serious, medical drama
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: qing dynasty, chinese emperor, chinese history, empress, palace, love triangle, heir to the throne, mistress, strong female lead, scheming, rivalry, harem ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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Sound of the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
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Story: Sound of the Desert traces the fate of Xin Yue, a young orphan who was adopted by the nomadic Xiongnu tribe. When political turmoil forces Xin Yue to flee, she finds herself in the company of two very different, but alluring men: Mo Xun, a kind ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, psychological
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Eternal Love (2017)
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Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Three hundred years ago, Bai Qian stood on the Zhu Xian Terrace, turned around and jumped off without regret. Ye Hua stood by the bronze mirror to witness with his own eyes her death. Three hundred years later, in the East Sea Dragon Palace, the two ...
Style: disturbing, romantic, touching, semi serious, exciting
Plot: eternal love, deity, star crossed lovers, love, reincarnation, romance, immortal, chinese, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, amnesia, memory loss, magic ...
Place: china
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The Eternal Love (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
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Story: Mo Lian Cheng is the 8th prince of Dongyue who is forced to marry Qu Tan Er who was already in love with Mo Yi Huai (Mo Lian Cheng's elder brother). Qu Tan Er tries to commit suicide one day because she doesn't want to marry Mo Lian Cheng ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: forced marriage, romance, reincarnation, love triangle, split personality, supernatural power, dual identity, damsel in distress, amnesia, lost love, secret identity, romantic rivalry ...
Place: ancient china, china
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Story: Brilliant strategist Bai Ping Ting and prince-general Chu Bei Jie of rival kingdoms find themselves torn between loyalty to the country and their passionate love for each other.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, romantic
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he's trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he's traveled a thousand years into the past but that's not even the biggest problem, he ...
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The smart and witty Wei Yingluo enters the palace as a seamstress to find the truth behind her older sister’s death. Believing the imperial guard Fucha Fuheng to be her sister's killer, Yingluo purposely attracts the attention of his sister ...
Style: stylized, factual, multicultural, suspenseful, scenic
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Time: 18th century
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Country: China
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Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing
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Country: South Korea
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 13th century
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
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Style: suspenseful, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
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Country: China
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Style: factual, tense, touching, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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