Movies and TV shows like Dong Yi

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Dong Yi (2010)
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Dong Yi (2010)
Original name: 동이
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1961, there is a young girl named Dong Yi who lives in a slave village. She then decides to work in the palace as a servant. A few years later, she meets King Sukjong and they fall in love with each other. The King later makes her his concubine. But another concubine, Jang Ok Jeong dislikes Dong Yi and tries to frame her a few times. But, in the end, the King and Dong Yi have a son together and he later becomes the new King of Joseon.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: joseon dynasty, love, love triangle, palace, king, life turned upside down, historical character, birth, rich man poor woman, revenge, queen, harem, murder, female protagonist
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, romantic and tense films and TV series with plots about king, romance, rivalry, love triangle, love, joseon dynasty and royalty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Dong Yi: Empress Ki (2013), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), Empresses In The Palace (2011), Grand Prince (2018), Jumong (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Empress Ki (2013)
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: female warrior, empress, love, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, love triangle, historical figure, crown prince, betrayal, culture clash, sword fight, battles ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, empire, queen, royal family, prophecy, political leader, murder, palace, court intrigue, gender disguise, revenge ...
Time: ancient times, 7th century
Place: korea
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Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, love triangle, empress, chinese history, mistress, royal palace, strong female lead, harem, heir to the throne, scheming, palace, chinese emperor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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Grand Prince (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Lee Kang is an ambitious prince. He falls in love with Sung Ja-Hyun. She is a beautiful woman from a prestigious family, but Lee Kang's younger brother Lee Hwi also loves her. To have Ja-Hyun, Lee Kang wants to become the King...even if he has ...
Style: suspense, sentimental, suspenseful, touching
Plot: love triangle, romance, joseon dynasty, love, unrequited love, couple relations, sister sister relationship, unfulfilled love, young love, male female relationship, love and romance, family relations ...
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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: ancient korea, prince, love, treason, friendship, redemption, rescue mission, betrayal, love triangle, marriage, emperor, family secret ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: korea
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The Crowned Clown (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place at a time in Joseon history, when upheaval and power struggles surrounding the throne had reached extreme levels. In order to escape those who plan to assassinate him, the king puts a clown, who looks exactly like him, on the ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, politics, romance, king, tragic love, impossible love, couple relations, unfulfilled love, family tragedy, forbidden love, male female relationship, parent child relationship ...
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The Moon Embracing 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
Plot: joseon dynasty, royal court, loveless marriage, true love, romance, love and romance, memory loss, political conspiracy, love affair, shaman, royal family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, romanticism, sweet ...
Plot: love triangle, broken heart, time travel, rivalry, sweetheart, prince, royal family, love, romantic triangle, king, throne, palace ...
Place: korea
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Love in the Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hong Ra On, disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Lee Young - future Crown Prince Hyomyeong. Hong Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Lee Young is unaware that Hong ...
Style: light, touching, humorous, captivating
Plot: gender disguise, joseon dynasty, cross dressing, forbidden love, crown prince, friendship, falling in love, palace, romance, coming of age, fall in love, eunuch ...
Place: korea
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Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, captivating, romantic, semi serious, medical drama
Plot: time travel, military officer, political intrigue, romance, supernatural ability, conspiracy, doctor, king, friendship, medicine, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Mr. Queen (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: In the present day, Jang Bong Hwan works as a chef at the President's Blue House. She has a free spirit, but her spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So Yong in the Joseon period. King Cheol Jong has secrets. He seems like a ...
Style: entertaining, touching, sweet, romantic, captivating
Plot: joseon dynasty, gender bending, body swapping, queen, time travel, royal palace, royal family, love, king, husband wife relationship, intrigue, time traveler ...
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Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, murder, power struggle, palace intrigue, secret organization, political conspiracy, palace, king, revenge, rivalry, royalty ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
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Yi San (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Yi San, also known as Wind of the Palace, is a 2007 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Seo-jin, Han Ji-min, Park Eun-hye, and Lee Jong-soo. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from September 17, 2007 to June 16, 2008 on Mondays and ...
Style: romantic, touching, harsh, captivating, political
Plot: prince, king, joseon dynasty, family relations, palace, palace intrigue, royal family, romantic relationship, love, romance, death, murder ...
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, medical drama
Plot: politics, joseon dynasty, state affairs, orphan, intrigue, royal family, political conspiracy, female doctor, doctor, emperor, disease, cooking ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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The King's Doctor (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The King's Doctor is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Jo Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 50 episodes. The drama ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, romantic, captivating
Plot: doctor, joseon dynasty, physician, medical, peasant, queen, princess, king, medicine, betrayal, friendship, political intrigue ...
Place: korea
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The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: In the 1700's, Crown Prince Lee Sun fights against Pyunsoo hwe. Pyunsoo hwe is an organization that has accumulated power and wealth through privatizing water all over Joseon. Crown Prince Lee Sun becomes a hope for the people who suffers. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, captivating, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: romance, prince, rivalry, rescue, fight, love and romance, royal family, heroes, escapades, society, danger, couples ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea
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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: captivating, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, hopes, fall in love, youth, love, couples, destiny, reunion, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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36%
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a 2010 South Korean fusion historical drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty's highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Directed by Kim ...
Style: romantic, touching, exciting, humorous, inspirational
Plot: gender disguise, cross dressing, joseon dynasty, romance, love triangle, female protagonist, woman dressed as man, friendship, student, social differences, rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
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34%
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Fi (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Can Manay (Ozan Güven) is a celebrated psychologist, famed for his expertise in his field. A consummate bachelor he beds women but rarely falls in love. And yet, following his first encounter with Duru (Serenay Sarikaya), he is immediately ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, psychological thriller
Plot: seduction, love triangle, obsession, jealousy, love, romance, psychiatrist, infidelity, husband wife relationship, dancer, ballerina, new identity ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
TV show
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 ...
Style: multicultural, touching, harsh, suspenseful, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, queen, marriage, parents, mistress, chinese history, royal family, harem, rivalry, heir to the throne, jealousy, love ...
Time: 10th century
Place: ancient china
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The  Slave Isaura (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Isaura was born in 1835, in the farm of Commender Almeida. She is the daughter of the slave Juliana and the tenant of the farm, Miguel. Juliana dies right after the birth, because she denied going to bed with the Commender. He whips her to death in ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, love, slave, slave girl, female whipping, love triangle, jealousy, class differences, court, happy ending, unspoken love, slavery ...
Place: brazil
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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: captivating, touching, suspense, sexy, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: oral sex, palace, female full frontal nudity, fatal attraction, royalty, mistress, love, revenge, eunuch, sexual attraction, korean, erotica ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
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31%
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: sincere, tense, exciting, disturbing
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder, warlord, power struggle, friendship, rivalry, danger, society, culture clash, destiny, deadly, violence ...
Time: 14th century
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29%
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Uncontrollably Fond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Shin Joon-Young and No Eul were children, they were separated and became heartbroken. As adults they meet again. Shin Joon-Young is now a top actor and singer. He is intelligent and attractive. No Eul is the PD of documentaries. She values ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, cynical
Plot: terminal illness, romance, second chance, narcissist, pop star, greed, love triangle, betrayal, family feud, celebrity, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Slave Hunters (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It aired on KBS2 from January 6 to March ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting
Plot: slave, joseon dynasty, bounty hunter, slavery, conspiracy, tragic hero, political intrigue, love triangle, deception, false accusation, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The King 2 Hearts (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: The King 2 Hearts is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi in the leading roles. It is about a South Korean crown prince who falls in love with a North Korean special agent. It aired on MBC from March 21 to May ...
Style: tense, emotional, touching, captivating
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, politics, wedding, love, prince, undercover, king, murder, throne, bomb, bodyguard ...
Place: korea, north korea, south korea
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29%
The Princess Weiyoung (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A princess descended from a ruined noble family disguises herself as the woman who saved her life and embarks on a mission to avenge her loved ones.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: romance, love triangle, murder, romantic rivalry, mistress, palace intrigue, jealousy, strong female lead, romantic triangle, eternal love, female rivalry, fall in love ...
Place: china, ancient china
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29%
The Great Seer (2012)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Great Seer is a 2012 South Korean historical television series, starring Ji Sung, Ji Jin-hee, Song Chang-eui, Kim So-yeon and Lee Yoon-ji. Set during the turbulent decline of Goryeo, it is about practicers of divination and the power that they ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, touching, family saga
Plot: joseon dynasty, conspiracy, political intrigue, assassination attempt, monarchy, king, rivalry, murder, betrayal, treason, coronation, love triangle ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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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: captivating, sentimental, social realism, factual
Plot: patriotism, culture clash, love triangle, propaganda, historical event, stereotypes, tragic event, betrayal, destiny, childhood friend, wartime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: korea
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Kim Soo Ro (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: This drama charts the life of Kim Soo Ro, legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya, the ruling city-state of the Gaya confederacy, which dominated sea trade and iron working during the Three Kingdoms Period. Kim Soo Ro's fiery temperament, charisma ...
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, psychological, family saga
Plot: conspiracy, love, rivalry, historical event, love triangle, murder, betrayal, sword fight, emperor, legend, rise to power, slavery ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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