Movies like The Monkey King

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The Monkey King (2014)
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The Monkey King (2014)
Original name: 西遊記之大鬧天宮
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. Thus, according to legend, Buddhism is brought to ancient China. This much beloved story, is as much a part of Asian culture as The Iliad and The Odyssey or The Wizard of Oz are to the West. This first installment in a trilogy of live action 3-D movies is actually a prequel to The Journey To The West, the much told story of the Monkey King's adventures on the road to India.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, good versus evil, monkey king, heroes, master warrior, escapades, martial arts, adventure, battles, rebellion, rebelliousness, redemption, rivalry, demon, kung fu, magic, monkey, spirit, army, deity, power relations, religion, on the road ...
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and epic films with plots about heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary and supernatural mostly in Action, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Monkey King: The Storm Warriors (2009), Jade Warrior (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Tai Chi Zero (2012), The Tsunami Warrior (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, battles, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, master warrior, friends, adventure, partners, imaginary, mountain ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Monkey King 3 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The third installment of the blockbuster fantasy series sees the return of the Monkey King (Aaron Kwok) in his most action-packed adventure yet! While continuing their epic journey to the West, the Monkey King and his companions are taken captive by ...
Style: fairy tale, suspense, exciting, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: fight scenes, monk, martial arts, good versus evil, fight, monkey king, magic, rescue, supernatural ability, heroic mission, love, death ...
Place: china
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100%
The Monkey King 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dragon, monk, demon, witch, monkey king, hand to hand combat, heroes, friendship, good versus evil, dishonesty, deity, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Chinese legendary anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, love and romance, master warrior, supernatural ability, supernatural, love affair, imaginary, escapades, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, rivalry, escapades, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, europe, china, asia
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, immortality, teenager, martial arts, good versus evil, imaginary, sword fight, magical, warrior, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, superhuman powers, mortal combat, super weapon, battles, supernatural, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, society, danger, misfit ...
Place: asia, china
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The Tsunami Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 154 min.
Story: As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, pirate, battles, wizards and magicians, danger, good versus evil, imaginary, master warrior, master villain, adventure, supernatural, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Painted Skin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, love and romance, dishonesty, supernatural ability, rivalry, ghost, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Zu Warriors (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, martial arts, rescue, adventure, save the world, supernatural ability, supernatural, race against time, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, psychotronic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, heroic mission, supernatural, chosen one, destiny, master warrior, hopes, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Magic Crane (1993)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his way to a congress of kung fu masters, an initiate falls from a high cliff, only to be rescued by lovely Tien Lam (Anita Mui), who rides a huge (and sorry-looking) crane. The rest of the movie features a battle between warring martial arts ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, magic, gore, bat, turtle, rivalry, adventure, danger, battles, gory, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, elf, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, heroes, danger, battles, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Attack of the Gryphon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a mystical land torn apart by civil war, a warrior princess must team up with a rival warrior prince to hunt down an evil sorcerer who has summoned a giant flying demon which is terrorizing their land.
Style: serious, epic, exciting
Plot: escapades, civil war, good versus evil, imaginary, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, supernatural, danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, vampire ...
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Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
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The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, danger, sword and sorcery, battles, magic, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Magic to Win (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nobody knows that Professor Hong Sum Kwai is actually the Water Magician, one of the five elemental wizards. One day, Hong accidentally loses his magical powers, which are transferred to his student Cheng Meisi. The girl happily uses the superhuman ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, wizards and magicians, supernatural power, attack, college student, magic, flying, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, kung fu, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
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29%
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The Restless (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his beloved fiancée is killed by demons, Yi Gwak (Woo-sung Jung) joins the royal demon-hunting squad and distinguishes himself as a great hero. And though Yi eventually falls in battle, his adventures are just beginning. His spirit is whisked ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, epic, serious ...
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Time: ancient history
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Legend of the Red Reaper (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
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Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, magic, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, knight, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnny Dow struggles to make a living at his small town gas station by charging motorists to see the electric guitar used by his late father a one-hit, rock and roll wonder. Legend has it the guitar was carved in the shape of a dragon's head ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, danger, escapades, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, changing the past or future, legends and myths, time travel, clergy, hopes, escapades, rescue, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Storm Riders (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer's ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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Place: hong kong, asia
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Vikingdom (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Malaysia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A warrior fleeing the violence of his past must take up the sword and risk everything to face a god of incalculable power.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: viking, vikings, norse mythology, conquering, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, supernatural, imaginary, good versus evil, legends and myths, supernatural ability ...
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Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the fifth century, constant civil war scars western China. To escape death, Ti, a young scout, jumps through a crevice in the Zu mountains where he meets and becomes the apprentice of Ting Yin, a spiritual man with great fighting powers. They ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Plot: mountain, ghost, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, adventure, supernatural ability, rescue, tragic hero, clergy, rivalry, daring rescue ...
Time: 5th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, king, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades, supernatural, battles, legends and myths, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Woochi : The Demon Slayer (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Spanning four centuries in Korea, this epic action-adventure concerns a powerful pipe and a trio of wizards who will do anything to protect it.
Style: epic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Journey to the West (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, deadly creature, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, legends and myths, battles, save the day, heroes, daring rescue, danger ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: destiny, ghost, martial arts, imaginary, heroic mission, romance, heroes, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, love affair ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%