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The Divine Weapon (2008)
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The Divine Weapon (2008)
Original name: 신기전
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: During the reign of King Sejong in the 15th century, the Joseon Dynasty was the embodiment of the perfect state. To the Ming China, the aspiring imperial power, Joseon presented an obstacle to territorial expansion. To protect themselves from war, King Sejong develops a secret weapon to defend their territory and take back their land and supremacy.
Style: epic, captivating, tense, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: battles, political unrest, military, soldier, inventions and discoveries, danger, weapon system, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, war, graphic violence, joseon dynasty, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about rivalry, battles, state affairs, military, heroes, soldier and danger mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Divine Weapon: Marco Polo (2007), Patrol Horse (1982), The Fatal Encounter (2014), The Guillotines (2012), Crusaders (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
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Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
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Patrol Horse (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four heroes embark on a secret mission for Dr Sun Yat Sen's Nationalist Guard. Relentlessly pursued by the warriors of notorious Warlord Yue Sai Hoi, they have seven days to reach the Lo Yang Pass with their secret cargo.
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: martial arts, escapades, state affairs, rivalry, soldier, battles, political unrest, heroes, politics, chase, military, ninja ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: asia, china
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85%
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archery, rivalry, hitman, master warrior, danger, assassination attempt, royal court, deadly, political unrest, palaces castles and temples, murder, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia
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77%
The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Haiti, Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, political unrest, danger, assassination, soldier, military, deadly, save the day, strong violent content, crimes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
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74%
1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, epic
Plot: battles, conquering, war, wartime life, state affairs, politics, heroes, military, political unrest, sword fight, royal family, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: village, battles, anti war, adventure, war, village life, military, rescue, chaos, heroes, society, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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70%
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Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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65%
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A series of high-ranking officials are being systematically eliminated by a sleek assassin and his female assistant, and arrogant master swordsman General Choi (Jo Jae-Hyeon) is charged with putting an end to the carnage. During a previous time of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, vigilantism, adventure, danger, deadly, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, redemption, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: korea, asia
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64%
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Atlas (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.
Style: suspenseful, epic, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, adventure, soldier, state affairs, rivalry, superhero, battles, battle zone, woman in danger, legends and myths, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history
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63%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, saga, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, battles, life is a bitch, military, historical character, wartime life, leadership, deadly, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
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62%
Iris: The Movie (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, rivalry, terrorism, assassination, special agents, political conspiracy, danger, adventure, romance, undercover, political corruption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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61%
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The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, rivalry, heroes, escapades, betrayal, soldier, daring rescue, politics, danger, military, adventure ...
Place: asia, malaysia, russia
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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
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Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, vikings, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
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Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
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Plot: imperialism, battles, siege, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, culture clash, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, year 1900, turn of the century
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52%
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
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Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, friendship, infidelity, political unrest, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
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The Assassins (2012)
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Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
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Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, ocean or sea, ocean, heroic mission, danger, soldier, leadership, civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, julius caesar, vengeance ...
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The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, fall in love, battles, adventure, danger, war, world war two, russian, battlefield, heroes ...
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
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Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, communication problem, war, soldier, danger, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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42%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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42%
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
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war, soldier, state affairs, battles, heroic mission, ambition, elderly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
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April 9th (2015)
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Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
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Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, saga ...
Plot: battles, bollywood, fight for supremacy, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, war, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, conquering, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
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