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Yi San (2007)
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Yi San (2007)
Original name: 이산
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 Tuesdays at 21:55. The series was produced by Lee Byeong-Hoon, who also produced award-winning television series Dae Jang Geum. It won "Top Excellence Acting Award" for Lee Seo Jin and "Best Actress" for Han Ji-min at MBC's Acting Awards.
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, political, harsh
Plot: king, prince, joseon dynasty, family relations, palace, palace intrigue, love, obsession, death, romance, romantic relationship, royal family, throne, murder, power struggle, rivalry, execution, sibling rivalry, ruler, royalty

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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 rivalry, royal family, royalty, king, palace intrigue, joseon dynasty and power struggle mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Yi San: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016), Haechi (2019), The Wolf (2020), Tree With Deep Roots (2011), King Sejong the Great (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Place: korea
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Haechi (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
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Story: Set during the Joseon Dynasty period, the series follows three people from different walks of life who came together to help Prince Lee Geum claim the throne and reform the Saheonbu.
Style: political, captivating, disturbing, dorama
Plot: teamwork, king, crown prince, joseon dynasty, friendship, power struggle, royal family, martial arts, family relations, warrior, romance, rivalry ...
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The Wolf (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
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Story: Towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, Zhu Wen usurped the throne and established the Liang Kingdom. A boy from the wild accidentally falls off a cliff while being pursued for saving wolf pups. He is rescued by Zhu Wen who adopts him as a son, and is ...
Style: suspenseful, political, romantic, touching, captivating
Plot: power struggle, prince, human animal relationship, true love, family relations, romance, love, battles, feral child, grownups, romantic relationship, throne ...
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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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Country: South Korea
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Story: This is the story of Su Baek-hyang, born as the elder daughter of King Mu-ryeong but unable to retain her title of princess due to her ambitious younger sister, Sol-hui. Humble and hard-working, she was taught never to want or to desire beyond what ...
Style: political, romantic, harsh, captivating, touching
Plot: ancient korea, princess, royal family, exile, battles, marriage, love, family relations, tragedy, power struggle, ambitious woman, romantic relationship ...
Place: korea
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King Sejong the Great (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "The Great King, Sejong" is a full-scale political drama describing how King Sejong and his loyal retainers cooperate and contrive to make his dynasty a better place. While King Sejong was on the throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, political, serious, stylized
Plot: historical figure, royalty, king, joseon dynasty, faithfulness, palace intrigue, historical character, family relations, royal family, historical event, korean history, prince
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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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. ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, sincere
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Place: korea
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Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
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Story: The road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. Ruyi is a consort who quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the the royal court and move up the ranks. After becoming Empress, Ruyi still must survive the many conspiracies ...
Style: tense, factual, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, empress, heir, rise and fall, death, prince, intrigue, love triangle, betrayal, rivalry, investigation, royal palace ...
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 616 min.
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Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: paris france, france
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
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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
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Time: 18th century
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
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Country: South Korea
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