Movies like The Swordsman

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The Swordsman (2020)
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The Swordsman (2020)
Original name: 검객
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being blinded in a coup against the king, Joseon’s greatest swordsman (Jang Hyuk) goes into hiding, far removed from his city’s anguish. But when traffickers kidnap his daughter, he has no choice but to unsheathe his sword once more.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: sword fight, joseon dynasty, violence, slave, blindness, fight, warrior, empire, power struggle, fight for supremacy, life, battles, emperor, dynasty, daughter, showdown, qing dynasty, knife fight, mountain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, tense and serious films with plots about sword fight, battles, fight, rivalry, warrior, danger and heroes mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Swordsman: Blades of Blood (2010), Kingdom (2019), Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020), Medieval (2021), The Slave Hunters (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, rivalry, danger, escapades, dishonesty, vengeance, adventure, assassination attempt, politics, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful encounter with young King Eisei. King Eisei aims to unify all of China.
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting
Plot: sword fight, battles, king, battle, best friends, coup d'etat, power struggle, heir heiress, hitman, convention, help, pursuit ...
Place: china
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: warrior, muslim, military, sword fight, battles, army, hindu, emperor, conqueror, fort, death, conquering ...
Time: 17th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Medieval (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: heroic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: commander, czech history, european history, warrior, danger, deadly, religion, violence, folk hero, heroes, escapades, church ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, battleship, heroic mission, naval battle, human spirit, against the odds, heroes, samurai, military, war, hopes, japanese navy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Rampant (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon, vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung returns to the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: joseon dynasty, prince, crown, zombie, palace intrigue, rivalry, martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, danger, warrior, duel ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dry Blade (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1873, Emperor Meiji abolished the rights of the samurai in favor of a modern, westernized military. With intentions to launch a bloody crusade against the government, warrior Endo Tadaoki (Henry Lee) gathers his remaining men to prepare for one ...
Style: captivating
Plot: samurai, fight, sword fight, power struggle, adventure, battles, revenge, search, ninja, knife, temple, katana ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
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Kingdom of Conquerors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 1200s, a man arose whose ruthlessness was so feared, he emerged as the greatest empire builder ever known to mankind. Inspired by true historical events.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: conquering, heroes, danger, rivalry, sword fight, genghis khan, martial arts, kung fu, violence
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Empire of Lust (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: joseon dynasty, mistress, japanese history, revenge, sex scene, rescue from drowning, suicide attempt, love and romance, general, political intrigue, danger, protector ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Warrior Baek Dong Soo (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Warrior Baek Dong-soo is a 2011 South Korean fusion historical/action television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Yoo Seung-ho, Yoon So-yi, Shin Hyun-bin, Choi Min-soo and Jun Kwang-ryul. It aired on SBS from July 4 to October 10, 2011 on Mondays and ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: martial arts, training, conflict, conflict between friends, showdown, battles, master warrior, power struggle, warrior, friends, fight for supremacy, ninja warrior ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, giant, revolution, politics, chinese history, danger, patriotism, hopes, empress, occupation, political unrest, idealism ...
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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting
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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
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, vikings, pilgrimage, viking, penance, relic, male objectification, warrior, religion, knight, heroic mission, journey ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, prophet, sultan, conquering, rise to the top, siege, attack, sword fight, political intrigue, politics, military, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, constantinople, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: Japan
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Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Ghost (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: December 30, 1941. Vyazma ('Vyazemsky cauldron') is a small detachment of Soviet soldiers, by fatal coincidence, in an unequal battle with a special unit of the Wehrmacht. However, none of them think about giving up. Each of them was ready ...
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The Viking War (2019)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, danger, fight, struggle for survival, battles, culture clash, showdown, violence, storytelling, adventure, society, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Last Knights (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Greece
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A savage warrior escapes slavery and hunted by his former masters, begins a perilous journey back to his homeland and his wife.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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God of War (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu enlists the help of a sharp young general, they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent ...
Style: exciting, captivating
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Time: 16th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Memories Of The Sword (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.
Style: emotional, colourful, captivating, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: revenge, female ninja, love story, fight, martial arts, kung fu, romance, disguise, love, showdown, master warrior, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face in combat not only the pursuing retainers but his own ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, one man army, martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, lone wolves, deadly, heroes, dishonesty, protecting from truth, buried truth, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, sword fight, geisha, revenge, duel, samurai, japanese woman, exploitation, female martial artist, female protagonist, parent child relationship, ninja ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noreno, a half-Roman, is entrusted with the mission of crossing the snowy mountains of Armenia, swarming with Parthian patrols, to seek help for his slowly dying men.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, suspense, epic ...
Plot: mission, epic battle, murder, warrior, rivalry, combat, adventure, sword fight, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, battles, leadership ...
Time: 1st century
Place: armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rising Hawk (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Mongol Empire had grown to the largest the world had ever known. It's armies now laid siege to much of Eastern Europe. A small village fights for freedom in the frontier landscape of the Carpathian Mountains.
Style: stylized, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mongol, battles, danger, betrayal, army, heroes, sword fight, escapades, death, leadership, rage, equestrian ...
Time: 13th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, battles, shaolin, kung fu, palaces castles and temples, failed attempt, tough heroes, vengeance, mortal combat, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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