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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
Original name: 狄仁杰之神都龙王
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A prequel to "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, captivating, epic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, martial arts, empress, betrayal, police investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, political intrigue, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, kung fu, sea, monster, giant monster, courtesan, emperor, sailboat, chinese emperor, tea, underwater, poison ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and captivating films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, adventure and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon: The Four (2012), Out Live (2000), Tai Chi Zero (2012), The Last Tycoon (2012), Reign of Assassins (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empress, martial arts, crimes, assassination attempt, state affairs, law enforcement, political intrigue, head of state, murder, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 7th century, ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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100%
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: dragon, empress, magic, poison, temple, tang dynasty, political intrigue, investigation, crimes, throne, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, ancient china
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100%
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The Four (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, investigation, rivalry, supernatural, danger, counterfeiter, murder, undercover, female director, zombie, chinese
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Out Live (2000)
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes of passion, forbidden love, love triangle, redemption, uninhibited rivalry, romance, lovers reunited, state affairs, love affair, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to BROTHERHOOD OF ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, society, martial arts, violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, heroes, master warrior, political intrigue, vengeance, political conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, graphic violence, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, vengeance, escapades, track down, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, mortal combat, betrayal, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Brave Archer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guo Jing and Yang Kang are the sons of two rebels. The rebels are killed by imperial soldiers and the boys are rescued by six pugilists later. The pugilists agree to separate the two boys, tutor them separately in martial arts, and let them meet ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, graphic violence, wooing, parents and children, teachers and students, island, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tai chi, martial arts, battles, mortal combat, master warrior, rivalry, danger, society, village, misfit, superhuman powers, vengeance ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, military, wartime life, leadership, life is a bitch, historical character, danger, deadly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, swordsman, empress, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, battle zone ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Brotherhood of Blades (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the late Ming Dynasty, three close friends who serve as Jinyiwei guards are dispatched to hunt down Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch politician who had been forced to resign from his influential post and exiled from Beijing. The Jinyiwei brothers return ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fall in love, vengeance, heroes, society, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, rivalry, martial arts, friendship, brother brother relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mistress, adventure, heroes, battles, danger, rivalry, desert, escapades, treasure, eunuch, spy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, vengeance, coming of age, adventure, obsessive quest, tough heroes, monk, heroic mission, monastery ...
Time: 7th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
White Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, revolution, military, rebellion, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs, family relations, mind game, fight for supremacy, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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 ...
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, ghost, reincarnation, supernatural, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, magic, demon ...
Time: ancient history
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, manipulations, tragic hero, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Man Called Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, destiny, racism, vengeance, unfulfillment, danger, crimes, heroes, hopes, one man army, escapades, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, usa, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, master warrior, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, heist, adventure, samurai, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, dishonesty, heroic mission, good versus evil, master warrior, deadly, tough heroes, empire, self mutilation, stabbed to death, chinese ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: sexy, captivating, serious, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, martial arts, betrayal, empress, forbidden love, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Hercules (Gordon Scott) sets out to save the city of Troy from a horrible sea monster. Meanwhile, the city is threatened by a different kind of monster--a smarmy politician who will stop at nothing to seize the throne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, battles, hercules, master warrior, escapades, royal family, fall in love, legends and myths, woman in danger, tough heroes, save the princess, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rivalry, conspiracy, strong violent content, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, assassination, betrayal, orchestral, ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shaolin practitioners and brothers Wu and Hung kill the merciless Pai Mei. However, Pai Mei's even more merciless brother White Lotus takes revenge; killing most of the Shaolin disciples, including Wu and Hung's girlfriend, leaving only ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, danger, rivalry, escapades, revenge, shaolin, qing dynasty ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon the town of Tonda, overrun by gangsters. Using one of his favorite techniques, Zatoichi proceeds to win 8 ryo in a rigged gambling game. Of course, the local gangsters attempt to kill him, and the adventure begins. It turns out a ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, martial arts, village, crimes, master warrior, state affairs, escapades, one man army, heroes, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination, political intrigue, assassination attempt, deadly, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%