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The Showdown (2011)
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The Showdown (2011)
Original name: 혈투
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 11th year of Kwang Hae-gun, Jo-seon soldiers go to war with China after an invasion. In the middle of Manchu, three people who have barely survived are being cornered by the Chinese forces, and begin a bloody battle not with their enemies but with their friends.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, survival, martial arts, military, battles, confined, dishonesty, isolation, rivalry, mexican standoff, medieval, crimes, joseon dynasty, heroes, betrayal, soldier, graphic violence, intrigue, escapades, winter, showdown, bar, standoff
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and stylized films with plots about rivalry, heroes, martial arts, master warrior, medieval, fight and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Showdown: The Lost Bladesman (2011), White Vengeance (2011), Sword of the Assassin (2012), Kill the Shogun (1975), Brothers Five (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on a true historic figure, Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who went to Ayothaya in the 16th century and became a soldier in King Naresuan's army. After the war in Burma it's restless in Ayothaya, because of a mysterious group ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational
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Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: emotional, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, war, rebellion, revolution, military, fight for supremacy, battles, mind game, family relations, state affairs, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: ancient times
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Action-drama set during the 1904 occupation of Korea (by Japan). An incident is sparked when the Japanese force the Korean soldiers to strip off their uniforms. Two of the Korean soldiers refuse and go on a rampage against the Japanese, forcing them ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, military, rivalry, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, confined, adventure, against the odds, battles, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brothers Five (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 5 Kao brothers, separated since childhood, are unaware that the master Teng Lung Manor, Lung Chen-feng has killed their father. All five, however, seek to defeat the vicious gangsters at the Manor.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Guillotines (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ming General Cheng (Wang Dao) and his band of soldiers escape to Taiwan after Ching forces topple the Ming Dynasty. Still fearing the deposed general's deadly potential, however, the Ching prince Ta orders his own band of ruthless mercenaries ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, scenic, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The New One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Legendary Amazons (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, tense ...
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Time: 11th century, middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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