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20 best movies like The Banquet (2006)

List of the best movies like The Banquet (2006): The Grandmaster, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, An Empress and the Warriors, Curse of the Golden Flower, House of Flying Daggers, Immortal Demon Slayer, The Restless, Queen Margot, The Legend of Suriyothai, Jodhaa Akbar.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
CharactersDragons, Heroes
PlotLove, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge
PlaceChina, Asia
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, By books, Atmospheric

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAction, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Passion, Obsession, Power
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Martial Arts, Fight, Pursuit
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama
CharactersHeroes, Immortals
PlotTravel, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Mythology, Fate
PlaceFantastic worlds, Mountains, China
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

The story tells the story of Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen, who come to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gain friendship, experience love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDemons, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Depressive, Serious

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 away to Joong-cheon, a place between heaven and earth where souls await reincarnation -- and where the final, epic clash between the forces of good and evil will be played out.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
CharactersTeens, Kings, Princesses
PlotLove, War, Religious, Political, Intrigue
PlaceParis, France
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic, Depressive

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Intrigue, Rivalry
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CharactersHeroes, Emperors
PlotPolitical, True love
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Magic, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Epic

Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Depressive, Serious

China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan or rescue and escape.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
PlotRevenge, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects to have a role in his father's fate.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Depressive, Serious

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension—among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife. When the Duke of Buckingham deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersRobots, Dragons, Heroes, Twins, Priests
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

The young monk Taka and his three disciples are captured by a demonic tree. Taka manages to escape thanks to the magic stick of Monkey King and decided to go free his companions. En route, he encounters a strange ally called Meiyan, a girl who is half-human and half monster. As Taka and his new friend set off on a fantastic adventure they will face many hardships and battles and may very well decide the fate of humanity and the entire universe...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea, China
CharactersSamurai, Spy, Dragons, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Passion
PlaceItaly, Deserts, China, Asia, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Explicit scenes

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 charged as spies and sent in exile to a remote desert.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Martial Arts, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts, China
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen, Girlfriends
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySpain, Italy, Portugal, France
CharactersKings, Priests
PlotLove, Obsession, Political, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, Canada
CharactersVampire, Teens, Werewolf, Monsters, Angels
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Atmospheric

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotOn real events, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

The story of two warring generals fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea, China, Singapore
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Intrigue, Seduction, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Dangerous Liaisons is a Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Markimdb: 2.2
Genreaction, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersHeroes, Journalists, Millionaires
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlaceThe White House
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
PlotTravel, Martial Arts, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, For men

Jeetendra Kumar Makwana is employed full-time at a Call Center and works part-time teaching English. He is recruited by an attractive young woman, Pooja, to teach her Hinglish-speaking boss, Bhaiyaji, English. Jeetendra agrees to do so, falls in love with Pooja, and joins forces with her to steal a bag containing 25 Crore Rupees in cash. He will soon find out that Bhaiyaji is a hoodlum and extortionist known to the Police as Lakhan Singh.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotLove triangle, Political, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to make love to his queen because he is in love with his bodyguard, Hong Lim, the king asks the two of them to sleep together instead. This sexual contact formulates a forbidden love between Hong Lim and the Queen.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryPortugal, France
CharactersPriests, Orphans
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Love triangle, Jealousy, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

The tragic story of the many lives of Father Dinis, his dark origins and his pious works, and the different fates of all those who, trapped in a sinister web of love, hate and crime, cross paths with him through years of adventure and misfortune in the convulsed Europe of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountrySpain, Belgium, France
PlotIntrigue, Fate, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gothic, Serious

A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A gorgeous lethal killer, brainwashed by the villain, makes a startling discovery in a mission to eliminate a person she can in no way imagine.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKings, Knights, Heroes, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Love triangle, Betrayal, True love
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, To cry, Atmospheric, Epic

The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. But Lancelot must balance his loyalty to the throne with the rewards of true love.