You Are Here : drama.net > Genres by Popularity > history
Genres Drama, Romance, History, Action, Historical, Melodrama
Genres Drama, History
The Face Reader (2013)
Alternative Titles :Physiognomy, The Face Reader, 관상 Cast : Lee Jung Jae, Jo Jung Suk, Song Kang-ho, Baek Yoon-sik
Description : Set during the seizure of the throne by Sejo of Joseon in the year 1455, the movie follows the life of Nae-Kyung. Nae-Kyung (Song Kang-Ho) hails from a ruined noble family. He travels around Joseon and studies physiognomy. He is able to asses a person's personality, mental state, habits and, consequently, their future, by just studying their face. He lives in seclusion with his son Jin-Hyeong (Lee Jong-Suk) and brother-in-law Paeng-Hun (Cho Jung-Seok). Nae-Kyung hopes to one day become a public officer, even though it is virtually impossible due to his family's failed background.
Genres Drama, Romance, History, Period Drama
Alternative Titles : 하녀들, Hanyeodeul, House Maids, Servants Cast : Jung Yoo Mi, Oh Ji Ho, Kim Dong Wook, Jung Shi Ah
Description : Set during the Joseon Period. Kook In Yeob is the only child in a noble family. She is famous for her beauty and stylish appearance. Due to an incident, her status falls to the lower class. As she struggles through her misfortune, she becomes stronger. Servant Moo Myeong is the most attractive servant in Hanyang, but he is also a mysterious man who hides his real identity and pretends to be a servant.
Genres History, Biography, Action
Ip Man 2
Description : Continuation of the first set drama, after World War II left the Foshan Master Yip went to Hong Kong opened more experienced, it was hit by a powerful rival in the "freemason." Two martial art martial fight before, from the beginning of the rivalry, and later to fight against the British colonial government, the story of a hero heroic pity, not only martial arts Diocesan Ip, the weak and aid the dumping, and to do master style and Hui-now tolerance.
Alternative Titles : 信長協奏曲, Nobunaga Kontseruto Cast : Kou Shibasaki, Osamu Mukai, Takayuki Yamada, Shun Oguri
Description : Saburo (Shun Oguri) is a high school student good in sports, but not very good with his studies. One day, Saburo travels back in time and arrives in the Sengoku period of 1549. There, Saburo meets Nobunaga Oda who looks and sounds just like Saburo. Nobunaga Oda is the son of a warlord and magistrate of the lower Owari Province. Nobunaga Oda though is physically weak and he asks Saburo to take his place. Then, Saburo as Nobunaga Oda attempts to unify the country of Japan.
Genres Drama, Romance, History
The Palace (2013)
Alternative Titles :The Palace, 宫锁沉香, Gong Suo Chen Xiang, Gong Suo Xin Yu Cast : Dongyu Zhou, Xiao Chen, Zixiao Zhu, Liying Zhao, Yi Lu
Description : The Palace is a movie version of Gong (宫) but focusing on Chen Xiang and the 13th prince. It is once again a love based story and Yang Mi & Feng Shao Feng will also take part. During Kangxi's reign in the Qing Dynasty, Chen Xiang enters the palace and meets the maid Liu Li who is the same age as her. The two girls become fast friends. Liu Li desires to achieve something in life, and she wants to encounter the prince to become the future queen. Even if it means she has to betray and frame Chen Xiang. Yet as chance would have it, Chen Xiang falls in love with the 13th Prince and after many twists and turns, the two lovers can finally find their happiness together.
Genres Romance, History, Suspense, Crime, Melodrama
Description : Shin Young Joo is a female detective, a section chief with charisma, although she spends most of her time with petty criminals. She has to pay the debt of her family and often speaks harshly, but inside she has a golden heart. Lee Dong Joon is a righteous elite judge, brilliant in mind, but with a warm heart and he always has a friendly ear for those who are weak. Both work together to solve a case of corruption, involving the greatest law firm of the nation, Taebak, which turns out to be one of the biggest scandals ever.
Genres Drama, History
Description : Tokyo was once a tiny fishing village called Edo. The city owes its rapid expansion to the fact that, in 1603, Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu wanted to found the country's capital at a place that was as far away as possible from the imperial seat in Kyoto. Edo soon grew to become a magnificent city. Anyone passing beneath the Great Gate of the new capital entered a glamorous world of pleasure and recreation. In Yoshiwara, the door-to-door bordellos covered an area easily equivalent to nine football pitches. Nevertheless, the quarter could not be compared to red-light districts of today's cities. The pastimes on offer in Yoshiwara were meant exclusively for wealthy visitors, who were often members of the best families in the land. The brothels were more like salons, presided over by courtesans. Indeed, these salons had considerable influence on the arts, fashions and other cultural proclivities of what is known as the "Edo" period. The women who worked at such places were expected to be as well-versed in music, dance and parlour games, as in the art of flower arranging. A courtesan in Edo could not be bought, rather, she wanted to be won over, and therefore expected a certain amount of attention, sensitivity and generosity from the man who conquered her. Edo's ordinary inhabitants eyed everything that went on in Yoshiwara with a mixtrure of envy and distrust. SAKURAN tells the story of one woman living in the lustrous world of Yoshiwara who was determined to stand on her own two feet and live life as she pleased.
Genres Drama, History
Crazy for Palace
Description : Liu Li travel from Qing Dynasty to the modern story. Can be said that the continuation of the story of the movie and supplements. The audience can see the story after Chen Xiang and 13th prince , and Liu Li travel from Qing Dynasty to modern but the drama also recalls the way through, the movie does not explain some of the characters to be a supplement, such as Min Princess's story, another example Liu Li and affection between Nine prince etc to help viewers of the film have a more comprehensive understanding.
Genres Drama, History, Biography
Description : Based on the life of legendary Chinese social philosopher Confucius (551-479 BCE). In the age of warring Chinese states, during which countless wars were waged to unify kingdoms, the King of Lu gets help from highly influential philosopher Confucius to regain his power. Confucius uses his intelligence and charisma to save the state of Lu from inner conflict and perpetual war. However, the political powerhouses of the state start to feel threatened by the philosopher, fearing that they may lose their control over the puppet king. Confucius goes willingly into exile, wandering from state to state without losing his ideals for peace and harmony.
Genres Drama, History, Martial Arts
Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru
Alternative Titles :鼠、江戸を疾る Cast : Takizawa Hideaki, Katase Nana, Kutsuna Shiori, Hamada Mari, Takashima Masahiro, Kyomoto Taiga
Description : Under the rule of Shogun Ienari, the samurais and the townspeople are all discontented and grumbling about their lot in life. Amidst all these, there lives a man by the name of Jirokichi, popularly known as Nezumi Kozo. Jirokichi runs a bar with the help of his sister, Kosode. Unbeknownst to everyone, Jirokichi and Kosode are always helping the victimised weak and poor from being bullied by the evil rich. NHK
Genres Drama, History, Action
Bodyguards and Assassins
Alternative Titles : 十月围城, Shi Yue Wei Cheng Cast : Fan Bing Bing, Nicholas Tse, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Yun Zhou
Description : In 1905, Sun Wen intends to come to Hong Kong (then a British colony) to discuss his plans for revolution with fellow Tongmenghui members to overthrow the corrupt and crumbling Qing Dynasty. Empress Dowager Cixi sends a group of assassins, led by Yan Xiaoguo, to kill Sun. Revolutionary Chen Shaobai arrives in Hong Kong a few days before Sun's arrival, to meet Li Yutang, a businessman who provides financial aid for the revolutionaries. As Sun Wen's arrival day draws near, trouble begins brewing in Hong Kong as Chen Shaobai's acquaintances are murdered and Chen himself is kidnapped by the assassins during a raid. Li Yutang decides to officially declare his support for the revolutionaries after the newspaper agency is closed by the British authorities, who do not interfere in China's political situation. Li rallies a group of men, including rickshaw pullers, hawkers and a beggar, to serve as bodyguards for Sun Wen when he arrives. Li's son Li Chongguang is chosen to act as a decoy for Sun Wen to divert the assassins away while Sun attends the meeting and leaves Hong Kong safely.
Genres History, Action
Genres Drama, History
Description : For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When Tu’an Gu learns of the baby’s escape he seizes every infant in the city, vowing to kill them all unless the Zhao baby is surrendered. As the tyrant’s soldiers arrive at Cheng Ying’s home the frantic doctor hides his wife with their own baby whilst surrendering the Zhao child as his own. But his family is discovered; his baby is presumed to be the Zhao heir and murdered along with his wife for harboring the infant. Now set on revenge Cheng Ying enrolls the Zhao orphan into the service of the Tu’an Gu household, plotting to use him as an instrument of vengeance when he comes of age.
Genres Drama, History
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Description : The award-winning story of Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni follows a bride named Suzu Urano as she moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture. Suzu perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination. Keisuke Koide plays Shūsaku Hōjō, a naval officer who proposed to Suzu after one childhood meeting. - Mainichi Shimbun?s Mantan Web
Genres History, Historical
Alternative Titles :軍師官兵衛 Cast : Uchida Yuki, Eguchi Yosuke, Nakatani Miki, Takenaka Naoto, Okada Junichi, Ryu Raita, Wakayama Kirato, Shibata Kyohei , Shiomi Sansei
Description : July 1590, Odawara. Toyotomi Hideyoshi's army had surrounded the Odawara Castle for over 3 months, hoping to conquer this last obstacle to his dream of the country's unification. Standing at the gate of the castle, a lone man facing the menacing guards shouted out: "Do not throw your lives away. Treasure living!". Not long after, the castle gates opened and the reigning lord surrendered. The name of that man is Kuroda Kanbee. An excellent military strategist, he worked hand-in-hand with Hideyoshi to unify the country. Kanbee's family had fled to Harima, and were relatively poor. As the protege of Kodera Masamoto, Kanbee was very much trusted and relied upon by his lord liege. Kanbee became the head of the Kuroda clan at 22 years of age. Masamoto was aging and he very much wanted someone to take over his responsibilities, and thus he decided to marry off his much-loved daughter, Teru, to Kanbee. They were blessed with a son, but since many years had passed and yet Teru couldn't seem to conceive a second child, Kanbee decided to adopt the young children of his vassals as his proteges who were known as "Kuroda's warriors". When Kanbee turned 30, a revolutionary young lord was slowly laying siege to all the various shogunates, aiming for a unified Japan. Harima became the place where the clash between Oda and Mori Terumoto was set. Kanbee was very attracted to Oda's unification plans, and had gone to Gifu Castle to meet up with him. There, he became acquainted with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and soon became Hideyoshi's right-hand man, marking the birth of Gunshi Kanbee.
Yi San (2007)
Alternative Titles :이산 (李祘), Yi San, 이산 - 정조대왕 (李祘 - 正祖大王), Yi San - King Jeong Jo, Lee San, Wind of the Palace Cast : Lee Seo Jin, Park Ji Bin, Han Ji Min, Lee Han Na, Park Eun Hye, Lee Jong Soo, Kwon Oh Min
Description : This drama details the life of King Jeongjo, Joseon's 22nd monarch, who is remembered in Korean history as one of Korea’s greatest kings, one who loved the people and reigned for the commoner.
Genres Drama, History, Period Drama
Beauty At War
Alternative Titles :War and Beauty 2 Cast : Sheren Tang, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong, Ada Choi, Eddie Kwan
Description : In order to air her grievances towards her elder sister Lady YUE YUET (Sheren Tang), Lady SUN YUEN-SAU (Christine Ng) spreads rumors of YUE YUET in the palace. The ambitious nursing mother SEUNG-LING (Ada Choi) tries to collect evidence against the rumors in exchange for money from others. She naturally becomes a trusted follower and a close friend of Lady YUE very soon. Meanwhile, the arrival of famous actors KO LAU-FEI (Moses Chan) and WAN TSAU-YIN (Kwan Lai Kit) captures the heart of every woman in the palace including the lonely YUEN-SAU. YUE YUET tries to stop YUEN-SAU from committing adultery by playing tricks but this put her into an intricate polygonal relationship with SEUNG-LING and LAU-FEI accidentally. YUEN-SAU tries to fight back by getting help from the fortune-teller TUNG KAT-HOI (Wong Tak Bun). Others think that KAT-HOI is a crazy guy but they never realize that the palace is origin of all the craziness…
Genres Comedy, History, Adventure
Legend Of The Swordsman
Alternative Titles : Legend Of The Swordsman 2010, Dao Ke Wai Zhuan Cast : Shi Xiao Long, He Jie, Law Kar Ying, Leung Kar Yan
Description : a village is often troubled by a group of bandits on horseback, and the villagers send the teacher Fan Jian (Law Kar Ying) to the city to hire swordsmen to protect the village, but unfortunately, due to insufficient funds, he gets snubbed everywhere, failing to hire any professional swordsman. By chance, he runs into a braggart Beggar Su (Shi Xiao Long), who somehow becomes Fan Jian's lifeline by a twist of fate. Beside the braggart are two other unreliable blademasters who are hired as well...
Genres History, Action, Martial Arts
Once Upon a Time In China 3
Description : The Qing Dynasty is experiencing turmoil in its later years as foreigners start to take over and ruin the Manchu sovereignty. To restore China's pride and show foreigners the might of Chinese martial arts, the Empress Dowager and Governor Lee Hung Cheung decide to stage a national Lion King Competition. All lion dancers and martial artists from around the nation are invited to attend and participate in the competition and win the title of "Lion King". Wong Fei Hung, his romantic interest "13th Aunt" Siu-qun and his disciple Leung Foon arrive in Peking to visit Wong's father Wong Kei-Ying at the Cantonese Association. At the train station, they meet a Russian diplomat named Tomanovsky, who knew Siu Kwan while they were studying in Britain. He starts to vie for her attention and annoys Wong, who is disgusted by the Western custom of kissing a woman's hand. When the trio arrive at the Association, they discover that Wong Kei Ying had been attacked by a wealthy rival martial artist named Chiu Tin Bak and his lackey Club Foot. Luckily, Wong only suffered minor injuries from the attack. Wong decides to give his blessings to his son and Siu-qun as they develop closer relationships.
Popularity by Genre
- Hong-Kong Drama Movies
- Hong-Kong Drama
- Chinese Drama Movies
- Chinese Drama
- Taiwanese Drama Movies
- Taiwanese Drama
- Japanese Drama Movies
- Japanese Drama
- Korean Drama Movies
- Korean Drama
- Martial Arts
- Period Drama
- Science Fiction