Movies like The Grandmaster

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The Grandmaster (2013)
 6.6
 28K
The Grandmaster (2013)
Original name: 一代宗師
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, reflective ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fist fighting, kung fu master, starvation, loss of daughter, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch, instructor, opponent, heir heiress, rainy, vengeance, revenge, brutality, drinking, elderly man, emperor, falling off a balcony, new year's eve, wealth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1938 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to The Grandmaster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and exciting films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, kung fu, vengeance, storytelling, culture clash and master warrior mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres. Some movies like The Grandmaster: 2046 (2004), Ip Man (2008), The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010), Shaolin (2011), Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 46K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, train, symbolism, writer's life, haunted by the past, romance, coincidence, old friend, break-up, love of one's life, illegal prostitution, regret ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
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100%
 8.0
 191K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, human spirit, martial arts, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, rivalry, legendary, heroic, tragic hero, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, instructor, training, teacher, master warrior, ambition, young lovers, social differences, fall in love, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1940s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 17K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: serious, epic, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, duel, monastery, political unrest, palaces castles and temples, hopes, rivalry, state affairs, conquering, refugees, emperor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, kung fu master, idealism, racism, culture clash, sect, congress, heroic mission, revolution ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, military life, plague ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 68K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, friendship, patriotism, exile, duel, kung fu, redemption, legends and myths, beggar, tea, restaurant ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: asia, china, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 20K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, folk hero, heroes, society, kung fu, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.1
 37K
Ip Man 3D (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial arts school, fight scenes, mentor, protection, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, gangsters, gangs, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 12K
Ashes of Time (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, unfulfilled love, chases and races, wilderness, crimes, danger, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, bounty hunter, lone wolves ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 580
Fist of Anger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Historical movie set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII. Jackie Chan is one of the good guys but has nothing much more than a supporting role.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, war, good versus evil, japanese occupation, escapades, heroes, military, life is a bitch, war violence, japanese soldier, asian man ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, martial arts, warrior, track down, rivalry, unfulfillment, swords and armor, dagger, government, love and romance, romance, emperor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, kung fu, vengeance, brutality, revenge, tough guy, one man army, brawl, honor, nunchaku ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china, japan, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, training, filmmaking, american dream, rising to stardom, hopes, bruce lee, rivalry, society, hollywood, actor's life, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: hong kong, california, asia, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, contests and competitions, teachers and students, ambition, heroes, rivalry, power relations, instructor, hand to hand combat
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, battles, flaming arrow, casualty of war, strategy, carrier pigeon, master warrior, soldier, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, one man army, school, tragic hero, racism, culture clash, vengeance, adventure, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, forbidden love, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroes, shaolin, kung fu, revenge, kung fu classic
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, kung fu, master warrior, police investigation, deadly, heroes, rivalry, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, theft, love and romance, warrior, sword fight, unfulfilled love, vengeance, swords and armor, female martial artist, sword, comb ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 83K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, contests and competitions, idealism, british, teacher, pride and honor, courage, mentor, labor, master ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 565
Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, rivalry, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, murder, female martial artist, teachers and students, culture clash, ambition, heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, confined, girlfriend, loneliness, flight attendant, pineapple, disguise, drugs/alcohol, isolation, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, mcdonald's restaurant, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, assassination, undercover, resistance, master warrior, assassin, vigilantism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, pre world war two
Place: asia, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 10K
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: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, exile, desert, battle, kidnapping, war, adventure, soldier, enemy, hostility, ambassador ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, soldier, master warrior, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, palaces castles and temples, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword, romance, heroes, adventure, female warrior, warlord, love and romance, redemption, love, power ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 408
My Kingdom (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 19th century, the Prince Regent of the Qing Dynasty orders the mass execution of the entire Meng clan. Before his beheading, the leader vows that his family will avenge this travesty of justice. Awaiting his death, a five-year-old Meng boy ...
Style: serious, sentimental, epic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, rivalry, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, desire for fame, love triangle ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, friendship, romance, alienation, fall in love, gender, friends, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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