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The Grandmaster (2013)
 6.6
 32K
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, lyrical, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, contests and competitions, instructor, heir heiress, rivalry, opponent, kung fu, fist fighting, vengeance, starvation, master warrior, loss of daughter, rain, life is a bitch, graphic violence, rainy, wartime life, orchestral, fistfight, fight, destiny, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Grandmaster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and realistic films with plots about martial arts, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance and fight mostly in Action, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Grandmaster: Ip Man (2008), The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010), 2046 (2004), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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, tense, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, courage, bravery, fistfight, invasion, sino japanese war, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, training, teacher, ambition, social differences, love and romance, society, rivalry, heroic, talented, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 51K
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: psychological, futuristic, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, old friend, coincidence, symbolism, writer's life, romance, road not taken, introspection, understanding, mysterious place, lifestyle, changing the past or future ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, swords and armor, monastery ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, instructor, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 50K
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: kung fu, fight scenes, martial arts school, martial arts, gang, mentor, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, gangs, parents and children, love and romance, protection ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 98K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, pride and honor, martial artist, warrior, contests and competitions, courage, hopes, heroes, fistfight, translator ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949, 1950s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 73K
Fearless (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
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: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, exile, martial arts tournament, hopes, patriotism, redemption, childhood, warrior, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, japan, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, tough guy, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: stylized, epic, enigmatic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, fight, racism, idealism ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 19K
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, stylized, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monk, shaolin, martial artist, shaolin monk, martial arts, wu shu, shaolin kung fu, state affairs, monastery, conquering, dictatorship, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, stylized, emotional, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, warlord, rivalry, martial arts, forbidden love, danger, love and romance, military, master warrior, heroes, war, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 22K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, rage, duel, occupation, uninhibited rivalry, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, master warrior, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, rising to stardom, prodigy, follow your dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 13K
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, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, danger, love and romance, bounty hunter, blind character, torment, unfulfilled love, wilderness, lone wolves, rivalry, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fighter in the Wind (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An account of karate competitor Choi Yeung-Eui who went to Japan after World War II to become a fighter pilot but found a very different path instead. He changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama and went across the country, defeating martial artists one ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atrocity, martial arts, world war two, heroes, fight for supremacy, love and romance, fall in love, contests and competitions, ambition, liberation, fight, japanese occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: japan, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
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: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, warrior, swords and armor, martial arts, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, resistance, mission, tragic event ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, 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 ⇓
37%
Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: based on true events, exciting, factual, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: kung fu, bruce lee, martial arts, destiny, athlete's life, fight scenes, heroes, kung fu fighting, jeet kune do, martial artist, asian, kung fu master ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 637
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: realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, world war two, heroes, military, rivalry, escapades, life is a bitch, good versus evil, war, japanese occupation, rifle, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
 7.4
 44K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 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, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Style: stylized, serious, harsh, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, culture clash, battles, heroes, master warrior, heroic mission, warrior, sword fight, fistfight, showdown ...
Place: china, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, master warrior, soldier, heroes, kung fu, one against many, kung fu master, buddha, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 77K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, rivalry, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, ambition, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ip Man’s promising career as a Policeman is ruined after he is framed for murder and targeted by a mob boss’s daughter.
Style: brutal, visually appealing, entertaining, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, battles, kung fu, martial arts, foreigner, loss of friend, revenge, idealism, world war two, society, ambition, kamikaze ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 164
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, battles, academy, death wish, gory, forceful separation, graphic violence, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs, vengeance, one man army, danger, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%