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Fist of Anger (1973)
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Fist of Anger (1973)
Original name: 顶天立地
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, world war two, heroes, war, military, life is a bitch, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, japanese occupation of china, kung fu, army, violence, tough guy, warrior, soldier, battles, hand to hand combat, chinese, martial artist, asian, brawl, occupation, master warrior, kung fu master ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and rough films with plots about heroes, rivalry, martial arts, kung fu, violence, master warrior and battles mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Fist of Anger: Born to Defense (1986), Dynamite Fighters (1987), Hapkido (1972), New Fists of Fury (1976), Red Cliff (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Born to Defense (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, martial arts, master warrior, prostitute, heroes, battles, kickboxer, forbidden love, homecoming, military life, soldier ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dynamite Fighters (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michelle Yeoh stars in this rousing action adventure in the tradition of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Michelle is a daredevil airplane pilot/spy who fights against the occupying Japanese forces in World War II China. Her latest, toughest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, world war two, heroes, danger, war, political unrest, wartime life, cons and scams, heroic mission, military, adventurer, battles ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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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: stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, kung fu, crimes, society, hopes, teachers and students, vigilantism, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.4
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 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, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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100%
 7.5
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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, fight scenes, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shao Lin men (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A survivor of an attack on a rebel group opposing the Manchu invasion of China creates the Goose Fist fighting technique and tries for revenge on a traitor.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, school, legends and myths, vengeance, wooing, working undercover, track down, culture clash, vigilantism, tough heroes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Eagle Dragon Fist (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dishonored student of the Dragon Fist Sect seeks revenge for the death of his teacher.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, martial arts, violence spree, antidote, village, vengeance, graphic violence, danger, rivalry, chinese, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, epic, serious ...
Plot: conquering, military, battles, siege, heroes, leadership, against the odds, heroic mission, war, intrigue, rivalry, ruler ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dragon Lee Vs. The 5 Brothers (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dragon Lee takes on five warriors who were sent by the emperor to discover who's behind the rebels plotting his downfall.
Plot: martial arts, roundhouse kick, duel, martial artist, violence, stylized violence, kung fu classic, mixed martial arts, brawl, hand to hand combat, hapkido, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, master warrior, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, escapades, rivalry, heroes, kung fu classic, kung fu, shaolin ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 563
Patrol Horse (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four heroes embark on a secret mission for Dr Sun Yat Sen's Nationalist Guard. Relentlessly pursued by the warriors of notorious Warlord Yue Sai Hoi, they have seven days to reach the Lo Yang Pass with their secret cargo.
Style: realistic, serious, tense
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Time: 20th century, 1910s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young Bruce Lee (Ho Tsung-Tao AKA Bruce Li) has studied the philosophy and art of kung fu since boyhood, but his girlfriend says that he lives in a world of his own and all he thinks of is fighting. She begs him to change his ways, yet after a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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