Movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
 7.0
 25K
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 by a Hollywood producer and begins a meteroric rise to fame and an all too short reign as one the most charasmatic action heroes in cinema history.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, surprise ending, psychotronic, factual, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, american dream, filmmaking, training, prodigy, hollywood, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, master warrior, haunted by the past, society, lifestyle, actor's life, cultural icon, rivalry, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, bruce lee, kung fu, chase, violence, culture clash, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1970, 1940s ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, asia, usa, thailand, san francisco ...

Most similar movies to Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and stylized films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, mentor, culture clash, redemption, vengeance and transformation mostly in Drama, Action and Biography genres. Some movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: Bloodsport (1988), Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976), Ip Man (2008), Fearless (2006), The Grandmaster (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, kung fu, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, family relations, rivalry, cultural icon, family life, instructor, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, sport, mixed martial arts, underdog, master warrior, contests and competitions, escapades, heroes, opponent, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A highly fictionalized biography of the famous Bruce Lee, this movie traces his college life, his marriage to Linda Lee, his relationship with his master, and his untimely death.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, family relations, master warrior, prodigy, hollywood, heroes, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 194K
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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, human spirit, courage, fist fighting, self defense, morality, translator, patriotism, reward, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 69K
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, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, master warrior, patriotism, exile, duel, redemption, childhood, kung fu, warrior, bet, loss of daughter ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Grandmaster (2013)
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 ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, loss of daughter, starvation, kung fu master, fist fighting, opponent, instructor, rivalry, heir heiress, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: stylized, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, kung fu, redemption, brutality, revenge, racism, hanging, brawl, tough guy ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 156K
The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, underdog, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, friendship, teenage life, halloween, rivalry, egg, cheerleader, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, idealism, racism, kung fu master, rivalry, master warrior, culture clash, revolution, hopes, heroic mission, righting the wronged ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, racism, school, tragic hero, one man army, rivalry, master warrior, vengeance, culture clash, recruit, heroes, folk hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, husband wife relationship, cambridge university, genius ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 582
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, rivalry, kung fu, human spirit, heroes, ambition, teachers and students, hopes, culture clash, society, against the odds, vigilantism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: korea, china, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 144K
The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, human spirit, underdog, friendship, sport, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, mentor, intergenerational friendship, perseverance, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, michigan, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 29K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, prison fight, tournament, fight, newcomer, drifter, gangsters, prison, crimes, mysterious character, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: overdose, racism, showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, music, love affair, society, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, follow your dream, african american, u.s. navy, respect, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, contests and competitions, power relations, teachers and students, heroes, instructor, ambition, rivalry, hand to hand combat
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, island, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, spy, drug lord, tough heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, master apprentice relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: rough, serious, sincere, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, olympics, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice, odd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 15K
Game of Death (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, betrayal, heroes, tough heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, gangsters, vengeance, crime, ambition, master criminal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boxer joins a martial arts school to increase his skill so he can enter a martial arts competition. he leaves the school when he hears that a local gangster is terrorizing the town. he comes to the aid of a young singer and brings on the ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, society, academy, school, underdog, rivalry, against the odds, tough heroes, human spirit, gangsters, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 12K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, soldier, one man army, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, master warrior, military base, sword fight, kidnapping, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 4K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, assassination, undercover, good versus evil, danger, terrorism, one man army, vengeance, adventure, crimes, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, paris france, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 6K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 21K
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: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, humiliation, rage, duel, acceptance, occupation, society, fist fighting ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: uplifting, humorous, semi serious, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, orphan, friendship, underdog, monastery, coming of age, karate, family, redemption, rebellion, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 33K
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, one on one, tai chi, ambition, rivalry, opponent, heroes, crimes, contests and competitions, once in a lifetime opportunity, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 30K
Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, on the run, fistfight, foreign legion, drug dealer, ambition, bet, rivalry, opponent, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, north africa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, amusement park, karate, changing lives, latinos, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, hopes, life is a bitch, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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