Movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
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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: uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, psychotronic, exciting, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, bruce lee, filmmaking, actor's life, culture clash, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, american dream, prodigy, rising to stardom, human spirit, follow your dream, haunted by the past, racism, rivalry, cultural icon, against the odds, uninhibited rivalry, demon, prejudice, life & death, hollywood ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1973 ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles, san francisco, china, california, usa, asia ...

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Most similar movies to Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and stylized films with plots about heroes, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, fight, fistfight and martial artist mostly in Drama, Action and Biography genres. Some movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: Ip Man (2008), Birth of the Dragon (2016), Enter the Dragon (1973), Bloodsport (1988), Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: heroic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, human spirit, wing chun, warrior, courage, bravery, martial artist, sino japanese war, fight, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1937
Place: china, ancient china, tokyo, japan, hong kong ...
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100%
The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, bruce lee, martial arts, tough guy, ambition, actor's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, lifestyle, rivalry, society, cultural icon ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: hong kong, china, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, suspense, inspirational, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, fight, kung fu, kung fu master, martial artist, kung fu fighting, jeet kune do, destiny, fight scenes, athlete's life, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin, master warrior, martial arts tournament, lone hero, revenge, island, fight, tough heroes, shaolin monk, one against many ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 85K
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: inspirational, exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, tournament, martial arts tournament, kung fu, revenge, underdog, rivalry, sport, fight, airport, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, prodigy, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: asia, hong kong, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, kung fu master, fight, vengeance, heroes, opponent, instructor, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, china, hong kong, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, fight, chinese, human spirit, martial arts school, philosophy, warrior, duel, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, china, hong kong, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, ambition, rivalry, heroes, teachers and students, instructor, medieval, kung fu, graphic violence, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, revenge, murder, kung fu classic, brutality, vengeance, redemption, crimes, tragic hero, fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, tough heroes, righting the wronged, adventure, crimes, rivalry, asian man, martial artist, chinese, martial arts training ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 24K
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: intense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, fight, vengeance, sword fight, violence, brutality, visceral, kung fu master, master warrior, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, actor's life, heroes, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, kung fu, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, enigmatic, sexy, melancholic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, martial artist, kung fu master, master warrior, fight, dalmatian, samurai, heroes, hopes, folk hero, tai chi ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, hong kong, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 105K
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: exciting, heroic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, wing chun, fight, martial artist, pride and honor, contests and competitions, warrior, courage, poverty, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, tokyo, japan, china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: heroic, exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, wing chun, master warrior, kung fu, teacher, training, ambition, social differences, fall in love, talented, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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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: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kung fu classic, chinese, fight, female martial artist, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, murder, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1930s
Place: korea, china, hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Best of the Best (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: inspirational, emotional, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, martial artist, taekwondo, sport, culture clash, underdog, vengeance, redemption, fight, violence, kung fu ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, seoul, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, leadership, society, social relations, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 55K
Ip Man 3 (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, stylized, entertaining, scenic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, wing chun, fight scenes, martial arts school, fight, gang, mentor, culture clash, cancer, mythology, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, epic, stylized, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, female martial artist, warrior, kung fu, fight, martial artist, tough girl, female warrior, romance, qing dynasty ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 17th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 39K
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: meditative, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, kung fu, fight, kick-butt women, revenge, police corruption, betrayal, brutality, justice, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 6K
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: suspense, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, betrayal, brutality, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, fighting crime, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.8
 76K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: suspense, tricky, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: hollywood, obsession, director, showbiz, filmmaking, husband wife relationship, manipulation, secrets, investigation, talented, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: year 1959, 1940s, year 1944, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 117K
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: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, african american, human spirit, u.s. navy, military, navy, courage, racial discrimination, racial segregation, determination, prejudice, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
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, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: genius, disability, love, prodigy, against the odds, cambridge university, handicapped, fall in love, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, physical disability, physicist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 33K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, suspense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: street fighter, streetfighting, fight, boxing, martial arts, kickboxing, athlete and trainer, kickboxer, underground fighting, brutality, hip hop, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 187K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, light, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, kung fu, master warrior, fight, sword fight, heroes, adventure, love and romance, romance, sword, medieval ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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, absurd, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, culture clash, samurai, kung fu master, master warrior, battles, heroes, heroic mission, assassination, fistfight, sword fight ...
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%