Movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
 7.0
 30K
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, psychotronic, exciting, touching, stylized, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, bruce lee, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, prodigy, rising to stardom, human spirit, follow your dream, haunted by the past, against the odds, actor's life, cultural icon, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, culture clash, father son relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of father ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, usa, asia, san francisco, thailand ...

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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, fistfight, kung fu, master warrior, martial artist and mentor mostly in Drama, Action and Biography genres. Some movies like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: Ip Man (2008), Birth of the Dragon (2016), Fearless (2006), Bloodsport (1988), Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976). 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, heroic, captivating, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, courage, wing chun, sino japanese war, bravery, invasion, fistfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, factual, suspense ...
Plot: kung fu, kung fu master, bruce lee, destiny, fight scenes, heroes, athlete's life, martial arts, martial artist, kung fu fighting, jeet kune do, asian ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: bruce lee, kung fu, martial arts, tough guy, actor's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, ambition, cultural icon, lifestyle, society, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 74K
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 ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 80K
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, tournament, master warrior, underdog, heroes, sport, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, couples, family relations, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, kung fu, heir heiress, opponent, instructor, rivalry, contests and competitions, fist fighting, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, rivalry, instructor, heroes, teachers and students, power relations, graphic violence, contests and competitions, hand to hand combat, fistfight ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: 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 ⇓
31%
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: rough, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, adventure, crimes, rivalry, martial arts training, martial artist, jeet kune do, movie star ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, heroes, artists and showbiz, showbiz, black belt, martial arts, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, fighting movie, contests and competitions, spy, master apprentice relationship, martial arts tournament ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 23K
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 ⇓
29%
 6.8
 773
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 ⇓
28%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, master warrior, martial artist, kung fu, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, dalmatian, fight, samurai ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial artist, martial arts, taekwondo, sport, underdog, culture clash, rivalry, power relations, self discovery, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 100K
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, martial artist, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, courage, fistfight, heroes, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: uplifting, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: racism, against the odds, rebellion, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, social relations, youth, leadership, life is a bitch, discrimination, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: exciting, heroic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, training, teacher, ambition, social differences, rivalry, love and romance, society, talented, fall in love, instructor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: based on true events, uplifting, atmospheric, inspirational, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, master warrior, wing chun, human spirit, fighting movie, warrior, philosophy, hand to hand combat, mentor, immigrants, martial arts, martial arts school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: china, san francisco, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 37K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, tai chi, one on one, martial arts tournament, contests and competitions, graphic violence, mortal combat, ambition, heroes, crimes, opponent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, beijing china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 74K
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: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, love and romance, couple relations, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, united states, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.6
 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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, street fighter, fight, fighting movie, athlete and trainer, rivalry, kickboxer, streetfighting, urban ghetto, martial artist, urban ghetto life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 5K
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, terrorism, undercover, good versus evil, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, adventure, one man army, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, against the odds, cambridge university, disability, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, love, fall in love, adaptation, human spirit, religion versus science ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 112K
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, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, u.s. navy, racism, african american, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, racial segregation, soldier, against the odds, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 52K
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, twists and turns, entertaining, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, fight scenes, martial arts school, wing chun, martial arts, gang, mentor, mentor protege relationship, culture clash, parents and children, love and romance, protection ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
No Retreat, No Surrender (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young Jason Stillwell (Kurt McKinney) moves with his parents to Seattle, where local bullies harass them without mercy. Jason's father Tom (Tim Baker) does not believe in violence, so the family takes it on the chin. One day Jason enrolls in a ...
Style: serious, surprise ending, exciting, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts training, karate, martial arts, ghost, kickboxing, training, rivalry, fighting style, fighting movie, vengeance, showdown, jeet kune do ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, usa, russia, california, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 7K
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: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%